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Recipes IMG_0543 Emily Shea • May 21, 2015

Pork Rillettes at Braise Culinary School

After attending a charcuterie class at Braise culinary school I have a new appreciation for the art of preparing and preserving meats. Prior to electric kitchen appliances, sausages and pâté would have been ground solely by manual labor. Even today with meat grinders, food processors, and standing mixers it still takes a bit of time to […]

Recipes IMG_0286 Emily Shea • May 12, 2015

Spring Brown Rice Bowl

Living in Wisconsin, spring has to be one of my favorite seasons. It’s a time when everything is budding and green. Most importantly, it’s the beginning of fresh and flavorful produce. Ramps, nettles, asparagus, spring onions, morels – so many favorites all in season. This spring brown rice bowl features some of those seasonal vegetables we […]

Recipes IMG_9157 Emily Shea • Apr 23, 2015

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Tabouli

Usually I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon for diet fads, gluten-free or paleo. My approach has always been everything in moderation, there’s just no way I ‘d cut out red wine, sourdough, dark chocolate, or aged cheddar. I do try to eat less of those wonderful things and more vegetables, fruits, and lean […]

Recipes IMG_9128 Emily Shea • Mar 20, 2015

Quick Tomatillo Salsa

Here’s a quick tomatillo salsa recipe that’s awesome on steak tacos or even just with a bag of tortilla chips. You can top it with a little cilantro or lime but I think the roasted tomatillos and peppers make a great flavor all on their own. 

Recipes IMG_8617 Emily Shea • Feb 23, 2015

Cardamom Saffron Yogurt

Also known as shrikhand, this cardamom saffron yogurt is sweet and nutty. My husband described it as tasting like “blue moon flavored yogurt”. And well it’s often considered a dessert or a side dish in India, I think this makes for a delicious breakfast, too. Traditionally the yogurt is strained in cheesecloth for several hours […]

Recipes IMG_8547 Emily Shea • Feb 06, 2015

Bacon and Apple Empanadas

Or maybe it’s your cheat day. Or maybe you just really love bacon and cheese. I know I do. Whatever your reason, these bacon and apple empanadas with aged gouda are totally worth it. They’re savory and just the tiniest bit sweet. They’re surprisingly easy to make, too. I’m the furtherest thing from a baker […]

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