Okay, brunch is one of my favorite past times. It has been since I started in the hospitality industry years ago. Today, I don’t have to manage that crazy work schedule, but I still relish getting up on a Sunday morning, heading to church and either going out or hosting brunch at home afterwards. Today […]
Juggling a being a mother and a dinner host can be quite the challenge, especially when two of my favorite Phoenicians come to DC for one night only. I wanted to pull out all the stops and create a six-course vegetarian friendly meal that was manageable with my infant son in toe. This spinach and […]
High fiber and low in sugar, enjoy these gorgeous muffins for breakfast or a snack in the afternoon. A snap to prepare, you can be enjoying a sweet treat in 30 minutes or less. A great go-to recipe for brunch or a house warming gift for your neighbors. The joy of baking is always better […]
At 33 weeks now, it was about the mid-point during my pregnancy I decided to really hone in my diet. I noticed I was uncomfortable after I ate certain foods and there were heightened adverse effects on my weight gain and overall bodilly functions when I ate others, namely baked sugary foods and dairy products. […]
Who doesn’t love a good banana bread? Just when you think you can eat all the bananas you brought home fromt he store before they start turning brown, you realize you can’t and what else is there left to do than bake those babies up! Rather than letting them go to waste, get out your […]
It’s summer, and the markets are brimming with seasonal fruits, melon, peaches, cherries, strawberries and nectarines. With this seemingly unending abundance of fresh fruit at our fingertips, I thought I would get creative in the kitchen. This healthy alternative to the classic fruit crumble with vanilla ice cream is tasty and delicious. The added bonus? […]
Offering cooking classes was always an aspiration of mine. I went through culinary school, unlike many of my peers, never really wanting to own my own restaurant. Rather, I have this grand dream, that one day I will open my own boutique hotel or bed & breakfast in the Tuscan or Umbrian countryside offering the best Italian […]
Garlic has been documented througout history for its healing benefits and is used in every cuisine across the globe. Historically, roasted garlic and its raw form date back to 2,600 B.C., and was used to relieve cough, kill parasites, enhance physical strength, prevent against the plague and prevent gangrene. Roasting garlic gives a meal a rich, […]
The premise behind this workshop was baking, but I didn’t want to bombard our sweet tooth to heavily so we started off with a Buckwheat and Whole Wheat Couscous Salad with Salmon. After preparing the entree salad we moved onto two different varieties of cookies, shocasing two different techniques. One was a drop cookie, a gluten-free […]
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Getting creative in the kitchen, utilizing everyday, easy-to-find vegetables, and making food in bulk can help detour fast food, on-the-go convenience store binges when our schedules are just too tight for meal prep. This salad can be made in advance and kept 3-4 days in the […]
HELLO! MY NAME IS
EMILY DAWN SZAJDA
I am a professional chef, writer, yoga & meditation instructor, sports nutritionist and adventurous traveler.Discover more
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