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Ground Lamb, Diced Broccoli Stalks, and Chopped Onion

Ground Lamb, Diced Broccoli Stalks, and Chopped Onion

Ground Lamb, Diced Broccoli Stalks, and Chopped Onion (Serves 1-2) I used to eat the florets off broccoli and throw the stalks away. I figured that was the American way until I got to know my local organic farmer. He was proud of his tender, flavorful stalks, so I started steaming the stalks and turning them into a puree with salt, garlic powder, and ghee. I ate broccoli puree until I got bored with it and decided to try something new...

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Calves Liver with Artichoke Hearts, Diced Tomatoes, and Prosciutto

Calves Liver with Artichoke Hearts, Diced Tomatoes, and Prosciutto

Calves Liver with Artichoke Hearts, Diced Tomatoes, and Prosciutto (Serves 1) I have been cooking and eating liver almost every week for several years because it is good for me. My first efforts preparing liver and onions were edible, but not appealing. Then I learned to improve the taste by adding diced tomatoes. After awhile I started adding a big handful of macadamia nuts to make my liver, onions, and tomatoes taste better still. Then an...

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Pressure Cooker Golden Cauliflower Soup

Pressure Cooker Golden Cauliflower Soup

Pressure Cooker Golden Cauliflower Soup (Serves 7-10) Melissa Joulwan did the heavy lifting to create this recipe. Her Golden Cauliflower Soup appears on page 180 of her outstanding cookbook Well Fed 2. My plan was to adapt her version to the pressure cooker, but I could not stop myself from making six additional changes to create my version. It turned out to be the best soup I have ever had at home or in a fancy restaurant. I used homemade...

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Well Fed 2: The Recommendation

Well Fed 2: The Recommendation

I started planning my first cookbook about the same time Melissa Joulwan was planning hers. She shared some of what she was doing to prepare and that convinced me to terminate my project. I was delighted when Well Fed 1 proved to be a truly great cookbook. The world did not need a bound collection of my “easy, healthy whole food recipes” but we did need Melissa’s recipes for people who love to eat. And I think she has surpassed...

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Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms

Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms (Serves 1) You can cook fabulous food from scratch in less than 30 minutes. In fact, I can make Hammered Turkey with Kale, Yellow Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms in about 20 minutes, but I’ve been practicing. Here are some of the secrets of preparing fresh food from scratch fast. One, buy turkey breast cutlets that are ready to use right out of the package. I find 4 cutlets to...

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Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Roast, Beets, and Artichoke Hearts

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Roast, Beets, and Artichoke Hearts

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder, Beets, and Artichoke Hearts (Serves 6-8) Sometimes running out of fresh veggies leads to a happy discovery. I love the taste of canned artichoke hearts cooked with a pork shoulder roast and my wife loves the taste of canned beets cooked with pork. Honestly, I was shocked at how good this food tasted and it took only about 5 minutes of prep time. You’ve got to try this. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 8...

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Pulled Chuck Roast with Stewed Tomatoes, Onions, and Spinach

Pulled Chuck Roast with Stewed Tomatoes, Onions, and Spinach

Pulled Chuck Roast with Stewed Tomatoes, Onions, and Spinach (Serves 1-2) Rainy weather ruined a lot of tomatoes over the past month, but I came home from the farm Saturday with a nice collection of heirloom varieties. This recipe was my lunch. Later, for supper, I made salmon salad and ate it over sliced tomatoes drizzled with tandoori spiced mayo. For breakfast the next day I had scrambled eggs and sliced tomatoes with a side of kimchi...

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