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Author: Slim Man

Slim Man Cooks Fried Calamari with a Baltimore Twist

Click on the pic to see the YouTube video  Slim Man Cooks Fried Calamari with a Baltimore Twist   I’d never cooked fried calamari before. I order it in restaurants all the time. I figured, why bother make it at home? I’ll tell you why…it’s really good when you make it yourself—especially my SlimTastic recipe! It’s a lot less greasy, too. Those deep fryers in restaurants are…funky. And this dish is really quick. I...

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Slim Man Cooks Pasta with Lemon and Limoncello

I love lemons. Every morning for as long as I can remember—which ain’t long—I take a lemon, cut it in half, squeeze half into a large glass, fill it with water and chug it.Then I take the other half-lemon and do it all again. Seriously. Two huge glasses of fresh lemon water every morning. Sure, I have to carry a Porta-Potty with me wherever I go for the next hour, but I do lemon water...

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Slim Man Cooks Shrimp with Pesto

A few years ago, I did a little something for the Food Network. They had a series called “Calling All Cooks” and I reached out to them. I was surprised when they called me back and told me they wanted to do a show featuring some of my recipes. One of the recipes the Food Network chose was my grandmother Angela’s signature dish, pasta piselli, which is pasta with a sauce of peas, cauliflower, tomatoes,...

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Slim Man Cooks Minestrone

Click on the pic to see the YouTube video Minestrone I made this soup last night.  It was the best I ever made, if I may say so myself. A couple things… Italians don’t use a lot of corn.  I put some in this recipe.  Why?  Because it tastes real good.  I like the texture, too.  And the color it adds. Pancetta is Italian bacon.  If you are a vegetarian, you can skip the pancetta. ...

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Slim Man Cooks Broccoli and Peppers

Broccoli and Peppers My Dad didn’t like vegetables. I’d try to get him to eat a salad and he’d say, “I’m 86-years-old! I’ve made it this far without eating that shit, and I ain’t startin’ now!” He wasn’t a warm and fuzzy guy. He’d give it to you straight, right between the eyes. But when I put this sauce over pasta, he liked it, even though it’s vegan. If I had told him it was...

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