Sunday, March 13, 2011

Introducing Great Outdoor Eats

I've talked a little about my husband, Mike, on my blog. However, you only know him as my sous chef and official As Good As Gluten taste tester. Mike recently commented that we have developed a bond in the kitchen cooking and baking together, and I truly agree with him. Among a long list of qualities I love about my wonderful husband is amazing cook.

For Lent this year, I gave up various forms of technology (social networking, most iPad apps, etc.). Don't worry, I'm still blogging and "allowing" myself to log-on to Facebook and Twitter to post quick blog updates only. So far, I am really enjoying the "break" from technology, and I know I'll try to keep my technology use to a minimum once Lent is over.

Mike, on the otherhand, gave up beef and pork for Lent. We're not even a week into Lent and he is really recognizing what a big sacrifice he has made. And, I'm really proud of him for staying true to his commitment. Personally, it wouldn't have been a big sacrifice if I gave up beef and pork, since I'm not a big meat lover. Mike, however, is 100% man and an avid hunter and fisherman.

At this point, you're probably wondering why I'm spending so much time writing about my husband and Lent? Well, it's to introduce you to Mike's new blog Great Outdoor Eats.

Due to Mike's Lenten sacrifice, he's limited to the traditional choices of chicken, turkey, and fish. Being an avid hunter, we also have a deep freezer full of deer and pheasant from Mike's hunting season this past fall. These past few days, Mike has been searching his wildlife cookbooks for new ways to cook deer, pheasant, and fish. As a result, Mike has decided to start a cooking blog, Great Outdoor Eats, to "bring the great outdoors to your dinner table!"

I'm anxious to see what recipes he comes up with. And, I know Mike's anxious to see how many of them I'll actually try (have I mentioned I'm a picky meat eater?)! We'll both be shocked to see how many of Mike's recipes I'll actually enjoy!

Mike is not gluten-free, but he does follow a primarily gluten-free diet since I am GF. I wanted to share with you my top 5 As Good As Gluten recipes, thus far, that Mike has made. They are either recipes Mike concocted himself or recipes he found and added his own spin.
  1. Eggplant Parmesan
  2. Garlic Chicken to Die For
  3. Mike's Cider Beef with Smashed Cheddar Potatoes
  4. Mike's GF Chicken Bacon Ranch
  5. Blackened Tilapia
Stay tuned, this will be an interesting journey for the both of us! :)


let there be cake said...

awsome, you can cook for us any day!