Cooking with a Big Green Egg
Kavin Austin Blake recently purchased a Big Green Egg. The Big Green Egg is an amazing grill, cooker, and smoker all-in-one. Big Green Eggs originated in Japan, a number of centuries ago, and at that time they were called Kamado cookers according to Kavin Austin Blake. They were large, jar-like ceramic “ovens”. The original Kamados were subject eventually to breakage says Kavin Austin Blake, a problem solved by good old-fashioned American engineering, and in this particular case – space shuttle technology. Big Green Egg worked on the ceramics until they nailed it.
How a Big Green Egg Works
Kavin Austin Blake says if you can operate a woodstove, you can cook on a Big Green Egg. Kaving Austin Blake says it’s easy enough to get the hang of fairly quickly. It works best with lump charcoal according to Kavin Austin Blake. You don’t use charcoal lighting fluid to light it. Instead you need to use little fire starters or a charcoal chimney to get it started says Kavin Austin Blake. Usually I get it started in about 15 minutes.
Kavin Austin Blake says to be prepared for serious heat, and if you do not watch your Egg, it can easily shoot up to 700 degrees F. Kavin Austin Blake runs his Big Green Egg at around 350-450 degrees, depending on what he’s cooking.
Cooking with a Big Green Egg
Kavin Austin Blake says the grill produces some of the best grilled food he’s tasted. Using a grill plate within the Egg, Kavin Austin Blake places vegetables such as corn and peppers around hot italian sausages while cooking. It turns out amazing. The sheer temperature pf the Egg contained within the ceramic produces thoroughly cooked food, all perfectly juicy, tender and flavorful says Kavin Austin Blake. You can also bake on it as well suggests Kavin Austin Blake, who also bakes pizzas on it using a pizza stone. It is the best tasting home made pizza I’ve made says Kavin Austin Blake. I still haven’t smoked anything with it yet, but it is highly recommended so far!
Why We Run
Everyone wants to relieve stress after a hard day at the office. Kavin Austin Blake recommends running as it is an excellent way to do so.
In Kavin Austin Blake’s experience, most adults run to lose weight. While this isn’t true for everyone, it is hard to deny that running, along with a healthy diet, can seriously shed those pounds.
Does Running Burn Fat?
People burn roughly 100 calories per mile of running. Kavin Austin Blake says it becomes clear that running can be considered the most efficient method weight loss.
As far as diet goes, Kavin Austin Blake believes that people generally know how to eat well. However, because of time constraints Kavin Austin Blake says we tend to eat quite poorly. If your goal is to lose weight be prepared to spend the same amount of effort on exercise as your diet.
Kavin Austin Blake feels that like anything else in life, the motivation to run can sometimes start to dissipate. Bad weather, work hours, etc all contribute to the lack of motivation to run. Kavin Austin Blake says there’s many ways to combat the lack of motivation however. Be sure to set goals says Kavin Austin Blake. Plan for a race, or plan to shed a specific amount of pounds. Enter a 5K with friends, and prepare for it together. All these things help keep you motivated to run according to Kavin Austin Blake.
Destin is located along the emerald teal waters of Florida’s gulf coast. The area offers a plethora of family activities, shopping, and restaurants. But what are some specific tidbits of information to know about Destin? Let’s take a quick tour with Destin native, Kavin Blake.
Q: Tell us,what are some fun things to do in Destin?
Kavin Blake: Destin offers relaxation and adventure. Catch a big fish on a charter fishing boat; swim or snorkel in the Gulf of Mexico. Rent a pontoon boat or just relax and soak up some sun on the fantastic beaches.
Q: Where are the best places to eat in Destin?
Kavin Blake: Destin features an incredible variety of cuisine: seafood, steaks, American, Italian, and everything in between. Enjoy a dinner in one of the restaurants on the Destin Harbor. Copper Grill, The Lucky Snapper, and AJ’s are just a few fabulous places to choose from. Continue reading
Boating can offer an afternoon full of entertainment for the whole family, according to Kavin Austin Blake. However, a few precautions should be taken before spending time on the open water.
Children in particular must be extremely cautious when riding on a boat. Their parents or guardians are required to a life jacket at all times. The life jacket should fit tight and snug, notes Kavin Austin Blake.
According to the Office of Boating Safety (part of the U.S. Coast Guard), children should never travel on any boat – sailboats, motorboats, kayaks, rowboats – until they have reached the appropriate weight to wear a personal flotation device. The Office of Boating Safety website contains information on selecting a life jacket. Continue reading