Recipes and Links from Cooking Seminar at the National HDT Rally

For the third time, I’ve stumbled my way through a 2-hour cooking seminar without knowing how to cook.   The 2017 National HDT Rally was the biggest yet, and the cooking seminar was no exception. In part because of the size of the crowd, the location was moved–there was a lot more seating, but no permanent…

Cooking at the HDT Rally

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything non-technical, and needed to share a few notes from a cooking seminar–geared toward cooking healthy foods in small spaces–I presented at the National Heavy-Duty Truck Rally in Hutchinson, Kansas a couple of weeks ago. First, let me start by saying that I’m no chef, by any stretch…

World’s Easiest, Healthiest Crackers

My mother and father have been following a reduced carbohydrate diet. But how do you serve your favorite cheese or dip without a cracker?  Enter my mother’s almond based cracker recipe. It is extremely simple, and once you get the hang of it you will be making your own customized version of this in no…

Soud Vide Part 3: Cooking your first meal

Want to start from the beginning?  Head to part 1. Lets walk through preparing a meal sous vide. For this meal we are going to cook beef.  We got a great deal on a whole round cut at our local Kroger.  This cut weighs about 4 lbs and should be good for about 4-6 servings…

Sous Vide Part 2: Getting the Gear

In part 1, we introduced sous vide cooking.  This time around, we’ll be talking about the equipment we’ve used.  There are a few popular models we haven’t tried yet, and we may do a more technical review later if there’s interest.  The intent this time is to show you what you’ll need to get started. …

Sous Vide Part 1: What does it mean for the RV lifestyle?

For the traveling RVer, the issue of eating well while on the road is a common one. It can be difficult to invest in a good home cooked meal when you could just eat fast food or snacks while on the road. When you are finally hooked up, sometimes it is hard to get moving…