October 25, 2011 § 2 Comments
I was recently shopping at Bed Bath & Beyond and I found these cute little tart shells. The picture on the package was of a Quiche Lorraine and I suddenly got an intense craving…oh how easily marketing gimmicks get me!
October 20, 2011 § 5 Comments
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. When I was young, I used to love getting dressed up to go trick-or-treating around my neighborhood. There was this one house that always gave out KING size candy bars – we always went there first! Now that I am a little too old to go around to my neighbors asking for candy, I love to make my own Halloween treats!
October 19, 2011 § 1 Comment
Risotto is a laborious dish to make. It takes constant stirring and patience for the rice to slowly cook. This sage and pancetta risotto, however, is well worth the effort!
October 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
This was the hardest food photo shoot I have ever had because I could not stop eating these green beans. They are so addictive!
This dish has great umami flavor from the soy sauce and a spicy kick from the chili flakes. I blanched the beans first and then sautéed them. Using this method ensures perfectly cooked green beans that are not overly done and still a bit crunchy!
October 16, 2011 § 6 Comments
I am so excited that the weather is finally getting a bit chillier. In California that means high 60’s! Nevertheless, it is officially Fall and Soup Season is here! Kick of the season with this Creamy Fennel and Potato Soup.
October 15, 2011 § 5 Comments
The melt in your mouth sweet potatoes, nutty mushrooms, and earthy sautéed kale are combined with quinoa and a hint of spicy chili flakes. This dish leaves you feeling full and energized! This is also a completely vegan and gluten-free dish that is packed full of protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.