21 Tips for Cooking Safe and Delicious Chicken

Chicken is one of the most versatile proteins that can be used in chicken, especially if you’re on a budget. Unfortunately, raw chicken can also carry tons of nasty bacteria that can get you really sick or even kill you or your friends and family if you don’t handle it properly. Here are a few…

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My First Recipe: Nachos with Green Olives (hey, I was only 8 years old, so give me a break!)

Green Chile Chicken Wings with Poblano-Cheddar Nachos

We had another awesome time on Sunday meeting and making new fans and customers at Albuquerque’s Rail Yards Market — if you’re in the area or are just visiting, it’s an awesome place to find locally-sourced herbs, vegetables, spices, and meat, as well as jewelry, clothing, art, and all kinds of other cool stuff, so be…

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Fun at the Rail Yards in Albuquerque!

For the past two weeks we’ve had a great time meeting and making new fans of my books and spice blends at Albuquerque’s Rail Yards Market, which is held each Sunday from 10am-2pm in the Barelas area, just south of downtown Albuquerque, and yes, right next to the railroad tracks! Being the curious person I…

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How to Grill a Really Great Steak: In Honor of National Barbecue Day!

Well, that’s what it says on Foodimantary’s National Food Holidays calendar, anyway. When one thinks of barbecue, images of hot summer days in the backyard or camping trips in the wood or a trip to a local smokehouse come to mind, but for me, May 16 doesn’t particular stick out when it comes to barbecue,…

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Meatballs, Meatballs, Meatballs!

This past week we at Mountain Man Gourmet were honored to be a contributing sponsor of the 10th Annual B2B Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As small business owners ourselves, we love to help promote and network with other small business owners.  At this event, we met several other chefs and food industry representatives, as…

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Back in the Saddle!

Well, this has been an interesting winter (yes, I know it’s now spring). In early January, I was down with the flu for about 3 weeks, then in early March, I came down with bronchitis.  I tried killing it off with chicken soup, fresh veggies and fruit, and herbal teas, but to no avail.  After…

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Prayer as a Means of Achieving Happiness

Praying to and communing with your Creator is one of the best ways to be happy.  Study the scriptures or other holy teachings of your religious leader(s), and your spirit will be filled with the best thoughts than mankind has ever produced.  And knowing the answers to such age-old questions as who you are, who…

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Best Superfoods to Help Relieve Your Arthritis Pain

Thankfully, there are tons of food items that can help reduce arthritis pain. Some of these foods have recently been categorized as “superfoods” that not only help reduce inflammation of your joints, but can also provide your body with various nutrients that can make you healthier overall. (Be sure to see my recommended list of books with…

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A Tasty Lunch Even My Wife Can Cook!

Recently I was down for over a week with some kind of cold/flu type thing.  For the first few days I survived mostly on tea and hot toddies, with an occasional piece of toast.  Once my appetite starting coming back, though, I need some actual food.  One problem–I wasn’t sure if I was still contagious,…

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Foods That Can Help Reduce Arthritis Pain

For many of us, arthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition that adversely affects our ability to perform even the most common daily tasks.  Arthritis can be caused by several things, including injuries, abnormal metabolism, genetics, infections, and immune system dysfunction. Throughout my childhood and teenager years, I sustained a number of injuries, including…

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