*SPICY* Green Olive Bread Spread & Chip Dip




Stir together bread crumbs and vinegar in a bowl; set aside. Process parsley, oil, capers, nuts, olives, anchovies, garlic, and egg yolk in a food processor until smooth; stir into bread crumb mixture and salt & seasoning.
Original recipe and photo credit to www.saveur.com
Modified ingredient list courtesy of Southwest Specialty Food

Simple *SPICY* Thai Satay Sauce




Heat a dash of oil in a small saucepan. Cook the onion and garlic over a low heat until soft. Do not allow to brown. Add Peanut Butter and water and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in sriracha sauce, soy sauce and lime juice.


Recipe courtesy of Food in a Minute NZ

Modifications courtesy of Southwest Specialty Foods

*SPICY* Grilled Pork Chops with a Rasberry Chipotle Jam Glaze

photo credit to: The Food Network














  1. Whisk together the wine, jam, balsamic, salt and pepper. Place the pork chops in a gallon plastic bag, and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Turn the bag over a few times, so that the pork is completely covered by the marinade.
  2. Allow the pork chops to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat your grill to a medium heat. Grill the pork for about 6 minutes per side, or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a chop reads 145F. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Modifications courtesy of: Southwest Specialty Foods

Food while travelling


MB group

Have you ever eaten something foreign for the first time and thought, “This could sure use some hot sauce”.  Sometimes its not a matter of disliking the food, its just a desire to enhance flavor.  Thank god for these travel-friendly sauces!  So many variations.  So many heat levels.  If you find a favorite, you can order in bulk.

As for transportation and luggage leak-prevention, we all have a spare eyeglass case right?  An empty prescription bottle?  Small [disposable] tupperware?  A child’s pencil box?  I mean, if you do not have any of these items I know I’ve seen most at my local dollar store, so its probably the same case for you.  There’s a [relatively] nearby dollar store, right?  They’re everywhere and I live in the country.