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Pablove Across America

Pablove In the LA Times

So Honored to have cooked for Pablove Across America http://www.pablove.org/:

Feeding Jeff Castelaz and crew as they bicycled across the nation, Oct. 8 – Nov. 21

(photo by chad contreras, thanks chad!)

On the way from St. Augustine, Florida to California the gentleman riders ate about 4,000 calories a day.  They ate (more or less) 80% carbs, and mainly wheat free.  This worked [...]

Zucchini-Pea-Basil

A mash, thick soup with parmesan on top, or baby food

adapted from Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers’ Italian Easy.

Saute in a pot:

1 small chopped onion and about 4 chopped zucchini for a few minutes in olive oil – just until the onion is translucent and the zucchini is somewhat softened.  Add 2 cups of green [...]

Chickpea-Edamamus

A dip or spread for crackers or veggies – recipe snagged from the Los Angeles Times -

Food process 2 c. edamame (peeled defrosted), 2 c. chickpeas (drained rinsed), 1 c. cooked squeezed dry spinach, 3 T. chopped shallot, ½ lemon’s juice, 2 T. tahini, 1-2 t. kosher salt, 1 T. gr. Ginger, and with processor running, add [...]

Roasted Cauliflower

Break clean cauliflower (or romanesco) into bite sizes, then toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Spread pieces on a sheet tray lined with paper and roast, 425′ for 15 minutes.  Turn each pieces over, and roast for another 15 minutes.  Top with grated parmesan.

sweet things

 

 

 

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Poem as recipe (which is also dinner)

Making Brisket is as simple as it is DEEEE-LI-CIOUS.

Buy the meat

(some people marinate the meat in herbs, fresh garlic, and chilies first.)

I just

Brown the (salted) outside of the meat in a hot-as-possible pan, then

Set the meat (fat side up) in deep-enough roasting pan.

Brown some cleaned vegetables in the trail left by the meat’s browning.

Let them [...]

grappa truffles

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1 lb. chocolate

8 oz. cream

Pinch of salt

3 T. (1 ½ oz.) grappa

1-2 oz. invert sugar – (honey or, glucose syrup)

Chop the chocolate and hold in a bowl off to the side.

You just have to get the best, most badass [...]

turkey dressing and gravy

‘dressing’ or ’stuffing,’ for holidays

12-14 slices of toast, run them under the faucet or dip in a bowl of water to wet them, then leave them in a colander while you prep the rest -

8 potatoes, mashed and seasoned to taste with butter and salt, chopped celery and chopped onion

Poultry Seasoning (to taste as well).

Squeeze [...]

oven fried chicken

(from Cook’s Illustrated)

 If you use chicken with bones in, ( apparently well regarded among fried chicken connoisseurs), so we’re talking, “split bone-in chicken breasts, 10 to 12 ounces each, skin removed, and rib bones trimmed with kitchen shears” – it should amount to:

only 215 calories, 9 g. fat (4g. saturated) – compared to 552 calories [...]

zaletti, espresso granita, tofu meatballs

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