Shell Seeker by Ali

Chef and Artist

Shell Seeker

Like so many, I find peace walking on the Carolina beaches, finding treasure from the sea. I have always been a shell seeker, filling my hands and pockets as I walk. Transforming what I find and sharing them with others… Continue Reading →

Greek Meatballs with Lemon Pistachio Couscous and Greek Marinated Salad- served with Homemade Naan

Lean ground turkey is mixed with zucchini, feta, fresh herbs, garlic etc to form a tasty greek meatball. Couscous is cooked in a light chicken stock and finished with lemon zest, flat leaf parsley and pistachios. Cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet… Continue Reading →

Pork Enchiladas with Mexican Rice and Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Pork loin is slow cooked in Mexican spices and then tossed with a sauce made with green chilies, coriander and chicken stock and then rolled and topped with more sauce and cheese. rice is cooked with sauce, cumin and chili… Continue Reading →

Sweet and spicy Chicken Thighs with Pineapple and cilantro Rice.

Juicy chicken thighs are browned in the cast iron skillet and then a slurry of soy sauce, honey, and white wine vinegar are added along with fresh garlic, and sliced jalapeños. All of this is simmered until the chicken is… Continue Reading →

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup with Cheddar Chive Scones

Century Farm beef is sautéed and added to a pot with rich beef stock, mixed vegetables, Yukon gold potatoes and tomato paste and then simmered for a few hours until all the flavors come together in this satisfying soup. My… Continue Reading →

Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups with Garlic Herb Knots

These are a deconstructed lasagne which works great for ease of serving! Spinach, ricotta, and parmesan are mixed together to form the filling for the lasagne roll ups. A sauce of all white turkey simmered in garlic basil and tomato… Continue Reading →

Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta and Steamed Asparagus

Chicken breast is pounded until thin and then dredged in flour and pan seared until golden. The sauce is made by deglazing the pan with wine, chicken stock, and fresh lemon juice and then garlic, capers and artichoke hearts are… Continue Reading →

Beef Bourguignon with Carrots and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chunks of beef, red wine, fresh thyme, beef stock, and carrots nestle together in a pot and cook slowly until tender and perfectly married together in a rich and flavorful sauce. A combination of baby Bella and button mushrooms are… Continue Reading →

Tuscan Chicken with Orzo & a Green salad with Rosé balsamic Dressing

Tender chicken breasts are dusted with lemon and pepper and then pan seared until colorful and cooked almost til done. They are then nestled back into a sauce made with chicken stock, cream, fresh spinach, and flavorful sundried tomatoes to… Continue Reading →

Thai Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Cilantro Lime Rice

Sweet onions, colorful bell peppers and snow peas are sautéed with sliced chicken breast and seasoned with red curry paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, fresh ginger and garlic, and sweet chili sauce until crisp tender and almost cooked… Continue Reading →

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