11
Jun
14

BBQ Chicken


BBQ Chicken

This is not your typical BBQ chicken smothered in sauce or burnt to a crisp.  This is a perfectly cooked, juicy, delicious BBQ chicken.  Now I will give you my secret to make this happen.  It starts with large breast of chicken with the bone in and skin on.  I know we have all been told to get rid of the skin but just wait and you will understand.

Now season that beautiful chicken breast by brushing each with a little olive oil and then using some salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder on the skin.

Next, get your grill smoking hot on high temperature.  Rub some olive oil on your BBQ grates and place the breast bone side down on the grill.  Now the secret, No matter what you see, how you feel, regardless of who tells you otherwise, do not turn the breasts over.  Just let them cook on one side only.  If you get a lot of smoke just open the grill for a few seconds.  If yours starts to flame, move the breast to a different position on the grill, still skin side up.

Your results will be the most beautiful BBQ chicken breast you have ever cooked.  They will be brown and crunchy on the skin side and juicy and tender on the inside.  How do you know when they are done?  When they reach your desired color of brown and crunchiness on the skin they are done.

Let the chicken breast rest before slicing in half to serve.

Ingredients:

4 chicken breast, bone in and skin on

Salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Olive oil

 

10
Jun
14

Turmeric and Cumin Rubbed Chicken Breast


Turmeric and Cumin Rubbed Chicken Breast

I love the look and flavor of turmeric.  This spice turns everything a lovely yellow color and ads unbelievable flavor.  Combined with the cumin this spice rub combination takes a simple skinless chicken breast and fills it with fantastic flavor.  As with all poultry, please do not cook it to death, it should be juicy and tender not made into a hockey puck.

 

Ingredients:

1 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. cumin

1 pinch salt

1 chicken breast, boneless and skinless

Directions:

Mix the turmeric, cumin, and salt then rub the mixture all over the chicken breast.  Place the breast in a baking dish then in a 375 oven.  Cook for about 40 minutes or until the juices run clear.  Remove from the oven and let rest before slicing.  Serve with oven roasted potatoes.

01
Jun
14

Swordfish with Quinoa Salad


Swordfish with Quinoa Salad

This is an easy dish to prepare.  The most difficult part is chopping the vegetables.  I grilled the fish and it came out very moist.  This would work in the Ignite phase of the 8 Week Run.

Swordfish is seasoned with ground pepper and chopped tarragon.  Place on a hot grill and cook for a few of minutes on each side.  How long will depend on how hot your grill is.  Do not overcook.  Remove to a serving plate.

 

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Ingredients:

2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

1 Zucchini, diced

¼ Red onion, diced

1 Bell pepper, diced (your favorite color)

3 Scallions, Chopped

2 tbsp. Olive oil

Jamaican Seasoning, as much as you like

Garden tomatoes

Directions:

Bring the water to a boil in a medium sauce pan.  Once boiling add the quinoa, stir and bring back to boil.  Reduce heat to low and let cook covered until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.  Set aside to cool.

Place the diced vegetables in a bowl, add the cooled quinoa and combine.  Season the salad with Jamaican seasoning, as much as you like.  Add the olive oil and combine.  To serve place in a ½ cup measuring cup and compact.  Place upside down on the plate and remove the measuring cup slowly.  Serve with the swordfish.  I finished the plate with just picked tomatoes.

 

29
May
14

Top Sirloin Steak Stir Fry


Top Sirloin Steak Stir Fry

Top Sirloin Steak Stir Fry

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. Olive oil

½ Yellow onion sliced

1 Red pepper sliced in strips

½ Shallot sliced

1 Zucchini slices in strips

3 Garlic cloves diced

Salt free seasoning blend, your favorite.

1 lb. Top sirloin steak sliced thin

5 Scallions sliced

 

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion, pepper, and Shallots to the hot pan. Sauté for 2 minutes and add the zucchini.  Season with a salt free seasoning blend.  Cook until tender and remove to a serving bowl.  Place the steak in the hot pan, season with the blend and sauté until cooked medium rare.  Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.  Add the vegetables back to combine.  Serve topped with the scallions.

03
May
14

Pulled pork over shredded zucchini


 

 

 

 

Pulled pork over shredded zucchin

Yes I know it has been some time since my last post.  That is another story for later.  Lynda and I have been working on getting more fit so we can grow old together.  One way to do this is to be aware of what we eat and how much.  We have been on a new program called 8 Week Run created by Mark Macdonald.  He is marvelous and has helped us drop over 30 pounds combined last year.  Now we want to get rid of that extra around the middle.  We are two weeks into this and are eating clean, not hungry and have dropped 15 pounds combined.  Check the program out and if you have questions I would be glad to answer.

Now my inspiration of the day.  I had an urge for pasta but didn’t want to have something that heavy.  So I turned zucchini into something like pasta, made sauce from scratch, added a little pork and you have my new creation.

Pulled Pork Over Shredded Zucchini

 

Ingredients:

1 tsp              Olive oil

½                   Yellow onion chopped

1                     Yellow chili pepper chopped

Blend of herbs to taste

4 clove         Garlic chopped

8                     Roma tomatoes

2                     Zucchini shredded

12 oz              Pulled Pork (left overs)

 

Directions:

Heat a large stock pot over medium heat.  Add olive oil, onion, and chili and season with herb blend.  Cook stirring often.  Add the garlic and Roma tomatoes, stir and bring to boil.  Reduce the heat to medium/low and let cook for about 30 minutes stirring often until the tomatoes break down.  Taste for seasoning and add the herb blend to taste.  Add the pulled pork to the tomato sauce, stir to incorporate and let cook for about 10 minutes on low heat.  Place the zucchini in the middle of the plate and top with the pork/sauce mix and serve.  Serves 4

03
Jan
14

Pepper Steak


When you have a lot of peppers and pick up a nice big piece of beef what do you make?   Pepper steak.  I did a little experimenting by using a healthy juice from Monavie to make the sauce.  I was not disappointed.  I made this for a holiday party and watched is disappear.

 


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Pepper steak

1 oz. olive oil

1 yellow onion sliced

5 peppers, cut in strips (your 5 favorites)

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Hand full of parsley, chopped

1 lb. top sirloin steak or London broil

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 oz. Monavie (m)Mun

Directions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet, add onion, peppers and garlic.  Cook until soft then remove to serving bowl.  Add chopped parsley.  Place steak in hot pan and cook on one side till browned.  Turn and brown on the other side.  Remove to cutting board and let rest.

In the hot pan add Worcestershire sauce and Monavie.  Reduce while scrapping the pan until the sauce thickens.  Slice the steak and add back to the pan with the onions and peppers.  Serve…

01
Jan
14

Happy New Year


This past year has been a good one on many fronts.  Lynda and I have managed to get healthier and will be continuing our adventure of getting more fit than ever before.  In 2013 we did manage to take off over 30 pounds combined and was able to keep them off by following the advice of Mark Macdonald of Venice Nutrition.  The photo is basically the program we have adopted.  This is not a diet but a change of life style.  We get to eat 5-6 times per day, I really love that.  We just eat small meals during the day and before we go to sleep.  We get to eat more often and lose weight.  We will give you all more tips and recipes as we progress in 2014.  Enjoy the day.

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