Monday, July 25, 2011

Personal Chef Cook Day 04-04-11

My goal for any client is never to have the same meal twice, unless they request it.  That is what happened this week.

Here is a picture menu:

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes

Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Sweet and Sour Pork and Vegetables

Vegan Baked Sweet and Sour Portabella Mushrooms
and Vegetables

What dish can I make for you?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Personal Chef Cook Day 03-30-11

On this cook day, my client asked me to make three vegan meals for the rest of the week for her and her family.  She showed me her favorite cookbook and the three meals she wanted me to prepare.  I didn't mind at all, because that is what being a personal chef is all about.  The only thing that scared me was how her family was going to react.  Turns out, they enjoyed it, but wanted meat back in the menu next week.

Here is the picture menu:

Vegan French Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Vegan Tofu and Red Pepper Stir-Fry over Quinoa

Vegan Brown Rice and Vegetable Salad

Vegan Cucumber-Radish Slaw with Mint Vinaigrette

If you would like to try Vegan or Vegetarian dinners, please contact me for a quote.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Personal Chef Cook Day 03-28-11

Grilling beef makes it so tasty.  My clients enjoy filet mignon on the grill with roasted garlic fingerling potatoes. 

Here is the picture menu:

Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes

Beef Tofu with Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes

Seared Pork Chop

Seared Portabella Mushroom Caps

Vegan Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad

What is your favorite meat to grill?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Personal Chef Recipe Testing 07-01-2011

For the last two days I have been doing some recipe testing. 

Since I love the flavors of ginger, garlic, lime juice and cilantro, I found a cold Vietnamese Shrimp dish.  Wow, it was so good!  It had the right balance of salt, sweet and spice.  Great for a hot summer day.

Next I made No Dairy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.  It is made with unsweetened coconut milk (which I love).  But, it was too sweet and not creamy enough for me.  I am going to keep working on this recipe until I get it to taste like real ice cream.

The last recipe was for Cranberry-Vanilla Scones.  For this recipe I felt it needed a nut to give it more taste and crunch.  Let's face it; you need some crunch in the morning to wake up.  I added in slivered almonds.  It was a winner with my neighbor, who volunteered to be my taste tester. 

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