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Phil Ritchie
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Carnitas Tacos
In honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow - I'll share these dynamite carnitas tacos. The pork is equally juicy and crispy and has a subtile "can't quite put your finger on it" note from the braising ingredients. This recipe foregoes the traditional method of maki...

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Creamy Classic Tomato Soup
I found this nice recipe for a shrimp curry soup that called for some prepared tomato soup, so I decided to make some soup before making a different soup. I know. Regardless, this turned out really good so I thought I'd just post it separately as to not be ...

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Santa Maria-Style Pinto Beans
Versions of these beans are usually an accompaniment to Santa Maria Tri-Tip (which I've made several times before but have yet to take pictures of - someday!). This particular recipe leaves out the tomato element which is popular (almost standard, really) i...

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Steak and Asparagus with Mushroom Truffle Oil Sauce
I literally just made this and have to document it based on how good it was. This won't be a normal post since I didn't take any pictures but I'll try to hammer out a recipe real quick. Steak and Asparagus with Mushroom Truffle Oil Sauce Steak: 1 to 1.5 lbs...

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Parisian Gnocchi with Pea Pesto
I've made gnocchi a bunch of times. There are basically two different kinds that I do. Potato and the French style using pâte à choux . The potato gnocchi are more common in that you can buy them at the store and those are, admittedly, not terrible. Albeit ...

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Shrimp and Grits
Ok, full disclosure, This is really Shrimp and Polenta  not real grits. I just think yellow cornmeal tastes better than grits. Gasp! I know. But you can make this recipe with grits just the same. Now that's out of the way, we can get on with the recipe.  Th...

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Enchiladas Especiales Tacuba Style
This is a really cool recipe. It uses spinach and poblano chiles to make a creamy green sauce for some enchiladas. It's easy to throw together if you have some leftover chicken or just use a rotisserie from the store. That's what I did! Enchiladas Especiale...

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Cauliflower Soup With Bacon
This is a great and easy soup to make for those chilly evenings. Bacon, cauliflower and scallions are perfect for each other in this dish. There will be no leftovers. Cauliflower Soup With Bacon (from Serious Eats, here ) 10 oz bacon, cut into 1/2-inch piec...

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Thai Chicken Meatballs with Red Coconut Curry, Baby Bok Choy & Shirataki Noodles
I got a free week of Blue Apron meals last week and while they provide all the ingredients you need to make the meals, I thought anyone could make this particular recipe, so I decided to document it. I make red curries all the time, sometimes with rice as t...

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Preparing Shirataki Noodles the Right Way
Ok, so maybe you're like me and you have an obsession with noodles. Like you cook pasta three times a week. Then let's say you are trying to cut carbs from your diet. Then what? You turn to the only things you can, zucchini and shirataki. To quote wikipedia...
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