ATX Eats & Treats

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Restaurant Review: Forthright Cafe

Restaurant Review: Forthright Cafe

This post has been a long time coming because I have been a fan of Forthright for awhile now – but for those that haven’t visited or have it on their list to check out: this post is for you! Not only is the cafe beautiful and welcoming, but there’s ample seating both inside andContinue Reading Restaurant Review: Forthright Cafe

An Italian Affair Pop-Up Dinner

An Italian Affair Pop-Up Dinner

I had the amazing opportunity and honor to take over the kitchen at Forthright Cafe on March 29th for the evening to feature my own chef creations. It was an event that took months to plan, and was one of the most flawless and most fun nights EVER! The night started out with amazing foccaciaContinue Reading An Italian Affair Pop-Up Dinner

Best Pizza in Austin – City Guide 2017

Best Pizza in Austin – City Guide 2017

I am so excited to bring to you a guide for the Best Pizza in Austin! There are quite a few (ok, about a million) pizza spots in Austin. I’ve narrowed it down by popular vote and organized it by the area of town. Did I leave anything out? Please let me know and I’ll make sureContinue Reading Best Pizza in Austin – City Guide 2017

Restaurant Review: Eureka!

Restaurant Review: Eureka!

Eureka! is located in the heart of downtown Austin. It’s corner spot next to The Driskill has large open windows and a beautiful indoor space with ample seating. I had the best time trying their menu and I am excited to share some of my favourites with you! Lollipop Corn Dogs These little balls ofContinue Reading Restaurant Review: Eureka!

Recipe #14: Gluten-Free Chili Mac n Cheese with Hidden Veggies

Recipe #14: Gluten-Free Chili Mac n Cheese with Hidden Veggies

I love a solid mac n cheese, but I hate knowing all the heavy cream and junk that goes into it. I’ve transformed this classic southern dish, added a meaty chili component, and lightened up the sauce with puréed vegetables!! Ingredients: gluten-free rice elbow noodles 4 oz colby jack cheese, shredded 4 oz asiago/provolone/mozzarella cheese, shreddedContinue Reading Recipe #14: Gluten-Free Chili Mac n Cheese with Hidden Veggies

Recipe #13: Mongolian Beef (Gluten Free)

Recipe #13: Mongolian Beef (Gluten Free)

I am so excited to bring to you yet another delicious and healthy dish! I am going to take this fan favorite and put nutrition back in it! (The classic recipe has a bunch of scary things in it). Ingredients: 2 lbs of prime beef chuck, cut into thin strips 1/4 cup gluten-free tamari 3 tbspContinue Reading Recipe #13: Mongolian Beef (Gluten Free)

Restaurant Review: DeSano Pizzeria

Restaurant Review: DeSano Pizzeria

I have a huge crush on DeSano Pizzeria. The owner, Jimmy, gave Joel and I a tour of the restaurant, from the dough room, to the cooler, to the wood burning ovens and pizza making stations. I was wowed in so many ways. Did you know he imports his mozzarella and ricotta straight from ItalyContinue Reading Restaurant Review: DeSano Pizzeria

Recipe #12: Zucchini Lasagna (Whole30)

Recipe #12: Zucchini Lasagna (Whole30)

Two words for you that change the pasta game: zucchini lasagna. In this dish, I use a mandolin slicer to make zucchini noodles and macadamia nuts to make ricotta! One of my clients liked this dish so much, I’m making it again for them next week. Trust me, you’ll love it too. Ingredients: For theContinue Reading Recipe #12: Zucchini Lasagna (Whole30)

Recipe #11: Meatloaf (Whole30)

Recipe #11: Meatloaf (Whole30)

For my next Whole30 compliant recipe, I bring you a homemade classic: meatloaf! My boyfriend loves this as a main dish and I gotta say, I did a pretty good job making it. Ingredients: 1 Vital Farms egg (it makes such a difference using pasture raised eggs!) 1/2 a green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 anContinue Reading Recipe #11: Meatloaf (Whole30)

Recipe #10: Chinese Chicken with Leeks and Carrots (Whole 30)

Recipe #10: Chinese Chicken with Leeks and Carrots (Whole 30)

One thing I get asked a lot is how I manage to cook so much in so little time. I recently started working as a personal chef and a big part of what I do is making the most of my time. The next several recipes I post will not only be Whole 30 compliant,Continue Reading Recipe #10: Chinese Chicken with Leeks and Carrots (Whole 30)