The Everyday Chef: Fruit & Veggie Culinary Creations
Welcome to our Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Everyday Chef column. Let our chefs step into your kitchen weekly and offer sound advice and tips to help you eat more fruits and vegetables by bringing delicious and nutritious food to your table! Visit often for original recipes and culinary techniques that will introduce unique ways to prepare fruits & veggies for your everyday meals.
|Equipped with a curiosity in the kitchen and an appetite for wholesome foods, I want to make your healthy eating journey feel both achievable and sustainable. I’m a registered dietitian, yoga instructor and vegetable lover! Together, we’ll experiment with simple, inexpensive recipes and a dash of nutrition tips. Full Bio||Cooking wasn’t always easy for me. My mother’s culinary skills were limited to boiling chicken and preparing a baked tuna casserole. As a registered dietitian, I spend my time helping people reach their personal nutrition goals through therapeutic diets, performance nutrition plans, and preparing meals as a private chef. Full Bio|
|Shredded Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad
Alex: This Brussels sprout and kale salad is my vegetarian version of my mom’s famous sprout salad. It’s a total flavor and texture overload. Chopped, toasted almonds stand in for both croutons and bacon. They give a salty, crunchy bite that pairs perfectly with the thin, wispy strands of Brussels sprouts leaves. Get Sprout + Kale Recipe
|How To Prep Chiles & Make A Mild Red Chile Sauce
Andrew: When it’s dried, the Anaheim pepper becomes a California red chile. It is the mildest dried chile of them all, offering up a meaty, smoky, chile flavor without all the fire! Try My Mild Red Chile Sauce
|Savory Sheet Pan Tofu Dinner
Alex: Behold the sheet pan dinner! Just toss vegetables and protein on a sheet pan, drizzle with sauce of choice and roast until crispy and tender. Minimal prep, zero cleanup. If you’re looking for a healthy, easy recipe to welcome in 2017, the sheet pan dinner is it. Try This Crazy Tasty Dish
|Carrot Halwa – A Lightly Spiced, Sweetened Carrot Pudding
Andrew: I’ve stumbled upon an Indian dessert called carrot halwa – a lightly spiced and sweetened carrot pudding made with milk and sugar. The recipe was so simple I almost ignored it, but I enjoy warm Indian flavors and decided to give it a try. It was amazing!
WATCH VIDEO Carrot Halwa
|Ginger Pear Crisp
Alex: I was craving a warm dessert a few nights ago when temperatures were barely above freezing and nothing sounded better than fruit crisp on the couch with a movie. If you love apple crisp as much as I do, then you have to try it with pears. They’re so perfectly sweet that they practically melt into the oat topping. Get Pear Crisp Recipe
|Roasted Parsnip Fries
Andrew: A lot can be done with parsnips. It’s a root vegetable and can be treated like a potato for almost all recipes. This recipe uses blanching to create a “gelatinized” outer layer that crisps up when cooked at high heat. Blanching uses hot boiling water or oil to partially cook an item. It’s the fundamental step when trying to achieve a crispy fry. Watch Parsnip Fries Video
|Interested In Performance Nutrition?|
|Check out Andrew’s monthly column on performance nutrition, which focuses on the relationship between nutrition and athletic performance, including the quality and quantity of your fluid and food intake.|
|Are You Getting Enough Iron?
The average American gets more than enough iron each day, buy if you’re exercising regularly or actively participating in endurance activities like running or fast walking, you’re not average. Make sure you are getting enough Iron for your active lifestyle.
The Active Person’s Guide to Getting Enough Iron