Three bonus recipes for the week. Two on the Piedmont Healthcare website and one on the Livestrong website. They can also be found in my seasonal cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh!
First, my Honey Vanilla Whipped Ricotta with Fresh Fruit:
Second, my Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho:
Finally, my Grilled Hamburger with Tomato Mostarda:
Dreams do come true! Today, Super Sous and I got to visit America’s Test Kitchen in Brookline, MA-a cook’s playground, to say the least!!!
What’s that you say? Oh, it’s my recipe for Cinnamon Sweet Potato Purée from my cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, in the latest issue of O Magazine! I teamed up with City of Hope Hospital to promote their research with superfoods and their role in fighting cancer. Grab the September issue of O and enjoy!
Tonight, I had the good fortune to cook with my brother and fellow Next Food Network Star competitor, Hans Rueffert. Hans is chef and co-owner (with his lovely wife) of the Woodbridge Inn in Jasper, Georgia, (if you are ever near – you must go – quaint, beautiful and delicious food, of course) author of the cookbook “Eat Like There’s No Tomorrow” (a steal at only $25!), father of 2 fantastic kids (and 1 more on the way) and is a gastric cancer survivor. Hard core. He is also a health and nutrition coach, chef/teacher, advisor, mentor, and inspiration/coach for others… definitely one of the most generous people I know. He is close friend and was even there to support Super Sous’ mom when she fought cancer last year. A true genuine hearted person.
So, it was a huge honor (and a blast) for me to cook with him tonight for a Gastric Cancer Foundation private dinner in San Francisco. Here we are serving up the soup course: Summer Corn Soup with Chanterelles, Creme Fraiche and Basil Pesto.
And my Mixed Berry Crostata – how much more summer can you get?!
Thanks for the invite, brother Hans! Let’s cook again soon.
If you want to support kicking cancer in the ass!, you can click to donate to the Gastric Cancer Foundation.