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The Clean Plates Cookbook Giveaway!

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 02:03 PM - Posted by Megan - (4) comments

We can all use a little spring cleaning in the kitchen. And no, I’m not talking about organizing your pantry, but incorporating clean eating as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Nutritional Consultant and Clean Plates founder, Jared Koch, makes it easy with his newly released, The Clean Plates Cookbook, which continues his mission to educate people on how it can drastically pay off to eat cleanly. “Clean eating, as I define it, means eating high-quality real food as often as possible, based on what is right for your body and what stimulates your taste buds.” Jared shares. “In other words: healthy, sustainable, and delicious.”

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This cookbook is particularly near and dear to my heart because I was honored to contribute to it and work with celebrated participating chefs including Jamie Oliver, Marc Forgione, Michael Anthony, Bill Telepan, Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, Sarma Melngailis, Ed Cotton, Jeremy Bearman, Ann Gentry, and more. It’s a truly incredible resource packed with tons of inspiring information and simple, healthy, delicious recipes—from meat- and seafood-based dishes to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There’s really something for every body and every palate. Here’s a taste of some the recipes you’ll discover.

Hungry to dive in and get cooking? Find out where to grab yourself a copy here or enter my giveaway below for the chance to win a special signed cookbook!

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What does clean eating mean to you? Just comment with your answer below, on Facebook, or tweet me @ThisGirlCanEat. I’ll be picking a winner next week to receive a copy of The Clean Plates Cookbook personally signed by Jared Koch. Wishing you the best of luck & cheers to a clean, mean 2013!

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Don’t Miss Meatopia 2012: Bigger, Better & Beefier!

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Carnivores, get your appetites ready! Meatopia is back and it’s better than ever.

On September 8, the massive meat celebration presented by Whole Foods will feature the most ambitious line-up of chefs and entertainment in the event’s history. “For as long as I’ve been putting this event on, this is the coolest one by far,” says founder Josh Ozersky.  “…we have the greatest chef roster that’s ever come together preparing dishes that aren’t available in their restaurants… You go there to eat and drink and learn about the joys of progressive meat-eating.”

Highlights from Meatopia 2011:

  1. IPA braised short ribs with mustard-green pesto & black truffle shavings from Creekstone Farms
  2. Grilled Kalamansi-spiced chicken thighs with scallion-tomatillo salsa from Abe & Arthur\'s chef Franklin Becker
  3. Pat LaFrieda\'s massive 850-lb steer
  4. Sean Brock\'s Carolina whole Ossabaw hog BBQ with field pea & ramp chow chow
  5. April Bloomfield\'s barbecued whole Mulefoot hog sliders
  6. Smoked bacon lollipops from New Jersey’s Mosefund Farm
  7. Sumac and za\'atar-spiced grilled lamb ribs with Lebanese salad from chef Philippe Massoud of ilili restaurant
  8. Grilled chicken hearts with burnt eggplant puree from Animal\'s Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo
  9. Guisado of veal breast with pistachio mole, fresno chile & cotija crema from La Esquina chef Akhtar Nawab
  10. Chef Robert Newton\'s bacon and sorghum-glazed quail with watermelon-sweet corn salad
  11. Chef Michael White\'s succulent porchetta sandwich from Osteria Morini

This year’s carnivorous carnival will showcase a best butcher competition, live music, unlimited samples of all natural, humane meat dishes from more than 40 of the country’s most celebrated chefs (including Michael White, Adam Perry Lang, Marc Forgione, April Bloomfield, Sean Brock, Aaron Franklin and Michael Toscano), premium beer, wine and spirits, and Pat LaFrieda of Food Network’s Meat Men cooking up a whole, 1000-pound Creekstone steer. Hungry yet?

All the meaty madness is happening at Randall’s Island Park and tickets (which include a ferry ride to and from the event) are available at Meatopia.org. Get yours today!

And check out my recap from last year’s Meatopia here.

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Support ACS at the 7th Annual Taste of Hope Gala

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 05:04 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

All you need is a glimmer of hope to help make a difference. On Thursday, May 3, the American Cancer Society will host the 7th Annual Taste of Hope event, which brings together hundreds of New York’s food enthusiasts and the city’s most notable chefs. Taking over the sprawling space at 82 Mercer in Soho, this year’s gala will honor celebrity chef Todd English for his dedication to the cancer research community.

 
Guests can sample dishes from dozens of NYC’s hottest restaurants, including Beauty & Essex, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Ça Va Brasserie, Coppelia, Delicatessen, The Harrison and Empellon, sip Italian vinos from Vinitaly, creative Stoli cocktails and Nespresso beverages, and mingle with acclaimed chefs Jimmy Bradley, Michael Ferraro, Julian Medina, Eric Levine and many others.

Festivities will also include a silent auction featuring a variety of exceptional items and experiences. Wouldn’t you love to score an Iron Chef-style dinner for four prepared by chef Marc Forgione, dinner for two at the James Beard House, or a luxurious week-long stay in Los Cabos? And with all event and auction proceeds going to the American Cancer Society, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.

Join me in supporting ACS in their mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Stay connected on Twitter @ACSTasteofHope and see you next Thursday!

Image courtesy of Taste of Hope

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