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Enjoy a sample of my most requested dishes. There is even a newly added Petite Gourmand section for those young-at-heart of all ages!

Options for Paleo, Keto, Zone, Gluten Free, Allergy, Diabetic, Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Lactose Intolerant, medical concerns and food sensitivities or allergies are available. Other dietary and menu requests are always welcome. All meals are custom made to your unique specifications.

Meals consist of 1 entree, 1 vegetable and 1 side. Generally 400 calories: 40% carbohydrates/30% protein/30% fat - a very balanced meal.

This includes 4-6 ounces lean protein, 1-2 cup vegetables and 1/2 cup side per serving. Other macrobiotic options and portion sizes are available.

Food is prepared on-site with no need to worry about pickup, delivery, freshness, cross-contact and contamination, or questionable cooking practices.

Homestyle Meals - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Homestyle Meals - all around well-loved and best known dinnertime meals

Apple Glazed Pork  - Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - Savory Wheat Stuffing

   pork loin stuffed with seasoned wheat bread, onion, glazed with apple juice and roasted until browned to perfection

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf - Garlicky Green Beans - Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

   lean ground turkey combined with savory spices, your favorite BBQ sauce... bringing back childhood memories

Beef Enchilada Suizas - Chipotle Mixed Vegetables - Spanish Rice Pilaf

   corn or flour tortillas filled with lean ground beef, smothered with your favorite enchilada sauce, made gringo style with farmer or cream cheese filling

Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage - Roasted Haricot Verts - Baby Yukon Potato

   seared chicken thigh and peppers braised in white wine, lemon, vinegar, sage, rosemary, parsley, garlic.  Sweet and sour, Italian style.

Honey Mustard Chicken - Roasted Broccoli Florets - Farmer Rice Pilaf

   roasted chicken breast or thigh topped with honey mustard and toasted pecans served alongside long grain rice with petite vegetables

Maryland Crab Cakes - Skinny Broccoli Slaw - Sweet Potato Wedges

   lump crab served up in Southern style cakes with Dining by Design's heritage family recipe, alongside lightened up coleslaw and roasted sweet potato

Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato Bearnaise - Steamed Asparagus Spears - Roasted Red Potatoes

   baked salmon filet, Roma tomato, butter, egg, sun-dried tomato, lemon, shallot, garlic, tarragon, chervil, cayenne, capers

Sweet Monterey Chicken - Steamed Cauliflower Florets - Roasted Sweet Potatoes

   chicken breast or thigh marinated in my honey/soy/Worcestershire/garlic sauce topped with bacon and Monterey jack cheese

Kid Cuisine - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Petite Gourmand - "kid cuisine" for those of all ages that are young-at-heart!

Beef and Broccoli - Rice Noodles - chopsticks included!

   beef flank steak strips, tamari, sweet chili sauce, honey or maple syrup, ginger, garlic, roasted broccoli florets, matchstick carrots, mild spring onion


   healthy "grazing" meal clustered on a charcuterie board - fully customizable with a variety of proteins, veggies, fruits, breads, dipping sauces

Cheeseburger Soup

   ground beef or turkey, carrot, celery, potato, tomato, cheddar cheese, sour cream with fun toppings such as bacon, bun crouton, fried onion and pickle

Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard - Waldorf Salad

   air fried w/bread crumbs or gluten free panko, Italian Seasoning, apple, jicama, pear, raisin, walnut or sunflower kernel, mayonnaise or vegan yogurt

Falafel Burgers - Fennel Coleslaw

   garbanzo, turmeric, garlic, egg/flax, provolone cheese, romaine lettuce, tomato, whole grain bun, shaved fennel bulb, apple, cider vinegar, mayonnaise

Fish Kabobs - Brown Rice

   choice of seafood skewered with asparagus, broccoli, red onion, tomato, zucchini - grilled with pineapple, melon or peaches and Miso Dipping Sauce

Pinwheels - Carrot Sticks with Ranch Dressing

   limitless sandwich roll-up options including Tuna Salad, Cold Grilled Salmon, Chicken BLT, Turkey-Cranberry-Feta, Seitan-Mixed Veggie

Pizza Sliders - Steamed Vegetables

   Hawaiian roll, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni/sausage+mushroom/ham+pineapple, Italian Seasoning - baked as a "pull-apart" sandwich

Taco Spaghetti

   whole grain pasta, Dining by Design's signature Taco Seasoning, ground beef or turkey, tomato, zucchini, green bean, carrot, corn, queso fresco

Petite Gourmand
Bakes and Gratins - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Bakes and Gratins - just comfort food... "casserole" style from the oven

Chicken and Rice Picante

   light or dark chicken baked in Southwest picante cream sauce over long grain rice - served with Greens Beans or House Salad

Grown-Up Macaroni and Cheese

   Dining by Design's signature 5 Cheese Blend plus Dining by Design's signature 5 Spice Blend, herbed panko, truffle oil - served with House Salad

PG 36 - Ask for the story behind the name.

   whole grain penne pasta, asparagus, Parmesan, shallot, garlic, sun-dried tomato, pine nut, basil - served with House Salad and Garlic French Bread

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

   scratch made crushed tomato marinara, ricotta, roasted zucchini, broccoli, bell pepper, carrot - served with House Salad and Garlic French Bread

Turkey-Broccoli Pasta Gratin

   roasted turkey, egg noodles, mushroom sauce, garlic, curry powder, parsley, lemon juice, cheddar cheese... a twist on the childhood favorite

Soups and Stews - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Soups and Stews - tummy and heart warming for the body and soul

Brazilian Shrimp Stew

   coconut milk, asparagus, roasted tomato, red bell pepper, rice, cilantro, lime, honey - served with House Salad and French Bread Baguette

Beef and Barley Soup

   chuck steak, mushroom, carrot, celery, roasted tomato, garlic, thyme, parsley, white pepper - served with House Salad and Sourdough Artisan Bread

Loaded Potato Soup

   russet potato, cauliflower, Colby cheese, half-and half, onion, bacon, green onion - served with House Salad and Buttery Dinner Rolls

Moroccan Lamb and Bean Soup

   garbanzo, lentil, red potato, celery, onion, parsley, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, paprika  - served with House Salad and Pita Bread Wedges

Southwest Chicken Soup

   roasted chicken, black bean, tomato, hominy, corn, onion, garlic, cilantro, coriander, cumin - served with House Salad and Pepper Jack Loaf

Summer Gazpacho with Shrimp

   cucumber, tricolor bell pepper, onion, red wine vinegar, lemon, garlic, basil, Dining by Design's signature Creole Seasoning, tomato, shrimp

Yakamein - Yaka Mein - Yaka Meat (Old Sober)

   beef or chicken, trinity, Dining by Design's signature Creole Seasoning, spaghetti, soy sauce, hard boiled egg, sriracha, green onion

Blessing Bowls - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Blessing Bowlshearty grain-filled goodness in a complete seasonal nutritious meal


   arugula, quinoa, tempeh, garbanzo, tomato, cucumber, radish, carrot, slivered almond and Thousand Island Dressing

Fall Cobb

   greens, quinoa, tempeh, asparagus, tomato or mandarin orange, roasted beet, roasted corn, garbanzo, avocado and Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

House Fried Rice

   jasmine rice, seitan, red bell, corn, peas, carrot, cabbage, edamame, pineapple, red onion, tofu, tamari, kala namak (black salt), wakame, chives

Teriyaki Thai

   rice noodle, sesame baked tofu, red cabbage, broccoli, carrot, red bell pepper, cashew and Thai Almond Sauce

Wheat Berry with Merguez Sausage

   housemade Persian Sausage (choice of protein), greens, wheat berry, cucumber, radish, tofu feta, pomegranate, walnuts and Za’atar Spiced Yogurt

Breakfast - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Breakfast - great start with great food... enjoy anytime

Morning Power Casserole - Mixed Berries

   flaky homestyle biscuit, turkey breakfast sausage, cottage cheese, green bell pepper, onion, brown egg, cheddar cheese, garlic

Mountain High Egg Bake - Butter Croissants

   low fat flaked ham or turkey breakfast sausage, Dijon mustard, light sour cream, chives, parsley, sharp cheddar cheese

Spiced Salmon Frittata

   brown egg, wild salmon, onion, green bell pepper, cayenne, chili powder, cherry tomato, cilantro or parsley baked together until toasty

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash

   sweet potato, beef chorizo, pasilla pepper, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, black bean, cotija cheese, avocado, lime, cilantro - top with fried egg

Stuffed French Toast Bread Pudding - Fruit Salad

   choice of Texas Toast, raisin bread or brioche dressed with Neufchatel or berry cream cheese, cream, brown egg, vanilla, cinnamon, orange peel

Surprise Pancake Muffins - Cut Melon Slices

   with fillings such as turkey breakfast sausage, cooked bacon, chocolate chips, strawberries or blueberries

Paleo Diet - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Paleo Diet"caveman" meals with an update (substitute item requests welcome for strict Paleo compliance)


Butternut Squash Lasagna

   roasted butternut squash, ground bison, tomato sauce, onion, pine nut, garlic, basil, Italian Seasoning, fennel, red pepper flake, black pepper

Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with Quinoa, Peppers and Basil

   chicken breast or thigh, red and yellow bell pepper, onion, nutritional yeast, pine nut, parsley, garlic, coconut oil, chipotle pepper

Macadamia Crusted Halibut - Citrusy Sautéed Spinach - Coconut Cauliflower Rice

   halibut steak, parmesan or pine nut cheese, quinoa, cauliflower, almond milk, flaked coconut, onion, lemon, chipotle pepper, garlic

Oven "Fried" Chicken - Zucchini Medley Sauté - Roasted Parsnip Mash

   quartered chicken, parsnip, almond milk, yellow squash, zucchini, coconut oil, garlic, parsley, sage, thyme, turmeric or paprika

Pork Chili Verde with Chipotle Tomato Relish

   pork tenderloin, salsa verde, quinoa, onion, white balsamic vinegar, green onion, garlic, cilantro, ancho and chipotle pepper, chili powder, cumin

Keto Diet - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Keto Dietlose weight but not flavor

Bacon Chicken Roll - Garlicky Asparagus Spears

   chicken thigh, almond flour, pork rind, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, brown egg, bacon, onion, lemon, garlic, white pepper

Cauliflower Risotto with Salmon or Chicken

   riced cauliflower, whipping cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, asparagus, mushroom, parsley, garlic, rosemary, thyme, cayenne, paprika

Cheesy Veggie "not" Gnocchi

   cauliflower floret, ground beef, mozzarella cheese, mushroom, heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, Italian Seasoning

Shepherd's Pie with Creamed Cauliflower

   ground beef or lamb, onion, tomato, zucchini, steamed cauliflower, white cheddar cheese, cream cheese, parsley, garlic, thyme, paprika

Skinny Chow Mein

   chicken or beef, bacon, zucchini, cabbage, mung bean sprout, celery, tamari sauce, toasted sesame oil, ginger, flax seed, stevia, garlic, white pepper

Raw Foods - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Raw Foods - vegan living meals

12 Layer Lasagna

   zucchini noodles, walnut miso "MEat " with namu shoyu, tomato-oregano sauce, basil pesto, macadamia/pine-nut "RAWcotta" , spinach

Carrot Pecan Sunburger with Mushroom Gravy and Jicamash

   carrot, celery, mushroom, red onion, sage, pecan, sunflower kernel, kelp, chipotle, almond, jicama, avocado, garlic, thyme

Corn Chowder with "Roasted" Portobello

   portobello, namu shoyu, balsamic, olive oil, cashews, tamari, onion, celery, cayenne, corn bell pepper, green onion, lettuce, tomato

Sprouted Lentil Patties with Coconut Cashew Sauce

   lentil, namu shoyu, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, lime, garlic, cilantro, ginger, turmeric, carrot, zucchini spiral, mixed greens

Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Soup)

   coconut milk, red curry paste, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, lime, tamari, chipotle, cayenne, carrot, bell pepper, scallion, mung bean sprout, basil, cilantro

Vegan Bay "Crab" Cakes

   zucchini, mushroom, macadamia, lemon, nutritional yeast, wakame, flax, red jalapeño, garlic, onion, celery, red bell pepper - served over spinach

Lagniappe - Dining by Design - Reno Personal Chef

Lagniappe - extra and unexpected

Curried Coconut Chicken - Shredded Broccoli and Carrots - Nutted Couscous with Moroccan Spices


Farfalle with Pistachio Cream

   bowtie pasta, roast chicken or pan seared shrimp, broccoli, whipping cream, onion, pistachio, pecorino Romano, black pepper, red pepper flakes


Five Protein Salad

   roast turkey breast, roast chicken breast, light salami, turkey bacon, hard-boiled egg, low-fat mayonnaise - served in a wrap with spinach and tomato

Moroccan Chicken Tagine - Sugar Snap Peas - Steamed Israeli Couscous

   chicken breast or thigh, Dining by Design's signature Mediterranean Seasoning, honey or agave, carrot, onion, olives, lemon, almonds, cilantro

Smoked Salmon Pasta with Scotch Cream Sauce - Sautéed Zucchini Medley

   ziti noodles, smoked salmon, yellow squash, zucchini, whipping cream, scotch, green onions, garlic, black pepper

Tropical Crab Shells

   pasta shells, lump crab, sour cream, mayonnaise, red bell pepper, pineapple, onion, vinegar, celery, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt, paprika

Tu-No Salad

   garbanzo, cashew, red onion, celery, roasted nori, avocado, lemon juice, mustard, apple cider vinegar, basil, garlic - served over Mixed Greens

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