Shrimp Scampi – Pasta with Shrimp, White Wine, Shallot, Lemon, Basil and Capers.

This is a recipe I found from a video posted by Gordon Ramsay online. I’ll admit, I love red sauce with pasta. But sometimes pasta with red sauce gets redundant. A recipe like this that uses wine, stock, and lemon with butter emulsified is a refreshing change. You can use any type of pasta andContinue reading “Shrimp Scampi – Pasta with Shrimp, White Wine, Shallot, Lemon, Basil and Capers.”

How to Cook Fresh Mussels – Mussels with White Wine and Garlic

Mussels are inexpensive and exciting to cook! They steam quickly too, making for a quick dinner to the table in minutes. The ingredients I’ve used in this recipe are pretty common, and most are interchangeable. If you don’t like spicy, leave out the chili flakes. You can leave the parsley out or use something likeContinue reading “How to Cook Fresh Mussels – Mussels with White Wine and Garlic”

Pasta Mezzogiorno | Traditional Southern Italian dish with Sausage, Spicy Peppers, and Kale

A Southern Italian classic. The work “Mezzogiorno” translates to 12 o’clock. You can use any kind of noodle you’d like. Here I’m using linguine. As for the pork sausage, you can use mild or spicy, whatever you like. The peppers are Hungarian yellow peppers, and are sort of essential to the dish, and not easyContinue reading “Pasta Mezzogiorno | Traditional Southern Italian dish with Sausage, Spicy Peppers, and Kale”

5 Ingredient Tomato Sauce

This is something you’ll be able to make easily as it only requires 5 ingredients. Olive oil – 1 tbl Onion, diced – 1/4 cup Garlic, minced – 3 cloves Basil – 1 large stem Canned Tomatoes – 28oz, pureed Heat olive oil over medium heat and begin sauteeing the onion until transluscent. Add garlicContinue reading “5 Ingredient Tomato Sauce”

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This is a video of me making a roasted chicken noodle soup. I roast the whole chicken and vegetables before simmering them to give the broth more depth. It’s simple and doesn’t require any crazy ingredients. The full recipe will be on my blog. I made a note in the video, but I didn’t haveContinue reading “Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe”

Meal Prep: Spiced Chicken Breast with Herb Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans

Meal prepping is something I do whenever I am going to be very busy or unable to cook for a few days time. This is something that allows me to portion my meals and control how much food I’m eating, save a considerable amount of money by dining out less, and keep my cooking skillsContinue reading “Meal Prep: Spiced Chicken Breast with Herb Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans”

Hard Boiled Eggs, the Easiest method for Perfect Eggs.

As a culinary school graduate there were many things we were taught. Eggs are one of the fundamental basics of cooking. In one of my classes one instructor was asking another how he hard boils his eggs. Each of them had different answers, but the same result. Some people put the eggs in when theContinue reading “Hard Boiled Eggs, the Easiest method for Perfect Eggs.”

5 Ingredient Recipe: Harissa Braised Kale. A Simple Weekday Side Dish.

A side dish that is easy to make, and doesn’t take much to put together. It’s ready in no time! If you cook regularly, the only unique ingredient is the harissa paste. Other than that, you most likely have everything on hand and can whip this up quickly. Kale, 1 bunch, stems removed and choppedContinue reading “5 Ingredient Recipe: Harissa Braised Kale. A Simple Weekday Side Dish.”

Knife Skills: How to Oblique Cut Carrots. aka “Roll Cut.”

A straightforward video on how to oblique cut, in this case, carrots. You may have also heard it called “roll cutting.” This cutting technique gives each carrot piece a unique look. Best suited for cooked dishes, if you’re going to roast or saute. I will be posting a follow up video for glazed carrots comingContinue reading “Knife Skills: How to Oblique Cut Carrots. aka “Roll Cut.””

Culinary Demo: Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Vegetables, and Pan Sauce

I love roasted chicken. It’s a classic simple dish, and you can add whatever other vegetables to roast along with it. Here I’ve added some root veggies in carrots and parsnips as they are more seasonal. This technique will give you a lot of food with not a lot of work, and it surely wontContinue reading “Culinary Demo: Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Vegetables, and Pan Sauce”

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