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Kevin’s Carolina-Goblin Hot Sauce

A warm mustardy sauce with a bit of sweet and vinegar. (Requires a high-speed blender. If you don’t have one… this is a pretty good excuse. I use mine daily.)

My new favorite color.


For the Pot

  1. 1 cup of water
  2. ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  3. ¼ cup of tomato sauce

For the Blender

  1. 4-5 cloves of garlic
  2. ½ teaspoon of salt
  3. ½ cup of shredded carrot (loosely packed)
  4. ¼ cup of stoneground mustard
  5. 4 habañero peppers (seeded and deveined)
  6. 1 red chile (seeded and deveined)


  1. Put the pot ingredients in the pot, and the blender ingredients in the blender. Don’t turn anything on yet.
  2. Bring the pot ingredients to a boil.
  3. Pour the pot ingredients into the blender, on top of the blender ingredients.
  4. Blend on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  5. Let it cool and put it on everything. You’re done!

Kevin’s InstantPot Pot Roast/Stroganoff/Stew-Thing-Dinner

You can go a couple different directions with this recipe, depending on how long you simmer it for at the end. The longer the simmer, the saucier and less soupy it will be. It’s a matter of preference though. It’s pretty wonderful either way. Ingredients: A good-sized London broil (or any inexpensive cut of meat, really)… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Bean and Ham Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 lb dry of Great Northern beans—(cooked) 3-4 quarts of stock (I use chicken for ham soup because I am a heathen) 2-3 lbs of smoked ham hocks or shanks 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (I know, right?) 1/3 cup Sake (Not being pretentious, I was out of white wine and this was great.) 2… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Hot Smoked Chicken and Avocado Soup

Ingredients: 48 ounces chicken/bone broth (I like the bone) Salt to taste (For soups, I often salt with chicken base paste.) 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 4 medium carrots, chopped 4 stalks of celery, chopped 3 avocados, cubed 2 large poblano peppers 3 chicken breasts, pounded flat chopped cilantro… Continue Reading

Gelatin Fish Food Recipe

My fish go crazy for this. It’s great because you can get them all the different types of food easily. Ingredients: 1/4 cup ground fish food (whatever kinds you want: prepared, algae, peas, zucchini, etc.) 1/2 cup hot water (Alternate: 1 jar of baby food, like peas and add water to make 1/2 a cup… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Diabetus-Friendly Pancakes

Before I was diagnosed with the diabetus, one of my two favorite foods in the world was pancakes. (The other was french fries. No, it is not a secret how I got the diabetus.) I had all of the breakfast places in town ranked, not by service, or by price, but by pancake. So, when… Continue Reading