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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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?!