BBQ Baby Back Ribs

This Memorial Day I celebrated by relaxing at home and grilling ribs for the first time.

Ingredients
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Cayenne
Chili powder
Bragg organic sprinkle
BBQ sauce or honey
Baby back ribs

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Method

Remove silver skin if the butcher hasn’t, rinse and pat dry. Place on a baking sheet. Apply the rub liberally all over. If you have extra, do front and back. Place ribs on wire rack on baking sheet. Place on a grill rib rack at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. On last 30 mins apply bbq sauce or honey on top and finish cooking.

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Blackened Chicken

Here’s another way to cook your chicken. A simple but yet very tasty recipe I found at Paleo Table.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp- smoked paprika
2 tsp- chili powder
1 tsp- ground cayenne pepper
1 tsp- ground coriander
1/2 tsp- sea salt
1 tsp- oregano
1 tsp- garlic powder
1 Tbsp- bacon fat, olive oil, or coconut oil (I used coconut oil)
4 – boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 6 chicken cutlets)

Method

– Preheat oven to 400º F.
– Mix spices together.
– Dredge chicken in spices.
– Melt fat of choice in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
– Saute chicken for 3 minutes on each side.
– Transfer to a shallow pan and finish cooking in oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cooked through.

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Spices

There are so many ways to combine spices and herbs to create you own mix of seasoning. Here’s a list of some of the spices I always have in my pantry. Later on, I will be posting recipes of sauces and seasonings I often use on fish and meats. Forget about store-bought dressings that contain high fructose syrup and many other ingredients you don’t want to use. Instead have a pantry full of spices!

Allspice
Basil
Cardamom
Cayenne Pepper
Cinnamon
Chili Powder
Coriander
Cumin
Ground Cloves
Curry
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Rosemary
Tarragon
Thyme