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In this recipe video, I show you how to do a Heart Shaped Scallop dish that is great anytime you want to impress a loved one, but especially so on Valentines day.Continue Reading...

Jicama Salad

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Jicama Salad...or perhaps more accurately, a Jicama and Apple Salad. Jimaca is a vegetable that many aren't familiar with, and if you're one, I'd urge you to give it a try.Continue Reading...
Here's a video recipe for seared Halibut with a Butternut Squash and Apple Hash. Halibut is one of my all time favorite fish. I really like the texture and the mild flavor that works really well with some many other ingredients.Continue Reading...

Broccoli Gratin

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Broccoli Gratin. Now broccoli was a hard vegetable for me learn to love. Memories of the buffet line with old, over cooked, mushy piles of green...just made it completely unappetizing. But, broccoli shouldn't be that way.Continue Reading...

Chicken Lettuce Cups

In this recipe video, I show you how to make chicken lettuce cups. This dish and one of my favorites to make for parties, as it's great either hot or room temperature. And it's one of the inter-active dishes, which you can allow people to make their own little cups.Continue Reading...

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    Tortellini with Mushrooms & Peas

    Too often my friends think of pasta dishes as having to be heavy and rich.  And while I love them that way…heavy and rich certainly they do not have to be.  There are a ton of pasta recipes that are light, have subtle flavors, and are absolutely delicious.  Here’s just such a recipe for Tortellini.

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    Valentines Day Heart Shaped Scallops

    While the saying goes the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, I’ve found it no less true for the fairer sex; and Valentines day is the perfect time to test the rule.  This is my Valentine’s day recipe for Heart Shaped Scallops, and while seemingly a bit cheesy, I guarantee success.  The first time I made these, they were for a girlfriend and it was early in our relationship.  And they, a

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    Jicama Salad

    While a simple green salad is always a “nice” option, I love to find new and interesting ingredients that really make a salad something special.  For this recipe, I show you how to make a Jicama and Apple salad, served over some butter lettuce, that has a huge variety of flavors and textures.  Those flavors and textures, enable the salad to really stands up as substantial portion o

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    Halibut with Butternut Squash Hash

    One of the core principles of NoRecipeRequired is teaching you how to use basic cooking techniques to change and modify your standard dishes – and of course still have them be outstanding.  Seasonal changes present great opportunities to do just that, and here I’m going to show you how to “Autumn-ize” a simple seared Halibut recipe.  To do that we’re going to use some

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    Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

    One of my favorite soups is Butternut Squash.  The soup is sweet and savory, has a beautiful color and texture, and while it’s great all year long, it is the perfect soup for Fall.  I make a very traditional butternut squash soup that is great, but in this recipe I change it up with the addition of Coconut and Curry.  Th

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    Pea Soup

    I’d say that about weekly (maybe every two weeks), I make a soup, and frequently, it’s a vegetable soup.  Vegetables soups are simple, delicious and a great way to get more healthy food in the belly…especially if you’re one (like me) who’d generally rather have another piece of bacon than another piece of broccoli.  Here, I show you how to make a pea soup, that I think you are going to love.  T

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    Cavatelli with Duck and Mushroom

    While I would certainly not claim to be a restaurant quality cook, let alone a fine dining chef, I do get a ton of menu ideas from restaurants, and believe with some core cooking techniques, I can make some pretty good versions of their specialities.  This is a recipe for Cavatelli with Duck and Mushrooms that is based on a dish I had at One Market in San Francisco.  I

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    Broccoli Gratin

    Broccoli was a hard vegetable for me to learn to love.  I hated it as a kid, and the lasting memories of over cafeteria trays of broccoli, overcooked, limp and watery, turned me off for years.  But then entered broccoli soup....mmm…not to bad.   Broccoli Mac and Cheese or Fettucini alfredo

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    Wild Mushroom Pizza

    Homemade pizza is actually quite easy to make.  And once you know the basic techniques (I cheat on the pizza dough), can you swap out toppings really easily.  I like matching my pizzas to the time of year, and to what’s fresh and available...that makes seasonal offerings really easy.  While great all year long, during the Fall and Winter, one of my favorite toppings is mushrooms.  In this recip

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    Chicken Lettuce Cups

    It was years and years ago that I had my first lettuce cup in a Thai restaurant.  My first thought was "cool, Asian Taco”.  My second thought was, "...damn this is good".  I started making a version of chicken lettuce cups about 10 years ago, and every time I make them for friends and family they are a smash hit.  It’s a dish that hits on so many different senses; the meat packs a ton of flavor

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