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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

Recipe #15: Chimichurri Steak & Roasted Veggies (Whole30)

Recipe #15: Chimichurri Steak & Roasted Veggies (Whole30)

This has not only been a client favourite, but is super easy to make and is so dang delicious! If you haven’t heard of or tried chimichurri before, now is the time. The Argentinian spices bring a serious party to your mouth and can dress up any meal! Ingredients: 1 lb of grass fed ribeyeContinue Reading Recipe #15: Chimichurri Steak & Roasted Veggies (Whole30)

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

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

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 #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)

Recipe #9: Beef Sliders

Recipe #9: Beef Sliders

I am so excited to share this amazing Beef Slider recipe with you — my sweet Joel is the one who created it! I’m not just saying this because I’m madly in love with him, but it is one of the BEST burgers I’ve ever had! These juicy, flavorful patties have a secret ingredient that you won’t wantContinue Reading Recipe #9: Beef Sliders

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

Delightful scents of smokey meats, fresh fish, and Japanese sake fill the air as you walk into Kemuri. The owner’s of Ramen Tatsu-Ya opened up this izakaya, a casual pub eatery, with a mission – serve solid Japanese food and pay homage to the building’s previous eatery, Live Oak BBQ. The fact that they would thinkContinue Reading Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

Christmas in Seattle

Christmas in Seattle

In my last post, I talked about my time in Portland (which was so dreamy and you should go back and read it if you haven’t). I was in Portland for a few days before Christmas, and then Joel, his parents, and I drove up to Seattle on Christmas Eve. It was my first timeContinue Reading Christmas in Seattle