Food should not only satisfy our hunger, it should feed our soul and nourish our bodies, while delighting our senses. ~ Karista Bennett

What's Cookin'

Get your forks out peeps ‘cause Karista is about to rock your culinary world. Want fries with that? Forget it. We're about real food here...

Pork Chile Verde with Basmati Rice

I am deeply in love with Pork Chile Verde.  The...

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

It’s funny how I stumble across new...

How To Pan Sear Fish with a Quick Pan Sauce

One of the questions I hear most is “how do I...

About Karista

Chef Karista

Chef Karista

Have you ever sat down to a meal and felt a deep sense of pleasure?

Hunger enticing aromas swirling about your place at the table and causing a most soul filled joy. And at first bite, you pause, relishing the beauty of the flavors dancing on your tongue.Webster’s Dictionary describes Love as an emotion of passionate affection, pleasure, personal attachment.

Sounds like food love to me.

I’m a food Writing, farm loving Chef.  Capturing everyday moments with extraordinary food.

~Life Happens Around the Table


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Recent Blog Posts

August 23, 2014 |

Spicy Pasta Puttanesca with Loads of Fresh Herbs

Summer is winding down and I find myself in a mad dash to use every last summer tomato I can get my hands on. ...

August 22, 2014 |

Blueberry and Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts

There are loads of fun and exciting things happening at VRAI Magazine, besides this delish recipe of course. VRAI...

August 20, 2014 |

Sassy French Lentils

What a summer it’s been.  Another move, a bit of travel, family visits, lots of delicious recipes tested...

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