Mystic Milk Bread Rolls

Greetings, Mystic Meows! Well, after many many years of wanting one, I finally got a stand mixer as a Christmas gift! I know… you’d think that I would have already owned one, but let me tell ya… Most professional kitchens have one if not a couple, and they’re of course industrial and built to make…

Holiday Side Dish : Creamy Parsley Potatoes

Greetings, Mystic Meows! Well, the holidays are upon us once again and meowsers are gearing up for quite a unique type of celebration this year considering all that’s going on in the world and not being able to have the gatherings we’re all traditionally accustomed to. That doesn’t mean that we all have to stop…

Easy Peasy Summer Strawberry Jam!

Greetings, Mystic Meows!! It is prime time for all of those luscious berries right now and what better way to enjoy them, besides eating them by the handful, than making jam! Strawberry preserves and jam is one of my favorite spreadable sweet treats. Perfect on oatmeal, toast, biscuits, pancakes, waffles… Ice cream! The possibilities are…

CBD Infused Foods

Greetings, Mystic Meows! Chefs all over the world predicted that in 2019 one of the biggest food trends we would see is the incorporation of CBD in pretty much everything edible. From drinks to pet food, chips to chocolate, chefs are seeing unique opportunities for new cuisine and experimental dining options by the inclusion and…

Spicy Sambal Lobster Salad

Greetings, Mystic Meows! With Spring upon us and Summer approaching at a rapid pace, ( it’s already almost mid April! ), the abundance of the rainbow colors of fruits and vegetables in our local markets are quite inspiring. Everything just looks so… Fresh! Even the fish and seafood are impeccably tempting and inviting. With the…

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…