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by Gavan on July 6, 2009

4th of July BBQ

So, the  4th of July has come and gone for another year and hopefully everyone had a great time. We had a bunch of people over for a bbq, which we decided to throw kinda last minute. Fortunately a lot of our friends were able to make it and it was great craic catching up. Although I did most of the food some people brought some great dishes (and lots of people brought lots of beer), which was great to take some of the pressure off. If only we would’ve taken more photos of the brilliant spread to show you how great everything turned out. Such donkeys!

Thanks to everyone who helped make it a brilliant day!

Da Menu:

Homemade Pita Bread with Hummus
Crudite and Guacamole (compliments of my friend and celeb trainer, Valerie Waters)
Gazpacho
Steak Tacos with Avocado salsa
Sausages
Jerk Marinated Chicken
Grilled Veggies with Cilantro Lime Olive Oil
Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
Black Bean and Corn Salad (thanks Jennifer!)
Green Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Fresh Fruit
“Secret Family Recipe” Dream Bars (a la Robyn)
Healthy Cookies & not-so-healthy mini cupcakes
Chris’ Famous Homemade Peach Pie with Corn Ice Cream (did I mention my neighbors are great?)

4th of July BBQ

A lot right? Here’s the kicker, I also made turkey burgers and a couscous lentil salad that I completely forgot to put out. I had them in my neighbors fridge and there they stayed ’til Sunday. Ah well, meatloaf for dinner tonight me thinks. Luckily we had plenty of food anyway so all good.
I’m working on getting a couple of these recipes for you all this week such as Jennifer’s gazpacho recipe, which was awesome. Did I mention homemade whole wheat pita bread? Not kidding here folks, Ryan and Sheila from livewell360 made pita from scratch and I’m working on getting their secret recipe just for you guys! I’ll throw these up as soon as. They also made some amazing sugar free choc chip cookies. These are defo worth a look and yes, I did try one (or five) because they’re healthy and damn tasty!

That’s it. Just a quick update.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan July 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm

No doubt, Gavan knows how to throw down a party! Not to mention the man knows his way around some food. It was great to be able to help him out in the kitchen and play sous chef for a few minutes. Oh and by the way, if you have not tried the Sizzling Summer Steak Tacos from last week, DO IT! I got to try them made by the man himself last weekend and they were awesome!!

siobhán July 7, 2009 at 9:21 am

wow, what a feast!! 😀 sounds like you really celebrated the 4th of July! 🙂

Meg Wolff July 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Looks like a feast, wish I was there!

On a limb with Claudia July 9, 2009 at 9:25 am

I was hoping for the jerk chicken recipe…. I’m so spoiled by you that I just expected it to be here.

We make those cookies all the time. They are wonderful – super easy – gluten free – mmmm.. They don’t store well – you have to refrigerate or freeze them.

Gavan Murphy aka the H.I. July 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Claudia I’ve got the jerk chicken recipe coming! Stay tuned!

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