Beef Stir-fry with Pineapple, Snap Peas and Thai Basil

Beef Stir-fry with Pineapple, Snap Peas and Thai Basil Serves 4  Ingredients: 4 tablespoons organic canola oil 4 scallions, cut in ½-inch pieces (white and green parts) on the bias or ½ onion, thinly sliced 1 pound thinly sliced boneless sirloin steak or chicken breast 1 red or orange bell pepper, thinly sliced ½ pound…

Fresh hommade pasta! 

Fresh Pasta SheetsMakes 1 pound  Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 6 large eggs 1 teaspoon coarse salt  Directions: 1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, measure out all but 1/3 cup of the flour. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt. With the machine running, add…

Homemade Pesto 

Fresh Basil PestoMakes 1 cup  Ingredients: 1 large garlic clove, smashed 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts, toasted in a dry skillet until golden 1 teaspoon coarse salt 3 cups firmly-packed fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for storing 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, as…

Potsticker Dumplings (Gyoza)

Potsticker Dumplings (Gyoza)Makes 36 I made these at home for my family for dinner and I made all sorts of fun shapes out of the potstickers! It was fun!  Fun Fact: Adding a pinch of baking soda to the bok choy during cooking helps to set the vegetable’s bright green color. Ingredients:  -For the filling:…

Summer Rolls with Shrimp, Mango, and Cilantro

Summer Rolls with Shrimp, Mango, and Cilantro Makes 12 Use a mandoline to cut the vegetables into thin strips before cutting into1/8-inch wide pieces.  Ingredients: 18 medium shrimp, shelled and deveined 2 ounces rice vermicelli noodles 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon coarse salt Juice of 1/2 lime 1 large seedless…

Spice Rub For Steak 

Spice Rub for Skirt Steak: Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon ground cumin  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt  Directions: 1. Mix!

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad Serves 6  I made this at my cooking camp! It was the first salad that I really liked! It was soooo good! Must try!  Ingredients: For the croutons: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove crushed garlic 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 6 thick slices crusty white bread (not sourdough), cut into…

Chicken Piccata

Chicken PiccataServes 4 I made this wonderful dish at my cooking class at Home Cooking NY!   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise to make thin or pounded Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dusting 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1…