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Thai Chicken Curry

Thai Chicken Curry

I taught a wonderful private cooking class in my home kitchen yesterday for a couple that were celebrating the husbands birthday. They are an international couple who love Thai food and we prepared a number of dishes with Thai chicken curry as the entree. I love this recipe as it can be done with a […]

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Easy and Delicious Grilled Butterflied Chicken ( Chicken Al Mattone)

Easy and Delicious Grilled Butterflied Chicken ( Chicken Al Mattone)

I taught a wonderful private cooking class in Los Angeles two weeks ago at a regular clients home in West Hollywood. We have been cooking together for many years and she often wants to learn techniques more than recipes. She was very curious about how to grill a whole chicken under a brick known as […]

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

What an beautiful and delicious appetizer this is, or it could be a side for a simple meal of grilled fish and green salad. Puff pastry is the easiest dough to work with, as it isn’t finicky like phyllo or pastry dough. I buy it frozen and defrost it on the counter for an hour […]

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Red Lentil Soup with Cilantro and Kale

Red Lentil Soup with Cilantro and Kale

This is the best soup for colder weather which we are finally having now at the end of October. I left the greens out of the photo as I recommend stirring them in at the end of the cooking to retain their bright green color. Spicy Red Lentil Soup with Cilantro  Serves 6 to 8 […]

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Sweet and Spicy Sticky Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Sticky Chicken

This is one of my dishes that always gets rave reviews. It can be made with pork tenderloin as well which would be cooked for about 20 minutes. If you need to use an alternative sweetener, try honey. Sweet and Spicy Sticky Chicken Serves 4 Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 2 Tb. lime juice ½ cup […]

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Baked Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb

Baked Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb

Can you imagine a more delicious dish than this eggplant stuffed with ground lamb, onion, garlic, spices and then topped with feta? I  have made these vegetarian as well by opting for chopped sauteed wild mushrooms in place of the lamb. This is a great dish for entertaining and freezes well. Lamb Stuffed Eggplant with […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

One of my favorite summer soups – gazpacho brings back memories of my mother who would make it with all the wonderful vegetables from our garden. Refreshing and healthy; it’s a great first course or light lunch or blended as a smoothie for breakfast. Gazpacho Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 small red onion, minced […]

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Summertime Grilling- Steak with Balsamic, Dijon, Rosemary Marinade

Summertime Grilling- Steak with Balsamic, Dijon, Rosemary Marinade

This is the time of year when many of us want to get outside and grill. Easy summer meals are in order as we spend more time outdoors and look for delicious and simple recipes for everyone to enjoy. This amazing grilled steak is best with cuts such as; flank, strip, hangar or London broil. […]

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Salad

What better way to beat the heat than to make a shrimp salad with Thai flavors. This is one of my go to recipes for entertaining and any other protein can be used such as; scallops, tofu, chicken breast or pork tenderloin. It’s a beautiful presentation salad and can be made in the morning or […]

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Tuscan Beef with Tomato and Arugula

Tuscan Beef with Tomato and Arugula

A real show stopper this beef tenderloin recipe has wonderful flavors of Tuscany; tomato, arugula, garlic and onions. Tuscan beef is famous for being very tender as the cows are nursed by their mothers and then fed preservative free grass. Here in the U.S. we use filet or often named beef tenderloin for the recipe […]

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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Best ever chicken salad which can utilize leftover cooked chicken or you can poach a chicken breast. Grilled shrimp or scallops would also be good or for a vegetarian option try marinated grilled tofu. I always make this salad ahead as the dressing has time to marinate the chicken so it’s prefect for entertaining. Choose […]

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Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

As we all know cauliflower is the new kale and is seen in every incarnation this year. With its bland taste and multiple uses this very nutritious and versatile vegetable can be used as a replacement for potatoes, rice, pizza crust and more. In this delicious and simple recipe I use it to make a […]

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