The Tiny Tea Party

Fruit Name Kabobs TheFoodieChefA few months ago I was approached to cater a kid’s tea party. From the moment I got the call, ideas flooded me with sprinkle everything! I had been eyeing something called Fairy Bread for quite some time and now was my chance to make it. Not to mention these fruit kabobs have been bookmarked in my browser for months now! Creating this menu was so fun and a great chance for colorful creativity.

Jessica, from Paperhearts Photography, took the following photos and hosted the adorable party with a few of her friends. They styled the table perfectly and I seriously wish I could have been a guest when I was 6 years old (or now)!

The menu consisted of name fruit kabobs as place settings, triangle shaped pb&j tea sandwiches, rectangle shaped turkey and cheese tea sandwiches, fairy bread, fairy bites, and vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.

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Easy Tostadas


Happy Cinco de Mayo!! In honor of this fab holiday, I’m sharing one of my super quick go to meals. My tostadas are kind of like one big nacho.

This healthy recipe is easily Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan and Vegetarian (I have no cheese on it but it can be added 🙂 ) Check out my super cool gif below. It’s my first time making one so don’t judge 😛

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Easy Tostadas
This healthy recipe is easily Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan and Vegetarian.
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray each side of the corn tortillas with cooking spray then sprinkle chili powder on them. Lay them flat on a sheet pan and bake for 7 minutes until hard. Once finished, spread in this order: black beans, black olives, guacamole, and pico. They're ready to eat!


CultureMap Holiday Pop Up Shop

Culture MapYou’re invited! #culturemappopup is happening this Sunday from 12-6 at Silver Street Studios in Houston. There will be awesome retailers to get your favorite gifts for friends and family, click here to see who’s coming!

There’s just a few free tickets left! Click here to grab your ticket. Use my special code: foodiechef  See you there!


Parmigiano Reggiano Tour in Parma, Italy

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I’m still dreaming about the most amazing honeymoon my husband and I went on 2 months ago. Halfway through our journey we dropped our rented car off in Parma and cabbed to our airbnb in the center of the city. We had zero expectations and nothing planned. Our amazing host, who happens to be a professional basketball player, helped coordinate a parmesan tour. She had never done this but apparently, all of the American visitors want to do all of these crazy food tours. There was a little miscommunication and awkward translation to describe how to get to the tour so our host drove us there.

We had no idea what to expect.  We were dropped off at a house in the middle of no where with a farm in the back filled with cows. There was a pretty bad stench of cow manure but we went with it. Not to long after, an energetic woman approached us, speaking in Italian, telling us to get in her car. We hopped in hoping we would end up at the factory tour. About 10 minutes later and a scary ride, we finally arrived at the factory, Ciao Latte.

We were warmly welcomed with a hot cup of espresso and small talk in Italian which we didn’t understand. The energetic lady who welcomed us turned out to be the owner of the small parmesan factory. Her sons work there, see the pic below. They really have the process down to a t and it was interesting to see the process happen before our eyes. The best part is that everything: cows, milk, butter, etc are all made/cared for in house. It’s tough to say this happens often in the US.

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Have you ever wondered how the parmigiano reggiano name gets imprinted into the rind of cheese? The picture below is the official stamp that gets wrapped around each of the rounds. There was so much said but unfortunately it was hard understanding with the language barrier. Nonetheless, we successfully tried, bought, and toured a parmigiano reggiano factory in Parma, Italy. We had an interesting time getting back to our apartment but that’s a story for another time.

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 ciao latte

Food Truck Amazingness

Food trucks, thankfully, are becoming a hit in Houston. There just so happened to be the first food truck festival in Houston a few months ago. You better believe I was first to buy a ticket in excitement.  It ended up being chaotic to say the least. It was super hot out and the lines were just ridiculous. We waited 2 hours for tacos that we didn’t even end up getting. However, the food we did have was outstanding!

Dirty Fries from Zilla (fries, mac n’ cheese, cheetos)
Fried Chicken and a Waffle

Since we’re on the Food Truck subject, here are some pics from Austin’s own Ms. P’s Electric Cock Food Truck.

Truffle Mac and Cheese (didn’t taste truffle…)
Fried Chicken with pickled veggies, yum!
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime and Creama
Done and Done.

Coming soon: more food truck pics!

Food Event at Haven

My friends and I attended the Hats off Event at Haven a few weeks ago. I apologize for the lack of posts lately, I have been working a lot in the Bake Shop. It’s been fun but I am always able to fit fun food events into my schedule.

The following was not only beautiful but delicious! I forget which restaurants paired with each food item so help me out of you remember. Now, be my guest and drool over the pictures, please 🙂

Tuna Tartar from The Modular
Rabbit Confit
Beef Cheek from Feast
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More Lovely Friends enjoying the food
Grilled Okra
Seared Scallop with Foie Gras and Candied Rhubarb
Pate with Peach and Pickled Onions
Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Fudge and Sponge Cake from Bootsies
Bologne Sandwich from Underbelly
Quail legs with dumping
Wipe the drool off of your lips… hehe. The over all consensus of the best item between my and friends and I were very close. Most enjoyed the dessert because it was the last taste in their mouths- not fair! I enjoyed the seared scallop the most, the many textures and flavors that were involved make my mouth water now thinking about it.