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Here are the top ten articles for the Personal Chef Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. How To Preserve Vegetable Colors
Food is a glorious thing. It can be packed full of flavor and nutrients, but when prepping foods for your clients it has to 'look' good too. Here are some great tips to stay on top of the color of your fruits and veggies.
2. Tomato Olive Oil Sauce Recipe
Tomatoes are awesome additions to sweet and savory sauces; however when you couple them a nice olive oil, you take the plain and traditional and transform it into the extraordinary that will have your clients raving about your grasp of flavor mastery. Here's how i work with the two.
3. Mise En Place - Offsite Prep for Your Business
One of the largest challenges in increasing your business as a personal chef is the time it takes to move from one client to the next while not overextending. In this article I'm going to show you how to cut your processing time down to allow you to get to more clients with your signature fare.
4. How To Caramelize Onions
Sometimes I have to remember to refer to the basics like 'how to caramelizE onions' to help take you through my tried and true methods of creating flavorFUL nutritious meals. I'm an onion freak and I think by the time you're finished reading and implementing these techniques, you will be too.
5. Become An Ingredient Sleuth - Expand Your Offering
When I'm foraging for ingredients and deciding which items I'm going to add to my 'To Try' list I explore. As a chef, it's important to constantly push your own envelope and learn new ingredients to add to your palate. Here's what I look for and how I go about formulating my research.
6. Tofu Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie has always had a special place in my heart, even after I went vegetarian. I didn't see a reason to give it up, so I modified the recipe to make it work for my new way of eating. In this article I'm going to explain to you how I put together my tried and true vegetarian alternativ
7. Reframing the Restrictive Diet Mindset
Heatlhy diets are not restrictive when you have this understanding. In this article you will get 3 actionable steps to thriving on a diet that places limitations on you.
8. Newsflash On Papayas and Salmonella
Think produce is always the safest bet when it comes to creating your menu? After reading this article you'll think twice and know where to look for your latest information.
9. Standard Operating Procedures for the Personal Chef
Do you often find yourself wondering exactly how you handled a situation that you have encountered before? Have you ever thought, if only I could remember ? Do you repeatedly have to refigure quantities, times, etc? Maybe it is time to construct a set of standard operating procedures.
10. Ideas On How to Use Vietnamese Coriander
I just got back from my [un]local nursery, where I and my boys went on a vertical gardening foraging trip. I found, much to my surprise, Vietnamese coriander, amongst other things. Loved the smell, but didn't really know what to do with it. Here's what I found.
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