Chef Donna’s California Jambalaya Recipe

jambalya

My father’s folks moved from New Orleans, Louisiana when he was a child and even though I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I grew up eating file gumbo with blue crabs, collard greens with spicy cha-cha relish, oyster dressing, shrimp balls, and cornmeal-crusted fried fish. But being a Cal Gal, I also […]

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Backyard BBQ and California Fusion Recipe: Hawaiian Curry Fried Rice

Hawaiin Curry Rice

Print Backyard BBQ and California Fusion Recipe: Hawaiian Curry Fried Rice Author: Chef Donna Recipe type: Entree Cuisine: Hawaiian Serves: 4-6   Ingredients ⅓ cup of olive oil 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) of your favorite curry seasoning blend (I used Kaiulani’s Exotic Curry Medium) 2 tablespoons of minced garlic ⅓ cup of chopped cilantro leaves and stems […]

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Recipe from Chef Donna: Open Faced Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich

Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich

Print Open Faced Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich Author: Chef Donna Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch Cuisine: Mediterranean Serves: 6   Jump-start your brainpower with an intake of nutrients from this delicious veggie packed breakfast in hand. Made with fresh sauteed vegetables, Mediterranean Bean Spread, eggs, and feta cheese, all on top of an English Muffin. This will be your new "To […]

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Mediterranean Bean Spread

mediterraneanbeanspread

Click this link to see the Open Faced Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich recipe. Print Mediterranean Bean Spread Author: Chef Donna Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Mediterranean Serves: 6-8   This spread accompanies the Open Faced Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich Ingredients 15-ounce can white (cannellini) beans or garbanzo beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed ¼ cup lemon juice 1 to 2 garlic clove, […]

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Eat Your Veggies for Breakfast!!!

Chef Donna will be demonstrating how to prepare an Open Faced Mediterranean Breakfast Sandwich. Jump-start your brainpower with an intake of nutrients from this delicious veggie packed breakfast in hand. Made with fresh sauteed vegetables, Mediterranean Bean Spread, eggs, and feta cheese, all on top of an English Muffin. This will be your new "To […]

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Our new website has officially launched!!!

LOS ANGELES,  CA – June 2, 2010 – Your Plate or Mine Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved website. This website offers many great features in a user-friendly layout. Chef Donna will be sharing tips and tricks as well as announcements for classes she will be teaching and events […]

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Brining Basics

I get many questions from home cooks about perking up chicken dishes. And a common question is how to keep the chicken, particularly the breasts, from drying out. For whole chickens, brining is an excellent method to yield a moist and flavorful finished bird. Here is an excellent article on brining basics from Cooks… Illustrated: […]

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