Friday Food Tip: Building A Well Stocked Pantry

My approach to cooking has always been to paint with flavor. The more flavors you have in your pantry – the more hues in which you have to paint, ergo the variety and complexity of the recipes you are able to create.  Since spices, herbs,… Keep Reading »

Keep It Simple – Keep It Real (Food)

The number one New Years Resolution is to eat healthier, and with good reason after all that decadent holiday food. The easiest way to achieve your goal is to stick to unadulterated whole food and keep your preparations on the simple side. You know the… Keep Reading »

How Much is Your Time Worth?

When was the last time you said, “gee, I have too much free time on my hands?” If your life is anything like mine, never. Personal time has always been at a premium regardless to wether I’m a single gal, married, or divorced – childless,… Keep Reading »

Clean Plates: 5 Tips to Wasting Less Food

How often did your mother used to say “there are hungry children in Africa” when you didn’t clean your plate? I know I just wanted to shout “they can have my vegetables!” I guess mom is always right, because eventually I learned to eat my vegetables,… Keep Reading »

Fight Obesity: Cook At Home More Often!

It was on the news last night that Californians spend over 40% of their food budget eating dinner out at least four nights a week. We are also fatter than ever with the adult obesity rate over 60%, and children already at 30% in the… Keep Reading »

Flowers, Food, & Friends

I finally made time for a social life this weekend! Of course I multi-tasked and still managed to do a little recipe development and photography while having fun (try the cauliflower recipe below – it got a big thumbs up from my guests). I also… Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tip: Packed Lunches

A Personal Chef Approach™ member mentioned her frustration in coming up with new school lunch ideas in our forum this week. Since it is a pretty universal dilemma, I thought it would make a great Friday Food Tip. Here are a few of the ideas that I… Keep Reading »

The Power of Social Media & Friendship

I’m a Facebook girl. It’s such an easy way to communicate with friends around the globe.  I also admit, I’ve never been very fond of other social media platforms, especially  Twitter. So many faceless strangers, plus I find the 140 character limit frustrating.  I rarely… Keep Reading »

The Yin & Yang of Glamour vs. Career

The Roving Stove has been all systems go this month – with Super Bowl parties, the Grammy’s today, several Valentines Day dinners booked this week, the Oscar’s yet to come, plus securing new full-time clients for other chefs I’ve begun working with, in addition to… Keep Reading »

Facebook to Facebook with Jean Morisson

Jean Morisson and I met Facebook to Facebook, then eventually face to face last month when we had a fabulous girls night out at Gyu-Kaku here in Los Angeles. Don’t let looks deceive you – for an exquisitely petite uber hip chick, she is more… Keep Reading »

Oh, Am I boring you?

Tracy Morgan ( who I find infinitely hilarious) tweeted this yesterday, “What r you guys doing for labor day? I might want to stop by.” My reply? “I’m laboring. Are you any good at biz plans?” I’m not holding my breath for that visit. I don’t… Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tips: A Few Guilt-Free Desserts

I have a sweet tooth. I don’t know where it came from, because as a child I was the one that ate maybe two or three pieces of candy in the time it took my sister to devour her entire Halloween booty, but one day… Keep Reading »

Recipe for Success

We all have them – those weeks that Murphy’s law rules, and anything that can go wrong, does. Last week was one of those for me, but as I grow older and wiser, I realize it’s how I react to the various challenges that counts…. Keep Reading »