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 

For the Love of Asparagus

For the Love of Asparagus

Raise your hand if you love Asparagus!!! Me! Me! I do! I do! Now, more importantly, raise your hand if you don’t. I know there are some of you out there. Hey, I get it. As a kid, my grandma used to cook the worst 

Charred Paprika Broccoli

Charred Paprika Broccoli

Have I ever mentioned that I love vegetables?  I’m not a vegetarian, but if pressed, I’d give up meat way before giving up veggies. Meat or no meat, meals just aren’t complete or balanced without veggies, IMO. My current obsession for vegetable cookery is simple. 

Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice

Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice

It’s not often that I suggest steak for dinner, mostly for cost purposes, but let’s face it, we all need a little something different at the table from time to time. After visiting a local restaurant for Korean BBQ recently, I remembered not only how 

Crispy Rice Squares

Crispy Rice Squares

Recently, I saw a post on a fellow food bloggers Instagram page for crispy rice balls. Hee Jee, of White Blank Space, called the cute little triangles “onigiri” and I knew immediately that I would love them. When I was young, I traveled to Asia 

Curried Eggplant and Chickpeas

Curried Eggplant and Chickpeas

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 

Kale and Sweet Potato Lentils

Kale and Sweet Potato Lentils

You may have heard over on Instagram that I have given up meat and alcohol for the month of February, and I’m also trying to consume less dairy (i.e. cheese!). This is what I do when I want to eat better, I make restrictions for 

Hoisin Chicken and Pork Lettuce Cups

Hoisin Chicken and Pork Lettuce Cups

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 

Shrimp and Artichoke Cakes

Shrimp and Artichoke Cakes

What can I say? I am always looking for new ideas for food and recipes. So often in fact, that my mind is just constantly, naturally, processing various input. Sometimes I have literally no idea where an idea comes from. Like in this instance for