This is one of my favorite dishes right now. A remake of my mother-in-law’s Polish zucchini patties, these spinach, zucchini and fresh cut sweet corn cakes are made with Greek yogurt, garbanzo bean flour and an array of herbs. High in dietary fiber and plant based protein, these “veggie cakes” are a perfect option for […]
Ever since I moved abroad and lived in Europe, I have evolved as a pastry chef. If you were to take a look in my pantry you would only find natural sweeteners like honey, raisins, dried fruits, molasses, dates and maple syrup, in addition to whole wheat, high fiber and gluten free flours. My pallete […]
Brunch, that quintessential weekend affair that beckons one to sit back sip a mimosa or spicy bloody mary and indulge in the best of both breakfast and lunch. From cinnamon battered French toast to a salmon benedict served with sauteed spinach, the intermingling of flavors, both sweet and savory, never cease to amaze. Some of […]
I am very blessed with a son, who is only one, that is quite happy munching on blueberries in his high chair while I get busy in the kitchen. What else would we be up to on a rainy Monday? With Henry’s supervision, I recreated my mother-in-law’s recipe for zucchini pancakes (placuszki z cukinia). Rather […]
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? […]
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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