Cooking demos at appliance stores, gallery

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Here are Cooking Demo images at various high-end appliance stores. Hover to see the title. Click to enlarge. [Show as slideshow] [Show as Bacon Bites slideshow] [Show Focaccia slideshow] [Show Frittata slideshow]   [Show Mini Lava Cakes slideshow]

Cooking demos, guest chef, gallery

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Here are Cooking Demo images at corporate events. Hover to see the title. Click to enlarge. [Show as slideshow]  

Flank Steak Crostini

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Marinated Flank Steak Crostini w/balsamic caramelized onions and red bell pepper, and blue cheese. Marinated Thyme Crimini Mushrooms for vegetarian alternative. Topped with fresh Lemon Thyme.

Choosing a cutting board

Here’s a quick overview of cutting boards that I like, and don’t like, what works, what doesn’t …

How to plan a menu

With menu planning you actually make the meal twice: 1st time is when you make it in your mind while you are planning. The 2nd time you make the meal is when you actually do it. And the 2nd time is alway easier than the first. Menu planning strategies and tools equals success with home-cooked meals.

Guest speaker: Kaiser’s weight management group

Kaiser Permanente, San Jose “Menu planning and Recipe Modification” for their 30-week Weight Management group. We’ll talk about their favorite recipes and how to modify them, make’m healthier (healthy fats, higher fiber, nutrient-dense foods, healthy cooking methods, etc). We will discuss: menu planning quality fats how to minimize the salt how to cut the sugar, better choices […]

Fast and easy chicken with nut coating

Pistachio breaded chicken

This recipe took 15 minutes, start to finish and has just 3 ingredients. Oven-baked Pistachio-breaded chicken Chicken cutlets Dijon mustard, about 2 teaspoons per cutlet  Pistachios, ground to a fine meal, 1 tablespoon per cutlet 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet. (I use parchment paper for an […]

Simple, easy, tasty, healthy dessert

fast and easy Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberries and almonds go really well together. This stove-top method of making a cobbler is easy enough for pre-teens to make, and healthy enough to serve as a snack.

Lunch and Learn, version #4

This is a team building session with a scavenger hunt (see below), staged in the kitchen. Getting to know the kitchen and ingredients from a chef’s point of view. Here’s a timeline for a previous group: 2:30 – 3pm:  Arrival, introductions. 3:00: Do scavenger hunt in teams of 2 or 3 people. 3:20: Make 3 dishes, in teams […]

Lunch and Learn, version #3

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“Lunch and learns” are for employees who want to bring home the ease and grace of cooking healthfully. Eating for Health is by far the best health insurance one can buy, do, have. In this version, I offer 3 classes: Italian, Thai and a healthy breakfast. Check it out, perhaps you will want to do […]