Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cook Day 03-02-11

My client wanted to expand their taste of grains.  So, I made them a millet pilaf.  Millet has been around for over 10,000 years.  It is packed with protein, B vitamins, minerals and is gluten-free.

Here is the picture menu:

Citrus Chicken with Millet Pilaf

Citrus Chicken Tofu with Millet Pilaf

Skillet Whole Wheat Gnocchi with Spinach and White Beans

Homemade Calazones

What is you favorite grain?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cooking Class

Yesterday, I took a Cuisine du Jour cooking class at Trevarrow, Inc.  The May class is always "Outdoor Entertaining".  Chef Chris Hessler is the Corporate Chef for Kruse & Muer Restaurants and a wonderful culinary teacher.

Here is the picture menu from the class:

Grilling Pizza Dough

Grilled Pizza with Fresh Roma Tomatoes, Basil Pesto,
Montrachet Goat Cheese, Mozzarella,
Muenster  Cheeseswith a Balsamic Drizzle

Classic BBQ Chicken

Classic BBQ Chicken with Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Chef Chris
Grilling Fillets and Portabella Mushrooms

Chef Chris
Filling Portabella Mushrooms with Boursin Cheese

Grilled Portabella Boursin Fillets with
Traditional Bourdelaise Sauce on a
Crispy Potato Pancakes

Grilling Atlantic Salmon on Cedar Planks

Cedar Plank Maple Glazed Atlantic Salmon with
Apricot and Dried Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Shanghai BBQ Baby Back Ribs with
Oriental Apple Cole Slaw with Toasted Almonds

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries
and Mango Sauce

Which meal can I make for you?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cook Day 02-28-11

I have been testing lamb recipes lately because my clients have requested it.  So the recipes I tested first were from the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) database. These recipes have been used by personal chefs for 25 years. What a surprise to me (and my husband) that we like lamb.  I am so glad my clients requested a rack of lamb dinner.

Here is the picture menu:

Agave and Garlic Roasted Lamb

Summer Black Eyed Peas Salad

Vegetable Curry

Tofu Vegetable Curry

What is your favorite lamb recipe?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cook Day 02-23-11

When I make Mexican food I love the flavors of Tequila and Lime together.  Now my clients like it too.

Here is the picture menu:

Tequila Lime Chicken with Latin Quinoa

Tequila Lime Tofu Chicken with Latin Quinoa

Asian Mixed Mushroom with Asian Infused Farro Salad

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cook Day 02-21-11

I like chicken, but I enjoy eating pork tenderloin more.  My husband likes to eat chicken at least three times in a week, but I love to surprise him with pork! 

My clients only like to eat pork once in a while, but they do like to request this pork tenderloin meal.

Here is a picture menu:

Pork Tenderloin with WW Couscous with Peas and Carrots

Vegan Portobella Mushroom with WW Couscous with Peas and Carrots

Catfish with Dijon Topping with Orzo and Mushrooms

Vegan Tofu with Dijon Topping with Orzo and Mushrooms

Which is your favorite, chicken or pork tenderloin?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cook Day 02-16-11

My favorite Italian comfort food is lasagna.  Lovely layers of tomato sauce, creamy ricotta, cheese and more cheese.

Here is a picture menu:

Turkey Lasagna

Vegan Tofu Lasagna

Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Vegan Chicken Tofu and Broccoli

Red Snapper with Lemon Butter Sauce served over Brown and Wild Rice with Asparagus

Vegan Tofu with Lemon Butter served over Brown and Wild Rice with Asparagus

What is your favorite Italian comfort food?

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