To Food Bloggers- Get HEROIC! & Write a Recipe: Win a $100.00 Amazon Shopping Spree

by Mick Brown

#glutenfreebbqrub #heroic!

New HEROIC! Rub is not just for BBQ. It is a blend of some of the most delicious and beneficial Spices and Herbs. Many are used as Medicines in some cultures.

Yes. I am a Newbie at writing a personal Food Blog. All the same, I will ask for your help. What’s in it for you? You’ll be among the first to receive a Free Bottle of my company’s new Spice Blend HEROIC!. If you enjoy it, I hope you will be inspired to write a recipe and/or blog about it. Plus, my staff will be rewarding a $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Certificate to our favorite recipe received by May 1st, 2014. Up for the challenge?

Whether or not you win the prize, once you try HERIOC!, I hope you’ll agree that it is worth writing about. I have done my very best to make it delicious, nutritious and fun. Great for kids. It is an all-natural Superfood herb & spice blend that is gluten-free, with no added salt, sugar or preservatives. I felt it was important to give people the option of adding their preferred form of sodium and/or sweetener to their personal taste level. So when you cook with HEROIC!, you can add whatever you have in your kitchen.

Any published Food Blogger (web or print) can request a Free 2.5 oz. bottle of the new spice blend by writing Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com or by submission form at BBQCateringConfidential.com* (at the bottom of this page). You can also try making our patent-pending recipe for all natural Homemade BBQ Sauce. Use HEROIC! for baking, frying, sauce making, snacks, a raw vegan dish or anything you are inspired to make. I have included a link to our recipe pages for ideas.

Enter the contest by sending your recipe/blog link to Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com or posting it on California Gold BBQ Rubs pages on Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest. More instructions on how to submit recipes by May 1, 2014 will be sent by email to all participants.

If you or someone you know has a cooking product you want me to try, I would be more than happy to return the favor. Please, no BBQ Rubs or Sauces (unless they want a biased opinion). Quantities of Free HEROIC! could get limited if response is bigger than expected, so request your bottle today. No product will be sent after April 23, 2014 to allow time for shipping and recipe formation.

Feel free to share this Free HEROIC! offer on your blog, or with blog-writing friends. Thank You and Good Luck!

Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Catering, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and the new California Gold BBQ Rubs. He is also author of web serial blog “The Adventures of Tastee BQ.” Email- Mick@TasteeBQ.com

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*[Small Print] Free Shipping Offer limited to the Continental United States. Submitted recipes can use HERIOC! Herb and Spice Blend as an Instant Dry Seasoning, Marinade or Barbecue Sauce and are free to add any other products or ingredients of their choice (including any forms of Sodium or Sweetener). Contact Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com for more product/contest info or media inquiries. No Phone Calls Please. By receiving a free bottle of HEROIC!, you are under no obligation to write a recipe or publish a blog about product (especially if it is not to your taste). Unpublished recipes are eligible for prize consideration if submitted by email to Media@CaliforniaGoldRubs.com by May 1, 2014. Winning recipe is expected to be announced by May 10, 2014.

LINKS

California Gold BBQ Rubs:

Website http://www.californiagoldrub.com/

Blog http://cagoldbbqrecipes.wordpress.com/

Recipes http://californiagoldbbqrubrecipes.wordpress.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaGoldBBQRubs

HEROIC! Product Press Release http://www.prlog.org/12289136-california-gold-bbq-rubs-introduces-the-worlds-1st-heroic-gluten-free-bbq-rub-with-superfoods.html

Spice Rubs 101- 25 Ways To Transform Your BBQ Rub

by Mick Brown

Rub A Dub Dub, You hear a lot nowadays about Spice Rubs. They are being cooked up on The Chew and other popular daytime TV programs. Of course, every team on those Competition BBQ Shows is using a secret Rub. I hope to compete one of these days, under the right conditions. Would love to have the next “Award-Winning” Rub. But that’s a different article.

The terms Rub, Dry Rub, BBQ Rub, Spice Rub, etc… generally refer to a pre-measured mixture of seasonings. The word “Rub” is quite literally a noun and a verb. Most Rubs are used to marinate meat overnight. With gloves (preferably), you literally Rub the dry mixture evenly over the meat, using the natural meat juices to create a wet paste. This technique is used for Grilling, Smoking and BBQ all over the world. You can use it for Baking, as well. Anyone who has seen my Facebook page knows that International BBQ is a strong interest of mine. Stick with me, and I will show you that the world is a very small place when it comes to BBQ.

25 WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR BBQ RUB

Whether you make your own Homemade Rub or are using a good commercial one, it usually acts as a background “symphony” of flavor. Most Rubs are created to taste great on their own. But if you are in the mood to add a new spin- Here are 25 special ways to Transform the flavor:

SWEET TREATS

1. Add Cinnamon with Sugar– Brown, White or Raw Sugars are fine. Especially good for Pork, Ham and Bacon.

2. Sugar, Soy and Sesame Oil- A Teriyaki style spin on your Rub.

3. Honey and Lemon– Especially good for Chicken. Can be added to BBQ Sauce for Ribs.

4. Molasses– Adds a rich natural sweetness to anything.

GET FRUITY

5. Orange Slices– Squeeze and cover to add a bright fresh Citrus Flavor.

6. Lemon Slices– Be careful as acid will begin to “cook” fish or meats. Adds pungent Citrus, best with with something sweet.

7. Pineapple Slices– Fresh is best, use canned if you must. Squeeze the juice and Rub into Hams, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Roast.

8. Lime– It adds nice tangy flavor. Great for Chicken and Fish.

HERBAL POWER- These are best fresh, but you can substitute dry herbs.

9. Parsley– Nice natural Herbal flavor. I like to stuff it into cavity after seasoning Chicken, Turkey or Duck.

10. Fennel– Chop the leafy part and Rub it in. Great for Seafood and Fish.

11. Fresh Dill– No need to chop, break off and spread branches.

12. Rosemary– Can chop branches or pull off leaves. Especially for Steak and Pork.

13. Basil– Unique mild flavor. Especially great for marinating Veggies. Add a bit of Olive Oil to spread flavor.

14. Oregano– Love it with Veggies and Pork Chops.

15. Thyme– Great for Steaks and Beef Ribs.

16. Garlic– Of course. Chopped, or Rub it thinly sliced, can put in slit holes for Beef, Pork Roasts and Lamb.

17. Mint– Generally with Pork and Lamb.

HEAT IT UP!- Use a little or a lot, depending on taste. When Rubbing meat it is good to wear gloves. Especially with these.

18. Jalapenos– Mildly spicy, pickle your Chicken, Pork or Beef.

19. Dry Cayenne– No need to buy a spicy Rub. Add Cayenne.

20. Crushed Red Pepper– Adds general heat and little bursts of flavor.

21. Hot Sauce– Add your favorite, may want to dilute slightly with water or another wet ingredient to spread evenly.

22. Chipotle Pepper– Especially good with Smoked Chipotles in lieu of liquid smoke.

23. Red or Green Chile Peppers– Spicy Southwestern flavor for Chicken, Pork, Beef or Fish.

24. Habanero– Light ‘em up, I’m on fire…

25. Bell Peppers and Onions– Not especially spicy, but will add distinctive flavor.

You don’t have to wait to use Rub or fire up the grill. Feel free to add any combination of these flavors to any recipe. Especially for Baked or Crockpot BBQ Pork, Ribs or Chicken. The nice thing about cooking is the wide variety of alternatives. I am sure there are at least another 1000 ways to transform your BBQ Rub. I welcome your ideas or “tried and true” recipes. I’d be glad to compile another list to share with everyone, of course giving credit to your ideas. Post them here, or email me at Mick@TasteeBQ.com. Until next time, Eat and Be Well.

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Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Catering, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and the new California Gold BBQ Rubs. He is also author of web serial blog “The Adventures of Tastee BQ.” Email- Mick@TasteeBQ.com

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LINKS– Some of the latest in BBQ around the Web

Top 10 Brisket Rub Recipes- http://bbq.about.com/od/brisketrubrecipes/tp/Top-10-Brisket-Rub-Recipes.htm

Videos

BBQ-Pork Ribs low and slow – English Grill- and BBQ-recipe – 0815BBQ– He makes a Rub and amazing views from the Grill.

Pakistani style BBQ in the Netherlands– Nice looking Grilled Chicken and interesting glimpse of grilling Naan near the end.