Kale Salad and a Sweet and Spicy Almond Dressing

While working at Hillstone (Houston’s, South Beverly Grill, etc.), I ate their kale salad with spicy peanut dressing at least 3 times a week. It became a mild obsession. This is not that salad (I don’t have the recipe). This is a recipe I developed right after I left Hillstone in 2015.  Continue reading “Kale Salad and a Sweet and Spicy Almond Dressing”

Vegan Cauliflower “Steak” with Olive and Orange Relish – The Vegan Recipe for Carnivores

Recently I was at Rose Cafe in Venice and tried a cauliflower “t-bone”. I absolutely loved it and wanted to try my own version at home.  Continue reading “Vegan Cauliflower “Steak” with Olive and Orange Relish – The Vegan Recipe for Carnivores”

Breakfast of Champions – Spicy Avocado Toast with a Poached Egg

Avocado Toast has become as prominent as green juice, acai bowls, and #BAE in Los Angeles. There are 100 of variations with just a smashed avocado and a little salt on crusty Lodge country bread being my go-to.  Continue reading “Breakfast of Champions – Spicy Avocado Toast with a Poached Egg”

My Favorite Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Whole Grain Mustard Jus

There is something so simple and satisfying about roasted chicken. It’s such a versatile dish too. It can be a weeknight dinner for 4, a special occasion dat night broken down into courses, or a hands-off entree for entertaining. You can use the leftovers for salads and the bones for stocks and soups. Continue reading “My Favorite Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Whole Grain Mustard Jus”

Homemade S’mores Pie

This recipe has a few components but it’s really simple. There’s something really satisfying about making something yourself, especially with American classics that normally come out of a jars and packages. This recipe is a great way to impress friends or guests. And since you can make these ahead, you won’t have to stress out about plating your dessert at the end of a meal. Continue reading “Homemade S’mores Pie”