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Green Chef’s New Keto Meal Plan


I was so excited when I got the opportunity to try out three dishes from Green Chef’s new Keto subscription meal plan (they also offer omnivore, carnivore, gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and vegetarian plans). Healthier versions of some of my favorite dishes, made with quality organic ingredients, and requiring only about 30 minutes of prep and cooking time all together?

Spiced Chicken in Apple Sage Broth

I am so excited I got the opportunity to develop this Spiced Chicken in Apple Sage Broth recipe for the Union Square Greenmarket as part of my slideshow take over of their Instagram account!  As I have explained before on this blog, I credit the Greenmarket with converting this corporate lawyer from a take-out ordering addict into a healthy cooking lover.

 

This spiced chicken recipe is one of my new favorites because it perfectly encapsulates the spicy and sweet flavors of fall in a light but satiating way,

How I Became a Farmers’ Market Fan + Tips For Shopping at Your Local Market


One of the highlights of my week is walking around the flagship New York City farmers’ market — the Union Square Greenmarket (“USG”) — on Saturday and exploring all the stalls.   Without fail I always discover newly in-season fruits and vegetables or unique farm-sourced products that get my creative juices flowing. Some of my favorite finds in recent weeks are packed into this mint sunflower seed pesto cauliflower crust pizza (pesto recipe can be found here;

Ratatouille with Seasonal Vegetables and Herbs

Following up on my previous post about recipe development, I love ratatouille —a French stewed vegetable dish— because it is easy to prepare with its simple flavor profile (just garlic, EVOO, and tomatoes) but gives you the opportunity to play with whatever herbs and vegetables are in season.

I chose thyme and parsley, but you could sub with basil (I swear there were 5 different types in season at the farmer’s market last week),

Red Split Lentils with Ginger and Turmeric

I’ve been desiring some light, but flavorful, vegetarian protein options due to the heatwave we are currently experiencing in NYC. I knew I wanted to create a dish with the brand new bag of red split lentils I bought at Trader Joe’s on a whim a few weeks back. I also had a general sense of the dish’s flavor profile—lentils cooked in spices to make it interesting, but not to supply heat,

Turmeric Coconut Chicken Fingers

The inspiration for this turmeric coconut chicken finger recipe goes back to childhood. One of my favorite foods since I was a little kid was fried chicken, especially in chicken finger form. When I was six years old and my family went on vacation to Paris for a week, one of my parents had to make a run up to the mezzanine level of the Eiffel Tower every night to buy chicken fingers and French fries because that was the only thing I would eat (well,