Pickled Peppers

Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 25 min Difficulty: Easy Servings: About 8 pints  Source: tasteofhome.com  INGREDIENTS 4 quarts long red, green or yellow peppers (Hungarian, Banana, etc.) 1-1/2 cups canning salt 4 quarts plus 2 cups water, divided 10 cups white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 2 garlic cloves, peeled DESCRIPTION Making your own pickled peppers is so easy and you will never have to buy store-bought peppers ever … Read more

In a pickle

After taking Serious Eat’s advice on making sauerkraut and buying an Easy Fermenter kit, I’ve started pickling this year’s crop of Hungarian Wax Peppers. Here’s the basic recipe. Lacto-Fermented Peppers Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 5-10 days Difficulty: Easy Servings: 1 quart  Source: culturesforhealth.com  INGREDIENTS Sweet peppers Sea salt Filtered water Seasoning of choice: cumin or cayenne, peeled garlic, sliced onion; cilantro … Read more

Oscar’s Okra Salad

Servings: 4 to 6 Source: Oscar Levy  INGREDIENTS 1/2 pound Okra (small, whole)  1 Vidalia onion  1 tablespoon red wine vinegar  3/4 tablespoon olive oil  1 splash lemon juice  1 dash tabasco  1 tablespoon white wine vinegar  DIRECTIONS Pierce okra (leave whole). Boil with white wine vinegar until bright green. Blanch. Chop onion finely. Marinate okra, onion, vinegar & oil (refrigerate overnight). Season with lemon … Read more

Vegan American Goulash

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 110 min Total Time: 2 hours  Servings: 6  Source: Paul Harsha, adapted from a recipe by Ben Fink  INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. smart butter 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped (1/4 inch dice) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 lb. plant based ground beef 1/4 cup red wine 2 tsp. garlic powder … Read more

Pork Tenderloin with White Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS Pork: 2 Whole Pork Tenderloins (1.5 to 3 pounds total) Cherry Coke Marinade: 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Cherry Cola 1/2 Tablespoon Sour Cherry concentrate (optional) 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Minced Onion 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke (if searing) Vinaigrette: 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil 1/3 Cup thinly sliced shallots Kosher salt … Read more

A somewhat backwards Xmas Eve dinner

Due to last minute popular demand (read my father-in-law), I’m making ham this year.  So all  the sides got changed around as well.  And I’m making the Harsha Family Midwestern Oyster Stew, guaranteed to be delicious even when you’re not near a coast.  I’m near one, but TRADITION! The rest of the meal is Marion … Read more