Soups and Salads

Marinated Cucumber and Tomato Salad


Caesar Salad with Spring Asparagus


Bay Shrimp Salad


Tuscan Bean Soup

So have you been baking all that bread? Well, now you need something to go with it. Here’s my recipe for Tuscan Bean Soup using pantry items from my first…

Cranberry-Apple Salad with Walnuts

Salad Lyonnaise

A fresh and light French Salad for spring and summer. Look for a trick to cook perfect poached eggs!  

January 2019 Cooking Demo

    Join us in Seal Beach NEW DATES/DAYS Thur. Jan 10th Tue Jan 22 6:30 – 8:30, approximately Menu Pink Grapefruit, Avocado & Watercress Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Chicken…

Chicken and Barley Soup

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How to Cook Barley

Barley Basics   There are several types of barley, flaked, flour, grits, hulled, pearl and more. Most of the barley you’ll find in the supermarket is pearl barley or polished…

Chicken Stew Cassoulet


Soup Season

Photo: Christina Peters I love fall and winter and I love to cook hearty stews and warming soups. One of the most important ingredients is stock or broth for your…

Gazpacho Couscous Salad

A perfect summer salad that you can make ahead; it actually is better the next day! An easy ‘from the pantry’ salad, adjust ingredients to what you have on hand,…