Archive for the ‘Health & Eating’ category

The Capital District in New York state is a great area. Much like Boston, we have a very diverse ethnic culture which includes a number of Asian cultures. It was this diversity that influenced me as a young chef to begin researching and cooking a variety of Asian cuisine. Recently I have been playing around […]

Duck with peach sauce

April 11th, 2016

Duck is a favorite dish for many, especially if you are a lover of Chinese cuisine. If you are looking for something a bit different than duck in orange, plum or Hoi Sin sauce, then duck In peach sauce is something you must try. What You Will Need 1 2.25 – 2.7 kg duck, ready […]


April 11th, 2016

Plumpy’nut is pretty much what it sounds like.  It is a very high calorie paste based on peanuts designed to encourage rapid weight gain.  It is used for starving children and is very effective.  A child can move from a state of desperate malnutrition to nearly healthy on a diet of this paste and its use in […]

Japanese chicken and peas

April 10th, 2016

This is a wonderful recipe for cooking up chicken breast, probably one of my favorites and it makes a meal that isn’t very expensive to fix. It is not only delicious but also very appealing to the eyes and it is nutritious, as well. Ingredients 1 large, boneless chicken breast4 Tbsp. peanut oil or sesame […]

Plumpy’nut is a famine food made by Nutriset and available by prescription to starving and malnourished children, particularly in Africa. The food consists of a peanut butter base mixed with powdered milk and powdered sugar. The mixture is then fortified with essential vitamins that may otherwise be lacking in the malnourished children’s diets. The product […]

Drink Recipes Missouri Mule

April 9th, 2016

The Missouri Mule, first mixed by famous cocktail creationist Joe Gilmore, is known best for being created for the only President to have come from Missouri, Harry S. Truman. The name of the cocktail comes from the state of Harry S. Truman and the symbol of the Democratic party, the Donkey. Another name often substituted […]

What is Plumpynut

April 8th, 2016

Plumpy’ Nut, based on the popular spread Nutella, is a paste made out of peanuts, powdered milk, sugar, and vegetable oil, with added vitamins and minerals. It is given primarily to severely malnourished children under the age of five (the age group most likely to die from malnutrition in famine stricken areas) who live in […]

The Singapore Sling is a dream to write about as it is one of the few cocktails whose existence and origins aren’t the subject of heated, intense debate.  The Singapore Sling is definitely from Singapore, and definitely the brainchild of Ngiam Tong Boon, bartender for the Long Bar, at the exquisite Raffles Hotel, sometime before […]

Recipes Chili Con Queso Dip

April 6th, 2016

Holiday Con Queso Whenever the holidays roll around, I like to make a rich and creamy Con Queso with loads of taste for guests. About 40 years ago when I visited Santa Fe for the first time, I stopped in at the La Fonda Hotel to have a beer. It so happened it was happy […]

Chicken is a typical go-to meal for busy families who want both value for their money and a delicious, easy to prepare entree. There are literally no limits to what can be done with chicken. When paired with the good ol’ crock pot for even more ease of preparation, chicken can be considered the ultimate […]

Baked chicken chimichangas

April 5th, 2016

Chimichangas are one of those “always a hit” Mexican dishes that are well-loved by all who love the cuisine. This recipe adds a baked twist to the classic recipe, making them far more heart-healthy than their fried counterpart. You don’t have to use chicken if you don’t want, ground beef or chopped steak work just […]

Gin Slinger Cocktail

April 5th, 2016

Ah, gin. It is hard to find a cocktail that involves gin that is not absolutely delicious. Gin mixes well with all sorts of other flavors due to its strong, unique taste and its ability to blend with just about anything else. Personally, gin is my favorite liquor to use in cocktails since it keeps […]