Green Beans Almondine Recipe

Green Beans Almondine

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a very traditional Green Beans Almondine. It's a classic dish, that (in my opinion) has never gone out of style. It is really simple to make, especially if you blanch the green beans, and then just finish them off for a few minutes right before...

How to Blanch Green Beans

In this cooking video, I show you how to blanch (also called par boil) green beans. It’s pretty much the same technique I use across most of my green vegetables; it’s very simple to do; and it helps ensure that you have bright green, properly cooked green beans. Blanching green beans can also be a...
Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Grilled Asparagus

In this recipe video I show you how to make grilled asparagus. One of my favorite Spring/Summer vegetables, Asparagus is super versatile, and always (when fresh) very tasty. By cooking it on the grill, you can get a bit of char and smoky flavor that adds some complexity and body to the vegetable -...
Asparagus Mushroom Pizza

Asparagus & Mushroom Pizza

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a homemade pizza with asparagus and mushrooms. I love to make this pizza in the spring and summertime when the asparagus is fresh and in season. The pizza uses my standard pizza sauce with is tangy and delicious, and I also add a bit of goat cheese...
Asparagus Mushroom Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

Asparagus Mushroom Mac 'n Cheese

In this recipe video, I show you how to make an adult version of Man 'n Cheese. It's the addition of asparagus and mushrooms that make this mac 'n cheese, special. I also use penne pasta instead of the more traditional elbow macaroni. One of the great things about dishes like this...
Corn Avocado & Tomato Salsa Recipe

Corn Avocado and Tomato Salsa

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a fresh Corn, Avocado, and Tomato salsa. This combination, of three of my favorite summer time vegetables (or are they fruits?) is absolutely killer, and while I do use the combo as a salsa in the traditional sense (with chips), I think it makes a great...
Dave Beaulieu June 28th, 2011 Tomato
Asparagus and Potato Soup Recipe

Asparagus and Potato Soup

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, but delicious, asparagus and potato soup. I love making soups, and I love making healthy soups that taste great. Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and when it's in season, I try to make it as often as I can; soup is a great...
Dave Beaulieu June 27th, 2011 Potatoes

How to Cook Asparagus

One of my favorite vegetables is Asparagus. In the Spring time, when it’s fresh, and local, I can’t get enough of it, and I cook it in some way, shape, or form at least twice a week. Not only is the taste great, but it goes well with all kinds of dishes; from the heaviest red meat, to the most...
Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts Recipe

Asparagus with Bacon & Pine Nuts

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple, yet "fancy", asparagus dish with the addition of a little bacon and some toasted pine nuts. Pork and asparagus are a natural combination - think about those prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears; and it lends this grassy, fresh tasty...
Pear Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad Recipe

Pear Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut salad (and there’s a bit of bacon in there too). I have to admit that I don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as I should. And while salad is a great way to get healthy foods, the standard green salad gets a bit boring...
Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

In this recipe video I show you how to make another simple and delicious risotto. This one, definitely "Spring" themed uses fresh asparagus and some lemon zest and makes a great starter or main course. I actually also love making risotto's for special occasions or to impressive on a...
Dave Beaulieu June 3rd, 2011 Pasta

How to Pit an Olive

Nobody (except maybe your dentist) wants to see you bite into an olive pit. Those little guys, despite be very small and harmless looking, are hard and rocks, and it could really ruin someone’s day to bite unexpectedly into a pit; So, is this quick cooking video I show you my technique for removing an olive pit. Granted, you can find olives that are already pitted…and if you like them, and can find them…by all means use them. But, if you come across some that need pitting, you can follow these simple steps.

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