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Welcome to Rockin’ Chef

Delicious full-flavor versions of classic and modern recipes with a healthier spin

What makes these recipes unique?

Rockin’ Chef recipes break the rules on eating for health AND flavor. Our approach to food reaches a middle ground between living to eat and eating to live. We look at what we can add to a recipe to make it healthier and flavorful; focusing on fortifying meals with nutritious, whole-food ingredients that can replace less healthy ones.


Hi. I’m Adrianna. I started a personal chef business in 2004 while attending culinary school. Besides boosting my coolness quotient with my kids and allowing my husband bragging rights about having a chef for a wife, I’ve done some other really fun things, like working in Southern California restaurants, professional food-writing and teaching cooking classes to food enthusiasts in Orange County. This journey started as a passion for flavor and continues as a quest for health. I’m a classic trained chef, turned health-minded survivor. I’ve studied the philosophies of nutritional experts and came up with a way to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor. Once I made the decision to focus on my health, the physical and mental changes were instantaneous. I felt better than I had in years and I felt like I had some control. I had clarity and found joy in knowing I was making the right choices for my overall wellness. My wish is to help others that find themselves on a similar journey. Welcome to Rockin’ Chef!

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Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi, potatoes and cauliflower. I love making this dish when I’m craving flavorful comfort food yet want to stick to my heart healthy diet. This is

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Looking to make an easy, light meal with lots of vegetables and great flavor? The sauce in this dish, made with vegetable broth, garlic, ginger, wine and

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Chocolate Gelato

Chocolate Gelato Yield: about 1 quart 2 ¼ cups whole milk ½ cup heavy cream 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1

Mashed potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Herb Mashed Potatoes Yield: 12-16 servings 12 potatoes, peeled, quartered Salt, as needed 1 ea bay leaf 1 stick butter, cut in 1/8 pieces ½ cup

Seared Steak

SEARING 101 What’s it mean to sear? To brown food quickly by placing it in very high heat, either in a skillet, broiler or hot oven. The


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