A Salad Lyonnaise is a thing of beauty (the French really know what they are doing). In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Lyonnaise salad, to which I’ve added a few sautéed Chanterelle mushrooms (which I don’t think are super traditional but yummy none the less). The combination of ingredients is awesome. First off, you’ve got bacon and eggs.
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Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, and over the years, the versions I make have evolved quite a bit. As a kid, it started with the boxed versions, with a bit of extra cheese added.
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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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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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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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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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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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This mushroom stuffed pork tenderloin is one of my absolute favorites. The meat is very tender (that’s why it’s tenderloin), and goes really well with the mushroom filling (pork and mushroom is a great combo). I'll show you how to sear the pork off in a pan, which gets the outside nice a crispy and flavorful, and also gives you some great pan drippings that you can use to make a great pan sau
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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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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