Herbed Lemon Slow Cooker Chicken

Isn’t it nice to come back from a busy day and dinner is already ready? Let the Magic Bullet and slow cooker do all the work for you, so all you have to do when you get home is eat. A simple herbed lemon marinade is blended together in the Magic Bullet, and poured over chicken breasts in a slow cooker to create the most flavorful, tender chicken to accompany your favorite side dishes. Herbed Lemon Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe […]

Pollo Pibil Shredded Chicken Tacos

I spent some time in Mexico this winter and gorged myself on cochinita pibil, which is an all-night roast pork extravaganza that you eat for breakfast. That was great, and maybe someday I’ll make this with roast pork, but a similar concept works great for a healthy, very easy weeknight meal with chicken thighs. This recipe relies on achiote, which is a little bit of an exotic spice that I found in the Mexican grocery near me. But you can […]

Pork Tacos with Tangy Chili Sauce

I was recently in Mexico and man, do they do meats right there. You may think that the best thing about tacos is the innovation of stuffing meats in a delicious tortilla, but you’d be mistaken: the best thing about tacos en México is the incredible fillings, such as succulent salty beef, earthy stewed turkey with egg, or pork cooked for fifty-seven hours. For this truly delicious taco filling, I cut the cooking from fifty-seven hours to six in a […]

Korean Braised Short Ribs

I was recently at a great Korean restaurant and had “maeun galbi jim” — braised short ribs in a spicy sweet sauce. It was rich and delicious with lots of unusual ingredients (turnips, chestnuts), as well as one of my favorites, gochujang (fermented chili paste). I had to recreate it myself. I found chestnuts at a farmer’s market and that was basically the hardest part. This was an incredibly easy dish to make with tons of deep flavors. The Magic […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

I love Indian food, really and truly, but sometimes, restaurant Indian food can be a little heavy; basically, a literal downer. It’s a problem. Then there’s another problem, namely that cooking Indian food is outside most Americans’ comfort zone. The solution would seem to be just to eat less Indian food, but what kind of solution is that? Well, here’s a real solution: make this chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker, using Greek yogurt and cornstarch to provide richness […]