Category: RESCUES! & RECIPES

Quick Easy Recipe for Low-Fat Boneless BBQ Ribs

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of www.BBQRescues.org

“You say you want a Revolution? Well, you know. We all want to change the World. …You say you got a real Solution? Well, you know. We’d all love to see the Plan… ” [From Song “Revolution” by The Beatles]

#BBQ #ribs #easy #boneless #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
Ribs served first time publicly at Family Reunion in Indiana.

There is no question that Ribs are America’s #1 Favorite BBQ Meat of Choice. Our thumbs remain Way Up(!) to Grill Masters everywhere- for the time you regularly spend to carefully Season, Marinate and Smoke Pork Ribs to Perfection every day. Our Fathers, their Fathers and thousands of Grill Masters for generations have invested their hearts to make Amazing Ribs more enjoyable every time. We’d never hope, nor expect traditional BBQ Ribs to go away anytime soon.

#Ribs #bbqribs #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
Never before seen behind-the-scenes look at Smoked Back Ribs being finished for Pool Birthday Party back in March 2014.  Chef Mick: “I always try to use the freshest, leanest cuts of Back Ribs. When served, they don’t stay around long”

As a Hollywood BBQ Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, it’s no secret that many Home Grillers can’t come close to making the mighty Ribs we get at America’s top rated BBQ Joints or the succulent Ribs we see on TV’s “BBQ Pitmasters”. So many of you are stuck with reheating the shrink wrapped, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Ribs we find in most Grocery Meat Departments.

#lowfat #boneless #bbqribs #bbqrescues
Very First Time I tried to experriment with Quicki Lowfat Ribs Recipe, this is how the Skewers looked.

I have to give credit for this Recipe’s inspiration to two recent Private Grilling Clients. One in Pasadena- Greg (A Disney Sr. VP of Finance)- was the first to ever convince me teach him my Secrets to Ribs. As part of our Lesson we went shopping and picked up a rack of Ribs for him to marinate overnight, and then smoke the next Day. As an experiment, we also bought a small Pork Loin to see if giving it the same seasoning and smoking the Strips quickly would actually taste like real Ribs.

#chefmickbrown #lowfat #bbqribs #recipe #bbqrescues
The first Marinade we tried for easier and leaner BBQ Ribs included Worcestershire Sauce, and a blend of Dry BBQ Rubs.

We followed the Recipe below, and they came out tasting so good, that Greg wondered aloud why we go through so much trouble with Full Racks. We served the RibLets  poolside to his Family and they quickly disappeared.

#ribs #bbqribs #Boneless #chefmickbrown #bbqrescues
The first time using Greg’s Gas Grill as a Smoker. The Lean Boneless “Ribs” smoked nicely for 8 Minutes per side.
#BBQ #Ribs #LowFat #Bites #bbqrescues
On the very first try, we decided to serve RibLet Bites, with BBQ and Jalapeno Hot Sauce as dipping Sauces. Fish dish was for fun nod to Client’s Family’s day at Pool.

The next time I made the Recipe was a fluke. I was doing a second Grilling Lesson with Blake Mycoskie (of Tom’s Shoes and Toms Foundation) in his famous Malibu Treehouse Estate. The original plan was to make Beef Ribs on his new Smoker, but while shopping, they were nowhere to be found. Instead, I offered to show him this new Quick Pork Ribs Recipe, and see it if would remind him of Bone-In Ribs. We served them to his wife and son. Once again, they couldn’t believe that the taste rivaled Slow Cooked Ribs.

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The second time the Recipe was cooked by client Blake Mycoskie (Founder of Tom’s Shoes). They were extra lean and we put Skewers through center for even Smoking.

In June I finally had the courage to try the Boneless Ribs recipe at a Sample Tasting for the high powered Board of one of Hollywood’s top Celebrity Financial Consulting Companies. They raved about the Ribs, but chose a different Caterer this time around. However, their reaction gave me the confidence to to try making them for a bigger group.

#boneless #bbq #ribs #bbqrescues
Boneless Ribs sampled at Corporate Board. Food was enjoyed, but they went with different Caterer (this time).

So during recent a trip to the Midwest, I served the Recipe at a large Family Reunion in Indiana, and at a private BBQ RESCUES! Foundation #GYMM Benefit, hosted at the home of my sister Marcia and her Husband Lorenzo. The Ribs were a hit at both functions. In the past, I’ve had to give Marcia credit for first getting me interested in learning the best ways to Smoke Foods. Now she earns Bonus Points for teaching me a Shortcut for Grilled Sweet Potatoes [Microwave for 5-7 Minutes before cutting]. Thanks Sis!

LFRIBS COVERFrom there, we recruited True Made Foods and Rubbin’ Right Rubs to sponsor a cooking video- “Quick Low-Fat Smoked BBQ Ribs and Grilled Sweet Potato Fries” for the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. To date the Video has over 28,000 Views and dozens of Shares on Facebook. Though their brands are used in the video, you are encouraged to try this Recipe at home with your favorite Dry Rub Seasoning, BBQ, and Dipping Sauces. Link below are some Recipes ideas for your own Homemade Rubs.ChgoRibs6:17

I am not strong at Math, but by my calculations, there are still Millions of BBQ Lovers who have yet to hear of this Quick, Delicious Low-Fat Alternative to traditional Bone-In Ribs. I strongly encourage you to try this Recipe at home. Share them with Family and Friends. Also, please share your #BBQLowFatBonelessRibs Photos with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc… We’d love to see (and hear) how yours turn out at Home. Until next time: Eat and Be Well.

Without further ado, here’s our Recipe for:

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Quick Low-Fat Boneless Smoked BBQ Ribs

INGREDIENTS:

  • Marbled Boneless Pork Roast (Can be Shoulder, Roast, etc. Loin may be too lean)
  • BBQ Dry Rub
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Worchestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Wooden or Metal Skewers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Hickory Wood Chips or Chunks (depending on your Grill)
  • Basting Brush

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Slice Pork into 1 1/2- 2″ Inch Strips (cut against grain as much as possible.
  2. Marinate Pork in Dry Rub, Worcestershire Sauce and Salt/Pepper to taste
  3. Carefully Skewer through Center of Meat as much as Possible, co it stays in Contact on Grill.
  4. Place Ribs 2″ Inches apart on Sheet of Foil (roll up edges to hold juice)
  5. Set up your Grill for Indirect Smoking using right technique fir Grill (link)
  6. Smoke Ribs in Low Heat for 20 Minutes, flipping halfway through to get Smoke on both sides.
  7. Baste in Foil with BBQ Sauce on both Sides, then quickly char each side on hot side of Grill to sear in juices.
  8. If using Wooden Skewers, you makerwant to trim off ends for a more Finger licking Rib Experience.

VIDEO

LINKS

Pork & Lamb Nutrition Chart (USDA)-  https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/26149a58-d0f7-47a4-81d0-42b310a6d417/Pork_Lamb_Poster_0911.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Homemade Rub Recipes- https://bbqrescues.com/2015/09/12/bbq-rescues-smoking-recipes-for-homemade-bbq-rubs/

How To Smoke Food on Any Grill- https://bbqrescues.com/2015/09/12/bbq-rescues-smoking-food-on-charcoal-grills-ceramic-eggs-or-gas-grills/

Instagram- Grilling Photos with Blake Mycoskie-  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSlioliFCK-/?taken-by=blakemycoskie

BBQ RESCUES! on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BBQRescues/

Sponsors:

THe BBQ RESCUES! Foundation- https://bbqrescues.com/the-bbq-rescues-foundation/

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

Rubbin’ Right Rubs- http://www.rubbinright.com/

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GYMM Program, that does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBQ RESCUES! FOUNDATION, Inc. MISSION STATEMENT

What is the main purpose of your Organization?

Community Outreach and Public Information about Healthier Grilling, Recipes, Fitness and Support of other Public Organizations that promote Public Health and Welfare.

In at least 100 words in paragraph format describe the Organization’s Current or Planned Activities, and explain how these Activities further the Organization’s main purpose.

The Non­Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. will support the ongoing Public Media endeavors of BBQ RESCUES!­ a free website, online Radio Show, iTunes Podcasts and Youtube Channel that promotes Healthier Grilling, Fitness, Environmental Issues and other important Charitable Causes. The Organization plans to release Recipes to promote Conscious and Mindful eating in both underserved Urban and Rural Communities. We offer Free Online Information via Social Media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Linked In etc… Also plan to partner with other Socially Conscious Businesses or Organizations to produce affordable Recipe Cookbooks, Pamphlets and/or other helpful and affordable Supplements. In addition to Youtube Videos, we plan to use footage already filmed from Greece, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Texas and Southern California to produce Informative and Entertaining Independent Film Project(s) reflecting the Educational goals of the Organization. We also plan to Tour Communities across the Country to present Lectures and Workshops on Healthy Grilling. These all further the goal of outreach to parts of BBQ Community that are most affected by Diabetes, Childhood (and Adult) Obesity, High Blood Pressure and other preventable diseases.

BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Launches First California Fundraiser on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank, CA.

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LOS ANGELES- “We want to make Healthier Grilling FUN!”, according to BBQ RESCUES! (BBQR) Foundation Director, Chef Mick Brown.  “And to broaden the way that people think of Barbecue. In 2017, BBQ it is no longer ‘All About the Meat’.” The BBQR Foundation encourages people to use creative and delicious ways to include Fresh Vegetables into their regular BBQ Cookouts, and to consider adding Vegan BBQ Entrees (gasp!) as options for Guests. Brown credits this style of cooking to the success of his top rated Los Angeles catering firm Tastee BQ Grilling Co., which has catered everywhere from a Pool Party at the Beatles Mansion to the Katie and Tom Engagement Party on the Season Finale episode of “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo TV) in 2016. The event was filmed at Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd’s Villa Rosa Estate in Beverly Hills. Brown claims to be the first (and last) Grill Master to ever cook at the famous Manor.

The BBQR Foundation also plans to share recipes with other BBQ Caterers and Restaurants throughout the U.S., encouraging them to add Healthy Grilling options to their Menus. The new organization is already an active Member of The National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA). The Foundation has been endorsed by Michelle Mazzara, Minnesota TV News Personality and Owner of Luvafoodie.com, Los Angeles Magazine Food Critic Patric Kuh. They have also released an entry to the Tesla/Solar City’s Project Loveday Contest- a unique DIY Solar BBQ Smoker video which they hope will go viral in the upcoming months..

Their first California BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Fundraiser will happen on Memorial Day Weekend at the Urban Press Winery in Burbank on Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th from 12 to 4pm (or until the BBQ sells out). The Wine-Inspired $5 Menu will include Grilled Angus, Chicken Breast, Turkey and Veggie BBQ Sliders, as well as Smoked Jumbo Angus Beef and Turkey Dogs. Gluten Free and Vegan Supporters can order the Grilled Italian Veggie Salad (or add any of the Meats for $2 Bucks), or nosh on Smoked BBQ Chips with HEROIC! Sriracha Sauce. The Urban Press Winery is located at 316 N San Fernando Rd. in Burbank,CA. 91502. The Foundation would appreciate support from anyone near the Burbank Area, Small and Larger Orders can request Pick-Up in advance at www.BBQRESCUES.org.

UPW Flyer Memorial day
“Grilling with Wine” Benefit for BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. 
 
Memorial Day Weekend Cookout at Urban Press Winery in Burbank
 
Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th (Memorial Day)
 
12:00pm – 4:00pm
 
$5.00 MENU
 
Brioche BBQ Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Your Choice of Grilled Angus Beef, Chicken Breast or Turkey Burger]
 
Grilled Veggie Sliders (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
 
Jumbo Smoked Hot Dogs (Plate with Chips and Side Salad)
[Angus Beef or Turkey]
 
Grilled Veggie Italian Salad (Add Meat $2)
 
Smoked BBQ Chips ($2 w/Dipping Sauce)

Advance Order Form

*Please Allow 24 Hours in Advance for Larger Orders. No Phone Orders Please

LINKS:

Urban Press Winery – https://urbanpresswinery.com

Tesla Video “#ProjectLoveday Solar BBQ Flower Pot Smoker” https://youtu.be/mrHCCg4kWRY

Urban Press Winery Video ““Not-So” Fat Tuesday Grilled Gumbo BBQ Recipe

https://youtu.be/9UnGiSMp9UU

 

Celebrating American Cancer Society HEROES at Relay For Life

by Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of http://www.BBQRESSCUES.com

#BridgeToLife #ACS #AmericanCancerSociety #MickBrown #ChefMickBrown
Chef Mick Brown at Relay For Life benefit for American Cancer Society- Bridge To Life table, Griffith Park (Los Angeles) May 2016.

 

“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.”
Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

It’s that time of year once again. Ever heard the phrase “You Can’t Go Home Again”? It may be true in some instances. However, you’d never hear it from anyone who has ever attended a Relay For Life benefit for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer. If you can’t join me in Griffith Park on this Saturday May 20th, at 10:00am, check this link to find a gathering in your area. https://secure.acsevents.org

#BBQRescues #MickBrown #ChefMickBrown #PaulFreeman #GoCountry105
May 16, 2015 with On Air Personality Paul Freeman of Go Country 105 FM at American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Autry Museum, Griffith Park.

Whether you have been before or not, the people at Relay For Life always make you feel right at home. For the fourth year, I will be doing Cooking Demonstrations and Samples from 9am-11am. This year’s sales of HEROIC! will benefit the ACS and the new BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. That’s why I always look forward to going “Home Again”. See you there.

#ChefMickBrown #AmericanCancerSociety #RelayForLife #GeneAutryMuseum #GriffithPark June #2013.
Chef Mick Brown at American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life at the Gene Autry Museum, Griffith Park June 2013.

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and Superfood Spice company California Gold BBQ Rubs. In May of 2015, he won Grill Master Champion on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen on special BBQ episode “Grill or Be Grilled” (Season 8, Episode 3). He also recently appeared on Bravo TV, catering for the Cast of Vanderpump Rules (Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His latest media project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. The new Non-Profit BBQ RESCUES! Foundation is sponsoring the #GetFitChallenge, does outreach to the Barbecue Community to promote Smarter and Healthier Grilling in the fight against preventable diseases like Childhood Obesity, Diabetes as well as other important Causes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com

LINKS-

American Cancer Society Relay For Life https://secure.acsevents.org

Griffith Park Event Schedules event_schedule_updated_gph

http://relay.acsevents.org/site/DocServer/Event_Schedule_updated_gph.pdf?docID=461220

Griffith Park Event Info http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA?fr_id=78847&pg=entry&_ga=2.86777688.1131622654.1495131722-1653342692.1491958393

Donate to my Team- Bridge For Life  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA?px=45143306&pg=personal&fr_id=78847

 

Donations, Supporting and Sponsoring BBQ RESCUES! Foundation

#bbqrescuesfoundation #donations
Our very first Cash Donation to BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. comes from the Urban Press Winery in Burbank, CA. https://urbanpresswinery.com/

Thanks for taking time to find out how you can help. Individuals, Organizations and Business are all welcome to contribute to the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. (BBQRF). Our Mission is to improve the lives of everyone who loves BBQ, whether they own a Grill or not. We produce Entertaining and Educational BBQ, Grilling, Fitness and other Socially Conscious content for Youtube, iTunes, Blog Talk Radio as well as all major Social Media outlets.

INDIVIDUALS:

  1. Your Likes, Shares and Comments help promote BBQ RESCUES! Foundation and Media content on Youtube TV, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and other online platforms. Good Old Fashioned “Word of Mouth” is always welcome whenever you have a chance to tell others about BBQ RESCUES! Your Cost: $0.00
  2. Individual Donations of any amount are also accepted and can be arranged via Paypal, Mail or Online Credit Card processing.

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS:

  1. Online Sharing and Promotion of our “Info-tainment” goes much further in the format of fun Public Service spots, with you identified as the Sponsor.  For more Product-Forward Advertising , please refer to our Promotions Page
  2. We appreciate contributions of all kinds, from Cash Donations, Professional Services, to Products for Prizes and Giveaways. We can also create original Blogs and Videos to fit any Budget. Here is a Chart summarizing some of the ways Companies can participate:

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WISH LIST- If your Organization can help out even more, here is a list of specific projects that could use special Professional and Financial Support:

  1. #GetFitChallenge– Funds to support our Research and Social Media sharing of information to include Nutritional and Fitness Advice as well as ways to combat preventable diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes 2 and Childhood Obesity. Products can be submitted for General Review or Blog coverage on Shed It For Life by Larry B.
  2. Products/Premiums- For all occasions, Expos and Special Events. We can work together to find useful Gifts and Giveaways supporting the BBQ RESCUES Foundation, Inc. while also featuring your Company’s Logo.
  3. BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Cookbook- Most of the content has already been created. Need experienced Writers, Editors and Publisher to bring original Heathy BBQ and Grilling Recipes to the public. All Proceeds to benefit the BBQRF Foundation.
  4. BBQ RESCUES!- The Movie!!! Oh Yes, it’s coming- the only Question is: “When”? Looking for help in All Areas of Production to bring it to both Big and Small Screens as soon as possible.
  5. The #GYMM (Gift Your McFastFood Money) Training Program to help teach Non-Profits how to put on local Food Fundraisers across the Country to raise money while providing Healthy and Delicious BBQ to their Communities.

Any other Fundraising or Outreach Ideas are more than welcome. We like to keep our content fresh and fun to help BBQ Enthusiasts “Enjoy Every Bite, and not Gain Weight Left and Right.” [Yeah know, needs help…].  We look forward to hearing from you today. THANK YOU!

NOTE: The BBQ RESCUES! Foundation, Inc. is a registered Non-Profit in the State of California, where donations are tax deductible. Federal 501(c)3 Tax Exempt application is pending. The first pubic BBQ RESCUERS! List (of Supporters) is expected to be posted on June 10, 2017, and will be updated weekly.

BBQ RESCUES! Foundation Contact Form

Six Rules For Eating Wisely by Michael Pollan

Can anyone use some #Positive #News? We unearthed this Gem written in 2006 by one of our favorite Authors about Six Rules For Eating Wisely. Please Share this with Everyone You Care About. Courtesy of #TIMEMagazine. #GetFitChallenge #BBQRESCUESFoundationInc

http://michaelpollan.com/articles-archive/six-rules-for-eating-wisely/

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.

#GYMM=GIFT Your McFastFood Money

#GYMM #HoustonTX #GiftYourMcFastFoodMoney

[HOUSTON]- Some of the smartest Teens in Texas will be donating a portion of their Fast Food money to Charity, in order to chow down on some Gourmet BBQ.  This coming Sunday March 26, the Houston, TX. Chapters of Our Children Our Future (OCOF) and Great Inspirations For Teens (GIFT) will present “#GYMM- GIFT Your McFastFood Money. The event will feature Chef Mick Brown, Host of BBQ RESCUES! TV and a Grill Master Champion of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”. He was also seen on last year’s season finale of “Vanderpump Rules” ( Bravo TV) catering the Barbecue Engagement Party . Celeb couple Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz held their cookout at the famous Villa Rosa estate of “Housewives of Beverly Hills’”, Lisa Vanderpump.

The Houston event starts on Sunday afternoon with a BBQ Bootcamp, where the Chef Mick will teach a select group of Teen Volunteers how to set up for a Food Fundraiser. Then Guests will arrive at 4:00pm to taste the Menu prepared by the Teens. There will also be a Cooking Demonstration by Chef Mick to show families how to prepare the Recipes at home, for a fraction of what they would spend at the Drive Thru.

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Chef Mick Brown on the set of Bravo TV’s  Vanderpump Rules at Lisa Vanderpump’s Villa Rosa Estate.

Guests must RSVP and are encouraged to “Pay What You Can”. Proceeds will benefit OCOF’s efforts to curb youth violence and offer productive alternative activities, like Sunday’s event. A relatively new organization, GIFT’s focus has been organizing holiday toy drives for underprivileged youths. They also encourage teens to actively participate in helping the community.

#GYMM- Gift Your McFastFood Money will take place on Sunday March 26, at 4:00pm. The location will be at 16755 Ella Blvd. #216. Guests should RSVP by calling (832) 583-6263. There is also Online Registration available on the BBQ RESCUES! Website: http://www.BBQRescues.com.

Media should contact Larry Bertrand at (832) 583-OCOF (6263).

ONLINE RESERVATION FORM- #GYMM BBQ BENEFIT HOUSTON March 26, 2017- 4:00pm