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Month: June 2009

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 Read More

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 tbsp Read More

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 breakfast Read More

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 certain Read More

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 cooking Read More

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 and Read More

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, celery Read More

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 for Read More

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 little Read More

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 diner Read More

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