Cooking with Mario

Here are images of the meals I cooked with Mario during our 3 cooking lessons. He wanted quick, easy, tasty meals.

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.

Cook Outside the Box “SPICE class” recipes

Spices R us! We made outstanding tasting food! Photos and more info to come.

Bulletproof soups

Bulletproof soup

Here are 30+ images to show a variety of soups. Soups are easy to make, easy to adjust the flavors, easy to reheat, easy to take with you.

Bulletproof loafs

Bulletproof loaf

Here are photos to illustrate how to make Bulletproof baked loafs (loaves).

How to make a stove-top cobbler

Cooking a fruit cobbler on the stove top is one of the easiest summertime cooked desserts I can think of…. stone fruits, berries and apples can be used, along with a variety of batters. The prep work is not laborious, it’s easy to put together and it cooks pretty fast (under 20 minutes). I’m hoping […]

“Chop, Stuff and Roll” at the Monta Vista Market cooking demo

“Chop, Stuff ‘n Roll” will be the first dish I make this Sunday, June 10th. Come in at 1pm to see how easy it is to make: Egg rolls, stuffed with carrots, cabbage and mushrooms, with a pumped up Annie’s Sesame Ginger dipping sauce.

Cooking demo at Atherton Appliance: Italian cuisine on the Bertazzoni

2 June, Saturday

Buttery, yet not butter, Broccoli Leek Soup

This blended — yet chunky, paleo, yet vegan soup — really satisfies the palate in taste and texture — such as: greenyness, butteryness, chunkyness, creaminess. And it’s quick and simple. I decided to use coconut oil for the flavor (vegans will enjoy this), yet wanted that butteryness — so — I reached for the fenugreek. […]

What to do with under-ripe fruit

We are starting to see the first pickings of our summer fruits yet they lack the complex flavors, juiciness and sweetness that we soooo enjoy of tree-ripened fruits. I urge you not to pass them up, they have plenty of nutrients for us. Here are 7 ways to bring in some complexity, draw out their juices and give’m a bit of sweet boost.