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Sep262016

FALL DINNER IN THE KITCHEN WITH FRIENDS

My friends and I have a tradition of making delicious, simple meals whenever we can on Saturday nights up in Connecticut.   There's a small group of us that have weekend houses very close to each other in a beautiful little town.  We all work hard to afford our lives in NYC and Connecticut, so that means we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like.  So when we are all in town at same time, and we can get together to catch up and download our updates with other it really means so much.  Having dinner in the kitchen just makes it that much more casual and intimate.  We have enough occasions to set the dining room tables, but with good friends you don't need to show off the place settings.

Last weekend we had pork tenderloin with apples, green beans, sweet potatoes, and wild rice.  Delicious.  Happy Fall.

Perfect Fall Dinner - Pork Tenderloin with apples, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, and Wild Rice - and of course a glass (or two) of wine

Tuesday
May032016

BROCCOLI & CARROTS AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN!

BROCCOLI WITH SHALLOTS, CHICKEN STOCK, AND SPICES - LIGHTLY SAUTE / STEAM PH: Jason JobsonIn an ongoing effort to eat more vegetables I have started making some of these super healthy items the main dish.  With your favorite spices and proper cooking time, the veggies packed with the most antioxidants can also be the most delicious.

Broccoli - this member of the cabbage family has been found to be one of the healthiest vegetable we can add to our diet. THE BEST SELLING - HOW NOT TO DIE - DR. MICHAEL GREGOR Packed full of nutrients and vitamins, broccoli releases glucoraphanin and myrosinase when chewed.  These enzymes work together to produce sulforaphane - which seems to be a magic element of health benefits.   In his book "HOW NOT TO DIE" - Dr. Michael Gregor sings the praises of eating broccoli.  He even contends that eating broccoli can counteract the health risks of smoking ..  Pretty amazing! A simple sauté of broccoli with a little olive oil, chicken stock (vegetable stock for you vegans) and spices is one of the best things you can make at home.

CARROTS - These root vegetables are one of my other favorites.  They are packed with Beta-Carotene which the human body converts into Vitamin A.SIMPLE SAUTEED CARROTS WITH PEPPER - SERVED OVER ARUGULA PH: Jason Jobson  Vitamin A promotes healthy skin, immune system, and vision, among a host of other benefits that researchers are confirming year after year.   Eat more carrots!  You can prepare them the same way as broccoli - the less cooking the better.  Nature made them perfect as is!

Saturday
Dec122015

At Home in The Whole Food Kitchen

I had the great pleasure of meeting Chef Amy Chaplin a few weeks ago at a book signing for her wonderful book - At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen.   The event was hosted by an excellent home store called Hammertown Barn - this location in Pine Plains, NY.  There are two smaller locations of the store in Rhinebeck, NY and Great Barrington, Ma.   The owner Joan Osofsky is quite renowned as she has an incredible eye for curating this collection of all things home and garden.  Pines Plains is a charming little town near Millbrook, NY.  That town is known for its rolling hills and upscale horse farms and second homes of the rich and famous. *Definitely worth a visit on a weekend drive from NYC - about 2 hours each way.  I was there over Thanksgiving weekend Joan had several events happening and the Barn and main house on her extensive property were bustling with customers.

Amy Chaplin is a celebrated Chef (James Beard Foundation award winner) with a head chef tenure under her belt at the extremely popular Angelica Kitchen in the East Village in NYC.CHEF AMY CHAPLIN - PHOTO- JOHNNY MILLER   Chaplin has spent years as a private chef (several celebrities can't live without her daily creations) and at long last released this book - At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen.  Growing up in rural Australia, Amy spent her childhood watching (and helping) her parents create every meal they ate - from scratch.   With the nearest store 30 miles away, one can only imagine the creativity it must have inspired.   The book explains how to create healthy, fullfilling dishes for every occassion.  It feels like a relaxation experiment just looking at the beautiful photos by Photog Johnny Miller of vegetables and natural ingredients.   I happily bought he book and intend to spend the holidays experimenting with this masters recipes.    Buy one for the cook in your life, and buy one for yourself as well.  It's one of those books that should be in every kitchen - as a reference and also as a guide.   Be sure to visit her excellent website for recipes, inspiration, and more know-how than you can imagine! 

Click images or links for more info about Amy and Hammertown, to buy the book, and visit Amy's website. PHOTO - JOHNNY MILLER from AT HOME IN THE WHOLE FOOD KITCHEN by AMY CHAPLINPHOTO-JOHNNY MILLER from AT HOME IN THE WHOLE FOOD KITCHEN by AMY CHAPLIN