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Party Time: Wedding Anniversary

At Noel Thelander’s beautiful wedding anniversary dinner party with her family, we recreated the menu that was served at their wedding. The menu was champagne chicken, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, baked parmesan potatoes and for dessert was cheesecake with raspberry sauce. The family finished the dinner and while I was cleaning up, they went into […]

Nutrition Tips: Vegetarian

If you’re eating a vegetarian diet, it’s important to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients and making healthy meat-free choices. Don’t load up on cheese. Instead, choose low-fat proteins such as rice, lentils or beans as a base for your meal. Drink calcium-fortified soy milk to cut down on cholesterol and fat, without scrimping on […]

Tacos can feed a crowd, accommodate special diets

I have several clients who are on gluten-free diets. I have to make sure I am able to make them their favorites meals, but make them gluten free. This weekend, I have a birthday party for 30 people, and it has a fiesta theme. One of the things I’ll be serving is a taco bar […]

Five-star meal can be made healthy at home

One of my clients hired me recently to come to their home and prepare an intimate dinner party for five. Their diet is gluten-free, and they wanted appetizers, dinner and dessert. The menu I came up with was Humus on red bell peppers, bacon wrapped water chestnuts, figs with goat cheese draped in prosciutto, and […]

Nutrition Tips: Gluten Free

The number of people with coeliac disease has increased four-fold over the past 50 years. Wheat varieties for bread products have also been grown with much higher levels of gluten to improve the baked goods. What could be healthier and more wholesome? The beauty of the gluten-free diet is that most fresh foods are also […]