Conscious Cooking

When I was vegan in the early 2000’s, finding a refreshing summer treat wasn’t always a simple task. Dairy-free ice cream was limited to a small selection of Tofutti flavors.. if you could find it it. I didn’t drink soda pop, so that wasn’t satiating any sweet tooth.  What was a young vegan girl to do?…

Conscious Cooking

The first time kale chips came into my life I was bombarded with so many feelings.  This is kale, one of my beloved greens, transformed into a ‘chip,’ one of my most fleeting desires. It was truly genius to me. I mean, carrot chips seemed obvious. Really, anything that grew below the dirt seemed a…

Conscious Cooking

Summer Garden Salad When some of my favorites are leaving me, the Vidalia onions are creeping in. This is one of the easiest salads you could possibly throw together. It works just as well with the left over vegetables, so don’t fret if you only have half the amount of onion, but twice the amount…

Cooking with CoCo

This  week we decided to play with one of our favorite child-hood foods, the Elvis sandwich.  But we are looking for something a little more nutritious. Okay, well let’s be honest.. a LOT more nutritious than white bread slathered in peanut butter and fried in a skillet of melted butter (mmm…). So, we took some creative…

Summer Dinner Series

We’re cooking up something unique this summer with our friend Michael Webb of Tupelo Catering. We are bringing our cuisine to Downtown Dunedin for a summer dinner series beginning June 24th. Details and ticket sales coming this week!    

Cooking with Coco

  People may often think of coconut oil as being ‘sweet.’ However, she quite lends herself to being savory. This week we prepared a bright and textural vinaigrette with Conscious Coconut oil. This hearty vinaigrette is inspired by one of my favorite dressings as a young child. My parents used to take me to a…

Cooking with CoCo

  Something new is brewing! We’d like to announce our collaboration with a fellow entrepreneur serving the world a product with love and integrity. Conscious Coconut sells fair trade organic coconut oil across the US, and for every tube that is sold she provides a child a meal through Feeding America.  What better way to promote…

Marie Antoinette

  Who doesn’t love French food? For this event, our guest of honor wanted to bring out the lace, the caviar, and the bubbly, all in the name of the exquisite taste of Madame Deficit! Here’s the Menu: Anderson Neck Oysters, VA, Mignonette Hackleback Caviar, Baby Yukons, Creme Fraiche Deviled Quail Eggs, basil, chili, evoo…

Spring

Spring season is approaching and its time to turn the soil and start planting for the warmer weather.

Bachelorette Party

We had a blast cooking at a holiday beach house in Ana Maria Island for this bachelorette party. We also paired wines to go with each course. Can you say Southern French Rose’ and Tawny Porto? 1st Course:  Fromage de Chevre, golden and red beets, grapefruit 2nd Course: Salad Nicoise, yellow fin, oil cured olives,…