It all started with a craving. A pulled pork sandwich kind of craving. I don’t know where it came from, but I know that I suddenly needed one. Have you ever made pulled pork at home though? Not only does it take forever, but it also requires one of the largest cuts of meat there is: pork shoulder. I neither had the time, nor the appetite to cook a whole shoulder. So what could I do? Pulled pork is typically made from the shoulder because of its high fat content. When cooked at a low temperature for an extended period of time, the fat slowly melts and the meat strands fall apart. Could I get this result with another cut? Continue reading “Passion Project: Shredded Pork Tenderloin over Rice and Greens”
Passion Project: Introduction and Homemade Chicken Stock!
I should probably preface this post by making it clear once and for all that I really love meat! Surprising, I know, considering that only 5 recipes, out of the 90+ I have up on my blog, feature meat. Breaking news, I’m not a vegetarian by choice! Anyone who knows me is well aware that I can’t say no to a juicy piece of steak, a fork-tender leg of lamb, or a perfectly roasted chicken. Continue reading “Passion Project: Introduction and Homemade Chicken Stock!”
It’s official. I have a new vegetable crush, and a really big one for that matters. One as big as the vegetable in question: rutabagas! You know, these massive, round turnip look-alikes? Though my obsession only started last week end, I already bought rutabagas twice over that single week. I’m not kidding, this (see photo) is a serious matter. Continue reading “Rutabaga Latkes”
Brussel Sprouts, Green Onions and Prosciutto Spaghetti
School is back in session since Wednesday and I’m still trying to enjoy my last days of freedom before all of my assignments start to kick in. Since “enjoying my time” most certainly means cooking to me, I’ve been trying to make new recipes in my brand new kitchen everyday. It’s been so fun to experiment with new ingredients and come up with new flavor combinations. Like this one for example!
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