Dinner Planner – Week of April 4, 2022

This week I am off for spring break, so no IG live on Monday.  I am filming the April class this weekend.  My April class has always had a Cinco de Mayo theme with Mexican-inspired recipes.  My goal is to create recipes with familiar flavors that are delicious, healthy and can complement any Mexican-inspired meal.  I also infuse nutrition information, cooking tips, and product recommendations into every class. All recipes come with suggestions to adapt to the most common dietary styles including plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free. April’s class with feature Jackfruit Tacos, Chicken and Vegetable Enchiladas with a Roasted Red Pepper Enchilada Sauce, Quinoa and Jicama Salad with Avocado Dressing, Corn and Avocado Salad, and Dessert Tacos!  I would love to have you in my monthly cooking class community. You watch the class on your own time and join me for a live zoom every month if you have any cooking questions at all!

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Dinner Planner – Week of March 28, 2022

Spring has sprung and I am here for it! I have so many great spring recipes coming to the site soon.  If you take my monthly cooking class, I am going live on Zoom Tuesday, March 29th at 5:00 pm Pacific Time to answer any and all your questions. We have had such a great time in this new format and I have loved seeing you guys in person.  If you are a monthly cooking class subscriber and haven’t joined the live zoom, just come! No pressure to show yourself on video if you want to just observe and hang out. Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of March 21, 2022

Happy Spring!  Spring represents a new beginning, a rebirth, a fresh start.  Better weather is around the corner. And spring produce is cleansing and detoxifying (think wild greens, herbs, strawberries and asparagus.) Spring makes me feel like, We did it!  We survived the holiday season and the winter.  Things can only get better from here. Let’s hope, yes?

I have decided not to resume in-person classes for the remainder of 2022. There are a few reasons for that, but the main reason is that I teach in other people’s kitchens and we used to pack people in.  I just don’t think that’s a viable model for the times we live in right now.  So, if you like learning from me, my monthly cooking class is fabulous!!  Do check it out. I will also be offering all my bootcamps soon for you to take on your own time, self-paced.  Look out for that!

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Dinner Planner – Week of March 14, 2022

I always say that St. Patrick’s Day is a MAJOR opportunity to get all the green foods in!  If you have little kids, start blending spinach into muffins and pancake batter and then they’ll see that green foods are not scary, but delicious! In other news, if you take my monthly online cooking class, the March class has been uploaded and it’s fabulous!  The recipes are geared toward both Easter and Passover and celebrate Spring.  One concept I address in the class is how to layer flavors.  If you are not taking my monthly cooking class, you should!  You’ll learn so much and have access to my newest recipes a year before everyone else.  Plus we have an optional monthly zoom later in the month so I can answer all your burning questions.  JOIN US!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of March 7, 2022

I’m having the best time with Mom and her friend Marisena!  We have been seeing the sights and cooking and watching movies.  So fun!

In case you missed it, I’m beyond excited to open the registration for my NEWEST bootcamp, Back to Basics! I took suggestions, requests and feedback from hundreds of my students and married them with my decade + experience teaching thousands, yes thousands, of people and created an incredible 4-week course to help anyone become a confident cook.  I used to think, “if you can read, you can cook.”  And then I realized that was not true.  We need a foundation in order to be successful in the kitchen.  You know that homemade food is critical to good health, and cooking does not have to be hard or a struggle.  Join me either live starting this Tuesday or Wednesday or on your own time for Back to Basics, a life-changing course!  For my community, I am providing a coupon code BB100 for $100 off and there are payment plans available. Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of February 28, 2022

Eeeeeek! I’m over the moon to open the registration for my NEWEST bootcamp, Back to Basics! I took suggestions, requests and feedback from hundreds of my students and married them with my decade + experience teaching thousands, yes thousands, of people and created an incredible 4-week course to help anyone become a confident cook.  I used to think, “if you can read, you can cook.”  And then I realized that was not true.  We need a foundation in order to be successful in the kitchen.  You know that homemade food is critical to good health, and cooking does not have to be hard or a struggle.  Join me either live starting the week of March 7th or on your own time for Back to Basics, a life-changing course!  For my community, I am providing a coupon code BB100 for $100 off and there are payment plans available.

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Dinner Planner – Week of February 21, 2022

It’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs and I am back for the first time since 2020!  We are staying in Palm Desert and you know Hubs bought all sorts of tickets to lectures and home tours. I’m here for the sunshine and relaxation! 

Friends, I am in production right now for a brand-new bootcamp for new and beginner cooks, called Back-to-Basics.  I took all your feedback + my experience as a cooking instructor for the last 14 years and I created an amazing course for you!  Be on the lookout for sign-ups in the next week or so.  I plan to launch the course the week of March 7th! Here’s your dinner planner for the week: Continue reading

Dinner Planner – Week of February 14, 2022

Let me get right to it – if you need Super Bowl ideas, go to LAST week’s dinner planner. I used to suggest what to do with your Super Bowl leftovers for the day after, but this year the day after is Valentine’s Day. In as much as I would love to turn my leftover salsa and and slow cooker chicken tacos into a soup and my crudites into a chopped salad, my family is expecting something “special.” Of course those leftovers can wait until Tuesday! Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

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