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the simple things, done right: a shim breakfast

*yawn* i am truly not a morning person. never have been. nope. even, i might add with a solid 8 hrs of sweet, sweet shut-eye. but goddamit, i am also of the type that is as fucking useless as rehab is to lindsay lohan without a good breakfast. although this ain’t solving pi or anything […]

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cheezburger cheezburger two times: shim re-spins the frittata

oh yes. fast, easy and fucking delicious. not to mention, infinitely versatile. i.e. here we use leftover burger/ground beef, but you can add anything you deem edible. essentially a basic egg dish not unlike an omelette, but more of a crust-less quiche. check it: do thusly: we had a leftover burger. i mashed it up. […]

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good reads: jim harrison’s the raw and the cooked

whether you be searching for the perfect cool summer read or possibly a spicy foodie tome with balls big enough for rachael ray to choke on, i give you: mighty jim harrison’s the raw and the cooked. this book’s basically got it all: the adventures of a guy that masterfully and effortlessly lays down words, […]

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almost benny: a shim special edition of eggs benedict

hell to the yiz-eah!! this is the certifiably best cure for any/all weekend debauchery, wink wink, you know who you are. i submit to you: eggs almost benny à la shim. a humble re-working of the age-old classic, eggs benedict (not named after the pope, fyi). the difference here is, my friends, try and down […]

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cool summer classics: shim spins cobb salad

goddamn it’s hot out! but i still gots to get my eat on, i tell you what. this is the perfect summer dish: substantial, carb-free and incredibly delish. and pretty easy to make. ok, so about 40 mins of prep, but it’s easy prep, and dear shimmy, your digital sherpa, is here to guide the […]

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shim spins the classics: italian sausage-pepper-onion sandwich

as we slide into july and, thus, triple-digit temps, i fucking seriously hate to even look at the stove, nevermind turn it on. but sometimes being hungry for anything not just straight out of the fridge can be a powerful lure. and dammit, i love italian food. fear not, my friends: this sammich is terribly […]

greece is the word: shim recommends – greek salad

pondering the cold, dark emptiness of your fridge—and possibly your soul? what will you stick in yer gob this evening? it’s hot, it’s sweaty, it’s gross: it’s summer in austin! bleh. wouldn’t a nice cold salad hit the spot? i submit to you: shim-style greek salad, fit for gods (and also puny mortals): my wife […]

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shim does thin crust

oh yeah, i know what you’re thinkin’: damn shim, but i wasn’t born in sicily! well, believe it or not, but neither was i. i know. i know. unpossible. but YES, you too may taste of this tastebud partay in yer own domicile. it’s true. i.e. even the one that i totally fuct up is […]

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seeking nirvana-the kitchen edition: shim recommends cookbooks

a quote to live by: “every good meal begins with a murder.” a few years ago, i lived above a stoopid fucking snaggle-toothed troll that decided, at 3 am to walk her dog. what’s the problem? you ask. well, “she” was deep frying a bunch at the time. needless to say, due to her mount […]

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hackus modus operandi: bacon, blue cheese and red potato salad

i am inspired by the words of my sweet, departed granny. everytime we would eat out somewhere she was bound to aside “i could make this, but better.” sure, the woman was a damn fine cook, but a tender young shim used to get so caught up in the deliciousness of the moment that i […]

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