The Ladybird Diner – Lawrence, KS

I've been making more of an effort to check out local restaurants outside of my usual rotation. The Ladybird has been on my radar since I started hearing buzz about it on Facebook a few months ago. Recently opened, the seem to have developed quite the following...

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Getting a little fancy with breakfast…

I recently got myself a set of plating rings so I thought I'd give them a test drive with my breakfast. From the bottom up, this is sweet potato hash, scrambled eggs, guacamole and bacon. I garnished the plate with some wee bitty tomatoes from the...

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Further Adventures in Sous Vide: Steak

Ah, sous vide. I had mixed results with my first experiment with sous vide eggs. Next up to bat... Steak. After spending some time on Modernist Cuisine and Sansaire's websites, I found a recipe for a marinade that is supposed to produce results that mimic a dry-aged...

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Adventures in Sous Vide

I love myself a kitchen gadget. Enter the Sansaire, an immersion circulator targeted at the home cook. At a price tag of $199, it isn't exactly cheap but it is priced much lower than other countertop 'home' models. Why sous vide? According to Sansaire's website, sous...

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Recipe: Paleo Sweet Potato Hash

There are countless versions of Paleo sweet potato hash recipes floating around the net and on Facebook. This is my version. I've been making it at least once a week for the last few months. It isn't pretty but it tastes good! A few quick tips... I do julienne the...

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Splurge Meal: Merchants Pub & Plate in Lawrence, KS

This was perhaps a little naughty but I started off my new plan with a splurge meal. I'm allowing myself one meal out every week. The guidelines I'm following when choosing a restaurant? No fast food. I'd prefer to go to indy places over chains. Rather than choosing a...

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A Diet Without Dieting (and a recipe for Taco Soup!)

I've been MIA from blogging for a while. Lots of changes at work, which includes a stint on nights for me. That... will mess you up! The schedule flip, that is. Everything has gotten out of whack. My routines. Eating. Just living in general. Take a look at the picture...

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Recipe: Paleo Chocolate Chili

I've recently started following a kind of Paleo-type thing. Good sources of healthy proteins and fats. Lots of veggies. Some fruit. No sugar, processed foods, grains, dairy, legumes, MSG or carrageenan. Being a project person, I got into planning out menus for the...

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