Cantaloupe chips (dehydrated slices)

As a child I could not stand the taste, nor the smell of cantaloupe. And, now, as an adult, I love it! And am I’m soooo glad that my experiment with some extra cantaloupe worked!

Strawberry Smoothie w/Pomegranate Vinegar

This was based on the “Strawberry Cream Sorbet” that I created back in February for a Dialog Dinner. I’ve served it many times since b/c it’s soooo good, people LOVE it. In my first concoction of this (in February) I used “Coconut Milk” and just last week, I also put in a bit of frozen feta cheese, for a more creamy, tart taste. YUM! …… also, just yesterday, I served it with blueberries, for the “French Laundry, Michelin-style Brunch” …. see image at this link.

Cilantro Truffle Butter w/Garlic Rosemary Bread

I came up with this about a month ago and served it, just yesterday (along with artisan pretzels) for my “French Laundry, Michelin-style Brunch.”

Tomato, Green Bean Chopped Salad w/White Truffle Oil and Pomegranate Vinegar

I made this dish for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. The Truffle Oil was too good to pass up… just sitting there, in the back shelf of Williams-Sonoma, where I was washing the produce from the Farmer’s Market. I just HAD to use it. I […]

Spicy Asian Bok Choy Chopped Salad

I made this salad for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. This Salad is based on the Bok Choy Chopped Salad I created for Intel, June 21, 22. Customers really enjoyed this fresh, crunchy, spicy salad … you will too, if you enjoy a soy […]

Cooking demo, Williams-Sonoma, July 10th

We found wonderful looking, enticing produce at the Los Gatos Farmer’s Market this morning for my cooking demo at Williams-Sonoma (WS). First, we (me and my group) walked through the entire market without buying a single thing. We said HELLO to the vendors while looking for new, different, intriguing foods. Then, got down to business. […]

Raw: Dehydrated Kale Chips #2

Here’s another version of my kale chips. The batter is a classic, with cashews, red bell pepper and nutritional yeast.

Raw: Pad Thai #2

Another version of my Raw Pad Thai, served at a 3-day retreat.

Bok Choy and Tomato Salad w/Garlic and Lime

This chopped salad looks like, smells like and pretty much tastes like a salsa or chutney. I chose to make it this way to show that Bok Choy is a great replacement for those who’d rather avoid raw onions. The Bok Choy offers the look and the crunch, but not the sharp taste that comes (and lingers) from onions.

Fruit Soup with Almond Butter

I came up with this concoction for Intel’s guest chef demo. My goal is to show the beauty and ease of cooking out of a box… a CSA box, that is. This ‘soup’ is thin enough to drink from a glass, and thick enough to eat with a spoon.