Monday, September 27, 2010

Louisiana Fish Product Meal

Want Great Cajun but Don't Have All Day?

One of our favorite classic Cajun meals is catfish with red beans and rice. I like to think I have great recipes for both, but sometimes I just don't have the time to make a meal like this from scratch. Our friends at Louisiana Fish Products have made it possible for my family to enjoy some great Cajun food, even when we don't have the time to spend the day in the kitchen.

So here is what we had

Catfish using some nice Catfish Fillets from the No Frills Meat Counter and Louisiana Fish Products Seasoned Fish Fry
Red Beans and Rice using Louisiana Fish Products New Orleans Red Beans & Rice Mix
Hush Puppies using Louisiana Fish Products Home Style Hush Puppy Mix
And Apple Cobbler using Louisiana Fish Products Cobbler Mix and a Can of Pie Filling

How did it taste? I was all great! I have used the Fish Fry for some time, but this was the first time I have used the other products. I was pleasantly surprised on the red beans and rice. I have tried many other brands and was disappointed every time, but the Louisiana Fish Product Red Beans and Rice Mix is as good they come. Also the Hush Puppies had a great flavor to them, unlike some others I have had. If you want to know about the Cobbler - there was not any left overs and my kids are begging me to make it again.
By the way I fed a family of 6 all that for under $20

If you want to learn more about Louisiana Fish Products

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

La Caja China Assembly

La Caja China Assembly
Got my new LaCaja China Grill on Monday. I will admit I was a little nervous about assembling it, but it end up being a breeze to put together. I am not the handiest person out there and I did it in about an hour, while I watch some football this afternoon. Next step fire it up! Below is a step by step pictorial of the assemble

Wednesday, September 22, 2010



For a long time my wife and I have been looking for a healthy drink, with great flavor and a little sweetness. Something our whole family could enjoy. We don't drink alot of soda and most juices are way too sweet to quinch your thrist.

Tonight we tried Olade for the first time. We all loved it! My wife and daughters, who are all kind of picky, just raved over the Olade cranberry drink. It had a great bold cranberry flavor, and a nice mild sweetness to it!
This is something you could drink with a meal, after a work out and just a nice light snack.

Olade was created by Brad Wilk, the drummer for Rage Against the Machine. After being diagnosed with Late Onset Type 1 Diabetes in 1997. After being unable to find an all-natural, sugar-free, functional beverage in my local health food stores, Brad began formulating his own. His wife Selene introduced him to Stevia and Olade was born.

Olade is a 100% natural, low calorie/low carb organic juice beverage. Fortified with electrolytes and sweetened with Stevia, Olade promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Promotes healthy digestion
Oxygenates the system
Maintains energy and endurance
Supports weight management
Part of an Alkaline-Rich Diet
Diabetic friendly
Low glycemic
7% of profits from Olade are donated to finding a cure for diabetes

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Healthy French Vanilla Eight O'Clock Shake

Healthy French Vanilla Eight O'Clock Shake

So after my workout the other night, I was looking to jazz up my post workout protien shake, and my wife was wanting a cup of coffee. So are you seeing where I am going with this.

Well I brewed my wife a cup of Eight O'Clock's French Vanilla Roast. Served it to her with cream and a little sugar. She absolutely loved it!

Then I made myself a shake. It is was extemely healthy and tasty!


1- Cup of milk
2 Tablespoons of plain dry creamer
1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt
2 Tablespoons of protien
6 - Ice Cubes
1 Tablespoon of Eight O'Clock's French Vanilla Roast Grounds
(yes I put a spoon of the grounds in)

Blend it untill the ice is smooth
Enjoy! - Creamy - Rich - Vanilla - Coffee - YUM

LaCaja China Roasting Box Day 1


My LaCaja China Roasting Box arrived this week. It came via FedEx, in 2 packages, so some assembly is required. I can't wait until the weekend so I can put it together.

Being a grilling and bbqing fanatic, The LaCaja China has captured my curiosity since I first saw it. Now I am believed to have the 1st one in the Omaha Metro Area! Pretty Cool!

Many of you have seen the LaCaja China on Bobby Flay's Throwdown

I am going to make the LaCaja China a regular feature in my blog, so you can follow my experience with the LaCaja China from the beginning! Next blog will be about the assembly!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast

Product Review

Eight O’Clock Coffee
Dark Italian Roast (Ground

We have had the pleasure of enjoying Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Dark Italian Roast the last few mornings.
My wife and I have both enjoyed starting our day with this great full flavored coffee. It satisfies all of your senses. It gives you the entire flavor a sophisticated coffee drinker demands, it gives you a heavier body that a dark roast should, and the great aroma that any coffee drinker will appreciate.

To give you a little background on Dark Italian Roast Coffee. The term "Italian Roast" comes from the dark roasting style that is typical in the southern section of Italy. It is similar to a French Roast but the beans are darker and oilier giving it a much more intense flavor

Eight O’Clock Coffees Dark Italian Roast is made from a select 100% Arabic coffee bean. This blend is perfect for cappuccino or espresso. I think it would also be a great roast to flavor up a cake or milkshake! I enjoyed mine black and my wife took hers with a vanilla creamer. We both gave it a big thumbs up!

We really enjoyed the Dark Italian Roast, and I think anyone who enjoys a full bodied and full flavored coffee will love it as well!
Learn More About Eight O'Clock Coffee at

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Anatomy of Pork Ribs

Other names - Back Ribs or Loin Ribs
Cut from the top most section of the rib, between the spine and the middle bend. Located just under the loin. The bones are between 6" and 3" long. A typical rack has around 10-14 bones.

Other names - their is a Kansas City version the is the same but trimmed closer
Cut from the section just below the Baby Back but before the Rib Tip

Other names - Side Ribs
Cut of rib that includes the full St. Louis section and the Rib Tip

Other names St. Louis Tips, Spare Tips or Tips
Cut of rib locate on the end of the St. Louis sections, it is less of a rib bone, but a cartilage tip

Other names - Flat Bones, Riblets, or Buttons
This is cut from the flat bones running just out side the spine