Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Creamy Cucumber Salad


I made this a while back and don’t remember which recipe I used. I looked around on the web and can’t find one that describes what I did here. I’m guessing that I may have did my own take on it.

So I wrote it out.  Here’s what I did.

3 cucumbers, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 large red onion, sliced
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
8 oz sour cream
1 Tablespoon dill weed
Dash of salt and pepper

1) Prepare ingredients as described above (slice, chop).
2) Combine Greek yogurt, sour cream, dill weed, salt and pepper, garlic, and onions.
3) Toss mixture with cucumbers.
4) Serve and enjoy!

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Deviled Eggs


I found a new deviled eggs recipe that I wanted to try. This one included apple cider vinegar and mustard, which I had never included before. The flavor was different from what I’m used to. But deviled eggs are always tasty.

Here’s a link to the recipe I tried:

Watch me make it.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Miso Hamachi & Salmon Collars

My local supermarket had a special on hamachi fish collars from Japan.  I wanted to take advantage of this and also discovered that the salmon collars were on sale as well. I know it looks burnt, but it turned out delicious with just a slight char. Yum!

I also recently had some tasty miso salmon collars from a sushi restaurant and that's why I wanted to make this style of dish.

Here's the link to the recipe I used for the miso marinade:

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Yellow Tofu Curry with Cauliflower


For this dish, I tried freezing the tofu. This changes the texture, making it fluffy and absorbent. So you freeze the tofu, then sauce the liquid out.

Here’s how I cooked this dish.


  • 1 block tofu
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 T ginger, minced
  • 1 t salt
  • 1t pepper 
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 T yellow curry powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 t coriander 
  • 1 t turmeric 
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t garam masala 
  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower 
  1. Freeze tofu, then defrost and squeeze liquid out.
  2. Cut tofu into bite size cubes.
  3. Add butter, onion, and garlic to pan. Stir and melt butter.
  4. Add ginger, salt, pepper, curry powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garam masala. Stir through to heat up and cook spices.
  5. Add tomatoes, coconut milk, tofu, and cauliflower.
  6. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice or quinoa.
  8. Enjoy!

Monday, February 12, 2024

Simple Veggie Side


This veggie side dish is a quick and simple recipe. It’s basically the veggies of your choice, some fat, and seasonings. 

Watch me prepare this on my YouTube channel.


  • Onion, chopped
  • Cabbage, chopped
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  1. Chop up your vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Put into container with cover.
  2. Add oil and seasonings.
  3. Close container and shake vigorously to distribute oil and seasonings evenly.
  4. Spread in single layer on sheet pan.
  5. Air fry at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Upside Down Onion Puff Pastry


I had to try this upside down puff pastry dish that has been going viral online. I’ve seen it with different fillings, both sweet and savory and decided to go with an onion filling. This was so delicious. I highly recommend. I made my own dough from scratch, but you could get the premade dough from the store to cut down some time.

Here’s the link to the puff pastry recipe I used:


  • Puff pastry dough 
  • Kinder’s salt, pepper, garlic seasoning 
  • Olive oil
  • Trader Joe’s balsamic glaze
  • Thyme 
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Onions, sliced
  • 1 egg
  1. Prepare dough (or buy premade) and cut into pastry sizes 
  2. Prepare onions (slice)
  3. Create small groups of seasonings (listed above) along with the onions for each pastry 
  4. Add pastry over each group and crimp the edges down with a fork.
  5. Beat the egg with a tablespoon of water and spread a thin layer on each pastry.
  6. Airfry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Flip over onto plate and serve.
  8. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Zoodles and Chicken


I ran a zucchini through a spiralizer to make noodles, also known as zoodles. I stir fried them with some olive oil and seasonings and served them up with some chicken breast.

Here’s the spiralizer I used: #ad


  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 3 T garlic, sliced
  • 1 T crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/8 c feta cheese
  • 1 cooked chicken breast 
  1. Prepare ingredients (spiralize and slice)
  2. As olive oil to heated pan
  3. Add garlic and crushed red peppers and stir fry until fragrant 
  4. Add zoodles, salt, and pepper and stir fry about 3 minutes 
  5. Plate and top with cherry tomatoes and cheese
  6. Serve with a side of chicken 
  7. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Avocado Toast


I made some avocado toast with eggs for breakfast.

  • Toasted wheat bread
  • Smashed avocado 
  • Crispy bacon
  • Eggs (cook them how you like)
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Red chili flakes
Watch me make this!

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Little Tomato Harvest


My tomato plants died. It seems unusual since tomatoes usually grow like weeds. I decided to make the first and last harvest since they were not improving. I suspect it is due to the brutal winds and rain we’ve been having on and off.

Watch me harvest.

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