Earlier this week I posted a recipe for a wonderfully cozy bowl of creamy chicken soup with dumplings. I mean, talk about craveable comfort food, right? Although, as the title “The Craveable Kitchen” might imply, my food cravings don’t always run the comfort food variety. […]
Another meatless recipe for my meat-free month of February – curried eggplant with chickpeas served with spaghetti squash! This dish was inspired by a client request for eggplant, which, admittedly, I don’t cook very often. It’s never been a favorite ingredient of mine, however, I […]
Confession time! A few years ago I worked at Williams Sonoma as a culinary instructor. This meant I would teach classes, and sometimes cook things for demonstration to serve guests as they shopped around the store. The day I remember most vividly was the day after Chuck Williams passed away. Yes, the founding father of the WS enterprise passed away at the age of 100 and I just happen to work at one of his stores when this happened. The charm of it all was that to honor his passing, the manager asked me to bake madeleines which were Mr. Williams’ favorite baked good. Well, these also happen to be one of my favorite baked goods, so I was thrilled to be assigned this task.
So, a new thing you may not know about me is that I spent four years as an official recipe developer. I wrote original recipe content for a unique, algorithm-based website known as Cooking PlanIt. From that job, I learned all kinds of food-and-interweb type […]
With the big football game coming up, I knew I had to share my warm Roasted Garlic White Queso Dip recipe with you. Perfect timing, no? I won’t even say how much I love chips and dip, cuz’ y’all know that already! But, I will try to convince you how much better homemade dips taste compared to store bought. Don’t believe me? Start making your own dips from scratch and you’ll begin to notice a huge difference. I can’t really put my finger on why, exactly, but fresh just tastes better, I guess! Don’t be discouraged! This recipe takes 15 minutes. It’s simple, straight-forward and 100% worth it.
Friends, if you have followed along with me even a little bit, chances are you are aware of my love for kale. I don’t know what it is, but I absolutely love kale. Yes, I love the texture, the flavor and the fact that it’s so darn good for me. All of it! If you’ve followed along a little bit closer, chances are you have seen me talk about kale pesto before, too. What can I say? It’s probably the best way I know of to serve kale, especially for people who are still haters, or on-the-fencers. Consider it a gateway recipe to the hardcore world of kale, if you will.
Baby, it’s cold outside! Buuuurrrrr!! To stay warm, I’m enjoying lots of nourishing bowls of soup, stews and chili. But really, who isn’t? This week, to warm up and stick with my on-going health goals (yipee!) I turned my recipe for White Bean Chicken Chili […]