Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Some of my favorite culinary creations for 2016. Mexican, American, Vegan, Indian, Mediterranean, African, Hamburgers, Russian, Italian, Greek, Dessert, I love it all!

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I have had so much BBQ in my life that I can hands down say the Pecan Lodge has a perfect balance of smoke, sauce, and tenderness to the meat. The service is excellent even when crowds wrap around the exterior. One unique thing is fried chicken on the platter instead of BBQ chicken. I have never had that at any BBQ establishment, and I must say the fried chicken is superbly crispy, seasoned, and juicy. For more on the Pecan Lodge check out their website http://www.pecanlodge.com/ This is one stop you need to make while in Dallas, Texas.

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One of my favorite, healthy, quick, inexpensive meals, that is full of flavor, and so easy, anyone can do it. King Oscar Norwegian Sardines, Kalamata Olives, Hummus, Pita Flatbread, and Mini Cucumber. What do you enjoy that is quick, easy, and not needing any form of cooking?

So a friend says,” I haven’t seen any food photos in awhile. Do you still cook?” I cook almost daily. Ethic, Americana, you name it. I love food and food is life. Here are a few dishes I have made recently. Tacos with Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, and Salsa Verde, Grilled Catfish with peas and couscous, Chicken Fried Steak with Butter Gold Mashed Potatos and Peas, Beef Empanadas with Green Banana Curry, Picadillo with Platanos, Black Beans, Rice, and a Fried Egg, and Fried Chicken with Okra and Corn. I hope my photos inspire you to get into the kitchen and out of the box. Enjoy!

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Culinary – A Haiku

To cook is to love

For food is the fuel to live

And the art of life.

2015 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Homemade Pizzas

Posted: August 10, 2014 in Food
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There is nothing better than putting your own pizzas together using fresh ingredients from the garden.

I used my own fresh basil for the Margarita pizza which is basically pizza sauce, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.

The Hawaiian pizza has fresh pineapple which is 100 times better than canned. The Hawaiian has pizza sauce, fresh pineapple, Canadian Bacon, and mozzarella.

The last one is my take on a supreme with pizza sauce, Italian sausage, Pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, onions, garlic, yellow pepper, and black olives.

Homemade Pizzas

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Ok, foodies! Here is a wonderful meal. I recently checked out Wichcraft by Tom Colicchio from the library. It is the ultimate sandwich book in my opinion. Also, I checked out Rosalind Creasy’s Recipes From The Garden. The recipes to both of these dishes are available in these books. Happy cooking!

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2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

Irish Stew

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Food
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This is one of my favorite dishes to cook, especially when it is cold and you need extra protein and energy.

Here is the recipe for:

Irish Stew

Ingredients:

1.3kg/3 lbs boneless lamb or beef cut into chunks.

(It’s more authentic if you use lamb.)

1.5ml/1 tbsp. of vegetable oil

3 onions

1 lb of carrots

 900 ml/3 3/4 cups water

10 red potatoes quartered

3 nice fresh Thyme sprigs or more to taste

3 tbsp. of butter

1 tbsp. of chopped fresh Italian parsley

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Heat oil in large casserole or pot. Brown meat on all sides. Remove.

2. Quarter the onions, and slice the carrots about one inch thick. Cook them in pot for around five minutes until onions start to brown.

3. Return meat to pot with water, reduce heat, and simmer for one hour.

4. Add potatoes to pot with Thyme and cook one hour longer.

5. Turn stew off and let settle for ten minutes. Stir in butter.

6. Serve into bowls and top with fresh chopped parsley.

Enjoy!

We have all known for a while now that fried foods are bad for us.  Here is another reason to avoid them. Acrylamides! They are a known carcinogen.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/11/15/the-fda-calls-out-yet-another-food-chemical-to-avoid-acrylamide/

Corporate producers of food want you to believe there is no difference between what they create, grow, or fatten up, and super size, versus what is happening naturally when an animal is on its own. Here are some photos that show there are differences. Often there is color and size differences. People are being super-sized by the chemicals added to their food. Buy and eat organic! Don’t be misled by those who want your money, but will let your health fall apart.

Wild Salmon deep coloration vs. Farmed Salmon with Dye Coloring added

Notice the farmed salmon is much fattier

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Pastured Organic Free-Range Egg vs. Caged Up Commercial Farmed Bird Fed Man-Made Feed

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Farm Raised Caged Chicken vs. Free Range Organic Chicken

Farmed chicken loaded with fat

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Fertilized with man-made chemicals vs. Organic natural Strawberry

Almost all produce has been super-sized like this with fertilizer that harms you and the environment

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Farmed-caged Feed Lot Beef (Fatty) vs. Free Range Beef (Where cows roam and eat grass)

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Farmed Salmon top Vs. Wild Salmon bottom

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