Chef Katie Simmons Winter 2017: India Flavor Trip, Turkey Meatballs, Corporate Speaking, and #1 Ranking

2017 has been busy!  

  • I just returned from a flavor trip to India, where I took an individual cooking lesson from two of the chefs at a the Fort Palace Hotel in Neemrana. 
  • In the kitchen, I have been cooking up comfort foods -- making healthier versions of your favorite Turkey Meatballs, Shepherds Pie, and Chocolate "Secrete Spinach" cupcakes.  Check out my NEW MENUS
  • Outside of the kitchen, I've enjoyed some corporate speaking events at local Chicago businesses.  
  • Thanks to you, I got ranked #1 Best Personal Chef in Chicago by both Thumbtack and Yelp.  

Check out this Newsletter to see what else is stewing...


Italian Turkey Meatballs, Gluten-free, Dairyfree Comfort Food Recipe

Italian Turkey Meatballs, Gluten-free, Dairyfree Comfort Food Recipe

Italian Turkey Meatballs: I've taken this classic recipe from Giada and made it gluten-free, dairy-free, with lean turkey breast.  Enjoy with brown rice noodles, spaghetti squash noodles...or just smothered in marinara

India Flavor Trip

I just got back from an incredible week in India.  I toured the North, visiting the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, and beautiful architecture in the Golden Triangle from Delhi to Jaipur.  Between the site-seeing, I squeezed in some food adventures:
Personal cooking a class with the chefs at Fort Neemrana Hotel
Tours of the Spice and Tea houses in Jaipur
Drowning in Dal and Dolsa
New Breakfast Favorite:  Sambar (a spicy, savory stew) with Idli (steamed rice cakes)

Perfect Search Media Corporate Talk with Chef Katie

Perfect Search Media Corporate Talk with Chef Katie

Corporate Speaking Events

The crew from Perfect Search Media, a local Chicago company.  They joined me for a talk on Cooking for One: Healthy Tips for Busy Lives.
Other discussions I've led included: 4 Easy Tips for a Healthy Life and Plant-Based Cooking 101.  I love sharing tips and motivation for making healthier choices.

St. Patty's Day Recipe!


For St. Patrick's Day, I posted a video for my dairy-free "Sham-mock" Shake.  This vegan smoothie is naturally green from Spirulina powder.  Packed with protein, iron, and calcium, this is a healthy, plant-based recipe for you to celebrate St. Patrick's Day...or any day.

Hope you've been well.  I love hearing from you!
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Keep Cookin'
Chef Katie