The Holistic Chef Blog

Exploring the culinary world with organic, whole foods

Meeting Joe Cross and My Green Juice Recipe

 I was very excited to meet Joe Cross in person when he came through our area on his book tour back in April. A friend and I went to meet him at Book Passage, in Corte Madera. I am not sure [...]

Black Bean and Lentil Cakes

I have been making these lentil cakes for years now, never writing anything down. As a private chef I tend to getting working in the kitchen and try to get everything done on schedule, and there just isn't extra time [...]

Creamy Gluten-Free Rice and Millet Hot Cereal

This warm, breakfast cereal reminds me a lot of the cream of wheat I used to eat as a child.  It is filling and warming in the winter months, or a good carb packed meal in the summer. The sweetness can be adjusted [...]

Barbecued Teriyaki Tri Tip with Lucky Dog Hot Sauce

Tri Tip is my favorite meat to throw on the grill especially when trying to feed a bunch of people. It is relatively inexpensive, easy to cook, and packs a lot of flavor if you marinate it early enough.  I [...]

Paleo Lunch Menu

I love to cook and I am lucky enough to cook for a living. I specialize in making foods that are "alternative" or allergy free and people with special food needs just happen to find me.This makes my work easier [...]

Impromptu Coconut Chicken

I was just working on next week's menu for my Paleo clients and came across this recipe for Coconut Encrusted Chicken Salad. This website is full of really great recipes and I have made more than a few of them.  I [...]

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Pears

Back when I could still eat dairy (oh how I miss you) I loved grilled cheese sandwiches. As a kid, just the bread and cheese seems like enough. As we get older though, we tend to try and add more ingredients [...]

The Un-Soy Sauce: Soy-Free Soy Sauce Alternative

Soy sauce is a fundamental ingredient in Asian cooking. It is smoky, salty and adds a flavor that is hard to describe, other than saying salty or umami.  I had to switch to Tamari when I learned of my wheat/gluten [...]