#healthybbq #gumbo #glutenfree #getfitchallenge #bbqrescues

“Not-So” Fat Tuesday Grilled Gumbo

By Chef Mick Brown

Courtesy of www.BBQRESCUES.com

#healthybbq #gumbo #getfitchallenge #bbqrescues
‘Not So” Fat Tuesday Grilled Gumbo/Jasmine Rice with Grilled Vegetables, Smoked Chicken, Shrimp and Sausage. Being naughty never tasted so Good.

Sin. Repent. Repeat. Can you really make a #Grilled #GlutenFree version of #Classic #NewOrleans #Gumbo actually #Healthier and #Tastier than the Original? Even #Vegan/#Vegetarian with “Hot #Grilled #HolyTrinity” (#Celery, #BellPeppers & #Onions) and/or with #Smoked #Shrimp, #Chicken and #Sausage? YouBetcha! Add the sweet flavors of #Applewood and Hickory? Fuggedaboutit! Check out this Robust #Calorie #Shredding #Recipe inspired by the #UrbanPressWinery in #Burbank, CA., using their #PinotNoir as part of the #Recipe. #ChefMickBrown also uses #Kingsford’s new #Applewood #Charcoal, #Hickory #SmokingChips and #HEROIC! Gluten Free #NoSalt/#NoSugar Blend by #CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs. #Vegetarian, #Seafood and Classic Mixed #Meat “Not So” #FatTuesday #Gumbo #Recipes are available on www.BBQRESCUES.com. Part of the #BBQRESCUES #GetFitChallenge where #LowFat, #LowCalorie #Grilling is #Delicious & #Fun!

#Kingsford #Applewood #Charcoal #BBQ #Gumbo #GetFitChallenge
“Not-So” Fat Tuesday #Grilled #BBQ #Gumbo lightens up on the #Calories but loads up on Flavor by adding sweet smoky #Kingsford #Applewood #Charcoal and #Hickory #SmokingChips #GetFitChallenge

Grilled Vegetarian Gumbo (Serves 8)

Catering or Hosting a Big Party? It is better to start with a pot of Well-Seasoned, Mild, Vegetarian Gumbo. It can be perfectly delicious served with Diced Grilled Vegetables. Then split into a second pot to add Smoky Grilled Shrimp, Crawfish, Chicken, and/or Andouille (or Mild) Sausage. Another option is add Meats, and Spicy Hot Sauce to individual Servings. Be mindful of any Guests who may want to avoid Shellfish, Pork or Hot Spicy foods.

Ingredients:

8- Variety Yellow, Red and Orange Bell Peppers

3- Bell Green Peppers

1- Bunch Celery

4- Large Carrots

2- White Onions

2- Cups Urban Press Petite Wine

1- 16 Oz. Can Stewed Tomatoes

1- Cup Chopped Garlic

1/2 Cup- Chopped Green Onions

1/2 Cup- Chopped Fresh Parsley and/or Rosemary

4 Tbsp- Superfood BBQ Rub or Seasoning

2 Tbsp- Browning and Seasoning Liquid

2 Tbsp. File Powder

4 Cups Vegetarian or Onion Broth

2 Tbsp. Louisiana Cayenne Hot Sauce (optional, to taste)

Salt/Pepper to taste

Preparation:

1. Season, Marinate and Smoke Peppers, Celery, Carrots and Onions for at least an hour. Reserve 1/2 for Puree, Dice 1/2 for soup and cover with 3 Cups Vegetable Broth, simmer slowly.

2. Pan Roast Chopped Garlic, heat with Wine and remaining Veggies. Puree until smooth and combine with 1 Cup Broth to make Smooth. Add to pot with Stewed Tomatoes. Season well with BBQ Seasoning, Browning and Seasoning Liquid, File Powder, Salt, Pepper and Hot Sauce to taste.

3. Reserve Green Onions and Parsley for Garnish.

VIDEO

Related Recipes:

How To Grill Veggies Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Kingsford Grilled Chicken Recipe-https://www.kingsford.com/how-to/boneless-skinless-chicken-breasts/

Smoking Sausage, Hot Links or Hotdogs (Youtube)-https://youtu.be/l18zVDOyous

LINKS

California Gold BBQ Rubs website: http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

HEROIC! Rub on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/HEROIC-BBQ-Gluten-Free-Added/dp/B00IEEYCRQ

Kingsford Charcoal https://www.kingsford.com/

Urban Press Winery/ Wine Club https://www.urbanpresswinery.com/Homepage

#popcorn #heart #healthy #luvafoodie

February is National Heart Month- 4 Ways You Can Help Save Lives, plus Grilling Hot Buttered Popcorn

Courtesy of www.BBQRESCUES.com

#popcorn #heart #healthy #luvafoodie

Dear Chef Mick (@BBQ Rescues)-

I want to help other women and men detect Heart Disease and live a healthy lifestyle. With symptoms and at a (younger)age- atypical for having Heart Disease, my doctor misdiagnosed me as having Costochondritis in September, 2015. After only one year (on September 1, 2016) I had an Angiogram test that showed an 80%(!) blockage in my left anterior descending artery. I was then diagnosed with Heart Disease and had to undergo invasive surgery, with a stent put into my artery.

As a recent survivor,  my company Luvafoodie is about having a joy and passion for food and beverages. Due to my love for food and cooking, my brand is launching a new gourmet salt free spice line that will still be delicious for all Foodies to use. A low sodium diet is best for controlling Heart Disease. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and heart failure. Most Americans eat too much processed foods, 77% of salt comes from processed foods.

February is National Heart Awareness Month for American Heart Association. Friday, February 3rd is an important day for all men and women to wear red and help bring attention to the prevention of Women’s Heart Disease. More women die each year of heart disease than any other disease. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year- approximately one woman every minute. Every 80 seconds a woman dies of heart disease or a stroke.

The new salt free spice line is available from the beginning of November 2016. Enclosed you will find our new Salt Free Spice Blends:  Happy Heart, Garlic and Green Herb, Countryside Herb, and Chillin Chili-Lime.

We greatly appreciate you Chef Mick Brown and your support in producing top notch Luvafoodie spice videos both for our grilling spices and also our new salt free spices. Luvafoodie is a Gourmet brand for people who share a passion for food and beverage. We have a growing social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube channel.

Happy New Year 2017 and Help us Save Lives at Luvafoodie.com!

Michelle Mazzara, CEO Luvafoodie.com


Dear Michelle-

I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better. Thanks so much for the opportunity to help spread the word about this timely issue. We like to encourage everyone to try cooking a little healthier, especially when it comes to Grilling and BBQ Recipes. Also Michelle, Congratulations on the recent appearance on your local Minnesota CBS affiliate, the WCCO Morning Show. It’s never too early to talk about Wine Pairings…

With that in mind here are 4 Easy Things You Can Do to Help Save Lives for February Heart Awareness Month-

1. Share a Link to this Blog, with anyone and everyone. Whether your page is about Pet Care, Auto Mechanics, or even Politics- (both Democrats and Republicans have hearts to take care of).

2. Wear Something Red on Friday, February 3rd to help spread awareness of Heart Disease.

3. Support the American Heart Association Fundraiser by Donating or Participating in a February “FUNRaiser”.

4. Try purchasing and/or preparing Lower Sodium versions of your favorite foods. There are Low Salt options of many Snacks, Soups and other Groceries you buy.

-Ask for Less Salt when ordering Eggs and Made-To-Order Dishes

-If you Cook, try adding 1/4 one quarter (or none) of your regular amount of Salt. Then you can season lightly at the end or with Salt Substitute.

-Enter Luvafoodie’s Recipe Contest. Free No-Salt Blends for Winner of Best Recipe with Red Ingredients. (Entries Due by Jan. 31st) 

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GRILLED HOT BUTTER POPCORN

1 Cup White or Rainbow Popcorn Kernels

2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil

2 Tbsp Low Salt Butter

1/2 Tsp Himalayan Pink Salt (or to Taste)

2 Tbsp Luvafoodie No Salt Seasoning (of Your Choice), a Favorite BBQ Rub or Following Recipe

Supplies:

Thin Aluminum Pot w/Lid or Foil Pan

Aluminum Foil

Bowl for Mixing/Serving

Grilled Popcorn Cooking Directions

  1. Heat Gas, Charcoal or Electric Grill to Medium High
  2. Mix Popcorn and Oil in Pot (or Pan) plus Sprinkle of Pink Salt, to taste
  3. Arrange Kernel into single layer at bottom of Pan and cover tightly with sheet of Foil
  4. Secure Top of Pan with Lid or tightly cover with Foil (to hold in air and catch popping corns)
  5. Heat Pan directly over heat for 8-10 Minutes, shake when corn starts to pop
  6. Remove Pan from heat once hearing popping slow down to less than 1 per 3 seconds
  7. Make Foil Cup to melt Butter over heat (or use small Grill Safe container)
  8. Optional- Mix 2 Tsp Dry Seasoning into Butter before drizzling into Popcorn. Sprinkle reserved Seasoning and Salt to taste. Mix Well and Enjoy!

 

#grilled #steak #lettuce #wraps #tacoseasoning #homemade
Grilled Steak Butter Lettuce Wraps. Marinate Steak and season Veggies with Fiesta Taco Blend.

SUPERFOOD NO-SALT FIESTA TACO/CHILI SEASONING

Add this for anything (and everything) to bring Southwest or “South of Border” Flavor. Use it to Season Tacos (Beef, Chicken, Veggie, etc..), Red Beef (Chicken or Vegetarian) Chili. Make Low Fat Homemade Doritos by Baking, Pan Crisping or Grilling Tortillas, then Season. Add to Fresh Buttered Popcorn for sensational Party or Game Day Snacking.

Mix These Dry Ground or Powdered Spices:

3 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika

2 Tbsp. Onion Powder

2 Tbsp Red Bell Pepper

2 Tbsp. Garlic

2 Tbsp. Cumin

1 Tbsp. Cinnamon

*Optional For Spicy Add 1 Tsp or more Ground Red Ancho Chili or Cayenne Pepper Powder

**If you wish to add Sodium Finish by sprinkling small amount of Himalayan Pink or Salt Substitute right before Serving


Chef 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 the new 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 (2016 Season Finale). He is also author of web blogs  The Adventures of Tastee BQ and  BBQ Catering Confidential. His newest project BBQ RESCUES!, includes a Blog Talk Radio Show, Youtube TV Channel and Podcasts on iTunes. Email- Mick@BBQRESCUES.com

VIDEOS

Michelle Mazzara on WCCO Morning News talking Salt-Free Diet 1/25/17

Michelle Mazzara on WCCO Morning News Food and Wine Pairings 12/12/16

Luvafoodie No Salt Spice Animated Video

BBQ RESCUES! “Popcorn Love” Recipe Video

 

LINKS

American Heart Association website

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

American Heart Association “FunRaisers” page

http://honor.americanheart.org/site/TR?fr_id=5042&pg=entry#

February Heart Month Tool Kit- U.S. Government Healthfinder.com

https://healthfinder.gov/nho/FebruaryToolkit.aspx

HHS Million Hearts Educational website

https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/news-media/events/heart-month.html

CBS- WCCO News Minnesota

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/category/food-drink-cocktailsbeer/3592990-a-seasonal-spin-on-your-favorite-libations/

Luvafoodie.com website http://luvafoodie.com/

Follow BBQ RESCUES TV Youtube Channel

 

 

#potatosalad #grilledpotatosalad

BBQ RESCUES! Smoky Grilled Potato Salad Recipe (plus Video)

By Chef Mick Brown

#potatosalad #grilledpotatosalad
Skin-on Grilled Potato Salad with chopped Fresh Parsley, Grilled Bell Peppers and Onions offers more Nutrients than the typical Boiled Potato version; Mayo and Mustard are Optional.

Potato Salad seems to be a staple on the Menus of many cultures, from all across America, to Asia and throughout Europe. It is great paired with Grilled Foods like German Sausages, as a side dish with Korean BBQ and of course with American Barbecued Chicken and Ribs. Though Potatoes are not considered the most nutritious vegetables, they are known to be be much healthier served skin-on. Another advantage to Grilling vs. Boiling is they tend to retain more nutrients.

I first thought of doing Grilled Potato Salad while in the process of experimenting with Grilled Potato “Fries”. Having a few extra disks of crispy, perfectly grilled potatoes, I diced them and shared them with a restaurant neighbor who added a delicious dressing and fresh Herbs. Adding natural Wood Smoke takes this Grilled Salad to a new even more delicious dimension. I recently served the dish at a Birthday Catering in the park for a very special 1 Year Old and 130 of her closest Family and Friends. We caught some of it on video.

GRILLED POTATO SALAD

Ingredients (for 6 Servings)

4-6 Medium to Large Red Potatoes

1/2 Green, Red and Yellow Bell Peppers (or any combination of 2)

1 Large Red or White Onion

1 Cup Italian, Greek, or Green Goddess Dressing (or Your Favorite Oil/Vinegar based Dressing)

1/2 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley

1/4 Cup BBQ Rub ( see simple Home Rub Recipes)

Salt/Pepper to Taste

2-4 Tbsp Mayo and Mustard to Taste (optional)

Directions

1. Get your Gas or Charcoal Grill Smoking before you start Grilling. See: SMOKING USING WOOD CHIPS AND CHUNKS.

2. Wash and Slice Potatoes 1”-1 1/2 inches thick, lengthwise leaving skin on (may remove any blemishes).

3. Marinate Potatoes evenly in wet mixture of 1/2 Cup Dressing, 1/4 Cup Parsley and BBQ Dry Rub (click for Recipe). May reserve 1 Tbsp Parsley for Garish and a sprig to decorate on the side.

4. Grill Potatoes on Medium parts of Grill, flipping after 10 Minutes, checking if some pieces are cooking faster than others. Keep Smoke going on throughout.

5. Slice Onion 1” inch Thick. Cut Peppers lengthwise in Half, seed and soak all in Leftover Marinade from Potatoes.

6. Grill Peppers and Onions up to 10 Minutes per side, or until tender.

7. Once all veggies are cool enough to handle. chop into 1”- 1 1/2” inch Dice. Toss in bowl with up to 1/2 Cup Dressing, Mayo and Mustard to taste. Add more Rub and Salt/Pepper to taste.

6. For serving, sprinkle plated Potato Salad with more Parsley and BBQ Rub. May add a sprig of Parsley on side for decoration. Enjoy.

SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO- BBQ RESCUES! Smoky Grilled Potato Salad

PHOTOS (Video Stills)

#grilledpotoatoes #grilledpota
Slice Red Potatoes 1″ to 1 1/2″ for even Grilling. We catered 130 people, you won’t need so many Potatoes…

#grillingpotatoes #grilledpotatoes
Spread Potatoes evenly over Grill, top shelf OK. Leave space in between for circulation.

#chefmickbrown #grilledpotatoes #grillingpotatoes
Grill Potatoes evenly, for 10 Minutes per side. If a few get a bit crispy, even better.

#grilledpotatosalad #tasteebqgrillingco
Tray of Grilled Potato Salad, garnished with Parsley ready to serve for Catering.

Chef Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Catering, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and the new California Gold BBQ Rubs. He is also author of web serial blog “The Adventures of Tastee BQ.” and BBQ Catering Confidential. He recently appeared on the Food Network for “Grill or Be Grilled” a special BBQ Edition of Cutthroat Kitchen where he won the Champion Title of Grill Master. Episode is available on iTunes. Email- Mick@BBQRescues.com 

LINKS

BBQ RESCUES! website http://bbqrescues.com/

BBQ RESCUES! TV  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4q6YWRcMgdsH_Lnw5XgqZA

BBQ RESCUES! Podcasts on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/al/podcast/bbq-rescues!/id1030435189?mt=2

BBQ RESCUES! on Blog Talk Radio- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bbqrescues

Video: BBQ RESCUES! TV with Chef Mick Brown Smoky Grilled Potato Salad- https://youtu.be/_bHYcG9flYE