Healthy Mediterranean Cuisine is what works for me. *Fresh is Best.* Olives, Nuts, Fruits, Veges, Cheese, Meat/ Fish and Fresh Bread. *Shop the outside edges of the store. Avoid the Aisle of processed food* and buy the best quality Products you can, especially Olive Oil.
My personal experience at the Legendary Golden Door Spa in the early 80’s: “The” go to place for Movie Stars and the Rich & Famous. As Night Supervisor, my duties included dinner prep, supervise meal service (my napkin folding ability has been a fun side trip) and Healthy Evening Fruit Plates (this is when I learned to Love Pine Nuts. Just a few are wonderful!). Also took care of any other Guest requests. High end clients came to get the BODY, MIND & SPIRIT renewed. Time to recharge is very important.
My Culinary Hero: Julia Child When I saw the Chicken Episode, I was sold… this lady knew what she was doing! Her incredible show was the beginning of Food TV. Make note, I can make her French Onion Soup!
You might like Genuine Homecooking that came from my Mom: Chicken Fried Steak, Mac & Cheese, Meatloaf, and Southern Fried Chicken and I do know how to make Gravy and Sauces.
Dad, Thanks for the BBQ training. All agree, my Ribs are the “bomb”. Imagine Bacon – Ranch Potato Salad.
I love making Meat/Cheese/ Fruit & Vege Trays – Wings any way you like them. Homemade Egg Rolls or Fondue are additional options.
Along the way I became a Very Capable Baker. As Julia says: “A party without cake is just a meeting”. A woman, over 100 years old was asked for her advice, it was “eat Cake when ever you can”. OK, I love cake.
Other interesting experiences:
Hosted a Dessert Wedding Reception in my home for 75 people. Deep Red Roses were Everywhere.
I have eaten All Over The World. Some were Anthony Bourdain style, including wineries & breweries. I witnessed a chicken with the neck rung off then being chased to cook for dinner. I experienced Lamb from Beginning to End… Birth to BBQ.