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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Did you use a veg. peeler or mandoline? I have both.

about 14 hours ago
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Your favorite recipes using chevre / goat cheese

Would love a recipe if you have a good one :)

about 16 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Nice.

about 18 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Yum!

about 18 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Smoothies are definitely the way to go! I'm not big on homemade kefir plain. Unlike the store-bought stuff, the homeamde is a bit more pungent and yeasty tasting, no matter how fresh or lightly fermented. In my experience, anyway.

about 18 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Eh, we went out for Thai instead, so this is WFD tonight.

about 18 hours ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Tonight's plan is mahi mahi brushed with saved yuzu kosho marinade and broiled, buttered snow peas, and roasted cauliflower with togarashi and sesame oil. I have a big bag of baby carrots that are looking dry, so I may glaze them with mustard-brown-sugar butter (to get it out of my fridge) and soy sauce as an additional side.

2 days ago
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

haha. wow.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

yes, please. that all looks perfect. welcome home.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

yay! thanks for sharing your win.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Shockingly could only find pollock tonight...meh. Serviceable enough, but not the right flavor/texture.

The Maseca cornbread was a bit weird. Won't do that again. I think the lime treatment gives it kind of an odd flavor. My DH thought it tasted almost moldy.

The cole slaw was good at least. I made a honey-mustard variation with toasted pecans, raisins, and diced celery.

Gin and homemade gingers for dessert.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

I have a bunch, too, although I'm not totally sure how to mail them without killing them. Happy to share if weezie wants to 'splain...

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Yikes. Hope you have good luck getting that under control. By the way, here's a recipe that you might like to check out http://www.culturedfoodlife.com/kefir...

Apr 16, 2014
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Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

But processed foods engineered from GMOs to be as addictive as possible...those are "bad" if there is a bad. Or at least the intentions behind them and their impact are.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

My plan tonight is blackened catfish (Martha's recipe, with a bit of cornmeal for crunch), creamy cole slaw, bacon-braised green beans (probably doctored up from a can), and cornbread made with Maseca and cornmeal.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

It was good. Short ribs were definitely the way to go, because beef has a hard time holding up to that cook time without a lot of fat and connective tissue to keep it moist.

If I were to do it again, I would reserve a bit of fresh kimchi to add at the end. The long cooking dulled the flavors just a tad--I added a splash of soy sauce and black vinegar to our bowls.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Could you share the link to the meatballs recipe?

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

poor you. feel better! soup really is good for recovery.

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

oooh...and rice wine. gotta have rice wine ;)

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

I volunteer tonight, so dinner is of the slow-cooker variety. I'm making kimchi jiggae with some meaty, well-marbled boneless beef short ribs that hopefully will hold up to the long cook time. Chunks of those are layered with good local kimchi (No. 1 Sons), sauted onions, garlic, and shallot, and a mix of low-sodium chicken broth, gochujang, ground red chili, soy sauce, black pepper, and sesame oil.

DH has promised to turn off the crock the moment he walks in the door. When I get home, I'll defat and stir in some cubed tofu, zucchini, and sliced mushrooms. Maybe fresh rice noodles from TJ on the side, although last time they quickly turned overcooked and too sticky to eat.

Loosely followed these recipes for the Korean stew:

http://mykoreankitchen.com/2014/02/23/slow-cooker-kimchi-stew-with-beef/

http://www.closetcooking.com/2007/08/pork-and-kimchi-stew-kimchi-jjigae.html

http://koreanfood.about.com/od/soupsa...

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

delicioso!

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

dang...

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

It makes a huge mess, that's for sure!

Apr 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Thanks! The salad turned out delicious. I'm glad to be back in the kitchen. Things just don't feel right otherwise.

Apr 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Thanks for the reminder---I've been meaning to make that dish.

Apr 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

I'm very excited to be going grocery shopping today after no time for anything except work, work, and more work. Dinner will very likely be grilled chicken breast (which I'll marinate beforehand in a mix of clementine juice, smoked paprika, olive oil, and seasoning) over a salad of butter lettuce, Belgian endive, toasted almonds, chevre, clementine segments, chives, and roasted garlic-shallot sherry vinaigrette. Basically this dish, deconstructed and topped with grilled chicken: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ed...

Side still TBD. Grilled asparagus drizzled with good olive oil and sprinkled with crunchy salt, methinks.

Apr 14, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Some mandoline-d persian cucumber went into the slaw, too. it was tasty...going on the repeat list. dried cherries or cranberries would be a nice addition.

Apr 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Yum. I love that dish. Buttertart gave a great tip about blistering the beans by roasting in the oven at very high heat instead of woking. Less smoke.

Apr 13, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

First homecooked meal in a while. Capellini with marinara topped with grilled spicy chicken Italian sausages and grated Parm. As a side we had a slaw of fennel, Belgian endive, clementines, walnuts, scallion, a touch of shaved aged gouda, and citrus-mustard dressing. Ribiera in our glasses.

P.s. Great mobile fixes on Android by the CH web team!

Apr 12, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - April 2014

Grated Parm. Regg. on top---with butter and s&p?

Apr 06, 2014
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