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Appetizers, Recipes

Kimchi Hummus

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This past weekend I took my 7 year old daughter, Big B & B, to the University of Texas food lab’s food challenge.  UT students were awarded prizes for creating early-stage business start-ups aimed at encouraging innovation in the global food system.  I learned from one of the participants that our food […]

Appetizers, Recipes

Fried Baby Artichokes with Caper Anchovy Aioli

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Take everything you’ve learned about prepping artichokes and throw it out the window — well almost. I’ll get into this a little bit later, but first these edible flower buds are some delicious eats and are a surprisingly versatile ingredient. Eat them raw, roasted, grilled, braised, baked, and the list keeps […]

Appetizers, Recipes, Vegetarian

BEET TARTARE WITH AVOCADO CREAM

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Growing up I was never very fond of beets.  From what I recall, we didn’t really eat them much at home.  I remember seeing beets frequently as part of the expansive salad bars found in chain restaurants like the Sizzler.  Mostly devoid of flavor, these beets were invariably served straight out […]

Appetizers, Recipes

Smokey Eggplant Dip with Garam Masala

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Whether you call it a dip, spread or puree, this smokey eggplant with garam masala is the perfect Indian-spiced appetizer or accompaniment to a meal. The chill of autumn has yet to descend on Austin so I’m still frequently grilling. This recipe was born from a recent obsession of cooking directly over hot […]