Monday, May 20, 2013
I am so very sorry about the devastation you are suffering from the massive Tornado that hit your town today.
I am sending you prayers and hope the rest of the world, will come together..and send you LOVE, and any help you might need in the future to re-build
I hope there are no more storms coming, but know you are not alone in this.
Photos only: Italian Veggie soup, pasta saute, black bean and walnuts patties, daal with spinach, waffles, cookies
|Italian Vegetable soup with white and fresh green beans|
|Lentil and walnut pate, made exactly like French Chicken liver without the meat|
|Green bean and zucchini saute for pasta|
|Daal with turmeric, spinach & cumin|
|Black bean and walnut patties with sesame seeds..to be baked at client's home|
|Baked Yams ( bonito) with sea salt and chili powder|
|Kale with golden raisins and smoked paprika|
|Green beans, zucchini & pecans|
|Banana-walnut, wholewheat-sourdough, flax seed waffles|
|Orange zest-pecan oatmeal cookies|
Sunday, May 19, 2013
|pomegranate flowers, Venice Ca. May 2013|
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Italian Vegetable soup, yellow daal with spinach, blackbean and walnut patties, French style lentil & walnut pate, "Florentine" Oatmeal cookies fit for a Duchess..PHOTOS
The weather is beautiful now, the skies have cleared of smoke from last week's bad fires and the heat is almost gone... a good ocean breeze and temps today in the mid 80's.
The menu for tomorrow is a varied one, creating dishes influenced by Spain, Italy, India and South America...this is the prep so far, more photos to follow tomorrow.
Also oatmeal cookies that remind me of The Duchess of York's all time favorite, Florentines..these are crispy thin and "caramelly", these are flavored with fresh orange zest and chopped pecans, and would be wonderful half dipped in melted dark chocolate..however as I am trying to keep my client's calories down, these will be served without chocolate.
Italian style fresh green bean and white bean soup, with pasta stars
A French style lentil-walnut pate, prepared in the same way as a traditional chicken liver pate without the meat.
Yellow daal with Spinach served with cumin scented steamed brown rice
Black bean and corn patties ( to be baked at client's home) with Bonito yam (large, orange fleshed yams) wedges and a green salad ( from my garden)
|The black bean and corn mix for the patties|
Pasta with a zucchini-tomato sauce and also one with a lemon and garlic saute with green beans
The side dishes are:
Fresh green beans, zucchini & pecans
Kale with raisins and smoked paprika
Orange and pecan "Florentine" oatmeal cookies
My now famous, wholewheat sourdough, flax seed, banana, pecan waffles ( dairy free)
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This is what I call a "Party Pleasing Salad"..served chilled with a refreshing mayonnaise-sour cream-lime juice dressing.
Layers of fresh vegetables, beans, cheese and nuts..lightly tossed and served with torn Romaine or iceberg lettuce and/or tortilla/potato chips.
Great for a pot luck, last minute party dish or even a night in with Netflix..healthy and delicious
The recipe for The Party Pleasing Salad can be found on my website, Home page....lower left hand side..enjoy.
It is an old fashioned dish (popular in mid fifties)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
|"Cream"of tomato soup|
|Walnut & Eggplant Spread for crackers|
|Green lentil & bulgur wheat kofta's to be fried or baked at client's home|
|Mild coconut curry|
|Millet and Rice patties with Portobello Mushrooms to be cooked at client's home|
|Millet & Rice patties|
|Italian rice with white squash|
|Eggplant "steaks' with feta cheese to be baked at client's home|
|Own grown salad greens grown from seed in my garden|
|Previous 2 the roasted cauliflower with olives and capers|
|Fresh fruit salad with jicama and red cherries|
|Deliciously rich and moist polenta cake with Oranges, Lemons & Pine nuts|