Monday, November 17, 2008

2008 Winter Holiday Menu

2008 WINTER HOLIDAY MENU


APPETIZERS
LUMP CRABCAKES WITH CREOLE MUSTARD REMOULADE $27/DOZEN
SEARED BEEF TENDERLOIN ON CRISP POTATO, ONION JAM AND HORSERADISH AIOLI $26/DOZEN
POACHED SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH CHIPOTLE GINGER COCKTAIL SAUCE $28/DOZEN
PEPPERCORN SEARED TUNA ON WONTON CHIP, MIRIN SOY GLAZE, WASABI AIOLI $27/DOZEN
CHEESE BOARD WITH ASSORTED CRACKERS AND FRUIT $39/ SMALL, $59/MEDIUM
SMOKED SALMON WITH TRADITIONAL GARNISHES AND DILL MUSTARD SAUCE $49/ SMALL, $69/MEDIUM
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO CAKES WITH SAGE CREAM AND BALSAMIC SYRUP $22/DOZEN
BRUSCHETTA WITH HOMEMADE RICOTTA, ROASTED TOMATOES, LEMON ZEST AND MUSHROOM CONFIT
$32/SMALL $52/MEDIUM
FRESH SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP WITH BLUE AND YELLOW CORN CHIPS $29/SERVES 8
MEDITERRANEAN PLATTER WITH HUMMUS, TABOULI, DOLMAS, FETA, OLIVES AND PITA BREAD $39/SMALL $69/MEDIUM
BAKED BRIE WITH CRANBERRIES, TOASTED ALMONDS AND HONEY
SERVED WITH CROSTINI $32 SERVES 8
BROCCOLI RABE, FENNEL AND PARMESAN STUFFED MUSHROOMS $19/DOZEN
LEMON AND GARLIC MARINATED MIXED OLIVES WITH FLATBREAD $10/LB

SOUPS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND GINGER BISQUE
$9/QUART
WILD MUSHROOM, SHERRY AND ROASTED GARLIC BISQUE
$9/QUART
CORN AND CRAB CHOWDER WITH ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE
$13.00/QUART

SALADS
SMALL, SERVES UP TO 10 $32
LARGE, SERVES 11-16 $52

BABY GREENS, GOAT CHEESE, DRIED CRANBERRIES, MAPLE PECANS, BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
SPINACH, ROASTED PEARS, SHAVED FENNEL, GORGONZOLA, CANDIED WALNUTS, CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

SIDES
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH PECAN PRALINE CRUNCH $29/HALF PAN
MASHED TURNIPS WITH TOBACCO ONIONS $8/LB
BUTTER WHIPPED YUKON GOLD AND ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES $7/LB
CHIPOTLE WHIPPED SWEET POTATOES $7/LB
MAPLE AND CINNAMON ROASTED SWEET POTATOES $7/LB
ROSEMARY AND GARLIC ROASTED RED POTATOES $7/LB
MAPLE ROASTED ROOT VEGETBALES $9/LB
HARICOT VERT WITH ALMONDS $10/LB
BRAISED SWISS CHARD WITH PINE NUTS AND RAISINS $11/LB
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CRANBERRIES, SPINACH AND PUMPKIN SEEDS $9/LB
BACON AND SHALLOT ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS $9/LB
TRADITIONAL HERB STUFFING $7/LB
APPLE, FENNEL SAUSAGE AND SAGE STUFFING $8/LB
NATURAL TURKEY GRAVY $9/QUART
DESSERTS
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE $24/SERVES 12
WHITE CHOCOLATE AND RASBERRY CHEESECAKE $32/SERVES 12
SOUR CREAM AND APPLE CRUMB PIE $24/SERVES 10
COCONUT TRES LECHES $24/SERVES 10
INDIVIDUAL RUM RAISIN BREAD PUDDING $4/EACH, 6 MINIMUM
MIXED BERRY AND OAT CRISP $24/SERVES 8-10
WARM CINNAMON AND ALMOND FINANCIERS WITH PEAR AND FIG CHUTNEY $4/EACH, 6 MINIMUM
ASSORTED SWEETS PLATTER $34/SMALL, $58/MEDIUM
ASSORTED FRESH FRUIT AND BERRY PLATTER $39/SMALL, $59/MEDIUM


ENTREES
SHALLOT AND THYME ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH PAN GRAVY $13/LB
SLOW COOKED ROSMEMARY PRIME RIB WITH ROASTED GARLIC AU JUS $22/LB
WHOLE ROASTED FILET MIGNON WITH POBLANO CORN GRAVY $30/LB
BRAISED BONELESS SHORT RIBS WITH JAMAICAN SPICES $19/LB
SHRIMP WITH BUTTER BEANS, TOASTED GARLIC, FRESH TOMATOES, ARUGULA AND SHERRY $22/LB
PUMPKIN SEED CRUSTED MAHI MAHI WITH MANGO GINGER RELISH $19/LB
PORKLOIN STUFFED WITH PROSCUITTO, PEARS AND NASIL $15/LB
BROWN SUGAR GLAZED SPIRAL HAM WITH POMMEGRANATE VANILLA BEAN CHUTNEY $13/LB
MAPLE AND POMMERY MUSTARD GLAZED SALMON $19/LB
BONELESS LEG OF LAMB WITH BLACKBERRY AND FIG GLAZE $15/LB


COMPLETE TURKEY PACKAGES
WHOLE BRINED AND ROASTED NATURAL TURKEY WITH PAN GRAVY
BUTTER WHIPPED YUKON GOLD AND ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES
CHOICE OF TRADITIONAL HERB STUFFING OR APPLE, COUNTRY SAUSAGE AND SAGE STUFFING
WINTER VEGETABLE MEDLEY
MAPLE AND CINNAMON ROASTED SWEET POTATOES
CRANBERRY, ORANGE AND GINGER CHUTNEY
CHOICE OF PUMPKIN OR APPLE PIE

FOR 4-6: $129
FOR 8-10: $179
FOR 14-16: $279

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christopher's Kitchen NJ Catering Thanksgiving Menu 2008

Thanksgiving Catering Menu 2008
Complete packages and prepared foods for a stress free holiday.

*all orders are due by Saturday, November 22

This year, how about relaxing for a change and spend more time with your family? After all, that's what holiday'sare all about. Why plan, shop, cook and clean when Christopher's Kitchen has complete holiday packages available for all of your holiday needs. All you need to do is heat up our fully prepared all natural foods and enjoy.

So simple...so natural...so delicious!

COMPLETE TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER PACKAGES

WHOLE HERB ROASTED NATURAL TURKEY WITH PAN GRAVY
BUTTER WHIPPED YUKON GOLD POTATOES
CHOICE OF TRADITIONAL HERB STUFFING or APPLE, COUNTRY SAUSAGE AND SAGE STUFFING
FALL VEGETABLE MEDLEY
MAPLE AND CINNAMON ROASTED SWEET POTATOES
CRANBERRY, ORANGE AND GINGER CHUTNEY
CHOICE OF PUMPKIN or APPLE PIE

DINNER FOR 2...................$49
DINNER FOR 4-6..............$129
DINNER FOR 8-10............$179
DINNER FOR 12-16..........$279

APPETIZERS
LUMP CRABCAKES WITH CREOLE MUSTARD REMOULADE $27/dozen
POACHED SHRIMP COCKTAIL WITH CHIPOTLE GINGER COCKTAIL SAUCE $26/dozen
CHEESE BOARD WITH ASSORTED CRACKERS AND FRUIT $39/small, $59/medium
PUMPKIN RISOTTO CAKES WITH SAGE CREAM AND BALSAMIC SYRUP $21/dozen
FRESH SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP WITH BLUE AND YELLOW CORN CHIPS $29/serves 8
BAKED BRIE WITH CRANBERRRIES, TOASTED ALMONDS AND HONEY
SERVED WITH CROSTINI $32/serves 8
BROCCOLI RABE, FENNEL AND PARMESAN STUFFED MUSHROOMS $19/dozen
LEMON AND GARLIC MARINATED MIXED OLIVES WITH FLATBREAD $10/lb
BRUSCHETTA TRIO WITH TAPENADE, PESTO AND WHITE BEAN PUREE $27/small, $45/medium

SOUPS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND GINGER BISQUE $9/quart
WILD MUSHROOM, SHERRY AND ROASTED GARLIC BISQUE $9/quart
CORN AND CRAB CHOWDER WITH ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE $13/quart

SALADS
SMALL $32/serves up to 10
LARGE $52/serves 11-16

BABY GREENS, GOAT CHEESE, DRIED CRANBERRIES, MAPLE PECANS, BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
SPINACH, ROASTED PEARS, SHAVED FENNEL, GORGONZOLA, CANDIES WALNUTS, CITRUS DRESSING

SIDES
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH PRALINE CRUNCH $29/half pan(4lbs)
MASHED TURNIPS WITH TOBACCO ONIONS $8/lb
BUTTER WHIPPED YUKON GOLD POTATOES $7/lb
MAPLE AND CINNAMON ROASTED SWEET POTATOES $7/lb
ROSEMARY AND GARLIC ROASTED RED POTATOES $7/lb
FALL VEGETABLE MEDLEY $8/lb
HARICOT VERT WITH ALMONDS $10/lb
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CRANBERRIES, SPINACH AND PUMPKIN SEEDS $9/lb
BACON AND SHALLOT ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS $9/lb
TRADITIONAL HERB STUFFING $7/lb
APPLE, COUNTRY SAUSAGE AND SAGE STUFFING $8/lb
NATURAL TURKEY GRAVY $9/quart
CRANBERRY, ORANGE AND GINGER CHUTNEY $6/pint


ENTREES
WHOLE HERB ROASTED NATURAL TURKEY WITH PAN GRAVY $5/lb
SHALLOT AND THYME ROASTED NATURAL TURKEY BREAST WITH PAN GRAVY $13/lb
SLOW COOKED ROSEMARY PRIME RIB WITH ROASTED GARLIC AU JUS $22/lb
WHOLE ROASTED FILET MIGNON WITH HORSERADISH AND MUSTARD SAUCE $29/lb
MAPLE AND POMMERY MUSTARD GLAZED ATLANTIC SALMON $19/lb
APRICOT AND GINGER GLAZED ROAST PORKLOIN $14/lb


DESSERTS
PUMPKIN PIE $14/serves 8-10
APPLE PIE $14/serves 8-10
SOUR CREAM AND APPLE CRUMB PIE $24/serves 10-12
INDIVIDUAL RUM RAISIN BREAD PUDDING $4/each, 6 minimum
MIXED BERRY COBBLER WITH BUTTERMILK BISCUITS $24/serves 8-10
ASSORTED COOKIE PLATTER $34/small, $58/medium
ASSORTED FRESH FRUIT AND BERRY PLATTER $35/small, $55/medium

**Pick up at our Hamilton Square location on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve until 6pm and
Thanksgiving morning from 8-10am

***Delivery available on Wednesday for an additional charge



Christopher Dutka
http://www.christopherskitchen.com/
732.491.3399

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christopher's Kitchen Cooking Classes and Fissler Cookware

Outstanding Cooking Classes From an Award Winning Chef!

Looking for something different to do with your friends? How about a unique team building event for the office? Book a cooking class with Christopher's Kitchen and you will learn how to make terrific food from an accomplished chef and have so much fun creating up to 3 dishes. What a great way to bond with your friends or co-workers. We can come to your home or you can come to our kitchen in Hamilton Square. We can host up to 40 guests in our kitchen! Need more room? We can also recommend locations for larger parties.

Looking For A New Set of Pots and Pans to Last a Lifetime? Fissler is the Best.

Christopher's Kitchen is now an authorized dealer of the finest European cookware. Fissler is a German company that makes the most durable and innovative cookware for over 20 years. The pans distribute heat so evenly it makes cooking so much simpler.

My personal favorite is the Blue Point pressure cooker. The first day I received it I made my signature braised beef short ribs with Jamaican spices in 25 minutes! They usually take about 2 hours. Pressure cookers are the perfect tool to retain vitamins and minerals and to use less fat.

I also love their nonstick pans. These are made "PFOA free." In short, that is a chemical that leaches toxins into your food when heated and therefore your body. They have received multiple awards for their pans and deservingly so. Please contact us today as these pans are very hard to find. You can order them directly from us and they will be shipped to your home. Visit their website at www.fisslerusa.com


Christopher's Kitchen and Many Local Businesses Help Raise $6500 for Debbie!

Thanks to all who helped raise over $6500 for the Dinner With Debbie fund! Your contributions are much appreciated by her and her family. You can still help by offering a monetary donation. If you would like to donate, please contact Caroline Brown at mhtml:%7B2A5A157D-2013-4838-8433-39DB6C728CC2%7Dmid://00000024/!x-usc:mailto:Dalefanz@optonline.net or Christine Veronelli at mhtml:%7B2A5A157D-2013-4838-8433-39DB6C728CC2%7Dmid://00000024/!x-usc:mailto:Crsmul2@yahoo.com


Our 2008 Thanksgiving Menu is in the Works!

As soon as we source the finest natural ingredients we will post our menu. Take it easy this year and let us do all the work. Nothing beats an all natural Thanksgiving day feast with your loved ones and no stress. Imagine that.


Christopher Dutka
www.christopherskitchen.com
(732)491-3399

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Christopher's Kitchen Donates To The Dinner With Debbie Eckert Fund

Christopher's Kitchen Donates To The Dinner With Debbie Eckert Fund
Our meatballs in Sunday gravy can bring small hope to a family in our local community

Debbie Eckert is a 44-year-old Toms River woman who was recently diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Debbie has been unable to work for over 5 weeks now. Debbie is the single mother to three lovely daughters ages 21, 16 and 13. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for a few weeks in the hopes of keeping her pain at a tolerable level.

Debbie is one of approximately 38,000 people in the US that will be diagnosed with this incurable disease this year. We ask everyone of you to keep Debbie and her family in your prayers.

Her friends and family have organized a Spagetti Dinner Benefit for Debbie.
http://www.freewebs.com/dinnerwithdebbie/index.htm

Please join us on Sunday September 21
5pm-7:30 pm at
THE MUG RACK(donated by the Riccio Family)2275 W. County Line Rd.Jackson, NJ 08527-2354(732) 370-9742

Christopher's Kitchen :
www.christopherskitchen.com : Meatballs in Sunday gravy for the Event
Joe Leone's Catering and Italian Specialties:
www.JoeLeones.com : Bread for the Event
The Cupcake Factory:
www.cupcakefactory.net: 4 dozen homemade Gourmet Cupcakes and 2 dozen homemade Gourmet Brownies
Proud Papa's in Union, NJ : 20 lbs of Italian Sausage for the spagetti dinner
Cathy's Bagel Store in Howell: Monetary Donation
Bishop Aprons- www.bishopaprons.com : Purple Aprons for those working the benefit
Cooking Clothes-
www.CookingClothes.com : Purple Aprons for those working the benefit
Knights of Columbus Chapter 11349 Howell: Raffle tickets for all raffles and 50/50.

Karen Monroy:
www.karenmonroy.com :3 month of one on one Financial Counseling- ($5,000 value!!)
Git' Fired Up! in Point Pleasant:
www.gitfireduppottery.com : Private Ceramic Painting Party for FOUR!
The Brewers Apprentice:
www.brewapp.com: Gift certificate to make a batch of wine : ($180 value!)
Gourmet Food Shows:
www.gourmetshows.com : 2 "Chardonnay" Gourmet Foods Tickets to Atlantic City Gourmet Food Show ($130 value!)
Tiberias Spa:
www.tiberiasspa.com : Gift Certificate for Spa Treatment (as well as a gift of a day of beauty for Debbie)
The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast:
www.carriagehousenj.com: one night stay
The Mulberry Tea House:
www.mulberryteahouse.com : $5 off coupons for every goodie bag,
Trenton Thunder Baseball :www.trentonthunder.com : 4 tickets to a 2009 Trenton Thunder baseball game

The New Jersey Devils:
http://devils.nhl.com Autographed New Jersey Devil Memorabilia.
Scent By Spirit Tea Company:
www.sbsteas.com : $50 gift certificate
Purple Dragon Organic Co-Op :
www.purpledragon.com : One Organic Produce Co-Op Share
Pixie Dust Boutique:
www.pixiedustboutique.com : Basket of Cupcake Bath Bombs
GudonyaToo:
www.gudonya.com : Basket of HandMade Bath and Body Products
Wendy Lou's Natural Bath:
www.wendylous.com : Basket of HandMade Bath and Body Products
Dugshop:
www.dugshop.com : Custom Hand Made "Debbie" soaps
Paulette and Maureen at :
www.monacoemonaco.com : Hand Crafted Artisan Bracelet with Hand Blown Glass Beads and Gemstones
Desert Rain Jewelry:
www.DesertRainJewelry.etsy.com : Hand Crafted 3 Strand Sterling Silver Necklace with Paintbrush Jasper ovals and Czech fired beads and Matching earring set
Jen Fischer:
www.youravon.com/jenniferfischer : Avon Products Basket and $20 Avon Gift Certificate
Debbie Siragusa:
www.tastefullysimple.com/web/dsiragusa : Tastefully Simple Products Basket
Sue at SusieDee's:
www.susiedees.com : 100 gorgeous Victorian Rose Printed Full Size Candy Bar Wrappers (for event favors)
Amy at Paytons Pooch Pastries:
www.paytonspoochpastries.etsy.com :Basket of HandMade dog cookies
The Paper Fairy: __________________ Basket of HandMade Cards
Ginger Brown: www.
terrasecrets.etsy.com : Basket of HandMade Bath and Body Products
Kaili at TuTu Cute Baby: _____________ : One of a Kind, Hand Made TuTu Dress for little girl
Antoinette at Three Peas Co. :
www.threepeasco.com : Hand Made One of a Kind Purple Tutu
Beverly at Silver Sea Horse : __________________ : Hand Made Sterling Bracelet with Crystals
Diane Reck:
avonaberdeen@optonline.net : Avon Products Gift Basket
Tammi Bennett : Premier Jewelry: Premier Jewelry Basket
The Turkish Grill in Howell- $50 gift certificate
Joanne of Chocolates by Joanne:
www.chocolatesbyjoanne.com: Basket of Home Made Chocolate Goodies
Clayton Hand Crafted Jewelry:
claytoncrafted@optonline.net: turquoise and pearl bracelet

Christopher Dutka
www.christopherskitchen.com
(732)491-3399

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Prime Woman Magazine Story

Be Your Own Guest for Dinner
By Fran Goldberg


Having a personal chef is no longer for
the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
According to the American Personal Chef
Institute & Assn., there are over 9,000 personal
chefs in the U.S. serving 72,000 clients --
families with working parents, busy single
professionals, and people with restricted diets,
or health concerns.

A personal chef can make your life easier and
your meal times pleasant. What is your time
worth on an hourly basis? How much time do
you spend shopping, cooking, and cleaning?
How much do you spend on groceries that
you throw out of the bottom of the fridge
each week? How much do you spend on eating
out or ordering in your weekday meals?
What else could you be doing rather than
standing in line at the grocery store?

Chef Christopher Dutka of Christopher’s
Kitchen, one of the finest personal chef services
and caterers in New Jersey, creates custom
menus tailored to your needs. He provides
real choices, custom designed meal services
for your specific lifestyle. Using only the
highest quality, all natural, organic and local
ingredients his meal delivery services save you
time, reduce stress and ensure you are eating
wholesome prepared foods.

On your delivery day, he will bring the freshest
and most wholesome, never frozen meals,
packaged and labeled for you to reheat at
your own convenience. Some clients enjoy
their prepared meals during the week, freeing
them to enjoy cooking for themselves on the
weekends. Others prefer meals on hand for a
few days, or need more meals than just dinners.
Christopher’s Kitchen will meet your specific
lifestyle needs.

Chef Christopher also caters parties and special
occasions. His catering selections are custom
tailored to your palate and the options
are endless. He will put together a menu
designed especially for your event. From
drop-off sandwiches to full service dinner
menus complete with professional staffing, he
will work with your budget to create a custom
menu that will impress both you and your
guests. Located in Monmouth County,
Christopher’s Kitchen services most areas of
New Jersey.

It’s late, you’re hungry and you have to get
home. That’s the worst time to be buying dinner.
Prepared foods can be costly and less
healthy than we realize as we hurriedly select
from the market shelves of packaged meals
without regard for the ingredients. Chef
Christopher knows that the best ingredients
make the best dishes.

Having a personal chef come to your home can
be very affordable and healthful. You can actually
“buy time” by having Chef Christopher do
your shopping, your food preparation, and
supply you with easy heating directions. He
makes it so easy to enjoy nutritious meals in the
comfort of your own home...with your family
at your own dinner table!

From drop-off sandwiches
to full service dinner menus
complete with professional
staffing, he will work with
your budget to create a
custom menu...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Catering in NJ

Welcome to Christopher's Kitchen Catering Service of New Jersey

Proudly Catering in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Ocean County and surrounding areas.



At Christopher’s Kitchen, we know how to cater a party. From our award winning food, to our exquisite catering and our fantastic dinner parties, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.

Our food is different from the ordinary. We believe that the best ingredients make the best dishes. We know how it is to be unhappy with food choices. That’s why Christopher selects only what is best to ensure that your event surpasses your expectations.

Our catering selections are custom tailored to your palate. The options are endless. We will put together a menu designed especially for your event. From drop off sandwiches to full service dinner menus complete with professional staffing, we will work with your budget to create a custom menu that will impress both you and your guests.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thai Peach Salad - FEATURE!

1 T brown sugar
1 T minced or grated fresh ginger
1 large garlic clove, minced
4 t freshly squeezed lime juice
1 t soy sauce 1 t hot chili-garlic sauce
1/4 t or more salt
2 T vegetable oil
1 T Asian sesame oil
4 peaches (4 to 6) 2 sweet peppers, preferably red
8 cups mixed salad greens, preferably mesclun mix

In medium bowl, stir together sugar, ginger, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, chili-garlic sauce and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk in vegetable and sesame oils. Use right away or leave at room temperature up to half a day or refrigerate up to 3 days.

Just before serving, peel peaches. Halve, remove pits and thinly slice. Place in bowl. Quarter peppers and remove seeds. Thinly slice and add to peaches. Whisk dressing, pour over peach mixture and gently stir until coated. Toss in large salad bowl with greens. Taste and add more salt, if needed.

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share with us? Send us an email to recipes@NutritionallyYoursLLC.com!

What are Superfoods and What Do They Do For Us?

The 14 superfoods you shoud be including in your diet.
by Steven Pratt, MD from an interview by Web MD


1. Beans: A great low-fat, low-calorie source of protein and an easy way to help control your
weight and your blood sugar.

2. Blueberries: The best food on the planet to preserve a young brain as we mature.

3. Broccoli: The best food on the planet to prevent cancer.

4. Oats: A sure-fire way to lower your cholesterol.

5. Oranges: The most readily available source of vitamin C, which in turn lowers the rate of
most causes of death in this country, for example, heart disease and cancer.

6. Pumpkin: Loaded with phytonutrients, which keep our skin young and help prevent
damage from sunlight.

7. Wild salmon: A guaranteed way to lower your risk for cardiac-related death.

8. Soy: The only complete vegetarian source of protein.

9. Spinach: The best food on the planet to prevent cataracts and age-related macular
degeneration, thus ensuring a lifetime of good vision.

10.Tea -- green or black: The easiest and cheapest no-calorie way to avoid heart disease and
cancer.

11. Tomatoes: One of the easiest ways for men to avoid prostate cancer is the consumption of
tomatoes and tomato-based products.

12. Skinless turkey breast: The leanest meat source of protein on the planet.

13. Walnuts: Consuming walnuts is an easy, tasty way to lower your risk of cardiovascular
disease.

14. Yogurt: A tasty, easy way to boost your immune system.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Should I buy Organic? Which ones?

Organic Food Shopping Basics
Research from Consumer Reports' February 2005 issue concludes that some items are worth the organic price premium, but others might not be because their non-organic versions are less likely to be contaminated with pesticides, or they have weak standards associated with the organic label.
BEST TO GET ORGANIC:
· Apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, raspberries, spinach, strawberries
· Meat, poultry, eggs and dairy
· Baby food
BUY ORGANIC ONLY IF PRICE DOESN'T MATTER:
· Asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, kiwi, mangoes, onions, papayas, pineapples, sweet peas
· Breads, oils, potato chips, pasta, cereals, canned and dried fruits and vegetables

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Christopher's Kitchen Catering in NJ, Dinner Parties, Meal Deliver Sevices



Christopher's Table

Asparagus
Did you know that asparagus is in season now in NJ? You should only be purchasing local NJ grown until it is gone at the end of June. It is so important to support our local farmers and communities as well as it cuts back on fuel consumption and has more vitamins and nutrients.

Asparagus is a powerhouse of a vegetable. It is one of the most nutritionally balanced vegetables: low in calories and sodium, no fat or cholesterol, a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins A, C, E, B6, folate and thiamin. It also contains glutathione, another potent antioxidant with anticarcinogenic activity.

We are only using locally grown Nj asparagus now and feature it in many of our meals.

Dinner With The Family
Eating at home with the family seems like a thing of the past these days. We are so consumed with so many other things that we have lost the importance of “family time.” I believe that families should eat dinner together on a regular basis. When I recall my childhood memories, eating with my family always seems to come first. It is so important that we strive to keep the concept of family strong, especially for our children.




Christopher's Kitchen Party Planning
Are you ready for your next party?

We know how stressful it can be to host a party. That's why Christopher's Kitchen wants you to rest assured that we are here to help with outstanding food choices. Looking to have a pool party or backyard barbecue? How about a shower for your sister that just got engaged? Your new kitchen deserves a dinner party to show it off a little. How about a romantic dinner for two in your own home? Or my summer favorite, a taco bar with grilled tuna tacos, mango ginger salsa and chipotle cream, shredded beef with tacos with lime marinated onions and red chili honey glazed chicken tacos with queso blanco. They go great with your homemade margaritas and my famous coconut tres leches for dessert! Contact us today to reserve your date.


No Time To Prepare Your Meals?
Try our fresh meal delivery service!

Our fresh prepared meals are delivered to your home on a weekly basis. They are never frozen, never processed and always 100% natural. Think of all the time you spend shopping, cooking and cleaning. How about all of that processed food you eat? Ever wonder why you have low energy and feel awful? Now all you have to do is open your refrigerator to wonderfully fresh and wholesome prepared meals, heat them up and enjoy!


We have expanded our choices with the partnering of Nutritionally Yours in Hazlet, NJ. Together we can put you on a plan that will assure a healthier lifestyle. Check out our new CK Lifestyle menu on our website. It has all of the nutritional information of the meals listed.

Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Tacos
A Perfect Dish For The Warm Weather

Salsa
3 medium tomatoes, small dice
¼ red onion, small dice
3 tbs, minced cilantro
3 tbs lime juice
Minced jalapeno to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro Cream
¾ cup mayo
¾ cup plain yogurt
2 tbs minced garlic
3 tbs minced cilantro
2 tbs lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Shrimp
1 1/2# large shrimp
3 tbs olive oil
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs minced garlic
2 tbs minced cilantro
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Assembly:
corn tortillas, shredded cabbage, sliced radishes, lime wedges

1)Toss all shrimp imgredients together and let sit 15 minutes.
2) Mix all salsa ingredients. Mix all cream ingredients.
3)Grill shrimp about 4-5 minutes on a hot grill turning once after 3 minutes.
4)Heat tortillas on grill 20-30 seconds and set aside.
5)Assemble tacos with shrimp first, sauce, cabbage, radish salsa and lime squeeze.

Christopher Dutka
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Christopher's Kitchen Personal Chef Services and Caterer


Welcome to Christopher's Kitchen!
All natural meal services, catering and dinner parties.

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website and services! Christopher's Kitchen is a personal chef service unlike no other meal program available anywhere. We offer only fresh, all natural restaurant quality meals that are well balanced with a variety of vegetables, grains and starches and tailor them to your individual needs. We take all of the stress out of choosing, planning and preparing meals by preparing them in our own kitchen, packaging, labeling and delivering them to your home. It could not be any easier or better for you and your family!

New All Inclusive Pricing On Meal Services.
New menus. More choices. Delicious food.

Our new commercial kitchen has allows us to prepare your custom meals more effeciently. For about the cost of going out to eat, you can now enjoy restaurant quality meals that are also wholesome and all natural without having to drive, choose a place or wait in line. Every week we will email you a menu with a variety of items to choose from. You simply send your choices back to us and on your delivery day we prepare and deliver your fresh and all natural meals packaged, labeled and ready to enjoy at your own leisure. Imagine all of the time you will save and the comfort of knowing you are finally making healthy food choices. It's so simple and so good!
Our meal services are perfect for busy families, singles, health conscious, diabetics, the elderly or anyone who has a passion for good food.
*All new clients will receive one free week after 3 months of services.
*Refer a new client and receive 20% off your next delivery!
How about a truly unique and memorable gift? Contact us for gift certificates today.
Nutrition and Real Choices.
Eating healthy can actually taste good.
We have recently partnered with the certified nutritional counselors from
Nutritionally Yours in Hazlet, NJ. If you are looking to get yourself on the right track to getting fit, feeling better, having more energy or simply just want to assure a healthier lifestyle, then we have the perfect solution for you. You can meet with Nutritionally Yours and they will asses your individual needs and goals. They will then guide you down the path to a healthier lifestyle while we prepare your approved meals that are 100% natural and unprocessed. It is the total package that will help you make a difference in your life.
Fine Catering and Dinner Parties.
The best ingredients make the best dishes.
We know how to host a party. From our award winning food, to our exquisite catering and our fantastic dinner parties, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience. We believe that the best ingredients make the best dishes. We know how it is to be unhappy with food choices. That's why Christopher chooses only what is best to ensure that your event surpasses your expectations.
Our dinner parties are simply unforgettable. Imagine hosting your next dinner party without having to plan or prepare anything. We will create a custom menu for you and your guests and prepare, serve and clean up. How great would it be to have an award winning chef personally prepare meals in your own home?
Please visit our new site to view sample menus for your next event as well as our unique personal chef services. Our menus are created on an indiviual basis with your needs in mind.
Christopher Dutka
Christopher's Kitchen
Freehold, NJ 07728
732.491.3399
real food. real choices.
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