If you’re a fan of the Food Network show Good Eats, you’ve probably heard Alton Brown say that he only owns one multitasker- a fire extinguisher. Everything else he puts in his kitchen has at least more than one function. I love that philosophy and try to keep my kitchen stocked the same way because I truly believe “less is more” in almost all cases. Today my cast iron skillet does double duty as a baking pan for a low carb meatloaf.

post Category: Cooking themes,Low carb,Meat Recipes — kai @ 6:37 am — post Comments (1)

Soon after this trip to Hawaii, I decided to make kalua pork at home. I read many recipes, many of which involved some process nearly as complicated as the traditional method.

post Category: Cooking themes,Low carb,Meat Recipes — kai @ 11:55 am — post Comments (3)

Adobada means marinated in Spanish so could probably refer to a wide variety of meat treatments. When I think of adobada I think of sliced pork marinated in a thick paste of red chile, garlic, oregano and vinegar and then grilled. Apparently, so do a lot of people…

post Category: Meat Recipes — kai @ 11:51 am — post Comments (2)

As usual this recipe is based on the ingredients I happened to have on hand. The exact proportions of ingredients aren’t that important. The most important aspects are good quality ingredients and proper cooking technique. This explains why a good chef can turn nearly any combination of ingredients into something absolutely delicious.

post Category: Cooking tips — kai @ 12:08 pm — post Comments (0)

I used to think I didn’t like pork chops. It turns out I didn’t like pork cooked until it was as dry and tough as shoe leather like my mom used to make them.

post Category: Meat Recipes — kai @ 11:28 am — post Comments (0)

Unless you’re good with the pressure cooker, don’t even think about pulling a shoulder out of the fridge an hour before dinner time!