Author Archives: Dorothy

Blissful Eggs Benedict

There’s nothing like a delicious brunch any day of the week. I’m a big fan of poached eggs. A gorgeous sunny golden yolk oozing out of a white cocoon, flowing over an English muffin with Canadian bacon is what I … Continue reading

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Banana Carrot Ginger Bread

When I was growing up tea time was a daily tradition. My mother would sometimes make currant scones, tea sandwiches, cheese straws or pine tarts. When she didn’t bake, there were always cream or sweet biscuits in our pantry. Pine … Continue reading

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Blissful Kitchen 5 Day Detox Menu

Beautiful red chard   One of the biggest issues facing my clients today is reducing and eliminating processed foods. This challenge affects working professionals, athletes, and entertainers alike because they’re focused on improving their health and managing their weight for … Continue reading

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Quinoa goes with Chicken or Salmon

Leftover lunch: quinoa, lemon-thyme chicken, hummus, tomato salsa and red cabbage Light and healthy week is working, I’ve lost two pounds and I feel great! I worked out at the gym five days this week and tomorrow will take one … Continue reading

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Easy Thai Mussels with Lemongrass, Garlic and Tomato

My waistband is barely beginning to loosen so I have to stay focused. The vacation pounds are hanging on like barnacles on rocks along the shoreline. Salmon was on my mind today but mussels sang to me from their icy … Continue reading

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Lemon-thyme Chicken with Mushroom and Parmesan Salad

  Honestly, I’ve never met a mushroom I didn’t like. When I was in culinary school, I had a final exam in an Asian cuisine class that required me to memorize 40 or 50 ingredients including a lot of mushrooms. … Continue reading

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Light and healthy week

My pants are tight. I’ve just returned from a week in Flordia visiting family and eating enough food to induce a daily coma. I’m not talking ordinary food, I’m talking about food from my mother’s homeland, Guyana. Outstanding food! I’ll … Continue reading

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Tomato season is here!

This is may be my favorite season of the year. I simply adore fresh, delicious tomatoes that I only get a few months out of the year. Finally, these beauties have arrived at my local produce market. Now, I stumbled … Continue reading

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Sunday lunch, lamb lovers unite

This morning as I gazed into the meat case at Berkeley Bowl, my eyes landed on a plump mound of marbled lamb goodness. Overwhelmed by desire for a lamb burger, I saw a burger in my future. I envisioned a … Continue reading

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Buttermilk biscuits, luv in a bun.

Buttermilk biscuit Who doesn’t feel weak in the knees when faced with a hot, flaky buttermilk biscuit oozing with dripping butter? But, they can be tricky to make because a number of recipes I’ve tried produced somewhat tough biscuits. I … Continue reading

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