Keeping it Simple!

A few months ago I had a skirt steak marinated in beer. One of the best cuts of meat I’ve ever had. I decided to try chicken thighs with a little beer. I marinated a pack of chicken thighs in a large bowl with about 3 cups of Guinness, a hefty dumping of chopped garlic, […]

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Eating Healthy on The Go

Traveling can be tough, but not impossible to eat relatively well. Make protein and vegetables your priority. I ordered this skillet at Denny’s. It’s about the classiest joint you’ll find between LA and Vegas. Sure, eating out will almost always be higher calorie than a home cooked version. You just need to do the best […]

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Salmon, Broccoli, Rice, and Mixed Salad with Bleu Cheese

Last post I had bleu cheese wings. Since I made a lot of rice and had the bottle of bleu cheese, I had to parlay it into more meals. The salmon was cooked simply, with lemon juice and olive oil. Bake in foil for about 25 minutes. I cooked the broccoli for 3 minutes in […]

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Wings, Rice, Arugula Salad, Carrots to dip in Bleu Cheese

I cooked the wings like I did in this previous post: https://www.marchalpernrd.com/wings/ I also tossed it in Frank’s Red Hot sauce. We were in the mood for a little bleu cheese, taste of Buffalo! One thing: Don’t buy the low fat bleu cheese junk. Buy the real thing, have it in moderation, and enjoy! […]

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Lazy Weekend Chicken, Macaroni Salad, Arugula and Walnuts

We did our Saturday grocery shopping in the morning, and we wanted something easy for lunch. I picked up an 8 piece prepared chicken, a small container of macaroni salad, and put together a little arugula salad with just walnuts and a sprinkle of lemon juice. Not bad for a quick and easy (and filling!) […]

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Salmon, Artichoke, Side Salad, and Yes, Instant White Rice

Gasp!!! Yes, I eat white rice. While it’s very true you want to choose a diet mostly with vegetables, fruits, whole grains (if you eat grains), and protein. The whole grain thing: yes it has more fiber and is less refined. Refined, that’s a funny word. We demonize it with food, the more refined the […]

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Wings

I was given this recipe by a man who is 93, has had plenty of good wings, and swears by these! No sauce required, just some spices and a touch of butter. They are very crispy.   This is for 3lbs of wings, so adjust accordingly. 1.5 tsp salt (although when I do these again, […]

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Kabobs

  It’s still grilling season! Kabobs are really just stir fry on a stick. They are a great way to get vegetables and protein in, and can be done rather quickly.   Get the wooden disposable kabob sticks, they basically look like a big toothpick. Soak them in water so that they won’t burn on […]

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Teas

Who remembers the 90s? This was THE graphic of all the disposable picnic items. They still have them in Montana! I’m a green tea fiend, However, I am caffeine sensitive so I can only do it in the morning. I do like tea for most people, however, for many reasons. It beats sodas and coffee […]

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