The wonderful world of juices and smoothies at the Monta Vista Market

Watermelon spritzer Monta Vista Sunrise Green ginger juice …and so much more¬†were the concoctions created during my demo this past Sunday at the Monta Vista Market. I brought my Breville juice machine and my Vitamix (a high-speed blender). Thankfully the staff had no trouble keeping up with washing the produce, and rinsing out the juicer […]

Roasted Garlic, Squash, Tomato Bisque Soup

This soup is warming, suited for fall and winter. The color is bright orange-y red, w/brown topping. The texture is smooth, creamy, velvety with bits of tomatoes and squash.

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.

Cooking demo at Atherton Appliance and Kitchen

BlueStar cooking demo at Atherton Appliance Store

Chicken Marbella

A very yummy, satisfying Mediterranean chicken dish.

Asian Beef Short Ribs in Parchment Paper

The ribs steamed (in their own juices) for 3 hours… the meat fell off the bone, the flavors had plenty of time to rehearse and played a wonderful song on our tongues.

Raw: Creamy Caesar salad dressing

It’s good, just as it is.

Raw: Sweet & Sour Sesame Sauce

Holly cow – this goes really well with the ‘chicken nuggets’.

Raw: ‘un-Chicken’ nuggets

I think it’s really neat that the mixture turns nugget-like color after it dehydrates.

Raw – Pizza

Pineapple Pizzettes Veggie toppings: sliced zucchini, tomatoes, diced onion, bell peppers …. on a pineapple ring ‘crust’ *** Sun-dried Tomato Marinara RAW Sauce Combine all ingredients, including tomato soaking water, into food processor and puree until very thick and uniformly smooth. 1 cup sun-dried tomato, soaked in 2cups water for 1+ hour 1 fresh tomato […]