Condiment · Sides · Vegetables

Citrus-Pickled Red Onion With Jalapeño

I love this recipe as a side for Pork Carnitas! Pickling the peppers and onions in a citrus brine is the perfect complement to the hint of citrus in the carnitas. It’s quick and easy to make, and of course goes with all sorts of other dishes, too. There’s very little sugar other than the… Continue reading Citrus-Pickled Red Onion With Jalapeño

Chicken · Freezer Meal · Instant Pot Pressure Cooker · Main Dish

Kitchen Curry

Why “Kitchen” Curry? I named it after the reason I developed it: After thirty years, I’m renovating my kitchen. We live in an old house, so we already know that renovation projects never go as planned. There’s always something turning up that nobody anticipated. Long story short, I will be without a kitchen for at… Continue reading Kitchen Curry

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker · Miscellaneous

Greek Yogurt: Instant Pot

There are lots of reasons to make your own yogurt at home. Homemade is definitely cheaper if you eat a lot of yogurt. Plus, you and only you control what else goes into it. Thickeners, preservatives, artificial flavor, and sugar (sometimes lots of sugar) all frequently appear in store-bought yogurt. When you make your own… Continue reading Greek Yogurt: Instant Pot

Fish & Seafood · Grilling · Main Dish · Requires overnight step

Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp

Fresh, bright, delicious! This is one of my favorite recipes for the summer. It’s so simple, but the way the bay and lemon complement the shrimp is just perfect. It’s really easy to make, too. Sometimes I buy my shrimp already peeled and deveined because it saves a fair amount of time and effort. If… Continue reading Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp


Net Neutrality: Why You Should Care

Who should decide what you can and can’t see on the internet? Today is “Net Neutrality Day.” Organizations and individuals all over America are speaking out against the FCC’s plans to reverse regulations protecting net neutrality. I was planning to write a whole post on this subject. It’s nothing short of an assault on the… Continue reading Net Neutrality: Why You Should Care

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker · Meatless Monday · Vegetarian Main Dishes

Dal (Instant Pot)

Here’s my Slow Cooker Dal recipe, reworked for making it in the Instant Pot. The IP user manual stresses that the pot shouldn’t be filled more than halfway “when cooking foods that expand during cooking such as grains, beans, and dried vegetables.” Lentils don’t expand as much as dried beans do, but I decided I’d better cut the… Continue reading Dal (Instant Pot)