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Five-Spice BBQ Pulled Pork

  Once the pork is in the slow cooker, you’re free for a good eleven hours while it simmers away into succulent, fork-tender shreds. The side of slaw adds more crunch and zing. This is a dinner we like to serve when we’re all home; it’s a family favorite. Serves 6 2 cups chicken stock [...]

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Hanoi Grilled Chicken

From the Author of The Banh Mi Handbook: Brilliant foods are often simple foods. I had this tangy-salty grilled chicken at a Hanoi cafe in 2003 and was struck by its bright flavor.  So much so that I replicated it upon returning to the States. It’s great with rice but is perfectly at home stuffed [...]

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Spaghetti Homard – Lobster

  We take this name from an old Iron Chef episode when the host declared “Battle Homard Lobster!” Yes, homard and lobster mean the same thing (like “minestrone soup”). Among other things that don’t make any sense: this is probably the most popular Joe Beef dish. Print Spaghetti Homard – Lobster Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients8 [...]

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The New York Style Hot Dog

  Place of Origin: New York City / Other Names: Dirty Water Dog, New York Dog Few cities are as synonymous with the hot dog as New York City. The history of the hot dog in New York was, for a time at least, the history of the hot dog itself. Heck, it is rumored [...]

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Easy Cottage Meal: Chicken Chili Tacos

  Sometimes, when you’re invited to a cottage weekend, you want to bring a meal to reciprocate the generosity of your hosts. But it’s difficult to always know what to bring. That’s why we put on our thinking caps and came up with this simple and crowd-pleasing dish from the How to Feed a Family [...]

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“Chorizo” Tacos

  Soft corn tortillas make a perfect vehicle for this tofu “chorizo,” which is so good you’ll find a lot of other uses for it too. Make it as soft or as crisp as you like, but use a nonstick pan for the best results; cast-iron is a good second choice. Since it’s easy to [...]

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Crispy Shrimp Cakes with 900 Island Sauce

  This recipe is an adaptation of the one my mentor, Melissa Kelly, made at the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Inn in upstate New York back in the 1990s. It’s always a crowd-pleaser, especially with the 900 Island Sauce (like the ubiquitous Thousand Island dressing but without the sweet relish). The shrimp cakes can be [...]

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Killer Fish Tacos with Fresh Fruit Salsa

  I’ve always adjusted this recipe according to what fish is readily available. In New York I used snapper, and in Texas I used bass. Here in BC, salmon and halibut have become my all-time favorites. This recipe was featured in The Best American Recipes 2000, edited by Fran McCullough and Suzanne Hamlin, and in [...]

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Montreal Steamie

  Place of Origin: Montreal / Other Names: Montreal Hot Dog, Steamie This dog can be traced back to 1930s Montreal, as the popularity of the hot dog in America spread across the border. Despite the city’s ban on street carts in the 1940s, the Montreal Steamie has lived on as a classic. Order one [...]

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Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce

Carb-free noodles—hooray! Thinly sliced zucchini will work in any recipe that calls for pasta. They pair beautifully with any Skinny Rules–approved sauce. Print Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce Calories per serving: 258 calories Ingredients1 large zucchini 4 ounces roasted boneless, skinless chicken breast, warmed before plating Avocado Cream Sauce: 1/4 avocado 1 cup arugula [...]

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