• Eat and Live: Healthy, Gluten Free Burger Recipe

    This simple but tasty burger recipe in honor of International Hamburger Day, May 28th, is low carb and gluten free. But the best part is: it is simply mouth watering! Each year everyone from back yard chefs to upscale restaurants the world over create an array of the most...
  • Eat and Live: How to Hunt Wild Asparagus

    The wild asparagus spear can be an elusive vegetable for beginners to forage. Searching for the short, tender spears of asparagus in taller grasses and weeds the exact same color before they pass the peak of ripeness is like playing nature’s cynical version of “Where’s Waldo” against a timer....
  • Eat and Live: Grow Your Own Culinary Herbs Indoors

    Growing herbs indoors is a great addition to a household food cycle. Growing herbs can save money, improve the quality of your recipes, and you have the added benefit of using heirloom seeds which can have largely superior flavor when compared to modern commercial crop genetics. I live in...
  • Eat and Live: The No-Stick Fish Trick!

    Pan searing an expensive piece of fresh fish can be intimidating, and for good reason. Combining molten hot oil with wet fish can result in some serious splatter and even fire, and if done wrong the fish can stick to the pan quite stubbornly. This can be especially crucial...
  • Eat and Live: Chopped Wild Salad with Honey-Lime and Sesame Vinaigrette

    One of my pet peeves as a chef is the “yard work” salad. If you have ever eaten a salad in a run of the mill restaurant you will recognize these piles of foliage on a plate that look more like rabbit fodder than fine dining, complete with large...
  • Eat and Live: Blood Orange and Lime Chicken with Veggie Fried Rice

    This chicken dish is easy, healthy, and tastes amazing. Inspired by my daughters’ request for “something with blood oranges” and my craving for Asian inspired cooking, this dish became a quick household favorite. We grow various culinary herbs and exotic plants indoors and my kitchen table is currently home...
  • Eat and Live: Hunting Wild Morel Mushrooms

    The genus Morchella contains many species of edible mushrooms commonly known as “morels” or “true morels”. One of the most prized and sought after edible mushrooms on earth, the delicate flavor of the fungus is accented by its rarity and the thrill of the hunt, making the gathering of...
  • Eat and Live: Shrimp Scampi on Linguini

    Out of the many recipes I have learned cooking in a professional setting, one of my favorites is this simple dish. It is easily adaptable for groups with varied dietary needs. Persons avoiding gluten or pasta for any reason can substitute zucchini and/or summer squash that has been cut...
  • Eat and Live: Five Minute Portabella Mushroom

    The amazing portable portabella! One of my favorite food items in the world is the giant portabella mushroom. I like to think of it as the “choose your own adventure book” of fungus. While I could wax poetical for pages about the various extravagant ways to prepare them, the...