Layering Flavor

Layering Flavor is what separates a novice cook from a really great cook. The more you practice layering flavor into your dishes, the more flavorful, complex and interesting they will be. 

Pay close attention to the steps in these recipes to see how we layer flavor and build a delicious meal.

Lentils

January 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

This lentils and chicken dish is a super tasty and easy dinner dish. The best part of this meal is that it can all be cooked in one pot. One pot meals are super easy and are super flavorful because all of the ingredients cook and develop together. Also this one pot dish make for … Read more

Cowboy Caviar

June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cowboy Caviar is the perfect recipe for a sunny summer day or a barbecue with your family! Its a simple and delicious dip that combines flavorful vegetables with creamy avocado. This dip is so easy to make and can be eaten on anything, a taco, quesadilla, as a dip, or just with a spoon! Its … Read more

miso soup recipe

Miso Soup Recipe in under 30 minutes

January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

This Miso Soup recipe is seriously the fasted soup to make. You don’t even need pre-made broth to get a ton of flavor because the miso paste does it all for you. This miso soup is also great for freezing and saving for a rainy day. When I don’t feel like cooking, but want something … Read more

Coconut Carrot Soup

March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Classic Sausage & Peppers

February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Winter squash Soup

Winter Squash Soup

November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting a variety of Winter squash in the Fall months is my favorite! Winter squash keep outside the fridge for what seems like ever and are so great for adding some depth and warmth to any dish. This Winter squash soup is very simple and fast AND like so many of The Connected Chef recipes, … Read more

ragout

Veggie ragout with creamy cheese polenta

November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

This Veggie Ragout & creamy polenta makes me feel SO warm and cozy as the weather gets colder. By building flavors and adding ingredients in layers, you will find that this Ragout will give you both depth of flavor and a bright surprise at the end with the addition of some vinegar. Make a double … Read more

cranberry side for your Thanksgiving turkey

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This easy and fast cranberry sauce recipe will be the star of your Thanksgiving meal. It brightens and balances all the heavy food that typically comes with Thanksgiving and will open up your taste buds to the flavors of all the other dishes on your plate. Remember that cranberry sauce in a can growing up? … Read more

turkey brine

Turkey Brine – Orange Coriander

October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This Orange Coriander Brine will leave you with a moist turkey and brighten it’s flavor through the use of citrus. Your Thanksgiving turkey this year will be the best you’ve ever had. What is a brine?  A brine is a salty solution that will add moisture to any lean meat. If you like this flavor combo, … Read more

Chili

January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

This simple chili recipe is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can freeze batches of it for a rainy day! Chili Print Recipe This is the easiest, most forgiving and delicious chili you will eat. Make 3 times the amount so that you can … Read more

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