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Hawaiian Street Corn with SPAM + Pineapple (gluten-free)


Hawaiian Street Corn with SPAM + Pineapple | www.thepigandquill.com |#glutenfree #summer #recipeHey guys, and welcome to Day Two of Street Corn Two Ways. It’s a pretty efficient series. Yesterday, we started things off with this classic Mexican Street Corn thingy and today we’re wrappin’ it on up with an islandy (I guess? For lack of better descriptor?) spin that’s sweet and salty and soy-y and scallion-y and best of all bests — SPAMMY.

*contended sigh*

SPAM is, no joke, one of my most favorite food groups ever. Like, remember that time I was like, “out with factory farmed meat!
Um, canni tell you a secret?
I never ditched the SPAM.
(Shhhhhhhhhh, fancy people think this blog is clean and legit and whole foodsie and stuff.)

Hawaiian Street Corn with SPAM + Pineapple | www.thepigandquill.com |#glutenfree #summer #recipe

Hawaiian Street Corn with SPAM + Pineapple | www.thepigandquill.com |#glutenfree #summer #recipe

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#SoLetsPigOut / Asian / Giveaway / Gluten-Free / Paleo(ish) / Recipes / Salad / Summer

Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette + a California Olive Ranch Olive Oil Giveaway — #SoLetsPigOut

Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette | www.thepigandquill.com | #glutenfree #paleoish #soletshangoutRemember that time it was 1:30 in the morning and your #SoLetsPigOut Day 3 joint post with Gina was supposed to go live in 6 hours? But then you spent a good 40 minutes googling The Bachelorette spoilers? And eating too many handfuls of Chicago mix popcorn? But really you just picked out all the caramel ones?

Hello. Welcome to my now.
We should totally be talking about salad.

When Gina and I were brainstorming the menu for #SoLetsPigOut, she was stuck in the midst of some Whole 30 BS and I was in the process of shoving circus animal cookies in my face. So when it came time to choose a main course of sorts, naturally we both honed right in on salad. Her because, um, grass and twigs and whole stuff. And me because salad later = more cookies now, and that’s the kinda math I can get behind. I mean, it’s right up there with

you! + me! = us!
Calculus!



To the three people that got that, we’re officially BFFs. Let’s braid hair and compare retainers. Mines blue with glitter! Squeal!

Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette | www.thepigandquill.com | #glutenfree #paleoish #soletshangout

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Asian / Life / Paleo(ish) / Recipes / Spicy Love / Summer / Vegan

Green Chili-Garlic Sauce (gluten-free, paleo, vegan variation) and our chapter on Ohio

Homemade Green Chili-Garlic Sauce | www.thepigandquill.com | #glutenfree #vegan #paleoThis morning I woke up certain that I was still dreaming. A glimpse outside revealed a slate sky heavy with anticipation, a thick-striped greenbelt under the window screaming words like verdant and lush that have become few and far between on the West Coast.

And then: the staticky buzz of cicadas, audible even over the light hum of the outer belt.
Ah, yes. The midwest. Again. It’s no dream.

More years ago than I care to count, Chris and I packed up our tiny college apartment just outside of downtown San Luis Obispo and dove (or rather drove) into a new life — a presumably grown-up life — in Columbus, OH. We did it for our jobs, first — and for the small thrill that accompanies decisions that are ultimately the result of late night brainstorms brimming with youthful proclamations: we’re young! we’re nimble! extra ranch and peperoncinis!

Living in Ohio was both exactly and not at all what we expected. It was opportunity — to advance our careers, to buy our first house, to explore a part of the country we had previously (perhaps selfishly?) ignored. And to forge incomparable friendships. But it was also isolation — from our families, our friends, In-N-Out Burger, literally everything that we knew as home, all of which was still back in California.

Homemade Green-Chili Garlic Sauce | www.thepigandquill.com | #glutenfree #vegan #paleo

The four years we ended up spending out here taught us more about ourselves, about each other, than we ever could have guessed. Missing our families transformed into becoming each others’ family. Our boy-meets-girl story was slowly filled in with all those nothing really anecdotes that make up a history. Riding bikes in the thick of a summer thunderstorm. Shoveling — or rather, not shoveling — a drive. (Rookie mistake.) Crying over a dented box of Cheez-Its in the middle of the grocery store. A story for another day, I promise…

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Rice Noodles w/ Coconut-Braised Bison & Peppers (gluten-free, paleo-ish)
Asian / Gluten-Free / Paleo(ish) / Recipes / Spicy Love / Sponsored / Spring / Summer / Supper

Rice Noodles w/ Coconut-Braised Bison & Peppers (gluten-free, paleo-ish)

Something life-changing happened today. I was sweeping up around the stove when I noticed a tiny square of papery onion skin that was stubbornly clinging to the linoleum. (Oh, I hope you’re ready for a story. Sorry, jumped right in there.) And I mean, it was on there, guys. No amount of mashing the broom … Continue reading

Thai-Style Roasted Cauli Steaks (guest posting at SLHO)
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Thai-Style Roasted Cauli Steaks (guest posting at SLHO)

Hey lads and lasses, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope everyone’s donning their lucky green skivvies. In honor of this most verdant of holidays, I thought I’d send you over to So…Let’s Hang Out (SLHO), where I’m guest posting about Thai-Style Roasted Cauli Steaks (gluten-free w/ vegan option). See that pretty sauce on top? Totally … Continue reading