Food News and Tips

Tryon NC Personal Chef - Chef Patricia

Soups a Complete Meal

Last months Newsletter gave you the tools to stock your kitchen with basics so now that the cooler weather is here it’s time to create Soups! Everyone loves Soups and the benefits are pretty amazing. Most Soups are a meal unto themselves, can be made in a slow cooker,...

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Fall 2019 Kitchen Staples

Be Prepared With a Well Stocked Pantry and Fridge Now that Fall has arrived it’s a great time to get back in the Kitchen and start making lots of great Stews, Soups and Casseroles. Surprisingly enough many of the Ingredients for your Fall Favorites are already at your...

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Why Use San Marzano Tomatoes

It may seem like a weird time of year to feature Canned Tomatoes but San Marzano Tomatoes really take your Marinara and any Dish to the next level! One of the most distinctive traits is the rich sweet taste that other canned tomatoes don’t have! Also, you may have...

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Benefits of Bone Broth

Because my diet is primarily Vegetarian I struggle to get the Protein I need. As I really have trouble eating Meat I find that drinking Broths is much more palpable. So, in addition to Juicing I also keep Bone Broth and Thai Broth on hand especially for when I feel I...

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Green Tomatoes

With summer on the way, I have been busy developing lots of recipes and wanted to highlight Green Tomatoes. Living here in the south Green Tomatoes or Fried Green Tomatoes as they are known are featured on countless menus but there are so many other ways to use them!...

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Tips for Cooking With Citrus

With Spring finally, here it’s the perfect time to infuse all your dishes with citrus! As most of my cooking is Mediterranean based, I use citrus in most all my dishes. I think by know many of you have the handy lemon/lime citrus squeezer.  If not, here is a link...

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Eat to Beat Inflammation

With so much information out there on what to eat and what not to eat it can be really confusing to make good choices! As a Vegetarian I struggle to get enough Protein in my diet while managing Anti-Inflammatory issues. Ongoing inflammation is problematic and can...

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Organic Produce Tips

Eating more Fruits and Vegetables -Organic or not is better than eating none at all! Most of us would love to buy Organic Produce all the time, but availability and expense often make it hard. There is a guide to shopping smarter by buying conventional produce that's...

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Fresh Food Inspired by Austin!

January Newsletter - Fresh Food Inspired by a recent trip to Austin! Having just returned from Austin, Texas I am on a Fresh Food high! It was so amazing to experience a city that is so immersed in Meat yet on the cutting edge of all things Plant Based. I spent my...

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Spotlight – Outreach Ministries

Give to families in need in Polk County ... Do you have shelves full of food items that you just never get to using - a refrigerator that is overflowing? If you are like more families you do. In fact, the waste is so huge in America's kitchens that most families waste...

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Sept ’18

Doesn't the hint of fall in the air make you think of soups? Having worked at both the Purple Onion and Side Street I have a bit of a following with my Soups. I have spent countless hours in my Test Kitchen perfecting each and every one of my recipes! Many of my Soups...

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June ’18 – Fridge Tips

Summer is a great time to really clean out your refrigerator. With the farmers markets and fruit stands in full swing eating fresh is a breeze but it can seem like a lot of work. Here are a few tips to make your food prep really work for you! Throw out any old produce...

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April ’18 – Kitchen Staples

Be Prepared With a Well Stocked Pantry With Spring here and the warmer temperatures approaching we will have an abundance of amazing produce to work with, but don’t forget to have your Pantry and Fridge stocked with the the basics to elevate whatever you are cooking....

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March ’18 – Food for Good

A great gift to me that comes via my catering ... meeting the most amazing people and organizations doing good in our community! I had the great privilege of catering an event this past Sunday for The Free Clinics. If you haven’t heard of this amazing Non Profit...

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