My first chef competition

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

Acorn flour: recipes, buy, make

Using acorn flour, and other native edibles.

Jalapeno Mango Cilantro Lime Dressing

A salad dressing that is tangy, fresh, bright and heated. Good any time of year. Good on salad, fish, chicken, pork.

Cooking lesson: salads and salad dressings

A lesson plan for learning the fundamentals of Salads and Salad Dressings

Sweet and Savory Smoothies with Minimal Fruit

Here is a guide to making SWEET and SAVORY smoothies — with minimizing the fruit and maximizing the veggies.

Tomato-free Thousand Island Dressing

This “tomato-free” Thousand Island Dressing is for those who want to avoid the nightshades. It fits the Auto-Immune Paleo plans that includes mustard, substitutions for mustard are included.

How to sear fish fillet or steak

Learn how to sear fish fillets and steaks: this is a basic recipe, and the notes include tips and tricks.

Cooking lesson: Braised Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want healthy FAST and EASY cooking …cooking chicken on the stovetop while the vegetables are cooking in the oven.

Cooking lesson: the basics of poaching, steaming and seasoning

Choose this cooking lesson to learn the basics of poaching, steaming and seasoning.

Cooking lesson: knife skills and searing, sauteing, braising

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want to cover the basics of knife skills, and 3 stove-top cooking methods, using chicken, veggies and dried herbs.