Dear Chef Coco, I find with all the festivities during the holiday season, I find it hard to stay on the healthy eating zone. Any tips for a single guy who wants to enjoy the season and still stay healthy? Joe S. Dear Joe, Holidays are a tough time to stay in the healthy eating zone. Between time crunched days because of shopping and holiday parties we are often set up to fail and just eat that cookie because it's available. Here are a few tips to help us all stay on track du
Here is the link for the video segment for the Mediterranean roasted olives I prepared on Fox 21 news recently. I love cooking on TV. I have done it for years and it never gets old. I love teaching the "talent" new dishes and flavors. I bond with each and every weather person I have ever cooked with. Roasted olives is one of those dishes that packs flavor and can be made easily with a run through the local grocery store salad bar. A lemon or orange on hand can be used to add
Dear Chef Coco, I want to hold a good old fashioned Afternoon tea this holiday season for my girl pals. Can you give me some tips and tricks to make it a smash? - Jen L Dear Jen L, I have always been a big fan of afternoon tea service. Years ago I was lucky enough to have a tea historian walk me through the ultimate afternoon tea experience. I recall loving all the teapots made of china and the starched napkins in our lap as we leisurely sipped and reminisced about our favori
So here is my annual public service announcement for keeping food safe while prepping, cooking and serving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 76 million people a year get sick from unsafe foods. So how can you keep your family safe in the kitchen? Some foods are riskier than others; most pathogens are found in uncooked fresh fruits and vegetables and animal products. How these products are cooked, served, and stored has a lot to do with their safety.
This time of the year I get lots of questions from my students in my classes about cooking plant based options for the holidays. There are more family members and friends that are eating plant based these days which can be daunting for even the most experienced cook. Here are some ideas that can mix up the menu and please the plant based eaters in your life. Holiday eating can be a mine field of unhealthful options for plant based eaters. Vegetables are often uninteresting, h