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6-course dinner for four

Persimmons, cardamom ice cream, pots de creme

Here is a menu and images for a 6-course private dinner party for four.

Resistant Starch Potatoes, Sour Cream with Coconut Milk

Potatoes with coconut milk sour cream

YES – potatoes are back in favor… firm not soft, that is. The firm potato gets a thumbs up from many health care practitioners. The overcooked potato gets a thumbs down. And you won’t believe this sour cream is coconut milk! — the sour and herbs trump the coconut flavor!

No Bake Coconut Pots de Creme (dairy free)

coconut pots de creme (dairy free)

So thick you can eat it with a fork. This was the dessert for the Food Mood Connection Lunch and Learn. Click here to read the workshop and see the other lunch recipes. No Bake Coconut Pots de Creme (dairy free) Ingredients 6 oz bittersweet chocolate —– 1 can (14 oz) full-fat coconut cream 2 […]

Tabbouleh Salad with Riced Cauliflower

Tabbouleh cauliflower1

This recipe is uses cauliflower in place of bulgar (or couscous, rice) as is traditionally used in a Tabbouleh Salad.

Lunch and Learn at Sports Basement with Marcia Sivek

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Boats

A Lunch and Learn with Marcia Sivek at the Sports Basement. Topic: The Food Mood Connection.

Classic dishes for the home cook to know

Sauteed veggies: chard, zucchini, celery

My cooking classes varies from student to student. Some students want to learn how to cook without recipes, and in that case I teach specific cooking styles. Click here to see “Cooking Methods for the Home Cook to Know.” Other students want to learn classic traditional recipes, here is a list with some of the […]

Cooking Methods for the Home Cook to Know


Cooking methods information goes here. Information to come. Click here for “Classic dishes for the home cook to know” Bake Blanching Blending Braises Broiling Dehydrating Fermenting Freezing Frying Juicing Marinating Reducing Roasting Sauteing Searing Simmering Speed cooking Steaming

Cooking with Mario

#5 Halibut en Papillote

Here are images of the meals I cooked with Mario during our 3 cooking lessons. He wanted quick, easy, tasty meals.

Cooking demos at appliance stores, gallery


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]