Monday, March 9, 2015

Day Three and Four

Day Three ended with fermentation. From left to right: pickled ginger, pickles, and kimchi.

Day Four began with knife skills. I am getting better! I used a ruler and took my time. My teacher said she could see the improvement.

This is a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie, in a bowl. The picture doesn't do it justice. It was better than I though it would be. We are learning how to "build" smoothies. This had carrot juice in it, which I enjoy but not in smoothies. But this was really yummy.

Zucchini Tartare. As WOW as it looks. My roommates lost their minds over this dish. They asked me to make it everyday. That's how much they enjoyed it. It's a clean, simple, and bright appetizer. The purpose of this was to focus on small dice cuts and plating.

Finally, Kale Chips. I had never made them before. They smelled wonderful in the dehydrator. The yellow/orange coating is a cashew-nutritional yeast blend with spices. I added garlic and cilantro to my mix. Addictively good. 

So I am still fighting a cold. I pushed through Day 4, probably to my detriment. I spent most of my birthday in bed (my birthday was Saturday). I did get some rest and slept through the night Sunday. I just happen to be off work today. The plan is to finish Day 5 and shop for Week 2. Wish me luck :-).



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Day Two and Three

I have been struck down with a severe cold/bug/something. I had to stop halfway through the day yesterday. This puts me behind early in the game. I wanted to share photos from Days Two and Three with you all before I go back to sleep. :-)

Day Two was about plating and presentation. Above is a Red Beet Raviloi. My roommates said it was too pretty to eat!

Tomato Lasagna. Again, it got the WOW factor from my roommates. The taste made me swoon.

Day Three. Almond Milk. One at a time, we added agave, salt, vanilla, lecithin, and lemon. Tasted again each addition. This taught us how to balance flavor.

Blueberry Bee Smoothie. You can't see it but there is bee pollen on top. I am not a huge blueberry fan. I gave it to Raymond and he gobbled it all up.

Knife skills, Day Three. My knife skills suck. My teacher told me to go back and review the video or I'll have to resubmit. Knife skills are everything in the culinary world. I need a lot of practice. I don't know why it's so hard to cut in a straight line...ugh.

That's all for now...coming up are kale chips, kimchi, pickles, and pickled ginger.

A. ◦

Monday, March 2, 2015

Day One

I am pooped. This is absolutely no joke. When you see my plates for Day Two, which I haven't completed, but I know what they are (GORGEOUS!), ya'll will be like, "That's what she made on her second day of school?" Serious business. This is what I did today:

Green herbal juice

Knife Skills...mine suck, by the way. Chiffonade, baton, julienne, brunoise, and small dice cuts. Way harder than I thought it would be. That made me feel like I know nothing. Knife skills are everything so this requires a lot of work on my part.

Cashew herbal cheese on the left. Macadamia cheese on the right. These are for Day Two dishes. 
Also, almonds are in the dehydrator prepping for tomorrow. 


I Start Culinary School Today!

Today's the day! It's here!! Day One. Level One! I have so much to say and soooo much work ahead of me. You all will hear all about everything!



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