“MasterChef Gary,” is a character and the alter ego of entrepreneur and Black Men In America.com Founder & Publisher Gary Johnson.  Gary markets himself as a “Certified” Cucumber & Tomato Specialist and the self-proclaimed Director of International Sales & Marketing and the “Face” of the All-in-One Master Tonic

MasterChef Gary can cook!  He is best known for his MasterChef Gary parody videos where he promotes his MasterChef Gary Premium Spice Mix and the All-in-One Master Tonic

MasterChef Gary Premium Spice Mix Recipes

For Cucumbers

  • Take 1.5 to 2.0 lbs. of miniature cucumbers (depending on the size of the cucumbers this could be 7-14 cucumbers)
  • Wash with veggie wash
  • Slice cucumbers in a container
  • Sprinkle ½ oz. to 1.0 oz. of MasterChef Gary Premium Spice Mix over cucumbers
  • Pour one-half cup of All-In-One Master Tonic over cucumbers
  • Cover container and shake to mix recipe mix and tonic
  • Let sit for a minimum of 4 hours

MasterChef Note:  For additional flavor, drizzle your favorite vinaigrette or salad dressing over cucumbers.  Sprinkle additional seasoning mix to taste.  Bon appetite!

For Tomatoes

  • Take 1.5 to 2.0 lbs. of tomatoes
  • Wash with veggie wash
  • Slice or cut in a container
  • Sprinkle ½ oz. to 1.0 oz. of MasterChef Gary Premium Spice Mix over tomatoes
  • Pour one-half cup of All-In-One Master Tonic over tomatoes
  • Cover container and shake to mix recipe mix and tonic
  • Let sit for a minimum of 4 hours

MasterChef Note:  For additional flavor, drizzle your favorite vinaigrette or salad dressing over cucumbers.  Sprinkle additional seasoning mix to taste.  Bon appetite!  You can repeat this recipe 3 times.  You may need to add additional spice mix and tonic, as the cucumbers absorb the spice/tonic mix.  After using 3-4 times, you can use the spice/tonic mix as a marinade for meats or a vinaigrette for salads.

If you don’t have the “All-In-One Master Tonic” you can substitute apple cider vinegar (with the “Mother”), however, you will not realize the additional health benefits associated with the ingredients of the “All-In-One Master Tonic.”

For Baked Beans

  • 1 28 oz. (1 lb. 12 oz.) can baked beans (Vegetarian or with meat)
  • Pour ½ half cup of All-In-One Master Tonic into beans
  • Mix ½ oz. of MasterChef Gary Vu-Doo Spitfire Spice mix into beans and stir
  • Heat and serve

Why Cucumbers?

Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit. It’s high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant compounds and antioxidants that may help treat and even prevent some conditions.

Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.

This information written by Rachael Link takes a closer look at some of the top health benefits of eating cucumber.

  • Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients.
  • Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease.
  • Cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, which may increase hydration and help you meet your daily fluid needs.
  • Cucumbers are low in calories, high in water and can be used as a low-calorie topping for many dishes. All of these may aid in weight loss.
  • Test-tube and animal studies show that cucumber may help lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes-related complications, although additional research is needed.
  • Cucumbers contain a good amount of fiber and water, both of which may help prevent constipation and increase regularity.
  • Cucumbers can be eaten fresh or pickled. They can be enjoyed as a low-calorie snack or used to add flavor in a variety of dishes.The Bottom Line

Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet.  They are low in calories but contain many important vitamins and minerals, as well as a high water content.  Eating cucumbers may lead to many potential health benefits, including weight loss, balanced hydration, digestive regularity and lower blood sugar levels.

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