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“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 Recipes

   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!

  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.”

     Baked Beans

  • One 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

Turkey Chili        

  • Ground turkey chili (lean)
  • Cook turkey in a sauce pan with a little bit of olive oil.  As turkey starts to brown add about 1.5 ounces of MasterChef Gary Vu-Doo Spitfire Seasoning mix
  • Your choice of beans.  This recipes uses pinto beans and dark kidney beans
  • Chop fresh red onions, green peppers and red peppers (enough to suit your taste buds)
  • Add cooked ground turkey to a large pot with the chopped peppers and beans
  • Cook on low-to-medium heat on stove top
  • Pour ½ half cup of All-In-One Master Tonic into beans
  • Add another 1.5 ounces of MasterChef Gary Vu-Doo Spitfire Seasoning mix into beans and stir
  • Heat and serve

Fried Cabbage with Golden Potatoes and Grilled Chicken    This is shredded cabbage steamed in a pan on the stove top with olive oil, the MasterChef Gary Premium Seasoning Spices, the Master Tonic, butter, golden potato chunks🥔 and boneless skinless grilled chicken. 30 minutes for a healthy and tasty dinner and that includes meal preparation and cooking.

  • Shred cabbage on a cutting board
  • Place in large saucepan and add olive oil and a little bit of water
  • Optional:  Cut 2-3 potatoes in chunks and add to the cabbage
  • Add MasterChef Gary Premium Organic Original seasoning (approximately 0.5 oz).
  • Cover with pan and cook on medium heat
  • After about 10 minutes add boneless, skinless grilled chicken
  • Cook for another 5 minutes until cabbage is firm and serve

Angel Hair Pasta

Angel hair pasta with hand packed beef meatballs with homemade tomato sauce mixed with the Master Tonic and organic sun-dried tomato pesto with Basil sprinkled with Parmesan and Romano grated cheese and of course the MasterChef Gary Premium Organic Seasoning.

  • Boil angel hair pasta or spaghetti in water with several drops of olive oil
  • Put meatballs (ground turkey, beef or chicken) in a bowl and mix MasterChef Gary Seasoning Mix.  Roll and pack meatballs to a size of your choosing
  • Place meatballs on a tray and place in the oven (preheated) at 375 degrees for about 15-20 minutes
  • Add MasterChef Gary Premium Organic Original seasoning (approximately 0.5 oz)
  • Add tomato sauce (homemade or  your favorite brand) to the cooked pasta in a large pot mix with pesto sauce if desired
  • Add cooked meatballs and mix and stir
  • Serve and add Parmesan and/or Romano grated cheese

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash with a “splash” of Master Tonic with olive oil, cilantro and butter seasoned with the MasterChef Gary Premium Organic Seasoning.

  • Chop squash on a cutting board or buy already chopped
  • Place in large saucepan and add olive oil, butter and the MasterChef Gary Premium Organic Original seasoning (approximately 0.5 oz)
  • Cover and cook on medium heat stirring every 3-5 minutes
  • Cook until your desired texture.  Garnish with Basil leaves or Cilantro
  • Serve hot and enjoy

Cucumbers

Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, the 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.