Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

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

Classic Sausage & Peppers

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

Shaved yellow beets & fennel salad

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

Seared Bass with Brown Butter, Roasted Grapes & Capers

This dish uses the Searing Method. This seared bass dish will be done in 15 minutes and yet make you feel fancy and special while you eat it. The seared bass melts in your mouth, while the sweetness of the roasted grapes and the tangy earthy butter and caper make you want to dance. In … Read more

Velvety Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup is one of the most comforting soups for me. It’s velvety, warming & leaves me feeling really cozy. Oh – and it’s SO simple! With only 7 ingredients this Leek & Potato Soup it’s extremely affordable and it’s great in teaching folks how to build flavor. As with all Connected Chef … Read more

Mediterranean Summer Tabouli

Tabouli is a great snack to pack for picnics or bring for your next pot luck. It’s super simple and quick to make. Typically Tabouli is made with bulgar wheat, but this version utilizes QUINOA to make it gluten free and protein packed. As with all of my recipes, measurements are NOT important. I always urge … Read more

Balsamic Marinated Summer Veggies

There are many vegetables at the market that grow in abundance in the Summer. Squash, Zucchini, Peppers, Eggplant – These veggies are cheap. Unfortunately, many people don’t like them or don’t know how to make them SUPER yummy so that they enjoy them. My secret – This is the ONLY way I will eat these … Read more

Orange Coriander Marinade

turkey brine

Check out this super simple, “throw all the ingredients in a bowl” marinade recipe. It’s delicious with any lean meat & veggie! A great make ahead to keep in your freezer or fridge for busy day.

Arugula Parsley Puree

This bright, herby arugula parsley puree is a simple sauce that can also be used as a marinade. It's excellent with fish, steak, or any protein!

Our favorite pairing for this easy arugula parsley sauce is definitely fish, but it is delicious with steak and other proteins as well! If you decide to serve this bright and herby arugula parsley puree over a grilled steak, Corn Salsa makes a fabulous side. As with other Connected Chef recipes, let the kitchen and your instincts … Read more

Red Wine Vinaigrette

This red wine vinaigrette dressing is super simple, yet surprisingly delicious! I recommend making 3 big jars so you can always have it some on hand in the fridge. It’s a great vinaigrette for vegetables, salads, sandwiches – you name it! Like most of my recipes, I really recommend you start with the base here and then play … Read more