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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 is bad form to give yourself a nickname but when it fits, it 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!"


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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    No meety bolls here, either, but those egg cups are sooooo good. I make a dozen to grab-n-go during the week. GOOD EATS!
    719 days ago
    Thanks for all the recipes. The Potato Bake looks very good. I copied it and will try for breakfast tomorrow. emoticon
    1098 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2015 2:14:09 PM
    I love making egg cups like those. Thanks for the great post!
    1429 days ago
  • GINA180847
    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.
    1436 days ago
  • TMCAT1129
    YUM!!! Thanks for sharing! Your recipes sound sooooo good!
    1456 days ago
    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
    1456 days ago
    So cool !!! Your a super dad & cook ! Way to go emoticon
    1456 days ago
    Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! Thank you!
    1456 days ago
    That was fun! I love a good food blog and yours was great!
    1457 days ago
    1457 days ago
    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
    1457 days ago
    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!
    1457 days ago
    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

    1458 days ago
    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
    1458 days ago
    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!
    1460 days ago
    I just ate dinner and I'm salivating! That food looks AMAZING! I'm definitely going to try the egg muffins!
    1461 days ago
    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!
    1461 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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    1461 days ago
    emoticon Looks and sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon
    1461 days ago
  • JAMER123
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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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    1461 days ago
    Absolutely I'm going to make the egg muffins and the mason jar mix.

    THANK YOU!!!


    1461 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    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
    1461 days ago
    I am a vegan so I'll pass on your culinary expertise...LOL
    1461 days ago
  • TMW54812
    Great blog! Though it made me hungry so I had my dinner salad
    Will definitely try the potatos. emoticon
    1462 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    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...

    1462 days ago
    Sounds and looks sooooo yummy!! My tummy goes RAWR!
    1462 days ago
  • SBFT84
    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
    1462 days ago

    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 -
    1462 days ago
    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
    1462 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    You never cease to amaze, Brad! Thanks for sharing . . . can never have enough healthy recipe ideas. Can't wait to try them!
    1462 days ago
    Love your name! That is awesome! And your food looks super yummy too!
    1462 days ago
    Sounds and looks emoticon
    1462 days ago
  • NHES220
    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.
    1462 days ago
    Looks like some good ideas. Looking forward to more of these recipe posts. Always need fresh ideas!

    1462 days ago
  • GABY1948
    These are GREAT...thanks for sharing them and have a GREAT weekend!
    1462 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    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.
    1462 days ago
    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!
    1462 days ago
    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!
    1462 days ago
    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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    1462 days ago
    1462 days ago
    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!
    1462 days ago
  • THOMS1
    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
    1462 days ago
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    1462 days ago
    emoticon recipe ideas! Easy, too!! Thanks, Chef! emoticon
    1462 days ago
  • KANOE10
    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.

    1462 days ago
    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.
    1462 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/23/2014 8:41:50 AM
    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
    1462 days ago
    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!

    1462 days ago
    Looks very good. I will have to try those eggs.......
    1462 days ago
    emoticon Wow, I've never thought of making a smoothie with oatmeal.

    I want your egg muffins and potatoes for breakfast! emoticon
    1462 days ago
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