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Cooking Classes And Cooking Therapy For Seniors - Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach Personal Chef

YaDa Chef feels the kitchen is a sanctuary. It is also a great place to create a feeling of self sufficiency and accomplishment. Preparing for and cooking delicious, homemade food is a very therapeutic activity. Senior citizens can especially benefit from planning dishes, shopping for ingredients, and preparing their own meals. Even if the they are unable to accomplish these tasks alone, cooking with a caregiver is very enjoyable and will provide companionship as well.  Shopping can be fun, and it is a great way to socialize and get some exercise Classes can be focused on reintroducing menu planning and repurposing left overs, saving money.  Specific recipes will be taught that “please the senior.palate”. Courses will be partly aimed at teaching healthy cooking and eating skills. Classes also soothe stress, build self-esteem and curb negative thinking by focusing the mind on following a recipe. Psychologists say cooking and baking are pursuits that fit a type of

Potage Parmentier/Vichyssoise (Leek and Potato Soup) Recipe

You can reduce cooking time using a pressure cooker. Add all the ingredients except for the cream. Place the lid and bring to full pressure. Lower the heat to stabilize and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and release the pressure. Take off the cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes uncovered then follow the remaining steps. Serves 4 1 pound/450 grams sliced potato 1 pound leeks, rinsed and sliced including the tender part of the green 2 quarts/2 liters water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon/15ml YaDa Chef Maya Natural Sea Salt 1/4 teaspoon/1ml ground white pepper (optional) 1/4 cup/60ml heavy cream Add the potato, leeks, water or stock and salt to a large pot.  Bring to a boil on hight then turn down heat to medium and simmer partially covered for 30-40 minutes or the vegetables are very tender.  Place the mixture in two (2) batches in the blender or your can sieve through a food mill (smallest disk).  Once pureed pour in the cream. You may season with white pepper if

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

In our quest for variety here is one of our recent pizzas. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com fort lauderdale catering and personal chefs

Culinary Team Building

Are You With A Company Seeking A Fun Cooking Team Building that Energizes, Engages and Fires-up Your Team? Create a gourmet meal while boosting your corporate team's potential with meaningful culinary cooking  team-building workshops  from YaDa Chef Chef. We come to you and help companies, sales teams, HR teams, and company executives build better relationships through cooking programs you won't find anywhere else. How Our Programs Work Our cooking team-building sessions transform your group to an unstoppable team ready to take on the world! Fun is a key component to your team's transformation process, which is why  YaDa Chef  offers culinary team-building exercises   that allow participants to be fully engaged for 100% participation. In one day, you'll learn more about the people you work with and gain a whole new level of professional intimacy then in the years you've already spent with them. Best of all, we come to you so there's no need to tra

Date Night Cooking Class

Newlyweds & Couples Private In-Home Classes You got hitched… and now it’s time to get in the kitchen! Our private, in-home cooking workshops are for the couple who has everything–except skills at the stove. Better than a personal chef and more intimate than a cooking class, our intensive lessons take the guess work out of good cooking. We begin with the basics and continue by tailoring the class to your specific needs. *Larger groups and corporate events are also accommodated Topics of Interest Knife Skills Sautee Roasting Braising Searing Grilling Pasta Cookery Vegetable Cookery Basic Baking Healthful Cooking Low-fat Baking Vegetarian Meals Special Occasion Menus Fast Weeknight Dinners Brunch Foods Mixology Wine Pairing Palm Beach Personal Chef Fort Lauderdale Personal Chef Miami Personal Chef Freelance Chef www.yadachef.com

Fresh Sardines Recipe and Health Benefits

Looks like sardines are on the menu for tonight's dinner. Sardines Procida Recipe & Their Benefits Serves 4 1 pound/450g fresh Sardines 1/2 cup//118ml/64g Cornstarch (you can substitute flour) 1/2 tablespoon/7ml olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium onion, cut in thin slices 1/2 red pepper, diced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon/5ml tomato paste 1/2 cup/4 ounces/125ml dry white wine 2 tablespoons/30ml white vinegar 2 tablespoons/30ml capers Remove the heads, guts and back bones. Rinse and pat dry. Dredge in cornstarch. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, saute the sardines in two (2) batches for 1-2 minutes per side. They will be brown and crispy. Remove to a plate, and keep warm. In the same skillet over medium heat, add the onions and cook until they begin to get soft (about 1 minute). Add the garlic and bell peppers, salt and tomato paste, and cook for 30 seconds. Add the wine and vinegar, and al

Brownie Recipe

This brownie recipe is an adaption of a mid-to-late-19th century brownie or fudge square recipe (it all depends on who you ask). This recipe was written before the invention of baking powder, so no leavening agents are used.. 1/2 cup/115g unsalted butter 1 cup/192g raw granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon/2ml pure Madagascar vanilla extract 6 tablespoons/42g dark chocolate baking (unsweetened) cocoa 2 tablespoons/30ml grapeseed oil 1/2 cup/63g all purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F/176C/Gas 4 Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well. Add remaining ingredients in order listed, mixing well after adding each. Pour into a generously greased 8 inch by 8 inch/20cm x 20cm glass pan, in a moderate oven, 350 degree fahrenheit, for 20-30 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled. ** You can substitute the raw sugar for regular granulated sugar, regular baking cocoa for the dark chocolate, and vegetable oil for

Adult Cooking Classes - Palm Beach - Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Whether you are a novice in the kitchen or you've been cooking for years and feel like you need some new recipes, YaDa Chef's cooking classes for adults covers all the bases.  We keep them fun - get your apron dirty with YaDa Chef! We offer daytime, evening and weekend classes to suit every schedule. All classes are hands-on (or not if you prefer)! Classes are $75 per person, with a 6-person minimum (groceries are included – luxury items may incur an additional charge) for a two hour class.   Customized classes for individuals or couples are available for $125 with a 2-hour maximum, plus the cost of groceries. For more information please email, info@yadachef.com or call 954-367-YADA (9232).  Gift certificates are available. Give the gift of a wonderful (and educational) cooking experience. www.yadachef.com

Hand Pies with Fruit Recipe

3 cups/750ml chopped summer fruit, such as peeled and pitted peaches or nectarines, strawberries or pitted cherries 5 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 tablespoons/30ml heavy cream 2 rolled out 9-inch pie dough Preheat the oven to 375F/190C/Gas 5 On a floured surface, roll out dough until about 1/8-in thick. Cut into twelve (5-inch) circles, rerolling dough as needed.  In a medium bowl, toss together fruit, sugar and flour. (Do this just before filling the pies; if done too far in advance, the mixture can get too juicy. Use less or more sugar, as desired, depending on fruit’s natural sweetness.)  Working one at a time, spoon some filling into the center of a circle of dough; brush edges with water.  Fold over into a half moon and crimp edges to seal, then cut a small slit in the middle as an air vent. Brush top with heavy cream. Bake on a large, parchment-paper-lined baking sheet until golden brown, about 35 minutes. pers

Cooking Therapy a la Cupcake Wars

An upcoming cooking therapy job will require us to replicate the show, Cupcake Wars. Now the research begins. We've never heard of the show so now to see how we will incorporate the key elements of it for the kids we will be working with the middle of the month. Thank goodness for YouTube!

Family Cookie Party

Do you have fond memories of those favorite cookies that no will make anymore? You probably not only miss them, you also miss the tradition. How about a Family Cookie Party!!!!! You provide two to three recipes (depending on how complex). — Go to the attic and pull out those old family recipes!  We will plan, shop and do ALL the prep aration for your family (or just kids) baking party. The party usually takes less than an hour (kids baking is sometimes closer to two hours). YaDa Chef provides the ingredients and you provide the equipment (we bring oven thermometers to ensure your cookies are baked properly). There will be enough cookies for the party and some to store in the freezer. *** Disclaimer. Often grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, mom, dad, will omit an ingredient in “their” recipe to ensure no one else can make it. Please be sure and have the best copy of the recipe available. *** The cost for Cookie Party is $125 with up to five family members. Avai

Cooking Therapy

More upcoming cooking coordinated through Stable Paths . If you've not heard of them before, this is what they do:    "What We Do Quite simply, we give parents and children the tools they need to positively re-connect with one another in a tranquil and private yet beautiful setting. By engaging in experiential activities such as horse exercises, swimming with Dolphins, recreational sports and games, and cooking meals together, families create new memories and re-establish existing bonds and attachments. Our goal is to assist families in working diligently to overcome the objections, obstacles, and fear to restoring their previous, loving relationships. In doing so, families develop deeper compassion and the communication skills necessary to facilitate the discovery of a common ground to therapeutically reunify and discover joy again after they have experienced devastating separation. Who We Serve Families alienated or distanced from each other by the challenges p

Millennials and Life Skills 101

Interesting Forbes article,  https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilhowe/2014/07/02/millennials-struggle-to-pass-life-skills-101/#7654f93b79e7 , relating to how some are now lacking life skills many take for granted. "Cooking is another practical skill that has dropped by the wayside.  According to a recent marketing report , Millennials are far more likely than older generations to order food from restaurants for delivery or carry out. They’re also driving the rise of “grocerants”: grocery stores that provide ready-made meals. Fully 78% of Millennials have purchased these prepared foods in the past 30 days, compared to 68% of Xers, 60% of Boomers, and 57% of Silent." We have created a series of new cooking classes targeting the truly basics in the kitchen. From boiling water, to cooking an egg, to the more advanced.