An Inside Look at The Clean Plate’s Seasonal Cooking Class plus a Recipe!

I had the pleasure of teaching a Paleo and Seasonal Cooking Class to a gorgeous group of women. We talked a lot about autoimmunity, the importance of healthy fats, how to get the best value out of grocery shopping, ingredient alternatives, supplementation, “fad” diets, the “cholesterol myth”, how to make the holidays food healthy AND…

Grilled Strip Steak with Roasted Orange and Pistachio Beets

My apologies for being a bit sparse with new recipes. This past week has been FILLED with cooking, but not a whole lot of downtime. I love what I do! It’s so fun being able to feed people and feed them well. This dish works surprisingly well for both warm nights on the patio or…

Orange Cucumber Salsa

  Seasonal eating. Some find it limiting, others find it inspirational. For example, if you’re looking to make a decent salsa in the winter, you’re going to be pretty hard pressed to find some juicy and delicious tomatoes. They just don’t exist. Even the hot-house, hydroponic, gene-spliced super tomatoes are no match for the heirloom…

Cranberry Orange Relish

Christmas time is upon us, which for many of us means lots of baking and eating. Here’s a very simple holiday recipe that goes light on the sugar but not on the flavor. This is a very festive, fresh, and healthy side dish for any holiday meal. The salt really enhances the sweetness so you…

Triple Chocolate Orange Torte

One of the greatest things about professionally cooking is the ability to take flavors and ideas about food and translate them into reality, ultimately customizing dishes for specific people and events. Food has a way of bringing people together. In fact, one of the primary functions of food is to do just that. Unfortunately, for…