Cooking with Family


I always enjoy the kitchen.  Whether with my wife or my grandkids, it is a great place.  A big part of this enjoyment comes from keeping it ready and available for its main purpose.  Preparing food!

I outline many tips and tricks about the kitchen in my book, Fighter Pilot in the Kitchen.  It is a great book to share and I encourage you to consider a copy for your upcoming gift giving!!  Two great things I stressed in the book:

  1. Keep it healthy
  2. Keep it fun

There are many fun flying stories interspersed throughout and also some recipes donated by some other “cooks”.

Phil Brewer author of this book and others.  Visit

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Wheat Free Baking Tips

My incredible journey from aging, overweight and sloppy to a healthy, slimmer and vibrant 64 year old male was triggered by reading the very great book, Wheat Belly.  I can not say enough about how much this book has transformed my [health] life.

The book has spawned a wheat free market, which I recommend.  My book, Fighter Pilot in the Kitchen, has many recipes as well, but an easy resource for wheat free baking tips and alternatives can be found at the Wheat Free market.

Here is a sample of some of the latest from them, …”

Baking Tips for your Grain-Free Lifestyle

Jelly Cookies

Grain-Free Jelly Cookies

If you’re like most of us, you didn’t get recipes and tips passed down from Grandma that used the typical ingredients we now use in our grain-free lifestyle. In fact, the majority of us had never really heard of almond flour until a few years ago, and it is very unlikely we had ever actually used it! So we have put together this list of things we have learned that we hope you can put to good use in your own home.

Go here to read more:  link

Its Popze Time

We enjoy the treat of a wholesome Popze IcePopIt  dessert year round.  But, especially this time of year, it is a great snack or dessert.  So much fun to experiment making a non sugary dessert for you or the kids.  Just mix up whatever you have in fruit, with some yogurt or buttermilk, add some ginger or cinnamon, freeze and enjoy.

Suggest mango, papaya, banana, strawberry.  In your blender, add yogurt and or buttermilk to 200 grams for 4 delicious Popze IcePopIt treats.

More suggestions may be found from our recipe book (free with every purchase of a Popze or any of our other fine offerings).

a popzebook for every man: From the Fighter Pilot in the Kitchen

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Tart Tasty Lemon Popze

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Zero Calories if you skip the honey and dates.  Enough to make 4 delicious Popze IcePopIt’s

  • whole yogurt – 100 grams
  • whole buttermilk – 130 grams
  • lemon juice – 1.5 tablespoons
  • lemon extract – 1 tablespoon
  • monk fruit sweetener – 1.5 tablespoons (available at wheat free market) or substitute 1 package (2 grams) stevia
  • organic honey – 1 teaspoon
  • dates – 4 chopped

Blend, pour and freeze about 3 hours.

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Electrolyte Popze

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Why not make a Popze IcepopIt for the super hot days of summer which provides the necessary ingredients for an all natural electrolyte?



1/2 cup fresh orange juice (if reconstituted, be sure there are no additives or sugars)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups of water (filtered or purified) or raw coconut water
2 tbsp organic raw honey or organic maple syrup
1/8 tsp Himalayan Pink salt or Celtic sea salt  (Himalayan is better – as it has 84 trace minerals)


Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well.   Pour into the Popze molds leaving 3/4 inch at the top,  Freeze 3 hours, serve and enjoy!

Should make 6 Popze IcePopIt’s

Popze 6

This recipe and more information also available from Natural News.

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Popze IcePopIt Premium Popsicle Molds with Elegant Stand

Get this great product here: Popze IcePopIt Premium Popsicle Molds

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Get this great product here: Popze IcePopIt Premium Popsicle Molds with Elegant StandIMG_20150503_211632102

With the hot and humid summer quickly on its way, I’m looking for good ways to keep me and my family cool and refreshed, while staying healthy at the same time. I’ve seen these kinds of silicone popsicle molds in past summers and thought about getting a set, but really was worried they wouldn’t be sturdy enough, so when I had a chance to try out this set I was really excited. I’m so glad that my fears were unfounded. First of all the silicone on these is thick and very nice quality. I think that they will stand up to a lot of use. The inside of the cap has two circular ridges that help to make a tight seal. As you can see in my video, they make a great snug fit – if I…

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Apple Date Salad

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  • Apples – 3 (I prefer green Macintosh apples)
  • Dates – 4 (remove seed and cut into small chunks)
  • Celery – 1 stalk (cut into small pieces)
  • Carrot – 1 grated
  • Raisins – 1/3 cup
  • Salted peanuts – 1/2 cup
  • Greek plain yogurt – 4 ounces
  • Cream cheese – 1/3 cup
  • Mayonnaise – 1/3 cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Core the apples and then cut into small bite sized pieces.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Serve with any type of meat  or fish dish, or add a broken peanut butter cookie (see recipe in this blog) and serve with coffee as a dessert.

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