Seasoning & Building Flavor

Seasoning and building flavor are the corner stones behind cooking. These are recipes that are truly meant to be cooked WITH YOUR SENSES.

The are the perfect first step for you to begin to trust your intuition in the kitchen and taste as you go.

Don't be scared & REMEMBER  –

You can always add in more of something, but you can't take away!

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

Ponzu Sauce

October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ponzu sauce is a tangy, salty sauce that is great with items like spring rolls, sushi or poke. With only a few ingredients, this sauce can be made in large batches and kept in the fridge for (ever?) months. The soy sauce & citrus preserves the aromatics and you never really need to worry about … Read more

Mediterranean Summer Tabouli

June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

Chili

January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

This 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 freeze … Read more

Red Wine Vinaigrette

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

Chimichurri

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chimichurri sauce is a zesty, flavorful addition to grilled meats or veggies! I love to make a big batch and keep it on hand in the fridge; it jazzes up any boring meal, plus it will keep for a long time if tightly covered. You don’t have to stick with the exact herbs I have … Read more

Thai Marinated Chicken with Coconut Rice & Thai Slaw

October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The marinade for this Thai chicken allows you to get a little creative in the kitchen, and the accompanying slaw is the same! Use the proportions of the marinade ingredients below according to how much chicken you should make, and think about the final flavor of the dish; since this is both a marinade as … Read more

Corn Salsa

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love this corn salsa, especially in the summertime! It’s a really bright and fun flavor, with great texture from the sweet corn kernels. It’s a perfect side for grilled foods and tastes even better the day after it’ made. If you’re not a big fan or cilantro, feel free to change it up for a … Read more

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