Paleo Plantain Nachos

Tacos versus nachos. It’s a timeless rivalry with no clear winner. I think we can all agree that a basket of crispy things, ready to be smothered in tender, spicy meat and fresh toppings can perk up the most mundane Monday or woeful Wednesday… or Super Bowl Sunday! So why choose?

This recipe combines the best of tacos and nachos — crispy, salty, spicy, sloppy — while ditching the soy, sugar, and grains hidden in most commercial taco seasonings. It’s impossible to argue and stuff chips into your mouth at the same time, so let’s just declare a peace treaty between tacos and nachos.

whiskeyandscissors: The 47 And 3 Cents Project: a carefully…

whiskeyandscissors:

The 47 And 3 Cents Project: a carefully curated project for you to make in an envelope that only needs one stamp to reach you. The marveling idea that for 47 cents I can send you an envelope and with it’s contents you can create something in just a few minutes time. A way to encourage people to create and inspire.

Specifics:

– United States only, please. (This is a free project! All you have to do is request an envelope and I’ll take care of the rest.)

– I mail you an envelope containing the things you need to make something, whether it be a greeting card, an ATC, an art journal page, a piece of embroidery, etc. Essentially, whatever project I come up with that fits into an envelope and requires one stamp to mail. Projects will come with some sort of instruction/guide sheet, but you are free to do what you want with what you receive.

– All I ask in return is that you post an image of your project somewhere with the hashtag #47centproject and let me know that you did.

You can request an envelope via the private message function here on Tumblr or on Instagram. You can also send me an email at whiskeyandscissors@gmail.com

I’m game! Sounds like so much fun, do it!

Yorkshire Curd Tart With Yorkshire Rhubarb

SERVES 6

Yorkshire is more famous for Yorkshire
pudding, but the curd tart deserves more
attention than it gets. I remember in the
school holidays my mum would bring tarts
back from the local bakery and all the family
would sit around scoffing them and washing
them down with cups of tea. We serve our
rhubarb curd tart with a hay cream. The
toasted hay has a wonderfully nutty aroma
that marries so perfectly with the soft, sweet
curds. But, more than that, for me the smell
of the hay evokes memories of childhood
summertime as much as the curd tart itself.
Which is a nice thought when in the depths
of the Hunger Gap.

Paleo Chocolate Chili

In sixth-grade English, our class read a story about a Native American tribe in the Southwest. I’ve forgotten all but one fascinating detail of that story: the family ate meat cooked with chocolate. Thanks to my dad’s rule that we must at least try everything once, I ate a lot of weird stuff as a kid—raw lamb in kibbeh, chicken livers, capers—but this was something I simply couldn’t fathom. Chocolate! With meat! Now, I’m a sucker for anything that’s sweetly savory, and every time I reach for the cocoa, I smile at the memory of 11-year-old me. This chili is spicy but not hot. Reminiscent of mole, the flavors are rich, mellow, and deep.