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Shrimp Egg Foo Young

I hope you all really enjoy egg recipes, because the girls have all started laying and we are awash in the lovely little orbs.  Going out to the nest boxes each morning is pretty thrilling, and while I am sure that thrill will pass we are sure having fun with it right now.   Check out […]

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Baked Sesame Chicken (grain free)

I have been craving deep-fried, Chinese take out for several days, so I made this baked version of Sesame Chicken to kill the craving–it worked.  While I love my popular recipe for Sesame Eggplant, I wanted something that didn’t require standing over a splattering skillet to pan fry, so I came up with this easy, […]

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Slow Cooker Curried Tomato Soup

Fall doesn’t officially start until the end of the month, but our garden is already making the transition.  The cucumbers stopped producing after a cold snap last week, and the tomatoes are soon going to be good only for green tomato chutney.  Last week I cleared some beds and planted garlic, kale, and shallots to […]

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Easy Duck Carnitas Recipe with Quick Pickled Onions

Easy Duck Carnitas, Plus a Giveaway

If you crave the meltingly-tender meat with crispy edges that you get with classic pork carnitas, you are going to love this easy recipe for duck carnitas.  This is my one-pot method that braises the meat until it is falling apart and then crisps up the skin and edges to give you some crunchy texture.  […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Duck and Fresh Cherries

You may have noticed that I love to stuff things into mushrooms, and my rationale for this is simple.  One, I love mushrooms.  Two, mushrooms provide an easy base for grain-free, gluten-free, and lower-carb ways to have a handy little appetizer.  Finally, appetizers are the new main dish, at least in my world.  For this […]

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Fresh Herb Soup

Every summer my tarragon plant gets quickly out of control, growing to at least four feet tall and taking over a good third of our large herb bed.  I do a lot of things to try to keep it in check–pesto, tarragon salt, tarragon chicken, etc.–but sooner or later it has to be somewhat aggressively […]

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