The Holidays are HERE! And your contemplating on taking a break from healthy eating. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to. Let me suggest a Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Soup made with chicken or vegetable base to start and finished with coconut cream and Vegan butter substitute. Honestly I make this every Friday for a Jewish Family that brought this delicious recipe into play. Not only do our clients learn from us, we also learn from them. Family recipes are popular around the Holidays. People tend to prepare comfort food verses healthy food. I specifically remembered being challenged by one of my Clients to make a Healthy Thanksgiving dinner with no preservatives, no sugar and fresh ingredients. Nothing from a can, nothing powdered and absolutely no boxed ingredients. I made a huge Lemon Herb Turkey accompanied by giblet gravy, Haricot Verts, Sweet Potatoes flavored with Orange and Stevia, and also Cranberry with no sugar, just stevia, fresh squeezed orange juice and zest and spices. I do remember also adding garlic infused Yukon mashed potatoes and ghee. I thickened the gravy with 1 teaspoon of Tapioca Starch and added giblets from the turkey. Delish!
Culinary Life is filled with tidbits of information that spring into action and range from just a few ingredients to a plethora of specialty items available today. There are many Gluten-free options for desserts for example. You can order and have delivered to your door, Gluten-free products from Amazon. Or simply drive over to your local market like Whole Foods or Sprouts that carry it. I enjoy making Sweet Potato Pie with Gluten-free flour. I however do not substitute the butter in this recipe. It’s your choice what ingredients that you would like to use. I will make the necessary adjustments based on our clients diet intake information form. Every season varies…I learned to make Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Latte every morning with the staff…also baked my specialty Bourbon Spiced Pumpkin Bread topped with Pumpkin Butter available at your local Trader Joes around Fall. Fall Spices are Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Cardamom, Ginger, Allspice and Pumpkin Pie Spice. There are so many different variations of baked goods, so be creative!
And Remember… “A Whole Everyday Chef” is made of “Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice”, so don’t forget to have us Cater your Holiday Parties and Special Events!
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Chef Fila Williams
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