Get ready to drool.
Check out what we made today in the second day of the Creative and Mindful Cooking Workshop!
Today was “protein” day and we learned some great spa secrets on how to cook chicken, fish, pork and elk (yes, elk!) in a healthful way. We made healthy rubs, cures and marinades and even learned how to make grape tomatoes taste like bacon.
The secret? Chef smoked them on a make-shift smoker to get an end result of a smoky little flavor burst. I’m on team bacon with this one but it sure was interesting. Who woulda thought? I’d like these eggs with a side of smoky grape tomatoes. Mmmhmmmm.
My favorite dish of the day was definitely the seared escolar topped with fire roasted pineapple salsa (third photo down). Totally going to make that at home…like, next week. It literally melted in my mouth.
As much as I love MEAT, I’m pretty excited for tomorrow because we are working with Kim, Miraval’s pastry chef, to learn some healthy dessert techniques. And speaking of dessert, I ordered and TWO of them tonight.
Chocolate tacos with white chocolate mousse and berries
White chocolate blondie with cranberries and pecans, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Verdict? The blondie won.
Other than dessert, I also ate these lovely tofu spring rolls for dinner:
Mmm can you tell I’m in foodie paradise? Because I am. In fact, I’m head over heels in love.
Yikes! Gotta get to bed—up at 5:15 to do a four mile hike in the desert!