RECIPE: BBQ-Less Chicken

by Erin Anne Beirne on October 11, 2010

Didn’t note where I got this recipe from, but from the way I scribbled it I think I must have caught it off a TV show. This would have been in the mid-late 1990’s! Made it for my parents, back in the day, and they really liked it. Finding my scribble tucked away in a box recently reminded me of them. :)

TIPS: Start some brown rice in the steamer before you start the chicken, and then pop some favourite veggies in the veggie steamer once the chicken starts to bubble, and you’re whole meal will be done in under 45 minutes! If you like more sauce for pouring over your rice (I do!) then double the sauce ingredients (water, ketchup and soy sauce).

INGREDIENTS

a few chicken pieces – drumsticks and thighs are great, but so is whatever you like to use

2 garlic cloves (optional; you can try ginger instead if garlic is “unfriendly” to you)

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup ketchup (option: choose corn-free)

2 T soy sauce (option: choose wheat-free)

1/4 t cayenne pepper (optional, or add to taste)

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1 T honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Brown chicken 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low
  3. Add garlic
  4. Add water, ketchup and soy sauce (and cayenne, if using)
  5. Cover and simmer 30 minutes until done. (Turn chicken every 5 minutes)
  6. Remove chicken and boil sauce until thick, about 5 minutes
  7. Add honey and melt it in
  8. Pour over chicken and serve!

(Yum)

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Allergy-Free is becoming smart business

by Erin Anne Beirne on October 11, 2010

You might be interested in this article on “allergy-free” marketing and services, presented in AdAge: “Market for Food-Allergy-Friendly Biz More than Just Peanuts,” by Rupal Parekh. (Here’s the URL — http://adage.com/article?article_id=146369)

Do you find you can cope if you eat out? I find it really tough, much of the time. When a restaurant will even just warm up my own food for me, which many still won’t citing health regulations (I don’t believe them given those that will, some even with a smile), I feel a mixture of relief and joy. When I can’t find “ea-safe” food or can’t even just warm up my left-over beef stew, I feel incredible distress and anxiety…

Thankfully, I find it is beginning to get easier to get help with my food when I’m on-the-go than it used to be nearly ten years ago when I plunged into this rabbit hole! Maybe businesses really are beginning to see financial benefits to becoming more service-oriented towards people like you and me?

What do you think? How do you feel about becoming a marketing strategy? Even more specifically, how to do feel about becoming a **premium** marketing strategy, such as the high-priced tickets offered for the peanut-free zone at Wrigley Field?

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RECIPE: BBQ-Less Chicken

by Erin Anne Beirne on September 1, 2010

Didn’t note where I got this recipe from, but from the way I scribbled it I think I must have caught it off a TV show. This would have been in the mid-late 1990’s! Made it for my parents, back in the day, and they really liked it. Finding my scribble tucked away in a box recently reminded me of them. :-)

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A quick, simple recipe for stove-top chicken with potential for a little zing.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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A quick, simple recipe for stove-top chicken with potential for a little zing.
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Part One: The Main Stage
  • 4-6 pieces chicken drumsticks, thighs, breast meat, whatever you want
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional: I use ginger instead because garlic is "unfriendly" to Jeff)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (choose wisely! I always look for one that is corn-free)
  • 2 T soy sauce (I always use wheat-free soy or tamari sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, or add more to taste!)
Part Two: Finishing Up
Servings: people
Units:
Instructions
  1. Brown chicken 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Add garlic (or ginger, if you're using that, instead).
  3. Add water, ketchup and soy sauce (and cayenne, if using).
  4. Cover and simmer 30 minutes until done. (Turn chicken every 5 minutes).
  5. Remove chicken and boil sauce until thick, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add honey and melt it in.
  7. Pour over chicken and serve!
Recipe Notes

TIPS: Start some brown rice in the steamer before you start the chicken, and then pop some favourite veggies in the veggie steamer once the chicken starts to bubble, and you're whole meal will be done in under 45 minutes! If you like more sauce for pouring over your rice (like I do!), then double the main sauce ingredients (water, ketchup and soy sauce).

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RECIPE: BBQ-Less Chicken

by Erin Anne Beirne on September 1, 2010

Didn’t note where I got this recipe from, but from the way I scribbled it I think I must have caught it off a TV show. This would have been in the mid-late 1990’s! Made it for my parents, back in the day, and they really liked it. Finding my scribble tucked away in a box recently reminded me of them. :)

TIPS: Start some brown rice in the steamer before you start the chicken, and then pop some favourite veggies in the veggie steamer once the chicken starts to bubble, and you’re whole meal will be done in under 45 minutes! If you like more sauce for pouring over your rice (I do!) then double the sauce ingredients (water, ketchup and soy sauce).

INGREDIENTS

a few chicken pieces – drumsticks and thighs are great, but so is whatever you like to use

2 garlic cloves (optional; you can try ginger instead if garlic is “unfriendly” to you)

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup ketchup (option: choose corn-free)

2 T soy sauce (option: choose wheat-free)

1/4 t cayenne pepper (optional, or add to taste)

*************

1 T honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Brown chicken 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low
  3. Add garlic
  4. Add water, ketchup and soy sauce (and cayenne, if using)
  5. Cover and simmer 30 minutes until done. (Turn chicken every 5 minutes)
  6. Remove chicken and boil sauce until thick, about 5 minutes
  7. Add honey and melt it in
  8. Pour over chicken and serve!

(Yum)

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Strange-looking, and wonderful-tasting!

by Erin Anne Beirne on July 14, 2010

(Photo: Erin Anne Beirne, with iPhone 3G.)

These carrots were quite strange-looking, with a variety of hues ranging from traditional orange, to parsnip-yellow, to eggplant-purple. We spotted them at an organic grocery stand in Granville Island Market in Vancouver, BC., and decided to give them a try.

First prize for amazing flavours! Blew the bulk carrots at the superstore away, kinda like how a Lamborghini blows away my little Honda!

Butter? Seasoning? Ummm, why?! They were delicious “naked”!

(Got any other odd veggies I should try out, too?)

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Super Shopping Day

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Roasted Chestnuts — Oven-Style

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Ever try roasted chesnuts, like the ones you sing about in Christmas carols? Well, I think they are yummy! Better yet, take them to a party, throw them in your host’s oven for 20 minutes, and instead of people feeling sorry for you because you can’t eat Christmas Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies — or whatever […]

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Hash Browns Re-Mixed

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Special Diets and Social Life…

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Real life discussions are about how to cope with special diets. Media only talks about the special diets themselves.

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