The 5:2 Diet for Beginners

August 27, 2015 0 Comments
The 5:2 Diet for Beginners

What Is the 5:2 Diet & How Does It Work? This week my I am starting the 5:2 Diet to lose a few pounds. We heard about it from my wife’s sister who lost over 20 pounds in just a couple of months so my wife decided to give it a try. I’m not a […]

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Grooming and Dress Codes For Culinary School Students

August 25, 2015 0 Comments
Grooming and Dress Codes For Culinary School Students

What Are There Dress and Grooming Codes For Culinary Students? If you were thinking of attending a culinary school and wondered what to expect when it comes to grooming codes or dress codes, I visited a couple of schools to see what they expected. One of the schools is a big name program and the […]

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Arugula Salad with Peaches Recipe

August 17, 2015 0 Comments
Arugula Salad with Peaches Recipe

How to Make a Delicious Arugula Salad with Fresh Peaches A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on How to Cook Rainbow Trout Filets and served the trout with a delicious arugula and peaches salad. Many of you contacted me and asked for the salad recipe, so here it is. We received some […]

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Basic Tomato Sauce Recipes of Celebrity Chefs

August 3, 2015 0 Comments
Basic Tomato Sauce Recipes of Celebrity Chefs

How Do Some of My Favorite Chefs Prepare Their Basic Tomato Sauces? It’s summer time and my vines are full of mouthwatering tomatoes. This year we have beefsteak, heirloom, cherry and plum tomatoes and they are ripening faster than we can pick them. Of course there are too many of these nightshade delights than we […]

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Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad Recipe

July 28, 2015 1 Comment
Grilled Salmon and Avocado Salad Recipe

What To Do With Left-Over Grilled Salmon? Last night I grilled up some fresh grilled salmon and served it to my family with a tomato, basil & mozzarella salad with the tomatoes and basil straight out of our garden. There was extra salmon because my oldest daughter decided to go watch one of her schoolmates […]

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Barley Risotto Recipe

July 22, 2015 0 Comments
Barley Risotto Recipe

A Simple Barley Risotto with Tomatoes and Basil When you think of risotto, you more than likely think of an Italian dish prepared with Arborio rice, a high-starch, short grain white rice popular when making this dish. Because arborio rice easily absorbs liquids and release its starches, you end up with a creamy dish flavored […]

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How To Cook Rainbow Trout Filets

July 15, 2015 0 Comments
How To Cook Rainbow Trout Filets

How I Cook Fresh Rainbow Trout Filets On Top of the Stove Sunday night we were having company so my wife and I picked up some fresh trout at the farmer’s market in the morning after taking our dog Bailey for a hike.  I have gotten to know one of the fishmongers at the market […]

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Tzatziki Sauce For Lamb

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Tzatziki Sauce For Lamb

A Classic Greek Sauce For Lamb, Chicken or Veggies Last night we grilled up some bone-in lamb loin chops and served them with this traditional Mediterranean cucumber, yogurt sauce called tzatziki and it’s incredible. I can see myself serving this with other meats and poultry or as a dip with vegetables or pita bread. For […]

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How To Know When Shrimp Are Done Cooking

June 27, 2015 2 Comments
How To Know When Shrimp Are Done Cooking

How Do I Know When Shrimp Are Perfectly Cooked & Ready to Eat? There are many ways to cook and serve shrimp. Do you remember Pvt. Benjamin Buford’s line in Forest Gump? “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté […]

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Pasta with Shrimp Spinach and Garlic Recipe

June 11, 2015 2 Comments
Pasta with Shrimp Spinach and Garlic Recipe

  Spaghetti with Shrimp, Spinach, & Garlic Recipe We love pasta in our house and I love whipping up a quick pasta dish with on hand ingredients in the freezer and/or pantry. We usually always have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for those nights we make another favorite dish – Shrimp Risotto […]

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