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CMAB Small Bites brochure cover

California Milk Advisory Board

The CMAB hired me to develop five new recipes featuring dairy products, to go in a “small bites” brochure.

Recipes include:
Pigs in a Buttermilk Blanket with Maple Drizzle
Chilled Avocado Soup Shooters with Crab
Bite-Sized Spiced Apple Bread Puddings with Crème Fraîche
Lettuce Cup “Tacos” with Chicken, Cilantro and Chipotle Crema
Chile and Cheese Wontons with Creamy Lime Sauce

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Cherry Marketing Institute

The Cherry Marketing Institute asked me to create recipes using sets of very specific nutritionist-recommended ingredients, including cherries of course–one set ideal as pre- and post-workout foods and another for calming/numbing.

Recipes include:
Warm Salmon, Cherry, and Arugula Salad
PB and C Muffins

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Chili Rub Slow Cooker Pulled Pork - small

National Pork Board

I regularly work with the National Pork Board, developing recipes throughout the year for various promotions. These recipes also appear on their web site, Here are a slew I developed for a summer 2012 promotion featuring pulled pork.

Recipes include:
Chili Rub Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork Salad with Peaches and Cilantro
Pulled Pork Tostadas with Slaw and Chipotle Cream
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
Pulled Pork Baked Potato
Pulled Pork Caesar Wrap

and 5 others
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National Pork Board Holiday 2011 promotion

For the National Pork Board’s Holiday 2011 promotion, I was their spokesperson, developing recipes inspired by six holiday food trends, doing media interviews, and being the face of their “Perfect Pairings for the Holidays” program.

Recipes include:
Buffalo Pork Skewers with Blue Cheese Sauce
Bacon and Sweet Potato Biscuits with Smoky Honey Butter
Sausage and Deviled Egg Salad Sliders
Italian-Herbed Crown Roast of Pork with Sausage and Parmesan Dressing
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Frizzled Ham
Brunch Strata with Roast Pork, Green Chiles and Goat Cheese

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On the endive video set

California Vegetable Specialties /

CVS, the largest grower of endive in the U.S., regularly hires me to do videos, develop recipes, and write mat releases. To view a selection of videos, go to my Video Clips page.

Endive Spears with Pears and Prosciutto
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Annies Homegrown Creamy Deluxe packages Annie’s Homegrown
Annie’s asked me to create recipes to appear on new packaging for Creamy Deluxe Macaroni Dinners. The packages debuted spring 2010.

Recipes include:
Creamy Cauliflower & Cheese Bake with Crunchy Cheddar Topping
Bacon Cheeseburger Stovetop Casserole
Italian Elbows with Turkey Sausage, Peppers & Onions
Gluten-Free “Lasagna”
Barbecue Chicken Pasta
Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers

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Robert Mondavi Winery

Mondavi came to me with an unusual challenge – they already had a photo and wanted a recipe to match it. Both were featured on a bottle necker.

Lemon-Raspberry Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
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Jekel promotional brochure

Brown-Forman Wine Group / Jekel Wines

The Brown-Forman Wine Group hired me to create four recipes to be paired with Jekel Wines and featured in their 2005 promotions.

Recipes include:
Brie Torta with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Tapenade
Butter Lettuce Salad with Oranges, Avocado & Pecans
Shrimp, Feta & Tomato Bake
Spicy Riesling-Poached Salmon with Jasmine Rice

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Brown-Forman Wines / McPherson Winery

This job was a series of recipes for a year’s-worth of seasonal promotions.

Recipes include:
Rosemary Leg of Lamb with Tart Dried Cherry-Shiraz Sauce
Chardonnay-Citrus Marinated Grilled Shrimp with Glaze & Citrus Slaw
Shiraz-Laced Beef Stew with Carrots, Mushrooms & Sweet Onions

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Hollandia Produce

Hollandia Produce grows and distributes specialty “Live Gourmet” lettuces, packaged with the roots still attached in trademark clear clamshell boxes. In two separate projects, I’ve developed over two dozen recipes for Hollandia, working with six different products.

Recipes include:
Hazelnut Shrimp Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups
BLT Salad with Poached Egg & Hollandaise Dressing
‘Cress & ‘Cado Dip
Watercress Salad with Beets, Pistachio-Crusted Brie & Pistachio Vinaigrette
Mixed Lettuce Salad with Pears, Bacon, Gruyere & Warm Mustard Vinaigrette
Seared Tuna & Mixed Lettuce Salade Nicoise
Celery Greens & Walnut Cheeseball
Crab Cakes with Celery Greens, Fennel & Lemon-Celery Aioli

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