Welcome to the heart of Seasoned and Salted

…where you’ll find globally-inspired comfort food recipes with a modern twist! Our recipe creation process is a journey that blends inspiration, experimentation, and a passion for creating memorable dishes. Here’s a sneak peek into our process:


Every recipe at Seasoned and Salted is a celebration of my travels, favorite restaurants, and cherished family memories. It all begins with a moment of inspiration—a connection to the culinary wonders that have left an indelible mark on my heart and taste buds.

Culinary Exploration & Research

Once the inspiration takes root, I dive into ingredients and cooking techniques that are authentic to each culture. I spend considerable time learning about the nuances that make a dish representative of its origins. Whether it’s recreating the Spicy Lobster Capellini from Contessa in Boston, a dish that became my pregnancy favorite, or capturing the essence of Emilia-Romagna with recipes like Bolognese and Tigelle inspired by my trips to Italy, each creation is a culinary journey.

Uncooked lobster quiche
a silicone spatula mixing cooked orzo in vinaigrette with chopped kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and cucumber and chopped shrimp and feta.

Ingredient Curation

Carefully curating ingredients is a key step in capturing the authenticity of each inspiration. Every element is thoughtfully chosen to transport you to the heart of the culinary experience.

Cooking & Experimentation

The kitchen transforms into my creative playground. Here, the flavors from my travels, favorite restaurants, and cherished family memories come to life. Each dish undergoes rigorous testing and retesting to meet my high standards.

Tested and Retested

No matter the inspiration, you can rest assured that each recipe has been meticulously tested and retested. I strive to provide you with foolproof recipes that deliver exceptional results every time you recreate them in your own kitchen. I promise you will love these recipes and that you will keep coming back for more.

Culinary Passion & Knowledge

My dedication to cooking and recipe creation extends beyond the kitchen. I am an avid reader of culinary history and devour cookbooks cover to cover, much like my favorite Harry Potter books. The joy of discovering the intricacies of each culture’s food fuels my passion for creating authentic and delicious recipes. And it fuels my love of travel!

Did You Know? A Culinary Insight

For instance, did you know that “spaghetti bolognese” virtually does not exist in Italy? Seriously, it doesn’t. Italy has an extremely regionally-based cuisine. Butter in the north, oil in the south. Spaghetti comes from Sicily, and Bolognese comes from Bologna. That would be like serving Tex-Mex Lobster Rolls—delicious, but not quite authentic!

Join me on this culinary journey, where each recipe is a story, and every dish is an invitation to create lasting memories through the joy of cooking.

A pile of uncooked pistachio granola on a rimmed baking sheet with parchment, a bowl of the uncooked granola in the back.