Bear Carnitas

Originally posted on Brenda Nolen:
Yes, you read that correctly. My son was gifted with some bear meat, so I volunteered to cook it for him (none of us had tried it). My mind usually goes to Mexican when I think of cooking meat and I was really leaning toward carne asada or colorado but…

Meeting the Neighbors

Originally posted on Brenda Nolen:
We moved on this street almost 15 years ago and, despite speaking to everyone on our street, there was one set of neighbors I had never met. It wasn’t that I was scared. On the contrary, they are the most peaceful neighbors I could hope to have! So, 2 1/2…

Grilled Turkey Breast and Mushroom Skewers

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/3497-grilled-turkey-breast-with-chive-butter Grilled Turkey Breast With Chive Butter, from Pierre Franey Yield 4 servings Ingredients 4 turkey breast steaks, about 1 1/2 pounds Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 2 teaspoons dried 4 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon … More Grilled Turkey Breast and Mushroom Skewers

Grilled Tuna and Soft-Shell Crabs

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grilled-tuna-with-herbed-aioli-108291 Grilled Tuna with Herbed Aïoli, from Bon Appetit, July 2003 YIELD: Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons dried tarragon 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/3 cup mayonnaise 4 7-ounce tuna steaks (each about 1 … More Grilled Tuna and Soft-Shell Crabs

Seafood Salads

Let’s see how many of the hundreds of recipes I have stored I can post today! A reminder to those new here: When I post a recipe, I post the ingredients and the link (plus any pictures of the dish I can find). I figure this will give you an idea of whether you even … More Seafood Salads

Dr. Atkins’ Steak and Barbecue Sauce (and copies of the Original book)

One quick note about getting copies of Dr. Atkins’ original book: I noticed, when updating my Amazon store (look over there) there are a lot more copies of the book available. I have listed the 1972, 1980, 1984, and 1990 publishing dates. I think up until the 1990 version, they are roughly the same. Judith, … More Dr. Atkins’ Steak and Barbecue Sauce (and copies of the Original book)

The “After” Myth

Originally posted on Can Anybody Hear Me?:
After. It’s here. In my first post, Before, 3 years ago, I said “I’m not to After yet, but I’m closer to After than to Before.” I now weigh 117 – 120 pounds (depending on the day), and standing at 5-foot 6-inches, that measurement means that After is very,…

2015. So Far

This year has taught me a lot and it’s not even over yet. I have learned that, despite being alone for 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, I do not like being without my husband. I learned that, no matter how long I was physically away from my family, we still truly love … More 2015. So Far

Richard Blais’ Beer-Steamed Clams

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/recipe/17395_Richard_Blais_Beer_Steamed_Clams/ Richard Blais’ Beer-Steamed Clams INGREDIENTS 4 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tablespoon grated ginger 24 little neck clams 1/2 bottle Amstel light A drip of maggi (liquid MSG) 3 tablespoons small diced soppresata (optional) 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed A baby handful chopped cilantro 2 tablespoon sliced scallions Juice of 1/2 lime

Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/sausage-and-pepper-skewers-recipe.html Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers Ingredients 1 cup couscous 2 bell peppers (red and yellow), cut into chunks 1 (12-ounce) package chicken sausage (preferably garlic-flavored), cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large red onion, cut into chunks 1 cup cherry tomatoes 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup fresh parsley 1/4 cup … More Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers

Marinated Grilled Calamari

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/marinated-grilled-calamari Marinated Grilled Calamari Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned calamari (squid), tubes and tentacles separated but whole 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons red chile flakes 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, divided 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided 1/2 loaf crusty bread such as ciabatta, … More Marinated Grilled Calamari

White Asparagus with Black Forest Ham

http://germanfoods.org/recipes/white-asparagus-with-black-forest-ham/ White Asparagus with Black Forest Ham Ingredients: 1 lb fresh white asparagus 1 large ripe avocado 1/2 cup Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing (see recipe below) 4 ripe round or plum tomatoes, skinned 4 large fresh Basil leaves, shredded 8 wafer-thin slices German imported Black Forest ham 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives sea salt … More White Asparagus with Black Forest Ham

Baked Lasagnette with Shrimp, Swiss Chard, and Ricotta

Why mess up a fantastic dish by adding pasta to it? Look at these ingredients. You don’t need the pasta (or pasta substitute) at all! Just leave it out and have a fantastic lunch or dinner! http://www.cliffordawright.com/caw/recipes/display/bycategory.php/recipe_id/457/id/27/ Baked Lasagnette with Shrimp, Swiss Chard, and Ricotta 3/4 pound lasagnette 1 3/4 pound Swiss chard, heavy stems … More Baked Lasagnette with Shrimp, Swiss Chard, and Ricotta

Forelle mit Sauerampfersosse (Trout in Sorrel Sauce)

http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/forelle-mit-sauerampfersosse-trout-in-sorrel-sauce Forelle mit Sauerampfersosse (Trout in Sorrel Sauce) Ingredients 3 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 (1-lb.) trout, cleaned Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups minced sorrel, or another tender herb such as savory or parsley ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup minced parsley

Grill-Roasted Rainbow Trout with Cilantro-Horseradish Aioli and Zucchini Mash

http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/grill-roasted-rainbow-trout-with-cilantro-horseradish-aioli-and-zucchini-mash/ Grill-Roasted Rainbow Trout with Cilantro-Horseradish Aioli and Zucchini Mash Ingredients Rainbow Trout 1 cup hickory chips soaked in 1 cup wine for 30 minutes 8 rainbow trout, preferably butterflied (8 ounces each) Salt Black pepper, preferably fresh ground 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 fennel bulb, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick 2 … More Grill-Roasted Rainbow Trout with Cilantro-Horseradish Aioli and Zucchini Mash

Chillied Peanuts and Pumpkin Seeds

http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/chillied-peanuts-and-pumpkin-seeds/ Chillied Peanuts and Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 2 cups roasted peanuts (preferably without salt) 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons ancho (or guajillo) chile powder (available from national companies like McCormick, Mexican groceries and internet sites), plus a little arbol chile powder if you like it spicy Salt 1 cup pepitas seeds (pumpkinseeds) hulled

Tuna Tataki

http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/recipes/appetizers/Tuna-Tataki-or-Sashimi-with-Ginger-Soy-Lime-Vinaigrette Tuna Tataki Ingredients 1/2 cup minced ginger 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1/2 pound very fresh, sushi-grade ahi tuna Kosher salt 3 tablespoons peanut oil, for searing 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 medium-size, ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, quartered and sliced 2 cups mixed greens 12 thin slices red onion 1 … More Tuna Tataki

Roasted Guinea Hens with Whole-Grain Mustard and Herbs

Roasted Guinea Hens with Whole-Grain Mustard and Herbs Ingredients 8 garlic cloves, each halved lengthwise and germ removed if green 1 lb fingerling potatoes or small boiling potatoes 1 bay leaf (not California) 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 2 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 2 (2 1/2-lb) guinea hens … More Roasted Guinea Hens with Whole-Grain Mustard and Herbs

Grilled Lemon-Parsley Veal Chops

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grilled-lemon-parsley-veal-chops-108450 Grilled Lemon-Parsley Veal Chops Veal 1/2 cup olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 6 8- to 10-ounce loin or rib veal chops, each about 1 inch thick Topping 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon grated lemon … More Grilled Lemon-Parsley Veal Chops

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-stuffed-jalapenos Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños 2 center-cut bacon slices 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (about 1/2 cup) 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened (about 1/2 cup) 1 ounce extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup minced green onions 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 small garlic clove, minced 14 jalapeño … More Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

Trout Filets with Hot Buttered Champagne Sauce

http://gildedfork.com/trout-filets-with-hot-buttered-champagne-sauce/ Be sure to leave out any sugar (not sure why they would call for sugar in the vegetables). Trout Filets with Hot Buttered Champagne Sauce Ingredients For the Champagne sauce: 4 shallots, minced 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1/3 cup Champagne 1 cup unsalted chilled butter, cut in pieces Kosher salt and white pepper … More Trout Filets with Hot Buttered Champagne Sauce

Garlic-Chile Grilled Turkey Thighs

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/garlic-chile-grilled-turkey-thighs-369380 For those who are new, when I find a recipe I want to share with you, I post the link and list of ingredients.  I ask that you go to the original web page for the instructions. Garlic-Chile Grilled Turkey Thighs 2 1/2 to 3 pounds turkey thighs with skin and bones 4 large … More Garlic-Chile Grilled Turkey Thighs

Quick Update

As I’ve said before, I flew off the rails once I discovered my fish/seafood allergy was gone. Well, life (my subconscious, the gods) have a funny way of throwing me back on the rails. As I’ve noted before, my husband has had health issues that coincided with not only my type 2 diabetes diagnosis but … More Quick Update

Creamy Artichoke Soup

Leave out the potato and you’ll have a wonderful, satisfying soup! Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, white part only, washed well and chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small potato, peeled and chopped 1 (8-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black … More Creamy Artichoke Soup