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|
|How To Make Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette
Andrew: Using fresh or frozen berries to create dressings and vinaigrettes isn’t really a secret, but it’s certainly overlooked. In fact, using fruit as a vinaigrette base takes all the hard work out of making a dressing. VIDEO Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette
|How To Perfectly Roast Broccoli for a Deliciously Simple Broccoli Farro Salad
Alex: This broccoli and farro salad is a fresh, simple side dish perfect for any occasion. Roasted, charred broccoli with farro, salty feta, red pepper flakes and fresh mint. Just a handful of ingredients are transformed into a beautiful, dinner-worthy salad. Get Farro Salad Recipe
|Spicy Asian-Inspired Cucumber Appetizer
Andrew: The poor cucumber. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. This versatile veggie seems to always get stuck being put into a salad of some kind. Not this time! The cucumber takes center stage with this Asian-inspired spicy appetizer. Watch Video
|Asparagus and Pea Gnocchi
Alex: This dinner is the perfect way to welcome back spring. Fresh, crisp asparagus spears with bright peas in a light cream sauce with pillowy gnocchi. The secret is a light and creamy sauce made with lemon juice, heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Give this Gnocchi a Go!
|Toasted Chipotle Tomato Jasmine Rice
Andrew: The smoky, spicy elements from chipotle in the adobo sauce combined with the subtly sweet tomato juice allows the toasted jasmine in this dish to dance in the background, teasing your taste buds. Try This Delicious Side Dish
|Swiss Chard & Chickpea Soup
Alex: This soup is a great way to enjoy Swiss chard, especially if you need a break from spinach, kale or other greens. It’s a simple, yet filling one-dish seasonal meal that brings out the true beauty of soup! Swiss Chard & Chickpea Soup
|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