Meal Prep: Spiced Chicken Breast with Herb Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans

Meal prepping is something I do whenever I am going to be very busy or unable to cook for a few days time. This is something that allows me to portion my meals and control how much food I’m eating, save a considerable amount of money by dining out less, and keep my cooking skillsContinue reading “Meal Prep: Spiced Chicken Breast with Herb Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans”

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”

Chipotle Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: Eggs, 8 ea Mayonnaise 2 tbl Mustard 1 tbl Chipotle Purée, 2 tbl Chives, Smoke Paprika for garnish Begin by hard boiling the eggs. The way I do this is as follows: Put eggs in saucepot in COLD water. Turn heat on high. Once the water begins a steady hard boil, set a timerContinue reading “Chipotle Deviled Eggs”

World Cuisine – Chorizo Stew

I used to work at a resort for a chef who was well versed in various types of world cuisine. We had a version of this dish on the menu regularly as the resort was located in the state of Washington and we had nearly an endless supply of fresh seafood. Usually we would addContinue reading “World Cuisine – Chorizo Stew”

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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