day : 23/03/2014 2 results

Thinking Out of the Box

As a cook, sometimes you must think out of the box. Everything has not already been invented. If you want to be innovative, you must think differently. For example, a simple braised cabbage with molasses-oatmeal cookies. Cookies? That is what my guest said the other night when I took two of the molasses cookies she'd made and began stuffing braised cabbage in between two of the soft, pliable baked goods. Her look was skeptical, even almost disgusted so I broke off a piece of cookie, handed ...

A Weeknight Vegan Meal

At the restaurant where I work, I often cook meat and fatty foods.  As a chef, I taste everything all the time.  I am constantly tasting to ensure the quality in my dishes.  This week, for example, I will be preparing a suckling pig - high in fat, most definitely meat, but I aspire to live a healthier life.  I cannot be a full vegan or even a vegetarian, but on the days I am off or when I have a chance, I scale it back and create a meal of vegetables.  Tonight was such a night. I began ...