There’s nothing much easier to cook up as a side dish than these scalloped potatoes. Perfect for any special occasion, or just to compliment an ordinary dinner, scalloped potatoes is a dish you can make with staple items found in your kitchen. Make sure you have potatoes, cheddar cheese, flour, and half-and-half, and you’re good to go.
Butternut Squash Soup – RV cooking
Living in an RV doesn’t mean that you can’t cook meals for yourself and your family. It just means you must make do with conventions – for this reason, high-speed blenders, instant pots, and crock-pots are the kitchen tools of choice for preparing meals in a limited space. The same goes for my family and I; six people in a small RV makes meal prep slightly different than those in houses with full sized kitchens.
In this recipe, for example, we’ll be making an extremely easy and quick to make soup with butternut squash, onions, garlic, and a few other healthy and basic ingredients. The soup will be piping hot and silky smooth, and all we’ll be using is a pan to saute and boil, and a Vitamix for pulsing everything into a smooth concoction.
Eating During Quarantine
As of yesterday, the state of California has issued a mandate, and now people are now being mandated to do what they’ve always done – stay at home and avoid society. Of course there’s always that minority who will miss the gyms and the face-to-face conversations (OK maybe most of us). If this describes you, then you’re probably wondering “can I still stay healthy during quarantine?” and, “is it humanly possible to binge-watch the entire Office TV show for the fifth time before quarantine is over?” To the latter, I’m not sure, but for those worrying about their health, I’d like to comfort you by explaining that it isn’t quite as hard as you think.
We’re finally warming up here, at least in Southern California, so now’s the time to pull out your frozen treats and cool drinks! Most of the time, though, your frozen treats may be things like Otterpops, which are little else than a mixture of corn-syrup and food coloring, or like Kool-Aid, which has ingredients that are impossible to pronounce, and also has food coloring. Sometimes your healthiest option is to make your own, and in this post, I have a recipe for Protein Popsicles! It’s exactly what it sounds like – popsicles with protein powder in them.
Summer Break! Eat for Health
Summer break is upon us! It’s time to start evaluating the way we’re eating, and start making healthy and sustainable choices. This is more important than it may sound; the food we put into our bodies affects our health directly; our stress levels, our mental health, our energy, and our whole physical well-being.
It’s time to fuel your body properly for all your summer activities!
Often it is very time consuming to prepare entire healthy meals three times a day from scratch, while also making sure you’re getting all of the numerous nutrients your body needs to function at its peak.
I recently found a solution to this via a nutrition program that offers complete meal shakes, specifically balanced with all the nutrients your body needs in each one. Each complete meal shake ends up being under $3.
I take two of these each day, leaving myself with one regular food meal per day to prepare for myself, as well as healthy snacks in between. What I like about this program is that its not a diet; it’s simply a program that showers your body daily with pure nutrition, which naturally aids in the building of lean muscle, and weight loss.
If you could spend under $3 for each of your meals, with no prep and no shopping, while also losing 10-20 pounds in your very first month, would you do it?
Check out all the information on my program’s website, and contact me if you have any questions!
Lemon Cucumber Smoothie
Lemon Berry Smoothie
Lemon Berry Smoothie; sweet and simple, with a few common ingredients, and, being a smoothie, largely up to your personal tastes and creativity.
Try with berries, mangoes, or pineapples. Try with spinach, lettuce, kale. Almond milk, coconut milk, cow milk, or just water. Feel free to experiment with this simple recipe , and enjoy!
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This easy chicken recipe can also be referred to as one-pot chicken, it’s that simple! It has a delicious and thick balsamic sauce with pungent smell mixed with garlic. Enjoy with a side of brussel sprouts, green beans, or other vegetable side of your choice!
The chicken I decided to use for this recipe was chicken thighs, not only because I personally like dark meat over white, since it is darker, it is usually moister, and boneless thighs are usually thinner than boneless chicken breast.
I also am going to start posting a poem per post from now on, so here’s the next one: (if you hate poetry, skip to recipe below)
This poem is actually food related in some sense, as it is an unrealistic and humorous account of the ‘danger’ of microwaves:
Microwaves Are Harmful POEM
By Michael Metzler Jr.
Microwaves are harmful,
Don’t let anyone fool you,
They are full of electricity,
And worst of all; the flu
But more than anything else
Microwaves are inactive
In good consumer reports
And also radioactive
So if you dare put food
In this hazardous box of metal
You may as well try something different
Perhaps munch on a rose petal
For if you use this thing
And from it hot food eat,
You are as good as dead
As an unused brown golf cleat.
So if you own a microwave
If you bought it from a store
Please just throw it away at once
And we won’t bug you more.
So for your information,
In case you want to clap,
Please try our new product:
A brand new Food-o-Zap!
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Hello all, thanks for tuning in on today’s recipe! This one is a really really awesome sandwich that you can make at home–it is full of healthy good protein and offers a healthy lunch.
You also have the option to make-ahead if that’s how you like doing things. The protein in here is simple: Boiled eggs and meat. (In this recipe I use pastrami, but you can use whatever meat you so desire.)
This method of eating is important for those of you who, admittedly, rarely eat wholesome foods because (like me) you are picky, or are constantly on the go and simply grab whatever is within reach.
A tip for those who like throwing things together quickly: Boil lots of eggs and slice them ahead of time. This way, you can simply throw everything on your sandwich when it’s time to consume.
OK, now for a bit of NEWS. As you might know, not only do I like making food, but I like writing, so I decided to shake things up a bit on my food blog and and start including not only a recipe but also a poem I wrote before I give the recipe (below):
Ok here it goes: (if you hate poetry you can skip down to my recipe)
The Seasons by Michael Metzler JR
Spring grows most plants in rocky soil,
It takes new life to withered things.
Death defying through turmoil,
And to new life it spreads and clings.
Summer swathes the world in heat
It drapes the land around in glow
It bakes the clay and warms the feet
It is not spring and is not snow.
Autumn brings a yellow air,
It scatters orange like the sand.
Sprinkling leaves as though to share.
It is most glorious and grand.
Winter veers around the bow
With clutching hands and stale breath
It swarms the earth in clear-white snow
It brings no warmth and sometimes death.
Here’s the recipe for my PROTEIN SANDWICH:
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Looking for a quick, healthy, and easy make-ahead breakfast recipe?
Among other things, eggs are an awesome way to go, and if you are tired of simply making scrambled or fried or poached eggs every single morning, then quiche is an amazing use of eggs. Quiche is easy to whip up, and works great as a make-ahead breakfast. This means you can freeze it at least a month ahead of time. Because of this, you have the option of making a few quiches and storing them in the freezer, bringing one out each time you need one. Plus, it tastes delicious!
This particular quiche recipe isn’t anything fancy; merely a whipping up of eggs, milk and spices, and then poured over a couple essentials: ham and cheese. But this recipe can give you a base to build off of. You can improvise and add spinach and/or broccoli, and certainly bacon, or turkey, you name it. There are countless ways to tweak quiche to your taste.
So try this quiche recipe and let me know how you like it!
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Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies are amazingly simple to make, and require no special ingredients other than the peanut butter. The result it a perfectly chewy cookie with a rich peanut butter flavor.
Try these for yourself. (recipe makes approximately 36 cookies)
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Breakfast Egg Muffins
These Egg Muffins are an awesome way to have a quick and healthy breakfast. You can also make these ahead of time, and plan out a few mornings worth.
They are relatively easy and quick to make and require basic ingredients like hash browns, lots of eggs, cheese, and sausage.
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