Edwardian Cooking From Downton Abbey: Orange Glazed Beef Brisket



We hear it everyday from our Personal Trainers or workout buddies... "eat more protein!" But it's not always that easy to come up with original high protein recipes. If you're a cardio fanatic focused on weight loss and losing some belly fat, or a serious gym rat looking to pack on slabs of muscle this is sound advice! Meal bar replacements and protein shakes are great quick fixes but they don't take the place of a hardly, nutritional meal... enter your crockpot!

We visited Neely's at the end of the lunch rush and ordered the Sampler Platter ($18.95) to share. This platter had everything! brisket in crock pot, pork shoulder, pork ribs, links and the most tender beef ribs I've ever had. We packed a leftover box and 7 hours later the beef ribs were still tender and delicious! In my wildest kitchen moments, I would never consider defiling my spaghetti with barbecue sauce, but it works at Neely's Interstate Barbecue. Huge glasses of sweet tea cheerfully became free go-cups when we left.

When I got Drew's book there were three things that I noticed right away. First, it was complete. Second, it had a tremendous list of recipes. Finally, every recipe was easy to cook. Well all but one. That one is called, "New Orleans Style Chicken Noodle Soup". What it lacks in ease it makes up for in taste!

Todays family is usually pressed for time to sit down and eat, especially eating together as a family. There's where the slow cooking brisket comes in handy. I have tons of slow cooking brisket recipes, and can find just about anything to cook that my kids will like to eat.

The loss of raw food enzymes and vitamins is why a raw vegetable diet component for most of your meals is a good idea. By consuming raw food diets nutritional food quality is retained.

Smoking the brisket for 5 to 6 hours at a stretch can dry even the fattiest meat. To prevent this from happening, you would want to wrap the brisket in foil after the first 5 hours of smoking. Wrapping the beef brisket healthy would also create a subtle smoked flavor that would add to its taste and ensure that the meat is succulent and tender.

Drew Laughlin has just released a new book titled, "Crock-pot Soup Recipes 53 Delicious, Healthy and Super slow cooking beef Soup and Stew Recipes". Drew promises to make our life easier by providing easy-to-cook recipes that will save us time, money and lead to a healthier life.

At the first sips this wine was too sweet but quite long and fruity. It offered some darkness accompanied by balanced acidity and tannins. Japanese rice crackers with Wasabi invited dark, dark cherries to join the mix. If only that non-endearing sweetness would go away. In the presence of slow cooked chicken meatballs swimming in a tomato sauce the purple liquid showed great balanced and its sugar level was down. The accompanying potatoes made our Australian friend good and dark but it was excessively sweet. A medley of mixed beans and chickpeas made me note the drink's darkness, length, and, alas, the high sugar content. Fruit juice candy made a great match of dark cherries and oak in my glass.

This year the Bash also welcomes a variety of local & regional artists to the Maryland State BBQ Bash. Please visit The Bash Gallery on Thomas Street. If you come earlier on Saturday before 12 noon you can participate in the Bel Air Farmers Market that is celebrating 35 years!