Salt & Vinegar Greens with Sunny Side Egg


The understated collard green gets all extra in this quick brunch recipe. Ingredients 1 cup collard greens, thoroughly rinsed, stems removed, chiffonade 2 tsp red wine vinegar, or to taste 1 small tomato, cored and chopped generous amount of salt black pepper to taste 2 slices bacon, optional 1 sunny side up egg Method Place…

Tofu Fried Rice


When my spouse is away on one of her business trips, there’s nothing easier to throw together for a solo dinner than a quick and easy bowl of fried rice. Ingredients: 1 individual pkg Nasoya NonGMO Organic Tofu, drained and cubed 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped, seeds removed if desired 1″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled…

Instant Pot Pork with Pineapple Salsa and Charred Tortillas


This recipe was inspired by Netflix’s Taco Chronicles, Episode One: Pastor Ingredients 2 lb pork shoulder 1 cup fresh pineapple juice 1 cup water, stock, or Mexican beer 1 /2 red onion 1 dried Chipotle chile, toasted, stem and seeds removed 2 dried Guajillo chiles, toasted, stem and seeds removed 1 tbsp chipotle in adobo…

Another Solo Breakfast Taco


Ingredients 1 La Tortilla Factory corn tortilla, lightly charred over an open flame 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 tab butter 1 baby red potato, diced 1/4 cup shredded lettuce or cabbage of choice 1 tbsp salsa or hot sauce Salt and pepper to taste Method Over a med flame, melt the tab of butter in…

Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredient Inspiration


With the wifey traveling less these days, she got fired up to rehash her kitchen creativity and Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredient recipes really got her fired up to get cookin’. Not a big fan of mise en place, or prep work in general, the focus on preparing a handful of ingredients really helped her ease…

Second Wind


April 4, 2018, the last day I clicked “Publish”. Nearly a year has passed since my last blog entry, and as I sit at my desk, with my clammy tiptoes pressed against our bamboo floors, trying to balance the black, slightly under inflated yoga ball, that’s indifferently bending and rolling beneath me, I ignore the…

Hash Browns with Sunny Side Egg


I’ve recently discovered the wonders my countertop food processor is capable of. A few years ago, I added a red Kitchenaid immersion blender to my arsenal and promptly broke up with my Cuisinart countertop food processor. It normally just sits lonely on the back counter collecting dust, just another thing for me to clean, but…

Caldo Verde


That delicious Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden everyone raves about? Well please meet the healthier, tastier more authentic Caldo Verde version. This soup is a Portugal favorite and if you wanna really punch up the authenticity use Linguica in place of the ground pork in this recipe. Caldo Verde is also dairy free (unlike…

Dijon Potato Hash with Sunny Side Egg


Hash is one of my favorite breakfast/brunch meals and it definitely has to be served with a perfectly runny yolk egg. The Dijon mustard in this recipe elevates the hash beyond the tried and true diner style breakfast potatoes and pairs incredibly well with the creamy egg yolk. I will be stirring mustard into my…

Tomato Soup with Bacon Wrapped Aspargus


This past summer I canned my first batch of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and have been patiently waiting to pop a jar open this winter and make a pot of soup with it. Canning fresh tomatoes for the winter is definitely something I intend to do every year from now on. The flavor was phenomenal! I served…