May 2nd “Cook from the Box” class

Food, knives and board are ready for tonight’s “Cook From The Box” class. Am super curious what we will create, we got rhubarb in the box this week and I’m hoping we make my 10-minute stove-top rhubarb pie, the recipe is on my food blog, click here to see it. Produce in the box this […]

10-minute Rhubarb Strawberry stove-top Pie

Marinated grapefruit and a fruit salad came to mind when I saw Monta Vista Market’s produce specials this week. Another dish that came to mind was one that I created while doing a cooking demo at Monta Vista Market this past Sunday: 10-minute Rhubarb Strawberry stove-top Pie.

Sweet-Spiced Pear Aspic with cake mix crust

This dessert brings to mind my friend’s mantra: “YUMMMMMMERs.” It’s guilt free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, low carb. This recipe requires a bit of attention and time — it has 3 stages: bake, simmer and refrigerate. AND — no, you can’t taste the flavor of the white beans.

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb cake

It’s chewy, it’s guilt free, it’s gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb cake. Can be cookies, muffins, crust, cake. Sooooo simple!

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free fudge brownies

Gluten free, fat free, dairy free, egg free, low carb fudge brownies TOTALLY guilt free, TOTALLY easy, TOTALLY ‘fun’ for all ages. I call’m “fudge brownies” because the beans make a very dense chewy brownie and the addition of the coffee (I used a concentrated decaf) brings out the chocolate flavor without adding more chocolate. […]

Plum, Apple, Thyme Slush (or Soup)

A wonderfully refreshing drink. The thyme pulls it away from being a breakfast. And, it’s just too sweet to call it breakfast, unless you use berries and reduce the amount to a 1/2 cup. This version is good for a summer afternoon or evening. Also included is a Bulletproof version.

Raw appetizers: Raviolis, Cannellonis, Creamsicle, Chocolate Mousse

Holiday appetizers can come in a variety of forms and flavors… here are mine, that I created for the “Raw Food Connection” potluck in Monterey this past weekend.

Dehydrated Roasted Apple, Smoked Bacon, Raspberry Bites

Yum on the tongue…. for an amuse bouche, appetizer …or… dessert.

Baked figs with chocolate, bacon, goat cheese, and candied orange peel and ginger

An exceptional mix of flavors, textures and temperatures.

Spiced Stove-top Peach Cobbler w/Blueberries and Feta

It’s PEACH season folks… here’s a way to amp up your Peach Cobbler with blueberries, feta cheese and spice….. yummmmmmmmmmmmm.