Jessica Gavin

I'm Jessica Gavin and food is my passion! I am a professional Research Scientist at one of the world's leading nutrition companies. I develop healthy food products and supplements for consumers around the globe.

February Income and Traffic Report

Welcome, welcome! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Jessica’s husband Jason, and once a month I have the privilege of stepping into the spotlight (tap, tap, is this microphone on?) and delivering our monthly income and traffic report for jessicagavin.com ....more

Irresistible Coconut Caramel Chocolate Bars

They say that we eat with our eyes first, if that’s true then I just demolished this irresistible gooey stack of coconut caramel chocolate bars, drool. I’m going to warn you now, the recipe I’m going to tempt you with is for the true chocolate and caramel lovers. If you’re also a fan of coconut then you are really in for a treat! ...more

Chicken Ragu Pasta with Mushrooms and Bacon

I’m savoring every warm and hearty last bite of comfort food that I can, why you ask? Because I’m not quite ready to trade in my cozy winter soups, stews and pastas recipes. I also know it’s still chilly in other parts of the world outside...more

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Soy Ginger Lime Sauce

I’ve been daydreaming about tropical Palm trees, sandy beaches and warm waters lately, I think momma needs a vacation! Well if I can’t get on a jet plane, I can at least bring some fresh island cuisine to us. At the market I’m always keeping my eye out for some good fresh fish and recently I scored two beautiful ahi tuna steaks and I knew just what to do ....more

Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Dip, chomp, crunch, swallow, repeat. Those are the sounds of fresh shrimp spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce being enjoyed and devoured, yum! Jason and I love a piping hot, ginormous bowl of pho...more

Savory Irish Shepherds Pie with Lamb

When you think of comfort food what comes to mind? For me, anything with mashed potatoes!...more

Luscious Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

It’s dangerous keeping any kind of chocolate in my house. If it’s a chip, kiss or truffle, I will seek and destroy (eat quickly and hope no one is watching). Sometimes you just have to have it, so I wanted to treat my friends...more

Tuscan Tomato Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage

My husband is half Italian, so we eat a lot of pasta...more

Whole Wheat Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread with Oat Crumble

This year I wanted to try baking with some vegan friendly ingredients, and I had no idea that you could get so many uses from one lovely tropical plant, coconuts! Of course my favorite form is a cold fresh cracked coconut with a pink umbrella and straw in it (someone please take me back to Bora Bora!), but coconuts are really a bakers best friend too. I wanted to make a healthier version of banana bread, so I thought this whole wheat vegan blueberry banana bread would be the most delicious way to go ....more

Caramelized Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

My husband and I are big Hell’s Kitchen fans, especially since it reminds me of working the grill station during culinary school which I often miss, pure adrenaline rush! I feel like every season, the cooks are bringing up raw or rubbery scallops to the pass for Chef Ramsey, resulting in lots of profanity and plate slamming. Needless to say, I wanted to see for myself just how difficult it was to make beautiful caramelized scallops ....more