Eats Lately

Eats Lately

August 13, 2013 4 comments

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). […]

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

July 19, 2013 1 comment

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 […]

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 9 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 […]

100% Whole Wheat Baguette

February 6, 2013 0 comments
100% Whole Wheat Baguette

I’ve been really into whole grain bread making these days. Whole Wheat Challah, Pizza Dough, now Baguettes! Yes, bread making is exactly what you think. It is labor-intensive. You have to be patient because it takes so damn long. And yeah, your arms will definitely hurt from kneading the dough FOR-EV-ER (think of it as a workout). But, I gotta tell you something. Having that pretty loaf come out of your oven, all […]

A Foodie’s Dream Vacation

January 15, 2013 0 comments

I just got back from a trip to beautiful wine country.  Let me tell you, Napa is foodie heaven. I didn’t have a single meal that I didn’t freak out about. And by freak out, I mean sit there and find it absolutely impossible to talk about anything other than how scrumptious every bite was.  Although on some days it seemed as though the rain would never pass, we still […]

Simple Things: Baked Tomatoes with Parmesan

December 20, 2012 0 comments

Recently, I have received a lot of requests for simple and healthy recipes. Many of my friends are in the same position as me: recently graduated from college, working full-time, and have very little time to cook in the evenings. Whereas I get home from work and actually enjoy trying new (and sometimes complex) recipes, I know that feeling is not common among the majority of my friends. So this dish is […]

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

December 4, 2012 5 comments
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe //

This Kale and Quinoa Salad is healthy and filling!  It’s packed with nutritious ingredients that you’ll feel good about eating. Eat this salad on its own or top it with grilled chicken or tofu for added protein. Travis and I tried a new (to us) restaurant called The Misfit in Santa Monica recently. We had been there before for drinks, but never for dinner, and after hearing rave reviews about the […]

Curried Mango Chutney Chicken {Dairy-Free & Refined Sugar-Free}

October 14, 2012 1 comment
Mango Chutney Chicken Recipe //

Scroll down for the delicious Curried Mango Chutney Chicken recipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A lot has happened since my big move: I settled into a new apartment. Set up my new kitchen (the most important room […]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

August 9, 2012 1 comment

Tomorrow is moving day. My bags are not even packed. I am trying to squeeze every last item from my room into one of four massive suitcases. I probably won’t be packed until it’s ten minutes past the time I am supposed to leave for the airport.  That’s how these things usually work, don’t they? Today I said my goodbyes “See you soon“‘s. I had my favorite take-out one last […]