Food Maker/ Recipes

My ideas embody two different perspectives, they always include creativity some a little more outlandish than others and then there are the ideas that I make to eat on a daily basis. In the Food Maker section of my Blog I try to bring to life the ideas and foods that families and everyone can enjoy. I love trying new cuisines, working in old classics, baking in the fall and winter, making sweet treats and salty eats, as well as shopping for the best local anything but what I also really enjoy is making those things accessible to everyone. These are dishes that everyone can work through and here I have a recipe index to help you along the way.

This section is updated regularly. Enjoy!




appetizers/ lite meals

Spring Rolls with pickled vegetables, fresh herbs, shrimp, and longanizas

Chicken Spinach Salad Spicy Lettuce Wraps

Mashed Cumin Black Bean Quesadillas with Extra-Sharp Cheddar and Cilantro

Saffron Rice, Corn and Goat cheese Stuffed Peppers


Hawaiian Bread French Toast

Spring Breakfast Bagel

Chorizo with Sweet Potatoes and Zucchini‏

Whole Wheat Berry Pancakes with Honey and Granola

Middle eastern/ Spanish inspired

Turmeric Turkey Gyro style wraps w/ cilantro lemon “tzatziki”, basmati rice, &smashed avocado

Beef Dishes

Slow Cooked Sweet Herb Pinot Noir  Braised Beef Short Ribs In Caramelized onion and Red Potato Demi Glace

Carne Asada

Polenta Pie with Ground Beef, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach and Red Beans

Japanese-Style Short Ribs

Chicken dishes

Fried Spiced Buttermilk Chicken

Chicken Fried Steak with Sausage Sage Gravy

Pork Dishes

Center-cut Pork Chop “Saltimbocca” with Crispy Sage,  Prosciutto di Parma, and Bruleed Mozzarella Cheese with Champagne Sage Beurre Blanc

Pad Thai

Toshikoshi Soba

Shrimp and Vegetable Chirashi


Whole Wheat Penne with Feta Cheese, Spinach, Basil and Mushrooms

Fresh Arugula and Pan Roasted Cauliflower, Kidney Beans and Fusilli with Pecorino Cheese

Farfalle with Tomato Poached Chicken and Broccoli

Shattered Cauliflower Farfalle

Pasta al pomodoro fresco (SPICY) fresh tomato sauce pasta

Ricotta, Piselli, di Pollo Cannelloni con Pana (Ricotta, Peas, and chicken Cannelloni with cream)

Capellini Green Beans and Sweet Tomato Sauce

Red Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash and Bacon Mac and Cheese


Focaccina Caprese d’oliva e Rucola

Pita Pizza with Spinach Pomodoro Sauce

Wheat pita Balsamic BBQ Chicken Pizza


Messy Moes

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Fuji Apple, Cucumber, Red Onion and Hummus Greek Yogurt Sauce


White Zucchini, Organic Red beet, and Avocado Baby Spring Mix salad with White Balsamic Tangerine Vinaigrette

Romaine Hearts and Arugula Salad with Minced Beet, Pears, Pistachios, Avocado, Cucumber and Honey-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Arugula and Toasted Pita Salad with Tomato Red Wine Vinaigrette

Burrata Caprese with Arugula, Truffle Oil and Balsamic

Red Cabbage, Peanut and Carrot Molasses Coleslaw

Roasted Red Potatoes

Buttermilk Biscuits



Cream less Clam Chowder


Spinach and Cabbage Minestrone



Zesty Lemon and Raspberry Jamwiches

Vegan clementine blueberry cupcakes with candied blueberry compote

Red Velvet  Cupcakes adaptation


Banana Vanilla Creme Wafer Pie 

Simple Whipped Cream Pistachio Pie

Coconut Cream Pie

Rocky Road Pudding Pie

Coconut white chocolate chip cookie

Salted Almond Cookie Experiments and Almond Joy Cookie

Soft Clove Sprinkled Molasses Gingerbread

Vegetable Preparation

The Perfect? Artichoke…

Nopales. Cactus Preparation and Nopales cotija frittata

Roasted Corn on the Charcoal Grill

Honey Glazed Grilled Yams

Grilled Artichokes with White Balsamic

Roasted Cauliflower with Crispy Cavolo Nero

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