Polenta Al Forno

11 Apr

  Polenta, oh, polenta. I have never been a fan of polenta aka grits or cornmeal. My mother, having been raised in the deep south, absolutely loves grits. She gets sheer enjoyment when grits are on the menu. So, this dish is slightly inspired by her. I came across this recipe in New York Times. It was […]

Spicy Mexican Soup

24 Mar

  The weather has been nuts in Houston. One day it’s cold and then next day it’s hot. It just so happened to be cold for a few days and I was craving soup. Something spicy was perfect to help stop the beginning of my cold. I pulled together all of these ingredient that I […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles (Paleo)

20 Mar

Last week I was planning a meal for a new client who keeps kosher and is on the paleo diet. The couple wanted a sweet treat after their meal so I was on a mission to find the perfect dessert! I thought chocolate could be a good start. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like chocolate? […]

Lemon Garlic Chicken

6 Mar

The other day I did a little cooking lesson with Julie from the blog, From Prosecco to Plaid. I absolutely loved teaching her some basics in the kitchen. We started out with which knife to use and how to use it. Then we moved onto her oven setting and how I love to use the […]

Cajun Seasoned Kale Chips

27 Feb

I’m always looking for a healthy snack and these kale chips are just it! They have a hint of spice and are good enough for the carnivorous fiance to approve of. These were all of the hype about a year ago but i’m bringing them back because they’re so delicious.  You can season them with […]

:: Canada ::

16 Dec

 We planned our visit around food as we always do and set the bar incredibly too high. We started by getting smoked meat here at Schwartz’s. I usually don’t like a huge meat sandwich but my dear friend recommended we try it. The meat was not only smoky but moist. There were no tough pieces […]

The Foodie Chef Travels :: New York

3 Sep

Every time I visit New York it seems like there is never enough room in my tummy to try all of the hip restaurants and food carts.  The key is to plan slightly. I never have an hour by hour plan because I feel rushed and pressured to complete everything. I always have a list […]

// Mountain Love //

18 Aug

Two weeks ago my boyfriend and I went to Colorado for a vacation. After arriving by plane, we went on a little road trip that started in Denver. We met a good friend of mine at this awesome restaurant called Root Down where I had my first ever Moscow Mule. It was in a copper mug […]

Chicken Dumpling Soup

22 May

  I have never actually tried making chicken and dumplings — ever. I guess it’s because I grew up on matzo ball soup and it was good enough.  There was no need to learn how to make other dumpling soups.   The other day I was watching my favorite channel, The Cooking Channel; It’s pretty […]

::New Orleans::

25 Apr

Planning different foodie adventures excites my everyday life. I then have experiences to look forward to. The original plan was to check out Jazz Fest. After the unsuccessful hunt to find nothing but pricey hotels, we decided on going the weekend before the madness.  There are still amazing bands playing so why not? The last time I […]