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Cauliflower Chowder

Soup 2 large medium head cauliflower, broken into florets 4-5 medium carrots, shredded or diced 1 cup finely chopped celery 4 medium peeled and diced potatoes 8 cups water (or stock) 2 tablespoon beef or chicken soup base 1 large finely chopped onion 1 entire garlic, finely chopped 1 can creamed corn Parmesan cheese (serve with) […]

Fish Soup

In large soup pot Make stock – make stock with lobster soup base, celery leaf , chopped onion, entire chopped garlic, fresh basil, fresh oregano,  carrots, lemon juice, etc Have chopped and ready to go: 1 medium onion – finely diced 30 okra, remove ends, chop in thirds 3 large tomatoes – core and slice 2 […]

Black Bean BBQ Soup

  Have leftover ribs after your big weekend cookout? Make black bean, BBQ soup!! I’ve done with with both: One rack of ribs, chopped individually + one smoked chicken breast – cubed AND About the same amount of chopped brisket (add ½ up front, ½ later)  Start in slow cooker one slow cooker for (total time […]

Vichyssoise Recipe

Note: This 8-10 large servings of soup – it’s a lot  of soup. Note again: Vichyssoise is traditionally served cold. It’s alright to be a little crazy and and eat it hot too. Bam! Potato-leek soup! Ingredients ~15 finely diced medium size yellow potatoes 2/3  stick of butter 1 dozen leeks, cleaned and cut into […]

Chicken Penne Pasta

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts cut into 1/3rds  (strips) – marinade in something good + soy sauce for a couple hours Penne pasta – med-large box Large onion diced 2 yellow squash cut into 1/4 wedges 3 large tomatoes – diced 2-3 cups baby bell mushrooms  – sliced Fresh basil – chopped Fresh oregano – chopped […]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips

Ingredients 1 lbs. chicken tenders (about 10 chicken tenders) 10 strips bacon, sliced in half length-wise ) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons chili powder 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed Directions Preheat convection oven to 400F convection, […]

Salmon Cupcakes

Ingredients 4-5 strips bacon – crispy – save fat!!!! 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 eggs – beaten 2/3 cup mayonnaise (2/3 cup Greek Yogurt) 1/2 cup small diced mozzarella cheese  3 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon natural sugar 1/2 lemon zest or lemon pepper will do 1.5 lb cooked salmon checked for large bones 1  cup bread crumbs […]

Egg & Bacon Cupcakes

Cook bacon – almost all the way done  – leave a little fat on the ends – crispy in the middle Preheat large convection oven to 350F In cupcake tray, add piece of bread  – shove down, so it does not displace the egg later Add cooked bacon – better with more bacon Crack egg […]

Semi-Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

 (Eliminating steps –mostly for my own documentation – Contact me with questions)  Make 1.5 dishes (freezes well –  I normally freeze the (0.5) small casserole dish)  2 large eggplants – sliced 1/4” thin 1 block gruyere cheese 1 package of fresh mozzarella 3 cups of shredded parmesan 24 oz of greek yogurt 2 eggs 1 […]

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

2 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices 2 lb shrimp peeled and de-veined (optional – marinaded in lemon juice and pepper) 4 x green onions, sliced, white and green parts chopped 1  x 14 ounce can stewed tomatoes with juice 3   stalks celery chopped 2 x Lemon juice 1 1/2 x head garlic […]