It's always good to try something different. That is what I did with this recipe. First, I purchased a cut of steak that I don't often get. The flank steak is usually mis-cooked and often tough and not so great. But like many things, just needs some tender loving care. Flank is porous and benefits from the marinade treatment. The other thing I tried was some different photography techniques. I'm not sure I like how the dark and moody thing came out. But the photos make the food look tasty. I guess that's what matters.
Sure, you could celebrate national peanut day with just one thing, and that thing was delicious grilled chicken legs, slathered with Peanut Butter Barbecue Sauce, but what's the fun in that when you can celebrate with TWO recipes? Basically, I don't like to have a meal without something a little sweet at the end. I have a sweet tooth. It's right beside my garlic tooth and my meat tooth.
This loaf of pure deliciousness is fantastically gluten free and vegan if you can believe it. It's like a granola bar got married to cake and had an oatmeal muffin baby, then sprinkled it with chocolate chips. No seriously guys, it's that good. It makes a filling breakfast, but it's perfect for a relatively guilt free after dinner sweet too.
Today, September the 18th, is National Cheeseburger Day! How do you plan on celebrating?
I made some supremely cheesy beef burgers to celebrate, and I really recommend that you whip some of these up for tonight's dinner too! Last year we had the pleasure of Sultana's Bacon Cheeseburgers, but this year, we have something even better! What could be better you ask? These Super Cheesy Swiss Stuffed Cheeseburgers With Cheddar And Jalapeño Havarti. I know that the recipe time says that it takes 105 minutes to make, but it's all in the prep, and then there's 30 minutes of chilling time too. But I can assure you that these burgers are worth it.
I needed a whitefish for a lunch recipe at work. Yep. I grill, at work, on the job, feeding the people in the office. That is what I do, when I'm not typing. I have the best job.
Okay I digress. Needed fish. Needed something different. So, pacing in front of the seafood counter in the local supermarket, I asked for a reasonably priced fish that I could get a lot of right then and there. The kind person who helped me suggested the Rockfish. Yep. Still new to the seafood world I goggled at her. What's a rockfish? It doesn't sound that great. Maybe a little hard. (ba dum) You may know it as Black Snapper. And this is how you grill it up quickly for a fantastic meal.
I needed something to make for dinner one night. I was perusing the seafood isle at my local grocer while waiting in line for the deli attendant when I saw a gigantic swordfish steak sitting there pretty as you please. The skin was still on it, smooth and shiny, a dark green-ish-black-y-blue, and the colour was bright. It looked kinda good. The price was right too. So I snagged that lonely steak and capered home with my find.
Happy National Peanut Day everyone. Well actually it's September 13th... BUT I had to celebrate and share with you! Instead of doing something Thai with a peanut sauce, or a delightful dessert, I opted to do something slightly unexpected. I made a peanut butter laced barbecue sauce. Was it ever delicious! Creamy. Slightly spicy, and definitely a little sweet. You gotta try this on your next meal with chicken.
I have been lucky enough to get my own meat grinder. With it I decided to grind our own beef for tacos. Ground Sirloin Tacos are delicious, they're fresh and you know exactly what's in them. You can grind in your favorite flavourings, like garlic, onions and even the taco seasoning itself, to achieve maximum awesome. These tacos were amazing. I added the homemade taco seasoning, garlic, onions, and peppers, and ground it right into the meat itself before grilling. Just remember to grind from frozen, the meat fat gets caught in the grind wheel and makes an awful mess.
What if you could marry the amazing combination of maple and bacon into a portable meal that satisfies all of your cravings? These Maple Bacon Beer Burgers have a little bit of all the best things, they come together to make a tasty burger. Place it on a rosemary focaccia with lettuce and onions. YUM! You won't believe your tastebuds.
When cooking for a crowd there are many times where you have people that have allergies. These are things that need to be considered carefully when selecting a menu. Recently I had the pleasure of cooking for 50-ish people. There were people that were gluten free, dairy free, diabetic, corn free and even egg free! Funnily enough no nut allergies... but I digress. Basically I wanted to finish off the meal that I prepared with a little bit of a sweet treat. I was inspired by The Minimalist Baker's Vegan Gluten Free Brownies to make these, One Bite Black Bean Brownies aren't crazy sweet but they have that hit of chocolate and fudge-ish texture that you like in a brownie.
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