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The Connected Chef's Blog

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The Connected Chef's Blog

Welcome!

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!

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

Braising

February 17, 2019

Tips to get the best of this Blog? Schedule intentional time for the email, videos and cooking Print out the materials and hang them on your fridge Practice (schedule in that cooking during times that work for you) Ask questions & be fearless! Braising is often referred to as the “low and slow” approach to … Read more

Shaved yellow beets & fennel salad

February 6, 2019

I love trying new kinds of salads, but shaved fennel and yellow beets are my all time favorite and with a mandolin it takes less than 15 minutes to create. With this salad, I start with fennel and beets, but this salad is also great if you add other shaved root vegetables and some cucumber … Read more