Original Recipes and Craft Beer Reviews by John Mark Osborne at Philosophy of Cooking

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One of my favorite things to do is cook and barbecue. I usually like to have a cold craft beer at the same time.

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The salmon bowl is an asian inspired bowl of flavor that will satisfy even the biggest appetities. Creamy Mushroom Soup, Mushroom Sauce, White Meat, Roasted Garlic, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Mashed Potatoes, Philosophy, Salmon

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Who doesn't love a creamy mushroom sauce. It was one of my favorites from childhood. I've bumped up the flavor profile from just a can of creamy mushroom soup to include roasted garlic, rosemary and, yes, more mushrooms! Hooray! I might have gone overboard with the sauce but who doesn't love extra sauce. I also prefer thighs over breasts but substitute white meat if you prefer. I would cut the breasts in half with a sharp knife if they are large so people have room for the rice, noodles or…

Just a few ingredients transforms these unsalted cashews into incredible morsels of flavor I call Honey Chipotle Cashews. Few Ingredients, Sweet And Spicy, Original Recipe, Chipotle, Craft Beer, Philosophy, Snack Recipes, Honey, Eat

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I love salted cashews. I can eat a whole can in front of the television if I don't pay attention. But sometimes I like a change as I'm sure all of you do. With a few simple ingredients and an hour of your time, you can transform these humble cashews into a mouth watering, sweet and spicy snack food to which your family will become addicted.

Spicy Pineapple and Mango Wings. Yep thats what these Spicy Pineapple and Mango Wings are all about. A great party food. Perfect Fried Chicken, Making Fried Chicken, How To Cook Chicken, Black Pepper Chicken, Spicy Wings, Buttermilk Chicken, Cooking For Beginners, Chicken Stuffed Peppers, Chicken Potatoes

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Crispy... Sweet... Tangy... Buttery.... Garlicky.... Yep that's what these Spicy Pineapple and Mango Wings are all about. They're also a great party food. But most importantly they are one my guilty pleasures.... A plate of

Healthy Snacks This healthy tuna stuffed avocado is full of southwestern flavors with tuna, red bell pepper, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime. - A healthy tuna and avocado lunch! Healthy Snacks, Healthy Eating, Healthy Recipes, Diet Recipes, Recipes Dinner, Dinner Healthy, Recipies, Clean Eating, Ramen Recipes

Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado

35 reviews
10 minutes

This Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado is stuffed with a flavorful southwest mixture of tuna, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro. No mayo necessary here! It's the perfect healthy lunch.

Caeser salad with dressing made using anchovies, homemade croutons, crisp hearts of romaine and parmesan crisps is a standard at our household. Homemade Croutons, Parmesan Crisps, Fresh Garlic, Original Recipe, The Fresh, Craft Beer, Feta, Philosophy, Household

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Caeser salads are remarkably easy to make. I love the zing of the fresh lemon, the saltiness of the anchovy and the spiciness of the fresh garlic. This dressing really packs a punch that will wake up your ordinary weekday dinner meals. My wife always does a little dance of joy when I make this dressing so hopefully it will become a classic in your household!

Parmesan crisps are easy to make and are a great garnish for any dish including salads, burgers or soup. Parmesan Crisps, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Burgers, Philosophy, Salads, Soup, Dishes, Cooking

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Parmesan crisps add an elegance to any dish including salads, burgers or soup but don't require a ton of effort. Just pour, cook and cool. You can even eat them as a snack like my wife does. How I lived without these crispy delights is beyond me.

Homemade croutons are easy to make with leftover bread or bread ends and taste so much better than mass produced products. Homemade Croutons, Fresh Bread, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Barbecue, Philosophy, Frozen, Snacks, Vegetables

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I make croutons all the time now. I love to eat crusty La Brea brand bread but those tapered ends don't work well for sandwiches or even a piece of toast. So, I freeze the bread ends till I have enough to make crunchy, garlicky, herby, oily croutons. Stale or even fresh bread is fine too! I usually make too much and end up snacking on them cause they're so good!

I have a bottle of homemade balsamic vinaigrette in the fridge at all times. Kinds Of Salad, Coffee Bottle, Vinaigrette, Craft Beer, Homemade, Canning, Philosophy, Salads, Times

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I keep a bottle of homemade balsamic vinaigrette in the fridge at all times. It's one of the most versatile salad dressings, pairing sweet and sour with just about any kind of salad. But, it's also very versatile, and can be used as a marinade for meats and vegetables. Learning how to make your own fresh vinaigrettes is not difficult and they are so much better than store bought dressings loaded with the cheapest ingredients.

Jacaranda IPA from Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, California is one of the best IPAs I've ever tasted. Claremont California, California Logo, Purple Flowering Tree, Beer Logos, Craft Ale, Cheap Beer, Homebrew Recipes, Original Recipe, Home Brewing

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Named after the purple flowering trees common in southern California, Jacaranda is a wonderfully fruity IPA. The overwhelming fruit note is grapefruit but not like grapefruit sculpin. It's an IPA first with just notes of grapefruit as well as pine. I personally love this IPA and have visited the brewery several times. Claremont Craft Ales is just beginning to break out and I fully expect it to be a big name in craft brewing. Not sure if you can get this beer in your area but it's all over…

Fried chicken is such a satisfying meal and so easy to make. Cooking Fried Chicken, Lunches And Dinners, Meals, Chicken Breakfast, Buy Chickens, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Philosophy, Fries

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Fried chicken is such an easy to prepare, yet satisfying meal. My parents roots are from the south and I just plain like fried foods. Yum, yum, yummy! This recipe has been passed down from my Great Grandmother Webb. She ate fried chicken every day cause she had a farm during the depression. In fact, she ate fried chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To say she was a master at cooking fried chicken is an understatement. Of course, her chicken was super fresh, having been butchered just…

Homemade jalapeño chicken sausage with green onions, cilantro and bacon too. Chicken Sausage Recipes, Chicken Flavors, Green Chili Chicken, Smoking Meat, Green Onions, Original Recipe, Cilantro, Craft Beer, Philosophy

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I fiddled around a lot with the ingredients in this sausage recipe but it was worth the effort. Now it's a classic in my household. A little spicy but not too hot. What you really get is a flavor explosion of balanced jalapeño, cilantro, green onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder and, of course, chicken. And that's what I like best about these sausages. The chicken flavor is not masked but elevated by the supporting cast of ingredients.

There's quite like fresh ginger tea for a sore throat. Ginger Tea, Fresh Ginger, Throat Lozenge, Sore Throat, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Philosophy, The Cure, Easy Meals

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There's nothing quite like fresh ginger tea for a sore throat. My Mom taught me how to make it and I have been drinking it quite frequently the last week or so. I'm finally feeling good enough to blog so here's my simple recipe for ginger tea. It's not gonna cure your sore throat but it's certainly better for you than those chemicals they put in throat lozenges and other cold/flu medicines.

"Toad in a hole", "hole in one", "egg in a basket", "gashouse eggs" and "spit in the ocean". a dish with so many names must be good! Breakfast Dishes, Breakfast Recipes, Eggs In A Basket, Toad, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Philosophy, Names, Ocean

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Some call it a "toad in a hole" but Wikipedia lists many more designations like "hole in one", "egg in a basket", "gashouse eggs" and "spit in the ocean". Whatever you call this classic breakfast dish, you can't deny it's crispy, buttery bread and that yolky egg in the middle... it doesn't get better than this! Sure, I have a fascination with eggs if you look at my other posts but the egg is one of those versatile proteins and tastes so good just by itself or with a few added ingredients…

Pliny the Elder is a rare double IPA from Russian River Brewing. Growler Fill, Like A Shooting Star, Pliny The Elder, Double Ipa, Liquor Store, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Beer Bottle, Philosophy

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If you find yourself lucky enough to acquire this rare double IPA, share it with a couple of friends. But don't expect to go to your local liquor store and find it on the shelves. The search is almost half the fun. Even if you live in Santa Rosa, California, where the beer is brewed, you will be limited to one growler fill and two cases of bottles. I have tried to find it in my area and it does exist but only only for a fleeting moment, like a shooting star. As soon as the limited supplies…

Even if you don't like kimchi, you'll love these burgers! Slow Roasted Ribs, Kimchi Burger, Fermented Cabbage, Spaghetti Sauce, Other Recipes, Original Recipe, Craft Beer, Burgers, Philosophy

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I first had a kimchi burger about ten years ago. I can still remember chomping on that burger with just a bun... no ketchup, no mayonnaise, no lettuce and no tomato. It was that good. Okay, I had two burgers, lol. I couldn't help myself. I have since created my own version, with much less sugar than most recipes. I'm not a big fan of sugar except for balancing the acidity of tomatoes in spaghetti sauce or fostering bark creation on slow roasted ribs. Kimchi burgers also need sugar to balance…