By trade, I am caterer and chef. For most of my working life, I have been in the food industry, opening Mizuna Restaurant in Spokane in 1996, and currently operating FEAST, my catering business. When I am not busy catering, ironically, I find myself back in my own kitchen, at home, doing what I love most, cooking. Meals at home are simple, healthy and unpretentious. Inspiration comes from what is in season and I try to always make this the starting place. To add a bit of intrigue, I'll add spices or ingredients that reflect my heritage or that I've discovered through travels to other parts of the world. It is my hope that the recipes I share, will inspire others to eat healthier, try new ingredients or new techniques.