Chilled Cucumber Soup

I had a soup similar to this at a restaurant years ago. It’s a perfect soup for a hot summer evening, cool and refreshing. Ingredients 2 large cucumbers 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 to 1/2 cup sour cream (optional) 1/4 to 1/2 yellow onion 1 – 2 Tbsp of vinegar Fresh dill (to taste) Salt (to…

Fluffy Whole Wheat* Waffles

Ever since I bought a mini waffle maker last year, I’ve been in love with making my own waffles at home. As a single guy, I don’t want to make full-sized waffles for myself, so this was the perfect option. Plus, I can choose to make a single batch or a large batch that I…

Tuna Noodle Casserole

One of my guilty pleasures is tuna noodle casserole, but it’s not always the healthiest dish. I wanted to make a version that was healthier, while still retaining the creamy goodness of the casserole I love. My solution? Adding goat cheese! You have to try it to believe how savory this dish is, even without…

Vegan-Friendly Bulletproof Coffee

This variation on the bulletproof coffee is my favorite way to start the day. The creaminess comes from blending the coffee with coconut oil, which has several documented health benefits. If you’re like me and aren’t much of a breakfast person, this is also a terrific way to add some healthy calories first thing in…

Crockpot Chili

INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground beef or turkey (can substitute Boca Crumbles to make this a vegetarian dish) 1 can red kidney beans 1 can pinto or black beans (your choice) 1 can stewed or peeled tomatoes (fire roasted are really nice if you can find them) 1 can tomato sauce 1 can of tomato paste…

Avgolemono (Greek Lemon-Chicken Soup)

This is my take on a classic Greek favorite. It’s one way I use up the remains of a rotisserie chicken. It’s also one of my favorite go-to soups when I’m sick. The combination of chicken soup with all the lemon in it always helps me get over a cold extra fast (at least I…

Fish Stew

This is a new recipe I’ve recently created when I was accidentally sent some halibut I hadn’t ordered. So, I came up with a tasty fish stew! INGREDIENTS 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion 2-3 large cloves of garlic 6 oz can of tomato paste 5 tomatoes, diced 5 small to medium sized russet potatoes,…

Blueberry Sour Cream Pie

This recipe came from my grandmother, who would bake this whenever we could afford to buy blueberries in-season. It’s my favorite way to make a blueberry pie! INGREDIENTS Crust 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1 Sticks or 8 ounces unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon salt 1…

Egg Salad (No Mayo)

I have never been a fan of mayonnaise, so I studied several no-mayo egg salad recipes and came up with this version. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! INGREDIENTS 6 eggs (hard-boiled) 5 tbsp of sour cream 1 tbsp of Löwensenf Mustard (Dijon can be used as a substitute) 4 cornichons (…

Crockpot Lamb Stew

This is a quick and delicious meal. It’s quick to throw all the ingredients into a crockpot and come home to a delicious smelling dinner. This stew goes very well with some fresh baked bread or rolls and either a hearty dark beer or a glass of red wine. INGREDIENTS 1lb Lamb, diced 1 cup…