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Minimally Invasive  Short Rib Ragu


Minimally Invasive. Sounds like a medical term, right? Nope. Minimally Invasive is one of our very own: a creative, bold, and talented cook, a graphic designer, photographer, and “weekend warrior” in the kitchen. As she tells us on her FOOD52 profile page, she tries to eat mostly meatless (she’s minimally invasive!) -- but then again, she really enjoys “a good burger or a rich bit of pork.” We are so on the same page. And how could we not? Minimally Invasive’s photographs are so enticing, so gorgeous, that we can’t help but ogle. And then start planning our next grocery list to try to recreate them ourselves.

It’s clear that Minimally Invasive’s style of eating is carried on right into her kitchen adventures. She’s got her fair share of wonderful vegetarian recipes: Spicy Mushroom Soup, Triple Garlic Pizza, Grilled Potato Rounds with Pesto and Shaved Asparagus. But then – but then! – comes the meat. And oh, that meat is good. Her Short Rib Ragu (pictured above) gets us weak in the knees. Her Smoked Corn Chowder with Crispy Duck Skin is, well, pretty much genius. With Minimally Invasive weekend-warrior-ing in the kitchen, we know we’ll be eating well – minimally invasive-ly. 


Read our profile Q&A with Minimally Invasive below, and check out her beautiful blog here.

  • What's the strangest food you've ever eaten?
    I don't really consider it strange (though others do), but I'm a big fan of tongue, blood boudin and turtle meat.

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Brussels sprouts when I can find them, mostly because I can't have them when my husband's around.

  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My stainless steel table, which more than doubled the counter space in our poorly-designed kitchen.

  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    Six? I don't know; I don't entertain as often as I'd like.


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Comments (9)


over 3 years ago Giggles

I'm new here and I'm excited to get to know you and try some of your recipes! BTW, I love tongue too!


over 3 years ago jenniebgood

Hi MI - I made your Short Rib Ragu for the Superbowl this past weekend - it was such a fantastic dish and got great reviews from my family! Thanks for an inspiring dish. Oh - I just noticed you have a blog! Signing off to check it out!


over 3 years ago Panfusine

Congrats on the spotlight.. That is a GORGEOUS blog you have there!


over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Great to see you in the spotlight MI! Your blog is really beautiful!


over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That corn chowder is out of this world! Great spotlight!


over 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

so nice to see you in the spotlight, MI!


over 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I must check out your blog, your recipes are amazing as are the pictures. Congratulations on the spotlight!


over 3 years ago calendargirl

Congrats, Minimally Invasive! Your blog is beautiful, and not only did I notice the pecans on that astonishing cake, but the LIGHT in all of your photos! Wonderful.


over 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

Whoo hoo! One of my absolute favorites :)