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Raita (Indian Cucumber-Yogurt Dip)

Raita

This is my new favorite thing. The other day, my friend Laura introduced me to this great little Indian café on Franklin street, and I got Tandoori Chicken, which they served with rice and some yogurty cucumberish stuff that turned out to be raita. All I knew at the time was that it tasted like yogurt and cucumbers and I wanted more of it. So the next day, I googled ‘Indian cucumber yogurt stuff,’ and that’s how I learned that it actually has a real name, and isn’t just called ‘Indian cucumber yogurt stuff.’

I really wanted some, right then, but much to my dismay, I didn’t have yogurt on hand. I did, however, have a quart of kefir, and a fermented milk product is a fermented milk product, right? Anyways, that was my reasoning. (It turned out delicious with the kefir, but it’s probably even better with yogurt, so feel free to use either!)

There’s not really a ‘traditional’ raita recipe, because it exists in many different permutations depending on who’s making it, and where it’s being served. The primary component is yogurt (kefir in my case), and cucumber is usually present, but beyond that, it’s up to the chef. It’s pretty common to add different herbs or spices (I saw mint and cumin used a lot in the recipes I saw online), and some people will add other fresh vegetables, or even fruits. I decided to keep mine simple and go with cucumber, salt, and pepper, but feel free to experiment! (Here’s the raita Wikipedia page to get your creative juices flowing.) Read more →

Salmon Chowder (low-FODMAP)

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Lately I’ve been buying a lot of bluefish. I can get it at Whole Foods for only $5.99/lb, it’s an oily fish like salmon so it has a ton of good fats, AND it’s delicious. (If you haven’t tried it, you definitely should; it’s the only fresh fish I’ve found that comes close to the affordability of ground beef.)

When I was at Whole Foods last week, I realized I had never bought a whole fish before. I know that fish broth is supposed to be an awesome source of selenium and iodine and all those other great things you can find in fish heads, so I decided to give it a shot. I brought home my bluefish (which the Whole Foods fish people kindly filleted for me), fried and ate the fillets for breakfast two days in a row, and then stuck the fish head in a pot of water and boiled it for a few hours to make some fish broth. Read more →

Coriander-Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Fish and Carrots

These carrots are amazing. And easy. And that’s a terrible picture of them, but you should try them anyways! I ate them with some fish (talbot, to be exact), which was also delicious. Read on for the recipe!

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Pizza Chili (hidden liver!)

This is the first recipe I’ve made where I’ve successfully incorporated liver without being able to taste it! This Pizza Chilirecipe is based on Food Renegade’s recipe, and the picture to the right is from her post because I forgot to take a picture (Again. Whoops.). I wasn’t actually planning to post this recipe, but my dad tried it and was gushing about how amazing it was, and he told me to put it on here. So here it is! This is a low-FODMAP recipe, and is delicious as is, but if you can tolerate FODMAPs I would add some onion and garlic. I added gelatin to this recipe as well, but you can leave it out if you want. It’s just to add extra nutrition! And don’t be alarmed by the long list of ingredients; it’s all just spices, and it’s actually a really easy recipe (:

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Strawberry Pulled Pork

I’ve made this recipe more times than I can count because it’s so delicious and easy, so I actually have this one Strawberry Pulled Porkperfected! My recipe is a modification of Technically Paleo’s recipe, and because I only have a terrible picture of my finished recipe, the picture to the right is from his post. He did this a little differently than I do, because he uses and crock pot and then makes the sauce separately. I do mine in the oven, and just throw everything in the same pot; the sauce sort of creates itself that way! This is a low-FODMAP recipe, although before going low-FODMAP I added garlic powder to this. If you are not low FODMAP, definitely add a teaspoon or two of garlic powder to this recipe! It’s still great without it though (:

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Chicken Soup

It feels strange to make chicken soup without onions and garlic, but this low-FODMAP chicken soup is Chicken Soupdelicious! It’s actually one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. You can make chicken soup a lot of different ways (obviously), but this time I chose to make it using a leftover roast chicken. I like roasting chickens in the oven to get the skin nice and crispy, and I eat all of the delicious pieces like the wings and back fresh out of the oven. But after it’s cooled off, the skin just doesn’t look as appetizing, and at that point the roast chicken is a prime candidate for soup! I also added powdered gelatin to the soup, because although the broth will already have a lot of gelatin from simmering for hours, I’m experimenting with adding additional gelatin to my diet for skin and hair health.

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Low-FODMAP Paleo: Day 8 (I ate marrow!)

I just ate marrow for the first time! I used this recipe for marrow-infused pumpkin custard. Not really low FODMAP because of the coconut milk and the sweetener, but I discovered the recipe a couple weeks ago and really wanted to try it. I already had beef bones for making stock and I didn’t want to waste the marrow, and I figured the benefits of a superfood like marrow would definitely outweigh whatever the FODMAPs will do to me (probably nothing). Read more →

Herbed Pork Shoulder

So, the pork shoulder I talked about yesterday is kind of amazing! Especially considering how drop-dead simple it is. And I remembered to take a picture of it before I put it inHerbed Pork Shoulder the oven! But I forgot to take a picture after taking it out of the oven. Bummer. So you’ll just have to buy yourself a pork shoulder and see what it looks like for yourself! I’ll tell you what I did, and then what tweaks I would recommend to make it even better.

[Edit: I made this again and took my own suggestions (below), and it turned out great! So this is a legitimate recipe now, and not just me sharing my kitchen trials with you. But I decided to keep the original post too so you can see the (very short) evolution of the recipe. But I still forgot to take a picture of the finished product.]

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Yellow Beef and Rice

This is my first recipe on the blog! I’m not sure it’s spectacular enough to satisfactorily fill such an honorable position, but I Yellow Beef and Ricethought it tasted pretty good. Plus, I created it myself, and usually that ends in disaster. And I even took a picture! And used a garnish! You know it’s a big day when I try to make my food look less ugly.

And in case you’re wondering, it’s called ‘Yellow’ Beef and Rice because the turmeric makes the oil highlighter-colored. The steps are probably a lot longer than they needed to be, because it’s a dead-simple recipe. If you can even call it a recipe. I’m actually kind of embarrassed to post this because it’s so simple, but I’m going to anyways!

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Low-FODMAP Paleo: Day 1

I’ve decided to do a low FODMAP diet while I’m home for winter break and can actually cook for myself again. I’m not sure why I haven’t tried it before; I guess cutting out garlic and onion, along with basically everything else that tastes good, was just too intimidating. But hopefully it will help with some of my digestive symptoms! Read more →