How to get out of a cooking rut

Here are solutions for those of you who are in a cooking rut. Are you bored and need inspiration? Do you need to know different cooking methods? Are you busy and need shortcuts? Is your food lacking flavor? Are you dieting and have limited food choices? …these tips will help you.

Knife Skills Class

As a “personal trainer for your kitchen,” it is my goal to build your culinary muscles and show you tools and techniques for success.

The most coveted of techniques: KNIFE SKILLS.

I will quickly cover the basics: the design of the chef knife, how to hold a chef knife, and the uses of a chef knife. And then, we will start slicing and dicing.

I’m excited to show you how to cut a bell pepper! …and avoid all the seeds.

Class: 20-minute Soup

Mexican Tortilla Soup, sour cream, carrots, chicken

This online class is for those who want to cook a 20-minute soup WITH me. And you get to choose the ingredients and flavors. Check your pantry and fridge — you might have all you need!

Virtual Tip Jar

Thank you for dropping $$ into my Virtual Tip Jar. All tips will go towards essential needs during this time of “Shelter in Place.”

How to season food

This blog post contains notes for a Zoom video event with my MeetUp group on April 4, 2020. This is an overview of Flavors, in regards to “seasonings.” Note: the term flavors actually refers to the “…intersection of taste, aroma, and sensory elements including texture, sound, appearance and temperature.” Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, by Samin Nosrat, […]

20 min shopping, 2 weeks of food, 28 meals

20 minutes planning. 20 minutes shopping. For 2 weeks of food, 28 meals. This blog post is to help you meal plan, get in and out of the store quickly, and what to do when you’re back at home. Here is an old post:  HOW TO PLAN A MENU, worthy yet needs updating. My 2-week […]

3 soups in 3 minutes in the Instant Pot

3 soups in 3-minutes in the Instant Pot (1) Pour in 1 cup of broth, and turn IP on Pressure Cook : HIGH : 3 minutes. Option: add FROZEN fish pieces, or FROZEN chicken tenders (small pieces) (2) Add medium-size chunks of veggies up to the fill line. Broccoli should be frozen because 3 minutes will […]

Long-lasting fresh produce

Storing food in the refrigerator

Food-storage tips I have used this method for YEARS and my veggies will last quite some time before going bad. Before I start, I wanted to share this worthy article: Complete Guide to Storing Food in the Fridge First — to explain why I do what I do: Veggies need a humid environment to stay […]

Boost Your Immune System Cooking Class

A cooking class to Boost Your Immune System Click here to book this class. This is a 3-hour PRIVATE cooking class for 1 or 2 people. Do you want more nutrition for your immune system to be the best it can be? This class is all about immune-boosting foods. And I also want you to […]