Month: July 2013

Hoisin BBQ Chicken Quarter, with Grilled Potatoes and Home Made Kimchi

Hoisin BBQ Chicken Quarter, with Grilled Potatoes and Home Made KimchiServes 2 (There are many steps, but nothing is difficult.) Hoisin BBQ Chicken4 chicken leg quartersChinese Five Spice PowderVegetable oil for the grill Mix together and set aside:2 teaspoon commercially

Posted in Asian, BBQ, Chicken, Grilled, Potato, Side DIsh

Strawberries and Balsamic Vinegar

Strawberries and Balsamic VinegarServes 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced1/2 cup whipped cream (or whipped topping, which is what I used. I was out of whipping cream)1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Layer half of the strawberries and whipped cream. Repeat with

Posted in Balsamic, Dessert, Snack, Strawberry, Whipped Cream

What’s Old is Not Necessarily Obsolete (Part 2)

In the early 1900s a scientist (Wilber Atwater) discovered that burning a food will release energy. This energy is measured in units called–surprise!–calories. (I am not going to get too deep into this, and the fact that a scientific calorie

Posted in Diets, Learning, Motivation

Venison Burgers

Venison BurgerServes 4 (four ounce patty, raw) 4 buns, lightly buttered1 pound ground venison (or bison, or very lean beef)1 tablespoon bacon grease (or coconut oil) plus more to oil the grill.1 egg whiteSalt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, crushed

Posted in Cheese, Grilled, Hamburger, Sandwich, Venison

What’s Old is Not Necessarily Obsolete (part 1)

There are cycles to almost everything. Think about fashion (although, thankfully men’s polyester leisure suits were a “one hit blunder”) and hairstyles. Skirt lengths go up and down, colors shift from earth tones to primary colors, hair goes from straight

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Grilled Stuffed Lake Trout

Grilled Stuffed Lake Trout (served with a Creamy Cucumber Salad)Serves 2-4 2 whole trout, cleaned (each about 12-16 ounces)Fresh herbs Preheat your grill for 5 minutes on high heat.  Use a wire brush to remove any previous residue. Prepare your

Posted in Basil, Cucumber, Fish, Grilled, Rosemary

Grilled Romaine Salad with Tomatoes and Grilled Corn

Grilled Romaine Salad with Tomatoes and Grilled CornServes 2 1 heart of romaine, halved2 ears of corn (or 1 cup frozen corn kernels)10-12 grape tomatoes, halved2 green onions (scallions) chopped, whites and greens1/4 cup your preferred vinaigrette (I used the

Posted in Corn, Side DIsh, Vegetables, Vinaigrette

An updated BLT

An Updated BLT (The recipe below is for two sandwiches, but the nutritional data is for one sandwich.) 2 English muffins (I prefer Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat, for their flavor and only 60mg of sodium per muffin.)  1/4 ripe

Posted in Avocado, Bacon, Low Sodium, Lunch, Sandwich

Last Night’s Birthday Dinner!

Yesterday was a great day! In addition to restarting the blog, I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the Republic Chophouse, in downtown Green Bay. We’ve never eaten there before, but this won’t be the last time! To make everyone drool

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I’m Back!

Wow. It has been six months since I last posted here. Do I have any excuses–or more charitably, any reasons–for my absence? Yes. Are they valid? Maybe, maybe not. But they don’t really matter. The past is gone. If we

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