Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Grilled Chicken Thighs and Running

I own a very simple simple grill, but I can tell you flat out that the food I grill, tastes so much better then most of the food I get to eat at cook outs/bbq's at friends and family houses. The difference? Gas vs. wood charcoal. I think I'm the only one that doesn't have a gas grill.The gas grills just don't create that yummy woodsy smoky flavor. And in a strange way, the heat from the gas grill is to consistent.
It is a little less convenient, I will give you that, but the results are worth it.

So here's a super simple chicken thigh recipe. Marinate over night in a bit of extra virgin olive oil and freely sprinkle with garlic powder, red pepper flakes and salt. That's all. Grill and enjoy. You will be surprised how tasty this is. Made with just a few ingredients that most likely you will have in your spice cabinet collection.
If you have a gas grill, no worries, try it anyway. It will still be tasty. ;-)

On Sunday I went for a run. It was the first run since my half marathon adventure. After about 4 minutes of running, my "thinking" brain took hold and said to me "how the heck did you run for 2 hours?? I don't think I can run another minute!!!" Funny thing that "thinking" brain, isn't it? So I shut the thinking brain down, turned on my ipod shuffle and kept running. I ran for 3.5 miles. It felt great. I'm starting to understand how so many people get addicted to those running endorphins, because I was in a super mood a half hour later.

Thanks to all that left a comment on the Carl Sagan post.It warms my heart that to know that it speaks to you. It certainly does to me. 

Coming up; do you eat turnips? This little root vegetable packs a nutritious punch. I'm going to share a little recipe with you I think you're going to like. And, anyone familiar with "the secret smile"?

Make it a great day!


AT22 said...

Loved the Sagan post. I borrowed it :)
Also, I have realized I hate turnips, so I'm curious to see your recipe. They always have a strange/off flavor when I cook them. Ruins anything I cook with them (for me at least).

Mark said...

I don't care much for turnips though maybe the bitterness is a good thing. I've been eating a bit of sweet potato and pumpkin lately - perhaps I should ad turnips to the mix.

I, too, went running on Sunday for the first time in I don't know how long. It's been at least 6 months and probably longer. I wanted to try out the ChiRunning technique. I did 4 miles without too much difficulty - my time wasn't all that great b/c I had to keep stopping myself and resetting my alignment. I felt good afterward though the street felt awfully hard on my legs. No way I am going to make that a regular thing, but once in a while it's fun.

Caveman Sam said...

Mmmmm charcoal. It's been too long. I just called my wife and asked her to get some chicken out of the freezer. You've inspired my dinner my friend. Thanks.

Kat Eden said...

A chicken thigh a day keeps the doctor away ... or something like that. My recent early morning pre-workout snack is a leftover grilled chicken thigh with organic sea salt, a teaspoon of carnitine, and a strong coffee. Delicious, and I can tell you I am SMASHING that gym like never before - try it!

Marc said...

I've got something that changes the flavor. By the way, first time looking at your blogs. Very cool.
We had a new restaurant open here about a year ago that brought a D.C celeb chef here. It's called Sea Salt.

Be curious if you will like what I make. I think I will run about 10-12 miles a week, that's all.

Caveman Sam,
Thanks for stopping by. What a great blog you have! Look forward to reading more.

Can you share some more info on Carnitine from your experience?
That would be great. I look forward to reading your blog!


Dan said...


Just made the Salsa Verde. Awesome! Nice kick to it also.

I'm indirect grilling some chicken thighs as I type this. Someone just gave me a smoker box for my gas grill. I've been itching to try it out, but just ran out of wood chips.

Should be a very nice dinner between the chicken thighs and Salsa Verde.

Thanks man.


Marc said...

Dan, Great to hear!! Thanks for sharing!!