Game Day Smoked Buffalo Chicken and Veggie Bites

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It’s Game Day and as much as you Love traditional Buffalo Wings- try this Recipe, you’ll like it even better. We use lean Boneless Chicken Breasts and Thighs. Veggie BBQ will also delight Vegans and Omnivores, alike. Thanks to #EchoParkSocialClub for Rocking the Soundtrack. #Luvafoodie‘s Salt-Free Citrus Lovers Blend is perfect for Recipe. Also, True Made Foods All-Natural Vegetable BBQ Sauce makes a Big Play. This is limited Recipe Video, stay tuned Short Film with Rock Star coming soon. BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc.

[Written Grilling and Indoor Oven Recipes Below]

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Game Day Smoked Buffalo Chicken and Veggie Bites

(12-20 Appetizer Servings)

1 lb Boneless Chicken Breasts

1 lb Boneless Chicken Thighs

1lb Jumbo Carrots

6 Stalks Celery

4 Delicious Red Apples

4 Oranges

1/2 Cup BBQ Rub or Spice Blend

6 oz. Worcestershire sauce

1 Cup Lowfat Blue Cheese Dressing

1 Cup BBQ Sauce (Low Fat, Vegetarian preferred)

1 Cup Frank’s Hot Sauce

4 Tbsp Butter (Lactose Free, Vegan preferred)

3 Tsp Sugar Substitue (Splenda, Agave, Honey, Monk Fruit or your preferred Sweetener)

Hickory or Mesquite Wood Chunks (charcoal) or Chips (gas grill)

Spring Mix or Your Choice of Fresh Greens for Garnish (or Salad option)

1. If you are expecting Vegans, better to prepare Vegetables separately on Grill and keep warm before cooking Chicken.

2. Prepare Grill for Indirect Smoking by heating one Half to High (Gas or Charcoal). Soak Wood Chunks or Chips.

VEGETABLE PREP

3. Skin Carrots, Devein Celery, cut in Half lengthwise to lay flatter on Grill

4. Chop Apples in Half and sprinkle with Lemon Juice

5. Combine All in Plastic Bag (or in Bowl). Mix in 2 oz Worcestershire Sauce and 2 Tbsp. BBQ Dry Rub or Seasoning. Mix well and Smoke on Indirect side of Grill, after adding Wood Chunks or Chips for 15 Minutes, flipping once.

CHICKEN PREP

6. Butterfly Chicken Breasts. Combine with whole Boneless Thighs in Plastic Bag or Bowl

7. Season with 4 oz. Worcestershire Sauce and 4 Tbsp BBQ Dry Rub or Seasoning

8. Smoke Chicken on Indirect Side of Grill for 30-40 Munites, replacing Wood Chunks or Chips as needed

9. Grill Halved Oranges, springing some juice on Chicken towards end of cooking

BUFFALO SAUCE

10. Place Grill-Safe Pan on Hot side of Grill. Add Franks Hot Sauce, Butter and Sugar Substitute. Mix Well and Cover.

11. Once warm (about 10 Minutes), Stir and remove Sauce Pan from Grill.

12. Move Chicken to Hot side of Grill, flipping to finish (about 10 Minutes)

SERVING

13. Line bottom of Platter with Sping Mix or your Choice of Herbs or Lettuce (for Salad Option

14. Pour Blue Cheese Dressing, Buffalo and BBQ Sauce Bowls, and place in Center of Platter for Dipping [May make separate Bowls for strict Vegans (and use Vegan substitute Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing.]

15. Core Apples and Cut into Quarters. Slice Carrot and Celery in Half or Thirds for hearty  Bites. Place on One Side of Platter

16. Slice Grilled Chicken into thick Strips and serve on other side of Platter.

17. Finish with a final Sprinkling of BBQ Rub or Seasoning.

18. ENJOY!

OVEN DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat Oven to 4:40 Degrees.
  2. Season and Marinate Veggies and Apples as above, but cut into Sticks and Quarters before placing oiled Baking Pan. Spray more Cooking Oil on top for crisper results
  3. Cut Chicken Breasts and Thighs into bite sized pieces before Marinating. Cook on oiled Grill Pan (if available)
  4. Buffalo Sauce Recipe prepared on Stove Top
  5. Cook Veggies for about 15 Minutes, flipping once. Chicken should cook for about 40 Minutes, flipping until browned.

 

LINKS

*Note- Video was produced by BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc. in the interest of Healthier Grilling and is Non-Sponsored.

Products Donated by:

Luvafoodie –http://luvafoodie.com/

True Made Foods- https://www.truemadefoods.com/

Music Donated By:

Echo Park Social Club- http://echoparksocialclub.com/

Other Specialty Products Used:

Franks’s Red Hot Sauce- http://www.franksredhot.com/

Vegan Butter- https://earthbalancenatural.com/

Low Calorie Yogurt Dressing- https://www.bolthouse.com/

 

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Six Rules For Eating Wisely by Michael Pollan

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Six Rules For Eating Wisely

Once upon a time Americans had a culture of food to guide us through the increasingly treacherous landscape of food choices: fat vs. carbs, organic vs. conventional, vegetarian vs. carnivorous. Culture in this case is just a fancy way of saying “your mom.” She taught us what to eat, when to eat it, how much of it to eat, even the order in which to eat it. But Mom’s influence over the dinner menu has proved no match for the $36 billion in food-marketing dollars ($10 billion directed to kids alone) designed to get us to eat more, eat all manner of dubious neofoods, and create entire new eating occasions, such as in the car. Some food culture.

I’ve spent the past five years exploring this daunting food landscape, following the industrial food chain from the Happy Meal back to the not-so-happy feedlots in Kansas and cornfields in Iowa where it begins and tracing the organic food chain back to the farms. My aim was simply to figure out what–as a nutritional, ethical, political and environmental matter–I should eat. Along the way, I’ve collected a few rules of thumb that may be useful in navigating what I call the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Don’t eat anything your great-great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. Imagine how baffled your ancestors would be in a modern supermarket: the epoxy-like tubes of Go-Gurt, the preternaturally fresh Twinkies, the vaguely pharmaceutical Vitamin Water. Those aren’t foods, quite; they’re food products. History suggests you might want to wait a few decades or so before adding such novelties to your diet, the substitution of margarine for butter being the classic case in point. My mother used to predict “they” would eventually discover that butter was better for you. She was right: the trans-fatty margarine is killing us. Eat food, not food products.

Avoid foods containing high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s not just in cereals and soft drinks but also in ketchup and bologna, baked goods, soups and salad dressings. Though HFCS was not part of the human diet until 1975, each of us now consumes more than 40 lbs. a year, some 200 calories a day. Is HFCS any worse for you than sugar? Probably not, but by avoiding it you’ll avoid thousands of empty calories and perhaps even more important, cut out highly processed foods–the ones that contain the most sugar, fat and salt. Besides, what chef uses high-fructose corn syrup? Not one. It’s found only in the pantry of the food scientist, and that’s not who you want cooking your meals.

Spend more, eat less. Americans are as addicted to cheap food as we are to cheap oil. We spend only 9.7% of our income on food, a smaller share than any other nation. Is it a coincidence we spend a larger percentage than any other on health care (16%)? All this “cheap food” is making us fat and sick. It’s also bad for the health of the environment. The higher the quality of the food you eat, the more nutritious it is and the less of it you’ll need to feel satisfied.

Pay no heed to nutritional science or the health claims on packages. It was science that told us margarine made from trans fats is better for us than butter made from cow’s milk. The more I learn about the science of nutrition, the less certain I am that we’ve learned anything important about food that our ancestors didn’t know. Consider that the healthiest foods in the supermarket–the fresh produce–are the ones that don’t make FDA-approved health claims, which typically festoon the packages of the most highly processed foods. When Whole Grain Lucky Charms show up in the cereal aisle, it’s time to stop paying attention to health claims.

Shop at the farmers’ market. You’ll begin to eat foods in season, when they are at the peak of their nutritional value and flavor, and you’ll cook, because you won’t find anything processed or microwavable. You’ll also be supporting farmers in your community, helping defend the countryside from sprawl, saving oil by eating food produced nearby and teaching your children that a carrot is a root, not a machine-lathed orange bullet that comes in a plastic bag. A lot more is going on at the farmers’ market than the exchange of money for food.

How you eat is as important as what you eat. Americans are fixated on nutrients, good and bad, while the French and Italians focus on the whole eating experience. The lesson of the “French paradox” is you can eat all kinds of supposedly toxic substances (triple crème cheese, foie gras) as long as you follow your culture’s (i.e., mother’s) rules: eat moderate portions, don’t go for seconds or snacks between meals, never eat alone. But perhaps most important, eat with pleasure, because eating with anxiety leads to poor digestion and bingeing. There is no French paradox, really, only an American paradox: a notably unhealthy people obsessed with the idea of eating healthily. So, relax. Eat Food. And savor it.