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Shrimp: Everything You Need to Know

In case you missed our previous post, we’re in the height of Seafood Month! Which means we’re dedicating 3 weeks to the best fish in the sea. Today is our second installment, and I’m sharing everything you need to know about shrimp. Why shrimp? I mean, who doesn’t love it? It’s easy to find, easy […]

Seafood Month: Better Than Shark Week

A few weeks ago, I was in Mexico on a much-needed vacation. I love my business and I love feeding people, but sometimes I just want someone to cook for me! One evening, my wife and I ventured out to a nearby restaurant to enjoy the local cuisine, and I ordered mussels…. The mussels were […]

3 Cuts of Meat You MUST Grill

It’s 4th of July, and grilling season is well underway. If you know me, you know that I like to take things to the next level. Burgers and chicken are awesome any day of the week, but I’m always on the hunt for the best way to do just about anything. Over the past few weeks, […]

Summer Cherries: That’s My Jam!

Cherries… they’re everywhere right now! Whether you’re at the farmers market, grocery store or fruit stand, you can’t seem to shop anywhere without running into these tasty gems. And I’m okay with that, because I love fresh cherries. Tart and sweet with a burst of juiciness, they’re the quintessential summer fruit.   Cherries are incredibly […]

Summer CSA

Summer CSA Guide: Why We Go Local

Austin locals are pretty lucky, because we can reap the benefits of CSAs all year round. If you’ve never heard the term, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s sort of like the foodie version of the Stock Market. You buy a “share,” and each week the farm provides you with a just-picked portion of […]

Shrimp Curry

Healthy Takeout in 30 Minutes or Less!

I’m definitely known for my love of kitchen gadgetry and culinary tools. But over the past few weeks, I realized that what every chef really needs is a strong, healthy back. You don’t think about it until you injure yourself or it just goes out without warning. I’ve been working long days and neglecting all […]

Grill Master

Master the Grill

Firing up the grill this summer? I’m sure you are. It’s the way to cook and entertain throughout the season. While grilling is a simple technique, there are some things every backyard chef should know. I’m a bit of a “grill geek” and spend lots time figuring out the best ways to produce the tastiest, […]

Morel Mushroom

Morel Mushrooms w/ Fava Bean Mousse

If you’re perusing the Farmer’s Market and come across mushrooms that look like sponges, I encourage you to take some home. These mushrooms are morels, and they’re a highly-coveted ingredient for chefs—especially those that specialize in French cuisine. Butter helps to enhance their distinct flavor, which is why we love to cook morels with clarified […]

Vacuum Sealer

My Latest Obsession

You know you bought a vacuum sealer; you just don’t know where you put it. That happens! A vacuum sealer is the type of gadget you put on your wedding registry or buy at 3am because you just watched an infomercial, but it’s not something you actually use. We equate vacuum sealers with keeping food […]

Mushroom Frittata

Mushroom & Leek Frittata

Last week, I told you all about my herb garden and the many reasons why I keep one. If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here. If you’re looking for Cliff’s Notes, I’ll tell you that inspiration is one of the reasons why. Gardening on the weekends provides me with sights and […]

Herb Garden

Why I Keep An Herb Garden

I wouldn’t say I have the greenest thumb, but I do enjoy spending a weekend in my garden. It’s not only a great excuse to get into the sunshine, but it’s also a means of inspiration. When I tend to my herbs, my mind reels with possibilities. Herbs are what make a dish sing. Top […]

Paleo Banana Bread + French Toast

Paleo Banana Bread Made Into French Toast This Recipe Makes The Perfect Breakfast in Bed There’s nothing quite so charming as someone taking the time to serve you breakfast in bed. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. And while our banana bread makes the perfect star of the show on any breakfast […]

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