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With Valentine's Day around the corner it's time to gear up for that special day. Start with some firm, amazing and delicious breasts,  like the fresh duck breasts we got from our friends at Maple Leaf Farms. Get them in the mood with a night (or at least four hours in the fridge) marinating with salt (as in…

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Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Honey Citrus Thyme Sauce over Fire Roasted Corn and Celeriac Root Mash and Sautéed Asparagus Tips with Leeks and Garlic

Want to know how to make this delectable duck dish? Tune in for the live simulcast 30 January 2013 on The Health and Wellness Channel live web feed, 2-4 pm (Eastern). A one hour presentation on food and obesity will be followed by a cooking demo of this piece of poultry perfection. We will also…

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Get Ducked Up this New Year

We all survived the Mayan apocalypse. Now, it is a time for new beginings and celebrations. So start this New Year  by getting good and ducked up. If you have not enjoyed a good duck recently (or ever!) pick some up. Here, we marinated fresh duck breast in Asian inspired spices and pan seared it.;…

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Dragonfruit Duck

Fall brings a variety of familiar flavors. It also brings some regional curiosities. Here in Florida, it brings locally grown dragonfruit to the shelves. Hylocerus undatus, or the white-fleshed pitahaya is a red-skinned fruit with white flesh. This is the most commonly seen variety of dragon fruit. It is a mildly sweet, tropically flavored fruit that is…

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Duck, Duck, Confit

This is an inspired post. Inspired because my good friend, Chef Luca Paris (http://lucaparis.com/)  posted a picture of his amazing duck confit appetizer. After  cleaning up the drool, and being several hundred miles from his restaurant; I was forced to go about creating my own version. Adding a little seasonality, I placed the duck confit…

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Smokin' Delicious Breast:Turkey with Mustard Culantro Oil

It was a food taste-over. It was a necessity because unfortuantely, mass production, inferior product and so many artificial ingredients that even the artificial ingredients had artificfial ingredients,  was the readily available version. When done proper, a simply smoked meat has an incredibly juicy, earthy sweet primal flavor. Deli or store bought smoked turkey breast…

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Chickens, Bladder Infections and Superbugs

Chickens, bladder infections and superbugs. What do they have in common? Unfortunately according to recent data cooborated  by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the answer is E. coli. Women suffering from antibiotic resistant bladder infections have been found to have a specific genotype of E. coli. This type of bug is also what is found…

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Smokin' Hot Chicks

Here's a dandy idea for the grill and especially with mother's Day around the corner. Some fresh Cornish game hens were covered with some lemon infused herbs and grilled to perfection. Here the birds received lemon juice and zest, thyme, rosemary, oregano some herbs de Provence. Served with some roasted heirloom tomatoes and asparagus all…

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Here Kitty,Kitty...

Taurine is an organic acid found in dark meat poultry, beef, lamb, eggs, dairy and some seafood such as white fish like cod, mussels and clams. It is not found in any substantial amount in plant products. It is a requirement for some carnivores like felines because, unlike humans, they cannot synthesize it. Feline deficiencies…

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Chilly Today, Chili Today

Still got leftover turket frozen in the freezer someplace, awaiting rediscovery  like Tutankhamun? With the  cool weather it's perfect time for a bowl of hot, spicy turkey chili, made with Doc's homemade chili powder. Since the turkey was smoked this batch had a deep rich smokey flavor, when it's chili it can be heavenly!

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