Monthly Archives: February 2013

Gluten Free Turkey Meatloaf

Looking for an alternative to traditional meatloaf? My gluten-free turkey meatloaf recipe has fewer calories, and is just as flavorful.

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Thai Summer Rolls Recipe

Summer Rolls are a delicious, nutritious, snack. You can put a myriad if ingredients inside- anything from chicken, to shrimp, to duck. If you prefer a vegan snack, stuff your rolls with avocado, cucumber, carrots, and any other veggies you can think of. Summer Rolls are extremely healthy- try my recipe tonight!

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Bacon and Shrimp Fritters Recipe

Another bacon recipe- they seem to be quite popular these days. Fritters are deep fried, batter-based goodies that usually have some type of veggie or protein in them. An Aioli is an emulsified sauce that consists of egg, olive oil, and lemon juice. The aioli sauce for this recipe is simplified, and easy to make.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are chewy and nutritious- give my recipe a try… they’re great as a snack, or for breakfast too!

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TGI Friday’s, Bethel Park

I’m not a huge fan of chain-restaurants, that being said, I do like TGI Friday’s… the food is always fresh, and most importantly, you always know what you’re going to get.

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Vegan Quinoa and Jicama Salad

This is a hearty, delicious dish that can be served as a side, or eaten as a main dish. Even if you’re not a vegan or vegetarian, you will find this salad filling and satisfying.

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Chocolate Frosting Recipe

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for chocolate frosting/icing recipes lately. They’re actually quite easy to make- here’s my recipe- let me know how it works for you!

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Everyone love ranch dressing- I’ve seen my friends use it on salads, sandwiches, French fries, and many other foods. Most people use store-bought, but my homemade recipe is easy to make, and much tastier!

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Food Cost Basics, By Joe Dunbar

Several people have emailed me in the past few months asking how to calculate their food cost percentage. In addition, many people have asked me for an industry benchmark for food cost percentage. While the food cost formula is straight forward, it may be impossible to arrive at a true industry benchmark percentage. There are far too many industry segments with unique cost characteristics.

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Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

Seriously. If you’re a fan of bacon, and mac and cheese, you will love my recipe! It’s super rich, creamy, and a delight to eat.

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