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 the Ultimate Grilled Cheese! Grilled Halloumi Cheese w/ Berries & Herbs
Alex: Halloumi is a sheep’s cheese from Cypress, known for its firm texture and high melting point. It can be pan-fried, seared, and grilled. Enjoy like a salad, or serve alongside toasted crostini for a simple summer appetizer. Get Grilled Halloumi Recipe
|Get Creative with Asian Noodles & Bull Dog Sauce! ChiPan Street Noodles
Andrew: What are ChiPan street noodles? Like most recipe creations, this one came about because I couldn’t find the exact noodle I needed. Merging Chinese noodles with a popular Japanese sauce and some hearty vegetables turned out to be fantabulous! ChiPan Street Noodles
|Frozen Chocolate Banana Coins
Alex: Ever since I discovered the magic of banana ‘ice cream,’ I’ve been thinking of different ways to enjoy the creamy, custard-like filling that frozen bananas provide. This is a perfect snack for summer and an easy way to let kids help out in the kitchen. Chocolate Banana Coins Recipe
|Sweet & Salty Stacked Pear Salad
Andrew: This pear and prosciutto salad is inexpensive to make, gets style points for presentation with family and guests, and wows the taste buds with both flavor pairings and texture contrasts.
VIDEO Pear Salad Recipe
|Dairy-Free Strawberry Milk
Alex: This version of Strawberry Milk is lightly sweetened and uses real strawberries, which can’t always be said for the squeeze-bottle syrup. It’s also fairly simple to make and keeps well in the fridge for up to a week. Get Strawberry Milk Recipe
|How To Make Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream
Wait … don’t throw away those brown avocados! They’re still good and you can make them into a tasty dessert: Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream. Delicious and nutritious in so many ways! Watch 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