I tend to buy scallions (green onions, as I know them) and cilantro a lot. I usually chop them up and toss them in most food I’m stir-frying around in my wok or in a simple bowl of instant ramen. They’re cheap and plentiful, but unfortunately they go bad quickly.
Garlic confit is my secret ingredient, my special sauce, one of my all-time favorite tricks to give any vegetable a makeover. It’s a play on an old technique (preserving meat in its own fat) and a venerable French dish (duck confit). You can use the same fancy term to cook and preserve garlic in essentially the same way. Except, here, olive oil is the fat of choice. The technique produces meltingly tender and sweet cloves, along with a by-product of fragrant and delicious oil. It’s magic.
Father’s day is today and how do we usually celebrate it? By making him man the grill, of course. I’m sure the gift he’ll enjoy most isn’t the ugly ties but the gift of silence and a drink, so make him (or anyone) a nice Michelada while sweating away at the grill.
Vegetables by themselves are glorious. Steamed, roasted, grilled – when you find your vegetable match, it can be a beautiful thing. But sometimes, you need to step things up a little – you know, get a little more creative with what you’ve got. And sometimes, being creative is as simple as treating your vegetables like you treat your meat. Whether you’re trying to add more vegetables to your diet, or are just bored and want some ideas, here are five fun ways to treat your veggies like meat.
Do you want to save money when you shop for groceries, clothes, everyday items, and things for around the house? Sure, we all do. The smartphone app ibotta has saved me money and it’s really simple to use. I’ve been using it for months and I don’t go grocery shopping without checking the app first.
I wouldn’t say that I saved these basil stems from the trash heap or compost pile, but I’ll say that I gave them new life. Continue Reading
Potatoes weren’t around too much growing up in a Chinese household. We were rice-based. We only had potatoes during Thanksgiving and Christmas and they were mashed. My mom would take the opportunity to grab a few cooked potatoes before they got smashed and use them for potato salad. My recipe is roughly hers’ give or take a few things.
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This was a pleasant surprise. I wanted to try out making carnitas but didn’t want to commit to buying a huge piece of pork shoulder and a lot of lard and spending tons of time. I think the worst feeling when cooking something that takes that much commitment for the first time is when it doesn’t come out right and you gotta eat all of it. Since this recipe is on a smaller scale, it’s a nice little test before you take the plunge.