Menu Notes 12/30/13

Chef Brandon menu notes. Contact Health Savor  for delicious organic food in Cincinnati.

Hello and Happy almost New Year!  Also, thanks everyone for the kind words and well wishes for Kara and I’s anniversary. Working together was no problem for us, and running this business together doesn’t seem to phase us either, well, not our relationship anyway. Make no mistake, this job is crrrazy! It’s all worth it when it’s adding up to healthier, happier lives, quicker recoveries, and lower disease rates. We are healers who also love to cook, and Chefs who also have a passion for healing. They are one in the same. Thanks for joining us this week.

For your convenience, I have pasted the heating instructions into this email for quick reference.

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Pineapple Amish Chicken in Banana Leaves (It looked like Gilligan’s Island at HealthSavor H.Q. for a minute there today)

Heating Instructions: Remove lid and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Banana leaf is for flavor and to seal in moisture only, do not eat, and discard after enjoying the dish.

Portobello Vegggie Burgers with avocado mayo, baked veggie chips and gluten free bread (Sooo good, soo healthy. This one is still on the menu at Essencha Tea House in Oakley, where I learned many of my favorite soups)

Heating Instructions: Remove lid and bake veggie burger at 350 for 10 minutes. Burger may also be heated in skillet on medium for 4 minutes per side. Toast the bread in toaster or along-side of burger (gluten free bread is MUCH better when freshly toasted). Apply all the goodies, and enjoy!

Chimichurri Chicken or Tofu Kabobs-
(Lot’s of assembly was required this week. We did the dirty work, you simply enjoy the food!)

Note: For Amish chicken option, please note that it is not pre-cooked. Please observe heating instructions below.

Heating Instructions: Heat skillet to medium high and place skewers in one layer. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, repeating until chicken is firm but not hard (if it is still undercooked, it will have a jello-like feel). For Tofu version, simply cook to desired consistency of vegetables.

Both versions may also be baked at 450 for 10 minutes.

Indian/Black Lentil Soup

(Simmered for many hours to soften those lentils. This batch should be easier on the belly than most lentil recipes)
Note: Analysis is for full container

Heating instructions: Place container in microwave on reheat for 4-5 minutes, or transfer to sauce pan and heat until hot.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
(YUM!)

Heating Instructions:  Heat in microwave on reheat setting for 2-3 minutes or in a saucepan for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Kale-Tomato Omelet
(ALL the vitamins and minerals for breakfast!)
Heating Instructions: Pour into a skillet and cook on low for 10 minutes OR on medium high, stirring frequently, until desired firmness achieved.

Kid’s Pizza
(Find a healthier pizza and I’ll give you a free week’s delivery)
Bake at 400 for 10 minutes (gluten free crust likes to stay soft in the middle for some reason, try baking on lowest rack.)

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