Plating Magic – finding your artistic flare

This is a class for chefs who already know what it means to make great meals but have yet to discover how to make them look on the plate as wonderful as they taste to the palate. Learn what it means to add the sense of sight to taste and smell to produce dishes that are distinctively who you are and express both your cooking expertise and your esthetic sense.

Mystery Bag Challenge, team building cooking party

Mystery Basket Challenge, a team building cooking experience and, a fun way to spend time with friends. Here are a few pics of what teams have made: This is a 1-hour competition and mingling event. This team building experience is very quick, and engaging, making fast decisions, creating a product (appetizer) within 20 minutes. Within […]

Mystery Basket “Chopped” competition

Cooking class, 9 people, the food4a.jpg

A fun foodie competition – just 20 minutes to finish a dish.

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.

Sour Cream made with Coconut Milk

Sour Cream with Coconut Milk Ingredients 1 can (14oz) full-fat coconut milk (or Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream) 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 Tbls ground dried herbs (any variety, see NOTES below) Directions 1) Blend all ingredients together. (Best results in a food processor.) 2) SLice the potatoes to 1/4-inch […]

Resistant Starch Potatoes, Sour Cream with Coconut Milk

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

This recipe 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.

Cooking demos, guest chef, photo gallery

Here are Cooking Demo images at corporate events. Hover to see the title. Click to enlarge.