Nikoli’s Kitchen

Nikoli’s Kitchen

Welcome everyone! This show is all about my journey of positivity and scratch-made food, inside the kitchen and out. I’m not a chef, I’m just someone extremely passionate about food and trying to make the world a better place, one dish at a time. Every episode, I’ll talk about what’s happening in my world to try to help people, and I’ll share a featured recipe for you to make at home. Thank you so much for listening, and thank you so much for coming on this journey with me.

Episodes

December 28, 2022 16 min

Hello and welcome to what will likely be the final episode of 2022! This week, I'm talking about this amazing Asian BBQ Sauce I made out of a lot of the leftovers and components of Asian dishes I've made on the show over the past year or so. I don't know Asian food very well, but I know BBQ sauce, and I was thrilled to try to chuck tamarind and palm sugar into one, and the results absolutely blew me away.

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Hello and welcome to another quick bite here in the limbo between seasons four and five! Today I'm busting out the apples and mascarpone cheese and things are going to get RICH. This makes for the perfect sweet breakfast treat to kick off your day! 

Season five of the show will not be kicking off until January 2023 at the earliest. Until then, I'm working on reformatting areas of the show and making this about not just my j...

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Welcome everyone to the first inter-season Quick Bite after season four! Today's "quick" bite isn't quite as "quick" in terms of cooking or preparation, but I promise you that nothing in the world says "stick to your ribs" food quite like my Smoked Cheddar Chicken Chili. The perfect bowl full of warmth and home for a cold winter evening, this chili is packed with decadent chili flavors, smoky chicken...

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Hello and welcome to the season four FINALE of Nikoli's Kitchen! A much shorter show today than normal because some things around here are going to be changing in the off-season, which I'll go more into detail on over the coming weeks on my Instagram page. 

For now, please check out this amazing recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie made entirely from scratch! I hope you enjoy this amazing recipe, and if you're celebrating, I h...

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November 12, 2022 33 min

Buongiorno! Welcome to butchering Italian pronunciation on a new Nikoli's Kitchen! I've really wanted to do some kind of shredded braised beef dish, so I LET THE HEAT HIT THE MEAT and started building a ton of layers of flavor into this Pasta alla Genovese. Originally I wanted to make a version of a dish I made on my old food show a long time ago, a beef and onion ragu, but in researching it I came to find out that this is ...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen, which is coming a day later than it should be, but I'm still grateful to get it out for you. This week on the show, I talk about making homemade sloppy Joes with their own homemade ketchup, but before that I'm replaying a positivity segment from a stream back in September that I did to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Preventi...

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October 26, 2022 34 min

Welcome back to another new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen everyone! We're steamrolling toward the end of the season on the day before Thanksgiving, and... I'm struggling. Today on the show I'll talk about how I'm struggling with managing everything as NaNoWriMo approaches, and kind of share some open-ended thoughts about changes that will need to happen before season 5 kicks off in 2023. In the back half of the sh...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another brand new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! Today I'll be talking about the "Potential of Tomorrow" and reading a poem I wrote in a much darker time in my life. After that, we're making Pumpkin Pecan Thumbprints, and talking about my "kitchen brain." Thank you for listening!

 

Featured Recipe for this Episode

Cookies-

1/2 - 3/4 c unsalted butter, softened (see below)...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to a brand new Nikoli's Kitchen! This week on the show, I'm talking about where I am in my current journey, and then in the back half of the show I'm talking about this new pizza dough recipe as a base for this incredible vegetarian breakfast pizza! This is a MUST-TRY if you love breakfast pizza! Thank you all so much for listening!

 

Featured Recipe for this Episode

Pizza Dough recipe: 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week, I'm making the most glorious sandwich ever to make it between two halves of a brioche bun with this incredible fried chicken sandwich topped with a whipped hot honey butter. Also... how you talk to yourself matters. 

 

This month's charity stream will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Tune in Sept 28th at 5 PM EST at...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week, we're talking about surviving versus living and in the back half of the show, I talk about making homemade ramen from scratch! 

 

This month's charity stream will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Tune in Sept 28th at 5 PM EST at https://twitch.tv/nikoliskitchen for games, food, and fun as we stream to raise money an...

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Hello and welcome back to another new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! In this week's episode I follow up on my progress from two weeks ago of living an intentional life, and about a quick pasta dish inspired by my love of leftovers, which I don't talk about enough on the show.

 

In positivity, spurred by current events, I talk about living life for others and why I find it so frustrating that so many only seem to care abou...

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August 24, 2022 39 min

Hello everyone and welcome back to another brand new Nikoli's Kitchen! For the first time ever, no featured recipe this week, and the format is shaking up a bit. In the first half of the show I talk about some of the stuff I've been cooking up in the kitchen lately, and then in the back half, I talk about some inspiration I found from the Imp & Skizz Podcast about going for what you want. Thank you all so much for liste...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to a brand new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week, I talk about a dish I prepared two ways, inspired to make something stir-fry or maybe lo mein-adjacent. I talk about where I feel each succeeded and failed.

Up top in positivity, I talk about the passing of TinFoil Chef, a content creator and Minecrafter that I was a big fan of, and that turns into a discussion about every perspective matteri...

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another brand new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week I'm talking about this absolutely amazing and fresh lemon garlic pasta dish stuffed with scallops and shrimp! With every element freshly made, this is one bite that you have to taste to believe. I also talk about resetting for the day and focusing on making the world a better place.

 

Featured Recipe for this Episode

Homemade Pasta

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Hello and welcome everyone to a new Quick Bite from Nikoli's Kitchen! Unfortunately I've been working 50+ hours the last couple weeks and I'm in training, so my free time is exceptionally limited right now, so I couldn't get a new episode out. However I didn't want you to miss out on new content, so I put together this Quick Bite based on these melt-in-your-mouth amazing peanut butter cookies made with almon...

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Hi and welcome back to another new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week on the show, inspired by a stop in Erie on our way home from a vacation to Cincinnati, I am making quesabirria for the first time ever! These delectable tacos are packed with INCREDIBLE flavor! I also share some thoughts as I finish another circuit around the sun on my 42nd birthday. Thank you so much for listening!

 

Featured Recipe for this Episode

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another brand new episode of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week, a photo from my memories pops up and reminds me how precious time is, and how important living every day to the fullest is. Then on the back half of that, I play with fire, literally, as I cook down some cherries in bourbon to make a decadent syrup. 

 

Check out the YouTube short showing me making this syrup at https://www.youtube.com/w...

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Welcome back everyone to SEASON FOUR of Nikoli's Kitchen! This week we're talking about under-baked strawberry rhubarb pie and about beating myself up a lot in the preceding weeks. The journey continues. Growth never ends. Stop the cycle of negativity and stop beating yourself up for not achieving 100% of everything every single day. And thank you so much for listening!

 

Featured Recipe for this Episode

Crust (makes two)

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Hello everyone and welcome to another new Quick Bite from Nikoli's Kitchen! Today we're talking about this beautiful orange sweet chili sauce that will light up any Asian dish with a citrusy umami blast of flavor. While I didn't make it as well as I'd hoped, I'm definitely still learning and growing. Thank you so much for listening!

 

Season four begins July 6th! I am really excited to kick off the next full sea...

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