3 soups in 3 minutes in the Instant Pot

3 soupsĀ in 3-minutes in the Instant Pot (1) Pour in 1 cup of broth, and turn IP on Pressure Cook : HIGH : 3 minutes. Option: add FROZEN fish pieces, or FROZEN chicken tenders (small pieces) (2) Add medium-size chunks of veggies up to the fill line. Broccoli should be frozen because 3 minutes will […]

Elixir: honey lemon ginger cayenne, an antioxidant and immune booster

  Start your day, and end your day with this warming, immune-boosting drink. My version is quite simple, using 2's of everything. I don't care for too much cayenne, so I only use 2 small pinches. Lemon, Ginger, Cayenne, with honey I’ve been drinking this elixir since mid-February when I was introduced to the “I […]

My first chef competition

About the competition The Recipe, a PDF The Media: Mercury News

Acorn flour: recipes, buy, make

Using acorn flour, and other native edibles.

Mystery Basket Challenge

Mystery Basket Challenge, a fun, engaging cooking experience Here are a few pics from previous events: This is a 2-hour food competition and mingling event. This team building experience is very quick, and engaging, making fast decisions, creating a product (appetizers). Within each team the working relationships, i.e. collaborations, are immediate: ideas exchanged and decisions […]

Cooking lesson: salads and salad dressings

A lesson plan for learning the fundamentals of Salads and Salad Dressings

Tomato-free Thousand Island Dressing

This “tomato-free” Thousand Island Dressing is for those who want to avoid the nightshades. It fits the Auto-Immune Paleo plans that includes mustard, substitutions for mustard are included.

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.

Cooking lesson: Braised Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

This cooking lesson plan is for those who want healthy FAST and EASY cooking …cooking chicken on the stovetop while the vegetables are cooking in the oven.

Cooking lesson: Healthy Eggs and Pancakes

A cooking lesson plan for making healthy eggs and grain-free pancakes.