Meet Chef Student Meredith Stone
Favorite Inspirational Quote: “Food is medicine, consciousness is everything, and a clean body makes a happy existence.” Gwyneth Paltrow
Reason for becoming a chef? Most of my childhood meals consisted of meat with a side of canned peas and corn. It wasn’t until I was 25 when I moved to California and learned what eating seasonally meant. A diet based on fresh whole foods was a new concept to me and I wanted to learn how to use that food to nourish my family and myself. I became interested in cooking and quickly realized I had a lot to learn about basic knife skills and balancing flavors. That’s when I found Bauman College!
What is a Coulis?
A coulis is a reduced sauce made of fruits or vegetables that adds color, flavor, and visual appeal to dishes. Fruit coulis are often paired with desserts, and vegetable coulis are usually paired with meat or vegetable dishes. Coulis are easy to make and super delicious; they make even the most ordinary dishes extraordinary.
Here are the steps to make a fruit coulis
The coconut pudding featured above is a smooth and rich dessert made from nutrition-rich coconut milk and topped with a fresh strawberry coulis. Traditional puddings rely heavily on cow’s milk, so this one is especially perfect for those avoiding dairy. Mint leaves are steeped in the simmering coconut milk giving it a subtle brightness.
The strawberry coulis topping gives this pudding a little extra zip. Any type of berry can be used in a coulis; it’s an easy way to dress up any dessert.