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…

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…

Sloppy Joes

This is a homemade take on an American classic, while still being quick and easy to make. This way you can ensure most of your ingredients are organic and control the amount of salt that is added as well, plus the fresh ingredients really perk up this old standard. INGREDIENTS 1 lb of ground beef…

Thyme-Rosemary Lambchops

This is probably my most requested dish from friends when they come over for dinner. The marinade really makes the flavor of the lamb, no matter which way you ultimately choose to cook them (grilled, pan-fried or oven baked). INGREDIENTS 2-3 Lamb Chops 4 Sprigs of fresh Rosemary (or 4Tsp dry) 4 Springs of fresh…

Gingered Pork Loin

This is an easy and delicious crockpot recipe. Preparation is minimal and this can sit in a crockpot on low all day which will really let the flavor of the ginger and apples seep into the pork. This dish is excellent with a side of homemade mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS 1 – 1.5lbs Pork Loin 3…