Sole dinner w/kale salad and a caprese salad

Fish dinner with culinary student was a success! He can use the parchment paper cooking method for many other dishes. He has plenty of Basil Butter to use on other dishes like soups, fish, meats, salads – too!

Romaine Lettuce Boats w/Lentils, Quinoa and Dairy-free Alfredo Sauce

Here’s a unique way to serve grains and legumes. The colors are green (lettuce), brown, tan, white sauce, topped with green and red. The textures are grain-y, creamy, watery crunch.
Can be made the day before, and then put into lettuce boats the day of. Top with meat, poultry or fish for other sources of protein.

Sweet’n Sour Root Vegetables with orange and ginger

Guest chef at AT&T

I will serve this side dish at AT&T’s cafeteria in San Ramon. That morning, I’ll give a motivational talk to 120 employees — how to get to a new automatic pilot in the kitchen, making food, for a healthy, happy, productive, quality life.

Relaxed Kale and Purple Cabbage Salad

This is a wilted salad, the kale is ‘cooked’ with lemon and salt (an acid and alkaline). The colors are dark and light green, purple (w/touch of white), black, brown. The textures are leafy, crunchy, soft. Can be made 2-3 days ahead of serving. although the pumpkin seed oil, parsley, pecans and seaweed ought to be added the day of.

5-course, pretty much Paleo, gourmet lunch

5-course luncheon for 2 people (well, 3 people if you count me, yet I ate after they had their dessert course).

Lettuce Wraps w/carrots, potatoes and a mock Tarragon Truffle Mayo

A mock mayo (dairy free and egg free) with truffle oil and tarragon … yummmmmmmm.

“Owning your power as a female leader” event at Stillheart

Here is a photo gallery of one-day event I catered at Stillheart Retreat Center. I only wish I could have also participated in the program — Phyllis and Laurie were fabulous to work with, and everyone had such glowing faces throughout the day — nourished by the workshop and the food.

Healthy salads, salad dressings, salad fixings

Tips for salad makeovers! I’ll be meeting with a new culinary student in the kitchen who needs/wants to add ‘life’ to her salads. AND, she wants to have ideas as to what to eat while she is in recovery, strengthening her lungs, liver and gallbladder.

It’s a matter of taste, the salad

Announcing the second course (the salad) to 44 people at the Eucalyptus Magazine RAW dinner at Stillheart Institute, Woodside. “It’s a Matter of Taste” …. is a title of a documentary on HBO that shows the success of Paul Liebrandt, who now has a 2-star Michelin-rated restaurant in New York City, called Corton. This film shows […]

Eucalyptus Magazine’s raw dinner, Stillheart Institute

Recap of Raw dinner for 44 people, with photos and links to recipes.