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!

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

Pea Mint Pasta

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pea Mint Pesto Pasta is made by making a type of ‘pesto’ out of fresh peas and mint, with the bright flavor of lemon juice and the bite of garlic. This is a great summer picnic snack since it holds really well at chilled or room temps, although it is great eaten hot or cold. … Read more

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Quiche

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love pulling out this simple quiche recipe whenever I’m in the mood for something simple yet fancy – or when I’ve got some leftover ingredients on hand to use up. This quiche recipe is written with cheese, leeks, and ham, but feel free to play around with the ingredients. I’ll add any leftover vegetables … Read more

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