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The Kitchen Adventures Of Chef Boyar 'B'


Friday, May 23, 2014



That is the Swedish Chef and he is my Culinary Hero! Some claim that he is the original Iron Chef...and by some, I mean me! With that in mind, I gave myself a nickname back about a year and a half ago when I originally posted a few blogs about what I was eating while losing weight. I think all of like 4 people actually was reading them back then so I thought I would give it a bit of a reboot.

I know, I know...it is bad form to give yourself a nickname but when it fits, it fits...am I right? Don't everyone agree all at once now! Oh right, I almost forgot the nickname! (drumroll) It is Chef Boyar 'B'! (right, I guess the title gave it away lol) Catchy right? Hard to believe someone hadn't thought of something like that before...

As some of you may know, I do enjoy spending time in the kitchen. I enjoy trying to make new and creative things that are healthy. Sometimes that will be something that I may have not liked before so I try to make it better or it may be something that I am trying to make it a healthier version of so I can enjoy it now and get that satisfaction of food I was craving. I know people are always looking for healthy recipes so I thought I would share a few that have worked for me!

I know what you are really thinking, "Yea, yea, enough Boyar 'B' and get to sharing the recipes already!" So as my hero The Swedish Chef would say, "Jaaa!! FlaggPunsch ees on me! Surströmming und meety bolls forr eveeryvan!"

Huh?

I have no idea what that actually means, but I do know, there were not meety bolls forr eveeryvan being produced in my kitchen! But what I did produce in my kitchen...

#1 Egg Muffins



Each one is 1/4 cup of Egg Beaters Egg Whites, diced green peppers, red peppers, orange peppers, yellow peppers, red onion, baby spinach, crushed red pepper, pepper, and a splash of hot sauce.



I have never been one to add veggies to my eggs but I am really happy with how this turned out! They are very good and are simple and easy to warm up! They have been a staple in my diet for breakfast for 2 years now!

#2 Roasted Red Potatoes



Cut up 2 lbs of red potatoes. Microwave in water for 20 minutes to soften potatoes. Strain. Mix with olive oil, pepper, oregano, basil, onion powder (or minced onion), garlic powder (or minced garlic), and hot sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 60 minutes on 350.

These potatoes turned out really well! They had a lot of flavor. You could always leave out the hot sauce for something more mild. They are also good mixed in with the eggs and can be combined in a wrap of some sorts if you'd prefer.

#3 Oatmeal Fruit Smoothies



In my blender, I combined 1 cup of mixed frozen berries (blue, raspberry, black), 1 can of pineapple chunks, 12 oz of blood orange greek yogurt, 6 oz vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup coconut almond milk, and 1 1/2 cups dry old fashioned oats.

These are awesome! I pour them in mason jars and throw them in the freezer for the week. When I want one, I set it out ahead of time and it thaws. Using the mason jars also allows for fewer dishes! BONUS!

My typical week consists of me cooking on the weekend (usually Sunday) and preparing my food for the whole week. I like to make things that are healthy and easy for me to pack with me and warm up through the week. It is what I have done for over 2 years now and it is what works for me!

Hopefully you all might find some of this interesting and helpful and give it a shot yourself! Who says healthy cooking can't be fun? I will be sharing more in the coming weeks if you are interested and I would love to hear from anyone who trys to make any of these and tell me what they think!

I would end with something poetic from The Swedish Chef but nobody understands that guy anyways!

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ACHANSO 6/25/2014 4:12PM

    I love making egg cups like those. Thanks for the great post!

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GINA180847 6/18/2014 12:03PM

    I have always loved the Swedish chef. He always made me laugh. Love all the recipes though the smoothie sounds weird. The egg muffin and roast potatos sound great though would have to take a miss on the hot sauce for hubby.

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TMCAT1129 5/29/2014 11:50AM

    YUM!!! Thanks for sharing! Your recipes sound sooooo good!

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PYNETREE 5/29/2014 8:15AM

    We do oven roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, then, usually throw in quartered onions and baby carrots, sometimes I sneak a parsnip or turnip into the mix. Everything taste better toasted.

But have been reading the egg cups everywhere .. so maybe now, I'll break down and try them.

Thanks Chef Boyar B!! emoticon

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SPARKONSKATES 5/29/2014 6:34AM

    So cool !!! Your a super dad & cook ! Way to go emoticon

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WWLIFETIME1 5/28/2014 10:09PM

    Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! Thank you!

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QUEEN-EYDIE 5/28/2014 5:39PM

    That was fun! I love a good food blog and yours was great!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 5/28/2014 10:47AM

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WEWRTFO 5/27/2014 10:23PM

    Thanks for the idea here Brad. emoticon Soon I will be too busy with haying to cook my egg breakfast like I want. So today I combined my egg beaters, egg, chopped peppers, onions, mushrooms, cilantro, sweet potato, cheese and made a couple of egg bakes. Enough for 6 large breakfast to heat up and go in the mornings. Breakfast, largest and most important meal of the day, starting out with eggs and vegetables can't be beat, very satisfying and makes the rest of day go easy. emoticon

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DUXGRL1 5/27/2014 8:53PM

    I've been out of the loop for a month and am catching up! These look great...I am a big believer in preparing a batch of things ahead of time. Definitely will try these!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 5/27/2014 3:52PM

    Gerflurken shnerzy verner-floo! I'm sure you get that! BUT, *I* will tell you these are cool ideas, thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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NEWTEXDEBBIE 5/27/2014 10:53AM

    TY Brad, the recipes look great and I have issues with liquid egg whites. This actually looks like something I will absolutely love! I'm excited over the potatoes as well. TY for giving me a much need boost to get my rump in gear! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 5/25/2014 11:56AM

    YUM! Looks delish!!! Those egg muffins are HUGE! I'm going to try them again...those would keep me full until lunch for sure!! :-) Thanks for sharing Boyar B! ;-) Ha ha!

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XXSOLA_FIDEXX 5/24/2014 5:06PM

    I just ate dinner and I'm salivating! That food looks AMAZING! I'm definitely going to try the egg muffins!

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SERENE-BEAN 5/24/2014 5:33AM

    I want to try it all! I don't cover my roasted potatoes. Wonder if it will affect the texture. Just one way to find out, I guess!

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KOHINOOR2 5/23/2014 11:08PM

    emoticon Looks and sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 5/23/2014 10:35PM

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I enjoyed your blog but have a question regarding the potatoes. I /microwave potatoes all the time and it takes only 7-8 mins. I usually quarter one so much larger than yours. I wonder if 20 minutes is a little too long. Otherwise the potatoes sound great and I am certainly going to try them!!
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REGILIEH 5/23/2014 10:33PM

    Absolutely I'm going to make the egg muffins and the mason jar mix.

THANK YOU!!!

Hugs!

Anne

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HOLLYM48 5/23/2014 8:35PM

    All of those look really good. I would probably leave out the hot sauce in the eggs but would like to try it in the potatoes. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 5/23/2014 8:32PM

    I am a vegan so I'll pass on your culinary expertise...LOL

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TMW54812 5/23/2014 7:34PM

    Great blog! Though it made me hungry so I had my dinner salad early...lol
Will definitely try the potatos. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 5/23/2014 7:30PM

    Being Norwegian, I sort of feel a connection to the Swedish chef! I LOVE your egg dish! Makes me hungry!

I read your blogs every time I see one, so I will be watching and waiting with a watering mouth...
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READINGGAL 5/23/2014 6:48PM

    Sounds and looks sooooo yummy!! My tummy goes RAWR!

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SHERRYBETH84 5/23/2014 3:14PM

    Thanks for the laugh and the recepies ! The eggs are a great idea! I had never seen that, and they are portable... So amazing. Thanks, again

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COLOR-BLUE 5/23/2014 2:09PM

    Brad,

emoticon on the Swedish Chef!!! Your recipes sound AMAZING and I'm definitely going to try them. ALL OF THEM!!! Now, in the smoothie recipe you mention 1 cup coconut almond milk. Now, I've heard of coconut milk, and almond milk, but not coconut almond milk. Where do I find that in the store?

Thanks for sharing!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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NASFKAB 5/23/2014 12:42PM

  loved the idea about the eggs must do them with other veggies as peppers are too expensive for me as I live in Bangladesh but something can be done but using yolks

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CAROL_31649731 5/23/2014 12:30PM

    You never cease to amaze, Brad! Thanks for sharing . . . can never have enough healthy recipe ideas. Can't wait to try them!

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ARUNNINGKAT 5/23/2014 12:22PM

    Love your name! That is awesome! And your food looks super yummy too!

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CINDHOLM 5/23/2014 12:13PM

    Sounds and looks emoticon

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NHES220 5/23/2014 11:50AM

    My husband, the cook in our family, loves the Swedish chef. Of course he is part Swedish from his ancestry. Those potatoes look very tasty! Thanks for sharing.

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MAESTROSHASHA 5/23/2014 11:32AM

    Looks like some good ideas. Looking forward to more of these recipe posts. Always need fresh ideas!



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GABY1948 5/23/2014 11:32AM

    These are GREAT...thanks for sharing them and have a GREAT weekend!

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LINDAK25 5/23/2014 11:21AM

    Hey, thanks! I used to cook on the weekends, too. But now I'm retired and I don't have to do that. I still do prep work ahead of time, though. It's so nice to have veggies that are chopped and ready to go. When I make potatoes for breakfast, I use left over baked potatoes that I slice and crisp up in a sauté pan with onions and peppers. I like to roast potatoes in the oven. I use the same ingredients you do for your potatoes, but I don't cover them. I just throw them on a foil lined cookie sheet in a single layer and roast them at 450 degrees for 35 minutes or until they're done. Love the eggs and veggies. We've been scrambling the egg beaters and adding 14 grams of cheddar cheese (per serving). I add precooked sautéed mushrooms and onions. The cheese seems to make the egg fluffier. By adding the cheese it balances the meal better, so the carb/fat/protein ratio is 50/30/20 when you add a piece of toast. Interesting smoothie. I've never thought to add oatmeal. I've have to give that a try.

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IMLOCOLINDA 5/23/2014 11:00AM

    I am a huge fan of the Muppets so I've loved the Swedish Chef for many, many years!! I also make the quiche muffins-bought the silicone muffin cups so I didn't have to oil the tins and it's worked out great. They are the perfect breakfast whether in a hurry or just lingering around with the newspaper! Great blog, Brad. You're such a great inspiration to so many!

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SUSIEMT 5/23/2014 10:33AM

    Thanks for the tip on adding the veggies to the egg whites! Also the roasted red potatoes sound delish! Can't wait to try them!

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LDANIELS17 5/23/2014 9:59AM

    Hey Chef Boyar B I love it! I think I will try red potatoes mixed with egg and have that for breakfast. I've been looking for different healthy recipes and this blog has helped. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

Always an inspiration Brad!

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PEZMOM1 5/23/2014 9:38AM

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 5/23/2014 9:31AM

    emoticon I cook on the weekend for the week ahead. It's what I've done for years and it works for me as well. I appreciate your tasty sounding new recipes!

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THOMS1 5/23/2014 9:31AM

    We use all whites from Costco and we seem to like them better than the egg beaters. It's funny but, in all the years of making these I never thought to add the veggies. Thanks for the tip. I usually buy the flatout flat bread from Costco also and put two in and make a wrap out of it or otherwise use a whole wheat english muffin. Your roasted red potatoes sound great also. Thanks again for the recipes. emoticon

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BLACK-PRINCESS 5/23/2014 9:26AM

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NILLAPEPSI 5/23/2014 8:48AM

    emoticon recipe ideas! Easy, too!! Thanks, Chef! emoticon

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KANOE10 5/23/2014 8:47AM

    I love your recipes. I really like having things made ahead for the week, so I can just grab them. The muffins look fun and easy. I like the smoothies.


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SIMONEKP 5/23/2014 8:41AM

    You and I do the same thing, I cook all my meals for the week on Sundays. I make the egg muffins too but I'm not a fan of cooked spinach so I use kale. Sometimes I cook up 3-5 slices of bacon, crumble it when it gets crisp and add to the mix. When I'm really not in the mood to pull out the muffin pan, I use the same mix to make a fritata.

I love potatoes, I don't boil mine first, I just dice them up, add a little salt and pepper, spritz them with olive oil and into a 375 degrees oven they go for 30 minutes or so.

Oh, forgot to say, sadly, I don't have the cool nickname, maybe you can come up with one for me.

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BRAINYBLONDE5 5/23/2014 8:35AM

  emoticon this blog made me laugh out loud!!!! love your enthusiasm and love those recipes! they look delicious and easy which is something I need! thank you for sharing!!! emoticon emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/23/2014 8:29AM

    Love the mason jars idea--I've got a ton from my parents and can already see about a half dozen possibilities!

Thanks, Chef. FlaggPunsch ees on me! Surströmming und meety bolls for you too!




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SEABREEZE65 5/23/2014 8:10AM

    Looks very good. I will have to try those eggs.......

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MARILYNROBERT 5/23/2014 7:57AM

    emoticon Wow, I've never thought of making a smoothie with oatmeal.

I want your egg muffins and potatoes for breakfast! emoticon

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NELLJONES 5/23/2014 7:56AM

    One of the greatest joys of retirement is being able to enjoy cooking every day. Believe it or not, though, it still requires a great deal of planning.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 5/23/2014 7:50AM

    These are all ideas.....plus I love your enthusiasm, energy,and attitude about cooking.
Unfortunately, mine tanked. Can you freeze the egg muffins?

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