Category: Recipe

Sous-Vide Low-Carb Pulled Pork

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re at a barbeque or some other get together when some holier-than-though-vegan* starts telling you about this vegetarian hot dog or burger or something you’ve got to try – “it tastes just like a real burger”. Bullshit. It never tastes like a meat burger. Usually when someone tries to make a veggie burger taste…

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Mediterranean Basil Chicken

Here’s a Slow Carb diet friendly dish that I really like. It’s a combination of a couple of dishes we’ve tried. It should be rich. If it isn’t, use more cream, a higher fat cream, or more fat when cooking the chicken. I started writing this recipe as if the reader has no idea how to cook, because this is…

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Grilled Spiced Cauliflower

I really have nothing to add to this recipe. It’s summer, and that means fresh veggies and barbeques.  This recipe combines both beautifully.  

Succession Tasting

Saturday, after our glorious cheat dinner we had a rather simple dessert. Have you heard of something called succession tasting? I hadn’t. This came from Tim Ferriss’  book The Four Hour Chef. Normally this would be done with mango, but I didn’t have any mango, I just had cantaloupe, so I used that. Slice up the melon into large bite…

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Gorgonzola Pasta

After two weeks of half-assing the Slow Carb diet, last week was my first full on week. So I was truly looking forward to yesterday as my first true cheat-day. Dinner was Gorgonzola Pasta as follows (and for those keeping track at home, both Cynthia and I woke up weighing less the day after this than the morning before –…

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Backpacker’s food – Lunch

Imagine this: It’s midday, the weather is glorious and you’re out in the middle of nowhere with a couple of close friends and a pack of happy dogs. You’re on a hiking trip and life is good. It’s time for a rest and some lunch. You could setup the little stove and boil up something, but you’re warm enough that…

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Backpacker’s food – Oatmeal

Instagram and Tumblr are full of awesome inspirational camping/trekking hipster photos; so many awesome images of mountains, lakes, fields, manly men in beards and flannel, and adventurous women standing triumphant in their backpacks overlooking  some wondrous sunset. It’s easy to forget that amping is actually hard work. While I spent much of yesterday morning in utter awe of how much better…

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Backpacker’s food – Gnocchi

You want to go backpacking but you don’t want to spend a fortune on some fancy freeze dried feast from MEC or REI; welcome to the club. Here’s what we had last night while out in the farthest reaches of nowhere*: Basil & Oregano Gnocchi (Potato Dumplings) One pound of dry gnocchi 1 TBSP dried basil 1 TBSP dried oregano…

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Crumpets; the mid-afternoon-snack of English aristocrats and the world’s deadliest thirteen year old. Due in no small part to the subliminal advertising efforts of the crumpet-lobby we picked up a pack of crumpets recently. Man, they were tasty. The following week I was sent on a pre-breakfast grocery run to get eggs. I was this close to coming home with another package of crumpets. The…

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