FLIK Embraces Clean Food
“I’d like to introduce you to our celebrity guest chef…”
Every time I heard it said, I turned to see who was there. While this is not at all how I think of myself, I was nevertheless thrilled for the opportunity to be part of this progressive food service effort and to connect with so many who share my passion for eating clean.
Partnering with FLIK International, one of the leaders in food service management, is truly inspiring as they too make eating fresh, locally sourced and healthy clean food paramount. FLIK’s food service offered a rainbow of color, locally sourced foods and abundant options for seemingly every taste and dietary restriction. And the behind the scenes was even more impressive as I saw firsthand their dedication to thorough recipe testing and nutritional analysis, signage to educate and enable consumers to make healthy choices, and finally, to connecting their customers to the food and the chefs who prepare it. Knowledge, empowerment and connection – that’s what eating clean is all about!
Chef Gino prepared an incredible selection of clean food recipes from both of my books and even previewed a few of my new recipes due out in November in book 3. The menu included Polenta Pizzas, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks over Cumin Scented Lentils, Tahini Mustard Glazed Carrots, Wild Rice with Dried Prunes and Fennel, Watercress Daikon and Avocado Salad with Cumin and Lime, Raw Kale Confetti Salad and even Kale Smoothies!
It was an honor to be featured as FLIK’s Celebrity Guest Chef yesterday in Boston and a thrill to see my recipes so enthusiastically enjoyed by all. My sincere thanks to all who made it such a wonderful day – from the chefs, nutritionists and executives to all of the welcoming and engaging employees who happily dined on clean food.
Eat clean live well!