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Sous Vide Baby Back Ribs with Brown Sugar Rub

Wet or dry ribs? Why not both? This is an amazing rib recipe that’s perfect to make ahead of time. If using a zip bag, we recommend clipping the seal area to the side of the pot with a clip. A freezer bag or vacuum-sealing is preferable for this recipe.

Serves 6

Cooktime: 24 hours sous vide

Ingredients:

  • 3 racks Baby Back Ribs (about 4.5 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Ancho Chili Powder
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Black Pepper- grinded
  • Salt to taste

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BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • Jus from the bag of ribs post cook
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup 
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes

Steps: 

  1. Set Nomiku water bath to 65 °C (149°F).
  2. Mix your spices in a large bowl and generously rub onto all three slabs. Seal ribs and remove air from bag. Sous vide for 24 hours. 
  3. Remove after 24 hours. Heat up your broiler or grill to the highest temperature. Remove racks from bag and salt front and back of rack. Sear under broiler on high or grill for 2 minutes each side.
  4. In a small sauce pan on medium heat, pour in all jus from the bag of ribs and add sugar, ketchup, vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Stir and reduce until it thickens up and can coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Plate ribs and sauce as desired.

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5,000 Likes and Thank Yous!

imageAhhhh! Thank you everyone!! From getting our Kickstarter for our new Nomiku funded in less than 12 hours to getting us to more than 5K likes on Facebook—you guys are amazing!! Thank you, thank you! We’re so happy to have the best community ever :)

Much love,
The Nomiku Team

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Fast Co. x Nomiku

Have you read the feature about Nomiku from Fast Company? Learn more about the new Nomiku, how we’re making it happen, and why this is our passion. 

Read the piece here.

-The Nom Team

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The Nom and Omnivore Salt Team Are Such Winers!

The Nomiku team was so lucky to have spent our Saturday afternoon with the Omnivore Salt team! We spent the day cooking and bottling wine—a perfect weekend treat if you ask us! The Omnivore Salt team has been such a big supporter of ours, especially during our current Kickstarter campaign for the new Nomiku. 

Here’s some pictures from the event:

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Some Frequently Asked Kickstarter Questions

Hi everyone!

We have a little over two weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign and are so humbled by the support you’ve given us! We’re on our way to meeting our stretch goals and can’t wait to change the future of food with you. 

There’ve been some questions that a lot of you have been asking, so we wanted to make sure you got ‘em answered!

Are you only shipping to the USA?
Nope, not all! We will be shipping our 120V version of Nomiku to the US and Canada. Because of certain settings on Kickstarter, our project is listed as only shipping to the US, but rest assured, we will be shipping to Canada, too. If you back for a Nomiku and want it shipped to Canada, please add $10 to your pledge for shipping. 

What about for international backers?
We’ll also be manufacturing an International model (220/240V) of the new Nomiku and shipping it internationally as well! You’ll notice a $10 international backer level in the rewards now. If you pledge at this level, you’ll reserve an international model Nomiku and be among the first to get ‘em! The $10 will go towards the Kickstarter price of Nomiku of $149 (which will never be offered again after the campaign ends) as well as shipping to your destination address. If you want more than one Nomiku, please pledge $10 per Nomiku. We will follow up with you post-campaign about next steps. 

When are the Nomikus shipping?
We have a projected ship date of March 2015 for the 120V (US/Canadian) model.For the 220/240V (International model), we don’t have a firm timeline just yet, but we’ll be keeping you posted! We anticipate it shipping after the 120V model in 2015. We’ll be working our butts off to get both models shipped as quickly as possible!

What about the Tender app?
The Tender app, the new Nomiku’s companion app, will be released at the same time as the Nomikus. It will be available for both iOS and Android. 

Wait. What is the Tender app?
Don’t worry, no swiping left or right for our sweet and sticky ribs. The Tender App utilizes Nomiku’s Wi-Fi connection so that you can send recipes directly from your phone to Nomiku. With Tender, you can create and share recipes—never salivate in vain over what your friends are cooking and eating. You can also use Tender to turn on and check on your Nomiku remotely. Never feel disconnected from your kitchen, no matter where you are and always be a part of our already vibrant Nomiku community. 

So why Wi-Fi?
Besides working in tandem with our Tender app (read above) and making your sous vide set-up super badass, having connectivity with your Nomiku while you’re away from your kitchen just makes sous viding that much easier. For instance, you can drop in a sealed bag of steak into a Nomi-water bath before heading out for the day. Set the Nomiku to a temperature for pasteurization (but not cooking) to hold your steak safely while you’re gone. When you’re headed home, use Tender to turn on your Nomiku remotely to have a perfectly cooked steak for dinner. What sounds better than coming home to amazing food every night? Hmm??

But I just got the first-gen Nomiku!
We’ll be offering a loyalty program for our backers who also get the new Nomiku! More info will be sent out post-campaign about the program. 

Confused. What is this even? Sous vide? What? Huh?
We’re not a big thermometer or a fancy pot decoration—Nomiku is a sous vide device, perfect for the home cook and professional kitchens alike. What is sous vide you ask? Check out our site’s FAQ for more information. Just know that sous vide will aid you in crafting perfectly cooked, otherworldly dishes consistently (without the use of a stove or other heating element).

I still have questions!
No problem! We’re reachable in most every social media channel! Send us a private message on Facebook, Tweet at us on Twitter, direct message us on Instagram (and check out all our lovely videos and photos), or shoot us an email at Info@nomiku.com. We’ll typically get back to you within the same day no matter how you contact us. 

Many thanks,
The Nomiku Team

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Nomiku x ODB Giveaway!


We’ve teamed up with Our Daily Brine for a giveaway of a shiny new Nomiku! In addition to getting the Nomiku, you’ll also be eligible for the Kickstarter price of the new wi-fi connected Nomiku that’s on Kickstarter right now! The KS will never be offered again after the campaign is over, so if you want to get in on the deal, make sure to back now. 

There’s three ways to enter:

1. Like Nomiku and Our Daily Brine on Facebook and share the above image
2. If you’re on Instagram, follow Nomiku and ODB and repost the photo
3. If entering via Twitter, follow Nomiku and ODB and retweet the contest link and photo
4. After completing one or more of the above, go here to enter your contact information to complete your entry

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All 4 Nom and Nom For All!

imageNomming is way more fun with good friends and family. Check out our backer level where you can pledge $499 for four of our new wi-fi connected Nomikus!! So now you can perfectly cook your food in good company or you can have four times the sous vide power all to yourself. They’re going to retail at $249 per unit, so try to get in on this deal while you can. 

Get your friends and family on board, and please continue to share our project as we continue to work towards our stretch goals! Thanks so much!

Happy Nomming,
The Nom-team

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Kickstarter Stretch Goals: New Knob Colors

Because of you, we’ve surpassed our $500K milestone! With your continued support, we get closer and closer to our stretch goals, which includes different colored knobs! Please continue to share our project—and if you have any suggestions for new knob colors, let us know :) 

Happy Friday,
The Nom-crew

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Sous Vide Chicken Tikka Masala

Cooking time: 1 hour sous vide

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts - cubed (about 2-3 breasts)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves - chopped 
  • 3 teaspoons Grated Ginger
  • 4 Pods of Cardamom - crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric
  • 1/2 Onion - diced
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee (2 for chicken, 1 for sauce)
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro - chopped 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Sea Salt 
  • Steamed rice 

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Steps:

  1. Set up Nomiku water bath and turn temperature to 63°C (145°F).
  2. In a zip bag, add your cubed chicken breast. Next add in garlic, ginger, and all spices - turmeric, coriander, cumin, cardamom, red pepper flakes, and 2 tablespoons of ghee. Give your zip bag a good massage to fully blend the chicken with the mixture. Seal using the water displacement method. Sous vide for 1 hour. 
  3. While the chicken is in the water bath, heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a sauce pan on medium. Put in chopped onions and cook until brown. Add in your tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and salt. Turn the stove to low and slowly pour in heavy cream while stirring. Let simmer until chicken is ready. 
  4. Turn the stove off. Remove the chicken bag from the water bath. Pour the entire content of the bag into the sauce pan and stir until fully incorporated. Stir in most of the cilantro but keep a little handful for garnish. 
  5. Plate and top with cilantro.

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The 500K Milestone!

Wow. A BIG thank you to everyone for your incredible support! Because of you we’ve reached a big milestone in our Kickstarter campaign—reaching $500K! We’re so grateful for your belief in us, and with your continued support, we can continue to do so much more! 

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The more that our campaign is shared, the closer our stretch goals get. 

Here are some ways to help, share our project (http://bit.ly/sous-vide-nomiku) on Facebook, write about why you backed us, and tag at least five friends who share your passion for great food.

Example: This is seriously a game changer for my kitchen!  http://bit.ly/sous-vide-nomiku @Barack NomNom @Michele Foooooooodgetinmahbelly @Lisa Pizza @Steve Jobistoeat @Bill Gatewaytomyheartisthroughmahbelly

This sharing also works well on Twitter! 

Here’s a taste of our Stretch Goals:

750K:

We’re 250K away from different colored knobs! Below are some ideas from our current color study. We’re listening to what you’re saying so keep talking, let’s collaborate!

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Black with green cord
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2 Million

A carrying case comes with the Nomiku. It may also double as packaging so that the Nom experience is as green as possible. Why is this stretch goal so high? Because we want to make a quality carrying case that’s beautiful and can stand serious use. This adds significant cost to our bill of materials and we can only make it if the economy of scale is there. We want to make this happen and with 20 days left, the only way we can get there is through you, so please get the word out!

And please remember, we’ve added a level for international backers! Pledge at the $10 international level and you reserve your place in line for an international model new Nomiku when they ship. We don’t have a timeline for that model, but we will keep you posted—it will ship after our projected March 2015 ship date of the US/Canada model. The $10 will go towards the $149 KS price and shipping to your destination. 

With gratitude,
Lisa, Abe, Bam, Patrick, and Monica