My Favorite Recipes

These recipes are a collection of my favorite recipes featured in the CHEFBear app. Each of them has been curated and thoroughly tested so they are guaranteed to be both simple and delicious. These recipes are like having me in kitchen as your sous chef. These recipes a great way to find your next ideal recipe and at the same time expand both your food knowledge and palate.

My Favorite Side Dish Recipes

Find a fun new way to prepare a standard staple, beef. CHEFBear has curated several simple delicious new beef recipes that are tried and tested in the CHEFBear kitchen to ensure their quality. Expand your palette and food knowledge while discovering new favorites.

Recipe For Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes With Fresh Tarragon

Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes With Fresh Tarragon

Pan-sautéed asparagus, peas & radishes with tarragon are a welcomed accompaniment to almost any roast meat dish. A hint of butter and light seasoning make these vegetables extra delicous.

Recipe For Baby Glazed Carrots

Baby Glazed Carrots

Take advantage of fresh baby carrots while in season and make this easy yet sophisticated classy side dish. Glazed in brown sugar and spiked with vinegar for a sweet and sour taste.

Recipe For Basil Olive Oil Bread

Basil Olive Oil Bread

Dried basil add a classy note to homey quick bread! In this hearty bread basic pantry ingredients come together for a magnificent treat to make this new family-favorite bread.

Recipe For Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Chicken Salad

This is one of our healthiest meal ideas that takes almost no time to prepare. Just combine chopped chicken and avocado with salsa, cilantro and lime for the perfect chicken salad to serve with chips or on a sandwich.

Recipe For Antipasto Panzanella Salad

Antipasto Panzanella Salad

Craving the flavors of antipasto? Try this irresistable fusion of antipasto and panzanella salad. It is easy to make and pairs excellently with my homemade eggplant parmesan recipe.

Recipe For Schupfnudeln - German Potato Fritters

Schupfnudeln - German Potato Fritters

Forget the old-fashioned fries and try these traditional German-inspired noodle-like potato strips that kids or adults everyone would love alike. Serve on a special occasion or make a flavorful side for fast weeknight meals.

Recipe For Dairy-Free Saffron Coconut Scalloped Potatoes

Dairy-Free Saffron Coconut Scalloped Potatoes

The traditional scalloped potatoes or au gratin has great deal of cheese and bread crumbs but this recipe is given a healthy spin, with the choice of gluten free and dairy free version if you prefer. This simple and quick scalloped potato dish will surely become a staple once you try it with fancy dinner recipes.

Recipe For Aioli Mashed Potatoes With Chives

Aioli Mashed Potatoes With Chives

How could you possibly make a classic comfort food like mashed potatoes even better? Find out with this easy potato recipe that includes creamy homemade aioli. It makes your potatoes ultra- fluffy and imparts a delicate flavor. Serve it as a side with any of your family’s favorite meals.

Recipe For Peas and Pearl Onions

Peas and Pearl Onions

Fresh mint leaves and butter liven up this peas & pearl onion sauté, this classic side dish is fantastic when served with grilled turkey or fish.

Recipe For Bulgur


Bulger is a whole wheat grain and a light substitute for rice. You can either cook or just soak to make it – get the directions to both here. Serve with the stews, sauté, curries or roasted vegetables. The healthy and perfect side for Sunday dinners.

Recipe For Baked Zucchini Sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks

Cut zucchini into thick slices if you want them to be firm inside and crispy outside. These oven-baked zucchini sticks taste as good as the deep-fried ones with only a fraction of calories. Serve with your favorite sauce for dipping.

Recipe For Mashed Parsnips

Mashed Parsnips

Whir parsnips into a rich, healthier low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. This simple side perks up with garlic, milk and butter, making it creamy and luscious to melt-in-your-mouth. Pair with a meat stew for a decadent meal.

Recipe For Green Beans With Feta

Green Beans With Feta

Here’s a simple green bean sauté with feta that is quite appropriate for a special meal along with other fancy dinner ideas, it is also versatile enough for fast weeknight meals. Serve with braised oxtails and Belgian strong dark ale for a lavish dinner.

Recipe For Baked Greek Style Home Fries With Feta

Baked Greek Style Home Fries With Feta

Baking fries gives them the golden crunch that you crave without the added fat of deep-frying. Try these Greek-inspired ones that are seasoned with aromatic herbs, tomatoes and tangy feta cheese. They bake up crispy and brown and are perfect with a side of tzatziki sauce.

Recipe For Yunnan Style Pineapple Fried Rice

Yunnan Style Pineapple Fried Rice

The Yunnan area of China has a tropical feel, which is reflected in their lighter fare of fresh fruit, delicately spiced meats, and nutty grains. As a prime example, this vegetarian side dish includes tropical pineapple and plump raisins.

Recipe For Bavarian Potato Pancakes With Applesauce

Bavarian Potato Pancakes With Applesauce

Potato pancakes are a traditional favorite in Germany and Bavaria, and are like Jewish latkes. A side of sweet applesauce is the perfect pairing for the fluffy pancakes. This is one of the most appropriate recipes if you are looking for healthy and easy breakfast recipes.

Recipe For Bavarian Style Red Cabbage

Bavarian Style Red Cabbage

This Bavarian style red cabbage recipe has a delicious sweet and sour twist from a splash of vinegar and a touch of brown sugar. This is a healthy dish compliments any German entree and is just as tasty served the next day.

Recipe For Butterhorn Rolls

Butterhorn Rolls

Instead of buying frozen rolls for Easter dinner, why not make some from scratch? These light, buttery rolls are easy to make, and look beautiful in a serving basket. After you make the quick yeast dough and let it rise, roll individual triangles into crescent shapes. They puff up gorgeously in the oven, with a light brown crust. Serve these fluffy rolls with plenty of creamy butter.

Recipe For Greek Oven-Roasted Potatoes

Greek Oven-Roasted Potatoes

This easy oven roasted potato recipe comes together with very little work. The secret is to preheat your sheet tray while the oven is preheating. This ensures a crispy and golden brown potato that is super tender on the inside.

Recipe For Horiatiko Psomi: Greek Crusty Country Bread

Horiatiko Psomi: Greek Crusty Country Bread

While the Paskha loaf is usually reserved for dessert, you may want a denser Greek bread to serve with the other courses of your brunch. This hearty bread has a consistency like sourdough bread, with a sweet kiss of honey. Serve your guests slices of this delightfully crusty bread to dip into the flavorful meat juices of the roast lamb.

Recipe For Easy Cheese Ball With Cream Cheese, Bacon and Green Onion

Easy Cheese Ball With Cream Cheese, Bacon and Green Onion

This cheese ball recipe is a snap to make and looks so impressive on the appetizer table. It is a velvety mixture of cream cheese and cheddar cheese. The cheeseball gets rolled in a delectable coating of diced green onions, bacon bits, and chopped pecans. Try this colorful appetizer with your favorite crackers, or fresh vegetables.

Recipe For Braised Roman Artichokes

Braised Roman Artichokes

While many people are familiar with artichoke dip, some may not know how delicious this spring veggie is for other dishes. Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean region, and were prized by the Romans, who inspired this recipe. The artichokes are braised in the oven in a sauce of white wine, olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs. It is perfect for a spring brunch!

Recipe For Achichuk Salad

Achichuk Salad

This traditional Uzbek Achichuk salad is simply dressed chop salad and features a bounty refreshing bounty of tomatoes, cucumber, onions, carrots, and radishes. This salad pairs well with spicy dishes.

Recipe For Beer Cheese Stuffing

Beer Cheese Stuffing

Our beer cheese stuffing is a fun twist from your traditional stuffing. While the base of it is the same as any stuffing, this recipe includes bacon, IPA beer, sharp white cheddar cheese and a shot of Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor!

Recipe For Asian Garlic Noodles

Asian Garlic Noodles

Pasta is an inexpensive staple that can be part of any tasty global cuisine you choose, like my Asian-style garlic noodle recipe. Simply toss al dente pasta with earthy mushrooms, colorful veggies with garlic and other Asian-inspired herbs & spices.