Category Archives: Poultry

Curried Chicken Salad

This was a special request from my friend and running partner Andrea. Continue reading

Grillin’ Time

The weather was beautiful earlier this week, and though you can’t count on sunshine every day, the temperature is definitely rising—which means it’s turning into grilling season. Continue reading

Comfort Food Gone Healthy

This a favorite recipe of mine, but I often alter it to suit whomever I am serving. My starting point was this recipe from House Beautiful, but I tweaked the ingredient list a bit even on that occasion.

I recently prepared the dish for friends who were coming over for dinner, and because Jill doesn’t eat beef or pork, I used turkey and chicken sausage–which is actually how I prefer the meatballs myself. Continue reading

Hearty Winter Soup

Here’s a recipe I made up for one of my clients recently, working with fresh produce in season (sweet potatoes and kale) and Italian chicken sausage. She is working on losing some weight, so my goal was to create a healthy, satisfying, nutrient-rich soup. Continue reading

Get Ready for Thanksgiving Now

Thanksgiving is not until Thursday, I know, but I thought it might be helpful to share some tips now on getting ready for the big day.

Don’t let a still-frozen turkey ruin your meal
If you purchased a frozen turkey, now may be the time to take it out of the freezer and put in the refrigerator to thaw. You should allow 1-3 days to defrost a 4-12 pound bird, 3-4 days for a 12-16 pound bird, and 5-6 days for a 20-24 pound bird. Continue reading

Simple Roast Chicken

I feel funny calling this a “recipe” because it is so simple. I often make this on a weekend when I’m spending the day outside gardening or working on indoor projects. It also makes great leftovers for the week ahead: I use it in sandwiches and wraps or on top of salads. Continue reading

A New Twist on a Classic: Turkey Meatloaf

I’ve been making this recipe since my friend Julie started a restaurant in the mid-1990s. I worked with her for a couple of months, and she shared some of her recipes with me, including this one for Turkey Meatloaf. Continue reading

Back to School Weeknight Meal

I posted a note on my Sage Catering facebook page recently asking people which of my recipes they’d like to have. I got a few responses from people who have had my cooking before—though I’m going to have a hard time figuring out the recipe for what one of my friends called “Lamb stew thing.” I’ll do my best.

First off, however, is this recipe for Turkey Chili, which I often make for my client Elsa. She asks me to make a double recipe so she can enjoy it several times during the week.

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A Taste of Morocco

I first made this recipe for Moroccan Chicken in 1998, just months after I graduated from culinary school. I still make it—with some modifications—from the battered copy of the August 1998 issue of Saveur magazine, and my friends and clients still like it just as much. Continue reading