My take on Chicken Tikka Masala

I recently visited Nepal, where they feature a lot of Indian foods. I fell in love with authentic Masala Chicken. When I got home, I just had to concoct my own recipe. This is pretty darn close to the real thing, both in terms of flavor and authenticity. First, make some garam masala spice. CombineContinue reading “My take on Chicken Tikka Masala”

An Update To My Veganism Experiment

In January, I vowed to go vegan to try to combat my persistent IBD. With the exception of my trip to Hawaii where I ate some fish and a bit of beef, I made good on the promise to eat only vegan foods. The results are not positive, however. I immediately gained 8 pounds and fluctuatedContinue reading “An Update To My Veganism Experiment”

The BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich You’ll Ever Make

Spices & Seasonings Cumin Onion powder Salt Pepper Parsley Basil Honey Directions Cut chicken breasts into even halves. Place in plastic wrap and pound until about 3/4″ thick. Preheat your charcoal grill to about 300 degrees. Place the chicken breasts over direct heat and apply all a light sprinkling of all spices. Drizzle a bit ofContinue reading “The BEST Grilled Chicken Sandwich You’ll Ever Make”

RDC Oktoberfest Beer

Here is my recipe for Oktoberfest beer. This is a forked version of my first batch of Oktoberfest from kit, and it is delicious! Ingredients 8oz Weyermann Melanoidin Malt 3.3lb Amber Liquid Malt Extract 2lb Light Dry Malt Extract 2oz US Liberty Hop Pellets 6g Muntons Ale Yeast 5oz Priming Sugar 2oz Light Honey Instructions PutContinue reading “RDC Oktoberfest Beer”

Honey Peach Melomel

Ingredients 3/4 gallon water 32oz Joewood Honey 16oz Fine Pureed Peach (pits and skins removed) 1tsp Acid Blend 1tsp Yeast Nutrient 1tsp Pectic Enzyme 2 grams Cote de Blanc Yeast 3-4 Campden Tabs, crushed Instructions Combine honey with 1/3 gallon water. Heat to 180F for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally and skim protein from surface. DOContinue reading “Honey Peach Melomel”

“Swirly” Temple

Ingredients 1 Part Bombay Gin (The high-proof one) 1 Part Cherry Grenadine 3 Parts Sprite 1 packet Splenda Maraschino Cherry Directions Fill a Collin’s Glass halfway with ice. Pour in the Splenda and Gin, stirring rapidly. Add the Grenadine, continue stirring. Slowly add the sprite while continuing to stir. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry and serveContinue reading ““Swirly” Temple”

Sauteed Tilapia With White Garlic Sauce

Ingredients 4 medium Tilapia filets 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt Pepper Old bay seasoning Apply salt, pepper, and old bay seasoning to both sides of fish. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Drop filets into oil and cook 2-3 minutes per side. Sauce Ingredients One cup whole milk 1 Tbsp fine chopped garlic 1 TbspContinue reading “Sauteed Tilapia With White Garlic Sauce”

Ćevapi With American Flare

My wife Tina was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia, a few years before the Bosnian war which broke out in April, 1992. Her family fled the country and sought refuge in Germany and later in the US. Of all the things she remembers about those days, an extensive mix of culinary delights tops the list. During our travels to Daytona BeachContinue reading “Ćevapi With American Flare”