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By Riki Shore Some of you know that I got inspired to make sous vide short ribs by a post on┬áNom Nom Paleo. Her recipes are always delicious, the steps are easy to follow and her honest writing often makes me laugh at loud. I was thrilled when she agreed to allow me to contribute a recipe to her blog. I chose lamb shawarma because it’s tasty and keeps the focus on meat, which her readers seem to love. Shawarma actually refers to the cooking method, which involves a rotating spit over an open flame, something I don’t have in […]

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By Riki Shore Here are two versatile pickle recipes that adults and kids alike will enjoy. These are great in salads, added to a charcuterie plate or just for snacking. Enjoy! These cucumber pickles are adapted from David Chang’s Momofuku cookbook. 1/2 Hothouse cucumber, or 1 medium cucumber, rinsed well 1 cup water 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 6 tablespoons sugar 2 1/4 teaspoons Kosher salt 1.┬áThinly slice the cucumber and place in a sterilized jar. 2. Heat the remaining ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and simmer two minutes. Pour the brine over the sliced cucumbers. Cover the jar with […]

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April 4, 2011

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Three Squares: as in three square meals a day. This is a blog powered by home cooks who are working to create three meals a day- 21 meals a week – that are nutritious, unprocessed, affordable, and tasty. Maybe sometimes they are delicious meals. Maybe sometimes they are even irresistible.   We’ll offer recipes with photos and how-to instructions, drawing liberally on the work done by professional chefs – from methods and techniques to interesting flavor combinations that can easily be reproduced in a home kitchen. We’ll also feature lots of food commentary, from monthly columns about the science of […]

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My name is Riki Shore. I graduated from The French Pastry School and worked at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in 2010. After deciding that restaurant work was too challenging for a mother of a young daughter, I decided to focus on food writing. I continue to be inspired by and learn from the work of professional chefs, and I enjoy teaching other home cooks how to elevate their daily cooking while still keeping it healthy and affordable. My daughter, Stella, and I are gluten-intolerant, so you won’t find any recipes here that include gluten, which […]

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