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Creatively Substituting Your Everyday Starch Options

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM Comments comments (13)

***Daily Tip

Creatively Substituting Your Everyday Starch Options

We can incorporate vegetables to minimize our starch intake as an alternative to the rice and pasta in our daily meals. For example, zucchini can be used in the place of pasta with yummy sauces and cheese; stir-frying peppers and various veggies, salads and cauliflower can be used as a side dish instead of rice.

Salmon and Health

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (16)

***Daily Tip…
The human body uses Omega 3 intake to supplement fatty acids. Fatty acids consumed help prevent diseases such as; heart disease, cancer and arthritis. Salmon is a tasty source that will provide the fatty acids needed, and is easily prepared.

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Are bagged vegetables as clean as we think?

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM Comments comments (34)
***Daily Tip

Are bagged vegetables as clean as we think?

Percentages of fecal contamination, most likely due to inadequate cleansing practices, have been found in prepackaged vegetables. It is recommended to wash vegetables thoroughly regardless to how many times packaging says the vegetables have been washed.

Are potatoes a source of fat in our daily diet?

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM Comments comments (17)
***Daily Tip
Are potatoes a source of fat in our daily diet?

Well, potatoes are fat free, low in calories and contain fiber. How potatoes are prepared determine whether weight gain will be an issue.

Turkey Burger vs. Beef Burger

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (964)
***Healthy facts

Turkey Burger vs. Beef Burger

                                  Turkey Burgers
Did you know when purchasing some frozen pre-packaged turkey burgers you risk consuming a less lean grade of meat consisting of sodium and cholesterol? Dark meat and skin are combined and passed off as equally healthier contradicting the choice to choose turkey over beef. It is best to purchase fresh ground lean turkey meat from your local grocers giving you a more transparent view and option in choosing a healthier burger.

                                      Beef burgers
Beef burgers are low in sodium and consists of ample amounts of protein, however, contains saturated fat and cholesterol. When frying this meat it can be fattening, so grilling may be a better choice. ***Protein in beef consists of Vitamin B12, Zinc and Selenium.

Hanging in there

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 1:49 AM Comments comments (12)
Thank you all for helping to make this website a success. When I came up with the idea to start a website it never occurred to me that so many of you would actually be interested. I am not a gourmet chef, but just someone who loves food. I was raised on home cooking. I watch the cooking shows on TV and wanted to put a different swing on things. My thoughts were to make great food with a simple foundation. This would inspire everyone to be creative. Sometimes when cooking feels difficult, and time consuming, we stray from the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the gourmet cooking shows and want to be just as great; however someone has to show real people with families, busy schedules and little time that they can be Rachael Ray (Love you) every night of the week. Keep tuning in for future segments on YouTube and more creative ideas. Comments are welcomed:)

What a day!!! Blessed!!!

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM Comments comments (13)
Hey Hot Kettle Grill viewers! Well, another day has come and gone leaving this infant website with tons of success. Words can’t explain how surreal this experience has been, and the journey toward success will continue. Today I filmed the first video segment for two new recipes, and really enjoyed it. I have to say that walking through the grocery with a camera following me was kind of weird. People were looking, but pretending that they were not. I had a ball anyway!!!! Thanks everyone and your support is greatly appreciated.   


Posted on December 10, 2012 at 3:11 PM Comments comments (8)
I want to thank all of my friends, family and followers for making a success with over 383 website views over an hour from launch. I want to give thanks to my team who has worked extremely hard night and day making this a success. Thanks to my mother (Pamela McCray) who built my site and my son (Jeorge Benton) @aheadofhistime on Instagram who did 90% of my marketing and 50% of my pictures. I would have never done this without them!

Who Am I?

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:37 AM Comments comments (14)
I consider myself a hands on cook. Following directions is not the path that I usually go in such as, written recipes. I am somewhat vague about my recipes because I use ingredients in a carefree way. Hot Kettle Grill gives a foundation that people can run with. Meals advertised on my site are prepared with passion and love the way that I know how; however, I leave room for my readers to be versatile with their seasoning choices. I especially want to target families that may be intimidated by preparing meals, and reveal methods that are simple and accessible. These recipes can be replicated with the simple ingredients in your pantries and neighborhood stores. Anyone can be a great cook even if you are a busy mom or dad, creatively challenged or in need of fresh ideas. Thanks for visiting!