This Josee DiStasio recipe combines the depth and richness of porcini mushrooms to the brightness of tomatoes. The mix is intricate and chickpeas add welcomed texture. SERVING SIZE Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 25 g of dried porcini mushrooms 1 cup of boiling water 3 tbsp of olive oil 1 cup of chopped onions 1 cup of … More Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Porcinis Soup
This soup is a meal in itself. I love the use of barley as opposed to pasta as it does not soak up too much liquid and remains firm to the bite. Making the broth requires a bit more time but is so worth it. SERVING SIZE Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup of pearl barley … More Chicken Soup with Barley, Butternut Squash and Leeks
I had stopped updating my site in June when work got super busy but seeing how many requests I received for my biscotti recipe motivated to revisit EffortlesslyChuck.com This recipe is originally from Josee DiStasio and I made a few adjustments to it to amp up the flavor. The recipe calls for Black Olive Caviar … More Parmesan Black Olives Biscotti
This recipe is the epitome of effortless baking. One bowl and a couple measuring tools are all what you need. It’s inspired by a cookbook from Quebec teaching busy parents how to plan ahead for healthy and cost effective meals. I would loosely translate it to “Savvy Families – Busy Parents”. SERVING SIZE 12 Muffins … More Effortlessly Healthy Muffins
Turkey meatballs can be bland but in this recipe they come to life with a hint of sweetness and lots of fire! SERVING SIZE Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Meatballs 1 lb of ground turkey 3 green onions, finely chopped 2 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp of hot sauce (I use … More Spicy Asian Turkey Meatballs
One upside of giving up Meal Planning is how I became more spontaneous in my cooking. Whipping up dinner with whatever I have on hand became a fun nightly challenge. I came up with this Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe by thinking about my favorite stuffing recipe. Hope you enjoy! SERVING SIZE Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 … More Stuffed Butternut Squash
Shelter in Place is now extended through May 3rd in San Francisco and things appear to settle in a new normal. I am finding balance between cooking comforting food that is good for the soul and some healthier, leaner options. We are reconnecting with friends and family virtually. My passion for outdoor running is back … More April Week 1 Meal Plan : I Got This.
This is by far one of my favorite go-to dressing. It works beautifully on greens, mixed with quinoa or on top of chicken. The recipe is from Josee Di Stasio’s first cookbook A la Di Stasio. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 1/4 cup of olive oil 1 teaspoon of … More Japanese Vinaigrette
With my partner and I both working from home, I noticed some big and small changes in our routines (And martinis consumption). We are now meeting up to eat lunch at the kitchen counter so we can get a break from the dining room table that also serves as office. I am still meal planning … More March Week 5 Meal Plan : The New Normal.
The name Oat Digestive Biscuit doesn’t sound sexy but I can assure you these cookies are nothing short of wonderful! Their delicious nutty sweetness and crumbly texture make them the perfect companion of your favorite afternoon cup of tea. The recipe is from Tartine cookbook. SERVING SIZE 24 cookies INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons of milk 1 … More Oat Digestive Biscuits