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Shrimp and Zucchini Chimichangas

Shrimp and Zucchini Chimichangas

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. What great food are you planning to eat for your upcoming fiesta? Still unsure? Well, here’s an idea – these Shrimp and Zucchini Chimichangas!

Mexican Street Corn Salsa

Mexican Street Corn Salsa

Well, it’s about that time of year. Time to shake up the margarita’s and dig into the guacamole! Cinco de Mayo is just a few weeks away, and that means getting ready to fiesta with all my favorite flavors. Here I’m sharing an old favorite […]

Carrot Cake Waffles

Carrot Cake Waffles

I’ve never been much of a waffles-for-breakfast person. Mostly because I prefer savory breakfasts over sweet ones. However, a few years ago I invested in a waffle maker for catering brunches and it’s come in extremely handy. After all, lots of people love waffles, right?

I also have a client who requests homemade waffles on the regular, so I’ve become quite comfortable whipping up a batch of the popular breakfast treat. Only natural that I’ve begun daydreaming about exciting waffle flavors. Let’s just say, recipe testing has involved beets, lemon, savory versions and so on. But, the one I like best so far I’m sharing with you now – carrot cake waffles. I mean, why not?! Carrot cake is one of my favorite desserts, and making waffles out of grated carrots, sugar and flour, eggs, milk and butter with some cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom is a great way to start the day.

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Roasted Asparagus & Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Roasted Asparagus & Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Friends, listen up….remember that post I did a few weeks ago with my creamy cauliflower alfredo recipe? Then, remember this post I did talking about how much I love asparagus and asparagus season? Well, I had a genius moment when I was recipe testing all […]

Grandma Birdie’s Blondies

Grandma Birdie’s Blondies

With springtime in bloom, I realize people are probably craving summer-fitness foods more than sweet-tooth snacks, but I recently received a recipe that apparently was my grandmothers. My grandma Birdie apparently made really awesome blondies, so good in fact that my mom and my aunt […]

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 in the effort to eliminate gluten from their diet. “Chickpea Crumbs” as they are called seem to mimic a panko-style breadcrumb, and let me tell you, I love a good chickpea! Immediately, I got excited and started thinking of fun things to do with this imposter ingredient.

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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 […]

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

Ok, so FULL DISCLOSURE – this is NOT a vegan recipe. I realize that nowadays seeing creamy cauliflower Alfredo one might instantly assume the cauliflower is made to be creamy in order to stand in for the cream and butter you would normally find in […]

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter and Marshmallows

Recently, I saw a video posted on Instagram by Pinch of Yum for really-easy-looking homemade chocolate cups with peanut butter. I was instantly intrigued. Immediately I thought of a client of mine who I try to make treats for every now and then, but the drawback was that the recipe called for coconut oil. I understand the logic – it can be warmed and liquified to mix with the cocoa powder and then reset as it cools again – but the problem is my client can’t eat coconut. What to do?!

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Pea, Pancetta and Provolone Quiche

Pea, Pancetta and Provolone Quiche

Spring is seriously in the air ’round here in southeast Michigan. Even as the days still carry a brisk chill, we know what’s around the corner, and let’s be real, we’re chompin’ at the bit for warm days and fresh air. As I daydream about […]