Healthy grilled shrimp tacos with cucumber mango salsa and avocado "cream" sauce is a great summer weeknight meal or your next taco bar!

Healthy Shrimp Tacos

It’s here.  It’s official.  It’s hot.  It’s summer. Summer here in Mobile is a very long, muggy, hot mess.  The air is so thick you can cut it with a knife.  In a nutshell, it sucks. We’re technically not there yet, where the heat makes you want to kill everyone you see because you’re so…

Easy, delicious red beans and rice for the trail!

Red Beans & Rice – Backpacking Meal

On my youtube channel I’ve started a little once a month backpacking meal series.  Just to have something that’s more nutritious, filling, and sometimes lighter than the prepackaged meals you can buy. My little ditty for the current month is this red beans and rice.  I’ve been tossing this around in my head for some…

This is it, just want you wanted, a no-mayo slaw featuring crisp apple, carrot, and cabbage topped with a delicious vinegar based dressing.

Veg and Apple Slaw

It’s that time guys. It’s time for the beach. It’s time for going out on my SUP. What I really mean is it’s time for the heat. It’s time to sweat. The soup, stews, and roasting will have to be put on hold until fall. Not the soups, my wife will cook a soup even…

Pork jambalaya with burnt sugar - browned sugar, tender pork pieces cooked with rice and veggies. Cajun goodness!

Pork Jambalaya with Burnt Sugar

There are so many types of jambalaya – chicken and sausage, chicken and shrimp, with tomatoes, without tomatoes, turkey neck jambalaya, black bird jambalaya…I could go on and on. And just like other “cultural foods” people have strong opinions about it. If it’s red, it’s not authentic, if it’s brown it’s not authentic. Shrimp must…

Bean bark stew, one of my favorite backpacking meals. It's heart, totally satisfying, and completely delicious!

Bean Bark Stew – Backpacking Meal

BEAN BARK STEW INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup instant rice 1/4 cup bean bark* 1/4 cup pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce leather* 1/4 cup dehydrated ground beef* 1/4 cup dehydrated mushrooms* 1/4 cup dehydrated mixed vegetables of your choice taco seasoning, 1 pack per pound burger seasoning to taste salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS For each…

Shakshuka - easy, whole food, perfect for breakfast or dinner! Eggs simmered in a rich, spicy tomato sauce with Spanish chorizo, jalapeños, and veggies. Serve with crusty bread and avocados!

Shakshuka

My go-to breakfast?  Eggs almost always.  Usually, it’s a very, very simple heuvos rancheros with the Mission super thin corn tortillas.  Eggs just last me all day…Well, until noon at least.   Even though the cholesterol police – wife – wants to stuff oatmeal in my face, she is satisfied as long as I eat eggs…