From the Kitchen

4 05, 2019

Ways to Beat the Summer Heat with Nutrition

2019-05-06T15:32:19+00:00May 4th, 2019|

Jeremy Manley, Executive Chef 1. We all know this one but a friendly reminder is add a lemon or lime to your glass of ice water to refresh your taste buds. 2. When you eat coconut, you are not only getting the benefits from the coconut water but also from the actual coconut fruit as well. They are naturally filled with electrolytes which help keep you hydrated and cool. 3. Put down the ice cream and pick up a bowl of yogurt this summer. No, don’t do this just because yogurt is healthier, but because of yogurt’s high water content. It will cool you down even more than ice cream can. 4. This suggestion may take you by surprise…soup! Usually, after being outside in the scorching heat all day, the last thing you want for dinner is soup. However, it actually cools your body down from the inside [...]

17 02, 2019

How Chicken Noodle Soup Helps Your Body During Winter

2019-04-17T16:10:37+00:00February 17th, 2019|

By Jeremy Manley, Executive Chef Do you ever realize soup is a prevalent meal during winter? Specifically, chicken noodle soup seems to be even more prevalent. Do you ever wonder why exactly? Dry cured bones have been used for decades in chicken noodle soups and other home remedies to fight the flu. Why do you ask? Simmering animal bones in water release collagen and other proteins into the broth that have health benefits such as fighting inflammation, ease joint pain, promote gut health and cardioprotective effects. Chicken broth contains vitamins, minerals, and some fat. The warm liquid can help your upper respiratory tract by providing hydration and nasal clearance. Carrots, onion, and celery contain vitamins A, C, and antioxidants that help build a strong immune system. Chicken is packed with proteins that help support the immune system as well. Noodles are carbohydrates that contribute to keeping you [...]

17 01, 2019

How to Pair Wines with Your Steak

2019-04-17T14:36:27+00:00January 17th, 2019|

By Jeremy Manley, Executive Chef When it comes to culinary pairings, few things hold a candle to the classic combination of a glass of good wine with steak. A fine red wine that pairs with steak compliments the palate and tickles the taste buds for savory, sweet and sour in a distinct combination that few other foods can accomplish. But what exactly makes the magic happen with steak and wine pairings and which ones are best to drink with steak? There’s a real reason that steak and wine work so well together. Something very particular happens when you consume red wine with steak. Molecules in red wine called tannins combine with and soften meat proteins, which sharpens your senses and helps you taste more of that beefy flavor you love. The fat, in turn, softens the astringent qualities of the wine, helping to mellow the beverage and [...]