Well folks. Some of you may know that I appeared on Dr. Oz on March. 21. This was an amazing experience to see exactly how television shows work behind the scenes. Just by pure luck and God's continued blessings, I was picked to participate in a healthy cooking challenge. I could not believe that within less than one day after sending an email to the show I received a call from an associate producer. I sent in a recipe for my ginger Asian meatballs, but the producer had something else in mind. After several emails and recipe changes, we decided to focus on the high fat and high calorie meatball parmesan. My challenge was to take this popular takeout dish and make it healthy. Whew! I did it. I always use whole wheat pasta so that was easy. I seldom cook with ground beef . So, I needed an alternative. I recently discovered how tasty and leaner ground chicken can be so that was the choice for my meatballs. I don't like using jarred pasta sauce so I made my own and added spinach and fresh herbs and garlic. Of course, no parmesan dish is complete without parmesan cheese. But, I only added the grated parmesan cheese to the top layer. It was delicious. My Kitchen Kemistry crew and I ate the meal after a long evening of shooting the video for the Dr. Oz show. Well folks, the dish was nearly gone. You can check the Dr. Oz website for the recipe and I will update this site as well.
What an amazing Saturday afternoon! The cast and crew of Kitchen Kemistry met for a new installment. I feel like our show has great energy and definitely our concept is like no other. The menu was kicked up a notch with potato crusted-Chilean sea bass, pineapple spicy salsa, and asparagus. The guest couple was Ian, a chef and restauranteur, who brought his signature spice, Dirty Dust. The flavors were spicy, sweet, and sexy like his date Jen. Now, Jen Is a wordly petite beauty that added charm and sophistication to our set. I can not wait until everyone sees how this all works out.
Take In Take Out
Don't let your busy hectic work week have you relying always on your neighborhood Chinese restaurant. Instead, add your leftover jasmine or brown rice to a few veggies to make your own fried rice.. On Friday, I used a small amount of jasmine leftover rice, added one carrot, mushrooms, scallions, spinach, fresh ginger and garlic to make my own version of fried rice. These food items are always in my veggie bin so it all came together very easy. A dash of low sodium soy sauce and this meal was delicious and much more healthier than my takeout spot. Oh, and a glass of moscato made the dish complete.