Red beer

I recently went to lunch with some colleagues from the mid-west. They were discussing the restaurant and meal they had the previous night, and noted that when they ordered a red beer, the server did not know what it was. I was also not familiar with red beer, and occasionally ask locals if they are familiar with red beer. Red beer is not common here in New England, but apparently is fairly common in the mid-west.

What is a Red Beer?

The recipe is simple. A beer with about a shot of tomato juice (or Bloody Mary mix) added to it.

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It’s an interesting combination that works. If you like tomato juice, it is worth trying out. green-eggs-and-ham-small

Sauteed Asian Broccoli Slaw

I had a very tasty side dish at a restaurant recently. As the server walked towards our table, the aroma of toasted sesame oil was distinctive and the taste was full of flavor. This side dish was so good I knew we had to try replicating it for home meals. The side dish is a Sauteed Asian Broccoli Slaw and the credit and kudos for replicating this dish goes to my wife. The recipe is below.

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Sauteed Asian Broccoli Slaw


  • 1 package of broccoli slaw.
  • soy sauce
  • toasted sesame oil
  • light olive oil
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 2t lemon juice
  • 1T brown sugar
  • pre-cooked cubed chicken (optional)

prep time 3 minutes. Cook time 10- 15 minutes


  1. Heat the skillet (we use cast iron for nearly everything)
  2. Add some oil to the pan (either toasted sesame or the olive oil)
  3. Add the slaw, season with garlic powder, soy sause lemon juice,  and saute 5 -10 minutes
  4. Move the slaw to the side of the pan, turn down the heat to a medium low
  5.  On the other side of the pan add a little more toasted sesame oil, lemon juice, brown sugar
  6. Once the brown sugar is dissolved, mix everything together
  7. Add the pre-cooked chicken cubes (optional)

Looking for other variations?

Check out another recipe here.