Chef Tee’s Grilled Zucchini Vegetable Medley

Serves 4 to 6grilled veg, potato medley
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 2 zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 lb. red bliss potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Heat grill to medium high.
  2. In medium pot, boil potatoes in salted water for 5 minutes until partially done; drain; cool slightly; cut in halves.
  3. In large bowl, add partially cooked potatoes, rest of ingredients; toss until all are coated w/oil.
  4. Put vegetables on grill; cook until tender; remove; roughly chop; serve.

Chef Tee’s Grilled Naan Pizza w/Artichoke Vegetable Medley

Serves 1 to 2grilled artichoke veg, potato medley naan pizza
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5-to-10 minutes

  • 1 Naan
  • Olive oil
  • ½ cup Grilled Zucchini Vegetable Medley
  • Grilled artichoke heart, roughly chopped (directions – cut artichoke in half lengthwise; toss in little olive oil, season w/Salt & Pepper; put cut side down on grill preheated to medium high; cook covered until artichoke leaves are dark brown; remove all leaves until left w/tender heart; chop)
  • 2 Tbsps. grilled onion, roughly chopped (directions – put half onion on hot grill; cook covered for a few minutes or until char marks form)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsps. goat cheese, crumbled or ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Basil, chopped


  1. Heat grill to medium high.
  2. In large bowl, toss together Grilled Zucchini Vegetable Medley, grilled artichoke heart, onion, lemon zest.
  3. Brush oil on one side of naan; top oiled side w/grilled zucchini, artichoke mixture, cheese.
  4. Put naan, topping side up, on hot grill; cook covered until naan bottom is charred, cheese melts (about 5-to-10 minutes).
  5. Garnish w/basil.
  6. Serve w/your favorite salad.

Chef Tee’s Cucumber Salad

Makes about 2 cups S n p logo
Prep time: 5 minutes; no cooking time

  • 1 European cucumber
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, cut into ¼ -inch slices
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar (or to taste)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise; spoon out seeds; discard seeds; slice cucumber halves into ¼ -inch slices; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, add cucumber slices, rest of ingredients; toss.

Chef Tee’s Wild Mushroom, Baby Arugula and Endive Salad

Serves 4
Prep time: 5 – to – 10 minutes; cooking time: 5 minutes
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  • 2 cups favorite assorted wild mushrooms (I recommend shitake, crimini, oyster)
  • 1 lb. baby arugula, washed
  • 1 Belgian endive
  • 2 Tbsps. sliced shallots
  • 2 Tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. basil, chopped
  • Truffle salt to taste (can substitute kosher salt)
  • Pepper to taste
  • ¼ lb. Manchego cheese (aka Spanish Parmesan)
  • Vinaigrette


  1. Cut endive in half, remove v-shaped core, discard core, cut halves into thin slices; set aside.
  2. In large skillet, cook mushrooms, shallots, olive oil over medium heat (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly until mushrooms begin to caramelize and become crisp.
  3. Add parsley, basil, Salt & Pepper; set aside.
  4. In large bowl, combine arugula, endive.
  5. Evenly divide salad among 4 salad plates; top each plate with ¼ cup mushrooms, vinaigrette; garnish with cheese; serve.

Brian’s Broiled Asparagus w/Parmesan Cheese

Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 5 minutesLiz West @ flickr


  • 1 bunch of asparagus with stems trimmed
  • 2 Tbsps. olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Place asparagus in shallow casserole dish.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over asparagus.
  3. Season with Salt & Pepper; top with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Broil on low for about 5 minutes.

*Photo credit: liz west @

Cilantro Salad

Makes about 1 ½ cupsS n p logo

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves w/stems
  • 1 Tbsp. scallions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsps. orange marmalade (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. chirashi (or to taste)


  1. In medium bowl, toss all ingredients, except marmalade and chirashi.
  2. In small bowl, combine marmalade, chirashi.
  3. Coat cilantro mixture w/marmalade mixture.


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  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsps. sugar (or to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Poke holes in sweet potatoes w/fork.
  3. Bake 45 minutes-to-1 hour (or until softened), or microwave for about 5-6 minutes (or until softened); cool.
  4. Peel potatoes; discard skin; cut potato into 1-inch slices.
  5. In large bowl, add slices, cinnamon, sugar; gently stir until slices are coated.

Chef Tee’s Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Tator Tot editServes 6 to 10
Prep time: 10-to 15 minutes; cooking time: 40-to50 minutes

  • 2 cups yams, chilled and mashed
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsps, sugar (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (or to taste)
  • Pinch of cayenne or chili powder (optional)
  • Cilantro salad (optional garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Add all ingredients except yams, butter to food processor; blend until mixed (slowly add butter while mixing).
    Spray baking sheet w/nonstick spray; set aside.
  3. Scoop out 1 Tbsp. mashed yams; form scoop into oblong shape; use spoon to gently coat scoop w/panko mixture; put on baking sheet.
  4. Repeat step 4 for rest of mashed yams.
  5. Spritz top of scoops w/olive or canola oil.
  6. Bake 20 minute; gently flip tots; bake 20 minutes more (if want firmer, bake additional 10-to-15 minutes).
  7. Serve plain, with ketchup or cilantro salad.

Note: To freeze and bake later, form tots, roll in coating, transfer to baking sheet, freeze. Transfer frozen tots to freezer-safe bag or container; store. When ready to bake, place tots on greased baking sheet; bake 30 minutes, flip, bake 25-to-30 minutes more or until desired doneness.

Brian’s Collard Greens & Cheese Omelet

Collard Greens Scrambled eggs editServes 1 to 2
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: about 5 minutes

  • 2 Tbsps. vegetable oil (can substitute butter)
  • ½ cup cooked collard greens, chopped
  • ¼ cup ham, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup cheddar (or favorite) cheese
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs
  • Garnish — sliced strawberries (optional)


  1. In 8-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onions, cook a few minutes.
  2. In mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, Salt & Pepper, garlic powder, collard greens, ham; pour mixture into skillet, cook a few minutes over medium heat.
  3. As eggs set, lift edges w/spatula, allowing uncooked eggs to flow underneath; when eggs are nearly set, add cheese; fold omelet over to form half moon shape.
  4. Cover omelet; cook for 1-to-2 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Carefully remove omelet from skillet; garnish with strawberries; serve.

Note: If omelet breaks when you fold it over, no worries. Just scramble the mixture instead.

Chef Tee’s Fennel, Apples & Red Bliss Potatoes

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  • 1 cup fennel, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsps. vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, diced
  • 2 medium Red Bliss potatoes, cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored, sliced w/skin
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add fennel, onions, garlic; cook until onions start turning light brown (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add apples; deglaze* pan w/sherry.
  4. Add chicken broth; cook until potatoes are tender.

*Deglaze — adding stock, wine or another liquid to a pan to loosen food particles that are stuck at the bottom of pan.