Tag Archives: maple syrup

Teaching the Art of the Stir Fry

Teaching How to Make Stir Fry Tempeh and Vegetables in a cooking class

Demonstrating how to make an Asian stir fry tempeh with vegetables in one of my hands on vegetarian cooking classes. First, melt virgin coconut oil, Next add your spices: grated ginger and chopped garlic. Add and stir in a tablespoon of tamari and mirin (sweet rice cooking wine) or maple syrup along with slices of tempeh. Once the pan dries, add some water for a juicy, flavorful dish. Next add colorful vegetables like carrots, green cabbage, and celery. In my cooking classes, I teach that you can change the combination of seasonal vegetables all year long for infinite varieties of tasty Asian vegetable stir fry dishes. I also offer cooking tips for you to invent your own recipe variations. Once you understand which ingredients go in first, second and third, you can design your own stir fries based on your local harvest. Eat well and have fun.

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Organic Chocolate Pops and Strawberries

Organic Cashew Coconut Fudgicles

In my world organic cacao and/or chocolate goes with everything. Even in height of strawberry season, I am thinking about how great these cashew coconut cocoa pops are with fresh strawberries.

Organic, fair trade cashews, cocoa, vanilla extract blended with organic coconut milk and local Continue reading

Luscious Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart

Organic Cabbage

I experienced so much pleasure today cooking and baking with some of the last of my winter produce, from my organic, CSA* farm share. Slow cooking beans with spices create rich flavors for a luscious meal for a small dinner party tonight. Chopping up that last organic cabbage, some carrots, and baking a big sweet potato inspired a plethora of culinary delights. Continue reading

Maple Glazed Vegetable Kebobs with Tofu

Maple Glazed Vegetable Kebobs with Tofu

These colorful tofu and veggie kebobs will delight eaters of all ages. Serve for an appetizer or as a main dish with corn on the cob and salad. Continue reading

Celebrate Everyday

Emily flying mom

Happy Holidays!

Hope you had fun with your family! Here I am with one of my daughters, Emily, flying me, while my other daughter Michelle is photographing us. Soon Michelle and I will switch roles. Then we cook and eat some more.

And Wow! What a year! Thank-you for your support and enthusiasm for my group cooking classes, organic farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free personal chef services; my Impressionistic Nature Photography; create your own A La Carte Luscious Organic Lifestyle Retreat, and for bringing friends and family to private cooking classes. Continue reading