Pan Seared Sesame Tuna with Blackberry Basil Sauce

March 9, 2016 Uncategorized  No comments

Pan Seared Sesame Tuna with Blackberry Basil Sauce

I had to share this, my second attempt at pan-seared tuna. The first time we almost had to call the fire department. This one happened to work really well.

It is coated with sesame seeds and fried in ghee. The sesame seeds have kind of a buttery taste anyway, and sautéing it in ghee put them over the top. The sauce was made from blackberries, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil.

Yes, it was delicious.

Maybe I will have to share the recipe.

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Turkey Italian Meatballs

March 8, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Turkey Italian Meatballs

Since my wife is not eating red meat at the moment.  Therefore, I am learning to cook more with turkey.  And, instead of buying turkey italian sausage, I made my own spice and herb mixture.

Also, sometimes turkey is hard to brown.  Frying the meatballs in a fat that will sustain a high heat helps put a crust on the outside.

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Go-To Breakfast Scramble

March 8, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Breakfast Scramble

This is my go-to breakfast scramble that I make most days of the week. It gives me the energy to get my day started.

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Strawberry Pomegranate Selzer

March 6, 2016 Uncategorized  No comments

Strawberry Pomegranate Selzer

Back in about November of last year (2015) I finally decided to give up my Diet Coke habit.  For 30 or more years I had consumed a liter or two every day.  It got to the point that I always had a Diet Coke in my hand.  Always.  I think that is the definition of addiction.

I knew it was bad for me.  All the research showed that.  However, that is not the way addictions work.  The part that pushed me over the edge was worrying, actually more the curiosity, of what the Aspartame was doing to my neurology.  Then, there was also the weight thing.

Finally one day I decided that enough was enough and it was time to quit.  I tapered for about a week and then went cold turkey.

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Romesco Sauce

March 5, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Somehow I discovered Romesco Sauce and life will never be the same.

Romesco (Catalan pronunciation: [ruˈmɛsku]) is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated from Tarragona, Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain. The fishermen in this area made this sauce to eat with fish.[1] It is typically made from any mixture of roasted or raw almonds, pine nuts, and/or hazelnuts, roasted garlic, olive or sunflower oil, bitxo peppers (similar to New Mexico chiles) and/or nyora peppers (a sun dried, small, round variety of red bell pepper). Flour or ground stale bread may be used as a thickener or to provide texture. Other common ingredients include roasted tomatoes, red wine vinegar and onions. Leaves of fennel or mint may be added, particularly if served with fish or escargot...

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My Favorite Turner

March 5, 2016 Equipment  No comments

OXO Silicone Turner

As this is my first post on tools, you might be surprised that one of my favorites is this OXO Good Grips Silicone Flexible Turner.

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

March 4, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Turkey Sloppy Joe

Today is a dreary, snowy day here in Minnesota.  Seems like a good day for either chili or sloppy joes.  Sloppy joes won today.

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Shrimp with Basil-Garlic Butter

March 3, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Shrimp - banner

Tonight I was looking for a way to make a quick dinner with some flavor.  This recipe, along with some roasted vegetables, turned out wonderfully delicious.  The butter and garlic are pretty common.  But, the fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes take it to another level.  Plus, it is quick and easy.

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Yogurt Berry Snack

March 3, 2016 Uncategorized  No comments

Yogurt Strawberry Snack

I have been trying to eat healthier snacks between meals.  This has turned out to work well for me.  I was never interested much in yogurt.  However, my wife started making homemade yogurt.  What a difference!

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Breakfast

March 3, 2016 Recipes  No comments

Breakfast

As part of getting healthier, I have been cooking breakfast at home. I used to be in a hurry and stopped at Burger King every morning for a sausage, egg and cheese croissant and a 32 ounce Diet Coke.  Now, as one might imagine, this is not the greatest breakfast.

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