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Vietnamese Marinade for Chicken and Eggplant

This is the marinade I used for the rice noodle bowls for my Vietnamese noodle bowls, also from VFAD. Would work for beef or shrimp as well, since that’s what the recipe recommends (I used chicken and eggplant).

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Arugula Pesto

A pesto that works for Whole30. I would say I liked this just ok, but it’s a convenient condiment to have right now in the fridge.

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“Dump” Ranch

I get the sense this recipe is quite popular with the Whole30 crowd. I liked it quite a bit – we’ve been using it throughout the week, mostly for salads, but I also just used it to garnish some buffalo chicken wraps (recipe to follow).

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Giardiniera

We used these as a condiment for the roast beef sandwiches we made for John’s 40th.

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Stir Fry Sauce

Another Nom Nom recipe that has been on my list for awhile. Finally made it and have now used it twice: to make her asparagus beef (recipe to follow) and to make a basic chicken broccoli stir fry this evening.

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Thai Dressing

A salty but tasty salad dressing from Nom Nom Paleo.

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Green ‘Beast’ Dressing

Another Nom Nom Paleo recipe. John and I weren’t super into this as a salad dressing, but it worked solidly as a chicken marinade.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Stock

This is a more ambitious stock recipe than I usually do for Thanksgiving, but I needed it for another recipe and it did end up being quite flavorful. Came in handy for leftover recreations too.

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Pickled Daikon

A sweet pickling recipe I made to use up the rest of the daikon John bought for our izakaya meal (another daikon recipe in this vein to follow). This is an easy one.

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Ramp Pesto

Good use of ramps! I loosely followed this recipe for inspiration. I used this later in pasta (recipe to follow) and it was delicious.

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