When I first met my husband all he ate was crepes. He lived about a crepe shop in San Francisco and every night's meal was a savory crepe. When we first started dating, I too had my fare share of crepes and I must say they are kind of underrated.Read More
This week's fridge foraging was between lettuce cups and coconut curry and you all chose coconut curry. Such a simple recipe - perfect for weeknight cooking. Plus is it one seriously big bowl of healthy comfort food.Read More
I think there are two types of people in this world...people who love Costco and people who hate Costco. I fall into the later. The thought of going to Costco gives me serious anxiety. I don't know what it is - I love other stores like Target and Walmart. And Trader Joes and Whole Foods I can do with my eyes closed...but there is just something about Costco.Read More
For this week's fridge foraging you all chose the chicken! In this dish, which takes minimal time, boneless skinless chicken breasts are browned then topped with a lemon butter sauce.Read More
Today I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes - my recipe for New Year Noodle Soup.Read More
I am not sure what to call this - it is a salad or a noodle dish? Whatever it is, it is a delicious creation in this week's fridge foraging. The peanut sauce is the clear winner with so much flavor, it would work well with just about any salad or asian inspired noodle bowl.Read More
I grew up eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day for good luck. We didn't have a ton of food traditions growing up but black eyed peas (and never ending football) on NY day was the tradition. I have added in collard greens and cornbread just for good measure. Write here...Read More
I make these meatballs every single Christmas Eve...or special occasion for that matter. They are inspired by the Monday night meatballs served at one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco, A16. I love how easy and rewarding this dish is and it also freezes really well.Read More
This year I had the crazy and slightly ambitious idea to make Christmas cookies for everyone on my holiday list! I usually give out homemade candy but this year I wanted to do Christmas cookies. So I found my 10 favorite cookies recipes and created an epic holiday cookie box for my friends, people I work with, and colleagues.Read More
Today I am channeling Martha Stewart of the 80s for this easy and tasty holiday crostini recipe I created with La Brea Bakery.
I love flipping through vintage food magazines and came upon this amazing spread of tea sandwiches that Martha created for a holiday party spread many years ago. I was blown away with one how gorgeous they were but also how simple they were. Everyday ingredients put together to create something stunning. Inspired by these crostini I decided to create my own holiday spread using my favorite sandwich bread from La Brea Bakery.Read More
In true Southern California style, this past weekend it was 80s degrees...in the middle of December! Even thought I grew up in Florida and am used to warm holidays, sometimes the weather this time of year is totally confusing. Where is the white Christmas that I see all over social media???!Read More
Tonight's fridge foraging used chicken thighs, stale bread, fingerling potatoes and lemon. It is a play on the famous Zuni Cafe Chicken with bread salad.Read More
If you are not familiar, Thermomix is a blender / food processor / stand mixer that also cooks, sautés and steams - it is basically my sous chef in the kitchen. For the past couple of months I have been working with them to create my very own holiday recipe booklet! This booklet is filled with some of my very favorite holiday recipes, made especially for the Thermomix. It’s available today in a special holiday bundle that includes a Thermomix TM5 and all its accessories, another Thermomix baking cookbook , and a cute cake stand. Make sure to check it out and let me know what you think!Read More
To me, Thanksgiving is all about easy comfort food. Especially if I am hosting, I don’t want to be worrying about anything last minute. The name of the game is to totally enjoy myself and hopefully not stress.
I love to make food that is tasty but also can be made ahead. That goes for appetizers too - no reason to be making any dishes that require last minute attention. Enter my spinach and artichoke dip. I took the traditional spinach and artichoke dip and lightened it, by adding more spinach and artichokes, and the result is one of the tastiest dips ever. Also make sure to serve this with toasted crunchy baguette slices.Read More
Give me all the chocolate please. Well, let me rephrase that. Please give me anything that has to do with chocolate and peanut butter. I absolutely cannot resist that flavor combination. And don’t even get me started on what happens when you put them together in a molten chocolate cake – it is the most unbelievable dessert out there. You should probably go make it, right now.Read More
Passion fruit wasn’t something I really discovered until I moved to California. Growing up in Florida, we didn’t have it for some reason. You would think that in a tropical climate like South Florida it would be growing everywhere. Maybe it was and I had no idea! (Which is a bummer because I love passion fruit.)Read More
I am a big fan of pizza and could probably eat pizza (or tacos) pretty much everyday of the week. Although that sounds delicious, it is probably not the most healthy of diets. Enter caulfilower pizza. When I want pizza but want one that is a little more nutritious, this is what I turn to. Although it is not exactly like pizza dough, this cauliflower pizza is pretty darn close.
Feel free to put all of your favorite toppings on the crust. I like old school pizza sauce, cheese and basil but the sky is the limit in what you can top with pizza crust.Read More