Quick Vietnamese Pickled Carrots

Quick Vietnamese Pickled Carrots

The other day I made the most marvelous (if I do say so myself, and I do, I do) Bahn Mi Street Tacos. If you haven’t seen that post, take a peek! One of the defining elements in that recipe is these Quick Vietnamese Pickled Carrots, a little sweet with tangy undertones from the vinegar, and they’re a little addictive!

Bahn Mi Street Tacos

Bahn Mi Street Tacos

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Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Hi guys! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Me, I’m still hanging tight and trying to spread comfort through food! I think food has become ever so more important to so many of us during this pandemic. If any of you are psychologists, feel free to comment! And part of that comfort, for me, is trying to make fun, easy things with basic ingredients that will help shake up the dinner routine. Or should that be dinner rut! That’s where the magic of this Roasted Red Pepper Sauce comes in.

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Crying Tiger Sauce

Crying Tiger Sauce

The other day I posted a recipe for Waterfall Pork. It was outstanding on its own but one of the things that really took it next level is this simple little dipping sauce, Crying Tiger Sauce (Namchim Chaeo.) It’s fiery hot but tempered by a little sweet and it’s def a brew of flavors.

Waterfall Pork Mu Nam Tok

Waterfall Pork Mu Nam Tok

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Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce is my ultimate comfort barbecue sauce. Growing up in the Midwest, that’s just what we used, or should I say what my Dad used. It was always glossy, on the sweet side with just a bit of a kick at the end. And it was always used on his grilled chicken.

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

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Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

We’re sitting here in the Twin Cities just waiting to get slammed by a blizzard, and we’re not alone. There’s a whole swath across the upper Midwest. I keep checking the weather but it’s so bright and sunny it’s easy to be in denial. Maybe they’re exaggerating. Maybe we’ll get missed! One thing I do know? We’re having these Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & they’re like a breath of sunshine no matter what the weather and what the time of year.

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on Crostini with Cream Cheese or Ricotta.

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