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  • Writer's pictureJagshakti Jhelumi

Signature Dishes of the Week (Nov 07 - Nov 11) Health is Wealth!

Dear Star Clients:

I thank you all for your awe-inspiring responses to my previous blog post, "Post Holiday Blues–Cure & Care!" It was an absolute pleasure to cook your favorite and nostalgic home-cooked foods. Thank you for sharing all the lovely pictures. Please feel free to add any of the ten dishes to your weekly menu whenever your heart desires.

This week’s signature dishes are inspired by your health-conscious lifestyle. Your efforts to provide protein-rich, balanced, and nourishing foods to yourself and your family members have become my number one priority. I am excited to share this week’s healthy, filling, and scrumptious signature dishes with all of you health fanatics.

1. Fresh Pesto and Chicken Pasta

Choice of whole wheat or lentil pasta (linguine recommended), tossed in freshly blended basil pesto, and topped with succulent and beautifully seasoned grilled chicken.

2. Healthy Kung-Pao Chicken

Chicken breast tenderloin stir-fried with peppers, celery, and roasted peanuts in classic Sichuan sweet and sour sauce. Serve over brown rice.

3. Tomato Pesto Grilled Chicken

Succulent and beautifully seasoned chicken breast tossed in a freshly prepared sun-dried tomato pesto. Serve over couscous or brown rice.

4. Green Goddess Pasta

Choice of whole wheat or lentil pasta (Tagliatelle recommended), tossed in green goddess sauce made with spinach, basil, and avocado.

5. Black Bean Burgers

Plant-based, protein-packed burger patties made with black beans. Serve over a whole wheat bun and top with romaine, dill pickles, red onions, dijon mustard, low fat mayo, and your choice of fixings.

6. Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine

A warmly spiced medley of sauteed onions, carrots, peppers, mushrooms, chickpeas, and dried apricots. Serve over polenta or brown rice.

7. Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

A lightly spiced, semi-dry Indian-style chickpea and cauliflower curry. Serve with whole-wheat rotis or over brown rice.

8. Quinoa Pilaf with Carrots and Chickpeas

High-protein and gluten-free quinoa, cooked with onions, garlic, carrots, bell peppers, and chickpeas, pilaf style, garnished with chopped cilantro and lime for a zing.

9. Vegetable and Red Bean Gumbo

Louisiana-style gumbo made with red onions, peppers, red kidney beans, okra, zucchini, and tomatoes is a complete and hearty meal.

10. Berry Chocolate Chia Pudding

A healthy, yet tasty, dessert made with chia seeds, avocados, almond butter, unsweetened cocoa, and antioxidant-rich berries

If you wish to add these recipes to your upcoming appointments, simply head over to the "Select Menu" tab and update your menu selection for the upcoming week. I cannot wait to see you all in your kitchens soon.

PS: To connect with me on Instagram, follow @jagtoombs. Follow @jagntoombsfoods on Instagram to check out my other culinary projects.

Your Private Chef,

Chef Jag

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