I worked as a personal chef for a decade, serving all types of customers and services: families, busy professionals, fancy dinner parties, church fundraisers, cooking classes and anything else you can think of aside from running an actual restaurant. In 2006, I scaled back after being surprised by a new baby then later followed the desserts pathway to establish an artisan gelato company. In 2016, my family followed a lifelong dream of relocating to a beach community where I have been working on my own health. To that end, I am re-becoming a personal chef but this time focusing exclusively on health and changing habits for life.
Personal Chef @ Satisfying Suppers, LLC
May 2017 - Present, Carolina Beach, NC
Rediscovering my passion for cooking, helping clients who are dedicated to changing the way they eat forever.
Co-founder, gelato maker @ Jenny and Frank's Artisan Gelato
Jan 2011 - Oct 2017, Audubon, PA
Co-founded an artisan gelato company that featured local pastured dairy and fresh seasonal fruits and herbs to make delicious gelati and sorbetti, sold retail, wholesale and through local farmer's markets.
Certified Personal Chef @ Satisfying Suppers
May 2002 - Dec 2011, Audubon, PA
ull out your handy dandy crockpot. Add your chicken breasts. Then add the rest of the ingredients on top, in any order. Put on low for 8-10 hours or high for 6-8. After it's done cooking, use tongs to pick at the chicken to shred it in with all the ingredients. Top with cilantro and some avocado. Eat up!!
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9x13" pan with non-stick spray. Melt coconut oil in large nonstick frying pan. Saute onions and peppers, sprinkled with 1/4 t salt until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add zucchini, tomatoes and spinach and second 1/4 t salt and saute until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Spread evenly in prepared dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Beat eggs with cream, pepper and paprika. Gently pour beaten eggs evenly over top. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until set.
Quiche so loaded with vegetables that you don't even miss the crust.
Microwave at medium power for 2-3 minutes or heat in 325 F oven for 10-15 minutes until hot throughout.
Place chicken with skin, water and salt in pressure cooker. Cook on high for 15 minutes. Release pressure. Remove chicken with slotted spoon and set aside to cool then remove skin and shred. Add all vegetables to pressure cooker and cook on high for 4 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken and parsley.
Paleo chicken soup so loaded with the vegetables that you won't miss the noodles or the reduced sodium.
Heat in microwave or in a sauce pan on the stove top until hot throughout. Enjoy.
Preheat oven to 450 F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Steam cauliflower until tender. Cool. Rice in food processor. Mix together cauliflower, 1/2 of the mozzarella, 1/2 of the parmesan, eggs and spices. Divide into 10 small circles, using 1/2 cup measure and press flat between the 2 pans. Bake for 20 minutes until top is dry and golden. Flip and bake for 10 minutes more. Saute onions and peppers in avocado oil until soft. Stir in spinach and cook just to wilt. Layer sauce then vegetables then remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese across prepared crusts. Wrap individually in heavy duty foil.
Individual pizzas loaded with sauteed vegetables, sauce and cheese.
Preheat oven to 400. Open foil packet and place directly in oven. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
Place zucchini strips in a colander over a bowl or in the sink. Sprinkle zucchini with salt and toss to combine. Let the zucchini sit for 15 minutes while the salt extracts the moisture. Drain excess water, squeezing zucchini, if necessary. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, turning frequently. Remove bacon to a stack of paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon. Remove all but 2 T of bacon drippings from the pan. Return the pan to medium heat. Add the ground turkey, green onions and broccoli, stirring frequently for about 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add zucchini and 3T of pesto, tossing to combine all ingredients. Taste and add more pesto, if needed. The mixture only needs to warm up, so 2-3 minutes of cooking ought to do it. Serve with bacon crumbles and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Brown beef in dutch oven over medium-low heat with onion, celery, bell peppers and oregano until meat is cooked and vegetables have begun to soften, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and all spices and stir for 1 minutes, Add zucchini and summer squash and saute briefly, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth and tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes.
Chili loaded with meat and vegetables in a southwest spiced tomato sauce.
Heat in microwave or in sauce pan on stove top until hot throughout. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and enjoy!