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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It’s All Greek To Me, A Review and a Giveaway

Since we don’t have cable I will admit that I had never heard of Debbie Matenopoulos until I cracked open a review copy of her new cookbook, It’s All Greek To Me. Debbie will no doubt be familiar to those of you who know her from shows like The View, and her book is lavishly […]

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Paleo Rosemary Foccacia recipe (grain free)

Rosemary Foccacia (grain free and nut free)

I’ve been working on this recipe for a while, with a number of batches that either stuck to the pan, crumbled too much, or ended up a little too brown around the edges.  I finally hit a formula that works really well as a bread-like substance to serve with soupy curries and sauces.  Note that […]

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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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Thai Iced Tea Pops

Have you ever had Thai Iced Tea in a restaurant?  I generally avoid sweet teas at all cost, but there is something about that multi-toned, creamy-sweet tea drink that I love.  The restaurant version is typically made with sweetened condensed milk and is pretty loaded with sugar, so it is more like a dessert than […]

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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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