Resistant Starch Potatoes, Sour Cream with Coconut Milk

YES – potatoes are back in favor… firm not soft, that is. The firm potato gets a thumbs up from many health care practitioners. The overcooked potato gets a thumbs down. And you won’t believe this sour cream is coconut milk! — the sour and herbs trump the coconut flavor!

No Bake Coconut Pots de Creme (dairy free)

coconut pots de creme (dairy free)

So thick you can eat it with a fork. This was the dessert for the Food Mood Connection Lunch and Learn. Click here to read the workshop and see the other lunch recipes. No Bake Coconut Pots de Creme (dairy free) Ingredients 6 oz bittersweet chocolate —– 1 can (14 oz) full-fat coconut cream 2 […]

Tabbouleh Salad with Riced Cauliflower

This recipe uses cauliflower in place of bulgar (or couscous, rice) as is traditionally used in a Tabbouleh Salad.

Lunch and Learn at Sports Basement with Marcia Sivek

Chicken and Egg Salad Lettuce Boats

A Lunch and Learn with Marcia Sivek at the Sports Basement. Topic: The Food Mood Connection.

Cooking demos, guest chef, photo gallery

Here are Cooking Demo images at corporate events. Hover to see the title. Click to enlarge.  

Photo gallery, dinner for 12, a 6-course meal

dinner for 12, halibut with mango jalapeno, marinated carrots

A 6-course birthday dinner for 12 ….carrots stuffed with mousse, salad with wrapped bread sticks, halibut with mango jalapeno sauce, a sweet sour palate cleanser, filet mignon with grilled homemade polenta, apple galette with mango opaline.

Guest speaker: Kaiser’s weight management group

Kaiser Permanente, San Jose “Menu planning and Recipe Modification” for their 30-week Weight Management group. We’ll talk about their favorite recipes and how to modify them, make’m healthier (healthy fats, higher fiber, nutrient-dense foods, healthy cooking methods, etc). We will discuss: menu planning quality fats how to minimize the salt how to cut the sugar, better choices […]

Lunch and Learn, version #4

scavenger hunt lunch and learn

This is a team building session with a scavenger hunt (see below), staged in the kitchen. Getting to know the kitchen and ingredients from a chef’s point of view. Here’s a timeline for a previous group: 2:30 – 3pm:  Arrival, introductions. 3:00: Do scavenger hunt in teams of 2 or 3 people. 3:20: Make 3 dishes, in teams […]

Lunch and Learn, version #3

“Lunch and learns” are for employees who want to bring home the ease and grace of cooking healthfully. Eating for Health is by far the best health insurance one can buy, do, have. In this version, I offer 3 classes: Italian, Thai and a healthy breakfast. Check it out, perhaps you will want to do […]

Lunch and Learn, version #2

homemade protein bars

Homemade protein bars. At the end of this demo employees will know: Why protein bars are a good snack How and why to choose nuts, dried fruits, protein powders The health benefits of nuts, fruit, powders, flavors How to make protein-rich bars and avoid making a fruit bar How to sustain energy Healthy symptoms of sustained […]