Seabass a la Michele – Roasted Bass with Warm Potato Salad

Ingredients for 2 portions: 2 thick-cut boneless, skinless Chilean sea bass filets (about 8-oz each) 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp sherry vinegar 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp kosher salt, plus some sprinkled on top 1 sliced red jalapeño 1/2 cup sliced green onions 4 or 5 small potatoes, cooked and quartered

Lemon and Herb Spaghetti

Ingredients: 1/2 lb of Spaghetti 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 cup of Fresh Parsley 1 Tbsp of Fresh Oregano Leaves 1 Tbsp of Fresh Thyme 1 Clove of Garlic 1/4 cup (or to taste) of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice zest of 1/2 of a Lemon Salt and Pepper, to taste

Pasta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts

Ingredients: 12 oz of Penne pasta or Ziti 1 lb of Italian Sausage, casings removed 4 Tbsp of Olive Oil 1 14 oz Jar of Artichoke Hearts in Brine, removed from the brine and patted very dry 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp of Parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 1/2 cup of […]

Buffalo Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 pound large (21/25 count) shrimp 4 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce (dash habanero sauce for extra spice) 2 eggs ¼ cup water 1½ cups flour 1 tablespoon spicy seasoned salt (I use Tony Chachere’s) 2 cups (approx) vegetable oil for frying (canola, corn, peanut, grapeseed) Lemon wedges and/or blue […]

Salisbury Steaks

Ingredients: For the patties: 1-1/2 lb of Ground Beef 2 Tbsp of Grated Onion 1 Egg 1/2 cup of Bread Crumbs 2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tbsp of Ketchup Salt and Pepper, to taste For the Sauce: 3 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 1 Onion, sliced into half moon sliced 8oz of Cremini Mushrooms, sliced […]

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Makes 6 Large or 8 Normal Strawberry Shortcakes: 2 cups self rising flour ((You can make you own by sifting together 2 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon fine salt) 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tbsp butter, melted, and lightly toasted to a […]

Banana Nutella French Toast

INGREDIENTS: 6 large bread slices (brioche preferably) 1 banana Spread (nutella, cookie butter, chocolate spread, etc.) 1 tablespoon chopped scallions 2 large eggs 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Linzer Torte

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour 1 cup hazelnut meal 1 cup almond meal 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tbls cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 350g Butter, cold 2 cups plum jam icing sugar to dust, optional

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Ingredients: Crust: 1-1/2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs 2 Tbsp of Sugar 6 Tbsp of Melted Butter Filling: 4 8oz Packages of Cream Cheese 1 cup of Granulated Sugar 1 tsp of Vanilla Paste or Vanilla extract Zest of 1/2 of a Lemon, optional 3/4 cup of Sour Cream 4 Eggs 3 Tbsp of Flour […]

French Toast Bake

Ingredients: serves 4 12 slices white crusty thick bread 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp mixed spice

Spicy Fried Chicken Wings

INGREDIENTS 10 chicken wings, tips removed 1 pinch salt and pepper 1 knob root ginger 1 clove garlic 1 red chilli 1/2 bottle dark ale 1 tbsp tamarind paste 1 squeeze honey 1 red onion 1 carrot 1 handful sugar snap peas 1 shot groundnut oil 2 portions egg noodles 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 […]

Chicken Kiev

Ingredients: 4 6oz Chicken Breasts, butterflied and pounded thinly 4 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter, cold 3 Tbsp of Chopped Parsley 2 Tbsp of Chopped Chives or green onions 1 tsp of Dried Dill 1 Clove of Garlic, minced 1 tsp of Lemon Zest 1/2 cup of Flour 2 Eggs 2 Tbsp of Milk 1-1/2 cups […]

Honey And Thyme Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Ingredients: 1 lb of Carrots, Peeled 1 lb of Parsnips, peeled 2-1/2 Tbsp of Honey 2 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp of Fresh Thyme Leaves Salt and Pepper, to taste

Beef Jerky

Ingredients for about 6 (2-oz) portions Beef Jerky: 2 pounds thinly sliced beef top round 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 rounded tablespoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 generous tablespoon honey – […]

Homemade Weight Gainer Shake

8-10 ounces skim milk 2 scoops whey protein powder (any flavor you like) 1/2 cup oatmeal (pre-blend separately first) 1 large banana 2 tablespoons natural peanut or almond butter Pinch of cinnamon 3 Ice cubes

Weight Loss Protein Shake

3 Fat Loss Breakfast Recipes

Hasselback Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 Yukon Gold Potatoes, scrubbed clean 6 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 3 Cloves of Garlic, peeled and smashed 1 Sprig of Rosemary Olive Oil Salt and Pepper, to taste

Ancient Grain Dish Farro with Wild Mushrooms

Ingredients for 6 portions: 1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms (a small handful), *soaked, and chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 10 brown mushrooms, cubed 1/2 onion, small dice 2 clove minced garlic salt to taste 1 heaping cup pearled farro 3 cups chicken stock, divided 2 tbsp crème fraiche freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 […]

Chicken Roasted Under Bricks

Ingredients: 1 whole, fully-dressed chicken (mine was 3 1/2 pounds) salt and pepper to taste dried or fresh herbs on the inside only

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Ingredients for 2 large portions: 2 teaspoon vegetable oil 2 lobster tails (5-6 oz each) 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk cayenne to taste 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste pinch ground nutmeg few drops Worcestershire sauce 4 ounces grated sharp white cheddar cheese […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: 6 Slices of White Sandwich Bread 4 Slices of Deli Turkey 4 Slices of Gouda 1 Tbsp of Mayo 1 tsp of Prepared Yellow Mustard 3 Eggs Splash of milk (a little less than 1/4 cup) Seasoned Salt, to taste 1 Tbsp of Vegetable Oil 2 Tbsp of Butter

Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas) ⅔ cup brown sugar 6 tablespoons soft butter 2 eggs ½ cup plain yogurt or buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Salami & Asparagus Salad

Ingredients: 100g ‘Oliving by Hans’ Salami, roughly chopped 1 brown onion, diced 1/4 cup coriander, chopped 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 tsp ginger, grated 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 12 asparagus spears 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Bagna Cauda (Hot Garlic & Anchovy Vegetable Dip)

Ingredients for 1 1/4 cup Bagna Cauda 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 6-8 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 6-8 anchovy filets 2 tsp red wine vinegar chili flakes to taste

Brussels Sprouts with Onions and Pancetta

Ingredients: 10 oz of Brussels Sprouts 4 oz of Pancetta, chopped into small dice 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil 1 Small Red or Yellow Onion, thinly sliced 1 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 1 Tbsp of Fresh Chopped Parsley Salt and Pepper, to taste

Roasted Apple & Parsnip Soup

Ingredients for 6 Portions: 2 lbs parsnips, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch sticks 2 green apples, peeled, cut in thick slices Note: a diced yellow onion could be added to the roasted vegetables. I didn’t want this too sweet, so I tried without one, and it was amazing, but I’ll try the next batch with that […]

Spicy Squash Satay

INGREDIENTS Veg Base 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 knob of fresh ginger 1 red chilli 1 butternut squash 2 shots of vegetable oil 1 handful of green beans 200 g beansprouts 50 g cashew nuts Satay Base 4 tbsp cashew nut butter 2 tbsp rice syrup (or honey) 4 tbsp soy sauce […]

Parmesan Sauteed Mushrooms

Ingredients: 16 oz of Cremini Mushrooms, halved if really big or left whole if they are on the smaller side 4 Cloves of Garlic 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil 2 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter 1/4 cup of Water 2 Sprigs of Thyme, stems removed and leaves roughly chopped 2 Tbsp of Heavy Cream 2 Tbsp […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients: For the sweet potato base: 2-1/2 lb of sweet potatoes cooked at 350 for about 1 and half hour, or until tender 2 Eggs 1/4 cup of Granulated Sugar 1/4 cup Whole Milk 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar 1/4 cup of Unsalted Butter softened at room temperature 1/2 tsp Salt For the Topping: 1/4 […]

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients 2 pounds sweet potatoes 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons lime juice ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

Sponge Cake

Ingredients 20 g butter 1 Tbsp milk 90 g cake flour 3 eggs 90 g sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mini Turkey Meatball Pot Pies

Ingredients: For the Meatballs: 1-1/2 lb of Ground Turkey 1 Clove of Garlic, minced 1 Egg 1/4 cup of Bread Crumbs 1 tsp of Poultry Seasoning Salt and Pepper, to taste For the remaining recipe: 1 Sheet Store-Bought Puff Pastry, thawed 2 Large Carrots, peeled and diced 1 Large Onion, diced 2 Stalks of Celery, […]

Graveyard Dirt Cake

Ingredients: 8 ounces heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 8 ounces cream cheese or neufchatel, softened 3 cups milk Large box (5.9 ounce) instant chocolate or butterscotch pudding 1 – 15 ounce package Oreos (freeze them for an hour or so) Gummy worms, cookies, black decorating gel

Kale, Apple and Walnut Salad

Ingredients: Dressing: 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tsp of Whole Grain Mustard 2 Tbsp of Champagne Vinegar 1/2 tsp of Honey Salt and Pepper For the Salad: 1 Bunch of Kale, leaves removed from the stem and leaves cut into bite size pieces 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and sliced 1/4 cup […]

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Party Mix

1/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1 cup small pretzels 1 cup pecan halves 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts 2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal 1 tablespoon white sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt (Kosher salt works well) 1 cup dried cranberries and/or golden raisins

Milk Gelato (Italian Ice Cream)

400ml Milk (1.69 cups) 100ml Heavy Cream (3.4 fl oz) 80g Sugar (2.8 oz) 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Chocolate Square, optional

Apple Dumplings

Ingredients: For the Pie Crust: 3 cups of All Purpose Flour 10 Tbsp Cold Butter, cut into cubes 1/2 cup of Cold Vegetable Shortening, cut into cubes 1/2 tsp Salt 6 to 8 Tbsp of Ice Water For the Apples: 4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and halved 8 tsp of Butter Ground Cinnamon For the […]

Boneless Whole Turkey

For the stuffing I used: 1 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup finely minced onions, sautéed golden 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup turkey or chicken broth, or enough to moisten salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp chopped fresh sage 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 2 tsp […]

Blueberry & Orange Cake

Ingredients: 300g butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 cup almond meal 1/4 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1 1/2 cups blueberries 1/2 cup sliced almonds SYRUP 1 cup sugar 1 cup orange juice 1/4 cup orange rind

Pumpkin Granola Muffins

Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour 1 cup of Granulated Sugar 1 cup of Pumpkin Puree 1 tsp of Baking Soda 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder 1/4 tsp of Salt 1 Tbsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract 2 Eggs 1/4 cup of Vegetable Oil 1/4 cup of Whole Milk 1-1/2 […]

Lobster Newburg

Ingredients for 4 appetizer sized portions: 4 (4-oz) lobster tails 2 tbsp clarified butter (melted butter with the milky foam removed) 2 or 3 tbsp sherry or brandy salt to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 large egg yolks cayenne pepper to taste pinch of fresh grated nutmeg

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

INGREDIENTS For The Bread 500 g strong flour 1 tsp salt 7 g dried active yeast 350 ml luke warm water 1 handful extra flour For The Sandwich 1 knob salted butter, softened 1 heaped tsp english mustard 75 g mature cheddar 75 g gruyere 1 pinch dried or fresh oregano 1 dollop chutney to […]

Tortellini with Creamy Butternut Squash

Ingredients: 3 cups Cubed Butternut squash 1 Shallot, chopped Few Leaves of Fresh Sage 1/4 cup of Heavy Cream 1/2 cup of Freshly Grated Parmigiano Reggiano 8.8 oz Bag of Three Cheese Tortellini 5 cups of Vegetable Stock 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil Salt and Pepper, to taste

Bananas Foster

Ingredients for two portions: 2 bananas, peeled, cut in four pieces each 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 ounce Banana liqueur (mine was 17% alcohol) 2 ounces rum 2 pinches cinnamon 2 scoops vanilla ice cream

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