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Owner and Founder Taste Haus
Family is about cooking and cooking is about family.
My interest for cooking started in two kitchens. One was my professional chef grandfather the other my mom’s kitchen. She shared her favorite recipes with me from a well loved cookbook. When she fell ill is when I found my love for cooking. I love my dad but you can only eat fish sticks and frozen peas for so long. So my brother and I took over the cooking, learning as we went.
Today, I have the most fun adapting recipes. Making sure to use what is in season, healthy and of course delicious. I am known for looking at a recipe and tweaking it to be better and fit my family’s dietary needs without sacrificing taste. Being a busy mom with two little ones running around, creating meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less for weekdays has become a necessity. This is only helped by having key kitchen tools that save me time!
I have also become kitchen conscious. I want to do everything I can to waste less, dump harsh chemicals and make changes to more sustainable practices. My kitchen goal is to have the right tools, the best food and to leave as little environmental impact as possible. You can join me as I document all of this by following my socials or checking out my articles by clicking the link below.
Being part of someone’s special day means everything.
I have been baking since I was a child, my mom was always baking pies and cakes and used real ingredients which made everything taste so amazing. I still to this day use recipes from my mom’s recipe box. Everyone always asks me if I had an easy bake oven when I was a child. I was given a used one once but it just wasn’t cutting it. The terrible tasting cake mix that it came with and the light bulb to bake, it just seemed weird to me… I always needed the real thing, real ingredients and a real oven to bake in. My poor mother…always helping me clean up!
Initially I started making cakes from home for a little extra income and to be home with my children. This is when I really began investing in my baking tools. Once my little business started taking off I had to start investing in more commercial items so I could keep up with my clients needs. Having the right tools makes all the difference. You can learn more about my favorite kitchen tools and see some of my creations here and on my socials. Join me for some to die for sweet creations.
Who says you have to sacrifice flavor for health?
When I was a little girl, my favorite toys were kitchen tools and cooking sets. One of my fondest childhood memories was of my grandfather and how he used to spoil me with mini kitchen tools and mini pot and pans for my imaginative play. My mom has always been a great cook and my only teacher in Vietnamese cuisine (this was way before I discovered the internet for recipes) and I am so thankful! Most of the skills I learned, I learned from her.
Growing up, my parents would always be busy working, but my mom would always have home cooked meals for my sister and I after school. Simple on weekdays, and Asian feasts on weekends! I try to do the same for my family now. I love to to cook and focus on giving my family healthier choices.
I follow a Ketogenic lifestyle, therefore, I cook mostly Asian Keto friendly family meals. My family will eat grains and rice, and I would skip it or opt for a Keto friendly substitution. My girls love to bake, so I do bake using regular ingredients. Some of these recipes can be a bit complex and take time so having the right kitchen tools is a must. I seriously could not live with out my Instant Pot. I even bought one for my mom! Useful quality tools are worth the investment because it will it will pay you back in time saved, flavor, and better results. So if you are looking for healthy Keto options you can follow me here or on my socials as I take ordinary dishes and turn them into something extrodinary.
Kitchen’s were meant to be creative.
I am an on-the-go mom with a passion for healthy living and and home cooking. I love making ready to go mason jars meals and quality comfort food (like spinach dip) at home.
I also love to bake. Or maybe it’s decorating. I don’t know which one is more fun. But one of my favorite things to do is to get my two girls in the kitchen, whipping up something delicious.
I do truly believe that the right kitchen tools take the frustration out of cooking and baking. My first kitchen tool was a KitchenAid mixer (which I have purchased several attachments for over the years). I can’t imagine not having it along with a few of my other go to kitchen tools. They save so much time.
I am always interested in trying new things and you can follow me here or on my socials to see what I will be whipping up next.
Chef Boris Rubstov
Food that speaks to the heart.
I first started cooking at the age of 7 because my mom worked full time and never had the time to cook for me, so by the time I was 9 years old I was cooking full blown dinners. My family and I immigrated from Russia to Italy, which is where my love for food flourished. The abundance of food in Italy compared to Russia was a total culture shock for me and that is what inspired me to pursue cooking as a full time career. I ended up studying cooking and got hired before graduating from the George Brown apprenticeship program. My first job was as an executive chef with 25 staff.
I love comfort food that brings emotion to people, almost nostalgic food with a high-end twist. My first job introduced me to the Caribbean influence and I love applying what I learned from that cuisine. This was also where I began to learn about quality kitchen tools. My first purchase was a set of Henckel knives. The first chef that I worked with had Henckel knives so if they were good enough for him it was worth the investment.
As a consultant at Sofranos I consult on high end Italian food: antipasto, seafood, steak. At home, I cook a variety of food in our regular sized kitchen, but I have to say we do like BBQ all year round. My big project right now is creating the best tasting hot sauce ever and I am very close. I can’t wait to share the final product. You can follow my cooking journey here or on my socials.
Chef Riccardo Bertani
I love bringing that WOW factor.
I come from a family of avid cooks and so I’ve been spending time in the kitchen since I was two years old. Sure, I was just banging pots and pans, but it was still good training and definitely fed my fascination with kitchen tools.
I had the influence of my mother, father, and grandmother, so cooking was a family affair. I have always preferred doing desserts and I have an artistic flair that comes out mostly in my baking.
It makes me feel good to step back and look at what I have created. You have to bake with love for aesthetics and you have to bake with love to make it taste good. I will often draw a picture first so I can envision what I want to make and I love comparing it to the finished product. Obviously, I love when my client has the same reaction and they gasp a little. That’s when I know I have done a good job.
Another aspect to creating the perfect treat is investing in the right kitchen tools. I got started when I went to college. I purchased a whisk, chef knife, boning knife and my first KitchenAid mixer. Durability and the quality of the tools you use will reflect in your final product.
You can check out more of my kitchen tips here or by following me on my socials and enjoy more dessert for dinner!
Food science is the best science.
I have always enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. From a young age I have been in the kitchen learning from my parents. Now I have my own children to pass on the love of cooking too.
Believe it or not being a licenced HVAC tradesman and having to have an understanding of thermodynamics, combustion and ventilation and all their practical applications has helped me understand the science behind cooking. This helps me get a grasp on what technique or tool will change or enhance my results, for example, using the sous vide technique.
I love cooking with fresh ingredients and experimenting with different kitchen tools and techniques. Most recently I have built my own outdoor kitchen complete with a wood fired brick pizza oven. This along with my collection of grills and smokers allow me to really take my BBQ dreams to the next level. I also have a knife collecting habit. Something about that precision slice. Well worth the investment. You can follow me here and on my socials to see what my next experiment in the kitchen will result in.
Dr. Nyla Jiwani
Why did you begin cheffin’ in the kitchen?
My mom is a big reason why I began “cheffin.” Being Indian, it’s pivotal that at all family gatherings there is food, food, food. To the point of overfeeding. We used rich spices at home and my mom taught me how to cook at a young age. My mom worked a full-time job so the kids would have to prep before she got home so she could cook. When my mom’s health declined I realized that food is medicine for the body, which is what got me into Naturopathic medicine. As I went through school I did my first degree in nutrition, where I learned about the healing properties of different foods and herbs. I love cooking and we do cookoffs as a family, which really brings us closer together. My mom had a brain injury and that’s what prompted me to pursue culinary nutrition. My thesis was how to feed people with brain injuries. I definitely love spices that match my spicy personality
How would you describe your chef-style?
I would label myself as a healthy, colorful, spicy chef. Having my own practice and a new baby I don’t have as much time to cook, so when I do it’s a big production. I love feeding my family colorful, nutritious dishes. I also customize meal plans for people with brain injuries, stroke, cancer, and food allergies.
Now that we know a little about you, tell us a bit about your kitchen
I have a good-sized kitchen with a gas stove. Some of my tools are older but very reliable. I have a great open concept space so I can cook and keep an eye on everyone at the same time
Why do you love cooking and what made you start?
My momma’s dharma is what made me start. Her purpose on earth was to feed people with love. That is true soul food and what inspired me at a young age. What brings a smile to my face is my daughter who will try anything I make and will experiment with me. My background as a naturopath gives me a unique perspective on food.
What was your first kitchen tool you invested in? Why did you purchase?
My Vitamix! It has even traveled with me on vacation to Hawaii. Definitely, the best investment as I am a healthy smoothie chick.
Why do you think there is value in investing in quality tools?
It makes life so much easier and cooking much more efficient. Even if you have to pay more for quality tools, they generally give you better longevity.
What are the top kitchen tools that you can’t live without? Please provide the Amazon links to these products.Are there any special tools that elevated your cooking skills?
Do you gravitate to a certain menu style?
Healthy, colorful dishes and things with spice and rich flavors. I love medicinal spices like tumeric, cumin, garlic, and ginger
What is the dish you are known for?
Gluten-free pumpkin protein muffins, my quinoa-stuffed peppers with goat cheese, and Asian salmon.
What is your favourite comfort food?
Coconut chicken curry with quinoa.
Describe one of your epic fail cooking moments – have fun with this one! (e.g. describe your first attempt making something, DIY problems)
Christmas dinner turkey! I tried to go gluten-free and the stuffing and gravy just didn’t make it.
What chefs, apps and shows inspire you?
Paleo moms, Ohsheglows, Paleo hack, AIplans and BettyRocker
I enjoy helping people reach their goals.
Usually my clients are feeling overwhelmed and stressed when they come to me. I help them get control over their environment and achieve whatever goals they need to achieve to feel successful in their space. I love seeing my clients happy at the end of the job. I work with young families, seniors, and professionals who lack time or need help in getting their space organized. They might not know how to do it or have the time to do it so, I help them get this accomplished quickly. I work with the client to decide what stays, what goes and I suggest organization solutions that will suit their personality and lifestyle.
I waited 25 years to start this career. I originally started as a teacher and a coach. Once my children were older I discovered Professional Organizers in Canada, got certified and started a business. I love it because it uses all of my teaching and coaching skills. I am naturally organized but I am also creative and think outside the box. I like working with people and use these skills to help them accomplish their organizational goals.
Having quality organizing tools is helps you store and find what you need when you need it. Being able to find things easily makes life so much more enjoyable and less stressful. I share some of my favorite organization tools here. Check out some of my articles here or you can also follow me on your favorite social platform as I share how to create a kitchen that flows.
Welcome to my crazy kitchen.
I would label myself as a self-taught, creative, home chef. Not only am I the master of restricted diets, I am also a magician of organized chaos in the kitchen. Cooking is my favorite hobby and enables me to eat healthy and delicious food all the time. I’m passionate about “hacks” to make craveable and healthy 15-minute weekday meals with whatever is in the fridge. However, I also delight in wowing friends and family with extravagant dishes when I have the time.
I’ve been cooking my entire life. My two favorite things about cooking are 1) never having to sacrifice flavor or enjoyment for “healthy” options and 2) being able to see my friends and family love the delicious meals I prepare for them. If you walk through my front door, chances are I’m going to feed you, even if I don’t have anything prepared. I specialize in whipping things up with limited ingredients, while conquering dietary restrictions.
I grew up pretty underprivileged with very limited kitchen tools. When I moved out on my own in college, I slowly started building my own kitchen arsenal. I have gone through so many iterations of poorly designed tools that either aren’t effective, fail after a few uses, or are so difficult to clean it takes away from any benefit of actually using them. Quality tools save time and improve the quality of the final output in the kitchen. When it comes to kitchen tools, if it’s worth buying, it’s worth buying the quality version. You can check out my tool reviews here by clicking any of the links.
So if you want to follow me and my organized chaos check out my blogs here and be sure to follow me on my socials!
Making food is a loving creative expression.
I have always loved cooking and entertaining. It started with creating the perfect dinner parties to share with friends but then my focus shifted. My daughter became ill. As I was helping her heal from these health issues I began studying to become a Culinary Nutrition Expert. Today, I have a passion for teaching people to get excited about getting into the kitchen to make delicious, healing food from scratch.
Cooking from scratch daily requires the right kitchen equipment. By investing in quality kitchen tools you save time and avoid a lot of frustration. I realized it was worth investing in some tools to simplify things.
I love creating delicious meals that make you feel better. Be sure to check out some of my recipes and tool reviews here and also on my socials.
The Oily Travellers
Honey, did you turn on the Crock Pot?
No, didn’t you?
No… Quick, Pinterest something that can be made with Kale, peanut butter, 7 Ritz crackers and a pound of Quinoa…
Just another day in the life of being full-time RVers. Our home is where we park it. AND cooking is done in a very tiny space, with the most efficient kitchen tools. We feed our gypsy family of 4 with as much locally sourced food as possible. We believe in the value of good quality organic foods and the importance of knowing where your food has come from. We have established a knack for cooking with the goodness of our quality essential oils and enjoy the many health benefits that they bring to the table.
We believe in the importance of knowing what goes in and on your body. Education isn’t only about history, geography, math and Huckleberry Finn, but about life skills. Learning and opening your eyes and mind, trying new things. experiencing new places and finding out what you like and don’t like. Life is an adventure and food is a big part of that.
Space being a premium in an RV ,you can only imagine how valuable each square inch becomes. Tools have to be multi-functional and easy to store. You can learn more about our can’t live without kitchen tools and why they are a must for us by clicking any of the links below.
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CT Liotta was born and raised in West Virginia before moving to Ohio for college. He now uses Philadelphia as his base of operations, where he lives with his husband. You can find him backpacking the world, sampling food and gathering ideas to make day-to-day living better and a little more sustainable. He isn’t sure how he lived life before discovering the dough hook on his KitchenAid mixer. Be sure to follow him as he shares recipes from his Nona’s kitchen and so much more!
We like things very clean, bright and simple.
We love things clutter free and beautiful. A lot of people want to have spaces they enjoy but don’t know where to start. That’s why we provide a service that helps people to set up and maintain a clutter-free and organized home. It’s actually proven that if you have a clutter-free space it helps your mental health and saves you a huge amount of time and money.
Our process is to go in and assess the space the client wants to be organized. We see what needs to be sorted, thrown out or donated. We purchase storage solutions based on our plan. Each kitchen is unique and we base our plans on each individual client’s needs.
What brings the satisfaction is at the end of the process when you see clients overjoyed. We have received so many amazing testimonials. We know we are providing a service that people need. You need us more than you need a cleaning lady. Thankfully you can tap into some of our best practices by reading our articles here or following us on our socials. We look forward to you joining us as we de-clutter kitchen’s one step at a time.