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90 minute Kalua Pork

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Dinner, pork | 1 comment

90 minute Kalua Pork

Tender, fatty, fall apart pork shoulder is one of life’s true treasures. (Am I being dramatic?) The general rule with meat cuts is: the tougher the muscle, the more dynamic the flavor. A filet mignon is tender, sure, but is it interesting? No, not really. It’s the muscles that actually get used by the animal that have the most flavor. But the tenderness needs to be coaxed out. Traditionally, this is done with low, slow cooking. But what about those of us who are impatient? (me!) What if we don’t plan ahead and want dinner TODAY? (also me!) Well. There’s a solution for...

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Pork “Larb” with Sesame Cucumber Salad

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Appetizers, Dinner, pork, potluck | 0 comments

Pork “Larb” with Sesame Cucumber Salad

  The other day, I had a recipe fail that turned into a delicious dinner. I love when that happens. The attempted recipe was for potstickers, the wrappers for which I was trying to make with Ottos Naturals cassava flour. I’ve found that cassava flour works great as a 1:1 sub in so many recipes, so I had expectations of a one try recipe success. Sometimes I’m overly-confident / hopeful about these things. I bet with a few more trials, I’d get it right. But after three or four, I decided to call it a day and cook up the remaining potsticker filling for dinner that night....

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The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: Cocoa Chili Pork Shoulder

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in 21DSD, Dinner, pork | 4 comments

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: Cocoa Chili Pork Shoulder

The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine is available for preorder! To celebrate the release of my very first cookbook, I will be sharing a recipe from it every week, so you get a sneak peek of what’s to come! And if you’re already excited, you can, of course preorder it HERE. What can you expect from The Zenbelly Cookbook, you ask? Good question! Here are the things I’m most excited about: How To’s: The beginning pages of The Zenbelly Cookbook are chock full of tips and techniques, complete with step by step photos to go with them....

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Grilled Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck | 14 comments

Grilled Pork Chops with Stone Fruit Slaw

Once in a while, I attempt to make pork chops without some kind of fruit concoction to go with them. It’s possible, I’ve done it. It’s fine. But I’m never quite as satisfied as when I have that classic combination of pork chops and fruit. Of course apple sauce is the most classic example, and one of my favorites. It is my go-to during the late fall and winter months, when apples and pears are where it’s at. But I’m 100% anti-apple in the summer. I know, it sounds harsh, but hear me out: First of all, they’re a fall crop. Those apples you see in...

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Ginger Scallion Pork Meatballs (Guest Post at Paleo Parents)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in 21DSD, Appetizers, Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck, Whole 30 | 11 comments

Ginger Scallion Pork Meatballs (Guest Post at Paleo Parents)

If meatballs wore hats, these would wear many. This is one of those recipes that you can pull out at the last minute and whip up for lunch, dinner, a snack, or as hors d’oeuvres. My favorite kind of recipe is one that has big flavor with just a few ingredients. Bonus for minimal time spent. Double bonus for versatility. This recipe gets check marks for all of the above! Are you still picturing a meatball wearing a fedora? In all seriousness though, these have made an appearance at many parties that I’ve catered, and they’re always a hit. They are the perfect small bite....

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Char Siu Style Spare Ribs

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Appetizers, Dinner, Paleo, pork, potluck | 17 comments

Char Siu Style Spare Ribs

I’m not sure how it happened, but we are surrounded by pork. We haven’t been buying any beef from Fallon Hills at the Sunday Farmers Market, because we’re still whittling away at the 1/8 of a cow we have in our extra freezer. So this past Sunday we got pork shoulder, spare ribs, and a lamb sirloin that is long gone by now. And yesterday, the most wonderous thing happened: My Good Eggs order arrived. If you live in the Bay Area (and soon: Brooklyn!) you must check this out. I won’t list everything available here because 1. There are too many things and 2. I really want...

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