Peanut Miso Noodle Slaw

Oxo Spiralizer - The Duo Dishes

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If you’re a follower on social media, you may have seen a few posts about another project I’ve been working on since late May. It’s called 30 to Lifestyle–a health and fitness website that features a 30-day challenge with curated exercises and recipes. Perhaps you guessed that I’m creating the recipes, which would be correct. The months have flown by as I’ve been working on ideas, a handful of which have been based around our sponsors. This one features a spiralizer from Oxo who signed up on a prize contributor a couple of weeks ago. I have a number of their products in my kitchen, as I’m sure many of you do as well. They’re sturdy, reliable and span the range of indispensable to task-specific. I would throw this spiralizer into the latter category. It may not be a foundation tool for anyone looking to stock their kitchen, it is a piece of equipment that will enhance the way you incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meals. Here’s a recipe that incorporates Oxo’s hand-held spiralizer, resulting in a twist on your summer slaw.

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Beef & Lamb · Uncategorized

Braised Brisket and Asian Slaw Tacos

Braised Brisket Asian Slaw Tacos 1 - The Duo Dishes

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 When life hands you brisket, you gotta braise it. That’s the only option. It’s a tough cut of meat, and what better way to take care of it other than a slow, simmering bath in a Dutch oven or Crock-Pot. It will be some of the best meat you’ve eaten in your life, and thanks to braising, you don’t have to do a lot of work. Everything happens over the course of a few hours, and your responsibility is just to enjoy. The last slow cooker recipe on the blog was an ode to North Carolina-style pulled pork, and this dish also gives a nod to the South…by way of Kentucky. Let’s give a shout out to Texas as well because we all know brisket is king around those parts. This recipe brings together several influences, creating a fusion of flavors perfect for a cool evening meal.

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Poultry & Pork · Uncategorized

The Corner of Sweet and Savory

Alexia Waffle Cut Fries - Duo Dishes

The dish ‘Chicken and Waffles’ is popping up on menus all over the country. If you’re familiar with Los Angeles, then you undoubtedly know of Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, who pioneered this savory and sweet combination with their famous restaurant chain throughout Southern California. Chrystal and I are always looking for new bite-sized treats to serve up at food gatherings. It was my mission to create an original appetizer-friendly dish featuring one of Alexia’s wonderful frozen products. I have always been drawn to their Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries. Regular fries are awesome, but there’s something about waffle cut ones that take french fries to a special level. That’s when genius struck! I connected the “waffle” in waffle fries with fried chicken; and thus, this fried chicken and “waffles” dish was born. Continue reading “The Corner of Sweet and Savory”