Guac It Out

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! One of my favorite days of the year, because guac and margaritas are a few of my favorite things. I make this homemade guac just about every week. It is so easy, and will impress anyone! Ingredients: 2 Ripe Avocados 1 bunch of cilantro (to taste, I overload always) Cherry Tomatoes…

Best Patios in the QC

Summer is right around the corner which means priorities become finding a good patio to sip a cold beer, margarita or cold glass of white wine. Everyone knows if they go somewhere to eat with me I’m going to ask to sit outside, maybe it’s because I sit in an office building all day long…

Teaching Schedule

Hot Vinyasa –  weekly schedule: Sundays 11-12 am @Charlotte Yoga (Park Towne studio) Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 pm @Charlotte Yoga (South End studio) Wednesdays 7-8 pm @Charlotte Yoga (Park Towne studio)

Broccoli Crunch Salad

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of […]

Zia Pia Imports

Yesterday I visited Zia Pia Imports in 7th Street Market and instantly fell in love! I felt like I was back in Florence, Italy in Mercato Central. They are a boutique importer of artisanal Italian foods located in the back of the uptown 7th St. Market (where Meat & Fish Co. used to be). They sell…

Sushi Bowl

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of…

Chef Alyssa’s Cooking Class

I brought 25 Belk YoPros for a fun night of learning new recipes and freshening up on our cooking skills! Alyssa and Andrew have a wonderful program in place that is sure to set anyone up for a successful meal with a team of assistants there to help when you need it! We created dishes…

Kale Minestrone Soup

A comfort food favorite of mine, this Kale Minestrone Soup is healthy and delicious way to start warm when its cold outside. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 3 celery stalks, peeled and diced 3 garlic cloves, minced One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes One 15-ounce can crushed…

Holiday Morning French Toast

One of my family’s all time favorites! A great dish to serve a big group on Christmas morning! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Ingredients: 1 C Brown Sugar 1/2 C Melted Butter 3 tsp ground Cinnamon 3 Tart Apples (granny smith) peal, core, thinly sliced 1/2 C dried Raisins, cranberries or raisins 1 loaf French Baguette Bread…

Best Charlotte Brunch

Favorite day of the week, #sundayfunday! It all starts with a great brunch and Charlotte comes to play with so many options. Here are some of my favorite places to brunch in the QC: Heist Brewery: Includes Full Buffet, a la carte item of Choice & Endless Waffles ($19) #noda Bistro La Bon: Not your…

8.2.0 The Music Factory’s Hottest New Venue

Pizzeria, Bar, Karaoke Lounge, Arcade Room, Event Room & more. Located at the Music Factory, between VBGB and The Fillmore, and owned by the same couple as VBGB, this multi-use venue is about to be Charlotte’s new hot spot. They have been open 9 weeks so far, and killing it! With some of the best…

CLT Pizza Week

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a Food Bloggers preview to kickoff CLT Pizza Week at the city’s newest venue, 8.2.0. If you know me and my love for good pizza, this event is a dream come true! CLT Pizza Week is all about providing you with discounted specialty slices, personal pizzas and…