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.

Bones, don’t throw’m away

Best thing to do with leftover bones ….. is to make soup broth.

What to expect on a Farmer’s Market tour with Joni

Market tours in Redwood City and Los Gatos.

Private cooking lesson: Meat, the shopping list

I’ll be with a cooking student this coming Tuesday. She wants to learn different methods to make meats. Click here to see the 6 dishes I suggested to her. Below is the shopping list for the 3 dishes she chose to make: Asian Beef Short Ribs with Chinese 5 Spice and fig red wine reduction […]

Chicken Marbella

A very yummy, satisfying Mediterranean chicken dish.

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Raw Vanilla Banana Pudding with Cashews

This simple, rich-tasty treat is not only for the youngsters… it’s for us adults, too. You’ll see, I’m sure you’ll agree. See below for raw and cooked substitutions for reducing the amount of cashews, choosing a flavored soaking liquid, and using different fruit. Mix in blender or food processor: 1 cup cashews, soaked in 1 […]

Raw Thai Basil Bites with Bell Pepper Chips

Simple, sweet, refreshing… Cut a bell pepper into bite-size squares. (See video below: How to cut a bell pepper with no seed mess.) Add a dollop of Pad Thai sauce to each square, see recipe, below. Top with fresh basil leaf. Pad Thai sauce Mix in blender or food processor: 1/2 can coconut milk (solids […]

RAW Marinara Sauce over Zucchini Noodles

Mix well in a blender or food processor: 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 red bell pepper, choppped 1/4 cup olive oil 2 clove garlic (minced if using food processor) 2 medjool dates (minced if using food processor) 1 tbls sun-dried tomato flakes 1 tbls vinegar (or lemon juice, orange juice or crushed pineapple) 2 tsp onion […]

Raw Sauces, Dips, Puddings

  “Success with Spices, Herbs and Salts: Culinary Secrets for Raw Foods” Free demo 20 May, Friday, noon – 2pm The raw food demo at Williams-Sonoma, Stanford went swimmingly today. The consensus was – is that raw food “tastes really good!” I used spices, herbs and toppings from Williams-Sonoma’s spice shelf … and each of […]