Simply Chef Renée

Welcome!  Feel free to explore, comment and take anything you find useful to make your meal and meal prep a wonderful experience!  I’m Chef Renée and I invite you to try any and everything here! There’s information about food, recipes, cooking lessons & classes, private functions & events, products, dinners and so much more.  If you don’t see something you would like to see send me a message or an email. I’m in the process of revamping the entire site so please remain patient with me as I expand and explore ways to better serve YOU!   Come back and visit often; and thanks so much for visiting my site.  Remember to live and Eat in Color!

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Get your copy today!  “Eat in Color!”  available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BookBaby and other online book retailers!  Coming very, very soon this month (April) is the launch my brand new FREE MONTHLY online newsletter entitled “Simply YOU!” and I invite you to join my email list by completing the very short form on my contact page.

The “Simply YOU!” Newsletter was designed with YOU in mind.  Who says it’s not about you?  Lol “Simply YOU!” is all about you.  I have included articles from experts and professionals in the fields of nutrition, finance, fashion & style (including make-up), medicine, fitness, specialty chefs for special diets like vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetes, high blood pressure, paleo and much, much more!   I want you to be able to make well-informed decisions as to how you want to shape and live your life!  In the newsletter you get the basics on organic eating, weight gain and weight loss as well as tips to help motivate and energize you.  We talk about skincare, hair, yoga and meditation.  So hurry up and be amongst the first to get your copy of my FREE MONTHLY Online NEWSLETTER and please share this with others.  We don’t want to leave anyone out.  YOU are just a click away from the becoming the real “Simply YOU!”  Much love.  Namasté

A Food Journal

What is a Food Journal?  Glad you asked…lol.  My food journal was designed NOT to make anyone feel bad about what they eat or how much they eat but instead it was designed so that others could journal their trials in the kitchen.  It’s that simple.  “Let’s Create, Cook and Eat in Color” includes some of my personal favorite recipes, food mantras and lots of space for you to write down, doodle and share your personal cooking experiences.  I hope that by the time you finish with this journal that you would have written down enough of your thoughts and ideas and be well on your way to writing YOUR own very first cookbook!  The hardest part in writing a book, any book, is consistent recording (writing) and here I have given you a jumpstart in this journal.  Take it! Run with it!  Don’t forget to let me know when your book is published. You may purchase the journal right here from my shop page, Avant-Garde Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online book retailers!  Get your copy NOW and thank you!  Best wishes!

A Simple Seared Salmon Salad

What is it about Salmon that we love so much?  Is it the beautiful color of the fish?  Is it that its quick and easy to prepare?  Or could it be because of all the yummy vitamins and nutrients we get from it.  Well it's "Salmon Time!"  Sorry MC Hammer.  You can get...

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Shaking Things Up with my “Shaker Pie”

Hi there!  This week I have an old recipe probably long forgotten but let's revive it!  If you like desserts that are sweet, tart and a little "boozy" then you'll like this one.  I found this recipe while I was doing some research for another dish.  I found it so...

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Books, Cooks, Aprons and more!

"Eat in Color!" is my new cookbook filled with colorful dishes for you to whip up and enjoy.  There's nothing quite like cooking and eating with friends and family so I've added a lot of meals sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.  For the cooks out there, I hope...

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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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