Tag: side dish

Food Gold: (Almost) Anything Goes Red Cabbage + Kale Slaw

Posted on Mar 8th, 2012

If you thought that cole slaw was the only slaw in town, you are missing out good people. I really love the red cabbage and kale slaw we are going to make this week, mostly because the flavor combos are really modular. I went in a Southwest direction with the lime juice, cilantro and Braggs but you could just as easily go in with fish sauce, ginger and scallions. Almost anything goes! Serve with rich, fatty foods and enjoy. Read More

Food Gold: Perfect Potatoes #Swag

Posted on Oct 20th, 2010

For this week’s Food Gold we are taking you back to culinary boot camp and showing you how to turn out the most perfect roasted potatoes you and your guests have ever eaten. These spudz are crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside and seasoned at the very last moment, not unlike Pomme Frites. But, these are much “healthier” since they are roasted and not deep fried. I’m kind of whatever about health but I can say that these are super easy to make and require little to no effort once you get the basic science (dry potatoes = crispy potatoes) down.

So check it out grazzhopperz, you can use this format for any crispy potato dish you make, the only things that are critical are that potatoes are very dry when they hit the hot oil and that you salt them AFTER they are done roasting/cooking. Thanks to Food Gold friend Sam Goldman for his guru guidance with this cook-ology. Read More

Food Gold: Kale with Garlic Oil and Bacon

Posted on Sep 16th, 2010


Guest appearance from Ludwig Von Pig

I’m a biiiiiiig fan of leafy greens and Kale is hand down one of my favorites. It’s incredibly good for you, edgy in all the right ways (raw or cooked it always has some kick) and wildly in season right now. This week we are going to show you how to make sauteed kale with garlic oil and bacon, a magnificent side if there ever was one. We snazz it up here with a bit of red wine vinegar and red pepper, but you could just as easily leave those things out and still catch the vibes. This goes perfect with Pork Meatballs, btw! Read More

Food Gold: Spicy Black Beans with Chorizo and Sour Cream

Posted on Jul 14th, 2010

I know we’ve been a little light and lively with our recent FOOD GOLD recipes so for this week I decided to get back to the pleasure zones of carbs, meat and fats. Today’s dish, Spicy Black Beans with Chorizo and Lime Sour Cream contains all those things and is super hearty and ready to party. I like to serve it as a thick and zesty dip, alongside plenty of tortilla chips. Dipset! Dipset! Dipset! Read More