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Apricot & Cashew Energy Bars Recipe

These delicious bars are filled with wonderful healthy ingredients including apricots, cashews, hemp seed, unsweetened coconut, and oats; a great snack to send the kids to school with or take to work. Most packaged granola bars or snack bars are stuffed with artificial flavors, colors, added sugars,  so these are a great alternative, and super easy to make! Serves: 8 1 cup/5.3 ounces/151g dried apricots ½ cup/2 ounces/56g raw cashews ¾ cup/2 ounces/57g shredded unsweetened coconut ⅓ cup/1 ounce/27g rolled oats 2 tablespoons/30ml agave syrup 1 tablespoon.15ml coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons/30ml hemp seeds ¼ teaspoon/1ml sea salt Line and 8 inch/20cm baking pan with parchment paper or saran wrap, and set aside. Pulse cashews in food processor until crumbly, place in a separate bowl. Pulse apricots in food processor until finely chopped. Add all other ingredients to the apricot mixture and process until well combined. Add the chopped cashews to the mixture and pulse until combined

Zucchini Fettuccine Pesto Pasta Recipe

Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS: 3 whole Zucchinis use peeler, cut lengthwise (see picture) 1 cup Red Onion cut into small cubes 1 cup Green Bell Peppers or Any Color cut into small cubes 1 tbsp olive oil cold pressed 1/2 cup Nut-Free Pesto Sauce* (recipe in our cookbook, http://food.yadachef.com/p/cookbook.html ) DIRECTIONS: Cut off the stem end of the zucchini. Next use the peeler to slice the zucchini. Start at one end of the zucchini and slide it down to the other end. Then slightly turn the zucchini and repeat. Keep doing this until you expose the seeds of the zucchini, stop and disregard the seeded part of the zucchini. It’s super easy and quick to do after you slice it a couple of times. When completed put onto a plate and set aside. Cut the red onions into small cubes. When completed put onto a plate and set aside. Cut the green bell peppers into small cubes. When completed put onto a plate and set aside. Get a large deep saute pan. Put on medium heat. Add

August 12th is National Julienne Fries Day!

Here are today’s five thing to know about Fries: Leaving the potato skin on French fries actually leaves in important vitamins that are lost if the skins are peeled away. In England these are referred to as “chips” French fries are, perhaps, poorly-named, since they originate in Belgium and are most popular in America. Though French fries were invented in Europe, the potatoes, from which they are made, originated in the Americas and were imported. The first occurrence of French fries in America may have been at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Thomas Jefferson. Today’s Food History 1759  Thomas Andrew Knight was born. British horticulturist and botanist who experimented with geotropism, phototropism and heliotropism. (We all know our tropisms, don’t we?). 1856  James Buchanan (‘Diamond Jim’) Brady was born. American financier and philanthropist Diamond Jim Brady was known for his collection of diamond jewelry, and for his gargantuan appetite. He was known to eat 6 or 7 g

Green Curry Chicken & Vegetables Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 can Lite Coconut Milk 3 Tablespoons vegetable or chicken stock 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce   (Tamari) 1 jar Green Curry Paste 2 cups chopped vegetables, such as white potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans 3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces salt and pepper, to taste Jasmine Rice DIRECTIONS: Heat oil in a medium to large saucepan over medium high heat and saute onion 3-5 minutes. Mix in coconut milk, stock, soy sauce and green curry paste and brown sugar in medium. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and add in vegetables and chicken; simmer 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. SERVE over cooked Jasmine Rice. 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

7 Top Reasons You Should be Eating Fermented Veggies

Once upon a time, before the industrial processing of our food took place, people used to ferment vegetable s, primarily to help to preserve them. It was, and still can be, a natural process. There were no artificial preservatives added then, as they are in the majority of modern processed foods today. Anyone who aspires to a holistic health lifestyle has already learned to avoid processed foods as much as possible; but fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, are naturally processed foods that are not only permissible, but preferable to include in any healthy well-balanced diet, especially if you make them yourself! Fermented foods contain incredible health benefits. More than just a natural way of preserving food In the old days, the process of fermenting vegetables not only helped to preserve the food for longer, but it also added a new taste dimension. In subsequent years, with the advent of modern medical science, we’ve also been able to establish that ferm

Meatballs with Dill/Mint Sauce Recipe

When I think of dill and mint together I think of Greece. My favourite tzatziki always has a touch of mint. One day I was asked to make some “Danish Meatballs” with a creamy dill sauce. I happened to have an abundance of mint, it grows like a weed for me. So I chopped some up and had a hit on my hands. Serves 4 1 pound/450g gluten free egg noodles, cooked according to package directions 1 pound /450g ground turkey 1 teaspoon/5ml sea salt ½ teaspoon/2ml black pepper 1 tablespoon onion, minced ½ cup/118ml rice crumbs ¼ cup/60ml melted butter or canola oil 2 tablespoons/30ml gluten free a/p flour ½ cup/125ml chicken stock ½ cup/125ml rice sour cream 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh dill 1 tablespoon/15ml fresh mint, chopped Preheat oven to 375F/190c/GasMark as5 In a large bowl, combine ground turkey salt, pepper, onion and rice crumbs.  Moisten hands and roll into golf sized balls. Arrange in a single layer on a large, shallow baking sheet. Bake mea

August 11 - Panini Day

Celebrate the Panini! August 11, 2015 is the first ‘official, National Panini Day* The first U.S. reference to panini, a ‘pan warmed Italian sandwich’ dates to 1956 in an article about an Italian street fair. Panini’s are said to have originated in Lombardy, Italy, in response to the demand among Milanese office workers for a quick lunch without sacrifice in flavor and quality In the late 1970s & 1980s. Trendy U.S. restaurants, particularly in New York, began selling panini’s. In many English-speaking countries, a panino, from Italian, meaning “small bread, bread roll” is a grilled sandwich made from baked roll or any thing other than sliced bread. *A day proclaimed by Foodimentary, the interest source fore Food Holidays and celebrations since 2006 Today’s Food History 1858  Christiaan Eijkman was born. A Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi was caused by a poor diet (a lack of vitamin B1), which eventually led to the discovery of vitamins. 1874  Harry S.

Greek Salad Deconstructed - History And The Invasion Of The Tomato

Traditionally Greek salad  is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, onion, Feta cheese (served in a single rectangular-shaped cutting put over the vegetables), and olives (usually Kalamata olives), typically seasoned with salt and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. GREEK CUISINE AND THE 19TH CENTURY INVASION OF THE TOMATO Amazingly, it’s the same dish that is also one of the most popular lunch options in the United States – the Greek Salad. In  Greece  we call it  ‘Horiatiki’ , which means village or peasant salad – basically a combination of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, olives and feta cheese, dressed in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano. Please also note that an authentic Greek salad does not include lettuce. It is quite common for Greeks to eat seasonally. A Greek salad is primarily a summer dish, and since lettuce only grows in Greece during the winter months a traditional  ‘Horiatiki’  salad does not include lettuce. Before we t

Banana Split Day

Here are today’s five thing to know about Banana Split The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler’s Drug Store in Pennsylvania. A banana split starts with a banana split lengthwise, topped with scoops of ice cream, assorted syrups and finally whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its classic form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise (hence the split) and laid in the dish. There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream served in a row between the split banana. Foodimentary 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