StarChefs San Francisco 2019

Courtesy of StarChefs I’ve long been impressed by the Rising StarChefs awards. Unlike chef awards, their process is transparent and has a rigor that is often missing. I spoke with Antoinette Bruno, the CEO and Editor in Chief of StarChefs to discuss the upcoming awards and the diversity that they […]

Italian “Crema” Ice Cream (Gelato alla Crema) – To Die For!

I don’t really watch a lot of television, but one series I’m hooked on is Killing Eve. If you haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil anything, but I can safely tell you that it’s not a cooking show. Despite that, a recent episode set in Rome inspired this Italian “crema” […]

Boneless Baby Back Rib Sandwiches – Like a McRib, Only with Ribs

Yes, I’ve had a McRib sandwich, and no, I didn’t know it contained 70 ingredients, with baby back ribs not necessarily being one of them. I assumed they weren’t made from pristine pieces of succulent, heritage pork, but had no idea just how un-rib the McRib really was. Although, in […]

Sweet Hot Mustard Slaw – It’s All About the “Cassage”

I’m not particularly picky about my coleslaws, and as long as they’re properly made, I enjoy a wide variety of flavors and combinations, but this mustard slaw may be my fav. The combo of hot and sweet has a proven track record in palate pleasing, and that’s especially true when […]

Cowboy SPAM® Beans

Cowboy SPAM® Beans SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham is the perfect quick and easy meat for an outdoor feast.  This recipe is perfect for camping or the BBQ season – great for all the family! Serves 4 Prep time:  5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 x tin 340g SPAM® Chopped […]

Crispy “Everything” Flatbread – “Everything” and Everything

These crispy “everything” flatbread crackers aren’t just called “everything” because they’re inspired by the “everything bagel,” but also because they’re everything you’d want in a flatbread. They’re savory, and interesting enough to eat by themselves, but also pair perfectly with countless dips, any cheese plate, and of course, anything you’d […]

Sweet Potato “Hummus” – So Close

One of my all-time favorite things to do is take an iconic recipe, and somehow tweak it to maybe make it easier, healthier, or tastier; which was definitely not what happened here. This was simply a case of me wanting hummus, not having garbanzo beans, and making it anyway with […]

Penne with Prawns, Chorizo & Rocket

Penne with Prawns, Chorizo & Rocket A wonderfully delicious pasta dish full of flavour & freshness – one of my husband’s favourites! Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 250g penne 1tbsp olive oil 150g chorizo, chopped into bite sized pieces 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped […]

White Bread – Good For You In Other Ways

For most of my early life, I ate sandwiches almost exclusively on white bread, and wasn’t thrilled when whole wheat was the only option, like when staying at a friend’s house. Thanks a lot, someone else’s mom. Then everything changed. I went out into the world, learned about nutrition, and […]