I’ve probably had plank smoked fish 121 times and in all the years of perfecting my plank game, I never strayed from fish until recently. I guess you can say I was ready for a change. In the process I learned that what works for salmon and trout, also works for portobello mushrooms. Even better you can stuff them with things like couscous and simple, flavorful vegetables for easy, filling meatless Monday night. Or if you aren’t ready for that much change, have your meat protein and make the stuffed portobellos as a side accompaniment.
Celery Root is definitely not the prettiest vegetable at the market, but what it lacks in good looks it more than compensates with inner beauty, dynamite taste and ease of prep/cooking. If you’re not familiar with celery root or celeriac as it’s known, it’s beyond worthy of your consideration. This celery root steak recipe is a great introduction. We enjoy it in our house as one of our many meatless nights. It also presents well enough to be on your holiday menu. Don’t worry it’s tastes nothing like celery, is easier to handle than it looks, and is low calorie and low carb.
Real Texas Chili Tender chunks of beef enveloped in a deep, spicy and smoky sauce with absolutely NO BEANS for the most comforting of comforting chili! I’m a Texan through and through, so when I started cooking, two of the first things I learned to master were the low and slow art of smoked brisket and chili. Follow…
Zucchini Spaghetti w/ Collard Green Salsa Verde A quick, healthy, fun and delicious way to get your veggies in without really thinking about it. I’m a kitchen gadgets guy. I don’t have a lot of them (not sure my wife would agree), because I’m picky. I need my gadgets to be simple with high utility….
I’ve been listening to Anderson Paak’s latest album, “Oxnard” which by design has something for any mood, vibe, tone, etc. you prefer. It’s a wonderful album, my favorite of 2018, and each time I listen it moves up my list of best things I’ve heard. Cauliflower is having it’s day and has been a long time favorite for me, but It’s always bothered me that most recipes didn’t put cauliflower front and center. Instead it’s typically the vessel to feature sauces and other meal enhancers. Most don’t think to roast an entire head of cauliflower, but I’ve been putting in work to perfect cooking such a wonderful vegetable. Enjoy this cooking tutorial along with the accompanying recipes. Find one that fits you or be inspired to create you own “Yes Lawd!”
Sundays mean meal prep for me, which pretty much always means making 2-3 sauces for the week. As I tend to keep things on the simple end during my always busy week, having reliable, delicious and versatile sauce on hand allow me to elevate any basic dish whether its pasta, grilled chicken, or roasted potatoes. This collard green salsa verde qualifies as one of those do it all type sauces. It definitely skews on the healthier side, but in no way skimps on flavor. Besides the taste and versatility I find it’s an easy way to get the nutritional benefits provided by collard greens on a daily basis without the labor of cooking up a big ole pot of collards. JUST keep things simple with the recipe and you’ll love it as a condiment/meal enhancer.