tri tip recipe, how to cook a tri-tip, roasted cauliflower recipes, kale

Tri-Tip Steak with Roasted Cauliflower and Kale

Steak and vegetables, AKA two of my favorite things to put in my mouth. Besides the vegans and vegetarians of this world, are there people out there who don’t like this combo? Today, we’ll take a look at a favorite cut of mine: the tri-tip. We’ll also dive a bit into veggies and the best way […]

Healthy Burrito Bowl with cauliflower rice and chicken

Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

Before we get going, if you haven’t read up on how to make cauliflower rice, you’ll want to click over there and read up. This “rice” will serve as our foundation. I recommend making the cauliflower rice and chicken first as the rest of the meal is just assembly. The toughest part of this whole process is […]

Steak Salad with Avocado Dressing-2

Steak Salad with Avocado Dressing

Holiday eating hasn’t quite left my system yet. I’m still eating too many sweets, carbs and generally not doing the best job of eating right. My fiancee’s birthday, the super bowl, a trip to Dallas and more have all contributed to this problem. Well, now that February is finally here, it’s time to get back […]

Sweet Spicy and Candied Nuts, pistachios, almonds, pecans, sweet, salty, candied, nuts, cayenne pepper, brown sugar

Sweet, Spicy and Candied Nuts

Another week, another post to help you get your snack on. As I was happily chomping down on these sweet, spicy and candied nuts on Saturday I came to the conclusion that this is basically grown-up peanut brittle. Instead of there being just a few nuts and tons of brittle, there was a ton of […]

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, garlic, onions

Cauliflower Rice with Cilantro and Lime

I was just trying to think of the last time I had plain, white rice. Sure, I eat quite a bit of sushi and gobble down plenty of rice during that time. I’m just not sure when I last made or ate rice to eat by itself or as a side. I know I made […]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Cast Iron But Were Too Afraid to Ask

A Little Bit of History There is absolutely nothing new about cast iron – in fact, the Chinese are credited with the first cast iron creations all the way back in the 5th Century BC. The first cast iron cookware has been dated back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Making cast […]

The Basics: Proper Food Handling and Sanitation Techniques

Back when I was just a wee Brandon, I worked as a server at a restaurant in Lee’s Summit, MO and was forced to get a food safety card in order to work in the restaurant industry. While I certainly didn’t pay too much attention  in class, I did understand the importance of not making […]

The Basics: Slow Cooking

I do a lot of slow cooking at my house. It may be because I’m lazy. More than likely though it’s probably because slow cooking produces the juiciest, most succulent and easiest meals this side of deep frying. Seriously, I’ve never seen a slow cooker recipe that an 8-year old couldn’t handle. For my favorite […]