Bò lá lốt : Grilled Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaf

Đồ ăn nhậu is Vietnamese for ‘drinking food’ or snacks/appetizers. Think of this like tasty small plates to share and enjoy all the flavors. Thịt bò nướng lá lốt or bò lá lốt is one of my favorites but there are variations of flavors. The basis is beef (thịt bò), variations of spices, fish sauce (nước mấm) and wrapped in […]

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Beef Tacos de Lengua in the Pressure Cooker

Beef tongue tacos! Lengua por favor! I love tacos and enjoy beef tongue for its more mild flavor, soft but not mushy (if cooked right) texture and that its presence on a menu often means more authentic origins. I will say that cow tongues are a bit unsightly but all the more reason, to take […]

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Simple single ingredient dog treats – Happy Cow Heart Chews

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Happy Cow? Yes, I asked the rancher. Also grass fed and local.  A friend and I purchased a quarter cow from a local farm near Seattle (Hallet Family) this summer. When picking up at the butcher they asked if I wanted an offal. Yes! Liver (made pate), kidney, tongue (can you say TACOS!) and heart. […]

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Quintessential Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

Savory and satisfying – perfect for cool weather dinners with the added slow cooker bonus – coming home to the smell of homemade hearty goodness, near ready to eat. Do not be lead astray, there are extra steps in the recipe that add to the final overall quality. It is not a dump and run […]

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Vietnamese Style Baked Savory Sweet Hoisin Chicken Wings and Beef Meatballs

In other words …… Cánh gà nướng tương and Chả Đùm! I am often asked if I cook Vietnamese food, given that my hubs and inlaws are from Vietnam. The answer is I can but my MIL often brings us food, so if I cook it is not Asian. I don’t want to hear the […]

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Well I’ll Be – Kalbi Korean BBQ Short Ribs

I like to think of clever phrases or parallels for my blogs. This time I kept thinking of “Romancing the Meat”, playing off of Romancing the Stone…. Until I googled what its origins looking for facts… hmm, not going to work this time according to Urban Dictionary…. So, in other news today, here is a […]

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