Video Demo: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

A favorite Thanksgiving side dish of mine. Salty bacon, acid from the cider vinegar, and a hint of sweetness from the maple syrup, with shallots – that are good with anything. Bacon, 5 slices, cooked and cut into small pieces Brussels Sprouts, about 30 ea Shallot, 2 ea, minced Maple Syrup, 2 tbl Apple CiderContinue reading “Video Demo: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon”

Video Demo: How to make an Omelet | Kale and Mushroom Omelet

Here is a step by step video on how to make a basic omelet. The technique takes a few tries before you perfect it, but becomes second nature quickly. The hardest part I think, is knowing when to flip, not the flip itself. You can add anything you like, I’ve kept it simple here forContinue reading “Video Demo: How to make an Omelet | Kale and Mushroom Omelet”

Video Demo: Carrot Soup with Ginger, Chile, and Fish Sauce

Another simple fall/winter soup recipe demo video. Carrots are relatively cheap so this is an approachable low budget option. Fish sauce is one of those ingredients that makes a dish stand out but is hard for people to identify. I like to use it as my secret ingredient. I have garnished with sour cream andContinue reading “Video Demo: Carrot Soup with Ginger, Chile, and Fish Sauce”

Video Demo: Pan Fried Green Beans with Smoked Paprika

A very simple recipe, just a handful of ingredients, any of which you may already have on hand! This recipe uses a little more oil than usual to get that “fried” preparation. Green Beans, about 30ea, washed Onion, 1/4ea, julienned Garlic, 3 cloves, minced Smoked Paprika, ~1tbl Olive Oil, ~3tbl – enough to generously coatContinue reading “Video Demo: Pan Fried Green Beans with Smoked Paprika”

4 Ingredient Tomato Soup

This tomato soup recipe couldn’t get any easier. If you don’t count the garnishes there are only four ingredients. I had an abundance of tomatoes – so many I had to pick a recipe that used up many of them. Soup seemed like a great idea. Ingredients: Tomato, 8 cups, fresh with the core removed,Continue reading “4 Ingredient Tomato Soup”

Garden Tomato Frittata with Heirloom Marinated Tomato Salad

I use a cast iron skillet for this recipe and it’s perfect. It is the perfect size and doesn’t stick to the pan when I’m finished cooking. Begin by sauteing your onions on medium heat with a tablespoon of butter. Sweat the onions for about three minutes until soft. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cookContinue reading “Garden Tomato Frittata with Heirloom Marinated Tomato Salad”

Cooking on a budget: Curried Lentil soup

Lentils are another great ingredient for low cost cooking and meal prep. I love them in soups as they blend and thicken very nicely. In addition, they taste sort of basic and neutral so they pair well with many other ingredients. Start this recipe by preheating the oven to 400F. You’ll also need a largeContinue reading “Cooking on a budget: Curried Lentil soup”

Cooking on a budget: Oven roasted potatoes.

Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods you can cook. There are hundreds of applications you can apply for texture, or flavor. The best part of cooking with potatoes is that they are extremely cheap so they’re a great option if you’re looking for some low budget meal prep. The other benefit to roastingContinue reading “Cooking on a budget: Oven roasted potatoes.”

Sautéed Vegetable Plate

I like vegetables. I love to roast them, or saute them with garlic. Simply prepared veggies don’t take much time and they taste great. Here I have sauteed some mushrooms and broccoli florets with garlic, cherry tomatoes, and then toward the end threw the kale in the pan and added water to steam and slightlyContinue reading “Sautéed Vegetable Plate”

One delicious egg sandwich.

Egg sandwiches are one of greatest pleasures in this life for me. So simple, easy to eat, and endless combinations. Here I’ve made one with a toasted english muffin, fried egg, roasted red peppers, muenster cheese, and chic-fil-a sauce. It was messy, but as tasty as it looks here!  

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