Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Memorable Organic Dinner

You may have heard through the grapevine (via Facebook or Twitter) about the delicious dinner I cooked recently for some friends in Brooklyn… The cruddy weather had finally cleared up enough to be able to celebrate the onset of summer with some good eats & company. Friday night was my night to shine. I became Susie Homemaker/Chef “Boyar-Mia” and displayed my culinary skills to all.

The goal that night: show my friends how easy it is to cook a healthy meal & as JT would say, “bring sexy back” into the kitchen.

I whipped up a Mexican themed feast for about a dozen people. The menu included fresh ingredients from Whole Foods and locally grown fruits and vegetables from my neighborhood street vendor. I lugged about 20 lbs of groceries and a few kitchen accessories in 2 reusable bags.

For the appetizers, I served up organic baby carrots, humus dip, and cheese & crackers for everyone to nosh on while I slaved over the hot stove. For our entrĂ©e, I made organic chicken & beef tacos, homemade “dirty” rice with fresh vegetables, and sweet potato fries…Then came my killer dessert! I baked gooey brownies served with vanilla bean frozen yogurt topped with fresh blueberries & strawberries.

At times the counter got messy from all the chopping & dicing…but thankfully in my bag of supplies I had my new set of OK Kitchen accessories from Organic Pure Life. My OK Kitchen set included 2 kitchen towels, a dish cloth, and a pot mitt all made from 100% organic cotton ($26). What’s good about organic cotton is that it’s grown WITHOUT the use of harmful chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. And the threads are colored with low impact dyes.

The towels were very absorbent for wiping up spills and drying dishes. My favorite accessory from the set though is the pot mitt! It’s very plush and created a protective shield so I wouldn’t burn my hand when I moved scalding hot pans in and out of the oven.

Check out the wide variety of personal & home products Organic Pure Life has to offer. And remember, you’re helping replenish and maintain soil fertility by going organic & sustainable in the kitchen. A healthy home = a happy planet!


Chef Mia

P.S. – I’m up for cooking again if someone supplies me with the space!

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