Monthly Archives: March 2014

Difference between: tomato juice and V8

Compared to some others, this is a fairly simplistic Difference Between: tomato juice and V8.

Primarily, we’re going to be looking at the specific nutritional differences between the two, not unlike the Difference Between post with whole milk and skim milk.

Personally, I much prefer tomato juice to V8, ideally  in a bloody Mary.

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Deli-sliced corned beef and double cabbage

I cheated. I made corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day with deli-sliced corned beef.

It was just as good if not better.

This meal has been adapted from KingArthurFlour.com and Hearthstone Farm Market.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 large garlic cloves, 2 sliced, 2 minced
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, plus more
  • 1 small head green cabbage, outer leaves and bottom core removed, and split in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • 8 oz baby carrots
  • 3/4 pound baby red potatoes
  • 3/4 pound deli-sliced corned beef

Don’t forget to read about the history of corned beef and cabbage.

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Food history: corned beef and cabbage

This article was revamped and updated on March 2, 2020.

In honor of you-know-what holiday coming up, we’re investigating the history of corned beef and cabbage. Some claim that corned beef and cabbage is not Irish, but I disagree.

While it’s true that the Ireland Irish are adverse to the delectable ¬†dish, the Irish Americans who emigrated here are responsible for popularizing this savory meal – and, they single-handedly changed the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day forever.

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Jalapeno popper chicken

My fiance loves, loves jalapeno poppers. I, as we all know, love chicken. Hence, jalapeno popper chicken.

 A hat tip to SkinnyTaste.com for this one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 1/2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz shredded Cheddar or pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onions
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • breadcrumbs

You will also need toothpicks.

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