My first chef competition

About the competition The Recipe, a PDF The Media: Mercury News

Mystery Bag Challenge, team building cooking party

Description: Mystery Basket 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, […]

Cooking class, appetizer competition

Cooking class, hands on, food competition

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

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!

Flank Steak Crostini

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.

Recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers like you’ve never seen before

Cook in a small saute pan, on medium to medium low heat until underside is toasty brown. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes, or until cooked through.

First of all, I will apologize for the not-so-workable slide shows in the post. It was a test, something new to try, clearly the software needs more work. The theme I picked for my recent cooking demo at Monta Vista Market was “Thanksgiving Leftovers.” And I gave myself the challenge of coming up with unique […]

Bulletproof Bacon Wraps

Bulletproof bacon wraps with liver pate

A snack, appetizer and dessert! Best way to eat these is to pop’m in your mouth and have fun chewing and savoring the flavors and textures.

An almost complete guide to using tomatoes

Options aplenty! Here’s an almost complete guide to using tomatoes: whole, chopped, sliced and blended. Several recipes, too, ones that might be unique to you. Enjoy!

It’s time to get to know this new kid on the block: Kiwi Berries (hardy kiwis)

These pop-in-your-mouth miniature-kiwi-like fruit are gaining popularity with the young and old, chefs and farmers. They are showing up more and more places and are now available (Sept 19th through October) at Monta Vista Market, in Cupertino, see location and contact info, below.

raw Zucchini Onion Bread with figs and seeds

Here are photos of my recent Dehydrated Bread yummies: