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Forky Friday: 7/5/13

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My work schedule hasn’t changed for over a decade: I work seven consecutive ten-hour graveyard shifts, and then I get a week off. I often end up working many holidays, but thankfully, Independence Day coincided with my regularly-scheduled break, so I happily kicked back with family and friends both outdoors (e.g. swimming and fireworks!) and indoors (e.g. quality boob tube time).

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But with the kids back at day camp today, I’m back to work at my second job, busily compiling links for my Forky Friday round-up. This week, I link to stories about some of your best choices for protein, how utensils influence the taste of your dish, folks going bonkers for cronuts, and a bunch of tasty Paleo-friendly recipes.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Forky Friday: 6/28/13

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Forky Friday 6/28/13 by Michelle Tam of http://nomnompaleo.com

It’s Friday…but I’m smack-dab in the middle of my week of graveyard shifts. Please don’t rub it in that you’re off for the weekend, ‘kay?

Before I pass out, I want to share with you this week’s edition of Forky Friday, which features links about weird food sightings, how to eat Paleo on a budget, and cool dishes to beat the summer heat.

Forky Friday 6/28/13 by Michelle Tam of http://nomnompaleo.com

Ready?

You can’t surf the Interwebs without stumbling across some seriously wacked-out stuff, but I found some exceptional doozies this week. For example:

Forky Friday 6/28/13 by Michelle Tam of http://nomnompaleo.com

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Forky Friday: 6/21/13

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Forky Friday: 6/21/13 by Michelle Tam http://nomnopaleo.com

Is it Friday already? Hooray!

We submitted our pretty-much-final draft of the cookbook to our publisher late last night, and we’re more than ready to catch up on sleep and laze around with the Double-Os this weekend. 

Forky Friday: 6/21/13 by Michelle Tam http://nomnopaleo.com

Oh, and our 13th (!) wedding anniversary is on Monday, and neither of us made plans to celebrate. Whoops.

But first: Forky Friday! This week’s edition is devoted to pork, berries, exotic spices, and some cool new Kickstarter campaigns.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Oh pork, how I love you!

Forky Friday: 6/21/13 by Michelle Tam http://nomnopaleo.com

Forky Friday: 6/21/13 by Michelle Tam http://nomnopaleo.com

(These are photos of Siu Yoke—a.k.a., crispy Chinese-style roast pork belly; the recipe’s in our cookbook.)

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Forky Friday: 6/14/13

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Gadzooks! Father’s Day is THIS SUNDAY! But don’t fret if you’re unprepared—I’ve got you covered. In this edition of Forky Friday, I’ll share links about how to make the perfect steak and the best grills to cook it on. I have plenty of other ideas for gifts, too. Nothing’s too good for the top Pop in your life, right?

Even if dear old dad prefers Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joes to real food, I bet he wouldn’t turn down a home-cooked meal. For breakfast, you should make him a satisfying plate of Paleo-friendly Eggs Benedict (by Spoon & Knife, the self-described “gluten-free meat-atarian” site by my new pal Christine and her husband Mike), or my personal fave: steak and eggs!

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Want some great tips on making the PERFECT steak?

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Forky Friday: 6/7/13

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Forky Friday 5/10/13 by Michelle Tam of http://nomnompaleo.com

This week, we’re back in Austin—this time, for BlogHer Food 2013. At last year’s event in Seattle, I attended all by my lonesome (remember?) while the boys hit the town, but this year, I dragged my hubby along ‘cause I’m speaking today on the Mobile Development for Food Blogs panel.

Right now, I just finished watching the always-awesome Hank Shaw of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook teach a group of us about knife skills (did you know that the money zone of your chef’s knife is the back 2 to 3 inches?) while impersonating Napoleon Dynamite.

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I could certainly use some better knife skillz.

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So anyway, life’s been pretty hectic lately, especially with parenting, cookbook editing, and tons of travel. Oh, and don’t forget the zombie drug dealing, too. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to put together a Forky Friday for my loyal readers. See how much I love you?

On tap this week: a bunch of articles on fake food, sustainable farming, and as always, tasty recipes. 

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Vegas, Baby! (The Saveur Best Food Blog Awards)

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Hello from Sin City!

Rather than posting in my usual Forky Friday format, I’m going to share with you a bunch of links to awesomeness inspired by our trip to Las Vegas for the 4th Annual Saveur Best Food Blog Awards.

Vegas, Baby! By Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

We won last year in the Best Special Diets category, but due to my zombie drug dealing responsibilities, I couldn’t make it out to NYC for the celebration, which was held at the magazine’s test kitchen. So when I heard that current and past winners and finalists were invited to this year’s bash at the Bellagio, I immediately booked our flights. (We did our best to convince our pal Russ, a finalist in this year’s awards, to join us, but alas, The Domestic Man couldn’t make it out to the desert.)

After our arrival on Wednesday night, we treated ourselves to dinner at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. We were in a celebratory mood, but then again, any meal at restaurant without the kids feels like a special indulgence. Adult conversation? Sign me up.

Vegas, Baby! By Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

We ordered the chef’s seasonal tasting menu. To our happy surprise, we discovered that it was virtually gluten-free…that is, until dessert. I’ll write a detailed post about my meal later, but for now, I’ll share with you one of my favorite dishes of the night: l’asperge blanche

Vegas, Baby! By Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…white asparagus topped with prosciutto di Parma (shaved right off the leg on the counter) and served with a creamy butter sauce. Henry had to stop me from licking the plate clean. Next time, I’m packing a miniature spatula—a tip I learned after dining with Melicious and Dave at Barley Swine.

The next morning, the official festivities began. We headed down to breakfast at the Bellagio Pool Cafe with the whole gang from the Saveur Best Food Blog Awards.

Vegas, Baby! By Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

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Forky Friday: 5/17/13

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Welcome to another edition of Forky Friday!

For a change of scenery, this post is being produced in the dark confines of our hotel room in Orlando, Florida. With amber goggles shielding our bleary eyes, Henry and I are silently tapping away on our laptops while the Double-Os sleep in the neighboring bed. Every time I hear one of them stirring, I (quietly) slam my laptop shut and hold my breath. Who said being a blogger wasn’t glamorous?

I’m here at Disney World to attend the Food Blog Forum all day Saturday, but I hope to squeeze in some family time at the parks during my non-conference moments. These past few weeks have been a nonstop flurry of activity, so I’m looking forward to decompressing with my boys — and there’s nothing more relaxing than being flung around like a rag doll on a bunch of thrill rides. Whee!

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Enough about me — let’s get to the links. The gems I’ve curated this week include a restaurant’s “wild” menu that has some people seeing red, a spot-on rant by one of my favorite food writers, some cool giveaways, a bunch of tempting recipes, and a video that’ll inspire you to book a gastrotour of Spain.

Let’s dig in!

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Forky Friday: 5/10/13

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Forky Friday 5/10/13 by Michelle Tam of http://nomnompaleo.com

Hooray! It’s the Friday before Mother’s Day! That means I’m just two days away from being pampered by my husband and kids. Am I right?

Forky Friday 5/10/13 by Michelle Tam of http://nomnompaleo.com

*crickets*

Fine.

Let’s get back to my weekly roundup of cool links from the wild, wild web. This edition of Forky Friday is packed with lots of fun nuggets: a news segment featuring the Paleo Parents, a great salt primer, and a slew of tempting springtime recipes to whip up this weekend. You know — for your long suffering mother. *Ahem.*

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Forky Friday: 5/3/13

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Hello, pen pals! I hope you’re enjoying some sunshine in your neck of the woods! If you live in Minnesota, Wisonsin, or Iowa, I’m sorry to hear about the freak snowstorm on Wednesday. Brrrr!

But even if you’re buried under a foot of snow, this edition of Forky Friday will inspire you to search out some vibrant spring veggies. I’ve got links to great recipes and videos that’ll make you want to tackle artichokes, morels, asparagus (again!), and arugula. I’ve got a coupon code for a free 3-month subscription to Paleo Living Magazine for the iPad, and much more! 

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Who’s ready to explore the interwebs with me?

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