Lenten Meals part 1

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            We're a week into Lent and Christey and I have been giving up land animals (seafood is okay) and dairy. We've allowed ourselves eggs as well. So far, we've been doing pretty well. It's certainly made us think about our food a lot more. I'm finding the challenge to be strong, and in some cases fairly limiting, but it's been … [Read more...]

Lent, Day1

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Lent, Day 1. I don't normally eat breakfast (I have a vice of Dr Pepper). For lunch, on the very first day of Lent, we decided to drop the one-restaurant-a-week rule. Given the rest of our Lenten vows are pretty strict, we decided that even with allowing restaurants, we'd still be sacrificing a lot trying to find no-meat-no-dairy on the menu. But, we did sushi for lunch. And some … [Read more...]

Saturated-Fat Tuesday

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This is the time of year for Mardi Gras and Carnival. For many sects of Christianity, the day or days before Ash Wednesday are times of fun and celebration before the start of Lent, and the celebrations generate the buzz. However, Lent is the stimulus for the festivities. Lent itself is a time of asceticism and self sacrifice. Forty-six days of self sacrifice this year, if you follow the … [Read more...]

Infrared Turkey Fryer

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Foodbuzz and CharBroil were kind enough to send us CharBroil's "The Big Easy" Oil-less Infrared Turkey Fryer in advance of Thanksgiving, along with a Flip Video HD camera to record our cooking experiences. Since we're in the middle of the Project Food Blog's video411 contest, I'd like to point out that this entry isn't our contest entry (that would be over here: … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge 7: Peri Peri Grouper w/Feta Sweet Potato Chips

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Once again, Christey and I cannot thank you enough for your votes! We made it through to the video challenge where I get to channel my inner Mario Batali! (EDIT: Voting is now open! To vote, please go to http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/7/view/1506 and click the heart on the top banner! Thank you!) For our entry, I made one of our favorite meals, Peri Peri Grouper, with … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #6: Picnic on a Deserted Island

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EDIT: Voting is now open! Thank you for voting for us so far, and please vote for us again so we can advance! You can vote here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/6/view/1458 Christey and I live near the Intracoastal Waterway on the east coast of Florida. The Intracoastal is an unbroken stretch of water "highway" from New Jersey down through Florida, and up around to … [Read more...]

PFB Challenge #5: Grilled Poutine Pizza

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EDIT: Voting has started! Please vote for us here: http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/5/view/1397 Thank you, thank you to everyone who is voting for us! We've moved on to Challenge #5 in Project Food Blog, and it's a fun one: We're challenging each of you to put your own spin on the same recipe. How you do it is up to you... You'll be asked to put your own spin on Pizza. … [Read more...]