Recipes, Salad

Kale + Quinoa Salad

Ya'll, what's with the kale trend? It's so trendy that I keep having to stop myself from capitalizing the 'K'! I mean, I get it. It's quite delicious, abundant, and makes us feel warm and fuzzy in the health category. Do you ever wonder if other foods were as trendy as kale and avocados? It's… Continue reading Kale + Quinoa Salad


Chorizo + Pineapple Farro Bowl

As most of you know, I'm a personal chef and make it my duty to offer personalized menus to each individual client. I have one client who prefers to have the entire meal easily accessible so that she doesn't have to worry about multiple containers. Sounds like a smart lady if you ask me! I… Continue reading Chorizo + Pineapple Farro Bowl


A Short Tale of the Cooking Fail

Today, I failed.  I've had things go wrong while cooking, but I could usually improvise and fix them as I went along.  It’s really the most shameful fail I've had.  How bad could it be, you ask? Allow me to elaborate.Lebneh (leb-nee) is a Middle-Eastern cream cheese, only not as thick as American cream cheese. … Continue reading A Short Tale of the Cooking Fail


Gluten-Free Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips

I have a client who has several food allergies that prevent her from eating dairy and gluten.  In all honesty, when I took on this (10-week) challenge I was a bit nervous that I would be limited in dishes to prepare. I thought it would be boring, and incredibly difficult to make foods that originally… Continue reading Gluten-Free Coconut Crusted Chicken Strips