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 and Read more about Restaurant Review: Forthright Cafe[…]

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 foccacia Read more about An Italian Affair Pop-Up Dinner[…]

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 ribeye Read more about Recipe #15: Chimichurri Steak & Roasted Veggies (Whole30)[…]

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 of Read more about Restaurant Review: Eureka![…]

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, shredded Read more about Recipe #14: Gluten-Free Chili Mac n Cheese with Hidden Veggies[…]

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 Italy Read more about Restaurant Review: DeSano Pizzeria[…]

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 the Read more about Recipe #12: Zucchini Lasagna (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 an Read more about Recipe #11: Meatloaf (Whole30)[…]

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 want Read more about Recipe #9: Beef Sliders[…]