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…

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,…

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…

Mashed Potato Pancakes

This is a great way to use up left-over mashed potatoes. These can be made sweet or savory, just by adding some additional salt, or adding sugar instead. For the savory version, they go great with left-over gravy or apple sauce. INGREDIENTS Mashed potatoes Eggs (about 1 egg per cup of mashed potatoes) Flour (about…

Rosemary Chicken

This is a healthier take on my grandmother’s recipe (she always used lots of butterĀ and fully skinned/boned chicken). This is a very quick and simple dish that quick and easy to prepare, with lots of flavor. An alternative version would be to include slices of fresh lemon on the chicken. INGREDIENTS 4 Boneless Breasts of…

Spinach Lasagna

This is a healthier take on another classic dish. I’ve started working with the “no boil” lasagna noodles because I find it a lot easier to place them in the casserole dish than pre-cooked noodles. You can take this one step further and make your own marinara sauce, but I like to keep my recipes…