recipes

Lentil Soup

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How many of you love to sink your teeth in fall dishes? I made this delicious lentil soup yesterday that will blow your mind. One of my favorite ingredients is tikka masala. There's such a earthy aroma of spice when cooking with this. Most famous in Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala which I love so much. I also like to add a dash of curry to add to the flavor for a great fall aroma. This dish takes less than 30 mins to make and that's one of the things that I love about lentil soup. No need to spend lots of time in the kitchen during autumn. Instead take time out for your warm teas, delicious soups, and use tons of herbs.

We have entered the season of colds and flues. All of my dishes for fall and all year around include fresh organic herbs and dried herbs. This particular soup I uses rosemary, garlic, cilantro, parsley, curry, tikka masala, ground black pepper, vegetable bouillon cube, sea salt, whole tomatoes and a tons more love. I also used a few pieces of chicken breast from the night before to add for the meat lovers. I mostly cook my soups without meat or butter. Every taste is a gourmet flavored dish made with love and perfection. With all the scare of Ebola going on it's time to start using all of your fresh herbs, vegetables and fruit every day all day. Don't let your body miss out on a chance to get a boost from the foods you intake. 



Lentil Soup

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Fall Veggie Bowl

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 Fall veggie bowl with raw spinach at the bottom... so easy to make....

Use ALL organic produce 
celery
sprouts 
yellow bell peppers
green bell peppers
All kinds of fresh herbs have fun with it
red seed peppers
cayenne
olive oil
Brags 

There's no wrong way to make this fall veggie bowl. This is a healthy choice for building up the immune system. Sprouts are good source of minerals, vitamins, proteins, amino acids, omega 3 and 6,  carbohydrates, and all that good stuff.  When you think about fall just think about all the colors yellow, orange, green and brown. Can you name some nutrimental fruits and vegetables that are these colors? For anyone who's concerned about boosting their immune system from the Ebola scare this meal is for you. 









Fall Veggie Bowl 



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October Fest!

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October 1st has arrived and here in Atlanta it couldn't be a more beautiful time of the year. Traditionally October is the celebration of Autmumn. For many children and some adults its a time for halloween. I love Fall because of the changing colors and warm cuisines. Let us not forget about the creative decorating ideas.

October will get your creative decorative juices flowing. To be honest I don't celebrate Holloween but I love to decorate for it. Pumpkins and the changing colors can make for a fun project and great DIY ideas. Door reefs and hay who doesn't love that stuff? 

Pull out your leaf table mats, your pumpkins, orange split peas and  cinnamon sticks and get to decorating. October 1st is the kick off for our October Fest! During this time all of our social networks will flood your timelines with so many great ideas. 

Our amazing and creative pastry chef Tiffany Moore will be giving you all amazing treats for October. Equipose Designs sweet tooth Chef will be working hard around the clock to keep all of us entertained during October Fest in Tennessee. 

Head up North to Pennsyvania and you'll find our Fresh Garden Chef Corey McDonough working hard to prepare tasty and hearty soups...YES...fresh cooking ideas from his garden and from local farmer during October Fest. 

Make your way back down south to Georgia with yours truly Interior Decorator/Chef Raquel Jackson. During October Fest It's going to be a pleasure to show you all multiple decorating ideas with fall textures and colors. I'll even cook up some great fall foods and give out a few recipes. 


A simple way to give your dinning room table a little taste of fall. 

Pull out your orange split pea soup and fine china. Grab a few cinnamon sticks to add a little autumn aroma in the air.  

There are a million and one ideas out here. Not all of those ideas will fit your lifestyle and or liking. Find a few bold or simple ideas that will create an autumn mood for your personal style and or family. 

Have an idea? Comment below! 


October Fest! 

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Homemade Pizza and Grilled Chicken Spring rolls

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I think we call all agree that most people have a LOVE for pizza. Homemade, frozen, pizzeria and in some cases for children's school pizza. Being the Philly girl that I am I have had the pleasure of tasting top notch pizza from Philly and NY. Most of the population in the U.S will agree that NY has the best pizza. I too agree and confirm that nothing beats a large NY slice of Pizza until of course someone  ares to prove me wrong. 

Making pizza to me is like my own secret way of baking a cake. I have no expertise in pastries but when it comes to pizza it's feels like I am the top chef! Making dough is one particular skill in pizza making that you have to master. However if you like to cheat just a little like I do from time to time you can get away with some pre-made pizza bread such as Nann bread. 

There's so many times of pizzas out there you could literally eat a different type of pizza every day for 360 days. Imagine not having to get bored with your taste buds and eating just cheese pizza. Imagine all the different types of toppings and sauces you can add to your pizza to make it your very own. You will see a lot of blogs from me in the future about pizza so stay tuned! 

I find it most pleasing and time effective to buy packaged pizza ready bread rather than making dough. I know, I know you real professional pizza makers are probably going to have something to say about that but that's okay I get it. From one chef to another it is always best to make your own dough but sometimes you just want to take the quicker route.

I love making sauces recently it has become my new specialty.  My oh my I think I've gotten so good at it you won't believe it! I LOVE putting tomatoes in my blender adding all types of fresh herbs, garlics, onions and peppers. You can come a pretty darn good sauce professional literally over night if you have the right ingredients.

Out of my three daughters my middle daughter doesn't like pizza at all! Can you believe that? Neither can I. However I figured somethings children will love if they can make it on their own to there liking or at least ask what they would possibly like on the pizza as I did to my 18 year old daughter. I ask her what she would like on her pizza and she said no sauce. I quickly knew that I was at a good start with her because she didn't totally refuse pizza all together. 

I quickly began adding mozzarella cheese then spinach, more moz, then grilled chicken topped with more moz. I preheated the oven to 400 degrees then placed the pizza in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. After making the plate nice and pretty for her she looked and said how yummy it looked. I was so excited for her to taste it because as a chef mom you really want your children to love what you cook. It's not always easy making separate meals to accommodate likes and dislikes. This is also the same child who doesn't like shrimp either...can you believe that? 


The above pizza has pizza sauce and look how vibrant a meal looks with all fresh ingredients.

This pizza has no sauce and don't worry the cheese will melt and blend perfectly with no sauce.


I experimented with making sweet potato chips. It is not as easy as it sounds and I'm sure anyone who has mastered it can tell you that they've tried over and over to get it right. I made a few batches but wasn't as successful to get them crispy crisp. I wish I had a deli meat slicer to cut them as thin as they really needed to be and that was part of my struggle. If there's anyone out there that would love to donate to me a small deli slicer I would take it in a heart beat! 

I cooked my chips in a deep fryer that only goes up to about 375 degrees. Between not having a deli slicer and temperatures hot enough I wasn't able to pull it off. However I did come up with a pretty decent texture but couldn't really call them crispy chips. Nonetheless they were still good and enjoyed by the children.

Making your dinner plate look amazing is the norm around our house. If a plate looks good with love it will be digested with love and your body will thank you. It is truly important to have each meal with love and veggies! No veggies on a place equals no love at all in my book. I used organic baby spinach to top our pizzas and look how vibrant and delicious it came out.

Over the years I've learned how to make these gorgeous wraps. I haven't master the technique of making the dough from scratch but I think the geniuses who packaged them and placed them in the isle of Kroger. I haven't had one person yet who's tasted these and didn't love them. These are the talk of the night no matter what other dishes are present these babies are like gold. 

I used grilled chicken and cabbage to stuff these golden babies.  Egg roll wraps cook in the deep fryer very quickly this is not something you want to walk away from while cooking. They cook in about 2 mins and sometimes faster deepening on the heat. Cooking these on med high temperature is the key. Once lightly golden take out and enjoy! 

Plate and serve! Sweet and sour sauce for your grilled chicken rolls or add any dipping sauces of your choice. While browsing through the kitchen looking for our sweet and sour sauce I realized we had run out and used it all when I catered a House Warming. Instead I improvised and used a spicy chipotle mayo. Not favored by the children but I tried. Instead they replaced it with some soy sauce and enjoyed!  For any questions about pizzas and wraps and where you can find breads and egg roll wraps comment below! 


Homemade Pizza and Grilled Chicken Spring rolls


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