Chipotle Corn Maque Choux | 'Mock' Choux

Cut corn kernels

Corn on the cob was my first heartbreak. First grade or so. One front tooth missing. The other hanging on by a thread, swinging in the wind like an old, busted screen door. (We can talk about my fear of pulling teeth – mine or otherwise – another time.) When that dangling tooth dangled no Hungry for more?

How to Cut Corn Kernels Off the Cob

Cut corn kernels

These last days of August might send everyone into back-to-school mode – including my peeps – but the calendar and the farm markets are still all summer. All the time. Yes, apples are starting to peep their way into our (reusable) shopping bags but our bae, corn, is still giving us plenty of good Hungry for more?

Quinoa, Kale & Apple Salad

Quinoa 101

Quinoa 101 – What is Quinoa? Quinoa is a wonderful thing…once you figure out how to pronounce it, so let’s start there. Keen-wah. Keen-wah. Now you try…Perfect! Quinoa is an ancient grain. Nope, despite the fact that quinoa is referred to as a whole grain, it’s actually a seed of a plant called goosefoot. Hungry for more?

Chipotle Lime Edamame & Some Big News

Chipotle lime edamame

I know how to party. Seriously, when I’m not sharing tips, tools, techniques and recipes here, it’s my job. IRL I own a personal chef service and in the 12 years since I started I’ve helped hundreds of clients entertain at home and I’ve seen and cooked it all. A cocktail party paying homage Hungry for more?

Coconut Ice Cream...Tell Me More...Tell Me More...

Coconut Ice Cream

Summer lovin’ had me a blast. Like this Coconut Ice Cream. Summer lovin’ happened so fast. Seriously, this coconut ice cream can be chillin’ in your freezer in about an hour. I kid you not. Tell me more…Tell me more… Remember the movie Grease? Adult actors playing 1950’s high school kids all spun up Hungry for more?

Cachaça, Caipirinha & Copa-Copacabana

Cachaça Caipirinha

I see you, Rio. Hosting these Olympics like a boss. With your Ipanema and your medals and your Copa-Copacabana (the hottest spot north of Havana) and such. And let’s not forget your Cachaça and Caipirinhas. Cachaça…Caipirinha Cachaça is a Brazilian alcohol made from fermented and distilled fresh sugarcane juice and the hallmark ingredient in Hungry for more?

Broccoli, Kale & Carrot Salad

Broccoli, kale & carrot salad

I’m on a serious salad kick this summer. Don’t get me wrong. I love salads all year long, (as evidenced here, here and here) but now that we’re in the thick of summer I can’t get enough. This one’s a new favorite because it’s all veggies, all the time. Yep, broccoli florets, chopped kale Hungry for more?


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