I like my food to have as much flavor as possible.
I grew up loving food and watching people cook. Then I took photography in school and fell in love. After culinary school I figured why not combine my two favorite things? I like my food to have as much flavor as possible. Well-seasoned and using fresh herbs as often as possible. I also like to make my food look beautiful, that doesn't mean it has to be perfect but it should look delicious. Remember, you eat with your eyes first.
I love the Kana Skillet because it’s so versatile.
You can use the cast iron skillet on the stove top for sautéing, pan frying and even braising. I also love to bake in it. My favorite thing to make in the cast iron skillet is a delicious cast iron pizza. If you take care of these products they will last a lifetime. Don't leave your cast iron soaking in water. After washing I wipe about a tablespoon of a neutral oil in the pan to keep it in good condition.SHOP DANIELLE'S FAVORITE
Remember, you eat with your eyes first.
I like to make my food look beautiful, it doesn't have to be perfect but it should look delicious.
Don't be scared to improvise and put your own spin on things.
I like my food to have as much flavor as possible, well-seasoned and using fresh herbs whenever I can.
Relax and be adaptable. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect.
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from our blog
Pork Shoulder Steaks with Spicy Tomatillo Salsa
This isn't your run-of-the-mill pork recipe, so prepare your tastebuds for a delicious blend of spices, heat and citrus that make this dish far from ordinary. Your cast iron skillet delivers the perfect juicy-on-the-inside yet browned-and-flavourful-on-the-outside cooking technique that will impress everyone and anyone around the dinner table.
Prep time1hour 10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Spicy Skillet Meatballs
Spicy, meaty and cooked to perfection: this recipe is simple, classic and versatile enough to feed a crowd or change up your weeknight pasta game. One thing's for sure -- after tonight, you'll be adding this to your menu on the regular.
Prep time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Oven Roasted Citrus & Ginger Salmon
Salmon and citrus are well established friends, so why mess with a classic pairing? With the additional zing of ginger and chilli flakes, this simple seafood recipe is dressed to impress at any table.
Prep time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Chef Danielle’s Kitchen Tips
What’s the most important skill to have in the kitchen?
Learning to relax and be adaptable. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. If you are making something and you don't have an ingredient, knowing how to make the right substitutions to bring the dish together is an important skill. Subbing yogurt for buttermilk or sour cream, shallots for onions, for example. This encourages you to improvise and put your own spin on things.
What is your favorite cooking shortcut and how did you learn it?
Honestly the best cooking shortcut is having all of your ingredients measured out and prepared before you start cooking. Chefs call this mise en place, French for “put in place”, and it makes things go by so much faster when you have everything ready and waiting. You can spend more time cooking your dish perfectly instead of running around the kitchen looking for ingredients at the last minute.