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AjiNoMoto - msg

The Trouble With MSG

You’ve no doubt heard of MSG. It’s that stuff you find in Chinese food, right? Well, maybe. But there’s much more to it than that. I’m interested in MSG because I develop a bad migraine whenever I consume anything with MSG in it. It’s never anything I do by choice, […]

Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw – For Your Picnic or Barbecue

Cole Slaw is great for a picnic or an outdoor barbecue. Too often, though, it is made with mayo, making it rather delicate and needing to be refrigerated. I have created this recipe to solve that problem. Here’s my cole slaw recipe without the mayo. It’s still a good idea […]

Pan Fried Okra

Who doesn’t love fried okra? A compromise – pan fried okra uses some fat, but not near as much as deep fried okra. And you still get that yummy fried okra taste. This recipe is a HUGE hit at our house.

Spicy Okra with Tomatoes

Spicy Okra with Tomatoes

Okra is in season this time of year in South Texas. In fact, it’s one of the few veggies available locally in late summer. Here’s another way to serve it. This takes a bit of time, but is worth it for the taste!

Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

This past Sunday morning, at a local farmers market, we listened to Gerry Shudde of Shudde Ranch talking about grass-fed beef. While many people think that cattle are fed grass, this hasn’t been true with conventional beef growing for many years. Instead, ranchers send their animals to feedlots where they […]