I am so excited about this post because not only is this matzo fried chicken recipe uh-mazing, but also, I am sharing quite possibly the coolest giveaway ever – a 7 day / 6 night French dessert and pastry adventure with Le Calabash in France!!!!!! That’s right, your eyes do not deceive you. In collaboration with some of my favorite bloggers, we are giving you a chance to win a week culinary vacation in France! Keep reading below to enter!
One of my favorite things about blogging is that I get incredible opportunities to work with different brands and bloggers that I admire and respect, and I had an incredible trip last week where I got to do just that! Myself, along with 22 other bloggers, spent the day in the serene Hollywood hills, enjoying various Signature products, and bonding over what we all love most – food! When I was approached to attend the Albertsons Companies launch of their […]
It’s only April, but I am craving hatch peppers to be in season so badly right now! If you read my blog regularly, you know the two things I am obsessed with above all else are eggplant and hatch peppers – and, as if a sign from the food Gods above, when I opened my freezer door this morning guess what fell out? All my frozen hatch peppers from August!! Oh yes, this was a sign that whatever I cooked today had to […]
I am writing this post as I am about to head out on one of my most exciting blog trips yet. Before I get into where I’m going, let me give you a little background on this recipe. My cooking style has changed tremendously over the past year, heavily influenced by my discovery of different types of food I never knew existed before – aka my boyfriend’s mom. In fact, everything in my life has turned a 360 this past year – […]
Sunday is the day I tell myself, “Okay Lizzy, this is the week you are going to be amazing, not drink any wine, and eat freaking healthy and lose some lbs.” So, with the help of a few pots of coffee, I get all my food prep done for my workday lunches, and some dinners. This week I was dying to change up my breakfast routine, so we made these really simple quiches and they turned out great.
Despite my tendency to fawn over time-consuming, impressive, and overly complicated dishes, I sometimes find my way back to the simplest of recipes which renew my faith in the idea that without a doubt, fresh ingredients is really all we need to create something beautiful in the kitchen. Today was one of those days. I love sharing simple recipes that take virtually no time to whip up because lets face it, the average person doesn’t have time to spend 3 hours making some […]
From time to time, I get really lucky and receive awesome care packages from a friend of mine that I work with. If you read my blog regularly, you probably know what these packages consist of – fish that has been just caught right out of the gulf, cleaned, filleted, and delivered right to me at work in a cooler filled with ice. How lucky am I? This weeks catch – YELLOWFIN TUNA!! Yes, thats right, fresh yellowfin tuna caught […]
The first thing anyone thinks about when planning a party is most often food – or at least that’s what I think about! One of my favorite parts about planning a dinner party or get together is how creative I get to be with appetizers. For some reason, it just come so much easier to me to put together small dishes like this recipe, than think of creative new dinner ideas. And… it’s March 18th… do you know what that means? […]
I love to eat fish a few nights a week not only because it makes me feel better eating a lighter dinner, but because I just feel like I am able to digest it so much better than meat. On my last grocery trip, I set out to find some sea bass to make one of my favorite recipes, miso glazed sea bass in my sous vide, but was sorely disappointed when I couldn’t find any fresh. This is when I […]
I’ve had a bit of a hard time lately trying to balance everything in my life – work, hobbies, obligations, passions, health, exercise, sleep, family, friends, dogs…. the list could go on and on, but I’ll stop it before I overwhelm you. I know this is a problem so many people have and I’m certainly not alone, but sometimes when I start to have issues with the balancing act of life it sure can feel like it. So, where do I go when […]
I don’t know what my deal is lately, but I have been craving soup and making it at least 2 times a week. Luckily, my poor boyfriend is nice enough to smile and eat his heart out no matter what I cook, so I can get away with doing this :). I guess that is the nice thing about it being winter. I don’t know if you saw some of my other recent posts, but during the week I am trying […]
I love taking cooking classes any opportunity I get, and living in Houston I am blessed with quite a few places I can take them – Well Done Cooking, Central Market, Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, and a bunch of other smaller businesses. One of my biggest regrets was always that I didn’t go to culinary school, so taking these classes in my free time is what keeps inner me happy and centered – it’s like my version of meditating :). I took […]