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 […]

Dinner for executives in Livermore

I’m excited to serve a 5-course meal for six at a private residence in Livermore for their annual holiday party. Based on our conversation I created two menus — one is an “Asian Fusion” and the other is “California Spa.” Each item has a link to provide a visual of what I’m thinking of, I’ll […]

Beauty and the Leftover Feast

The feast starts with the Thanksgiving meal, but it certainly doesn’t end there. It’s just the beginning of an adventure designed by you the cook for re-purposing the glorious leftover food.

Chef for silence, yoga, meditation retreat

Food, menu, served at 4 day retreat

Here is a photo gallery of the food I made for a 4-day silent retreat. Scroll down to read the recipe cards for each dish, see my shadow, see the sunset, and read about the retreat. Silence is the deepest and most authentic form of communication, both with others and within ourselves. It is the language that transcends the constant noise of our minds and allows us to experience our true Self, that purest state of Being, a state of peace, joy, and love.

One week menu for JumpStartMD diet

Here’s a one-week menu plan for a client who is doing the JumpStartMD diet. She wants to lose weight, pronto, and this diet will keep her on tract, it’s varied veggies, low carb, healthy fats and protein. This menu includes dinners for the weekdays (lunches will be at her company). Includes snacks for at home […]

Cooking class, 10 people, 3 items

Cooking class, 10 people

This was a cooking class for the home-care workers of one of South Bay’s premier Elder In-home Care services. It was a training for the caregivers so that they can provide healthy food to their elder clients.