Mystery Bag Challenge, team building cooking party

Description: Mystery Bag Challenge, a team building cooking party Or just a fun way to spend time with your friends. 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 each team the working relationships, i.e. collaborations, […]

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. [Show as slideshow]  

Photo gallery, dinner for 12, a 6-course meal

dinner for 12, halibut with mango jalapeno, marinated carrots

A 6-course birthday dinner for 12 ….carrots stuffed with mousse, salad with wrapped bread sticks, halibut with mango jalapeno sauce, a sweet sour palate cleanser, filet mignon with grilled homemade polenta, apple galette with mango opaline.

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 […]