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Kari Chellouf

As a little girl, Kari Chellouf was entranced by watching her mum bake breads, cakes, pies, and cookies from scratch. Eventually, she grew up and went to culinary school so that she could learn in kitchens while inventing recipes that could be passed along. Her cooking style often features comfort foods that have been reworked with healthier ingredients or substitutions for allergies.

Genuine love and appreciation for beautiful ingredients, and the opportunity to share them with good company is what fuels Kari's motivation. She sleeps next to a stack of cookbooks, is a ravenous dessert fiend, and loves to test out new recipes on her coworkers when they are hung-over on weekend mornings.

Kari is a graduate of Northwest Culinary Academy. More of her recipes and musings can be found on her food blog, I Heart Big Flavour!

Recipe: shake up your morning with Mediterranean flair

Want to visit another country before rolling in to work or school? This fast and simple dish is guaranteed to deliver a little AM excitement to hum-drum morning routines.

Chef's Kitchen gets foxy with Mrs. Bean's Famous Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps

Kari duplicates the signature cookies from Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox. A comforting treat with winter looming ahead, they are warm, spicy, and best enjoyed with a mug of cider.

Kari's top five Halloween treat recipes

Kari's five favorite sweet recipes, just in time for Halloween.

Kari's Thankgiving recipes, part two

Kari shares her recipes for delicious Thanksgiving sides: whole wheat and rosemary cheddar biscuits with vegetarian mushroom gravy

Kari's Thanksgiving recipes

Looking for a new dish to share with family this Thanksgiving? Chef Kari Chellhouf walks you through two of her favorites: squash and caramelized onion soup with yam, sweet potato and squash casserol