Category: Method

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

I developed this recipe specifically for teaching cooking classes. Many people think that risotto is difficult or too complex to make, but I developed this risotto recipe to be easy, yet delicious.

Earl grey Choux a la Creme

Earl grey Choux a la Creme

I lived in Paris for a long time, and my kids were raised there, so this french dessert is a little taste of home. My girls and I have always loved afternoon tea, and we still love small little finger treats you can eat with a delicious cup of tea in the afternoon. This dessert was a way to combine the idea of tea, high tea desserts, and our home in Paris.

Chocolate Soufflé

Chocolate Soufflé

Ah, the infamous Chocolate Soufflé! This light and airy melt-in-your-mouth dessert is sure to please every palate. I have baked hundreds of soufflés over the years and this recipe will always be an all-time favorite.

Note: always use ½-inch size pieces of chocolate or less to ensure it will fully melt.
For this dish, it is possible to prepare the base up to 12 hours in advance. Reserve the base on the counter at room temperature, until you are ready for service.

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Healthy, delicious and velvety; this versatile carrot-ginger soup is perfect for any occasion. It can be served hot or cold and I must admit that I love it chilled, as it is so light and refreshing. If serving chilled, refrigerate at least two hours before service.
Note: this soup can be made well in advance or frozen for later use.

Coconut Panna Cotta

Coconut Panna Cotta

This dairy free version of the Panna Cotta is a nice vegan alternative. The panna cottas can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and will need 8 to 12 hours to fully set.

Pudaala Toast Sandwich

Pudaala Toast Sandwich

This recipe is, “A perfect innovative fulfilling meal”, This was handed down to me by my mother.

Tahini Coconut Cupcakes

Tahini Coconut Cupcakes

I wanted something different than your typical old vanilla or chocolate cake. This tahini coconut cupcake will give your mouth a totally new experience with cake! Don’t be fooled by the tropical sounding name: With it’s warm and nutty notes from the tahini, to the sweet crunch from the coconut you get all the early fall feels!

Veg Pakora

Veg Pakora

Crispy Veg Pakora is made with gram flour/chickpea flour and is one of the most famous snacks from Pakistan. We make it with different veggies or even with chicken.

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

Sesame Chicken is one of my all time favorite Chinese take-out dishes. Despite my affinity for it, the summer is slowly approaching and I’m doing everything I can to cut unnecessary calories and fat, without compromising flavor. For example, although we’re breading our Cauliflower, we’ll avoid a ton of excess fat and calories by baking our florets instead of frying them. Even though this is a healthier choice than traditional Chinese take-out, no flavor or comfort factor is compromised.