Monthly Archives: May 2009

Octopus, See!?

We have cooked this impressive cephalapod, this leviathan, this eight-legged chicken of the sea several times before. We have boiled it forever to tenderize the darned thing. And we have liked it quite a bit. What’s not to like about … Continue reading

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After a week without meat

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Last Ditch Lasagna

This is a recipe written by the diminished stocks of a refrigerator a day before market day. I don’t suggest you go out and shop for this, but if you find yourself with just a few things in refrigerator, try … Continue reading

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Dessert a la Dylan

Kids love dessert so I guess it was no surprise that Dylan's first "recipe" would be of the sweet variety. Last week he announced to Jowa and myself that he wanted to make a special dessert for us that he … Continue reading

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Quinoa Chickpea Marinara (and yogurt?)

Here’s a meatless recipe in the spirit of our week of eating virtually no meat inspired by Do The Green Thing’s Easy On The Meat Campaign (tho admittedly my day job has required the consumption of pork buns, some new … Continue reading

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Easy on the Meat week at Gastrokid

We're big fans of Do the Green Thing, a cool site, blog, nay full-on social experience that aims to help educate and inspire about seven simple ways to live a greener life. One of those simple ways is a mini-culinary … Continue reading

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Superfast Squid and Marinara

It really couldn’t be much easier: buy some cleaned squid at a fishmonger or a good supermarket (like Whole Foods). Slice squid it into thin little circles, and simmer it in your favorite marinara until tender, about 7 minutes. If … Continue reading

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Korean Dinner Party Leftover Continued – Stewed Chicken and Potatoes

I'd never tasted this dish before and, frankly, was a little skeptical about how good it would taste. But the stewing in soy, sake, garlic and red pepper flakes is inspired. If I was making this purely for a family … Continue reading

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Souper Cool Soup (and Cereal) Spoon for Kids

This thing is souper cool. It got picky 4 year old Desmond to eat, well, the breakfast cereal he already loves (Kashi Mighty Bites. Sweet, yes. Corn syrupy, no). While it didn’t assist in getting him to try any other … Continue reading

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Gastrokid’s Annual Fava Bean Recipe

Every year, fava beans’ fast and fleeting season gets us excited when we first see them at the farmer’s market. And we buy a ton. And then we get them home and remember why we only cooked them once last … Continue reading

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