Black Girl Chef's Whites

Cooking good food does not have to be difficult, it can be a fun and ultimately satisfying experience.  Of course it is really fun and satisfying when someone else does the dishes.

I teach cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA. I am also a contributing writer at Mom.me, Zester Daily and Mode.com.

I am a single mother to a rambunctious and artistic girl who makes duct tape fashion for her dolls.

Birthday Feasting

Yesterday was my birthday, and I actually made and ate one of my favorite recipes on my blog...more

Brown Sugar-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Brown Sugar-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt is actually the ingredient list. Brown sugar + vanilla + yogurt = creamy and tangy goodness. As I am writing this the temperature outside is nearing 110°, and my entire duct system, furnace and air conditioner are being replaced ....more

Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants

I’ve been teaching cooking classes at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, and recently we did a series on Italian regional cooking. One of the recipes that made an impression on me was a Tuscan Pine Nut Cake. Very moist and flavorful, this was the kind of cake to serve not just after a meal, […] No visits yet The post Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants appeared first on Black Girl Chef's Whites ....more

Cilantro Pesto Sauce

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Simple Salsa Verde

Salsa verde = green sauce. The name is as simple as this recipe. The name may be simple but the complexity of the flavor is not ....more

Fresh Spring Salads

Spring time is here! Some of my favorite fresh vegetables and herbs are showing up in the farmer’s markets and grocery stores everywhere. Artichokes, asparagus, tomatoes and spring peas, all fresh from the farm ....more

Mint Chutney

Indian food is always on the top of my list of food I love to eat. The complex laying of spices and herbs, a myriad of vegetable based dishes, meaning I will be sure to eat my veggies that day. But it can be an intimidating food to cook, even for a trained chef ....more

It’s My Blogiversary

March 17, 2009 a little blog was born. The first post wasn’t long, merely a welcome message. But it was a beginning ....more

Corned Beef Step-by-Step Tutorial

Corned beef is one of those foods that has gotten marginalized due to its association with Saint Patrick’s Day. For many people, the only time they eat corned beef is in March. And that is a shame, as corned beef is a truly great meat, in my opinion ....more

Retro Recipe Booklets

How fun is this find?! Before the advent of computers and the internet, many food and appliance companies would offer pamphlets and books highlighting their products in recipes for the consumer. I found a treasure trove of these Retro Recipe Booklets, which belonged to my mother and grandmother ....more
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