Lunch Box #1: Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps
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Lunch Box #1: Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps

Today’s lunchbox of Bahn Mi Lettuce Wraps, includes a wheat-free, slow roasted variation of Sam Sifton’s Vaguely Vietnamese Slow Cooker Pork Tacos.  Sifton’s recipe calls for hoisin sauce, which contains wheat, so we substituted tamari (gluten free soy sauce), brown sugar, and some fruit preserves.  Since we don’t have a slow cooker, I also modifed the preparation for … Continue reading

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Crispy Suckling Pig Shoulder Ham
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Crispy Suckling Pig Shoulder Ham

We are slowly making our way through the suckling pig.  On Friday I pulled out one of the shoulders to cure. Thyme, sage, and juniper are traditional additions to the brine, but for a change of pace I used coriander, orange zest, and a little cumin instead. Sunday morning, I washed the shoulder, deboned it, … Continue reading

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Kim Chee Chicken & Broccoli for One
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Kim Chee Chicken & Broccoli for One

Chicken and broccoli is a simple as it gets. Served over steamed jasmine rice, this was a common weekend lunch growing up. Mom would heat some oil with ginger and garlic in her wok, then add thinly sliced chicken. Once the chicken was cooked she would remove it from the pan, and add the broccoli florets. A … Continue reading

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Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing
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Chopped Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing

Atkins Day 7.  Here is another quick low carb breakfast, brunch or lunch option inspired by classic wedge or cobb salads. Using crispy cool romaine lettuce as the base, combine it with whatever you happen to have in your fridge to add texture and flavor.  Today I had crunchy thinly sliced red cabbage, peppery red … Continue reading

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