Weekly Whet Your Whistle ~ Caribbean Pain Killer

Hey there boys and girls!  I figured I might as well make a comeback with a cocktail...what else?  Back in my sailing and chheffing days, we'd holler out this phrase around Jimmy Buffet hour and it would get our guests rarin' to go..."Anyone for blender sports?!"  Yes, indeedy.  This little classic from the Islands will affect you just as the name attests, no pain, mon!  Have a great weekend, soupers!!  

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Mostly Meatless Mondays! Roasted Chicken and Pepper Salad

OK, this isn't "Meatless" AT ALL, but it's really quite good for you and I made it up, so that's all you need to know, right?  Yes, I'm going crazy AND it's Monday.  Not much we can do about that except perhaps kick off your shoes one night this week, fire up the grill, grab a cold beer and make this for dinner! 

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Soup of the Week ~ Smoked Turkey Lentil!

I created this recipe for a friend who wanted to eat healthier and learn some basic soup techniques.  Lentils (legumes) aren't as tricky as one might think, just PAY ATTENTION!!!!  Oh, and um, these are guestimates, but I'm sure that my savvy readers can work it out.  Have fun...

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The Weekly Whet ~ Black Crush a/k/a Juancoction!

Many of my best stories occur whilst sitting at a bar (yes, I'm known to do that on occasion) and this one fits the bill, to a tee.  My latest and greatest tender of libations is John, from The Islands Hotel in Newport Beach, CA.  My BFF and I were sipping on his "Black Crush" and he pointed out the fact that the caddie at the end of the expanse was 50 and gee, didn't he look great?!  My comment, "I can't see that far and I'm not even 50!"  The older gentlemen to my right chimed in, "Wow, you're a pretty good lookin' 60 year old!"  That quip got a high five and laughs all around.

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Mostly Meatless Mondays! Cremini Goulash

Yes, I know it isn't Monday ~ I'm not that far gone.  However, I just received this amazing recipe from amazing vegan Chef, Jason Wyrick of The Vegan Culinary Experience.  Take a minute to visit his site and subscribe to his newsletter.  And um, how could you possibly go wrong when Mushrooms and Goulash are the title of a dish....YIPEEE!!! 

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Soup of the Week ~ White Chili

There's nothing like crawling out from under a rock and going to visit your best friend!  She has a way of challenging me to be a better person and I love her dearly for it.  I walked in her door Friday afternoon and she handed me a soup recipe to post on the site.  Basically, she told me to get back to work....where in the hell would we be without our friends?  Oh, and we did a little digging....
 

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Shitstorms and Heirlooms

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve kind of been under the radar for awhile and have neglected my duties with into the Soup.  Rather than go into great detail, let’s just say I was bombarded by a shit storm…or 7!

Can you imagine being in a real one – figurative speech aside.  YUCK!!!  It’s not in my nature to crawl under a rock, but I did; and upon emerging, you can bet I took a long, hot shower.

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Kakavia or Greek Fisherman's Soup

Kakavia or Greek Fisherman's Soup
A classic Greek dish often compared to the French bouillabaisse, any Greek will tell you that it's tastier and easier to make! Traditionally made with the catch of the day, the selection of fish and seafood can be changed with the seasons, as long as the fish are fairly small and suitable for boiling.

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The Weekly Whet: Blame it on Rio

 

With a catchy and suggestive name like "Blame it on Rio," I knew there must be a story behind the "Celebrity Whet" this week that was submitted to us by Sean at Harold's Corral, Cave Creek. A quick internet search turned up the IMDb page for the 1984 "classic" (get this) Blame it on Rio.

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