December 23, 2011 § 3 Comments
After eating cookies, chocolate, and holiday treats for the past few weeks, I feel like I am in SWEETS OVERLOAD. I thought I should include a detox recipe that is healthy, but still delicious enough for everyone to like during the holiday dinner. This Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash is the perfect side dish to get you back on track for healthy eating in the New Year.
December 10, 2011 § 6 Comments
If you are wondering why I have not posted in a week, it is because I have been having way too much fun in New York. I went to attend a food styling class at the French Culinary Institute. We learned tons of tricks to make food look absolutely amazing for print and tv. This first picture was taken Tuesday night in Central Park. It had just rained and was so pretty! I loved the cold, crisp air – it was so refreshing from the 75 degree sunshine here in CA.
November 29, 2011 § 3 Comments
Was anyone else secretly waiting for Thanksgiving shenanigans to be over so you could make Texas Chili and cornbread like on Top Chef last week? Don’t get me wrong, I loved the turkey and gravy, but ever since I saw the episode last Wednesday I have been excited to make chili.
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November 22, 2011 § 4 Comments
Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. I love the sweet and tart flavors with the turkey and all the other Thanksgiving day fixings. I know a lot of people are partial to the traditional canned cranberry sauce, but making homemade is so simple and quick (about 10 minutes) everyone should be able to squeeze in the time to make it!
This recipe uses warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, as well as orange juice and orange zest.
November 16, 2011 § 4 Comments
Last week my friends and I had an Asian Cooking Night. The week before we had a homemade pasta night! Cooking Nights are a really fun idea that I encourage you to do with your group of foodie friends! Pick a theme, invite some friends, drink some wine, cook, and have a fun and delicious night! We made so much great Asian food that I can only do one dish at a time, hence the part 1.