Welcome to Food Crush BASICS.

My intention for Food Crush is to share recipes and techniques for every level of cook, which means teaching the basics.

There’s no shame or intimidation when learning the basics. Don’t feel bad or alone, heck, no one taught me how to cook stovetop rice growing up. So I decided to not only teach myself but others too!

All the recipes in this series are the foundations toward more elaborate meals, that you will soon be able to execute.

Food Crush is more than just cooking and food, it’s creating self-esteem, memories, self-worth and practicing a healthy lifestyle.

Have any culinary question? Is there anything you’d like to learn? Feel free to drop me a question down below.

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close up of BBQ pulled chicken sandwich with purple cabbage and pickles

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich {Instapot}

 5/5 Mouth watering, savory yet sweet and juicy pulled chicken sandwich. On your dinner table within the hour, thanks to our handy dandy instapot. This recipe is super simple, let’s breakdown how to do it. Start with the rub: You’ll need to grab – onion powder, paprika, ground mustard […]

overhead shot of bowl filled with shredded chicken, black beans, rice, red bell peppers, avocdo, and corn

Seriously, The BEST Shredded Chicken

 5/5 In all honesty shredded chicken is super underrated. It’s quick and easy to make, makes for great leftovers, and can be incorporated into so many meals! At home, we make shredded chicken burrito bowls, we call them homemade Toycaya or Chiptole bowls because they taste just like a […]

overhead shot of muffins cut in half with chocolate chip and walnuts on white picnic table

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins [Fail-Proof]

 5/5 These muffins are perfect for any-time-of-day snacking. They’re light, fluffy, moist and totally customizable, although these chocolate chip nut muffins are a staple in our house.  In our house we’re big banana bread people, one day Chris (my boyfriend) was munching on one of these when he mentioned […]

overhead photo of basil pesto with pine nuts

Basil Pesto (+vegan variation)

 5/5 In this post I’ll show you how to make three variations of pesto – Traditional, My way, and a Vegan variation. Homemade pesto tastes way better than any store bought bottle. It’s VERY easy to make, I’m talking less than 10 minutes, with only six ingredients. Pesto is […]

Bowl of bright orange colored mashed sweet potatoes.

Coconut Sweet Potato Mash

Behold the ultimate side dish. Sweet yet savory mashed sweet potatoes with a velvety texture that so simple it’s hard to believe. Yum Watch the how-to video: You can totally enjoy these mashed sweet potatoes as a side or on their own because they’re that good! But I’m going to […]