Main Courses

Beef and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

One of my biggest challenges in expanding my menu as a chef has been venturing into Chinese food. My lovely friend Rachel, who went abroad there in college, kindly reminded me that there was very little to be found when scanning through the pages of my website. I started experimenting with my Valentine's Day menu,… Continue reading Beef and Broccoli with Garlic Sauce

Salads and Side Dishes

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

The best part of working at Healthy Bites in Philadelphia was my exposure to heirloom foods. Healthy Bites was a pickup site for a CSA program, which is a Community Supported Agriculture program for those of you who have never heard of the term. In short, people who sign up for a CSA pay up… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Main Courses

Homemade Calzones

There was a memorable day in culinary school when my pastry teacher was out sick, and our substitute was a teacher from the culinary (savory) teaching program. He taught us a number of fun ways to use basic pastry ingredients in savory dishes. My favorite was using puff pastry for making homemade calzones. The dough… Continue reading Homemade Calzones