chocolate lava cakes with heat

February 11th, 2014

cooking from the heart and giving with generosity
la Saint Valentin 2014

chocolate lava cakes (with a little heat)

chef morgan lava spoon 2

“Happy and successful cooking doesn’t rely only on know-how;
it comes from the heart
and needs enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life.”

— Georges Blanc, chef of Georges Blanc restaurant in Vonnas Read the rest of this entry »

Mother’s Day recipe 2012: crunchy chocolate and espresso almond cookies

May 14th, 2012
mug on law book

studying for bar exam by Chef Morgan

 

Mother’s Day recipe 2012: 

baking cookies, having the courage to follow your heart,
and being true to the woman that you are:

crunchy chocolate and espresso almond cookies

Recently someone asked my oldest daughter: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  I remember being asked the same thing when I was her age. Watching her respond inspired this year’s Mother’s Day personal recipe for my daughters (below) and this week’s simple pleasure: crunchy chocolate and espresso almond cookies.  Read the rest of this entry »

spicy espresso tournedos on a heart shaped bed of creamy almond-leek risotto

February 10th, 2011

spicy espresso tournedos on a heart-shaped bed of creamy almond-leek risotto

stats:

serves 4

what you need:

8 tournedos, 1 “ thick and 2  1/4” diameter
kosher salt (as needed)
freshly ground pepper (as needed)
1-2 tablespoons unsalted clarified butter

spice

2 teaspoons espresso, finely ground
2 teaspoons piment d’espelette
1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
1/2 teaspoon Midnight red cocoa powder (dutch pressed)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Read the rest of this entry »