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Chef Helen Does It Again

22 Jul

Hi.  I put something together that explains my Cheffing Services.  Let me know what you think

 

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4 Jul

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How I Work As a Personal Chef by Chef Helen Gotttesman I have often been asked about how I work as a Personal Chef. First is the keyword Personal. I do not work as a cookie cutter service. My initial meeting with my client is in their home. We talk about what foods they like to eat, how much they eat, whether they have any dietary needs such as salt free, low fat or portion size for example. I get a deposit at our initial meeting to cover at least the groceries and some of the time I have spent planning this out. I cook all the meals in my client’s kitchens, using all their equipment (knives, cutting boards, oven etc.). I shop on the way to my client’s home for the ingredients (just for them, as I only cook for one family at a time) from the butcher, grocery store or fruit market as needed for the recipes we have chosen together. When I get to their home, I unpack, put perishables in the refrigerator organize and start cooking with the pots and pans etc. that my client has asked me to use. (Many of my clients keep strictly kosher, making this quite important). As I said there is nothing “cookie cutter about my service. There is a most popular set up people request. It is called a “five by four”, Five main dishes, five side dishes and four portions of each. The dishes vary, as do the time need to prepare and package for your refrigerator or freezer. All together there are twenty portions of food, to be packaged for one, two or four people. Some of the most frequently requested main dishes have been : Chicken Piccata Chicken Marsala Beef Stew Roasted Salmon with Honey and Dijon Mustard Oriental Marinated Salmon with Lime and Ginger Side dishes include Risotto, Spinach, Potato Kugel, For all of this planning the meals according to your taste, health issues etc. and all of the preparation, packaging and cleaning up will only cost $399.00. That is just $19.95 per serving professionally prepared in your home. Don’t forget the menu is your choice! Call me for further details and to schedule your initial free consultation. (If you live far from the Boca Raton, Florida area I have associates in other parts of the country who do something similar although I don’t know anyone else that focuses on healthy kosher.) You can pay for the service with cash or credit card. Don’t forget the gift certificates for Mother’s Day for your favorite ladies! Phone 561-676-2078 Email chefhelen@helenshomecooking.com Helengottesman2001@yahoo.com

2 May

Who Needs a Personal Chef?

16 Jan

Looking back over the past 9 years that I have been a Personal Chef, I noticed patterns.  Many of my clients have been retirees living in active adult communities in Palm Beach County , Florida .

Many of the “active adults”  whether in their 60’s or 90’s were found by their out of town children looking for a kosher ( or at least Jewish ethnic) chef.  The adult children had seen their parents were not eating right and needed someone to prepare the meals the parents wanted and followed the guidelines set in place by their medical professionals.

 

Easy chicken nuggets

1 Jan

I am always thinking of ways to make easy dishes for my family that pack a lot of flavor.I have another.

Mustard Chicken Nuggets

2 Chicken cutlets

1 egg beaten with 2 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp. coarse grain mustard ( I used Dijon.)

2 tbsp corn meal, corn flake crumbs or bread crumbs or oats or Ground nuts (Pecans or almonds)

Cut chick cutlets into bite-sized pieces or buy chicken tenders already cubed.  Coat the chicken pieces in egg wash, then in mustard and then into “breading”. Place on oiled baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for about 10 to 12  minutes, turning once during cooking, until browned.  Yum !

#glutenfree  #gluten-free  #chickennuggets  #chefhelen  #kosherchef

#nuttedchickencutlets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stupendous Expos

23 Oct

I am taking a break from cooking this week and setting up our expo for Special Needs families.  http://www.stupendousexpos.com We hope you can join us and meet with Special Needs Organizations, Local Businesses, Great Speakers and be entertained by our family friendly entertainers!  If you have any questions, call Rob at 561-676-2075 or Helen at 561-676=2078  Email is stupendous.expos@gmail.com

Ask us about category specific discounts!

 

 

Stupendous Expos Needs You!

 

A valuable source for families

Join us at our Expo for Special Needs Families and the businesses that support them!

Sunday November 13th, 2016 4PM to 8PM Holiday Inn 1301 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405

ü Be an Exhibitor! Just $250.00 or kick it up by adding a radio spot to $300.00 **

ü Be a Sponsor from just $150.00 *see website for details!

ü Hear our Speakers. Share your stories!

ü Attend for free!

ü Stupendous.Expos@gmail.com

ü Share your business info by adding an item to our raffle.

ü Check out www.StupendousExpos.com

ü or call Rob Gottesman 561-676-2075 or                                Helen Gottesman 561-676-2078 for information

3 Tips to Make Pasover Easy and Avoid the Expensive Stuff!

13 Apr

For many years I heard the complaints and gave in.   I kept kosher and like so many other people I found that my husband and son  thought that they could not survive without pasta or Cheerios for 8 days.  So, I gave in,  I bought the Pesach version of pasta (yuck!) and the Pesach version of Cheerios (3 or four times the price per volume!) and found they were not very good.

I found some basic steps I could take to minimize the expense by avoiding the prepared or convenience items which I rarely use anyway and maximize the taste by using more fresh products.So, no cake mixes.  No paying extra for broken matzoh (crumble it yourself if you need to!). Enjoy my brownie recipe using potato starch rather than flour!

First, think in terms of the Mediterranean diet or the Oriental diets.  More vegetables, prepared different ways alongside smaller portions of proteins for dinners especially during the week. I love roasted vegetables (white and sweet potatoes, zucchini and more) alongside roasted or baked chicken as well as a stir fry of onion, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, zucchini and yellow squash and more.  There is always salads like spinach with strawberry to spice things up.

Secondly, think a bit of flexibility on your menus. Burgers don’t need fillers such as matzoh meal or bread crumbs.  Without that, they don’t need the egg t hold it together. Mix the ground beef with chopped onions and garlic and shape the burgers into sliders. Bake, grill or fry as normally would and enjoy!  You can also add herbs in the mixture as you choose!

Thirdly, since my husband is now Gluten-Free as we found out he has Celiac I prepare his food without wheat. We love to make potatoes several ways.  I make potato kugel (with or without carrots, zucchini or sweet potatoes for color), I make mashed potatoes with sauteed onion (using olive oil and no dairy or dairy substitute).  Now according to many authorities quinoa is acceptable during Passover!! Hooray as we love it.

If you are in the area of Palm Beach County, Florida you can hire ChefHelen as your Personal Chef.  ChefHelen can do the shopping for menus we have planned out together and prepare the meals in your home on YOUR equipment

 

Just call, email or text me to set up your free consultation.  Chef Helen Gottesman

561-676-2078 .chefhelen@helenshomecooking.com

Check out my website at http://www.helenshomecooking.com

#matzo #KOSHERCHEF #Pesach #Passover #Recipes

 

 

 

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