It's Just Personal: A Personal Chef's Essential Guide to Shopping, Cooking, and Eating Smarter [NOOK Book]

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Ellen Postolowski demonstrates her personal chef skills with a non-preaching attitude. In It's Just Personal, Ellen takes you into the world of a personal chef with an open mind towards health, fitness, and food. She provides the essential information and basic 101 on eating right. It's Just Personal is Ellen's condensed version of the experiences with clients as well as her own journey (including failures) where health is concerned. It's Just Personal is an easy-to-read guide that offers pointers for better ...
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It's Just Personal: A Personal Chef's Essential Guide to Shopping, Cooking, and Eating Smarter

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Overview

Ellen Postolowski demonstrates her personal chef skills with a non-preaching attitude. In It's Just Personal, Ellen takes you into the world of a personal chef with an open mind towards health, fitness, and food. She provides the essential information and basic 101 on eating right. It's Just Personal is Ellen's condensed version of the experiences with clients as well as her own journey (including failures) where health is concerned. It's Just Personal is an easy-to-read guide that offers pointers for better eating habits, help with organization in the kitchen, shopping guidelines, and fun tips and techniques for more efficiency at mealtime. She has re-invented the average meal with her delicious recipes. She also offers advice and suggestions to parents trying to make better eaters of a nation of children sinking in obesity. Ellen has also included a chapter on college-bound children, so they can maintain their health and continue proper eating while not under a parent's supervision.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600377969
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Ellen Postolowski was born in Mahwah, NJ in 1966. She is the daughter of Frank and Susan Postolowski, and she has five siblings. Her interest in food began at an early age while standing at her mother's side.

Ellen's love for the diversity of food and her desire to look and feel her best have motivated her to create delicious as well as nutritious meals and snacks.

Ellen attended Ramapo College of NJ where she majored in literature.During this time, she started Sweet Surrender, a small baking company that specialized in offering healthier dessert options to restaurants, coffee houses, and delis. Ellen owned and operated Sweet Surrender for eight years, until she was contacted by Jason Kidd (one of the NBA's top point guards)and his wife, Joumana. They hired Ellen as their personal chef to help them and their children make better food and nutrition choices by involving them in the cooking process and educating them about food and the importance of healthy eating.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Foreword xv

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Getting Started 1

The Who, What and Why of a Personal Chef 2

Why You Would Need My Advice 2

How You Can Implement Your New Practices 3

What Your New and Improved Menu Looks Like 3

Chapter 2 The Pantry Makeover 7

Throwing It All Out 8

Breaking It Down 8

Getting You Organized 10

Chapter 3 Helping Our Children 21

When the Kids Won't Eat 23

Strategies, Tough Love, and Some Heartfelt Deception 24

Strategies to Avoid The Freshman Fifteen 25

The Kidds 26

Chapter 4 Count the Ways to a Better You! 29

1 Always Eat Breakfast 29

2 Stay Hydrated-Always 29

3 Organize Your Kitchen 30

4 Watch the Sugar 30

5 Read the Packages 31

6 Keep Temptations Away 32

7 Keep Busy and Get Moving 32

8 Be Creative, Discover New Tastes 32

9 Pass the Knowledge Along 33

10 Take Pride in Being High-Maintenance 33

The Food! 34

Chapter 5 Condiments, Dips, and Sauces 37

White Bean Dip 38

Cilantro Sauce 39

Simple Hummus 40

Taziki 41

Eddie's Spicy-Sweet Salsa 42

Guilt-Free Chili Con Queso 44

Eggplant Sauce 46

Basic Marinara Sauce 48

Chapter 6 Starters and Appetizers 51

Crab Cakes 52

Ceviche 53

Fiesta Spirals 54

BLT Stuffed Avocado 55

Chapter 7 Salads, Soups, and Sides 57

Mediterranean Lentil Salad 58

Zesty Corn Salad 59

Wheat Berry Salad 60

Light and Hearty Tuna Salad 61

Sante Fe Chopped Salad 62

Tabbouleh Salad 63

Lenny's Favorite (Salmon-Avocado and Beets) Salad 64

Roasted Beets 66

Roasted and Simply Delicious Brussels Sprouts 67

Spicy Winter Squash Soup 68

Chapter 8 A Meal-in-One-One Dish Wonders 71

Chicken and Dumplings 72

Costa Rican Rice and Beans75

Ellen's Kibbeh 76

Crunchy Rice and Vegetable Frittata 78

Super-Food Wrap 79

Chicken (or Turkey) Enchiladas 80

Korean-Inspired Vegetable and Rice Salad 82

Chicken, Broccoli, and Shitake Mushrooms with Black Bean Sauce 84

Eggplant Rollatini 85

Anything Leftover Equals Frittata 87

Chapter 9 Cooking With The Kidds 91

Roasted Potatoes 92

Chicken Nuggets for Everyone 93

Simply Macaroni and Cheese 94

Veggie and Turkey Chili 95

Bean and Cheese Roll-Ups 97

Chapter 10 Fortified, Healthier, and Simply Delicious 99

What a Veggie-Burger 100

Lip-Smacking Meatballs 102

Chicken-Ginger Patties 104

Joe-Joe's Ginger Honey-Glazed Salmon 105

Leftover Wrap-Arounds 106

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Jelly Wrap 108

Chapter 11 Better Made Brownies, Muffins, and Cookies 111

Close-to-Homemade Brownies in a Snap 112

Walnut and Cranberry Muffins 114

"In the Pink" Health Bars 115

Homemade (Almost) Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies 117

Blueberry, Buttermilk, and Oatmeal Muffins 118

Apple Crisp 119

Banana Bread 121

Biography 123

Bonus Page 125

Crunchy Chopped Asian Chicken Salad 126

Sources 127

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