Day 7: BBQ Chicken Pizza and Recap

Day 7. It began with the chicken and in a closing, circle of life kind of way, it should end with the chicken. The legs and thighs from Day One were topped with a bit of BBQ Rub and baked in the oven. The meat was then shredded and added to a from scratch pizza…

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Day Five: Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Mash and Sautéed Green Beans

For Day Five it's a spicy trip to the Chesapeake Bay. Simple sautéed shrimp are elevated with some classic Mediterranean style spices, herbs and a touch of heat. Once the shrimp salad (recipe follows) is finished, form about eight ounces in to four two-ounce patties (reserve the remaining two ounces of salad for ravioli stuffing).  Dredge the patties…

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Day Three:Blackened Grouper Tacos with Salsa, Guacamole and Refried Beans

The day starts with a bowl of just prepared roasted garlic hummus and some piping hot pitas out of the oven. Dinner gets even better with  what was perhaps the bargin find of the week. Grouper is one of my most favorite fishes, however at $17.99 a pound for the fillets it wasn't going to be…

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Day Two: Egg Flower Soup, Asian Stuffed Chicken Wings and Pork Stir-Fried Rice

Day two takes us back to the game of chicken. This time however, we are going to change the rules, or at least the tastes and textures. Instead of the the more continental cuisine prepared yesterday, today we go East. With some some minimal effort we transform the bird into a porcine infused picture of…

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Dr. Mike’s Food Stamp Challenge

This is the time of the year connected with joy, celebration and feasting. Yet for many of the less fortunate, it can be a time of sadness, hardship and despair. Enjoying delicious, handcrafted meals is often associated with increased costs; costs many would deem an unaffordable luxury. Indeed, socioeconomic level is inversely correlated with a…

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