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My Favorite Chili

November 16, 2018 Uncategorized  No comments

Winter is coming and it feels like a great time for a big pot of chili.  I love the taste of a variety of fresh peppers and many spices.

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Fat Bombs

January 30, 2018 Recipes  No comments

A couple of months ago my doctor decided that I was getting strong enough to try a Ketogenic diet.  This is designed to convince the body to stop burning sugar and, instead, burn fat.  Since the toxins I was exposed to are stored in fat cells, this does double duty of losing weight and getting rid of stored toxins.  It also helps to fuel the brain and repair any damage done to the neurological system.

On this diet, I am supposed to eat only 5% carbs, 25% protein and 70% fat.  (I aim at keeping my carb intake down to 20g per day.  That is equivalent to 1.5 Reeses cups or a half of a medium order of McDonalds fries.  All day!)

It is hard to find that much fat without consuming carbs.   One of the cures is to make and eat fat bombs as a snack.  They are made of healthy fats and no added sugar.

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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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Italian Sausage

May 11, 2016 Recipes  No comments

I like making my own Italian sausage so I have control over the flavors.  It works well with either ground pork or ground turkey.

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Maple-Chipotle Salmon

April 26, 2016 Recipes  No comments

This had a great combination of sweet and spicy.  It serves well with roasted asparagus and avocado salsa.

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Chicken Cacciatore

April 20, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Tonight we could not decide what to make for dinner, so we did the obvious thing . . . asked our barista! She said she was hungry for Chicken Cacciatore. So we walked down to the market for fresh ingredients and I PFC’ized it.

We ended up with bowls of Italian PFC Yumm and enough left over for lunches.

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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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Moroccan Eggs (Shakshouka)

April 10, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Weekends are a time to splurge on breakfast.  I usually have the same thing every morning for breakfast, the weekend gave me an opportunity to spice it up for my wife.

Shakshouka is a dish from North Africa and the Middle East. Because it has eggs it is often seen as a breakfast item. However, it is eaten as an evening meal in the Middle East.

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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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