Category Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Sometimes I forget about my slow cooker. It sits in all it’s glory and shiny redness in a cabinet under my counter, and when I’m working in my kitchen on a daily basis and wondering what to cook for the day or week I typically completely neglect good ole Crock Pot. That’s really a shame. […]

Sumac Crusted Sockeye Filets

There’s something about being from the Pacific Northwest and eating salmon. It’s hard to put my finger on the relationship exactly, but it’s a special thing. Maybe it’s because most families from the NW have at least a few memories of setting out on icy cold rivers in the spring, braving the constant, sideways rain […]

Chicken Legs with Preserved Lemons

Growing up, we didn’t eat many chicken legs in my house. We had chicken frequently, but rarely bone-in, skin-on chicken legs. Maybe that was due to the ‘low fat’ obsession that seemed to kick into mainstream popular food culture in the 1990s, but it’s possible that my parents just held something against the delectable, greasy, […]

Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew

A few months back a very good friend/Auntie of mine, Dr. Betsy Brown (I also refer to her as Dr. Brown the Pickle Queen, and I’m sure eventually I’ll blog plenty about the source of that title), returned from a trip to Seattle with an Ethiopian spice blend she had picked up while there. Aside […]

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