The BEST EVER Gluten Free Chocolate Quinoa Cake

July 24, 2015
The BEST EVER Chocolate Quinoa Cake,

I’ve been doing so much reading lately on the correct way to prepare quinoa and experimenting with recipes to help provide better quality ingredients to help improve the nutrition for my mother’s small meals. Like many others, quinoa is one of those grains that people have turned to because of its high nutritive value, and […]

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Salmon & Rice Burgers

July 20, 2015
Salmon & Rice Burgers,

On some of my trips to the Asian market, I am sometimes lucky enough to come across some leftover pieces of salmon that are packaged up and sold really inexpensively. When I find them, I buy up as many as I can and toss them in the freezer for a quick meal. Each pack may […]

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Gluten Free Zucchini & Oat Flour Pizza

July 17, 2015
Gluten Free Zucchini Pizza,

The last few months, I’ve been on a quest to help maximize the nutrition in my mother’s meals. One of her other favorite meals is pizza, but the traditional flour based pizza crusts are too bulky for her to digest.  I knew that coming up with something she would be able to eat was going […]

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Quick & Easy 3-2-1 Fried Rice

July 13, 2015
Quick And Easy 3-2-1 Fried Rice,

I’ve always been a huge fan of rice — whether steamed or fried, it often made an appearance on the dinner table. It is most delicious when it’s just finished cooking right out of the pot, served piping hot. It was not uncommon to see me eating a huge bowl of it topped with several […]

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Fried Potato Salad

July 10, 2015
Fried Potato Salad,

A nice alternative to the traditional mayo based potato salad I’ve made in the past, is something my dad used to make when we were kids – a fried potato salad tossed in a homemade vinaigrette dressing. I don’t think the Greek community would get upset if I said that a good vinaigrette dressing to […]

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Making Quinoa Pancakes

July 7, 2015
Quinoa Pancakes,

I must say that I’m a little late in arriving to the quinoa craze. It’s definitely not that I don’t like quinoa because I do. I’ve enjoyed quinoa flakes in my homemade muesli mix and my homemade granola for a few years now — but so far, that was the only way that I had […]

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Funnel Cakes And The Fourth Of July

July 4, 2015
Funnel Cakes And The Fourth Of July,

The Fourth of July holiday officially kicks off the summer season each year, and after prepping all of the food, my mind always goes to what we will be eating for dessert or while watching the fireworks. I realized that I had not shared my recipe for funnel cakes, so I wanted to show you […]

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Sweet & Sour Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Made Easy

July 1, 2015
Sweet & Sour Cabbage Rolls Made Easy,

In addition to the traditional Greek stuffed grape leaves my family would make at home, my dad would also make a stuffed cabbage version. This happened when he didn’t have time to run to the international market to pick up a jar of grape leaves, and cabbage was easily accessible. In Greek, cabbage rolls are […]

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Crispy, Creamy, Cheesy Cauliflower Croquettes

June 22, 2015

When families tell me that they have a tough time getting their children to eat vegetables, I am usually left wondering who rules the roost at home. Children will grow into adulthood eating the foods that they’ve become accustomed to, so, if you are not providing good quality meals early on, these bad habits will […]

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Father’s Day Apple Cake With Honey Balsamic Toffee Sauce

June 20, 2015
Father’s Day Apple Cake With Honey Balsamic Toffee Sauce,

What I love most about being a professional chef is teaching others how to cook and bake. Baking was always my first love and from the start, I did it well. Cooking was something I learned at a young age, and not something I ever aspired to do — it was something that developed over […]

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A Tale Of Two Pralines

June 17, 2015
A Tale Of Two Pralines,

I’ve never been one of those people who liked very sweet or sugary treats. Confections like fudge or southern style pralines were never my go to treats because I always found them overly sweet and grainy. Over the years, I heard the same complaints from others, especially those watching their carb intake. But, in recent […]

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