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Yucca Curry

By Salvador Mollys | November 17, 2017

VE/GF Serves 4 generously 2lb yucca root (aka cassava)  – can be found peeled and frozen in most Asian and Latin markets, if you can’t find fresh. 2lb ripe tomatoes, chopped, or 1 16 oz can diced tomatoes, drained (if you can get the canned roasted tomatoes, even better!) 1 Tbsp garam masala 3-4 curry…


Yucca Fries

By Salvador Mollys | October 31, 2017

1lb yucca root (if buying fresh and unpeeled, look for firm, glossy skin – it’s waxed for water retention, and buy 1 ½lb. If buying frozen, it’s peeled already) ¼ cup olive oil (not extra virgin) 1-3 cloves crushed garlic 1 Tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp red chile flakes, if desired for added spice! Preheat…


Chuletas con Manzanas

By Salvador Mollys | October 10, 2017

Pork chops with apples! Serves 2 4 each thin-cut, bone-in center-cut pork chops* 1 cup unfiltered apple cider 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar OR B grade Maple syrup (no pancake syrup, B grade is darker & richer, You can use regular A grade maple syrup, if that’s what’s in your pantry) 1 Tbsp. Kosher salt…


Chipotle-Cider Ribs

By Salvador Mollys | September 30, 2017

Serves 4-6 *You can use boneless ribs, but we love getting the richness the bones give to the sauce.* 2-3 lbs. pork ribs, boneless or St. Louis cut (baby backs are too lean for this recipe) 1-3 Tbsps. chipotle puree (from a can of chipotles en adobo, available in any grocery store in the Hispanic…


Creole Eggplant “Caviar”

By Salvador Mollys | September 30, 2017

Served 6-8 as a light snack, 4-6 as a side dish. A great excuse to buy local market produce and break out the grill! 3-4 lbs of Eggplant – globe, Japanese,  Thai – get what looks good! Sea salt Vegetable oil for brushing on grill and vegetables Get your grill started – you want the coals…


Tomato Quick Bread

By Salvador Mollys | September 13, 2017

If you’re like us, no meal is complete without some fresh bread (or cornbread, or tortillas, or…) You can set the tomatoes to drain in your ‘fridge all day, then make the bread in 5 minutes when you get home. The smell of this baking will send your family running for the table! Oil for…


Sesame-Fried Ripe Tomatoes

By Salvador Mollys | August 30, 2017

Serves 2 as a light meal, or 3-4 as an appetizer. 2 large tomatoes, approx. 1 lb each, firm but ripe, any color 1 lb rice flour or cornstarch 3 tbsps white sesame seeds 1 tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp ground white pepper 2 eggs, whipped 6-8 oz panko (Japanese style shredded breadcrumbs) Vegetable oil…


Summer Corn, Crab & Tofu Salad

By Salvador Mollys | July 19, 2017

The “it’s too hot to make dinner” salad Serves 6-8 (or 2 ravenous teens!) 1/2 lb extra-firm tofu 1 tsp Vietnamese fish sauce 1 lb shelled, cooked crabmeat* +/- 1 cup fresh, raw corn kernels, cut off the cob 4-6 Tbsps Greek yogurt 4-6 Tbsps mayonnaise 4 Tbsps grated sweet onion (Walla Walla, Vidalia, Maui)…