Eating Dirty™

Eating Dirty™

I've got a dirty little secret. I like to indulge every once and a while. Get my hands dirty in the kitchen and at the table. (Aw, come on. Admit it. You know you do, too.) That's why I'm curating this section of the site. But these aren't Oreo-wrapped-in-a-Snickers-bar-tucked-into-a-scoop-of-vanilla-ice-cream-and-deep-fried kind of recipes. I don't believe in them. They're not indulgent, but unwholesome. Eating Dirty recipes use good, local, (hopefully) organic, wholesome (and whole) ingredients. It's food for real people food who every so often don't want to count kale leaves. They're the kind of recipes you turn to when you want to lavish upon yourself. Now, am I saying eat these every day? Not. But am I encouraging you to turn to these every so often when the need for a little sexy, get your-hands-and-face-messy, over-the-top arise? You betcha.--David Leite

Zucchini Crisps Recipe

Zucchini Crisps

These little zucchini crisps are dangerously moreish and make a surprisingly stunning nosh alongside a glass of white wine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 D
  • 2
Peruvian Chicken Recipe

Peruvian Chicken

Tastes just like that terrific pollo a la brasa with the insanely addictive green sauce from the local Peruvian joint—minus the long wait in line.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 3
Smoked Chicken Recipe

Smoked Chicken

Crisp skin. Succulent meat. A pervasive smokiness. And a pronounced yet balanced spice rub. That’s what you get with this hen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
Coconut Panna Cotta Recipe

Coconut Panna Cotta

“The easiest panna cotta I have made.” “Absolutely delicious.” “Very dangerous.” That’s what folks are saying about this dessert.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 8
Barbecue Beef Ribs Recipe

Barbecue Beef Ribs

The predominant ingredient in this masterfully melded barbecue sauce? It’s the bourbon that makes it so darn smooth.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 6
Gluten Free Fried Chicken Recipe

Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

“The flavors are out of this world and the crispness of the coating is spectacular.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Southwestern Turkey Sliders Recipe

Southwestern Turkey Sliders

The number one complaint of folks who don’t like turkey burgers is dryness. Number two is blandness. This recipe is neither.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Lemon Ginger Popsicles Recipe

Ginger and Lemon Popsicle

Sometimes the simplest of things are simply stunning—like this lemon popsicle recipe, which is worthy of some serious whistles.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Mussels and Beer Recipe

Steamed Mussels in Beer

This simple summer crowd-pleaser has “easy entertaining” scrawled all over it. (Pssst. Don’t forget the bottle opener.)

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Moroccan Salad Recipe

Moroccan Salad

Acidity. Saltiness. Sharpness. Herbaciousness. This North African salad is where all these elements collide to quite lovely effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Roast Peaches with Granola Recipe

Roast Peaches with Easy Granola

Five-spice powder ups the ante on roast peaches. The quickest and most perfect granola we’ve ever had seals the deal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Smoked Chicken Recipe

Fette Sau Dry Rub

This recipe yields ample dry rub, which is a good thing seeing as you’re going to want to slather it on everything you smoke or grill.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
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