Good Food

I am going to post healthy food choices and comments from time to time.

I just got home from the gym and started snacking on these. Got them at Costco. They are freaking delicious. I could eat this whole jar. These are the best green olives I have ever tasted.



I started getting into juicing and fruit and veggie smoothies a few years ago. My body loves them!
I went to the UP salmon fishing with my boys and a few of their friends Fri, Sat, & Sun. I could definitely tell I didn’t have them.


Might want to check the sodium in that before calling it “healthy”.

Also, why no pimentos?

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Sodium is not an issue. That is weak bro science. Just like the no fat craze of the 80’s and 90’s. The balance between potassium and sodium is what is important.

I had my blood pressure tested about two weeks ago. It was like 117 over 73.

I’ll try them, dude

Hate olives…

Since this is a food thread and love to cook. How about a couple of simple recipes for Xmas time.

Syd’ Simple Cheeseball:

2 bricks Philly creme cheese
8 oz extra sharp shredded cheese
2 bunches green onions ( sliced about 1/8" wide)
1/2 lb. very thinly sliced roast beef ( don’t cheap out here)

  1. Mix all together (sans 1/2 off the roast beef)
  2. Make into one large ball ( or 2 smaller ones)
  3. Use remaining beef to wrap ball so no cheese is visible.
  4. Chill and serve with nice crackers.

Real Mans Spinach Quiche:

1 deep dish pie shell ( homemade if you have talent)
1 pkg. spinach from your frozen section
4 eggs
4 lg. bacon strips
8 oz shredded swiss cheese
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup whole milk

  1. Thaw spinach and squeeze as much water out of spinach as possible, then shred.
  2. Cook, drain and dice bacon.
  3. Mix spinach, eggs, cheese, milk, bacon and mix thouroughliy.
  4. Pour into frozen pie shell
  5. Sprinkle pepper evenly across.
  6. Bake at 350 for 35/45 minutes ( until egg batch is set).
  7. Cut into wedges and serve.


Oxy - licious, you mean…

Turkey Gumbo

One roll ground sage Bob Evans sausage
Leftover turkey, say about a pound or two give or take
One package boil in bag rice, white, already boiled, though wild rice would be good too if u want to do that
6 green onions, chopped w/scallions too
1 small bunch fresh parsley, fine chop
1 8 oz package of sliced mini Bella mushrooms
A few ounces of raw julienned carrots
2 cartons Trader Joes turkey gravy
16 oz water
1 tblspn thyme
1tbslpn sage
Garlic salt, celery salt, black pepper and white pepper to taste

Brown small chunks sausage, chop turkey leftovers and add all ingredients to pot, bring to a boil, then simmer 1 HR on low, adjust spices to taste and serve at thickness desired based on cook time.

I like sage and white pepper forward w enough salt to just get it past bland. Add a tblspn of butter to your bowl before ladling over, adds depth. Serve with a pint noir pairing. Trust me on that.


I might try this one tomorrow with the leftover turkey roulade I made. Thanks!

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Sounds great, but sadly I’m turkeyed out. But copied and pasted it for future meals.

Those who smoke meat, they usually develop their own favorite recipes. If you haven’t settled on your favorite yet or want to experiment a little, try this on your ribs before applying your rub:

I tried mustard as a shmear, as many people have, but find this to be much, much better.

Speaking of rub, here’s the recipe I follow:

Where at in the up?

So mom died when I was 30 (18 years ago). Every Christmas season, I make this recipe to honor her. If any of you guys try 'em, I’d love to hear about how much you enjoyed them. She had a friend that was a culinary school grad (full-on chef). The recipe actually came from her. These are so good, they’ll blow the top of your skull off of your cranium.

It’s one way that I perpetuate mom’s love into the world. Would be honored to if you all could have them.
Enjoy, my brothers!

Mom’s Cupcakes


3cups flour

2 teaspoons soda

2 teaspoons salt

2 cups sugar

½ cup cocoa

Mix all dry ingredients

2 teaspoons vanilla

2/3 cups vegetable oil

2 cups water

2 teaspoons vinegar

Mix liquids and add to dry ingredients


1 8oz. Pack cream cheese

1 egg

½ cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 12 oz. Bag chocolate chips

Mix all together

Fill cupcake holder half full with batter and teaspoon of filling in center bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes


These sound amazing. I will definitely be trying these. Thank you for the recipe. Im sorry to hear about your mother.


thanks, dude!

Long time ago, brother. very little sadness around it now. Mostly just happy memories.

Hope you love the cupcakes!

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I can get some screaming prices on beef pot roast meat at the local super market.
My favorites spices or tricks to make a kick ass pot roast.

  1. Use my Instapot pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of red wine
  3. Add either tomato paste or tomato sauce to the pot.
  4. Add dash or two of cajun seasoning.
  5. I use a lot of spices beyond the generic salt and pepper.

It’s really, really good.