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The Connected Chef's Blog

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So, I've finally decided that I'm going to do some writing. I've honestly been thinking about doing a blog for years. I envisioned it as a place I go to to journal, really. I can lament, celebrate and just get shit down on paper. There will be profanity, incomplete sentences and the occasional brain dump, but there will always be connection.  The goal is always a little inspiration and support for you, with a dash of laughter.

But as usual...No Recipe Required.

I hope you enjoy!

Family Gardening 101: indoors or out

January 21, 2020

With the anticipation of Spring family gardening is a great way to breath life into your week. In this blog, we talk about HOW to garden indoors or out using simple tools and container gardening, WHERE to get started and WHAT seeds to start planting first. Spend time this week with your kids and teach … Read more

A personal story on learning to cook on a budget

January 20, 2020

Last week I shared a story about my husband telling my kids about my chef superpower. In case you missed it, he said that I’m magical at making something amazing out of nothing.  I can look in the fridge and take a half head of cauliflower, onions, beans and potatoes and make a really yummy … Read more

Spaghetti Squash Tacos

April 15, 2019

Spaghetti Squash Tacos (Tinga Style) is a vegetarian taco inspired by Pollo de Tinga. This Mexican inspired classic has deep flavors from Guajillo Chilis, onion and tomato. It can be eaten as a taco or with rice…or any way you wish! Spaghetti squash Tinga is a great alternative for vegetarian tacos or tostadas and can … Read more

Cultivating conversation through food

March 28, 2019

Cultivating conversation through food Using food to have deeper conversations with your loved ones. As with many tough conversations, food makes things a little easier to address. It eases our discomfort and insecurities and it creates a bridge between the now and more broad ideas. Using food to bridge that gap and be the container … Read more

Baked Omelette (your quick go-to egg dish)

March 28, 2019

Here is a quick, egg dish for your busy morning. Making these baked omelettes ahead and having them ready in your fridge for your kids (and yourself) to grab and go are ESSENTIAL. To have a strong and efficient day, we need to get healthy fats and some veggies in our bodies in the morning. … Read more

Overnight Oats

March 27, 2019

Overnight Oats will change your morning routine and give you and your family a great, healthy start to the day. As a parent of two kids in school, I learned very quickly that the mornings can be filled with chaos, yelling and stress. And as a result, it’s SO easy to just grab a quick … Read more

Coconut Carrot Soup

March 25, 2019

Coconut Carrot Soup is not something you would typically think to make without some prompting. But – It’s AWESOME! The coconut milk makes it silky smooth, the honey adds a little sweetness and the orange/cumin flavor combo makes it different than any other soup you’d typically have. Because the Coconut-Carrot soup is getting blended – … Read more

Kale Pesto

March 25, 2019

This Kale pesto is an extremely healthy and a delicious version of a traditional green herb pesto. What is a pesto exactly? Pesto is simply a puree of greens that is emulsified with olive oil. It can be great with some pasta or as a sauce with roasted veggies. I’ve even been know to eat … Read more

A Family Affair

March 12, 2019

Cooking is not the only way to engage your child into the world of cooking. Engaging in a two-way conversation around whole foods is the first step to establishing healthy and independent food choices for your child. Cooking doesn’t have to be the only path to healthy eating though. Beginning a conversation around food is the first … Read more

Classic Sausage & Peppers

February 24, 2019

As a native Long Island Italian girl, sausage & peppers was one of the things I watched my dad drool over as a kid. I never loved cooked peppers as a child, but when I began to cook myself, I created my own recipe and it is hands down, the best sausage and peppers you … Read more

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