23 episodes

The Simply Luxurious Kitchen will take you into the kitchen to help you discover how to enjoy the everyday cooking that will elevate the quality of everyday living. Incorporating seasonal fare and sharing skills and ideas that will help you navigate successfully in your own kitchen, viewers will discover how to "dance" so to speak with the produce and necessary cooking fundamentals honing the methods to making a delicious vinaigrette or a salad with the produce you happened to find at your local market, or an appetizer with what is available in the refrigerator, so that year-round you can make delicious, yet simple meals.

Ultimately, the addition of a cooking series to TSLL destination is to enable viewers to feel confident as well as enjoy stepping into the kitchen, so that they can become the chef of not only their meals, but of their lives.

A new season debuts every September on the second Saturday, first on TSLL (The Simply Luxurious Life) blog exclusively, then YouTube and wherever video podcasts are available.

The Simply Luxurious Kitchen - Seasonal Fare to Elevate the Everyday Meal Shannon Ables

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

The Simply Luxurious Kitchen will take you into the kitchen to help you discover how to enjoy the everyday cooking that will elevate the quality of everyday living. Incorporating seasonal fare and sharing skills and ideas that will help you navigate successfully in your own kitchen, viewers will discover how to "dance" so to speak with the produce and necessary cooking fundamentals honing the methods to making a delicious vinaigrette or a salad with the produce you happened to find at your local market, or an appetizer with what is available in the refrigerator, so that year-round you can make delicious, yet simple meals.

Ultimately, the addition of a cooking series to TSLL destination is to enable viewers to feel confident as well as enjoy stepping into the kitchen, so that they can become the chef of not only their meals, but of their lives.

A new season debuts every September on the second Saturday, first on TSLL (The Simply Luxurious Life) blog exclusively, then YouTube and wherever video podcasts are available.

    • video
    Sorrel Chicken & the Season Premiere of Season 3

    Sorrel Chicken & the Season Premiere of Season 3

    Episode #1, Season 3, The Simply Luxurious Kitchen
    A simple dish that tastes decadent and fresh all at the same time. Sorrel Chicken. Inspired by my time in Louviers, France, in Susan Herrmann Loomis’ kitchen, Susan introduced me to an herb I had not grown in my herb garden until this year – Sorrel. A lovely citrus flavor large oblong leaf of a plant, the magic it brought to this simple wine sauce made an impression on my tastebuds.
    Find the Recipe here - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/vodcasts3e1/
    View more episodes of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen on TSLL Blog - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/category/vodcast/

    • 25 min
    • video
    Herbed Gougères

    Herbed Gougères

    Episode #2, Season 3, The Simply Luxurious Kitchen
    A simple nibble to enjoy in the evening before the dinner is served.
    A reason to sit down, slow down and savor the company who has gathered or simply wind down the day.
    Gougères provide the savory comfort that can only come from cheese and butter.
    Simple to make, and easy to freeze, so you have many to enjoy down the road with out having to mix up anything, only patiently waiting for them to bake, Gougères are a French favorite and beloved and recognized to have origins in Burgundy.
    Find the Recipe here - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/vodcasts3e2/
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    • 23 min
    • video
    A Double Apple French Tart

    A Double Apple French Tart

    Episode #3, Season 3, The Simply Luxurious Kitchen
    Today’s recipe is one I stumbled upon making last fall while visiting my parents after an emotionally rough season for our family due to loss and health struggles. Looking for comfort, I looked to none other than Julia Child and found my favorite way to make a French apple tart – double the apples!
    The filling for the recipe is akin to apple sauce, and the topping makes it look especially special. The double apple approach may take a touch more time, but it is absolutely worth it.
    Choosing to use my personal pastry recipe, and Julia Child and Dorie Greenspan’s filling, I am confident you as well will find this classic recipe a bit more special and full of comfort and dependable flavor for savoring this fall.
    Find the Recipe here - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/vodcasts3e3/
    View more episodes of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen on TSLL Blog - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/category/vodcast/

    • 36 min
    • video
    Spaghetti alla Carbonara — My version of a classic comfort food favorite

    Spaghetti alla Carbonara — My version of a classic comfort food favorite

    Episode #4, Season 3, The Simply Luxurious Kitchen
    Yesterday was Friday, and guess what I had when I came home from work? Yep, A comfort pasta dish. In fact, the comfort pasta dish that while not enjoyed often, when chosen to be enjoyed is deeply savored – Spaghettia alla Carbonara.
    I have been eating and then cooking this dish for decades. My mother began cooking this dish when we were young children, and it was a special occasion to cozy in and be home with our family.
    Such a simple dish – eggs, cheese, bacon (pancetta) and pasta (plus a few extra ingredients – aromatics and a spice) to add lovely layers of flavor.
    While admittedly, not a French comfort recipe, it is a comfort recipe, and I would be remiss if I did not include in this season’s line-up of recipes as it has brough immense comfort, albeit fleeting, throughout the past twenty years, and usually always on a Friday.
    Find the Recipe here - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/vodcasts3e4/
    View more episodes of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen on TSLL Blog - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/category/vodcast/

    • 20 min
    • video
    Seared Scallops with Sherry Cream Sauce

    Seared Scallops with Sherry Cream Sauce

    Episode #5, Season 3, The Simply Luxurious Kitchen
    Seafood.
    Simple. Scrumptious, Seasonal and Fresh.
    In fewer than 20 minutes, this meal, like many shell-fish dishes is done and on the plate with a complementary sauce.
    Finding a high quality sherry wine elevates the entire flavor experience, so the next time you find yourself in the seafood section of the market and the fresh sea scallops catch your eye, grab a handful.
    I thoroughly enjoy making this dish in the middle of the week as I know with confidence I will be satiated, and it won’t take long to make.
    Find the Recipe here - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/vodcasts3e5/
    View more episodes of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen on TSLL Blog - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/category/vodcast/

    • 27 min
    • video
    Buckwheat Crêpes (Galettes) with Prosciutto, Gruyére & Egg

    Buckwheat Crêpes (Galettes) with Prosciutto, Gruyére & Egg

    Crêpes. Buckwheat crêpes (or galettes) are both delicate and hardy. Filling and satiating without being too much.
    Adding quality ingredients to fill the crêpe make it all the more special, and the good news is only a few ingredients are necessary. Yep, simple and delicious. One of the best ways to step into the kitchen and have fun creating something you cannot wait devour.
    My first savory crêpe was enjoyed in Paris about eight years ago. Melt-in-my-mouth it did, and I have forever since been a fan. Find the
    Recipe here - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/vodcasts3e6/
    View more episodes of The Simply Luxurious Kitchen on TSLL Blog - https://thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/category/vodcast/

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Ashley Gaver ,

Superb!

I’ve been listening to Shannon’s podcast for years now. I was so excited to dig into her new show, and it’s been everything I expected! Intelligent, entertaining, and done with excellence. It’s so enjoyable to watch someone who really loves the food she is preparing. If you’re a foodie with a love of France, you’ll want to be sure to watch.

rachaledwa ,

Great inspiration

I look forward to each new episode for ideas and process tips. A fantastic show and Shannon is so inspiring with her work!

Traceysmith620 ,

Living Simply Luxuriously!

This is a wonderful podcast. I’ve been following Shannon’s blog for years and it just keeps getting better. Now with this addition of cooking, I’m so looking forward to what the season has to offer. As a fellow Francophile, I love the French touch she puts into everything. Her topics on health, beauty, fashion, decorating and how to live a better life are truly inspiring. There is something for everyone. I don’t usually write reviews but really wanted to let everyone know what a treasure her blog posts are. Thank you, Shannon!

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