Roasted Sweet & Sour Chicken with Roast Vegetables

This all-in-one pan dinner (gotta love that) is an American twist on baked chicken and the Chinese classic dish. The sauce serves adds tons of flavor, plus it keeps the chicken moist and succulent…. Keep Reading »

Sicilian Halibut

I’ve been making this recipe since my first client requested it, and it still makes me drool ten years later. It seems like everything but the kitchen sink goes into it, yet it somehow creates the perfect symphony of aromas, contrasting textures, and flavors so… Keep Reading »

Eggplant & Pepper Curry

This is my interpretation of a recipe I had while on holiday in Zanzibar – spicy and exotic, just like spice island in the Indian Ocean itself…. Keep Reading »

Stir-Fried Cabbage, Carrots, Peppers & Mushrooms

This Asian accented stir-fry side is versatile and hits all the right notes to accompany everything from my Seared Duck Breasts in Cherry-Pomegranate Sauce to my award-winning Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burgers. Feel free to omit or add vegetables of your choice…. Keep Reading »

Simple Grilled Vegetables

I love making a huge batch of these vegetables up at the beginning of the week to snack on and provide a quick and healthy side dish to any grilled meat, poultry, or seafood I throw on the grill for dinner during the week. Switch… Keep Reading »

Food in Film: Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate (1992) by Penelope Worley
Nick, Tatjana, and Julie Anne Rhodes
Just like Julie Anne ties in one of her scrumptious recipes to her blog of life’s adventures so too does this film blend in a recipe into each portion of the story. Originally… Keep Reading »