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”

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”

Curried Cauliflower – meal prep

Cauliflower is easy to make delicious to begin with, and roasting it takes it to a whole new level. I have spiced this one with some spicy curry powder, sort of a classic combo. You’ll see a lot of menu preparations at restaurants that will likely include pine nuts and maybe some golden raisins, whichContinue reading “Curried Cauliflower – meal prep”

Braised Beef Stew with Red Wine Sauce

To begin, purchase a high quality chuck roast from your local supermarket. I get mine from whole foods. Sure, it is more expensive, but the quality is much much better. They way I justify this is if I can get 5 or 6 meals out of this recipe, my food cost is quite low inContinue reading “Braised Beef Stew with Red Wine Sauce”

Stuffed and Baked Peppers!

In an effort to cook meals ahead of time for eating through the busier days of my week, I had an idea to make stuffed peppers. Not only are they delicious, but filling, and versatile. In the picture we’ve got red bell peppers, the mirepoix (celery, carrot, and onion), as well as garlic, apples, fetaContinue reading “Stuffed and Baked Peppers!”

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