Beyond Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Greetings, Mystic Meows! Ok. I’m not in any way vegan or vegetarian, but as a Chef who loves to eat, um… almost anything, I’ve really grown to love the Beyond Meat line of plant-based products and am super excited to try their latest offering Beyond Beef, which tastes, looks like, and can be used just…

Cuchifritos!!!

Greetings, Mystic Meows! Growing up in The Bronx the food landscape represented the people who lived there. From Chinese food to Pizzerias, Jamaican to Chino Latino, Irish Pubs and good old fashioned Diners that served the best breakfasts and burger platters to satisfy your cravings day or night, there was always a place to go…

Tumeric!

Hello there, Mystic Meows! Occasionally I get the opportunity to submit a food related quote or two to a major online publication. I posted about this last year on social media when it was first published and figured I’d write about it here on Mystic Meals, since it’s such a great piece, especially looking back…

Sack Lunch PDX – Chef Chris DiMinno Rides for No Kid Hungry

Greetings, Mystic Meows! This time around I write about a very dear friend of mine who is doing something extraordinary and magical for a most worthy cause. Feeding children in our schools. Sack Lunch PDX is a non-profit organization consisting of a team of 19 hospitality industry professionals based in Portland, who work together to…

LA Weekly

Hello there, Mystic Foodies! Recently I was given the opportunity to submit an article to LA Weekly about some fellow Chef friends of mine who have recently started their own Mexican inspired weekend pop up, Tortilla Con Amor based out of North Hollywood, Ca. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have something I’ve written published…

Stuffed Artichokes!

Greetings, dear meows! I’ve been seeing artichokes all over the markets here in SoCal lately and it made me think about what an intriguing vegetable artichokes are. Artichokes are a variety of Thistle. It’s a flowering plant with purple buds and are quite beautiful when left to bloom. Once that happens, they’re not edible anymore….

“Zombie Dave” Reda

Greetings, dear meows! Hope all is going well with you! As anyone who keeps up with me knows, I am a huge horror fan. Not just scary movies, but the whole culture of it. The look and feel of all the things that lurk around in the dark has always been captivating to me ever…

Vegan Coconut Eggnog!

Hello there, meows! Back again with some more holiday madness for you! This latest blog post comes with a bonus… a new video!!! Yay! My dear friend Burgandi Phoenix and I have been talking about making some YouTube videos together for quite some time now, and with it being the holiday season, the timing couldn’t…

‘‘Tis the season!

Season’s Greetings, dear meows! Wow! I can’t believe it’s December already! Where did the year go? One more month and then on to 2018! I don’t know about you meows, but 2017 was quite an interesting year for me. Lots of ups and downs, unexpected surprises, a lot of hard work and sacrifice, and a…

It’s Time…

Hello there, dear meows! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written anything here! Been caught up with the work life, meaning my actual jobby job, which was seasonal by the way, and now that it’s done, I can finally sit back and take some time for MEOW. As in ME. But first, let me…