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  1. Pork Stir Fry with Green Beans and Peanuts

    Fri 16 November 2018 | tags: Pork |

    Here's another pork and green beans recipe. It has the same base ingredients but a very different taste. My other recipe is super strong and spicy; this one is mild but still complex. This one is adapted from a recipe in Epicurious, to be less honey-sweet and have some more …

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  2. Roast chicken thighs with pan sauce

    Sun 16 September 2018 | tags: Chicken |

    This is adapted from a Cooks Illustrated recipe for Quick Stovetop Roast Chicken (November/December 2008), to be not so quick -- because long and slow roasted chicken is way better. Active cooking time remains the same but total cooking time goes up by about an hour.


    • 6 bone in …
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  3. Roast sweet potatoes

    • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
    • 6 whole garlic cloves
    • 1 tb melted butter
    • 1 tb olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
    • 1/2 cup chicken broth

    Preheat oven 475 degrees.

    Cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch rounds.

    Toss everything together.

    Spread potato rounds in metal baking …

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  4. Not Hamburger Helper

    I grew up on food like Hamburger Helper (yes, that boxed mix that you mix with ground beef and water). I think that this recipe from Simply Recipes was inspired by the same thing. I've adapted this recipe here.

    Serves 4.

    • 3/4 lb. ground beef
    • 1 medium onion, diced …
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  5. Grilled ahi steaks with cilantro pesto

    Another old printout of an old recipe my husband wanted to keep. This one is from Mark Bittman.

    • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
    • 2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • Juice of 1/2 lime
    • Ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 tuna steak …
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  6. One skillet chicken and stuffing

    Sat 10 September 2016 | tags: chicken |

    This recipe is adapted from Cooks Country.


    • One whole chicken (~4 pounds)
    • 6 tb butter
    • 2 tb minced fresh sage
    • 2 tb minced fresh thyme
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 3 ribs celery, chopped
    • 5-6 cups cheap Italian bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
    • 1/3 …
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  7. Moqueca

    Most recipes for moqueca I've seen are heavier, with a coconut milk base. This one is lighter and makes a nice summer dish because you don't have to stand in front of a hot stove.

    Serves 3-4


    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil …
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  8. Green bean and pork curry

    This is based on a recipe from a pan Asian cookbook by Madhur Jaffrey. It's a Thai recipe she calls "Moo pad prik sai tua fak yao." I always like to look up variations of recipes but googling that phrase returns only Jaffrey's recipe. There must be another translated phrase …

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  9. Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry

    This is a shrimp stir fry based on a recipe from a Cooks Illustrated cookbook. It uses a lot of the same ingredients in my Kung Pao style stir fry recipe but the sauce is quite different. For the bean paste, I usually use whatever bean paste I have on …

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