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

Higher Flavor, Lower Salt, Better Fat with PHI

Two 30 minute classes today with the Public Health Institute in Oakland – EZ Seasoning and Higher Flavor, Lower Salt, Better Fat. Among the recipes we did was Sriracha Glazed Beef and Tofu (adapted for a lower sodium result). We also did a Mushroom Powder Taste Test ( an umami punch with no added sodium)…. continue reading

Fall Cook Class with CUESA

CUESA is the world-class nonprofit that runs the San Francisco Ferry Building Farmers Market, and sponsors weekly cooking classes held at the market taught by local chefs. We did two dishes in class today, including Pomegranate Molasses Sparkler. A combination of ingredients such as fresh pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses, vodka and sparkling water. The second… continue reading