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Smoky Barbecued Pork Ribs with Sauce

May 30, 2016 Recipes  No comments

My wife usually cooks ribs (one of her favorite meals) in the oven with just salt and pepper for seasoning. Since she was away playing with the grand-kids today, I grabbed the ribs from the refrigerator and emptied the spice cabinet!

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Chicken Caeser “Pizza”

May 19, 2016 Uncategorized  No comments

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Cauliflower Pizza Casserole

May 10, 2016 Recipes  No comments

I love pizza!!! That has been one of the hard things about going grain free. Pizza. I could eat it once or twice a day.

Sometimes you just get a need for pizza.

Imagine if a loaded deep-dish pizza had a three-some with baked ziti and a head of cauliflower. Their baby would look something like this. Cauliflower, homemade Italian sausage, pepperoni, veges, three kinds of olives, two kinds of cheese and more.

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Herb Crusted Roast Pork Loin

April 27, 2016 Recipes  No comments

The multitude of herbs and oil make a crunchy crust bursting with flavor.

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Garlic Rosemary Pepper Shrimp

April 18, 2016 Recipes  No comments

This is my new favorite shrimp recipe.  The herbs give it a richness.  The peppers give it some heat.  Allowing the oil to infuse with the flavors prior to cooking the shrimp allows those flavors to embed themselves in the cooking process.

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Turkish Stuffed Peppers

April 5, 2016 Recipes  No comments

I almost took the lazy way out for dinner tonight and picked up a rotisserie chicken at the market. However, I had a hunger for stuffed peppers and an herb garden bursting with fresh mint. What to do?

I found a recipe that fit the bill and modified it to our eating preferences. Lots of healthy macro-nutrients and bursting with flavor. Never would have considered putting a handful of mint in stuffed peppers, but it worked.

Mint, garlic, raisins, dried apricots, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, Aleppo pepper, the list goes on.

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Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Walnut Chermoula

April 3, 2016 Recipes  No comments

My Saturday morning routine is to may breakfast and enjoy it with my wife.  Then I retire to my cave and answer emails while watching cooking shows.  Some of my favorites are

  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • New Scandinavian Cooking
  • Good Eats
  • Jacques Pépin

I have recently found the show “Joanne Weir Gets Fresh“.  This recipe for Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons and Walnut Chermoula aired today was this one and I had to try it.

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Basil-Mint Pesto

March 24, 2016 Recipes  No comments

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Avocado Salsa

March 13, 2016 Recipes  No comments

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Romesco Sauce

March 5, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Somehow I discovered Romesco Sauce and life will never be the same.

Romesco (Catalan pronunciation: [ruˈmɛsku]) is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated from Tarragona, Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain. The fishermen in this area made this sauce to eat with fish.[1] It is typically made from any mixture of roasted or raw almonds, pine nuts, and/or hazelnuts, roasted garlic, olive or sunflower oil, bitxo peppers (similar to New Mexico chiles) and/or nyora peppers (a sun dried, small, round variety of red bell pepper). Flour or ground stale bread may be used as a thickener or to provide texture. Other common ingredients include roasted tomatoes, red wine vinegar and onions. Leaves of fennel or mint may be added, particularly if served with fish or escargot...

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