Cranberry Orange Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs were my favorite thing prior to not eating meat. In 2019, I learned that I had low ferritin and celiac (aka an inflamed gut), and advised to eat red meat. I’m back to braising short ribs like it’s my job and these are a winner. I had some cranberry juice that needed…

Jicama Cauliflower Mash

This whole dinner was a complete and happy accident. The short ribs came together beautifully with some odds and ends in the fridge and jicama and cauliflower mash will forever be on the menu. I had never tried using jicama in place of potatoes, but it works.  Makes 1 cup WHAT YOU NEED 2 cups…

How to Pan Sear Salmon

What an insane week, right? We’ve seen record breaking heat and the state of CA is literally on fire. My friend and I were supposed to go socially distanced glamping in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is one of the fire epicenters and being evacuated. We embraced the spirit of “Everything is Figureoutable”, and were…

Knife Skills are Life Skills – 3 Knives You Need

Have you seen my recent knife skills Reels or stories that I’ve been posting? Knife skills are life skills! A key takeaway from culinary school. This is a subject I’m very passionate about. They’ve saved me time, money and helped me create instaworthy dishes. It’s something I believe EVERYONE should know, especially as we’re cooking…

Shakshuka

There are so many plusses to this recipe.  I have made it a million times, I’ve repurposed leftover harissa sauce and vegetables, I’ve made it with everything brand new, and each and every time it does not disappoint.  It’s quick and easy and filling!  Feel free to add any veggies right before the sauce portion…

Jicama Mango Slaw with Cilantro Mint Dressing

I had some leftover cilantro mint sauce and what better way to use it than over a refreshing 5 ingredient coleslaw?  I can’t think of one, so that’s what I did.  While cilantro is a polarizing herb, it has a lot going for it including liver cleansing properties and loads of vitamins and minerals. RECIPE…

Dreamy Creamy Raita Roasted Potato Salad

This recipe is a mashup of Emily’s English Roasted Potatoes and leftover Raita.  The result is absolutely spectacular and was born from a dream and some leftovers that needed a new life.  I used creamer potatoes, not Yukon gold as the original recipe suggests, and I adapted a recipe for raita that I found online. I…