théasty bites by théa

Eggs Benny Breakfast Pizza

Apr 18, 2021

I’ve made no secret of my love for pasta and tacos. In fact, I imagine a quick search of everything posted here over the years would show that delicious pasta…

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Crispy Skin Salmon with Mango Salsa

Mar 8, 2021

I’ve been fortunate to try different cuisine in a lot of different places. From BBQ in Texas to curry in Indonesia. For every favored regional dish I’ve tried around the…

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Théasty Beef Ramen

Feb 26, 2021

Ramen: a dish I never experienced until a few years ago, when a local restaurant had a feature on the menu for it.  It was cold outside and I craved…

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Thea’s Théasty Smashburgers

Feb 9, 2021

These fan favorites are finally up on the blog after many requests! Short and sweet but here is the recipe. Ultra crispy edges, no filler and so delicious you will…

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Lazy Artisan Bread

Mar 27, 2020

Bread. Gosh, I LOVE bread.  Warm bread with melted butter… need I say more?  Artisan bread always fascinated me; the décor, the floured surface, the big loafs just waiting to…

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Maple Whiskey Buttermilk Fried Chicken + Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes with Herb and Chili Maple Syrup

Mar 2, 2020

Like many people around the country, Chicken + Waffles has become one of our favorite brunch items. It’s easy to see why this dish has gained popularity in recent years.…

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Braised Chili in Adobo Beef Tacos with Roasted Pineapple Salsa

Jan 27, 2020

You can never have too many variations of tacos.  The other day I was looking for something to make in my pressure cooker as some braised meat sounded good while…

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Simple Focaccia

Dec 31, 2019

Is there anything better than warm focaccia? Rich olive oil, with chucks of salt and the subtle hint of rosemary makes this recipe a fan favorite. Eat the bread fresh…

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Classic Cranberry Sauce with Balsamic Vinegar

Dec 31, 2019

Myself and Giulia Lombardo from Just Giulia created some holiday spreads for pre and post season and nothing says holidays like homemade cranberry sauce. Check out this classic and simple…

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Eggnog Profiteroles

Dec 18, 2019

It’s that time of year for family, friends, and Christmas Collabs! Of course I jumped at the chance to work with the beautiful Giulia (of Just Giulia) on some Christmas…

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Pumpkin Spice Biscotti

Nov 14, 2019

I think it is safe to say that pumpkin spice rules the autumn season for many people.  But, who can blame us? It’s the spice that defines comfort during those…

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Stuffing Waffle Turkey Sandwich

Oct 3, 2019

Thanksgiving is just about here turkey and most of us are gratefully stuck with a pile of leftovers. And every year, I get asked about this stuffing waffle recipe; so…

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Braised Short Rib Ragu

Sep 27, 2019

This ragu is on f i r e! Slow braised short rib ragu. What is better than short rib really?! This one pot of goodness is almost too easy to…

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Greek Kebabs with Tzatziki + Garlic Naan

Sep 12, 2019

Any chance to BBQ before the summer ends and I am up for it.  You can’t beat the char of meat and vegetables or the smell and ease (plus its…

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Blackberry Sweet Rolls

Aug 31, 2019

I love how you can literally walk anywhere and find wild blackberries growing this time of year.  Side of the highway, in the park, beside the baseball field. And during…

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Théasty New York-Style Bagels

Aug 25, 2019

Texan and ours first date was in New York City and since then, it’s held a special place in my heart (we got engaged there too!). I thought I would…

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Street Corn Chicken Enchiladas

Aug 21, 2019

In a strange reversal of fortune, my busy life this year has made it more difficult than ever to find time for friends and family on the weekend.  So I…

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Peaches n’ Cream Pasta with Creamy Burrata and Prosciutto

Aug 5, 2019

Pasta is my go-to any time of the year. It’s really a blank canvas for whatever is in season. Since we are in our final weeks of summer, I’ve brought…

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Pillow Soft Pretzels

Jul 18, 2019

Growing up in Europe had many advantages. Like experiencing wine festivals through the end of summer and into the fall.  Winter markets full of crafts and mulled wine.  And grabbing…

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Simple Bruschetta

Jul 6, 2019

  Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.  On a large baking sheet line the sliced baguette in rows and drizzle with olive oil.  Place in oven and allow to…

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Thea's culinary journey began over a decade ago when she reignited a lifelong passion for great flavors in her own kitchen.  Since then she has appeared on both Canadian and American television, acted as a national campaign spokesperson for major lifestyle chains, and served as brand ambassador for a wide range of food and home brands. Her unique experiences make her lens into the world both captivating and fun.  

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About Thea

When not working, Thea's energetic and zealous approach to life takes her all around the world experiencing culinary delights and new cultural experiences.

At home she enjoys a good bottle of Cabernet and a quiet night in the kitchen with Jazz on the radio.

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