Zucchini Pasta

I’m starting a new series of cooking videos! The emphasis is on healthy, delicious and family friendly recipes. The first video features a zucchini pappardelle, which my kids absolutely love! Zucchini Pasta from wannabeechef on Vimeo. Some people have asked for a pesto recipe that can be used in the zucchini pasta. Here’s a simple […]

Spring Sprout, Carrot and Radish Salad With Thai Peanut Dressing

A lot of people ask me what strategies I use to get my kids to eat their vegetables.  Trust me, I know it’s not easy.  But as someone who has taught hundreds of kids cooking classes, I’ve felt that kids are more likely to eat what they are involved in making.  It doesn’t always work […]

Chicken Paella and Baked Sweet Plantains

As many of you may know, I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We enjoyed a lot of Puerto Rican classics during my childhood like paella, red beans and plantains. Today, I decided to make a healthier version of those favorite dishes, since I’m trying hard to stick to my New Year’s […]

Chicken and Vegetable Meatloaf

Last night, my husband was having a pre-production meeting at our house for a TV pilot that he is filming called Two Awkward Dudes. I thought I would make something hearty to fuel my husband and his team through the late night session. The menu consisted of chicken and vegetable meatloaf, gnocchi and brussel sprouts. […]

Charred Indian Kale, Red Pepper and Corn Stir Fry

This past weekend, we ordered Indian food out from a local restaurant.  Yaaaaay!  It was a welcome break for me from the kitchen.  Until I realized that we didn’t have enough vegetarian items. So I decided to make my own version of a traditional Indian spinach dish by substituting kale.  Which has become so trendy […]