Clean Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, football and feasting. The average American will consume a hefty 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving for dinner alone. Drinks, dessert and appetizers can bring the total calorie count to 4,500, according to the Calorie Control Council, an industry group. In these simple recipes Chef Kelli has recreated the traditional flavors we all love, all while keeping our waistlines and hearts in mind.

Farmer’s Market

Chef Kelli recently made a visit to the Royal Oak Farmers Market for an on air cooking demo with Fox 2. In the segments she encourages you to utilize the great local resource that is your local markets for a bounty of whole local staples for an array of amazing Autumn and holiday dishes!

Pot Luck Picnic

We all look forward to summers in Michigan! Pot lucks are a big part of any summer gathering…family dinners, graduations, church functions, and back yard get togethers. Here are a few ideas for some easy and fresh sides and desserts for your next summer picnic. 

Mother’s Day & Springs Salads

In honor of both Mother’s Day and the plentiful springtime produce, Chef Kelli has put together some great ideas. “Spring into Salads” with some fresh and healthily gain salads using the produce of the season (strawberries, asparagus, and radishes…to name a few).    Additionally, let’s not forget about the hard working moms in our lives. Chef Kelli has also put together some last minute affordable and easy ideas to make your mom feel special.  

Spring Brunch Nosh

Although brunch has always been “a thing” it has taken on a new status of late, food establishments cashing in on the trend with hipster menus, bloody Mary bars, craft cocktails, blini experiences and more!  It is a fun, often lighter and whimsical way to entertain at home too!

Easter Basket Treats & Egg Decorating

With the Easter Holiday approaching, Chef Kelli and Chef Sidrah have put together some treat ideas and some natural ways to dye your eggs. Mix up your Easter basket treats with a Rice Krispie robin egg and a cookie nest. Also, no need to use those packets of fake dyes to decorate your eggs; here the chefs have shown a natural and easy way to color the shells of hard boiled eggs.