Carrots with Raisins and Toasted Walnuts

Carrots with Raisins and Toasted Walnuts

September 16, 2013 7 comments

Holy cow, I could eat the whole batch of these carrots. I really could. There would be nothing wrong with that. It’s a perfectly healthy side dish. And if I did I would have super duper vision, right? Or something like that. You have to use your food processor to shred these carrots. Now, I know pulling out that food processor is a big pain. We all complain about it (even […]

Grilled Ground Beef Kebabs (Kofta)

September 4, 2013 3 comments
Grilled Ground Beef Kebabs (Kofta)

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend. I can’t decide what is better – having that extra day to relax OR having a short work week. What do you think? Did you grill this weekend? Ever since we got our new Weber Grill two weeks ago, we have grilled almost every night. We can’t get enough of it! Up until now we haven’t had room for a […]

The Best (and Healthiest!) Turkey Meatballs

August 28, 2013 13 comments
The BEST EVER Turkey Meatballs Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Meet Maggie, my new foster dog! Doesn’t she have the sweetest face? She is crazy snuggly (which is my FAVORITE). Because she is so darn cute, Maggie has already been adopted, but we are taking care of her for another week until she is off her medication and all clear to play with other dogs. Like all of our foster dogs, Maggie is very curious about all of the delicious smells coming from the […]

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

August 19, 2013 5 comments
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

I am finally unpacked and ready to rock ‘n roll in my new kitchen. This kitchen is a dream. All of the appliances are new and there is beautiful granite countertop with plenty of space for prep work.  The natural light is amazing and it leads onto a little deck where we finally have room for a grill! Oh the possibilities. This past Saturday was my birthday and my birthday morning started […]

Eats Lately

August 13, 2013 4 comments
Eats Lately

What have I been cooking recently? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I haven’t touched a recipe and barely used a chef’s knife in over two weeks. It’s weird. It is uncomfortable. And I really don’t like it. But, you see, I haven’t had a choice. I was away on vacation, and then as soon as I got back I started packing up my apartment to move (plates, pots, pans, knives, EVERYTHING included). […]

Summer Squash and Zucchini Soup with Parmesan

July 24, 2013 0 comments
Summer Squash and Zucchini Soup with Parmesan

Soup in the summer? Not exactly something you’re craving in 100+ degree weather, is it? Well, this soup is different — it takes full advantage of summer vegetables and fresh herbs and most importantly, it tastes DELICIOUS either hot or chilled. I served it hot the first night, but enjoyed cold leftovers straight from the fridge over the next few days and I swear it got better with each day.   This soup […]

Spiced Apples, Carrots and Red Onions with Lemon and Parsley Quinoa

July 19, 2013 1 comment
Spiced Apples, Carrots and Red Onions with Lemon and Parsley Quinoa

Hi Food Lovers, Welcome to the new and improved Little Chef Big Appetite. After a few months of reconstruction, I am back. New site, new look, but same old freakin’ delicious grub.  Don’t worry, I certainly did not stop, eating, cooking, baking, biting, or savoring — oh no. In fact, I have lots of goodies to share with you.   This post is all about cooking with color. In California, I […]

Kung Pao Chicken

April 2, 2013 2 comments

Last weekend I flew home to Boston to surprise my older brother for his birthday. Living in LA now, I don’t see my family nearly as much as I would like to. We are all very close, and the fact that I am 3,000 miles away from them now can sometimes be pretty tough. I can’t make frequent trips home and keeping in touch can be hard due to the time difference. I […]

Korean Rice Bowl with Steak and Snap Peas

March 19, 2013 0 comments
Korean Rice Bowl with Steak and Snap Peas

Friends often ask me how I dedicate so much time to cooking “elaborate” dinners every night. I’m 22, young, new in my career, and in their minds it just doesn’t make sense that I devote an hour + every night to making dinner. I always explain that it is my “thing.” It is what I enjoy doing after a long day. Some people want to vedge on the couch in […]

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies

February 28, 2013 8 comments
Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am obsessed with Peanut Butter. Now, we need not delve into the details of this obsession because it is safe to say you would be completely disgusted by the amount of Peanut Butter I can comsume in one sitting. I like any kind of Peanut Butter. Natural, Crunchy, Smooth, and sadly even the kinds with High-Fructose Corn Syrup (yes, Skippy, I will […]