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My new book Eat In Color is here and I’m excited to make it available to you. In this book you’ll find that it is a book of delicious recipes designed to help you incorporate lots of color into your diet and on your plate. Because we’re so excited about it, we’re offering the first 20 orders a free custom Simply Chef Renée Apron. To get this deal, place your choice of black or white apron in your cart, then at checkout use the code “FIRST” to get your apron free with the purchase of your book.


My NEW cookbook is here! Available for pre-ordering now!

Hello and let me say it seems like forever since we chatted!  Lol. Below is what I've been working first ever cookbook!  I wanted to share it with you and let you know how much I appreciate each of you for your support and understanding.  It's filled with...

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Kimchi and Seafood Soup

Ingredients 1½ tablespoon of garlic infused olive oil ½ tablespoon of sesame oil 3 ounces fresh breech mushrooms (or your favorite mushroom) ½ small onion, diced 2 scallions, divided (bottoms and tops) bias cut 1 celery stalk, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed and...

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“Twisted” Italian Sausage Soup

Twisted Italian Soup I don't know about you but I love a good, stick-to-my-tummy soup on a fall or cold winter day.  Add a nice glass of wine and you won't see me until the next morning!  Here's a soup I made one day for my family while I was developing a new, whole...

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Eat in Season-It’s so good for you!

Fall is here and I for one am so excited to see it!  I love fall!  I feel almost as though it has crept upon us as quietly as the tiny caterpillar I saw squirming up the stem of my basil plant today.  Don't worry, I didn't eat him...I sent him on his way (with the...

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Chopped Sirloin with Gravy

This dish went so fast we forgot to take an actual picture of it plated properly; but man, was it good!   Chopped Sirloin with Gravy who doesn't love a good gravy?   We all had to be rolled away from the table.   Prepare the sirloin patties a day in advance and wrap...

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Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey

Although pictured here with bacon pieces I used smoked turkey.  Remember, I grew up in the South and collard greens were a staple dish on our table every Sunday and for the rest of the week until they were gone (which usually was only the next day)!   My mother...

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