My favorite types of foods have changed a bit of late as I have moved away from a meat-based diet. Here are my current top five favorite foods. This post started as a list of my top five favorite foods, but I thought I would add to it. The 50 recipes are below this brief introduction. Enjoy!

#1 – Stir Fry – Stir fry or foods cooked in a wok I suppose, really makes me feel good about what I am eating and making for my family. Replacing the meat with tofu amplifies this effect, especially with some sweet and spicy sauce, basmati rice, and an ice-cold Sapporo or tea. stir fry Can have almost anything in it, which makes it a great way to clear out the fridge.

#2 – Pizza – Pizza is so versatile. My favorite is pineapple, red onions and spinach. I enjoy a good margarita pizza as well, with some bruschetta and maybe a medium-bodied Chianti.

#3 – Smoothies – Fruit smoothies are definitely my jam these days. I switched from coffee to smoothies in the morning recently and I have made some considerable gains on muscle by loading it with whey protein and fresh/frozen fruits, pomegranate juice, and a little bit of coconut milk.

#4 – Deserts – Thankfully my doctor has not told me I need to cut these out of my diet…yet. Of late, I have been getting into bakery pastries and such. Tiramisu, fruit tarts and crème brûlée top the list.

#5 – Homemade Soup – It is hard to beat some well-crafted homemade soup or chili. Soup makes for a great appetizer or main course and of course, cab have anything in it. Brócoli cheese, clam chowder, chicken noodles, and French onion are probably my top 4.

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Top 10 Smoothie Recipies (Chat GPT)

  1. Tropical Paradise Smoothie:
    • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
    • 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup of coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
  2. Green Goddess Smoothie:
    • 1 cup of spinach
    • 1/2 avocado
    • 1/2 cucumber
    • 1 cup of almond milk
    • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  3. Berry Blast Smoothie:
    • 1 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
    • 1 cup of almond milk
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
  4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie:
    • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
    • 1 banana
    • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
    • 1 cup of milk (dairy or plant-based)
    • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  5. Minty Watermelon Cooler:
    • 2 cups of watermelon chunks
    • 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1 cup of coconut water
    • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
  6. Peachy Keen Smoothie:
    • 2 ripe peaches
    • 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
    • 1 cup of orange juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • Ice cubes
  7. Detox Green Tea Smoothie:
    • 1 green tea bag, brewed and cooled
    • 1 cup of spinach
    • 1/2 cucumber
    • 1/2 lemon (juice and zest)
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
  8. Blueberry Banana Oat Smoothie:
    • 1 cup of blueberries
    • 1 banana
    • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
    • 1 cup of almond milk
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
  9. Mango Peach Sunrise Smoothie:
    • 1 cup of mango chunks
    • 1 cup of peach slices
    • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
    • 1/2 cup of orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  10. Raspberry Almond Delight:
    • 1 cup of raspberries
    • 1/4 cup of almond butter
    • 1 cup of almond milk
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract

Top 10 Stir Fry Recipies (Chat GPT)

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  1. Classic Chicken Stir-Fry: Ingredients: Chicken breast, broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil.
  2. Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Beef strips, broccoli florets, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil.
  3. Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Shrimp, snap peas, red bell pepper, bok choy, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger.
  4. Vegetarian Tofu Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Firm tofu, mixed vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, broccoli, snap peas), soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil.
  5. Honey Ginger Pork Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Pork tenderloin, snow peas, mushrooms, honey, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil.
  6. Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Ground chicken, Thai basil, red chili peppers, garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar.
  7. Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Chicken, cashews, bell peppers, snap peas, soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, ginger.
  8. Mongolian Beef Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Flank steak, scallions, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar.
  9. Lemon Pepper Shrimp Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Shrimp, asparagus, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, black pepper.
  10. Sesame Orange Tofu Stir-Fry:
    • Ingredients: Firm tofu, bell peppers, broccoli, orange zest, orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic.
  11. Ingredients: Chicken breast, broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil.

These stir-fry recipes cover a range of flavors and ingredients, from classic options to more exotic choices. Feel free to customize them to your taste and enjoy the delicious results.

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Top 10 Desserts (Chat GPT)

Certainly! Here’s a list of 10 delicious desserts you can make at home:

  1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies:
    • You can’t go wrong with warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies. They’re a timeless favorite.
  2. Homemade Brownies:
    • Fudgy and rich, brownies are a crowd-pleaser. Add nuts or swirl in caramel for extra decadence.
  3. Apple Crisp:
    • A warm apple crisp with a buttery, crumbly topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect comfort dessert.
  4. Cheesecake:
    • Whether you prefer classic New York-style or a creative twist with flavors like raspberry or chocolate, cheesecake is a special treat.
  5. Tiramisu:
    • This Italian dessert layers coffee-soaked ladyfingers with mascarpone cheese and cocoa for a delightful, creamy dessert.
  6. Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing:
    • A refreshing and healthy dessert option that’s also simple to prepare.
  7. Panna Cotta:
    • A creamy Italian dessert that’s easy to make and can be served with a variety of fruit coulis or chocolate sauce.
  8. Homemade Ice Cream:
    • Experiment with different flavors and mix-ins to create your own unique ice cream at home.
  9. Lemon Bars:
    • Tangy and sweet lemon bars with a buttery shortbread crust are a delightful citrusy dessert.
  10. Chocolate Fondue:
    • Melted chocolate for dipping a variety of fruits, marshmallows, and other treats can make for a fun and interactive dessert.

Top 10 Homemade Pizza Recipies (Chat GPT)

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  1. Margherita Pizza:
    • Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil on a thin, crispy crust.
  2. Pepperoni Pizza:
    • Classic tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and slices of pepperoni on a hand-tossed or thin crust.
  3. Vegetarian Supreme Pizza:
    • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, onions, black olives, mushrooms, and spinach on a hand-tossed crust.
  4. BBQ Chicken Pizza:
    • BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, red onion, bell peppers, and a mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  5. Hawaiian Pizza:
    • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham or Canadian bacon, pineapple chunks, and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.
  6. Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza:
    • Pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and arugula on a thin, crispy crust.
  7. White Pizza with Spinach and Garlic:
    • Olive oil and minced garlic base, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, sautéed spinach, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  8. Mushroom and Truffle Oil Pizza:
    • Creamy mushroom sauce, mixed mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, and a drizzle of truffle oil.
  9. Buffalo Chicken Pizza:
    • Buffalo sauce, diced chicken, red onion, and a mix of mozzarella and blue cheese.
  10. Mediterranean Pizza:
    • Tzatziki sauce, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red onion, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes on a pita bread crust.

Top 10 Homemade Soup Recipies

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  1. Chicken Noodle Soup:
    • Classic comfort food with tender chicken, egg noodles, carrots, celery, and flavorful broth.
  2. Tomato Basil Soup:
    • A rich and creamy tomato soup with fresh basil for a burst of flavor.
  3. Butternut Squash Soup:
    • Creamy and slightly sweet, this soup is perfect for the fall season and can be garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds.
  4. Minestrone Soup:
    • A hearty Italian vegetable soup with beans, pasta, and a savory tomato-based broth.
  5. Lentil Soup:
    • Nutrient-packed lentils, vegetables, and spices in a warm and comforting broth.
  6. Potato Leek Soup:
    • Creamy and mild with the natural sweetness of leeks and the heartiness of potatoes.
  7. Chili:
    • A spicy and hearty stew made with ground meat, beans, tomatoes, and a blend of chili spices.
  8. Broccoli Cheddar Soup:
    • Creamy and cheesy soup with tender broccoli florets for a comforting and filling meal.
  9. Thai Tom Yum Soup:
    • A hot and sour soup with shrimp, mushrooms, lemongrass, and a mix of aromatic Thai flavors.
  10. Vegetable Pho:
    • A fragrant Vietnamese noodle soup with an aromatic broth, rice noodles, and an array of fresh vegetables and herbs.

These soup recipes offer a range of flavors and ingredients to suit various preferences and dietary requirements. Enjoy making and savoring these homemade soups!

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14 responses to “50 Great Recipies to Try at Home Right Now”

  1. Very interesting that you used Chat GPT to generate your list of food. I am still looking askance at AI as a writing adjunct, although I am using it in a college class I am taking (as little as possible). Anyway, great blog, beautiful photos!

    1. Thanks! I feel like it is (cheating) a bit, but there is no way I have time to consistently produce long-form content and chatgpt is so good at research tasks. Its like having a reaearch assistant!

  2. That chocolate peanut butter protein smoothie sounds great!

    1. For real! Peanut butter is a great source of protein!

  3. Since long I was born and grew up, my favorite food used to be meat. having followed recent risen diseases like; Brunelleschi, I stopped taking much of it and shifted to fish to serve as protein provider. Of late, having been diagnosed by a doctor recently, I was found to have been attacked by ulcers.
    This led my change of diet again. Having done my own research, I discovered that if you use carrot when cooking Githeri – traditional Kikuyu tribe’s meal, it reduces acidity at a certain reasonable level. So, I have gone back to that mixture of maize and beans food known as Githeri.

  4. Well, put as usual, sir.
    I am going to try the smoothie too🫡

    1. Nice, let me know what you think!

  5. Can’t wait to try your Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie!

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