Super Greens Citrus Salad

Every time I come back from a long vacation, all I want to eat is salad and yogurt. I don’t know about you but when I travel, I…

Ribeye Sandwich with Jalapeno Pesto and White Cheese Sauce

Happy New Year! In the blink of an eye, 2018 has ended and we are starting a new chapter. When I was younger, I used to make New…

Braised Brisket with Cranberry Onion Jam

In the course of my career as a chef, I have only prepared brisket a handful of times. Don’t get me wrong, I love brisket, but it takes…

Roasted Vegetables and Simmered Beans with Shallot Vinaigrette

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the TV show, “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” and how educational and inspiring it is. Well, today’s post is a continuation of…

Caramel Chocolate Spiced Apple Cider with Maple Whipped Cream

I never was a coffee drinker. If my friends wanted to go to a cafe, I would always order the non-caffeinated drinks. I learned the hard way that…

Egg Onigiri

The very first time I visited Japan, I spent half the time picking meals and snacks at their 7-11s. I know how that sounds, but once you visit…

Egg in a Hole with Focaccia Bread

I recently watched the TV show “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” on Netflix and was immediately impressed with the quality and substance of the show. Chef and food writer…

Lemon Poppy Seed Pikelet with Lavender Cream

I don’t know about you but I love a good lemon poppy seed muffin. Not blueberry, not chocolate, but a lemon poppy seed. It’s 10 pm as I…

Herb Roasted Pork Belly with Shallot Mustard Sauce

Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone. The holiday spirit comes rushing in, only to be quickly swept away with…

Spinach Artichoke Pinwheels

When I was in high school, my friends and I would go to the market, buy a loaf of french bread and 1 pound of spinach artichoke dip…