Chimichurri Sauce

Did I say I love grilling? Yes, and you’re probably going to get tired of hearing it, because I can’t get enough! Grilled foods are so much more nutrient rich and flavorful, especially if not overcooked. There’s just something about the light touch of that delicate flame dancing across fresh food that gets me excited. OK, stop. This brings me to my latest find. While looking for a grilled meat recipe, I ran across asado. Asado (aka barbeque) is a traditional way to cook in Argentina and various other South American countries. Beef alongside other meats are either grilled over charcoal or and open fire. These grilled meats are almost always served with this wonderfully aromatic sauce for meat, Chimichurri. … Read more…

Ghee!!!! I just like saying it.

So the latest addition to my cooking and diet is Ghee! Ghee’s origins are from India and Pakistan. Ghee has proven is more beneficial in cooking and healthier than butter. In cooking, it has a very high smoking point (485˚F) due to the fact that it does not contain milk solids like that of butter. This high smoking point makes it superior for baking, sautéing and frying. Butter reaches its smoking point around 350˚F. Some clarified butters come close, but top out around 475˚F. Ghee is healthier than butter because it is rich in butyrate, short chain fatty acids that are produced by bacteria in the colon. These fatty acids are known to improve digestion and reduce inflammation in the … Read more…

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