JenTheCatalyst

Blog URL: http://jenthecatalyst.wordpress.com

I recently left my18 year corporate career to become an entrepreneur.

I am documenting my experiences, in hopes that others would find it interesting and inspirational.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: Entrepreneur, Cooking, Coaching, Confidence, Creativity, Start a Business, Food, Lunch, Intention

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Design a Kitchen: a Cook’s Countertop on Feb 2, 2012 in , Catalyst Cooks, Catalyst Cooks Kitchen DesignThis is the first post in the “you help me design my kitchen” series – today’s installment: COUNTERTOP. You’ve seen my countertop. oh, that’s right, no you haven’t.  Because I’m always hiding it with...



Technique of the Week (be the Superhero of your Kitchen)- Knife Skills II on Jan 27, 2012 in , Catalyst Cooks, Confident Cooking, Technique of the WeekNow that you are getting comfortable with your knife, let’s practice! Get your potatoes out… First- an easy multiple choice question.  Is it easier to cut something laying flat on a flat surface, or something rolling around? Yes, that...



Cook yourself a fantastic Chinese New Year Dinner on Jan 23, 2012 in , Appetizer, Chinese Food, Confident Cooking, Cooking Class, Dinner Party, Side Dish, Things I Like, You Tube VideoHappy Year of the Dragon- 2012! I love to cook Chinese New Year Dinner… where an even number of courses are good luck.  This past weekend, Bartender Steve and his Heidi were the lucky winners of this year’s 6 course Chinese New Year din...



Technique of the Week (be the Superhero of your Kitchen) – Knife Skills on Jan 18, 2012 in , Confident Cooking, Technique of the WeekThis is a new feature of the blog, “Technique of the Week”.  It’s meant to be a little something that can change your life in your kitchen, big time.  The not-so-secret secrets that I’ve found very, very helpful in my cook...



My mom says I didn’t eat eggs from the first time they showed up on my High Chair Tray. on Jan 16, 2012 in , Catalyst Cooks, Kid Cooks, Neighbor Dave RocksMy food memories run deep.  From the homemade apple bread I didn’t like, because it had hidden cheddar cheese … …to the Tortilla pie I did (and so did everyone else at the table- except for my mom- so she made it at least once a we...



Organic, Sustainable, Local, Seasonal… What’s a “Catalyst Cook” to do? on Jan 12, 2012 in Hello there again, After writing yesterday’s post about the Wedge Coop, I woke up remembering January of 2010. I like to make things happen, but sometimes I’m just not quite sure how to do it. If you’re in that same spot-  you̵...