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.

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 […]

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 […]

How to become a good cook

How to become fluent in the kitchen “Hello, I am a personal trainer for your kitchen. My goal is to elevate your comfort level in the kitchen by replacing effort with skill. Sharing information on cooking methods (rather than recipes) is what I do to help you think like a chef.  My focus is on […]

Reinventing leftovers

“Encore Presentations” refresh • reinvent • reinvigorate your leftovers A cooking class dedicated to showing how to change leftovers into a newly inspired dish. Click here to book this class. This is a 3-hour PRIVATE cooking class for up to 6 people. “Encore Presentations: Bringing back leftovers with renewed flare!” News flash! –leftovers do not […]

Covid-19 cooking class series

This 7-part series was inspired by this TedX talk: Coronavirus Is Our Future, by Alanna Shaikh Global health expert Alanna Shaikh talks about the current status of the 2019 nCov coronavirus outbreak and what this can teach us about the epidemics yet to come. Alanna Shaikh is a global health consultant and executive coach who […]

How to make your own healthy smoothie (low carb)

Here are ideas for SWEET and SAVORY smoothies​.​ On the sweet side green smoothie, a template: see below for examples of each GREEN LEAVES: 2 handfuls, thick stems removed FRUIT: 1 small fruit FAT: 1 Tbls coconut oil, or 5 nuts LIQUID: 1 cup water SALT: 1 or 2 pinch salt FLAVORS: this is optional, […]

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.

How to make Bulletproof coffee

How to make Bulletproof buttered coffee

Butter in the coffee? –oooooh yes! See how I make my Bulletproof buttered coffee. Go to the end of this post to buy products including his just-released Bulletproof Diet book. And good news, if you buy now you’ll get Dave’s and my cookbook as one of the extra bonuses. So buy now!