Current category: 'Curries/Stews.'
Nov 28, 2012
Sure, I could have just called this “Leftover Turkey Curry,” but where’s the fun in that?!
In my search for worthwhile things to do with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, I found this recipe on Feed52, then messed with it to make it even tastier and paleo approved. Kind of like Country Captain Chicken, this dish combines curry, raisins, and poultry to make a meal that’s comforting and...
Oct 18, 2012
I want to introduce you guys to my pal Hilah. Say hi!
Hilah and her partner Chris are the beauty, brains, brawn, and badassery — I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s who — behind the internet cooking show Hilah Cooking. I have to admit, I’m always a little envious when Hilah shares a new episode because she’s not hamstrung by the rules of paleo, and her food always looks...
Mar 14, 2012
Tomorrow, I’m doing a cooking demo at PaleoFX along with from Michelle and Kim from Caveman Cuisine. I chose Coconut-Almond Green Beans to share because this side dish is not only luscious and velvety, it’s ready in under half an hour, so it works equally well on weeknights and weekends — and if you add cooked chicken, pork, or shrimp to it when the beans are tender, it becomes a one-skillet...
May 24, 2011
Ever since I discovered rogan josh a few years ago – and stopped confusing the spice blend with actor Seth Rogan and singer Josh Groban – I’ve been held hostage by my need for rogan josh. Originally devoted to Penzeys, I had a recent flirtation with the Savory Spice Shop… and both blends are definitely worth the 2-hour simmer time.
But last week, when I pulled 3 lbs. of lamb cubes out of...
Oct 30, 2010
I recently re-read the Elizabeth Kostova’s book The Historian. I am freaked out by how much I LOVE THIS BOOK. It’s an old-fashioned, can’t-turn-the-pages-fast-enough swashbuckler told through letters, diary entries, postcards, and reminiscences. It combines history, romance, adventure, and an abiding love of books – and there are secrets among secrets among secrets. Deliciously...
Jul 13, 2010
Whenever I mention the Indian dish rogan josh to my friend Stacey, I accidentally call it Josh Rogan, and she says, “Who? What?” because she knows it’s really called rogan josh.
Yesterday, we realized I was reversing the names because of Seth Rogen – and then Stacey was confusing him with Josh Groban.
They’re nothing alike. See for yourself.
Feb 2, 2010
This recipe is from a new cookbook How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking by Michael Psilakis. The foreword of the book compliments the author by saying, “you won’t find a recipe for the old familiar Greek salad” in its pages.
I’m a HUGE fan of the old familiar Greek salad: tomatoes, feta, olive oil, oregano, lemon juice, olives. What’s not to like?! But since...
Dec 17, 2009
Here in Austin, the weather is not very holiday-ish. It’s cold and raining and so gray as to be what I like to call gloomyGus. (That’s how I see it in my head. One word; intercap.)
The bone-chilling damp makes me wish that I would walk in the house and find a warm fire with a bowl of steaming stew on a small table next to a squishy chair… like when poor Jane Eyre finally arrives at...
Sep 8, 2009
Dave and I, after much painful trial and error, have declared Sundays “socializing-free zones,” which means that except for major occasions – like a friend’s recent wedding – we don’t make plans with other humans on Sundays. It’s our day to sleep late, do laundry, cook for the week, taunt the cat about being a skinny-ass Zombie beast, read books, take a nap, sit in the...
Jul 30, 2009
As y’all can probably tell from my devotion to cumin, I love earthy, warm, spicy-sweet piles of food. I found a recipe for coconut curry at Simply Recipes and adapted it for my glamorous and glitzy dino-chow lifestyle. And now I’m sharing it with you, ’cause I like you.
Full disclosure: I totally cheat in the kitchen. I usually have cooked chicken, ground beef, and pork chops ready-to-go...
Feb 22, 2009
In sixth-grade English, our class read a story about a Native American tribe in the Southwest. I’ve forgotten all but one fascinating detail of that story: the family ate meat cooked with chocolate. Thanks to my dad’s rule that we must at least try everything once, I ate a lot of weird stuff as a kid — raw lamb in kibbeh, chicken livers, capers — but this was something I simply...