Posts tagged "recipes"
¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

¡Fiesta! Cinco De Mayo Recipes & Entertaining For HGTV.COM

  Hola at me party peoples! Spring fiesta-timing is in full swing and this month I’ve been incredibly honored to be producing festive entertaining content for HGTV.com. Cinco De Mayo might be one of my favorite holidays eating/hosting-wise and living in Southern California certainly allows me to indulge in authentic Mexican culture any day of...
Health Warrior Recipe In A Box: Acai Berry Chia Bar Smoothie

Health Warrior Recipe In A Box: Acai Berry Chia Bar Smoothie

I am one lucky lucky, let me tell you! Over the past few years I’ve gotten some awesome surprise deliveries. Like the time 24 perfectly bubble-wrapped avocados arrived in need of a signature and a case of ol’ blue eyes showed up asking to be used in a new recipe….annnnd just recently this here “recipe...
Southwestern Kale Salad Recipe

Southwestern Kale Salad Recipe

Instagram continues to perplex me. I’m always surprised that my photos with the worst lighting during late night dinner prep are the ones that get some of the most positive responses and pleads for recipes. Sometimes a shocking amount more than any other (in my option, better looking) photos I take. I never think that...
THE QOOQ: First Ever Touch Tablet For The Kitchen

THE QOOQ: First Ever Touch Tablet For The Kitchen

I have swooned over many-a modern kitchen photo pins highlighting exceptional iPad cabinet integration. OH! The joy of endless recipes, internet access and magazine video tutorials at your olive oil covered fingertips – without a clumsy mess?! I do not have said glamorous kitchen and have tried to make use of my precious tablet in...
Holiday Cocktail Hour With Nathan Hazard

Holiday Cocktail Hour With Nathan Hazard

  I’ve known Nathan Hazard for a while now and he’s made me plenty o’ cocktails. Works of art actually. He takes great pride in his craft. Each ingredient used is carefully sourced or created from scratch. Each drinking vessel is hand selected to accommodate the theme… And every cocktail he creates is surprising, unique...
Holiday Bites II: Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Shooters & Endive Pear Cups

Holiday Bites II: Chipotle Pumpkin Soup Shooters & Endive Pear Cups

Is there anything more comforting than soup this time of year? Okay maybe mac & cheese and a costco sized pie come in at a close second, but one thing is certain – nothing is more awkward than eating soup in mixed company… Specifically Phở. On a first date. Slurpage, long noodles and composed grace...
Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Lobster Risotto Dinner Party: Recipe & Tabletop Design

Summer is still holding on tightly around these parts and you won’t hear me complaining about the extra weekend evenings eating outdoors. I am, however, feeling a bit conflicted. Romantically craving the crisp autumn air and heartier meals…but not quite ready to let go of the ridiculously flavorful tomatoes and beefy avocados that seem to...
Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

(1) Did you know you can grow beautiful Oyster Mushrooms straight out of a box?! (2) Did you know that said mushrooms are massive, only take 10 days to mature and make for one bang-up meal?! (3) Do you realize how incredibly fun it actually is?! Answer: Obviously Yes to all the above. The fine...
BBQ Kebab Wraps & Homemade Tzatziki

BBQ Kebab Wraps & Homemade Tzatziki

It’s still surprising to me when my weekday dinner instagram photos get much more love than the other (more carefully) composed shots. You know the kind of photos you probably shouldn’t be uploading that are all grainy and muddy looking from your lack of decent kitchen lighting. Yup, those photos. The kind of photos I’m...
Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

It’s been HOT in these parts for far too long. Working from home with no Air-Con has proved…delirious. I’ve been seeking refuge in coffee shops, libraries….and mint. It’s funny how this mighty herb can trick you into feeling a few degrees cooler. I’ve been on an infusion roll, stuffing handfuls of the green machine into...
Style Servings: Black Cutouts & Squid Ink Squash Cracker

Style Servings: Black Cutouts & Squid Ink Squash Cracker

Summer might be slow dancing with the autumn months, but the heat has been a’blazin here in Los Angeles. Ten straight days of oven door open, hair cowlickin’, do I really bother putting on pants type of heat. Let’s just say I’ve been taking advantage of my “air conditioning” (a wet washcloth on my face...
Quick Fix: Kimchi Vegetables & Soba Noodles

Quick Fix: Kimchi Vegetables & Soba Noodles

Okay. Can we be real? There are times…lots of times… when you’re just plain staggered, starving and frozen pizza-less. Those nights when even the most culinary organized are exuhusted and looking for a tub of dolmas to nosh on instead of dinner. We’ve all been there. Now it’s just time to come clean…all ten fingers style....