Premiere: Living By Design

It’s finally here! After multiple trips to the west coast, straight weeks of shopping, prepping, beautifying food, traveling, and shooting tv we have made it! PowerHouse Productions is so thrilled to share this series and I am so grateful to be on the team! A redesign show with a food element is the best of two worlds collided. Design and food connect through creativity and passion for the basic human needs of comfort and joy!

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One Pot Asian Pasta and my Checklist

PowerHouse Productions finally wrapped the first season of a design and food show after many trips to California and back! I am always grateful to be a part of their team as Associate Culinary Producer.

My first meal back on the east coast this time was a little lazy, because well, I was trying to catch up on dozen of hours of sleep I had missed so badly (only with slight exaggeration). I sautéed a red onion and red cabbage with turmeric and smoked paprika- 2 of my favorite spices- tossed in spaghetti I had broken into quarter pieces and poured over a little bit of coconut milk and a spoonful of miso! It was pretty darn good for a one potter.

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My days after a long trip are filled with writing lists to catch up on what needs to be done! So I like to lounge around grazing on food, usually something I made a smallish pot of and then begin crossing things off my check list… like this blog post that I’ve been needing to write for so long!!! And the fact that I am awaiting a large package of pasta any day now! Soon I will be able to elaborate on what this is all about. Stay curious!

Also, I am very excited because I will be going to Wisconsin of all places at the end of this month! I received a scholarship from Jones Dairy Farm through the CIA some time ago and have been invited to a retreat of sorts. I cannot wait to meet Mr. Jones and his family and tell you all about it. I have heard so many lovely things about the family and the farm. Any time I go to my local Gristedes and see their products I think, wow, how cool is this!

New Soul Kitchen

This is a super awesome time! New Soul Kitchen is airing this week on Saturday, March 16th. Cleo TV will be featuring a new series with Jernard Wells and Porsche Thomas highlighting soul food in their own very unique ways. Porsche Thomas will create her version of soul food, through a vegan lens! Very interesting, actually, and a great show to watch if you are looking to transform and still want to eat yummy, rich foods. Her co-star Jernard Wells is such a hoot and I always looked forward to his silly commentary on set.

I really enjoyed my time working with the talent! This was my first major shoot and it was a TOTAL whirlwind, shooting 12 smaller episodes in just 3 days. And, It happened, it really did. I’m talking about all-nighters, fighting off an intrusive cold with nasal spray- which actually worked it’s magic in only a few hours, and juggling food shopping, recipe reviews, photographing beauty shots, and setting up and breaking down three sets a day. It was like a crash course of sorts and I had to juggle leadership with perseverance. It was an incredible challenge.

But this sweet series is finally here and I cannot wait to share more!