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Crispy Curried Cauliflower

Crispy Curried Cauliflower

This recipe is a modification of a recipe that was very popular at work for our winter menu. It only requires a few ingredients and a hot oven. 

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Hearty Vegetable Soup with White Beans & Kale

Hearty Vegetable Soup with White Beans & Kale

The weather is getting chilly here! And no, I’m not talking that “low 60’s California cold.”

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Oven-Baked Pita Chips with Fresh Herbs

Oven-Baked Pita Chips with Fresh Herbs

This recipe has Thanksgiving appetizer written all over it!

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Autumn Kale Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

Autumn Kale Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

Even my non-salad eating guys friends like this salad…

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Overnight Stock from A Turkey Carcass

Turkey Part 3: Making Overnight Stock from A Turkey Carcass

I know when I’m finally done with the brining, stuffing, roasting, carving and cleanup, the last thing I want to do is more cooking. I don’t even want to smell a turkey for another year. 

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How to Brine a Turkey Without Using Fridge Space

Turkey Part 1: How to Brine a Turkey Without Using Fridge Space

I’ve made a lot of turkeys. I always start with this brine. 

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Smooth Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Soup

Smooth Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Soup

A kick of spicy cayenne and curry, and a smooth, rich coconut milk make this soup an easy Fall meal that comes together quickly and only requires 6 ingredients.

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Siargao

Surfing Siargao

Pronounces “shar-gow,” this island and the people who live there blew me away. I loved it. Here’s where we stayed, what we did, and how we got there:

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Chicken Sausage Skillet with Garlicky Spinach and Mushrooms

Chicken Sausage Skillet with Garlicky Spinach and Mushrooms

Since I started working as a chef I want less and less to cook when I get home. But what I want to do even less and less is dishes.
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Red Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Red Quinoa and Cauliflower Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I wore my full suit in the water today. Cue the warm fuzzy Fall feels.

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