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Tips for Eating Healthy on Vacation

Summer is here, vacations have been planned and you’re ready to sport that bikini body that you’ve worked on for months in advance. What happens when you get to that all inclusive resort and start indulging in those delicious pastries, grand buffet and open bar? It can be so difficult to stick to that diet…

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Scottsdale: Bachelor/ette Party Destination

Scottsdale has truly become a destination getaway and you would not believe the number of requests we get for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties this time of year. Scottsdale has been called a “mini Vegas” and private chef requests are on the rise. When large groups come here on vacation it can be difficult to plan…

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Spring Sports Dining in Scottsdale

Spring time in Arizona means Spring Training games and tons of golf and sporting events. While it’s still cold everywhere else, out-of-towners are taking advantage of our amazing weather and vacation home rentals throughout the Valley. Out-of-towners and locals alike flock to our various sporting events this time of year. Eating greasy hot dogs, salty…

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A Unique Valentine’s Day Dinner in Scottsdale

February is the month of love and couples everywhere are scrambling to buy the perfect gift that says “I love you” for their significant other. I recently received a request to do a small intimate Valentine’s dinner for two. The gentleman was so enthusiastic and excited to give his partner the gift of a home-cooked…

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A Healthy New Year’s Resolution – Eat Healthy All Year Long

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Is eating healthy on your list? We hear it at the start of every year and everyone’s New Year’s resolution has eating healthy and going to the gym on their list. You may even already consider yourself health conscious, but many people struggle to keep this resolution up through the year.  …

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Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

Don’t Let That Pumpkin Go to Waste!! It’s the season of pumpkin…pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin cider, pumpkin pie, pumpkin everything! While your kids are munching down on their halloween candy, why not try a healthier pumpkin recipe like this addictive Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup! This yummy pumpkin soup is the perfect way to satisfy your…

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Classic Italian Basil Pesto

    I learned this classic recipe while living abroad in Northern Italy, the birthplace of basil pesto. When my basil plant grew wildly out of control I knew I had to take advantage of the precious leaves before they withered away. My neighbor, a sweet little Italian woman suggested I make pesto! If you…

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You’re finally eating healthy, now what about your parents?

We receive numerous calls from people who are increasingly concerned about their parents or family member’s bad diet. So how do you convince them to eat healthier? Hiring a personal chef might actually change their mind! Younger generations tend to be more concerned with health, fitness, and living a healthier lifestyle. What about our parents who have restrictive…

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Greek Moussaka

  One of the most well known of all Greek dishes, Moussaka, isn’t as difficult to make as it is to pronounce. For those who haven’t been able to try Moussaka, you’re missing out. It’s comprised of layers of eggplant, potato and ground lamb tomato sauce which is topped with a béchamel sauce and then…

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Vegetarian Baked Eggplant Ricotta Rolls in Marinara

  Vegetarian? Gluten-free? Low-Carb? Yes, yes, and yes. Make these mouth watering baked eggplant rolls stuffed with ricotta in a marinara sauce. They will last in the fridge up to a week or can be frozen for a quick future dinner.   Here’s the recipe: Makes about 4 portions.   Ingredients: 1 – 8 oz…

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