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Pulled beef tacos with homemade slaw.  I modified both recipes from Smitten Kitchen.  For the pulled beef, I seared just under 2 lbs of a beef roast, used one small can of tomato paste instead of the crushed tomatoes, substituted brown sugar for the molasses, and threw in a tomato and chicken bouillon cube, in addition to the cumin, coriander, and chili powder.  Cooked in the crock pot for 8 hours on LOW.

The slaw was very simple: cabbage, apples, and red onion tossed with veganaise and apple cider vinegar.  Seasoned with pepper, salt, and old bay.


Sigh. Oh’s is my fave cereal. — Tanya

thedailyfeed: Did you know Froot Loops is more than 40% sugar? And it’s not even the worst! A new study says you’re better off eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast than these cereals

Pretty adorable and available here.

How To Make Vietnamese Coffee from High Beam Media on Vimeo.

Cafe sua da through this awesome little video by Eric Slatkin, founder of Hit the High Beam productions, via Viet World Kitchen.


Awwww, who could eat this? No, really, who could eat this? What is Elmo Animal made of? Why is there ketchup with this? — Tanya

UPDATE: Thanks to all the folks who pointed out my Elmo/Animal mixup. And for telling me that is caramel, which makes more sense than ketchup. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! — Tanya


A Bento Box Showdown of Imaginary Proportions

Pecan raisin bread, from my first bread book by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou

This book is ideal for a beginner bread baker like myself.  Step-by-step images and helpful tips.

My new hobby.

Eggplant, prosciutto, and arugula pizza.  Dough is modified from Smitten Kitchen, just added garlic granules with the dry ingredients.  While dough is rising, prepare the eggplant.  And prepare to be patient. 

Slice thinly, layer in a coriander, and dust each layer with salt.  Place the coriander over a plate and weight it down for about 30 min.  I used a bag of flour and sugar.  There’s still a lot of water in the eggplant, so squeeze out as much as you can, as many times as you can.

When dough is ready, roll over a lightly floured surface with corn meal and layer ingredients.  Bake at 475 for 12 minutes.

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