Over the summer, I had a random idea one morning while cooking for my client Rose. I had bought some tahini and some Bragg's amino acids, but didn't really know what to do with either. I came up with this recipe, totally my own creation, that everyone said was crazy. Scott barely wanted to try … Continue reading Chicken Tahini Stir-fry
So my personal chef client recently bought a Cuisinart food processor. I think it's mostly because she felt bad for me when she would watch me make cauliflower rice, her favorite dish, since it would take me an hour grating the cauliflower head by hand with a cheese grater. EXHAUSTING. But cauliflower rice is delicious, … Continue reading Cauliflower Rice
I felt super inspired while cooking the other day, and decided to try stuffed bell peppers. First I made a huge pot of golden quinoa, but I think this recipe would be just as good with instant brown rice. I steamed zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli, cut up very small. Then I browned some 1% lean … Continue reading Stuffed Peppers
Do you want something that is sweet, easy to make, cool for the summer, and super healthy? Ahhh, me too. And I want it to actually fill me up, unlike an ice pop or bowl of Arctic Zero whey-protein ice cream (although that stuff is good). Introducing the perfect summer sammy: The Strawberry Sandwich! My … Continue reading SWEET STUFF!
This week at work, I included a post-workout snack in the menu since my client regularly hits the gym. Well, really, I've been to the gym with her- she kicks MAJOR butt in the gym. Box squats with 20 pound weights, holding planks for 90 seconds at a time... Whew. That being said, she definitely … Continue reading Post Workout Snacks!
Recently, I started cooking on a professional level. I am a personal chef for this great woman in downtown Austin. She was a client of Scott's for his health & weight loss firm (more on that later) and I stepped in to cook lunches and dinners for her. So far it has been amazing! Working on … Continue reading Cashew curry & other winning dishes
I keep buying cans of organic pumpkin puree even though it is so far past pumpkin season. I end up using it if I have it, baking and mixing it into my oatmeal.This week I made a cookie recipe that Scott has been wanting me to make since it really was pumpkin season! I made … Continue reading Cookie Mania
Sometimes when I want a salty snack, I make crunchy chickpeas instead of just going right for the Pretzel Goldfish. This doesn't always work. I do love goldfish.I don't know about you, but crunchy chickpeas sound really good!My trick is to blend turmeric, garlic powder, garlic salt, and this channa masala spice blend that I … Continue reading Garbanzos!
Are you ready? I made the best dessert ever tonight.PUMPKIN PEANUT BUTTER CUPS! This is a recipe on my favorite dessert blog, Chocolate Covered Katie. I have been meaning to make them forever, and tonight inspiration struck. Don't they look delicious?I used my mini muffin liner and pan, and melted down the ingredients for the chocolate in … Continue reading DIY Peanut Butter Cups
Every afternoon, I make myself drink a glass of 16 oz water with 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar mixed in. On my first day doing this, I felt pleasantly full afterwards and didn’t mind the taste… Because I’d only used 2 teaspoons of ACV. The past two days I've used two tablespoons, and … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar