Turkish Coffee

For a single serving you will need: 2oz water 1 scoop coffee grounds 1/2 tsp sugar (optional) Place in pot and gradually bring to 200F. Gently stir as it passes through 150F, but stop stirring after 150F or else the grounds won’t settle and you won’t capture the foam. When

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Low-carb ground beef and vegetable stews

I’ve been messing around with low-carb ground beef and vegetable stews lately.  No potatoes, no noodles, and pretty much just using whatever I have available in the fridge.  I was surprised how easy it was to come up with something hearty and enjoyable so I thought I’d share. Experiment 1:

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“Slow-smoked” baby back ribs

I made some ribs tonight.  Took about 3 hours to make and about 3 minutes to eat. Preheat oven to 325F. Dry rub: * 1 part salt * 1 part pepper * 2 parts smoked paprika * dash cayenne pepper (to taste) Combine dry rub ingredients.  Remove membrane from ribs. 

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Better Mac and Cheese

I’ve been doing some mac and cheese just about every week since the holiday break and tonight made a batch that may possibly be the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had.  I hate to brag folks, (well, not really), but this recipe is my idea of what mac and

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Good beans

Everything is better with bacon. –Anonymous Them some good beans! –Myself, after finishing my third bean burrito in a row with these beans 2 cups black beans 3/4 cup bacon grease 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder 1 bay leaf Express bean soak: Rinse beans and place in

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Bigelow English Teatime

Water: 6oz Time: 3 min Milk: 2oz Verdict: Mild and pleasant, with an oak-like aftertaste. Very agreeable. Takes milk well, giving it a slightly creamier texture. Will definitely drink again.

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Trader Joe’s English Breakfast

Water: 6oz Time: 3min Milk: 2oz Verdict: Stale. Old. Bitter with very little flavor. Does not take milk well at all; texture becomes watery like an herbal tea. I would consider taking it back to the store had I not paid only $2 for it.

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