Posts Tagged "low carb"

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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21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 21: DAY TWENTY-ONE!!!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in 21 DSD Daily Eats | 0 comments

Today is the last day of our 21 day sugar detox, and we wrapped it up a bit early for the sake of celebrating Hanukkah and Simon’s dad’s birthday. It just felt right. I couldn’t wait any longer for latkes. And wine. And brownies. I didn’t go overboard, don’t worry. Here’s what we had tonight: chicken liver pâté with rosemary crackers cucumber cups with smoked salmon, capers, and creme fraîche* bread & butter zucchini pickles (from the farmers market) classic latkes with apple sauce and sour cream sweet potato & chive latkes lemon & herb...

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21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 20: A special guest post from Simon

Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in 21 DSD Daily Eats | 2 comments

Dear Sugar, It’s hard for me to say this, but we are done! At least for another day. It’s not me it’s you. I know we’ve been together for a long time and have had a lot of great fun together. Like that time I went to Santa Cruz beach boardwalk and you were waiting for me in the form of a Churo. Your crisp sweetness tempted me like Cindy Crawford to a 13 year old boy. Am I dating myself? Whatever she’s still hot! To be honest I’ve met someone else…Splenda. Just kidding, just making sure you all are paying attention. I ‘d sooner wax Robin...

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21 Day Sugar Detox, Days 16 & 17: I’m back. I wasn’t hiding in the guest room eating Snickers bars.

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in 21 DSD Daily Eats | 0 comments

Day 16 HEADACHE. More stuff happened, good stuff. But the headache was the reason for no blogging. Here’s what happened: Alarm went off way before I was ready to get up (boo). Not enough sleep (blerg). Coffee (yay!). Drive (meh). Meeting (good!). Tea (Yum!). Grocery shopping (Meh). Home (yay!). Breakfast (woo-hoo!). But look how freaking cute she is. The headache started off as a not-enough-sleep headache, more of a brain fog than a true headache. It reminded me a lot of how I used to feel almost all the time; lethargic, brain fog, achy neck, general blah. I don’t feel this way...

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21 Day Sugar Detox, Day 14: There is ONE situation in which a lack of duck fat is a good thing.

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in 21 DSD Daily Eats | 2 comments

I almost just made latkes. And ate them. We were trying to figure out something to have with our leftover spicy tomato soup with chicken and lime, and nothing was jumping out at us. I said screw it, walked into the kitchen and was fully prepared to set up the food processor accordingly. In the 5 steps it took me to walk from the bedroom to the kitchen, I had completely justified just how okay it was to make latkes while doing a sugar detox. They’ll obviously still be gluten-free. It’s Hanukkah. I’m Jewish. We’ve completely ignored Hanukkah this weekend, and suddenly,...

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