Posts tagged as whole30

Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Apple Salsa

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 5, 2010 at 6:42pm

Apple season has arrived! And while I consider pork in season all year long, it’s hard to find a more classic September pairing than pork roast with apples. This pretty version, with a raw apple salsa spooned over grilled pork tenderloin, bridges summer-into-fall nicely. See if you can keep yourself from eating the salsa straight…

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Ratatouille with a Poached Egg

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:35pm

With eggplants of every size and shape at the markets, as well as more than a few chilly evenings under our belts, I’ve been dreaming of a hearty, chunky ratatouille. But like most adults and children alike, I’ve also wanted to try the Ratatouille movie version of ratatouille, with paper thin slices of eggplant, peppers,…

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Eggplant Caviar

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 8, 2010 at 1:28pm

My family is more than a little obsessed with the eggplant spread – or melitzanosalata – at It’s Greek to Me. The creamy eggplant is perfectly balanced with lemon, garlic, fresh herbs, and salt. Nathan and I could sit down with just that, and a mountain of pillowy, hot-off-the-griddle pita bread, and stuff ourselves like…

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One of my Favorite Summer Dishes: Saute of Tomatoes and Okra with Bacon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:51am

Since I’m about as northern as they come (I’ve spent my whole life in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota), I never knew how much I like fresh okra.  But oh do I like it, it’s become one of my very favorite vegetables, especially in this simple, pretty saute.  There’s nothing slimy about this dish –…

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Farmer’s Market Potato Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:18pm

This salad – Potato Salad with Morels, Asparagus & Basil Vinaigrette – hails from the fantastic blog, Gluten-Free Girl and The Chef. Potatoes with morels, a killer combination, right? (Anything with morels…) I noticed right away that the recipe is wonderfully adaptable to whatever is in season, so when I spotted the first batch of…

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado, Egg, Greens, & Mustard Vinaigrette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 28, 2010 at 7:07pm

As I’ve complained before, it’s hard to find good salmon in Minnesota. I know, we’re in the middle of the country, about as far from any ocean as you can get in North America. It’s an unimportant problem. My not-terribly-local solution is that I buy wild salmon filets online from VitalChoice, the king salmon to…

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Seriously Good Grilled Lemon Shrimp

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 13, 2010 at 8:07pm

My previous solution to improve less-than-stellar shrimp was to fry them into crispy, golden submission.  I still stand by that completely delicious method (who doesn’t like fried shrimp?), but I now offer a lighter, less messy – grilled!  – option as well.  And it is good, like seriously good.  Here’s the skinny. This is yet…

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Part I: Braised Crispy Pork with Caramelized Onion Gravy

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 27, 2010 at 9:15am

It might be warming up outside, but I’m still in comfort-food mode, all the way. Apparently so are our friends Rishia & Andrew Zimmern, because when we decided to have dinner together last night, Andrew’s mind was on braised pork with gravy and an endive gratin (more on the gratin later). Thank goodness, since as…

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Caldo Verde (at least my soup is green)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 13, 2009 at 3:43pm

I’m back with another soup and more kale! Portuguese Caldo Verde (green soup), thick with smoky sausage, kale, and potatoes, oh so good. I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe (a Cook’s Illustrated gem) before – it’s one of my faves, a true meal-in-a-pot.             Two suggestions. First, to quickly…

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