How to make a stove-top cobbler

Cooking a fruit cobbler on the stove top is one of the easiest summertime cooked desserts I can think of…. stone fruits, berries and apples can be used, along with a variety of batters. The prep work is not laborious, it’s easy to put together and it cooks pretty fast (under 20 minutes). I’m hoping […]

How to make braised bok choy

As a therapeutic chef I look for ways to minimize harmful affects of cooking — and the maillard reaction and fond are two that I avoid when cooking for those who have a health challenge. Both are coveted by most chefs (including me) for both visual appeal and taste satisfaction. So, I’ve challenged myself to come up with ways in which to create the look of browned food and to create the umami flavor in my food. You’ll be able to read more about this in my upcoming book: The Bulletproof Upgraded Chef (available online, soon!).

“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.

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.

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.”

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. […]

Chicken Piccata (Picatta), for 16 servings

The best Chicken Picatta EVER. … the texture, the flavors … hopefully you’ll have a chance to second my opinion.