The Food Dude: 8.17.2023: Western Red Beans and Rice

Allan treats the crew to a Western-style red beans and rice. Allan replaced half of the cayenne pepper with chili powder and added about a cup of chopped fresh cherry tomatoes and a couple of green onions. The gang enjoyed the twist on the classic and somehow the conversation winds up on Bundt cakes.

Simple Rice Pudding

At a recent dinner function, I noticed that we had a number of leftovers at the end of the evening. As we packed up, no one claimed the rice so I had a lovely idea, rice pudding. It is getting warm this time of year and rice pudding can be served warm or cold. WhileContinue reading “Simple Rice Pudding”

Mango Chicken Curry

Ingrediants 2 Mangos, pealed and diced2 Cups of diced chicken, thighs or breasts1 Large onion, diced1 Large bell pepper (green or red), diced1 13.5 oz. can of coconut milk3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced2 Tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar1/2 Teaspoon of cumin1/4 Teaspoon of black pepper1/4 Teaspoon of salt3 TablespoonsContinue reading “Mango Chicken Curry”


Jambalaya is basically what happens when you have rice, creole/Cajun seasonings, onion, bell pepper, and lots of other stuff. In this particular case, I had a done a cooking demo late last week and still had plenty of thin sliced steak, hand pulled chicken shreds, ground beef, diced tomatoes, and diced green chilies in theContinue reading “Jambalaya”

Dressed Up From The Garden

Rice is always a good place to start for a meal. In this case, I added a sliced sausage then hit the garden for the rest of the ingredients. One cup of rice/two cups of waterTwo cups of grape tomatoesOne diced yellow onionOne small green bell pepperOne small orange bell pepper.One sausage (sliced) or feelContinue reading “Dressed Up From The Garden”

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