Tailgate Pork Chop Sandwiches


Tailgating this weekend? Try these root beer marinated pork chops. This dish is perfect for tailgating because of how easy it is to bring along with you. Make the marinade the night before soaking the meat overnight. Throw the container in an iced down cooler and grill fresh at the tailgate party. The smell of these will have other tailgaters stopping by to say hi just to inhale the smells. Grill seasoned onions and black pepper bacon with the meat and you have a beautiful and tasty sandwich. Yum!

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Vegan Wrap

(using flatbread made from scratch).

Brown bagging it today? I have the perfect vegan wrap for you to try. It’s so quick and simple to make. It uses vegetables that can be picked fresh from the garden: beets, cucumbers, pickled carrots, chopped beet leaves. Spread with a healthy and tasteful hummus. Try it with a griddled flatbread made from scratch! Yes, please!

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Smoked Turkey Wrap with Kale on the Side

My power ‘go to’ lunch when I’m feeling sluggish and have a long day ahead of me is a smoked turkey wrap with kale on the side. It’s a light and easy lunch packed with protein to keep me going.

Smoked Turkey 1 (1)

Get out the ingredients. Wash and thoroughly dry the kale removing the stems. Chop the cashews and shred the parmesan.

In a large sauté pan heat a tablespoon of oil.

Smoked Turkey 1 (2)

Add the kale.

Smoked Turkey 1 (3)

Toss in a half a cup of chopped cashews with some salt and pepper to taste.

Smoked Turkey 1 (4)

Sauté for 5 minutes, or until the kale is a deep green. Take off heat. Sprinkle with shredded parmesan.

Smoked Turkey Recipe

Prepare the wrap using a 12” flour tortilla, or your favorite wrap. Spread mayonnaise on tortillas. Add sliced smoked turkey, leafy lettuce, and sliced avocado. Roll into a wrap

Serve with the kale and a glass of iced tea. Feeling strong and ready to rule the afternoon board meeting yet? – Ella

Smoked Turkey Wrap with Kale on the Side

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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• 1 bunch of kale
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
• 1 ounce parmesan, shredded
• 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey
• 4 leaves of red leaf lettuce, or other leafy lettuce
• 1 avocado, sliced
• 2 flour tortillas, 12”
• mayonnaise


  1. In a large sauté pan heat the olive oil. When warm add the kale, cashews, and salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Sauté stirring with a wooden spatula for 5 minutes, or until the kale is a deep green. Take off heat. Sprinkle with shredded parmesan and additional cashews.
  3. Lay tortillas on cutting board, or clean surface. Spread with mayonnaise. Divide the turkey between the two and top with lettuce avocado slices.
  4. Roll into a wrap.
  5. Serve with the kale.

Smokey Joes

I purchased some liquid smoke for a recipe some time back and, like so many spices and seasonings, had too much left over. Not wanting to just throw it out I was looking for a way to use it up. I started to think about smoked foods and of course, barbecue and grilling came to mind. But, alas, it is still too cold to grill. Hashtag, so over winter!

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