Archive for January, 2009

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Pork Roast with Prunes, Rosemary & Wine

Pork Roast with Prunes, Rosemary & Wine

I know most people associate prunes with rather unfortunate circumstances, but that’s not really fair to the poor prune. When used in savory recipes, they add a juicy sweetness that’s [...]

January 28, 2009 × 14 comments

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Poached Egg over Polenta with Truffled Breadcrumbs

Poached Egg over Polenta with Truffled Breadcrumbs

I’ve always loved a good brunch. But a good brunch isn’t as ubiquitous in Miami as it was in NYC, so instead of getting all dressed up, fighting traffic and [...]

January 26, 2009 × 10 comments

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Broccoli, Black Olive & Goat Cheese Pasta Sauce

Broccoli, Black Olive & Goat Cheese Pasta Sauce

Broccoli, black olives and goat cheese. Do these things go together? Why, yes they do. I’ve always found that fancy, oil-cured black olives lend a nice salty brininess to broccoli. [...]

January 22, 2009 × 12 comments

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Sunday Supper: Pork & Apple Pot Pie

Sunday Supper: Pork & Apple Pot Pie

If you’re looking for a serious Sunday Supper, the kind of meal that takes all day to make, but isn’t very much work, then this dish is for you. The [...]

January 19, 2009 × 25 comments

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Vaca Frita: Flank Steak with Lime & Orange Juice

Vaca Frita: Flank Steak with Lime & Orange Juice

Vaca Frita is one of my absolute favorite Cuban meals. It’s simple, but super flavorful and everyone usually loves it. Especially my college roommate. She really loved it. Vaca Frita [...]

January 16, 2009 × 18 comments

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Drunken Beans

Drunken Beans

Since it’s January, food magazine and blogs everywhere are posting their top food trends for 2009. This year’s trends include upscale comfort food, cheap cuts of meat, pork, lots of [...]

January 14, 2009 × 4 comments

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Homemade Guava BBQ Sauce

Homemade Guava BBQ Sauce

I know I’m completely off-season with this post, but as I mentioned last week, I just got a grill for Christmas and am slightly obsessed with it at the moment. [...]

January 12, 2009 × 17 comments

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Warm Radicchio, Pear & Manchego Salad

Warm Radicchio, Pear & Manchego Salad

It’s hard to crave salad when it’s so chilly outside. Much easier to crave a big bowl of mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, but those will do nothing for [...]

January 9, 2009 × 3 comments

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Grilled Mahi over Curried Lentils

Grilled Mahi over Curried Lentils

I heard somewhere that eating lentils on New Year’s Day is supposed to bring you wealth and luck in the upcoming year, so I did a little poking around. Wikipedia [...]

January 7, 2009 × 4 comments

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Spanish-Style Tuna Salad with Piquillos & Onions

Spanish-Style Tuna Salad with Piquillos & Onions

I am a bad, bad blogger. I haven’t posted a thing in two weeks! Apologies, but I was celebrating Christmas with my family by roasting a whole pig in our [...]

January 6, 2009 × 2 comments