Here are cooking methods

Eventually, I’ll have each of these linked to their own page with detail information.

On the stove top:

  1. Blanch
  2. Braise
  3. Fry
  4. Reduce
  5. Saute
  6. Sear
  7. Simmer
  8. Steam

In the oven:

  1. Bake
  2. Braises
  3. Broil
  4. Roast

And these processes:

  1. Batch cooking
  2. Blending
  3. Dehydrating
  4. Fermenting
  5. Freezing
  6. Juicing
  7. Marinating
  8. Speed cooking

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“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”
Chinese proverb

Learn What to Cook for Dinner: using cooking methods or recipes

I teach these two approaches to cooking, and I urge you to know both:

1) Using recipes

The benefit of using RECIPES is so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You can see what other people are doing with specific ingredients, temperatures, length of time, etc. You have a safe bet that following their directions is going to work.

The drawback of using recipes is that they are limiting because you get one dish. UNLESS you understand the principles of the recipe — the cooking method.

2) Using cooking methods

In order to alter a recipe, create your own, or improvise as you go, you will need to:

  • have an understanding of cooking methods (especially the specific cooking method that the recipe is using)
  • be able to predict an outcome when you change ingredients and elements of the recipe

My goal is for you to be autonomous in the kitchen, to be able to make decisions easily and with certainty. And this can only be obtained by teaching you what to expect with each cooking method. Once you have the understanding of how heat and time changes food, then you will be able to put the cookbooks away, and create your own favorite dishes.

Knowing the fundamentals of science and cooking is the secret to all good cooks. Just let me know the level of science you want to know and I will customize my talking points for you.


You’ll feel so much better once you are eating foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. You may be feeling overwhelmed. You’re afraid you don’t have the time. Or maybe you don’t enjoy cooking. Or you think wholesome, healthy foods cost way too much.

Here’s the good news:

  • Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be drudgery.
  • It doesn’t have to be expensive.
  • It doesn’t have to be time-consuming.
  • Healthy foods can be as hale and hearty as regular comfort food.

Not to mention fast, fun, and—oh, so scrumptious!

Are you ready for something different? Would you like to take your health to the next level? Then I invite you into my kitchen—or I can come to yours. Together, we can create a customized menu for you that meets your particular health and medical needs. I can work with your nutritionist or doctor, or I can draw up a dietary plan for you based on your personal preferences and needs.

Do you need to be gluten free? Dairy free? Sugar free?

Want help with food substitutions? Do you want to have fun modifying recipes? I can help you with that and more!

I have special expertise in designing and preparing recipes and meals for these diets.