Roasted Beets and Carrots

This week has been difficult.  I always wonder if I should continue this culinary journey. As of now both the catering scene and chef instruction are ultra slow.  But, it is time to get out of this funk.  I must cook and carry on! So that’s exactly what I did. Yesterday was Easter, and guessContinue reading “Roasted Beets and Carrots”

Ricotta Garlic and Oregano Knots

So I am coming at you all with a two for one special today! I had to make up to my followers this little mini hiatus, but fear not, here comes another Shy Girl recipe that will make your stomachs’ pleased. I have come to this conclusion that there is a little hidden baker insideContinue reading “Ricotta Garlic and Oregano Knots”

Chocolate Babka

  As of late, I have been on a pastry kick something serious.  There is something about working on the dough and kneading it that gives me this feeling like I just spent the day at a theraputic spa.  A bit much, but baking pastry, as finicky as it can be, is SUPER relaxing.  Plus,Continue reading “Chocolate Babka”

Chicken Pesto Pizza

So if you know me, you know I am a fiend for pizza.  I mean who doesn’t love a full meal in one sitting.  You have a protein, a carb, a fruit, some veggies, and some added calcium. Pizza can be healthy or it doesn’t have to be–whatever preference. This week, I have been somewhatContinue reading “Chicken Pesto Pizza”

Sausage and Mushroom Ragù with Creamy Polenta

  It has been a pretty rainy and gloomy couple of days, but I haven’t let that stop me.  I have been thoroughly relaxing this weekend. Rain hasn’t stopped me, I’ve been enjoying friends’ company, signed up for a kickball league, and explored the underground art scene here in Atlanta (an interesting experience is all I haveContinue reading “Sausage and Mushroom Ragù with Creamy Polenta”

Quinoa and Lentil Burgers (Vegan)

These last couple of days, I have taken it upon myself to treat myself a bit too much.  All I can say is today I feel it in my system.  Tonight, I was craving something delicious and healthy. My go to make a salad for dinner was just not what I wanted. I thought about it,Continue reading “Quinoa and Lentil Burgers (Vegan)”

Valentine’s Day Dessert: Chocolate Ganache Tart

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it is time to show your sweetie, your family, or your friends (Galentine’s Day is everything by the way) a sweet treat.  If you love chocolate, then you will love this dessert. Sidenote, this recipe looks and sounds fancy as fudge, but you can be fancy as fudge on aContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Dessert: Chocolate Ganache Tart”

Chai Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

Happy Monday! I have been SUPER busy this week with work and cooking for the Super Bowl, but it has been great learning some new skills.  This week, I learned all about raw vegan desserts.  I am going to practice those for a bit, tweak a few things, and post the recipes soon. Don’t fret.Continue reading “Chai Spiced Cinnamon Rolls”

Pupusas, Curtido, y Tinga

I recently moved to Atlanta from Washington, D.C. Since the move, I have been craving pupusas.  You can find pupusas at many restaurants in DC, but I haven’t had much luck finding a great pupuseria that’s close to my house or at least or in the city. If you don’t know a pupusa is a Salvadoran cornContinue reading “Pupusas, Curtido, y Tinga”

Caramel and Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been craving sugary baked things these last few days.  Plus, I’ve felt like this was a treat-yourself-because-you-deserve-it type of week. I have started apprenticing and learning the ropes in a professional kitchen. Trying to get all of this culinary experience under my belt.  This is a leap, I won’t lie, I miss teachingContinue reading “Caramel and Peanut Chocolate Chip Cookies”