RECIPE & MENU DEVELOPMENT
I love developing new recipes and improving existing ones. Whether you need an original creation or an overhaul, for a single dish or an entire menu, I can help. Sweet or savory, to serve 2 people or 200, with whatever flavor profile you’d like. Have a request for a specific dietary restriction or need to make a dish more healthful? That’s my specialty. Contact me if you’d like to discuss your project!
GLUTEN-FREE LIFESTYLE CONSULTING
I know how difficult it can be to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle. I had to do it myself! If you need guidance, I’m your girl. I’ll organize your kitchen, clean out your pantry and restock it with gluten-free staples. I’ll provide you with a list of ingredients and foods to avoid, and develop a personalized menu of foods you can enjoy safely. If you’d like to learn some basic techniques for preparing your own gluten-free food at home, I also offer private in-home cooking instruction.
I’ve taught and lectured in all sorts of venues including private homes, restaurant kitchens, grocery stores and health clubs. I offer private one-on-one and group instruction for everything from basic skill development to cooking parties. You provide the kitchen and equipment, I’ll take care of the rest! Class rates are based on the type of instruction and number of participants.
When was the last time you bought fresh spices or condiments? Or checked the date on that bag of flour in the back of your pantry? Did you just embark on a new diet or health plan? There are all sorts of reasons to clean out your pantry on a regular basis, but you may not know how to go about it. That’s where I come in! I’ll inspect every ingredient in your kitchen from the cupboards to the refrigerator and figure out what needs to be used up, tossed out, and replaced. Once I’ve cleared the way, I’ll go shopping for everything you need and stock it in an orderly manner. If you’re having trouble keeping things organized and need help in that department I can do that as well. I’ll purchase storage containers that work for your space and mark everything clearly with printed labels so you can always find what you’re looking for.
GROCERY STORE & FARMERS MARKET TOURS
If you like to do your own shopping and cooking but you’re not sure where to find the right ingredients or how to select produce at the peak of ripeness, I offer instructional tours. We’ll meet at the market(s) of your choice, and I’ll guide you through the aisles or stalls and teach you what to look for. These tours are also a wonderful opportunity to discover new foods and ingredients that you may have never seen or tasted before. Rates for tours are hourly, and vary according to the number of attendees and locations visited.