Recipes

Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Rosemary and Garlic

July 4, 2016
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Happy Summer! Here’s a dish that’s so simple it can be prepped and cooked within 15 minutes, and eaten at any temperature. It works as well for a crowd as it does for a simple weeknight side dish. There’s really not much a of a recipe, but I love the story behind it so I’ll […]

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A Month of Meal Kit Menus; Home Chef vs. Blue Apron

June 20, 2016

I’ve been feeling uninspired lately, when it comes to cooking dinner during the week. I work full time and a have a heinous commute (1.5-2 hours each way) at least 3 days a week. Some days I’m away from home 13+ hours and by the time I get home the last thing I want to do […]

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Pan Roasted Salmon with Pinot Noir Cherry Sauce

May 23, 2016

You may think, “Red wine with fish? Isn’t that a no-no?” Not in this case. Salmon is a fish with robust flavor and it stands up well to a red wine, especially the light bodied fruity notes of Pinot Noir. Most of the wild salmon sold in the US comes from the Pacific Northwest which […]

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Chicken Salad with Olives and Dijon Yogurt Dressing

February 23, 2016
Chicken Salad with Olives and Dijon Yogurt Dressing

It’s February. Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions already? If your answer was, “I gave up on on January 3rd”, you are not alone. I’ve stopped making resolutions all together because they were always the same; eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, stop eating brownies (see how well that worked?). I can […]

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Bits of Everything Soup; Beans, Rice and Sausage

January 31, 2016
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When is a recipe not a recipe? When you know how to make something so well you intuitively know the ratios of ingredients and you don’t have to measure. Soup is one of those things for me. Early on in my professional cooking career I spent a solid year making the “soup of the day” […]

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The SoCal Sour, a Bourbon Cocktail

January 27, 2016
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Do you know the difference between Whiskey and Bourbon? I’ll admit, I had to look it up. Bourbon has not always been my drink of choice, but I’m developing an appreciation. In the past I’ve posted cocktails with tequila, gin, and even pisco, but bourbon is new for me. And please don’t ask me for anything […]

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