Tag Archives: Recipes

A Versatile Summer Salad

This recipe is adapted from one in Fine Cooking. Every year they put out a special Fresh edition geared toward summer produce and what to do with it. I have found several go-to recipes in these publications.

This particular recipe is especially nice, because you can use frozen corn and black-eyed peas—making it more accessible year-round.

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Tired of Turkey?

One of the first restaurants I visited in Portland, Oregon, when I was attending Western Culinary was Higgins.

There, I fell in love with Chilean sea bass–until I learned it was overfished; now I rarely eat it unless it is sustainably raised and harvested.

Here is a preparation for fish that is similar to how it was made at Higgins: simply seasoned, seared, and served over a bed of beans and vegetables. Continue reading

Fall Feast: Pork Tenderloin

I like pork tenderloin, especially in the fall. It’s versatile, takes seasoning well, is easy to prepare, and is just a good comfort food.

When I decided to prepare my October “fall feast,” I had a tenderloin in the freezer, and I needed something to serve with the rice-stuffed squash and gingered green beans, so I decided to make this dish. Continue reading

Any Season Spring Rolls

I first made these spring rolls for an event in 1997, and now many of my clients request them. Because the recipe requires about a day to make, I usually make them for parties rather than for my weekly clients. I shred and dress the vegetables the night before, then finish the other steps the next morning. Continue reading

Hot Weather: Cold Soup

Many people think of gazpacho as a red tomato-based soup, but I like this yellow tomato version, which I first found in the August/September 1997 issue of Fine Cooking magazine.

I recently served this at a mother-daughter luncheon, where the hostess was introducing her future daughter-in-law to friends and family. The party was for 25, so I doubled the recipe below and served the soup in bouillon cups. Continue reading