Building Blocks of Delicious, Healthy Cooking

Building Blocks of Delicious, Healthy Cooking is a 3-class series featuring vegetables, whole grains and clean protein. Each class builds on the other, and at the end of the series you’ve gained the knowledge to put quickly prepare tasty, healthful meals with foods you already have on hand. Eat More Vegetables – Class #1 Eat… continue reading

Salad Making Class at Diablo Farmers Market

We’re back at Diablo Market with the California Farmers Market Association for a DIY cook class. In 20 minutes, shoppers learned the basics of a good dressing, and how to enhance the classic vinaigrette of lemon and olive oil into dressings of many types. People got into it. We taught why oil and vinegar don’t… continue reading

Cooking with St Patrick’s Greens

Cooking with St Patrick’s Greens Saturday March 17th 12 – 1PM Portola Valley Library Come eat your greens! Sweet and savory, we’re celebrating both in this St Patrick’s class on all foods green. We’ll start with some quick recipes using our favorite emerald orbs like Brussels sprouts, asparagus and avocado. Then move onto using matcha,… continue reading

The Perfect Brunch

The Perfect Brunch. Fluffy and creamy, or watery and tight – how do your eggs cook up? What’s the perfect temperature, why must I add fat, and when to salt? Learn these scrambled secrets and the science behind preparing eggs-cellent eggs in this cooking class with Chef Laura Stec. We’ll also discuss best bacon, vegetables for… continue reading

Healthy Back to School Snacks

The assignment was a “back-to-school snacks,” for the children’s cooking class at Northside Santa Clara Library. We made Watermelon Radish Rollups Cauli-Tofu Jalapesto Bites Scrambled Tofu and Cauliflower Rice Banana Ice cream out of the Champion Juicer (made with just frozen bananas – what a taste and flavor!) An ol’ fashioned Champion juicer We also… continue reading

Spring into Spring Produce at Harker School Wellness Faire

“Thank you so much Laura! You were amazing as always.” – Filice Insurance.   Back to Harker School in San Jose for their wellness faire – Spring into Wellness. We did three recipes using produce in, or coming into season. Watermelon Radish Rollups 1 watermelon radish 1 container hummus Black olives 1 head frisee lettuce… continue reading