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I cook because cooking is very personal and individualized; where you can share your journey and discover others. The act of creating something extraordinary out of nothing with a few simple ingredients.

Vegan Panzanella Salad Recipe

New Recipe & Wine Pairing with the Phoenix Vegan Dietitian.  Rhyan (RDN) and I hosted a vegan cooking and nutrition class last month!  Here is the recipe and wine pairing below; a wonderful cold salad for those hot days! Hosted with Rhyan Geiger, RDN Website / Instagram

Pre zest and juice citrus

It is officially summer, although in Arizona it’s always summer!  This calls for fresh citrus zest and juice.   Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits…. Simply zest, then juice all the citrus I like to keep these in the fridge and freezer; especially keep the zest in the freezer so it lasts longer and doesn’t get moldy  Juice … Read More

How to cut a bell pepper

A simple and quick way to cut a bell pepper is  Cut both ends off Stand the bell pepper straight cut (on the flat cut end) Slice one of the sides Then place the bell pepper back on its flat side and start cutting the inside “ribs” off Accomplish this by rolling the bell pepper … Read More

Store mise en place in a muffin tin

Here’s a unique way to store ingredients when preparing a recipe – in a muffin tin.  True meal prep! Store your prepped and chopped items with a paper liner or none.  This is best for ingredients such as chopped veggies, fruit, nuts, eggs, spices, etc (mainly dry ingredients).  I recommend preparing liquid ingredients in a … Read More

Storing herbs in the refrigerator

Tip of the Week How do you keep fresh herbs alive?!  One way, possibly the best way, is to wrap herbs in a damp paper towel and place in a zip lock bag.  Make sure it’s a damp paper towel, not wet so no mold grows.  This will absorb moisture from the herbs, preventing them … Read More

Freeze items flat – space saver

Tip of the Week The freezer is my best friend!  I love to store items in the freezer such as healthy ingredients, leftovers, and meal prep.  The best way is to store items flat, such as in gallon bags.  Once the bags are filled, press flat and label with the name and date cooked.  Then … Read More

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