Video: Mango Cups

Video: Mango Cups

What's an easy way to dice a mango and create your own portable mango cup?  Chef Katie shows you how to enjoy this sweet tropical treat in no time.

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Video: Cooking Quinoa

Video: Cooking Quinoa

Got 12 minutes?  You've got time to cook quinoa!  Watch this video to see how easy it is :)

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Southern Dolmades? Of course

Dolmades are a traditional Greek dish of grape leaves, wrapped around a spiced filling with meat and rice, and served with a yogurt dipping sauce.

This inspiration came from Chef Vivian Howard, owner and chef at Chef and the Farmer, who you can watch weekly on A Chef's Life.  

Southern Dolmades

Join me in the kitchen with my own take: turnip greens, wrapped around a filling of Carolina rice, raisins, and pecans.  Served with a sweet potato puree.

"Opa...Shuga Pie!"

Cooking Show: Food Purpose

I have been fortunate enough to be the host of a cooking show called "Food Purpose".

This show shares how easy, inexpensive, and delicious eating a plant-based, oil-free diet.

As both a chef and a wellness professional, I am continuously reminded of the dual role food plays in our lives:
The chef in me wants to bring people to the table, to tell a story, to celebrate tradition, to explore cultures.
The wellness side of me wants you to be energized, motivated, and strong, all within a healthy weight range.

For me, food is more than fuel.  Nor is food the sole reason to live.

Food is about enjoyment, gratitude, and pleasure without the expense of your health.

I have felt honored to host "Food Purpose", and I am excited for its premier on TV in December 2013

For viewing on your own schedule in in your own location, check out this link on YouTube:
Food Purpose: Surviving the Holidays

And please Like the Food Purpose community on Facebook. 

Much thanks to Tim Gales, who is the brain behind this veggie-filled operation.

Source: http://youtu.be/OISWbci8juA

How To: Mango Cups

How To: Mango Cups

Fear not the mango.  Check this video to see how easy it is to cut into this fruit.

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Salsa, 1-2-3

Salsa, 1-2-3

The sultry seduction of the Salsa dance comes from the simple 1-2-3​ rhythm that defines it.  ​The excitement of the food salsa comes from a simple 1-2-3 rule as well.

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