Tag Archives: heart healthy

Whole Grains Inspiration

As you can see, in my office lays a pile that holds many months of industry magazines. At one time or another, I breezed through them all but I definitely haven’t read them cover-to cover. The reason is that just like many of … Continue reading

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Make Your Customers Happy, Respect the Salad Bar

    Before culinary school, I spent roughly 2 years working as a pantry cook in the kitchen of  The Arden House in Harriman, New York. In this role, I worked with cold salad preparation  dressings, sandwiches, shrimp cocktail and fruit platters just to name a … Continue reading

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Black Hat Chef Herb Garden

I’m so proud to talk about our herb garden with everyone -as it’s one of the most unique things we do in our department. It’s the herb garden’s 4th year, and our very own  “Garden Guru’s” this time took it to another level. They rototilled new soil and … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Tasting Day

It was great to work with my team to celebrate the Whole Grains Sampling Day recently. The idea stemmed from the The Whole Grains Council. Our approach was simple, to educate as many people we possibly can in one day on the benefits … Continue reading

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Bringing Whole Grains to High School

I had a unique opportunity this past week that I wanted to share with you. The Rex Healthcare Chefs were invited back to high school. It had been over fifteen years since I’ve strolled through any high school hallways, so … Continue reading

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A Taste of New Orleans

There is so much more that goes on in a top-notch healthcare culinary program than just wowing our patients expectations on the plate.  There’s are our internal customers who are just as important to us as well. These customers (mostly co-workers) … Continue reading

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Granola- Fresh, Fast & Easy

The smell of  our fresh-baked granola coming out of the oven has come to be one of my favorite food smells as of late. Our own recipe of this delightful treat is loaded with a variety of nuts, and dried … Continue reading

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Pass the Envelope Please… We are Cooking “En Papillote”

 En papillote  is a culinary term that I first learned while attending the The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. It is a French word that  literally translates to “in paper”.  As a matter in fact  En Papillote is actually … Continue reading

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Asian Flavors, Hospital Setting

As I walked through the kitchen today, one of our black hat chef’s called to me and said “Hey Chef Ryan, I’m making a little stir fried rice today, except I’m going to use Israeli cous cous instead or rice, … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Quinoa & Asparagus

If you are in the business of eating healthy,we’ve got you covered. This is our Lime & Ginger glazed Salmon. Today we feature it with a quinoa pilaf and lemon scented asparagus. the marinade  is simple,there’s  fresh grated ginger, lime zest, … Continue reading

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