The Gizz Cooks
Artist by day and a Cook by night...

The Gizz Cooks...

Disclaimer # 1... I’m technically a cook not a chef.

It’s true that I’m not professionally trained, unless you count serving nightly meals to my family while they critique and pretrend they are eating at a 5 star restaurant. 

That being said, my recipes are all food I love to eat and that I prepare myself. I cook like my grandmother cooked -- homemade real meals -- nothing processed.  Luckily I live in NYC and can shop like her too. I go to the butcher shop for meat, another store for veggies and so on. I firmly believe that you can keep your weight down and maintain a healthy lifestyle if you eat real foods (and of course portion control is important...unless it’s pasta with garlic and oil...in that case, f$ck it and eat the whole pound, you only live once!!!)

Disclaimer #2 ... My recipe measurements may not always be perfect. I’m  sorry. I feel cooking is an art form, and that you and you alone should decide how much flavor you want. I will provide you with the basics, but I don't usually measure. In writing out these recipes, I’ve started to, and I’ve tested almost all of them, so fingers crossed all should be good.  I might not tell the truth when it comes to how much garlic and oil I put on my pasta at dinner -- after all, a lady never tells :)

I have lots of loves in life, but the two big ones are Food and Art. I try and incorporate these two things into my daily life. By day, I am a visual manager at a luxury store, and by night, I’m a cook who plays with her food. You can find my dining room table going from test kitchen to  art studio to photography studio all in a matter of hours. If I’m having a good a-ha moment, you will find it happening all at once, with the end result always the same -- me and my Blythe doll staring into the mess, daydreaming, and getting nothing accomplished.   

This website is a place for me to share my ideas and give you inspiration to cook for you and your family.

If you have questions or comments, please email me at Lgizzarelli@hotmail.com. For daily pics and inspiration, follow me on Instragram: @Gizznyc

❤️ Lori