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Archive for June, 2009

Beer Can Chicken

June 29, 2009
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Beer Can Chicken

This will be the last in the chicken recipes for a while. I’m “chickened out” But don’t think I’ve ever shared a BEER CAN chicken recipe with you. You can make this on the grill or in your oven. I made mine in the oven. 1 organic chicken red onion Cilantro garlic dried pepper...
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Flavors, Cultures and Eggs

June 28, 2009
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Flavors, Cultures and Eggs

I like experimenting with different recipes from various cultures. Mixing up the flavors and ingredients. South American flavors combine very well with Mediterranean I find. Here’s a Cuban recipe known as Achiote Chicken. These are the measurements needed for two chicken quarters Achiote powder 2 tbsp Garlic 4 cloves Cumin 1 teasp Evoo 2...
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Happy Friday and Simple

June 26, 2009
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Happy Friday and Simple

I know I’ve said many times before, but maybe someone new is reading my blog today, and hopefully this will provide some motivation/inspiration. It’s SO SIMPLE to eat right, don’t obsess over it. Buy real food and cook it up any way you like. It really doesn’t get anymore basic than this; 3 chicken...
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Fish, shrimp and bad pictures

June 22, 2009
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Fish, shrimp and bad pictures

It all tasted so good last night, that I forgot to take pictures until I was pretty much done eating. So my apologies for the bad pics. I had a piece of fresh grouper and some “Royal Red Shrimp”. These shrimp are only available certain times of year here. Their migration is timed with...
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Quick one…

June 20, 2009
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Quick one…

In a skillet saute the following in some coconut oil; Thinly sliced yam and onion. Look at the ratio of onion to yam, use a lot of onion it makes the dish. Add a sprinkle of garlic powder and red pepper flakes and you’re done with this quick and tasty one. While that was...
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Happy Fathers Day!

June 19, 2009
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Happy Fathers Day!

One of my favorite pools anywhere. It’s at South Seas Resort at the very end of Captiva. Sanibel and Captiva are about 40 minutes north from where I live. This is a view of the pass going from the inter coastal waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. For all of you that have kids...
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Tossed Salad?

June 18, 2009
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Tossed Salad?

Tossed together left overs is more like it. But it was tasty and satisfying none the less. 4 strips of bacon, when they were done, I removed them from the skillet and added a bunch of baby bella mushrooms and onions. While that was cooking, threw together a salad with some red leaf lettuce,...
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Link Love and Grill with me

June 17, 2009
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Link Love and Grill with me

Kristin who has the wonderful site, FoodRenegade, is doing a little series called “Understanding the Keys to Health”. Go take a look if you are not familiar with her writing, We talk a lot about cheaper cuts of meat. Chicken quarters fall in that category for sure. I picked up some organic chicken quarters...
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Summer Flavors

June 16, 2009
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Summer Flavors

It is HOT here in South West Florida. The humidity, which usually arrives in July, is here in full force. Yesterday morning when I was on the beach for a little sprinting session, the temperature was 84, at 7:15 in the morning. I don’t mind the heat, but I’ve noticed that I eat a...
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Mix this,Grill and a question

June 15, 2009
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Mix this,Grill and a question

Fresh basil, cilantro, oregano and garlic.Chop above ingredients well and mix together with a pinch of sea salt.1 pound of fresh shrimp, peeled and butterflied.2 tbsps evooCombine all ingredients and let marinate for 4-6 hours in the fridge.Grill and when done squeeze a little fresh lemon juice on top. I had the shrimp for...
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