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Baked Trout with Corn, Tomatoes and Fennel

Baked Trout with Corn, Tomatoes and Fennel

Hello, Friends!  I know it’s been awhile since my last post and I am so sad about that! Lot’s of stuff has been happening in my life lately so while I adjust to some change, I have given myself a little break on the blogging. […]

Pickled Pepper Pearl Couscous

Pickled Pepper Pearl Couscous

What can I say! I love a quick pickle! Who’s with me? This recipe for Pickled Pepper Pearl Couscous is not only fun to say, but easy to make. It requires only a little planning ahead, and what I consider to be a few staple […]

Grilled Peach Salsa

Grilled Peach Salsa

Friends, remember that recipe I shared a few weeks ago for Grilled Peach Salad with Crispy Kale and Avocado? Well, the inspiration (or, obsession…either way) for grilled peaches continues with this recipe for Grilled Peach Salsa. I mean, how can you not?! Grilled fruit in […]

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad

Recently I realized how veggie-focused my blog posts have been this month. Well, this post for Roasted Beet and Arugula salad is no different. What can I say? Can’t stop, won’t stop! A big reason for my vegetarian-skewed diet these days has a lot to […]

Corn and Basil Risotto Salad

Corn and Basil Risotto Salad

Alrighty, friends….comin’ at you with something fresh and summery today. My Corn and Basil Risotto Salad is so fresh and flavorful, I can’t even explain it. You’ll just have to cook it and see for yourself! Even more exciting, it’s one of my favorite summer […]

Spring Salmon Toast

Spring Salmon Toast

So, last night I did something really smart. Wanna know what? I meal planned! What is it about the term “meal plan” that sounds so complicated and serious? It was really quite simple, and it was my way of starting this week on a healthy […]

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Pepper Sauce

Coconut Shrimp with Mango Pepper Sauce

So, like, we all know I went all-in on Cinco de Mayo this year. Seated, four-course dinner party and all. Well, I don’t want to beat a dead horse, as they say, but this Mango Pepper Sauce was just one of the really craveable dishes […]

Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup

Creamy Leek and White Bean Soup

Despite the fact that we are having 80-degree weather this week in Michigan, I am craving soup like crazy lately. I’m pretty sure what I am really craving is fresh vegetables. As spring comes to life I always crave fresh, whole produce, and my favorite […]

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

I am a huge fan of quick pickling. Red onions, blueberries, celery, fennel, green beans, rhubarb, cucumbers, asparagus, mustard seeds, and so on. It’s so easy, you can pickle nearly anything and give simple things an exciting transformation. Keep in mind, pickling does not require […]

Chickpea Chicken & Buffalo-Honey-Mustard

Chickpea Chicken & Buffalo-Honey-Mustard

You may know by now that I am a personal chef, which means I cook for a lot of clients, in various homes, all with different dietary goals or preferences. Recently, a client introduced me to a new product she found that would hopefully help […]