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|
|The Everyday Chef: Chocolate Banana Nice Cream
Alex: If you’ve never had ice cream made from bananas, you’re in for a surprising treat! Ripe, frozen bananas are puréed into a silky cream that tastes very similar to its dairy counterpart. Watch Video
|How To Make Homemade Potato Gnocchi for Baked Spinach & Chicken Gnocchi
Andrew: Making gnocchi isn’t hard work, but getting them right takes a few steps and a little time. But I promise you’ll love the result! Watch my short video and follow the 4 Key Steps to Good Gnocchi and you’ll be on your way to a delicious meal! Watch Video
|The Perfect Summer Dessert! Berry Kebobs
Alex: This easy recipe is perfect for summer entertaining on the 4th of July … and beyond! Fun, festive and healthy, these kebobs make a tasty side dish or dessert for any BBQ. Get Fruit Kebab Recipe
|How To Properly Prep Tofu + Chimichurri Tofu Tacos!
Andrew: A lot of people don’t like tofu, not because it tastes bad but because it doesn’t taste like anything or has a strange texture. However, 99% of the time it isn’t the fault of the tofu, but the cook! Here are some tips for making great tofu and a wham-bam-pow chimichurri taco recipe using tofu and sweet potatoes as main ingredients. Get Tofu Taco Recipe
|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
|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