Hearty Meatless Burger by Anja

capture_16012015_231212The main ingredients for this burger are mushrooms and lentils.  In the video, Anja demonstrates how to saute the mushrooms without any oil.  She adds the mushrooms and canned lentils to a food processor, along with tapioca flour, oats, garlic powder, onion powder, fennel seeds, mixed Italian herbs, sage, paprika, tomato paste, and salt and pepper.  She bakes her patties, rather than pan frying them.  Assemble your burgers on a bun along with your favorite condiments.  This is a healthy and delicious recipe.  Try it and Enjoy. Continue reading

Perfect Roast Potatoes by Jamie Oliver

capture_27122014_141016Jamie par boils pealed potatoes, places them in a single layer in an oiled pan, and roasts them for about 1/2 hour.  Then, he gently mashes them and adds herbs before putting them back in the over.  This technique produces potatoes with a crisp and crunchy outside layer, and a soft interior.  He also offers three suggestions for different herb combinations.  Delicious!  Enjoy. Continue reading

Christmas Nut Roast by Anna Jones

capture_02122014_125130Are you ready to try something new?  Do you feel adventurous?  Then, prepare this “delicious vegan nut roast recipe that’s gluten and dairy free too. A nutty, buttery galette base with a creamy pesto topping of greens and cashews finished with roasted squash and caramelised red onions. This centrepiece recipe is a fantastic alternative to Christmas turkey that even the meat eaters will love.”  (quote from recipe description on youtube)  This recipe looks wonderful.  Try it and impress your friends and family.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Basic Herbs Masterclass with Georgie Socratous

capture_24112014_132653In this video tutorial, Georgia describes the differences between soft herbs and woody herbs, when and how to add herbs to dishes and what to do with the stalks.  She describes how to include different herbs with different ingredients, and, she shows how to dry herbs. Continue reading

Cooking with Herbs by Jamie Oliver

capture_16112014_132020Jamie uses several different herbs, which are great for both flavor and health, to show how to harvest the herbs from their stems, and how to chop/cut them to release their flavors for use.  He provides tips such as – running herbs under warm water for about 7 seconds to loosen up their natural oils and increase their flavor.  Also, picking small leaves and placing them in a cup of water keeps them fresh and perky, ready to be used as a delicious and attractive garnish on your finished plate.  Try these simple techniques and take your cooking skills to a higher level. Continue reading