Archive for July, 2009

Fennel – It might look funny but it tastes great!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Fennel is one of those veggies that people can overlook since they don’t have a clue how to fix it. Even if you know how to cook it, in this video Belinda Jeffreys from Australia, shows us what to look for in purchasing, trimming and preparing fennel. Plus fennel is healthy!,the-best-tips-on-fennel.html

Grilled Red Snapper Tips

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

New Zealand has wonderful fish and seafood and Catherine Bell has taught cooking classes for years. This was my first shoot on the trip – you’ll notice the camera is a little off balance;-) – but it was an easy segment since she’s such a great teacher.

New Zealand is one of my favorite places. The people are very friendly and helpful;  the food is supurb and the country is easy to get around; I felt very safe traveling alone.  One day you’ll be on a beach and then head south and you’re in the snow. Reminds me of California with the various mountains and beaches.

So enjoy the video and learn how to make healthy tasty Red Snapper!,grilled-red-snapper.html

Please let me know what you think!

Delicious Pesto with Omega-3 Rich Seeds Video

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Pestos are one of those foods with endless possibilities.  Not only are there endless uses for a pesto (spread on a sandwich, mixed into a pasta salad or grain salad, stuffed under chicken skin, spread over polenta, spooned into soup) but there are also endless combinations of ingredients that can go into a pesto.  In my video, <A HREF=”,healthy-5-seed-pesto-with-quinoa.html“>Healthy 5 Seed Pesto</A>, I demonstrate how creative you can get with the herbs, nuts, & seeds in a pesto.  The traditional Italian pesto with basil, pine nuts, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic will always hold a special place in my heart.  But I also love a cilantro and pistachio pesto, or a parsley and almond pesto.  The recipe in this video focuses on using seeds instead of nuts.  See how creative you can get?  I wanted to make a pesto that was packed full of Omega-3 rich seeds for people who are trying to get more of these anti-inflammatory fats into their diet.  This is a fabulous pesto for anyone with inflammation issues such as osteoarthritis.  Make a big batch of this at the beginning of the week and dollop, spread, mix, and spoon your way to better health and better tasting food!

Phyllo and Choux, Anne Nicholls and Stonehenge

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

What do they have in common? Well, the Bonne Bouche School of Cookery is in Devon and not too far from Stonehenge – I did get completely lost – so it took much longer than anticipated. Doing this project alone was rewarding, but having another person read the map would have been nice!

Anne Nicholls owns this cooking school and she is very knowledgeable of classic cooking. In this video, she gives great tips on handling these pastries and along the way makes a tasty Shepard’s Pie.  Catch the wine tip too since she gives great advice.,shepherd%27s-pie-plus-phyllo-and-choux-pastry-tips!.html