Steak Salad w. Walnut Herbed Pesto

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Here’s a super easy and delicious steak salad. I’m just doing a simple marinated steak along with a walnut pesto with herbs. In this case, I’m using a local (Dubai) herb that tastes like thyme, but if you don’t have access to that, just use cilantro or parsley or a mix of any herbs you like.

Steak Salad w. Walnut Herbed Pesto

  • 1/2 pound sirloin beef
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mustard

Walnut Herbed Pesto

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed herbs (parsley, cilantro, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Water
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Daikon Fries w. Oregano and Duck Fat Recipe

daikon fries with oregano and duck fat

You may have seen my previous Daikon Fries recipe. This one is quite similar except instead of coconut oil, we’re using duck fat to cook them. This is a special treat, which of course you can only do when you have thisĀ fat on hand. By roasting a duck, you’ll have plenty of fat left over for recipes like this.

Daikon Fries w. Oregano and Duck Fat Recipe

  • 5-6 baby daikon (or 1 large daikon)
  • 2-3 tablespoons duck fat
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Miso Dashi Mushroom Soup Recipe

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Dashi, a traditional Japanese broth, is the base of miso soup. Really authentic dashi is made from kombu (a type of seaweed), bonito flakes (dried and smoked skipjack tuna, shaved into thin flakes), and iriko (dried baby anchovies and/or sardines). In this case, however, we’re only using kombu for the broth, to which we’ll add hatcho miso, 2 kinds of mushrooms, and some vegetables.

Miso Dashi Mushroom Soup

  • 1 piece kombu (about 5 inches)
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 10 to 12 fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small head broccoli
  • 1 small package enokitake mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup dark miso (hatcho, for example)

The process…

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Liver w. Carrots, Radicchio and Bacon Recipe

radicchio and bacon

Liver is an important food to eat regularly, perhaps once per week. It’s full of nutrients, particularly vitamin A, iron, and vitamin B12. Some people don’t care for the taste, but I think it’s just a matter cooking it properly and combining it with interesting flavors. One surefire approach is to add bacon (radicchio and bacon is even better). We’ll do that here, along with some tasty spices, garlic, carrots, radicchio, and fresh parsley. This is an awesome dish, even for non-liver eaters!

Liver w. Carrots, Radicchio and Bacon

  • 1/2 cup chicken livers
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 small radicchio
  • 2 pieces bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of oregano
  • 1/2 bundle fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Roasted Purple Cauliflower Recipe (and Selective Breeding vs. GMO)

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Purple cauliflower has been seen hitting the shelves of Dubai’s supermarkets lately. I picked some up and made this very simple dish, which I paired with poached eggs, to take advantage of the beautiful combination of white, yellow, and purple colors.

How did cauliflower ever become purple? Purple cauliflower is the result of selective breeding, a practice that some GMO enthusiasts point to as proof that genetic engineering is normal and safe. After all, they claim, selective breeding is simply an ancient technique for engineering the genetics of plants and animals. Semantically, this may be true, but scientifically speaking, it’s an ambitious claim.

The Differences Between Selective Breeding and Genetic Engineering

Selective breeding follows these steps:

  1. Decide which characteristics are important
  2. Choose parents that show these characteristics
  3. Select the best offspring from parents to breed the next generation
  4. Repeat the process continuously

For example, the predecessors of modern apples were far less sweet. Sweetness was a characteristic that was deemed important to our ancestors. As such, they started selecting for apples that were slightly sweeter.

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Slow-Cooked Pork Tenderloin w. Tomatoes and Mushrooms Recipe

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While it’s cooking, oddly enough, this recipe smells like pizza! And when it’s ready to eat, the pork is so tender that it simply falls apart, mixing and mingling with the flavors of the tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and spices. You can also add potatoes or some other vegetables. I’ll show you the technique.

Slow-Cooked Pork Tenderloin w. Tomatoes and Mushrooms

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 2 cups button mushrooms
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 10-15 baby potatoes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Grilled Coconut Curry Shrimp Recipe

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I found these huge wild shrimp at my local market. I knew they’d be amazing on the grill, especially with this coconut curry marinade.

Grilled Coconut Curry Shrimp

  • 1 pound shrimps, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon (or thyme), finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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