My Top 5 | Vinnie Hinostroza

Although he won’t take top prize in an Iron Chef competition, the 24-year-old forward definitely knows his way around a kitchen.

What’s cooking with Arizona’s Vinnie Hinostroza? Although he won’t take top prize in an Iron Chef competition, the 24-year-old forward definitely knows his way around a kitchen.

When it comes to serving up ideas for all three daily meals, Hinostroza definitely has some food for thought for what he likes to create and share with others.

As for his one dessert weakness, the Chicago native has the scoop for NHLPA.com

What's cooking 


1. Egg-cellent start to the day

“I really do believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I like to experiment in making eggs in different ways, then adding different types of potatoes and veggies on the side. I usually just make two eggs scrambled, one over easy, with some sweet potatoes and peppers.”

2. Toast with the most

“It’s pretty simple, but I like making avocado toast with a couple eggs on top of that. I prefer the eggs over easy. I’ll have that sometimes for breakfast and I enjoy it.”

3. Salad days

“I cook more in the summer, but a big go-to for me when it comes to lunch is a big salad that’s full of different kinds of veggies. I’ll have chicken to go along with it. I make the dressing, which is a mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.”    

4. Stirring it up

“Another dish I really enjoy having for lunch is a stir fry. I like to get a lot of vegetables in there and then have some salmon on top. Other times, I’ll have ground turkey or chicken instead of salmon. I cut up a lot of peppers and some asparagus, onions, fried up, and add either the fish or meat, then throw that all together. It’s pretty good.”

5. Dinner time!

“I’ve been making this spaghetti squash a lot and I love it. It’s pretty easy… you just throw it in the oven and it’s pretty cool how it turns into pasta like that. I make this – I don’t know if it’s healthy, but it’s healthier than the usual one – chicken parmigiana and slightly bread it. I sauté it a few seconds and throw it in the oven. I enjoy cooking for my girlfriend and for my sister, who has been down here visiting a lot. They’re both good cooks.”  

Just Desserts

“Pretty much every night I’ll have some ice cream. I’ll either have that by itself or I’ll have a little chocolate brownie, but with ice cream on top.”