Cooking classes: classic dishes for the home cook to know

My cooking classes varies from student to student.

Some students want to learn how to cook without recipes, and in that case I teach specific cooking styles. Click here to see “Cooking Methods for the Home Cook to Know.”

Other students want to learn classic traditional recipes, here is a list with some of the dishes I’ve made with students. I’ve divided them into categories for salads, on the stove top and in the oven; and vegetables and meats.

Kale Salad cooked with "salt"

Salads with veggies


  • Kale salad with veggies
  • Chopped veggie salad w/ginger and lemon
  • Caesar Salad
  • Pressed Salad
  • Caprese Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Greek Salad
  • Israeli Salad
  • Tabbouleh, Tabouli
  • Spring rolls with rice paper wraps
  • Nori rolls with veggies

    Salads with meat, poultry, fish


  • Nicoise Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Tuna Salad
  • Crab Louis Salad
  • Curry Chicken Salad
  • Cobb Salad
  • Antipasto
  • Laab Salad/Larb SaladSauteed veggies: chard, zucchini, celery

    On the stove top: veggies


  • Sauteed chard, veggies
  • Sauteed Broccoli and Bok Choy
  • Vietnamese Collards wrapped spring rolls
  • Curry Kale and Cabbage
  • Sauteed mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots
  • Steamed mashed cauliflower w/butter and nutmeg
  • Creamed spinach and kaleBraised chicken and veggies

    On the stove top: meat, poultry, fish


  • Braised chicken and veggies
  • Moroccan Lamb Stew
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Herb-crusted Halibut w/mango lime jalapeno sauce
  • Filet Mignon w/mushroom red wine reduction sauce
  • Larb Thai Chicken
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Butter Chicken
  • Orange Chicken (similar to Panda Express)
  • Salmon Marbella
  • Korean Beef Bowl

    In the oven: veggies


  • Roasted veggies (with any herbs, spices)
  • Roasted butternut squash
  • Roasted cabbage

    In the oven: meat, poultry, fish


  • Roasted Chicken and Veggies
  • Turkey Meatballs w/lemon orange glaze
  • Roast beef
  • Beef Cabbage rolls
  • Mexican Shredded Beef