Photos from the Tia Foundation Benefit

A few pics of the dishes from our dinner. We raised over $1500 for the Tia Foundation. Excited and proud!

Menu Set for Tia Foundation Benefit

On March 7th, Simple Social Kitchen along with our dear friend Chef Nils Bernstein will be hosting a benefit for the Tia Foundation an incredible organization that helps provide health care solutions for rural Mexicans.

The menu is five courses of Vegan gourmet Mexican cuisine.

TRIO DE ANTOJITOS:

MOLOTE
TACO SUDADO DE JAMAICA
CREMITA DE CHILE POBLANO

SOPA DE LENTEJA QUERETANA

HUAUZONTLES [...]

The Healing Properties of Beets and Horseradishy Borscht Recipe

Beets are funny. So many people wrinkle their noses at the mere mention of them exclaiming “they taste like dirt!” Well, they can. They are earthy root vegetables after all and if the dirt is robust, it will definitely affect the taste of the beets. I love them and know a lot of people [...]

5 Spice Granola with Sunflower Seeds Pepitas Walnuts and Cranberries

This recipe for homemade granola is so delicious and satisfying, you’ll feel silly ever buying it again

5 Spice Granola with Sunflower Seeds Pepitas Walnuts and Cranberries

Yields about 2 Quarts

1 pound whole oats
1/4 pound chopped walnuts
1/4 pound sunflower seeds
1/4 pound pumpkin seeds
2 t. Chinese 5 Spice Powder
1/3 C grapeseed oil
1/2 C grade B maple syrup
1/4 pound [...]

Simple Seasonal Menu No. 1

On Friday I was asked to create and prepare a menu for a potential client for Sunday evening. The restrictions were: vegan, seasonal and minimal garlic. I was excited about the potential client and challenged  by the menu as I rely quite a bit on garlic to add depth of flavor to most dishes.

On Saturday [...]

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