Smoked Salmon – Latke Waffle – Benedict

This recipe has no beer and no beer pairing. I know, it’s a travesty. But I have good reasoning. First off, it is a waffle (kind of) for waffle week so it’s still somewhat acceptable. Second, it’s the kind of meal you eat after a long night of beer drinking when you wake up with a dry mouth, pounding headache, and craving for something delicious. Since I went to the Great Divide anniversary party last night, I woke up in a fashion similar to what I just described – and this smoked salmon – latke waffle – benedict was just what I needed to hit the spot.

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BLT-double-E Waffle Sandwich

I just about died when I bit into this BLT-double-E waffle sandwich. Maybe you can’t tell from the picture but there are actually fried eggs cooked into the waffle. That’s right, in the middle of each waffle, there is a precious little egg waiting to satisfy your every bite. Also on the sandwich, is lettuce. It is a BLT after all but if you’ve read my previous posts, you know I hate salad and I hate lettuce. I’ll bear through the green stuff though, if it’s on a bacon sandwich. The best part about this BLT-double-E, besides being so darn delicious, is that it’s flexible! Who says you even have to add lettuce? You could add avocado, more bacon, turkey, more bacon….you get the picture.

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BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffles

It’s the beginning of waffle week and I hope y’all are ready to start the all-carb diet! I’ve got some great things in store but to start it off, I’m doing another spin on the classic chicken and waffles. Maybe you remember the Sweet Chili Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Chive Waffles? This time, I made a BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffle. The BBQ sauce was made using Smoke Jumper – a smoked imperial porter from Left Hand Brewing that packs the perfect amount of campfire smokiness. I never made a BBQ sauce before this one so I must say, I think I did pretty well. I’d describe it as ‘sweet heat’ where it starts of a little sweet and tangy (and of course smokey) and ends with spicy flavors. Top it all with some green onions and a dash of salt and you’re ready for a great meal on the patio.

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Guest Post: Mince and Tatties

From the great guest-poster, Luis Molina
This is a Scottish dish I heard about a couple of months ago.  It caught my interest as it is a common dish in Scotland, a country I’ve always had a fascination with – the people, their food, and its culture.  Information on the internet says that there’s no set recipe for this dish other than the use of minced meat, usually cheaper cuts of meat, like chuck, blade, or clod and served with mashed potatoes. Other ingredients like onions, carrots, and other root vegetables can be added.  For this recipe, I will be using onions, carrots, and peas.  Some other methods used in preparation include thickening agents like flour, oatmeal, or cornflour – I recommend adding a little bit of cornstarch with some cold water.

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Instagrammin @drinkandspoon : May 2014

Hello @trvebrewing I love you. #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Hello @trvebrewing I love you. #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Taking part in my first twitter beer club while studying. #Winning Follow the action @drinkandspoon</p>
<p>#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #hops #hophead #girlswhodrinkcraftbeer #twitter

“Taking part in my first twitter beer club while studying. #Winning Follow the action @drinkandspoon

Mid-day treat. #treatyoself #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #instabeer #instagood

“Mid-day treat. #treatyoself #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #instabeer #instagood”

I BELIEVE! @greatdividebrew #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #picoftheday #instagood #instabeer

“I BELIEVE! @greatdividebrew #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #picoftheday #instagood #instabeer”

Welcome to the brewniverse 4 Noses Brewing #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography

“Welcome to the brewniverse 4 Noses Brewing #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography”

What up 700 Facebook followers!! Thanks for all the love! #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #foodporn #recipe #cooking #drinking #friends

“What up 700 Facebook followers!! Thanks for all the love! #drinkandspoon #drink #craftbeer #foodporn #recipe #cooking #drinking #friends”

@greatdividebrew supports my recipes so I support them! Go out and support your local brewery - or @greatdividebrew 😊🍻 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeercommunity #friends #drinklocal #denver #beergasm #greatdivide

“@greatdividebrew supports my recipes so I support them! Go out and support your local brewery – or @greatdividebrew 😊🍻 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #craftbeer #craftbeerlife #craftbeercommunity #friends #drinklocal #denver #beergasm #greatdivide”

Tonight’s Brews: Petrus Aged Pale and Epic’s Brainless on Cherries 🍻 @epicbrewing  #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Tonight’s Brews: Petrus Aged Pale and Epic’s Brainless on Cherries 🍻 @epicbrewing #drink #beer #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Follow me on twitter or follow #beerclub to see what we have to say about tonight’s choice: Imperial Russian Stout by @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #stonebrewing #stout #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm

“Follow me on twitter or follow #beerclub to see what we have to say about tonight’s choice: Imperial Russian Stout by @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #stonebrewing #stout #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm”

Loving the #beerclub pick tonight! @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer

“Loving the #beerclub pick tonight! @stonebrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #beergasm #chickswhodrinkcraftbeer #beertography #beerstagram #instabeer”

Beer selection for the @porchdrinkingco meet up tonight  

@mikkellerbeer @trvebrewing  #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography

“Beer selection for the @porchdrinkingco meet up tonight

@mikkellerbeer @trvebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beertography”

Pumped about these three things: Denver Passport, Denver Flea, and Agave Nectar. The passport = buy one get one free drinks at all the places inside, and one of them is @breckbrew. For the Denver flea - if you RSVP online you get a FREE beer. So yeah, ill obviously be attending. All hosted by my favorite party throwers @imbibedenver #drinkandspoon #drink #denver #colorado #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #party #beerstagram #instagood

“Pumped about these three things: Denver Passport, Denver Flea, and Agave Nectar. The passport = buy one get one free drinks at all the places inside, and one of them is @breckbrew. For the Denver flea – if you RSVP online you get a FREE beer. So yeah, ill obviously be attending. All hosted by my favorite party throwers @imbibedenver #drinkandspoon #drink #denver #colorado #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #party #beerstagram #instagood”

A glass of Black Cascade and a bottle of the Black Fox/TRVE collab @trvebrewing #beerheaven #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #weekend

“A glass of Black Cascade and a bottle of the Black Fox/TRVE collab @trvebrewing #beerheaven #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beer #beerporn #weekend”

Today’s nom fest : The Popper (burger with roasted green chiles, jalapeno cream cheese and haystack onions) and The Works (fries with cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch) at @parkburger 

#drinkandspoon #food #foodporn #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #yum #nom

“Today’s nom fest : The Popper (burger with roasted green chiles, jalapeno cream cheese and haystack onions) and The Works (fries with cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch) at @parkburger

#drinkandspoon #food #foodporn #foodstagram #instagood #instafood #yum #nom”

Best new brewery in town @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #brewery #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Best new brewery in town @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #brewery #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

PorchDrinkers goin hard on our random meet up. @tristanechan @porchdrinkingco @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #brewery #beerporn #beerstagram #bestoftheday #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“PorchDrinkers goin hard on our random meet up. @tristanechan @porchdrinkingco @4nosebrewing #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #brewery #beerporn #beerstagram #bestoftheday #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Some freshly made bread I picked up and strawberry jam I made with Anarchy by @4nosesbrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #food #foodporn #nom #yum

“Some freshly made bread I picked up and strawberry jam I made with Anarchy by @4nosesbrewingco #drinkandspoon #craftbeer #food #foodporn #nom #yum”

Between the Staves (yayyyyy!!!) and Vielle at one of THE BEST breweries in any town ever… @crookedstave 

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #denver #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #photooftheday #instagood #instabeer

“Between the Staves (yayyyyy!!!) and Vielle at one of THE BEST breweries in any town ever… @crookedstave

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #denver #colorado #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beertography #beerstagram #photooftheday #instagood #instabeer”

Check out ‘Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing’ I made with Le Freak by @greenflashbeer and grapefruit over on PorchDrinking.com (@porchdrinkingco ) It’s quite delicious on salad and all kinds of other things.

 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography #beerstagram #instafood #instagood #instabeer #food #foodporn #foodstagram #nom #yum

“Check out ‘Le Freak-ishly Good Beer Salad Dressing’ I made with Le Freak by @greenflashbeer and grapefruit over on PorchDrinking.com (@porchdrinkingco ) It’s quite delicious on salad and all kinds of other things.

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beerporn #beergasm #beertography #beerstagram #instafood #instagood #instabeer #food #foodporn #foodstagram #nom #yum”

Fresh brews for the new apartment. Cheers! #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #beerstagram #instagood

“Fresh brews for the new apartment. Cheers! #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #beerporn #beergasm #beerstagram #instagood”

Lunch at my favorite BBQ spot in MO. It’s 50 years old and only open 3 months out of the year. #drinkandspoon #drink #food #foodporn #foodgasm #yum #nom #lunch

“Lunch at my favorite BBQ spot in MO. It’s 50 years old and only open 3 months out of the year. #drinkandspoon #drink #food #foodporn #foodgasm #yum #nom #lunch”

Hello, @perennialbeer - I’m diggin you

 #drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity

“Hello, @perennialbeer – I’m diggin you

#drinkandspoon #drink #beer #beergasm #beerporn #beerstagram #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity”

Summer Sandy with a Saison Vinaigrette

Need a little taste of Summer? Try out this mango-tomato-avocado-smoked salmon sandwich with a saison vinaigrette. To shorten this up a bit, we will just call it the Summer Sandy. It is all kinds of tropical and has that really good sweet and salty thing going on from the salmon and the fruits. Not only is the Summer Sandy light and tasty, its also packed with protein, whole grains, and fiber. You’ll feel like you can conquer the world after eating this creation. Bon appetit!

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