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    Recipe #4 – Pan Seared Ribeye with Truffled Mushrooms and Chimichurri

    Ray’s the Steaks is my favorite steak place in the D.C. area. When I was last there, I had the Brazilian Strip steak with spicy piranha sauce and roasted wild mushrooms with truffle oil, porcini-fresh herb puree and golden sherry. Recipe #4 is an in-home adaptation of Ray’s. Pan Seared Ribeye:Alton Brown + Truffled Mushrooms (me) + Chimichurri: Simply Recipes Steak 1 boneless rib eye steak, 1 1/2-inch thick Canola oil to coat [used olive oil] Kosher salt and ground black pepper [used Murray River sea salt] Place 10 to 12-inch cast iron skillet in oven and heat oven to 500 degrees. Bring steak(s) to room temperature. Mushrooms While doing…

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    Recipe #3 – Adobo and Coconut Cauliflower Rice

    Adobo: Burnt Lumpia (Adobo adapted from March 2007  Sunset Magazine Easy Chicken Adobo recipe + the Burnt Lumpia commenters) 1 Tbsp olive oil [did not have achuete oil] 1 tsp smoked paprika 8 bone-in chicken thighs, with skin 6 cloves garlic, minced [added one more…I love garlic] 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns [added too many by mistake] 2 bay leaves Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, place the chicken in the pan, skin-side down, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and brown the other side, another 5…

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    Recipe #2 – Vietnamese Shrimp Salad

    Source: Serious Eats Ingredients & Modifications <span > For the dressing: 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice [used lemon juice instead] 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar [omitted] 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more if desired [used more] For the salad: 1/2 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and de-veined 1 cup quinoa, rinsed (or pre-washed) [used spinach instead] 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into thin bite-sized strips [used yellow pepper instead] 1 carrot, peeled and shredded [omitted] 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced [used zucchini instead] 2 scallions, finely chopped [used onion instead] 1/4 cup chopped…

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    Recipe #1 – Pineapple, Honeydew and Mango Salad

    I made recipe #1 for a math party that I attended today. The party was a potluck, and the host asked guests to bring salad, dessert, or drinks. I decided to combine the dessert and salad by bringing this fruit salad from Epicurious. Ingredients 2 cups diced peeled fresh pineapple 1 cup diced seeded peeled honeydew melon 1 cup diced peeled pitted mango 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh cilantro or mint 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger 1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper 1 tablespoon sesame seeds Preparation Mix all ingredients except sesame seeds in large bowl.…