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The Bachelor on the Cheap guide to making wine selection and food pairing easier - Grenache

Wine FunBy Mike Thayer

This is the ninth of an ongoing series of wines and food pairings

Wine, it's the perfect beverage for a romantic dinner, a go-to for a casual get-together/party and a holiday meal is complimented by it.  Whether it's a meal for two, a small party for friends or a gathering of family, having the right wine elevates the occasion. 

And while most people follow the basic rule of thumb - red wine for beef and white wine for chicken - selecting the right wine can still be challenging.  What KIND of red for that roast beef?  Or, What KIND of white for that lemon chicken dish?  Does dessert call for a different wine?

The choices are many and can be intimidating, with the reds there's Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Zinfandel; Syrah/Shiraz; Malbec; Pinot Noir; Nebbiolo; Sangiovese; Grenache and all kinds of red blends to choose from.

With the whites there's Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc; Moscato; Pinot Grigio; Riesling; Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Torrontes, Albarino and yes, white wine has it's share of blends as well.

So you walk into the liquor store in need of a bottle of wine for a dinner date or special occasion... 

Sure, you can rely on the store attendant to help you with a selection but that can be hit or miss.  A good attendant will ask you if you prefer wines on the sweeter or dryer side and what you might be pairing it with.  But keep in mind the attendant's palate is different than yours, their sweet and dry preferences are different than yours and they might try to push a particular brand on you that's in the store's best interest, not yours.  So why not walk in the store knowing what you need?  That's what this guide is for, to help you with food pairings, what is sweet, what is dry and getting a good wine for under $15 a bottle.  That's the Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly thing to do, get something nice, without paying too much for it.

For previous reviews, click on the link below:

Today's featured wine:  Grenache

Originally cultivated in Spain, the Grenache grape is now common in wine valleys around the world.  The Grenache is sold as a single varietal but it's most popular by producers as a blending grape due to its medium to low acidity, medium tannins and high alcohol.   This wine has fruity notes of black cherry, raspberry and strawberry balanced with some spice such as star anise, cinnamon and black pepper.  Grenache pairs really well with slow cooked meats, hearty stews and chili.  For meatless options think oven baked pasta dishes with cheese and veggies to include mushrooms, bell peppers, eggplant and zucchini.  The cheeses you'll want on your charcuterie board should include pepper jack, brie and mild cheddar.  For dessert be sure to select a sweet Grenache (the longer its aged, the drier it gets), this is a good red wine for a classic pairing with chocolate, pretty much chocolate anything.  Serve it slightly chilled, at 60 - 65 degrees, refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving and after popping the cork, let it breathe for about 10 minutes. 

Vega-Sindoa-El-Chaparral-GrenacheBachelor on the Cheap Recomendation:  Vega Sindoa El Chaparral Grenache - $15.  Hailing from Spain, this is a critically acclaimed wine by the Wine Advocate.  Winemaker notes:  Bright red. Suave raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are compelling and sexy. Musky herbal and floral qualities add complexity to the nose but fade into the red berry aromas, which continue on the palate.persistent.

Next Up in the series:  White wines are up next!

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Have some egg salad for breakfast, or lunch, or dinner - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Carb-Check Diet_smallEgg salad, I used to eat a lot of egg salad sandwiches when I was in the military and stationed in Korea.  The base Mess Hall there served up a warm egg salad sandwich, piled high on toast with a slice of American cheese.  That and a huge cup of java with cream and sugar was breakfast for me on many a work day.

Egg salad is actually an excellent diet food, minus the toast of course......   And it's easy to prepare, especially if you know how to boil water.

This salad only contains about 3 grams of carbs and is an excellent change of pace breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh, sweet red onion, minced (sweet Vidalia is a nice alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • A generous pinch of green onion, chopped
  • A splash of pickle juice

Directions:

This isn't rocket science, in a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.   The key here is to make this salad while the boiled eggs are still warm.  Don't get me wrong, egg salad tastes great cold, but it's just that much better when it's warm!

Packing some great protein, this quick egg salad is fantastic all by itself, or you can slap it on a leaf of romaine lettuce.  You can change things up by adding a slice of American cheese to it.  Enjoy!   And enjoy the fact that all ingredients together costs about $1 - a savings bonus!  That's Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly.

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If your family enjoys Cheerios, Sam's Club has the best price

Cheerios
Two large boxes for a low price

By Mike Thayer

Shopping Tip Alert

You'll be hard pressed to find a better deal on cereal than Sam's Club.

I'm trying to reduce the sodium in my diet and get a little more heart healthy, so when in Sam's today I picked up a "2 pack" of Cheerios.  It was almost a "2 pack" of Honey Nut Cheerios until I read the label and its 12 grams of sugar per serving vs. just 2 grams for regular Cheerios.

And about that serving size...  One cup?  Who eats just a cup of cereal?!  A regular size bowl, the typical vessel used to enjoy cereal holds about 2-1/2 to 3 cups of cereal and so unless you're the kind of person that goes to a paint store because you heard you could get thinner...  You're filling that bowl with cereal right up to the point where pouring in enough milk won't cause an overflow...

And did you see what I did there...  Paint store...  Thinner...

C'mon, that was funny...

Cheerios
Just $5.58 for all this cereal

So anyway, Sam's Club has a nice selection of cereals and great prices.  I picked up the "2 pack" of Cheerios for just $5.58.  And the boxes are large, each containing 1 pound, 4.35 ounces of toasted oats goodness.  That breaks down to just 11.5¢ per ounce!  I challenge you to find Cheerios that cheap at Kroger, HyVee, Albertsons, Food Lion, etc., each of those outlets averaging about $4.99 for a single, 20 ounce box.  You'll find that most of the Cereals carried by Sam's Club are cheaper in price than those sold by the mainstream grocery stores.

I'm giving Sam's Club 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars for their cereal selection and great prices.

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Cheerios with blackberries
Cheerios w/blackberries for dessert!

 


The Bachelor on the Cheap guide to making wine selection and food pairing easier - Sangiovese

Wine FunBy Mike Thayer

This is the eighth of an ongoing series of wines and food pairings

Wine, it's the perfect beverage for a romantic dinner, a go-to for a casual get-together/party and a holiday meal is complimented by it.  Whether it's a meal for two, a small party for friends or a gathering of family, having the right wine elevates the occasion. 

And while most people follow the basic rule of thumb - red wine for beef and white wine for chicken - selecting the right wine can still be challenging.  What KIND of red for that roast beef?  Or, What KIND of white for that lemon chicken dish?  Does dessert call for a different wine?

The choices are many and can be intimidating, with the reds there's Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Zinfandel; Syrah/Shiraz; Malbec; Pinot Noir; Nebbiolo; Sangiovese; Grenache and all kinds of red blends to choose from.

With the whites there's Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc; Moscato; Pinot Grigio; Riesling; Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Torrontes, Albarino and yes, white wine has it's share of blends as well.

So you walk into the liquor store in need of a bottle of wine for a dinner date or special occasion... 

Sure, you can rely on the store attendant to help you with a selection but that can be hit or miss.  A good attendant will ask you if you prefer wines on the sweeter or dryer side and what you might be pairing it with.  But keep in mind the attendant's palate is different than yours, their sweet and dry preferences are different than yours and they might try to push a particular brand on you that's in the store's best interest, not yours.  So why not walk in the store knowing what you need?  That's what this guide is for, to help you with food pairings, what is sweet, what is dry and getting a good wine for under $15 a bottle.  That's the Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly thing to do, get something nice, without paying too much for it.

For previous reviews, click on the link below:

Today's featured wine:  Sangiovese

Sangiovese is a dry, acidic wine that is known as a "chameleon" grape, to mean that different wines using this grape can be notably different. The vast majority of Sangiovese is produced in the central region of Tuscany, Italy.   Look for tasting notes of cherry and herbal, earthy tones.  Because it's so acidic, stick to savory foods, this is a good dinner wine.  Pairing well with just about anything tomato based, Sangiovese also matches up nicely with spicy dishes.  Consider pairing it with meat dishes featuring a savory cherry sauce to take advantage of the cherry notes in the wine - think grilled pork loin.  Load up your charcuterie board with salami, prosciutto, calabrese and pecorino cheese.  When it comes to non-meat dishes, serve this wine alongside hearty bean soups or gnocchi in a brown butter and herb sauce.  Pass on this wine when it comes to sweets however, NOT a good match.  Serve it slightly chilled, at 60 - 65 degrees, refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving. 

Caparzo SangioveseBachelor on the Cheap Recomendation: Caparzo Sangiovese - $9.99.   This wine is from Italy, Tuscany region, Toscano sub-region.  Best with red meat, pasta with meat sauces, bean and barley soups.  Winemaker notes:  Intense ruby color. Fruity, spicy aromas. The palate is full, fruity, persistent.

Next Up in the series:  Grenache

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The Bachelor on the Cheap guide to making wine selection and food pairing easier - Nebbiolo

Wine FunBy Mike Thayer

This is the seventh of an ongoing series of wines and food pairings

Wine, it's the perfect beverage for a romantic dinner, a go-to for a casual get-together/party and a holiday meal is complimented by it.  Whether it's a meal for two, a small party for friends or a gathering of family, having the right wine elevates the occasion. 

And while most people follow the basic rule of thumb - red wine for beef and white wine for chicken - selecting the right wine can still be challenging.  What KIND of red for that roast beef?  Or, What KIND of white for that lemon chicken dish?  Does dessert call for a different wine?

The choices are many and can be intimidating, with the reds there's Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Zinfandel; Syrah/Shiraz; Malbec; Pinot Noir; Nebbiolo; Sangiovese; Grenache and all kinds of red blends to choose from.

With the whites there's Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc; Moscato; Pinot Grigio; Riesling; Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Torrontes, Albarino and yes, white wine has it's share of blends as well.

So you walk into the liquor store in need of a bottle of wine for a dinner date or special occasion... 

Sure, you can rely on the store attendant to help you with a selection but that can be hit or miss.  A good attendant will ask you if you prefer wines on the sweeter or dryer side and what you might be pairing it with.  But keep in mind the attendant's palate is different than yours, their sweet and dry preferences are different than yours and they might try to push a particular brand on you that's in the store's best interest, not yours.  So why not walk in the store knowing what you need?  That's what this guide is for, to help you with food pairings, what is sweet, what is dry and getting a good wine for under $15 a bottle.  That's the Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly thing to do, get something nice, without paying too much for it.

For previous reviews, click on the link below:

Today's featured wine:  Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo grapes are grown in many parts of the world, but the vast majority are grown in Northern Italy.  Nebbiolo wines are also produced in California, Argentina and Australia.  Having high tannins and acidity, it pairs well with fatty, creamy dishes with the acidity cutting through the rich flavors and cleansing the palate.  Like Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo is a food friendly wine and matches up with a number of main dishes and sides.  Look for tasting notes of cherry, raspberry, rose, star anise and tobacco.  This is a medium to full bodied wine that will compliment just about any tomato based pasta dish you can think of, especially a good ragu or bolognese and going Italian is your best bet.   When it comes to a non pasta meat dish, think fattier meats but nothing too gamey, perhaps a slow roasted pork or beef roast.  When it comes to cheeses, don't go too funky. Creamy cheeses like brie and goat are excellent paired with Nebbiolo, as are hard cheeses such as Parmigiana Reggiano or Pecorino.  For you veggie lovers out there, mushroom anything!  Roasted root vegetables are great and you can get away with loading them up with a lot of olive oil and/or butter.  A spicy Asian veggie stir fry is good as well.  For dessert, don't go there.  Nebbiolo is not a good match with anything sweet.  And like other red wines, serve it slightly chilled, at 60 - 65 degrees, refrigerate about 30 minutes before serving but decanter it first, it will benefit from breathing.

Kirkland BaroloBachelor on the Cheap Recomendation: Kirkland Signature Borolo - $19.99. I know I prefaced this with recommending good wines for $15 or less, but finding a good Nebbiolo for under $20.... Challenging!  What Costco produces with their Kirkland Signature brand hails from Piedmont, Italy, THE place on the planet for the top producers of Nebbiolo.  Here's the description from the bottle:  Rich garnet red in color with notes of vanilla and rose petal on the nose, this full-bodied wine delivers notes of black currant and licorice on the palate. Great for long-term aging.  14% alcohol.

Next Up in the series:  Sangiovese

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The Taco Bell Toasted Cheddar Chalupa is back!

By Mike Thayer

The fan favorite is back for a limited time.

If you're not already familiar with this tasty treat, here's the description from the Taco Bell website:  A Chalupa shell with 6-month aged cheddar toasted on the outside and with seasoned beef, reduced-fat sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, and cheddar cheese on the inside.

These can be enjoyed for $4.19 each or as part of a Toasted Cheddar Chalupa box for $5.49 (a Toasted Cheddar Chalupa, a Crunchy Taco, Cinnamon Twists, and a medium fountain drink).  You can go even bigger with a Deluxe Box for $7.49 (a Toasted Cheddar Chalupa, a Chicken Toasted Cheddar Chalupa, a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito, a Crunchy Taco, Chips with Nacho Cheese Sauce, and a medium fountain drink).

These things ROCK!  Here's the review I did on the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa the last time it was on the Taco Bell menu.  Note the price for a combo box went up a bit...

Winner, Winner, Taco Bell's Toasted Cheddar Chalupa Dinner

By Mike Thayer

Taco Bell Toasted Cheddar ChalupaUnveiled at participating Taco Bell restaurants on September 12th, this new menu item is being featured in a combo that pairs one Toasted Cheddar Chalupa with two crunch tacos and a drink for $5.

The price is right!

The Toasted Cheddar Chalupa includes seasoned beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and kicking this thing up a notch is 6-month-aged cheddar toasted right into that classic Chalupa shell!  THIS THING ROCKS!  This shell is SO good, I would eat it by itself.  The texture is perfect, giving you a bit of a crunch on the outside, a soft/fluffy quality on the inside and that nice note of aged cheddar with each bite. 

Toasted Cheddar ChalupaI didn't put any sauce on it in taking that first bite, I wanted to see just what kind of flavor this thing had and it did not disappoint.  The seasoned beef, the fresh lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheese, all classic Taco Bell flavors, but what makes this thing great is that shell!  I couldn't put it down and there was no need to doctor it up with any sauce.  To repeat, it's so good, I would eat the shell by itself.  Completing my dinner were those two crunchy tacos after inhaling the Chalupa.  Now those, got sauced....

Nicely done Taco Bell!  The Toasted Cheddar Chalupa tastes great and gets 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars and the combo price of $5 is wallet friendly too! 

OK folks, now get out there and buy yourself a winner, winner Taco Bell Toasted Chalupa dinner!  Tasty, tasty!

5 stars

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Arby's Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger is the burger to beat in fast food - Bachelor on the Cheap

Arby's Bacon Ranch Steakhouse Burger
American Wagyu + Bacon = Winner!

By Mike Thayer

It's not just fast food trash talk anymore, the Arby's tagline, "We have the meats,"® now includes Wagyu.

The fast food chain has never had a burger on its menu before and they went big with it, introducing a Wagyu Steakburger on May 23.  And of course, in the name of "Food Science" (cough), I HAD to try it on the day it was unveiled nationwide.

I posted my review of the Arby's Deluxe Wagyu Steakburger yesterday, but there's another Wagyu option on the Arby's menu for customers to enjoy and that's the Wagyu Bacon Ranch Steakburger which I'm reviewing today.

ICYMI:  A blend of 52% American Wagyu (That means it has more marbling, a.k.a., flavor and is more tender than regular ground beef for those of you who live in Haysville) and 48% ground beef, the patty weighs in at 6.4 ounces (pre-cooked) which is 50% larger than McDonald's Quarter Pounder.  Cooked sous-vide style, a technique usually associated with fine dining, the cooking method results in a juicier burger with a crispy outer edge and a slightly pink center. 

As if the Arby's Deluxe Wagyu Steakhouse with its special burger sauce isn't already a cut above the competition, they kick things up another notch with the Bacon Ranch option.  It's the blended American wagyu beef burger topped with bacon, American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and Parmesan peppercorn ranch on a toasted buttery brioche bun.

Arby's Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger
Under the lid look, there's crunch in the lettuce, the tomatoes are juicy

In my humble foodie opinion, this burger is better than the Deluxe.  First and foremost it has the bacon and everything is better with bacon!  And like the Deluxe this is a big burger loaded with the condiments.  But what puts this burger over the top is the Peppercorn Ranch sauce, I prefer it to the special burger sauce in the Deluxe, it's a better pairing of flavors.   Make no mistake, both burgers are juicy, sauce dripping down the side of the burger making for a multi napkin experience.  The burger to bun ratio is perfect.  The wagyu blended burger was seasoned well with a nice thin line of pink running through the middle - something you want in a premium burger.  And I remarked how the outer edge of the burger patty was a little overdone with a bit much of a chew in the Deluxe review, chalking it up to a lack of experience with the new item and new cooking method.  But the Bacon Ranch Wagyu patty was cooked to perfection.    All the flavor elements were spot on. The cheese was melted nicely, the shredded lettuce and tomato provided a nice fresh element, I got the tart from the garlic/dill pickles, the sweet from the red onion and bringing it all together was that toasted buttery goodness of the brioche bun.  

Arby's Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakhouse Burger
Reveal under the bottom bun, plenty of Peppercorn Ranch, but it's not overdressed, it's finger licking delicious.

For a fast food joint that has never done the burger thing before in its 57 year history, they've knocked it out of the park with their Wagyu burgers, especially the Bacon Ranch version!  Featuring American Wagyu beef, this burger is a BIG cut above the competition utilizing a stepped up cooking method that delivers a juicy, premium, steakhouse style burger.  Costing me $12.56 for a large combo to include curly fries and a drink, I'm giving the Arby's Bacon Ranch Wagyu Steakburger 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars!  Reasonably priced for a premium burger meal it's most definitely a repeat buy.  As it stands right now, it's the best burger in fast food and this is Arby's first try at a burger!  The Wagyu Steakburgers are available for a limited time, through July 31.

The chicken sandwich war is over, I smell a burger war coming and Arby's fired the first shot!

5 stars

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Related: A taste of Arby's Wagyu Steakburger

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A taste of Arby's Wagyu Steakburger - Bachelor on the Cheap

Arby's Wagyu Steakburger
This is no ordinary burger patty

By Mike Thayer

It's not just fast food trash talk anymore, the Arby's tagline, "We have the meats,"® now includes Wagyu.

The fast food chain has never had a burger on its menu before and they went big with it, introducing a Wagyu Steakburger on May 23.  And of course, in the name of "Food Science" (cough), I HAD to try it on the day it was unveiled nationwide.

A blend of 52% American Wagyu (That means it has more marbling, a.k.a., flavor and is more tender than regular ground beef for those of you who live in Haysville) and 48% ground beef, the patty weighs in at 6.4 ounces (pre-cooked) which is 50% larger than McDonald's Quarter Pounder.  Cooked sous-vide style, a technique usually associated with fine dining, the cooking method results in a juicier burger with a crispy outer edge and a slightly pink center.  The burger is topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and a special burger sauce on a toasted buttery brioche bun.

ARby's Wagyu Steakburger
Not your typical fast food burger, you get all the flavors, every ingredient, in every bite

This is a big burger and it's loaded with the condiments.  It's juicy, sauce dripping down the side of your hand tasty.  The burger to bun ratio is perfect.  The wagyu blended burger was seasoned well with a nice thin line of pink running through the middle - something you want in a premium burger.  The outer edge was a bit overdone however with a bit of a chew, I'll chalk that up to a lack of experience with the new item and new cooking method.  Visually, the "special burger sauce" has you thinking it's a copycat of McDonald's Big Mac sauce, but it is indeed different and in a good way, with notes of Sriracha, smoked paprika and mustard. The cheese was melted nicely, the shredded lettuce and tomato provided a nice fresh element, I got the tart from the garlic/dill pickles, the sweet from the red onion and bringing it all together was that toasted buttery goodness of the brioche bun.  

American Wagyu and ground beef blend
What you want in a premium burger, a thin line of pink

Arby's hasn't just entered the fast food burger arena, they've made an entrance!  Featuring American Wagyu beef, this burger is a cut above the competition utilizing a stepped up cooking method that delivers a juicy, premium, steakhouse style burger.  Costing me $6.87 after tax, I'm giving the Arby's Deluxe Wagyu Steakburger 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars with the only knock being the slightly overdone outside edge of the burger patty which I chalk up to inexperience.  Very reasonably priced for a premium burger it's most definitely a repeat buy.  Customers can also have the option of ordering the Wagyu Steakburger with bacon and a peppercorn ranch sauce, which I'll be doing next time.  This burger is available for a limited time, through July 31.

4 stars

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Arby's adds a Wagyu Steakhouse Burger to their menu - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Arbys Wagyu Steakhouse BurgerWell, I guess Arby's isn't just talking trash with their tagline, "We have the meats."®

The fast food chain has never had a burger on its menu before and they went big with the addition, it's Wagyu!

Here's the description from the Arby's website:  A wagyu blended burger topped with American cheese, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and a special burger sauce on a toasted buttery brioche bun. Limited time only at participating U.S. locations while supplies last. Made with a blend of Wagyu and ground beef.

"Boring burgers are a fast-food staple, so Arby’s felt compelled to raise the bar with a Wagyu steakhouse burger. Instead of focusing on making billions of mediocre burgers, we’re taking a stance on high-quality meat that deserves to be cooked properly," said Patrick Schwing, Arby's CMO.

"As the meat experts, we’ve spent over two years of dedicated research and development to deliver a premium burger that redefines what’s possible from a drive thru. Overdone burgers are over and done," the executive explained.

This is one of those "Limited Time" offerings (to see if it's a hit or a miss).  The burgers will be available starting today, Monday, May 23, 2022 through July 31.  Prices start at $5.99, but you can upscale it with bacon and peppercorn ranch.

I'm anxious to try the blended Wagyu beef!  Stay tuned for the Bachelor on the Cheap review.

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The many uses for Tzatziki Sauce - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki on a burgerTzatziki isn't just for gyros....   The sauce is actually a fantastic change of pace addition to any grilled meat or fish.  Use it as a topping on a burger, put a generous dollop on salmon, serve it on the side with kabobs.  It's also excellent used as a veggie dip, salad dressing, put it on a pork rind, a lettuce wrap sandwich and more.  You can pretty much substitute Tzatziki sauce for anything you might use mayonnaise on and with only about two carbs per two Tablespoon serving that makes it Carb-Check Diet friendly!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 an English cucumber, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • One Tablespoon dried dill
  • One Tablespoon lemon juice (citric acid is a nice alternative)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix until thoroughly incorporated, cover and chill for about 30 minutes or until ready to use. 

Carb-Check Diet_smallNot only is Tzatziki delicious, versatile and easy to put together, it's cheap to make!   You can whip up a batch of Tzatziki for less than $5 and have plenty of leftover ingredients to make more, or create something else.  That's what I call a Bachelor on the Cheap winner of a recipe.

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