Native Chopped, Part 1

I support a charity organization in Denver called Denver Indian Health and Family Services. They provide a ton of physical and mental health services to Native American families in the Denver metro area, and have done so since the 1970s. Recently Brooke forwarded me an email from their email list that caught my eye. It… Continue reading Native Chopped, Part 1

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Todd’s healthier Independence Day potato salad

I’ve been trying to cook and eat healthier the past few months, to help support Brooke and me losing some weight. It’s been working, and I’ve been continually challenged to make lower-calorie versions of food I like that don’t taste like crap. So, when my box of pre-selected produce from the farmers market had potatoes,… Continue reading Todd’s healthier Independence Day potato salad

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green chile stew

I’m doing some digital spring cleaning, going through a bunch of random old notes on my computer. And I came across part of a recipe for green chile stew that I made up to reflect what I was making. This was meant to emulate the green chile stew I had at the View Restaurant at… Continue reading green chile stew

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spicy peanut sauce

I’m experimenting with PB2 powdered peanut butter today. Here’s my first recipe, for some spicy peanut sauce. This would go well on chicken tenders. Ingredients 4 Tbsp peanut butter powder 3 Tbsp water 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp sriracha 1 Tbsp rice vinegar Put it in a bowl and stir it all together. There’s… Continue reading spicy peanut sauce

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chocolate pizza

One nice thing about being out of work is I have lots more time to experiment in the kitchen. A few days ago I made “two-ingredient dough” for the first time. I made two batches, enough to make homemade bagels one day, with lots left over for another day. Today was that other day, and… Continue reading chocolate pizza

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muffin tin omelets

When I have time, some weekends I make muffin tin omelets, also sometimes called no-crust quiche. It makes it easy for me to have a high protein, low carb breakfast throughout the week. In the past, I’ve used a fairly shallow muffin tin. But that makes muffin tin omelets that aren’t quite enough to satisfy… Continue reading muffin tin omelets

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Todd’s cranberry ginger relish recipe

Todd’s Cranberry Ginger Relish Recipe This started as a recipe I found online and made for Thanksgiving sometime around 2000, and I’ve made it several times since then, slightly simplifying and improving it along the way. It’s fresh, vegan, gluten-free, and tasty. It requires no cooking, unlike Martha Stewart’s similar recipe. Ingredients Cranberries Buy one 12-ounce… Continue reading Todd’s cranberry ginger relish recipe

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Todd’s makeshift mocha latte recipe

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe. Well, actually, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. But it’s time for a recipe. I like coffee. And I occasionally like chocolate. But I prefer good coffee and dark chocolate. Also, I don’t have an espresso machine at home, so I can’t make… Continue reading Todd’s makeshift mocha latte recipe

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adobo chicken, borracho beans, and cilantro rice

I had some problems with our pressure cooker last night.  But once I got it working right, what emerged was pretty awesome.  I had it for lunch today and thought I should write down the recipe.  So here goes. The dish is made out of three main parts, and I’ll address each of those separately… Continue reading adobo chicken, borracho beans, and cilantro rice

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