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 […]

Candied Orange Peel and Ginger with Tamarind Paste

Candied Orange Peel generally has a lot of sugar…. so, I came up with my own sugar-free version. It is just as good as the real deal: just as sweet, just as intriguing, intense, enjoyable.

Baked figs with chocolate, bacon, goat cheese, and candied orange peel and ginger

An exceptional mix of flavors, textures and temperatures.

Cooking demo at Atherton Appliance and Kitchen

BlueStar cooking demo at Atherton Appliance Store

Raw: Walnut Cream

Here’s a dairy-free raw whipped cream…. with walnuts, an orange and a date. (Based on Juliano’s Walnut Whipped Cream.)

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.

Baked Fig w/goat cheese, orange peel and mint

“Exotic, luscious, orchestra of flavors” were the words used to describe this appetizer at last night’s Dialog Dinner in Lafayette.

Edamame with Orange Onion Cream Sauce

10 minutes?!… just 10 minutes to put a potluck item together? Okay, first thing – what foods do I have.

Indian-inspired veggies, and a burger

I swear, some of the best meals – ever – come from what is found in the fridge, freezer and pantry. Stacey and I were verrry pleased with our lunch today.

Raw: ‘un-Chicken’ nuggets

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