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Cook the Book: 'Nom Nom Paleo' by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

HEALTH! and greens. And bacon.

Check Out Our Map of 50 States, 50 Beers We Love

Midnight Sun is definitely Alaska's boldest brewery. Anchorage Brewing Company and King Street Brewing are newer breweries that are giving them a run for their money!

Chicken Egg Foo Yung and Garlic Bok Choy

This was so easy and so good! I'll never have to order take out again!!! Thank you!

Cook the Book: 'River Cottage Veg'

Radishes! Cucumbers! Asparagus! Greens!

Pet Peeves When Dining Out

Servers not closing the deal. Service is awesome up through entree, and then it's like they went home. Having to hunt anyone down for refills, desert, additional drinks, to go containers and the check? AND they have runners that deliver the food? What am I supposed to be tipping for? Taking my order? Obviously a big problem here...

What We Ate on the Trans-Siberian Railway

This is why I love Serious Eats. Where else would have happened across an article written about this trip from a Food perspective?! Love it!

Eat This Cheese: Délice de Bourgogne

By far my favorite guilty pleasure cheese. Now I want some!

Congee (Rice Porridge) with Minced Pork and Crispy Shallots

Delicious! I can't wait to make this. Congee is so underappreciated in our culture.

Vegetarian: Hearty Winter Minestrone with Chili Oil, Lemon Zest and Parmesan

I am so spoiled. We don't have cable but we have digital so we get the create channel. It's full of wonderful cooking shows. Jacques, Lidia, ATK, Rick, Ming. And a rotation of many other very educational cooking shows. Lidia is becoming my favorite....for all the same reasons...

How do I cook bear meat?

We braise it, make jerky after cooking it first, chili, sausage, bolognese and stew. We hunt black bear, never had brown bear. Berry fed bears are much tastier than salmon fed bears. Check Alaska Outdoor Journal under the hunting forums. Bet they've got lots of ideas.

Cook the Book: 'True Blood'

Popcorn balls!

Cook the Book: 'The River Cottage Fish Book'

Smoked, eaten as is! Best food EVER!

Cook the Book: 'Susan Feniger's Street Food'

burger cart in Zihuatanejo, Mexico!

What's on the Easter table?

Fresh pan seared halibut, pasta primavera, and a strawberry tart. Simple, but perfect.

Restaurants in Fairbanks, Alaska, in February

My Husband seconded College Town Pizza and Gambardella's. Personally I enjoyed Lavell's. The good news is it's warmed up considerably!

Restaurants in Fairbanks, Alaska, in February

Silver Gulch Brewing Company in Fox. Its just a few minutes out of town and worth the trip. The Cookie Jar for Breakfast, definitely. The Pump House is a local favorite.

Football-schmootball--What did you eat yesterday?

slow cooker bbq moose, on kaiser rolls with cheese. Homemade hummus, berry crisp and lots of local beer...

Bake the Book: 'Handheld Pies'

Key lime or lemon! Yum!

Salmon Head Soup

And as an Alaskan I approve! I have been looking for a great recipe like this!

Nasty outside..Cozy inside. So what are you cooking?

Record snow here. Shepard's pie for easy reheating ( so much shoveling!). And chicken picante fetticine to warm up. Finished the evening with bourbon and a box of chocolates! Let it snow!

I would love to know guilty food pleasures!!

White bread mayo American cheese and Liverwurst. My Mother was German, what can I say? Her favorite? Rye bread, raw onion, bacon fat and Liverwurst. I may have to run out to the market...Haven't had one in years!

What did you eat when you had a newborn?

Warm, Easy to eat and easy to digest so you get max nutrition. Soups you can sip, and anything made with beef will increase milk supply. Cooked fruits with oatmeal and crockpot/roasted veggies were great to keep digestion happy...

Cook the Book: 'The Occasional Vegetarian'

Vegetable curry!

What should I eat while I'm in China?

The fresh fruit dipped in hard candy at the markets! Especially the pineapple! And the three treasures of earth, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers. Makes me want to go!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Filet Mignon Roast from Pat LaFrieda Meats

The one on my grill

Cook the Book: 'Nom Nom Paleo' by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

Despite my fanatical allegiance to grains, I'm willing to experiment with some Paleo cooking with the help of well-known blogger, Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo. (Consider this week my equivalent of Kenji and Ed's vegan experience—except it's kind of the opposite.) Tam, along with her husband, Henry Fong, just released a graphic novel-esque cookbook celebrating their quirky approach to the popular Paleo diet. More

23 Recipes for Summer Vegetables

A trip to your farmers market will inevitably result in bags brimming with a dizzying array of the season's best and brightest. Summer squash, corn, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers—there are just so many delicious things to eat when the weather turns warm. We've got 23 recipes to help you make the most of summer's bounty. More

Vegetarian: Peas and Carrots Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds

I've always loved peas and carrots in pretty much all their forms. Even the little compartments of frozen peas and cubically-cut carrots were the best part of my TV dinner (unless said dinner also included an apple crumble). Why do they work so well as a frozen vegetable? It's because when frozen fresh, neither peas nor carrots lose much of their sweetness or flavor, and they're both small enough that their texture is also minimally affected. But that was then and this is now; with all the access we have to great fresh produce these days, it seems a waste not to pull off some sort of minor update on the classic duo. This salad brings them together in a brighter, fresher, altogether-more-satisfying way. More

Make-Ahead Spring Vegetable Soup with Pesto

If your office is anything like mine, which is to say, offensively freezing given the calendar date, then you likely share my affinity for soup in warm weather. Leeks, fennel, peas and spring onions make this something of a spring vegetable kitchen sink soup, so you can feel like spring while shivering at your desk. More

Make-Ahead Spring Vegetable Soup with Pesto

If your office is anything like mine, which is to say, offensively freezing given the calendar date, then you likely share my affinity for soup in warm weather. Leeks, fennel, peas and spring onions make this something of a spring vegetable kitchen sink soup, so you can feel like spring while shivering at your desk. More

Shauna James Ahern's Zucchini Noodles with Spinach Pesto, Feta, and Sunflower Seeds

It was with trepidation that I approached the pasta chapter of Shauna James Ahern's new cookbook Gluten-Free Girl Every Day. Most of the pasta recipes in the book call for store-bought pasta. (She does include one recipe for gluten-free fresh pasta, but doesn't provide an assembled recipe using it.) While I'm sure that gluten-free pasta options have improved significantly since that fateful quinoa noodle disaster, I wasn't sure I wanted to mess up dinner with a poor grocery store choice. Instead, I turned to this recipe for zucchini "noodles." While many may scoff at the idea of replacing carbo-goodness with healthy raw veggies, I find thinly sliced vegetables to be a fine vehicle for pasta sauce, especially one as vibrant and flavorful as Ahern's spinach pesto. More