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Smoked Superfood Pizza Comes to Los Angeles

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Smoked Chicken Combo now available at Cheech’s Pizza, Los Angeles.

PRLogAug. 14, 2014LOS ANGELES, Calif.In the newest twist on one of America’s favorite foods, something different is being cooked up in Los Feliz. California Gold BBQ Rubs and Cheech’s Pizza have teamed up to offer a new line of thin crust Smoked Pizzas with Superfoods. With the growing trend of people trying to eat healthier, it is only natural to bring it to pizza.

Cheech’s Pizza has developed a special process of infusing natural Hickory Smoke into several of their pizza toppings. Borrowing from the Nutritional Charts, they use foods that already go great on pizza. For example, the Smoked Chicken Pizza comes with lean Smoked Chicken Breast, Fresh Spinach, Basil, Tomatoes, Garlic and Onion. These heart-healthy Superfoods are served on a thinner crust pizza with less sauce.

A Family Business since 1993, the restaurant has recently traded up to the next Generation. Longtime owner Doug Clarey has handed the reins over to daughter Alie, who has “worked” at Cheech’s Pizza since about the age of 6. With Alie being Vegetarian, it inspired the next new creation: The Smoked Veggie Combo. The line-up of Superfoods on the pizza include Smoked Garlic, Green Pepper, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Onion and Fresh Basil. The unique recipe shows that Hickory Smoking is not just for meat anymore. Most people who taste it can’t believe it’s meat-free.

The new pizzas come seasoned with POWER and HEROIC! from California Gold BBQ Rubs. Cheech’s is the first Los Angeles restaurant to offer customers the Superfood blends that include Garlic, Red Bell Pepper, Turmeric, Cumin, Cinnamon, Thyme, Nutmeg and more. Just the combination of Rub with natural Hickory Smoke makes the Smoked Sausage one of the most popular new toppings at the restaurant. It would be stretch to call Sausage a Superfood, but the Smoked Sausage Combo does come with healthy Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Mushroom, Green Bell Pepper and Basil.

From now though Labor Day (September 1st), there will be special opportunities for the Press and Public to try the new line of Superfood Pizzas. The first event is this coming Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17 from 11:00am to 1:00pm (each day). People can stop by for a free Slice and taste the Smoked Superfood Pizzas for themselves. Cheech’s Pizza is located at 2116 N. Hillhurst, 90027.  Phone number is (323) 666-7744.

Cheech’s Pizza has a new Mobile App, which gives $2.00 Off the first order for those who use it. Available on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CheechsPizza

Full Menu and Online Ordering on Cheech’s Pizza website: http://cheechspizzala.com/

California Gold BBQ Rubs website: http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

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The Ultimate Easy Recipe for Smoked Turkey with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

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Smoked Turkey on the Grill with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Let’s face it, some of you are Pros at making the family Turkey for the Holidays, while others will be doing it for the first time. Still others would prefer to forget the last time they attempted to make a Turkey. Don’t despair- this easy recipe delivers a delicious bird that everyone will still be talking about as you ring in the New Year. Whether you decide to Smoke or Bake your Turkey this year, the Fresh Cranberry BBQ Sauce is also something to try.

Smoking a raw Turkey is a low and slow process that can take 8-10 Hours (or more). You need to monitor and maintain the heat and smoke throughout. Thawed frozen Turkeys take longer to cook than fresh pre-ordered ones. Carefully check the final temperature after cooking it.

The great advantage to this recipe is using a pre-cooked Turkey (usually frozen, thaw in the fridge for a week).  Instead of the oven, why not heat your Turkey on the Grill? Wood Chips or Chunks add amazing fresh Smoked flavor that you can’t buy at any store.

We use POWER Rub as the only seasoning. May sound simple, but POWER consists of 15 carefully measured Herbs and Spices, including Smoked Paprika, Garlic, Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Cumin and Thyme. It is easier to reach for one fresh pre-mixed product than work your way around the Spice Rack, one bottle at a time. And you know some of those dry herbs and spices in your cabinet are years’ old.

Feel free to add any additional flavors you choose, like Sage or fresh Cracked Pepper. We solely stuffed the Turkey with Parsley for fresh herbal flavor. You can add Garlic, Fruit or even Stuffing because the Turkey is already cooked.

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Smoked Turkey with Cranberry BBQ Sauce plated with Sliced Oranges and Parsley.

INGREDIENTS

1 Defrosted, pre-cooked Turkey

Bunch Fresh Parsley

POWER Rub (Approx. 3 Tbsp. for Turkey and 2 Tbsp. for BBQ Sauce)

BBQ Sauce

2 Cups of Orange or Cranberry Juice

1 10oz. Bag Fresh Cranberries

2 Tbsp. POWER

1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp. Molassses

1. Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

For Grill:

Hickory, Pecan or Mesquite Wood Chips/Chunks

[Chips work better for Gas or Electric Grill, Chunks last longer with Charcoal]

Cooking Directions (step-by-step photos to follow):

1. The night before, rinse and dry thawed Turkey. Place on double ply foil. Sprinkle bunch of Parsley with POWER and rub inside of Turkey before stuffing. Generously season Turkey with Rub on all sides, being sure to get it under legs and wings. Wrap tightly with foil and refrigerate overnight.

2. Next day, take out Turkey to warm down while preparing Grill. Use indirect Grilling Method. On Gas/Electric Grill put dry Wood Chips in pan (or foil pouch) directly over high heat to get smoke. Wood and  Charcoal Grills should use Wood Chips/Chunks that have soaked in water for at least 20 minutes. Turkey should be placed on opposite end of Grill.

3. Smoke Turkey on closed Grill for 3 to 3 1/2 Hours, replacing Wood Chips or Chunks as needed. Depending on heat, cook longer to make it more tender. We started cooking ours wrapped in foil for first hour, to start heating it through. Then, we opened foil for next hours before adding BBQ Sauce.

4. For last 30-40 minutes, baste Turkey with Cranberry BBQ Sauce. It will absorb smokey flavor. Finish with one final coat of BBQ Sauce before serving.

Cranberry BBQ Sauce:

1. In large pot, heat 2 cups of Orange or Cranberry Juice (or mixture). Add 1 bag of Fresh Cranberries, Brown Sugar, Vinegar and POWER Rub. Stir until dissolved. Warm covered on medium heat. Keep a close eye- if it boils, liquid will quickly rise to the top. Stir regularly.

2. After about 10 minutes, Cranberries with start to break down and sauce will thicken. Add Molasses, then heat for another 5 minutes. At this point you can taste sauce for flavoring. Add more Brown Sugar, Molasses or POWER to taste.

3. Simmer on low for 20 more minutes, stirring regularly. Set aside until you are ready to baste Turkey on Grill. Serve unused sauce in side dish at dinner.

On the platter, we garnished our Turkey with Parsley and sliced Oranges, adding a squeeze of fresh juice on top. At local Demos, people couldn’t stop commenting on how great this tasted. Also, while Grill is working, you can also smoke some Cashews, Almonds or Pistachios for your guests (of course seasoned with POWER). Aside from Thanksgiving, this recipe is great at Xmas (add Nutmeg and garnish with Mint). Enjoy and Happy Holidays.

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TURKEY

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1. Sprinkle inside of bird and stuff with Seasoned Parsley.

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2. Generously season entire Turkey with POWER Rub. Wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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3. Smoke Turkey on indirect heat for 3 to 3 1/3 Hours, until warmed through. Baste in BBQ Sauce for final 30-40 Minutes.

CRANBERRY BBQ SAUCE

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1. In large pot, heat 2 Cups Orange or Cranberry Juice with 1 bag fresh Cranberries.

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2. Add Brown Sugar, Power and Apple Cider Vinegar.

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3. Cook until Cranberries start to break down and thicken Sauce.

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4. Add desired amount of Molasses to finish.

LINKS

California Gold BBQ Rubs- http://www.californiagoldrub.com/index.html

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs

Tastee BQ Grilling Co.- http://www.tasteebq.com

POWER Rub on Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/California-Gold-BBQ-Power–10oz/dp/B00CVCMR88

September Photo Giveaway

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POWER Rub, Long Sleeve T-Shirt, BB Cap all for winner.

 

September Photo Giveaway Contest. Show us your Food Pics on Facebook for Free Stuff. Tailgating or Backyard Cuisine OK. It’s a first-time event. Let’s see how it goes- Maybe more prizes next time. Winner receives a Free BB Cap, Long Sleeve T-Shirt and Bottle of POWER Rub (Value $60). To enter by September 27th, share a photo on our Facebook Page with your comment, along with “Entry”.
Or Email Pics to: POWER@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com

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Sample photo. We recently Grilled a Platter of BBQ Wings for local Greyhound Rescue Fundraiser. Show us yours.

FACEBOOK

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WEBSITE

http://www.californiagoldrub.com/products.html

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/CAGoldBBQRubs

GOOGLE+

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ON AMAZON

http://www.amazon.com/California-Gold-BBQ-Seasoning-Gluten/dp/B00CVCMR88

How to use BBQ Rub to Transform Rotisserie Chicken– TasteeBQ Reveals the Truth (Part 1)

This important Recipe series is a take on how and why the POWER Rub was first created by superhero TasteeBQ. A fun and informative read.

The Adventures of TasteeBQ

Courtesy of TasteeBQ.com

This is one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Where do those Chickens come from? Why are the prepared ones cheaper than buying fresh ones? What road did those (same sized) Chickens cross to get to our table side ? Why are they so good? TasteeBQ had no time go ponder these deep thoughts. It was dinner time, traffic stucked, and those Rotisserie Chickens at the grocery looked mighty fine.

But hadn’t he consumed a whole Rotisserie Chicken every night for the past four days? He considered getting that $5.00 Fried 8-pc Chicken deal tonight… Nah maybe next time. So our Hero had to come up with a scheme. Some way to make the same, tasty Rotisserie Chicken taste not so… same. TasteeBQ came up with a Plan. Why not fly all over the world and seek Herbal Wisdom in a jar?

Recipe #1 RUB RUBBED CHICKEN (Not…

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How To Use A BBQ Rub For Healthier Gluten Free Grilling– TasteeBQ’s Recipe for Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups

Delightful alternate to the Taco Truck. Healthier and more flavorful too.

The Adventures of TasteeBQ

Are you trying to eat healthy, but feel like you are stuck in a hard place between a Taco Truck and a BBQ Shack? Consider this recipe the gluten free (GF), grain free, good for you alternative. Many of us think of traditional Barbecue (or Barbeque) cuisine as being comprised of sweet heavy sauces, fatty meats and greasy side dishes… And we love all of it! However, nowadays more and more people are seeking healthier BBQ choices- for fitness, nutritional and medical benefits. Many chefs are now recommending that you use a dry BBQ Rub as a way to achieve bold flavor without all of the fat.

TasteeBQ has heard you, and offers this simple, delicious and heroic dish:

Grilled Steak Tacos in Butter Lettuce Cups

If you don’t have a Grill available, the main ingredients can be Pan Roasted or Broiled in the Oven. Not into the Meat thing?…

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Fun Restaurant Dining in Paris for Bastille Day

Hey folks. Playing catch up. This one came out Bastille Day Weekend in July. Enjoy the pics from 2112 and delicious recipe for Grilled Steak & Potatoes.

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[This was originally published a couple of weeks ago, still hope you enjoy story, pics and Recipe for Grilled Steak with Pommes Grilles.]

Full article: Fun Restaurant Dining in Paris for Bastille Day  (Buzzfeed via Stumbledupon)

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