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About chefkatiecooks

I am a trained chef with almost 20 years of restaurant and catering experience. My passion is cooking clean and healthy foods. I love working as a personal chef to help people to clean up their diets, and live well by eating nourishing foods that are healthy, satisfying, and delicious!

Kale Tacos with Sour Slaw, and Apple Salsa

Today is National Kale Day.  Kale has come a long way. Who would have thunk it?  Remember when it was just a mere garnish for Shoney’s and Pizza Hut salad bars?  Who knew that it was easy to grow and … Continue reading

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Bittersweet End of Summer

The end of summer is always bittersweet.  The cool air in the evening, and crisp mornings that faintly smell like burning wood, always bring on excitement for back to school and football.  Saying goodbye to summer is always difficult, however. … Continue reading

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For the Love of Oatmeal

My mother didn’t serve much oatmeal while I was growing up.  To be honest, we were more of a cream of wheat family.  When I first started my clean eating crusade, I ate greek yogurt for breakfast and an energy … Continue reading

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Cooksnap’s Contest

My life has been crazy as of late, and I like it. I seem to function better and I’m more productive at a busy pace. I seem to attract the busy craziness. Not letting the crazy busy get the best … Continue reading

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Grilled Mexican Roadside Chicken

I first discovered this chicken recipe on Serious Eats, one of my favorite food blogs, and it is slightly adapted from there.  The recipe originally comes from Rick Bayless’s Mexican Everyday.  This recipe, if you execute it correctly, might be … Continue reading

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Greek Salad Pita

My new favorite afternoon snack:  Greek Salad Pita.  I like my snacks to be satisfying.  This snack is like a second lunch.  I looove Greek Salad.  My husband discourages me to order it in restaurants.  He’ll say, “I know how … Continue reading

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Cucumber and Apple Slaw

  I have an obsession with slaw.  I just love trying out different kinds.  Bright and fresh combinations of  vegetables and herbs with creamy and tart dressings.  There is not a lot that ranks more exciting in my book.  This … Continue reading

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Summer Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is one of the hippest super grains on the market these days.  It’s protein content rivals meat, and it’s packed with other vitamins and minerals.  I like to eat it hot for breakfast with almond milk, blueberries, and a … Continue reading

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Lasagne!

Most people love lasagne. I bet if you asked 10 people on the street what their favorite meal is, at least six of them would say lasagne. Lasagna (singular), refers to the wide, long, flat ribbon of pasta. Lasagne (plural) … Continue reading

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Indulge: Antipasto!

Antipasto.  I love it.  I married an Italian and discovered the joys of antipasto.  Antipasto translates as “before the meal.”  Wikipedia defines it as “the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal.”  It goes on to describe “traditional antipasto … Continue reading

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