It’s Raw week over at the “I Heart Cooking Clubs” web site. Raw? Hmm, what kind of inventive dish could I make that’s raw?
I launched the Mark Bittman “How To Cook Everything” iPhone app and searched for “raw” – the first recipe that popped up was “Linguine with Raw Tomato Sauce” – oh that sounded good.
I was hungry for lunch this afternoon, so I decided to make one serving for me.
The ingredients and cooking steps are so simple, it’s laughable!
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The challenge this week over at I Heart Cooking Club is BACON! What better way to help season my newly found Wagner cast iron 9 inch skillet!
But can bacon still be a part of a healthy clean eating diet? Sure, why not! As long as it’s in moderation, right?
Oh and of course make sure you choose an appropriate uncured (no nitrates) brand. I picked up a package of 365 organic uncured center-cut reduced sodium bacon at Whole Foods yesterday. I chose this particular brand because I liked that it was lower in fat and sodium, but there were other choices as well.
I opened the package, and sliced the whole thing in half. I figured halves would fit in the 9 inch skillet much better. I cooked up 10 halves for both of us = which calculates to 2.5 whole slices for each @ only 88 calories.
I fried the bacon on medium low heat, trying not to overcrowd the pan, turning the slices regularly. It worked very well, and I had a ton of bacon fat that I saved in a glass jar (refrigerated when cooled) – I don’t know if I will re-use the bacon fat, but I saved it anyway.
We ate BLT sandwiches with slices of my homemade whole wheat bread, CSA lettuce leaves and yummy fresh tomatoes from my deck tomato plant. It’s been a long time since I ate a BLT and I loved it! Bacon will definitely be on my menu again!
And now, to figure out what else I am going to cook using bacon. I divided the bacon into two packages for the freezer, but I kept some out so I can cook one of Mark Bittman’s recipes for the IHCC. I will find something delicious for tonight!
For the Summer Lovin week over at I Heart Cooking Clubs – Cooking through Mark Bittman recipes!
The cookbook “How to Cook Everything” authored by Mark Bittman is available in a handy, easy to use, full featured iPhone app. I have been browsing the recipes, getting to know the app and I am totally thrilled with it! Highly recommended if you have an iPhone. I would love to see more cookbooks available like this!
Anyway, I saw the recipe for zucchini pancakes, and knew I had to try them. We received a medium sized zucchini in our vegetable CSA share last week, so it was the perfect time to try it.
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