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On July 6, 2015, I awoke to a phone call alerting me that my best friend of 17 years had been killed. The details were spotty: there had been a boating accident roughly 36 hours prior on a lake in North Carolina. Jenna had been killed along with her uncle. Her cousin and boyfriend, […]
We’ve all been there. A tasty meal at a restaurant, an enjoyable night out, but then you get home and your stomach takes a turn for the worse. Intense stomach cramps. Vomiting. Diarrhea. Aches and chills. Yours is just one of the estimated 37 million cases of food poisoning that take place within the United […]
There are certain preordained milestones in our lives that mark the end of one era and the beginning of another. That nerve-wracking first day at school. The liberating moment when you can legally become intoxicated (and most likely bring it all up at the end of the night). Getting married. Having your first kid. Going […]
There’s no point in burying the lead here, guys: Avocados are 50 cents each, today and tomorrow only at Trader Joe’s. Thats two for a dollar! Or four for two dollars (two dollars, as in how much a single avocado will cost you elsewhere in the world this weekend — if you’re lucky).
One of my favorite things about Trader Joe’s — besides the prices, of course — is that I’m always finding new things that make meals so much easier. I’ve already written about their super-smart açaí packets that make breakfast smoothies better, and then this past weekend I discovered this crispbread that makes the most magical lunches (just add crème fraîche and smoked salmon — also from Trader Joe’s.)
There are so many things to look at and choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the grocery aisles. That’s why it’s always good to have some sense of what you’re getting — or what’s worth it — before you go. To mark the 50th anniversary of Trader Joe’s, everyone’s favorite grocery store shared the 50 top products according to customers and crew members. Do you recognize any favorites?
Wantvan easier, quicker take on the classic ice cream cake, one that will take you only about 10 minutes to put together. But be warned: the last slice may disappear from the dessert table in even less time than it takes to make this easy, creamy, chocolatey frozen Oreo cake.
Fish Pie is a classic English dish, probably one of those originally invented to use up fish that was less than fresh. Slathered in mashed potatoes, cheese, and a creamy white sauce, the idea was to cover up the fish, not make it the main focus.
This recipe for Primal fish pie takes a completely different approach. The dish is still covered in a buttery mashed potato crust, but underneath is a light and flavorful filling. Fresh salmon and cod are layered with leeks, zucchini and fresh herbs, and flavored with lemon and Dijon.
The potatoes are flavored with nothing more than creamy, salty, delicious butter. Just keep adding it until the potatoes taste like, well, butter. If you can, use salted grass-fed butter, which has incredible flavor plus a healthier fatty acid composition and higher vitamin content than regular butter.
Servings: 4 to 6
Time in the Kitchen: 1.5 hour
Preheat oven to 400 Fº/205 Cº.
Cover potatoes with salted water in a pot and boil until soft, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain. Mash the drained potatoes with 4 tablespoons butter, or more if you like. Season with salt if needed. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt remaining 2 tablespoons/30 g butter over medium heat. Add the leek and celery. Cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until the zucchini is soft, 5 minutes.
In a 2 or 3 quart baking dish (or deep pie plate) layer vegetables and fish, and sprinkle lemon zest and parsley on top. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil and Dijon mustard. Pour on top of the fish.
Smooth the mashed potatoes on top of the fish. Dot with small pieces of butter.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until lightly golden and crispy around the edges.
Fish pie can be served warm or at room temperature.
Welcome to Kitchn’s new series My Favorite Healthy Recipes, where we show you how real people around the country (and even world) eat “healthy,” however they choose to define that for themselves. Maybe you’ll even find a few recipes to add to your own meal plan.
Location: Somerville, MA
Occupation: Administrator at a non-profit
Number of people in household: 2 (my boyfriend and myself)
It should be noted that there is no better time to eat a grilled cheese sandwich than immediately when it comes straight off the stove, with the gooiest melted cheese and crackly, buttery bread. But that does not mean you can’t make it in advance and pack it for lunch. You certainly can — it’s just a matter of knowing the best way to wrap it up so it’s still warm when you pull it out at lunchtime. Here’s how to do it.