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Most people want to eat healthy but don't know where to get started. They are scared of making the change and not knowing what to eat or how to prepare it. GF2 will help you develop a recipe box full of healthy, easy to prepare and tasty dishes. Recipes you can use on their own or expand on and create your own versions. It's important to send the whole family on the journey and start kids off early. Consider a private cooking class in the comfort of your home. These classes can be as simple or as in-depth as you would like.
Good Food Feast or Private Dinner Party
During the year GF2 will organize Good Food Feasts throughout the area. These events will give you an opportunity to experience a fantastic full course meal of healthy foods, meet the chefs who create them and have access to the recipes so you and your family can recreate these fabulous dishes at home. You can also book us for your very own Private Dinner Party. Share with family and friends the joy of eating healthy.
Learning how to eat healthy was never so much fun! Hang out in the kitchen with Michael as he prepares some tasty food, gives you some healthy cooking tips and shares some of his favorite music. Part party, part cooking class, this event will have you moving in your seat while you wait for the next delicious bite. You'll learn about some of Michael's favorite dishes that you can add to YOUR healthy recipe box. This event can take place in your kitchen or any other agreed upon venue. Call GF2 today and see how healthy and fun Tasty Tunes can be.
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Below you'll find one of my favorite veggie burgers along with a great side to go with it. Test out these recipes so you can have them ready for your next picnic or summer outing.
Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Of all the Veggie Burgers in my collection this is one of my favorites. It's easy to make, super delicious, adaptable to your level of spicy, and the pre-cooked patties freeze well to have on hand for later.
1/2 cup quinoa
1 tsp. olive oil
1 small red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (15.5 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
Egg replacement = 1 large egg (I used 1 ground Tbsp. Chia Seeds to 3 Tbsp. water. Let the seeds soak up the water and create a pasty substance, then it’s ready to add to the recipe.)
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2/3 cups cooked corn (fresh or canned)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. minced chipotles in adobo (This is where you can make it spicier if you wish. I would make a batch first to get a sense of the spicy level then vary it on the next batch)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 cup rolled oats, ground into crumbs
1. Place the quinoa in a small saucepan along with 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and cover the pan. Cook 10 to 15 minutes until the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat.
2. Heat the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Season them with a pinch of salt and sauté until onions are softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Place the mixture into a large bowl. Add approximately 1 1/2 cans of black beans to the bowl and, using a potato masher or fork, mash all of the ingredients together until a pasty mixture forms. Stir in the remaining beans along with the tomato paste, egg replacer, corn, cilantro, chipotles, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the cooked quinoa and ground oats until evenly distributed.
3. Form the mixture into 6 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.
4. When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400° F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place the patties on the sheet. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, until the patties are golden brown and crispy, then carefully flip them over and cook another 10 minutes. You can also fry the patties in a pan with a small amount of oil. Serve patties on the buns with your favorite toppings. I like slice avocado, mixed salad greens and tomato slices.
Broccoli Slaw with Pineapple Curry Dressing
8 – 10 ounces broccoli slaw (about 4 large broccoli stalks and 2 carrots, shredded)
1 Tbsp. natural organic peanut butter or other nut butter
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
3/4 tsp. mild curry powder (such as Maharajah)
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
4 drops liquid stevia, or other sweetener to taste
1/2 cup sliced grapes or chopped pineapple
walnuts or organic roasted peanuts for garnish (optional)
1. Place the broccoli slaw into a serving bowl.
2. Put the peanut butter into a small bowl and whisk in the pineapple juice. Add the vinegar, curry powder, and red pepper flakes. Check the flavor and add stevia or other sweetener to taste. Pour over broccoli slaw and mix well.
3. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to develop. Stir in grapes or pineapple just before serving, garnished with a sprinkling of roasted peanuts, if desired.
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