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Vegetables Galore...and Dessert Too!

Normally at this time of the year I write about holiday foods, be they for Easter or Passover. I LOVE holiday foods, probably because I only cook them once a year. This year I decided to head in a different direction. Normally this is a summer time meal as it uses only the freshest of produce. I live in…


Added by Joseph Yacino on May 15, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Tonno Penne con i Pomodori e la Menta (tuna penne with tomato and mint)

It is the time of the year that many of our clients are eating more fish. This is an adaption of a dish I grew up with. Fresh poached and flaked tuna replace the canned version. The dried "Italian Blend" herbs and powdered garlic are substituted with fresh mint and garlic. Canned tomatoes have been left in, but feel free to use your own tomato concasse (skinned and seeded) diced tomatoes. Whole cherry tomatoes would be fantastic too.

Mint you are saying to yourself, really? Pazzo…


Added by Joseph Yacino on March 8, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

O&A with pastry chef Alexandra Earle-The Rainbow Lodge

This week I have the unique opportunity to showcase one of Houston’s up and coming chefs, Alexandra Earle. She is a pastry chef at one of Houston premiere restaurants, The Rainbow Lodge. The lodge has an excellent rustic atmosphere that culminates with their luscious menu turning your dining experience into a complete foodie zenith. If you have not eaten there yet, get there. One of my mottos has always been- treat yourself. I began my interview with a Q&A with the chef about her journey…


Added by Average Annie on December 6, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Your Goose is Cooked.

Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat

We've all heard the this Christmas carol. Having goose at Christmas time used to be a staple and slowly gave way to the Christmas turkey. If you have never had goose, give it a try, be ahead of the trend and help this tradition return.

Goose meat is richer and darker than turkey. It has a higher fat content than poultry, but a lot of the fat melts away during…


Added by Joseph Yacino on December 5, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Unhealthy Vegetarian/Vegan

Unhealthy you say?  How can that be?  Whether you are already eating a vegetarian or vegan diet or just considering it you can still eat unhealthy.  Potato chips (crips), french fries (chips) are vegan.  Coca Cola and Sprite are vegan.  Eating an surfeit of these foods is definitely not healthy.  We have all seen and heard the outspoken person harping on how much more healthy they are because they switched a vegetarian diet and they are either obese or sickly thin with a… Continue

Added by Joseph Yacino on November 6, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Why Gluten/Dairy Free????


By Joseph Yacino/YaDa Chef 

There has been much talk about
not eating gluten or dairy.   Contrary to popular thinking, not everyone needs to be on a gluten/dairy free diet.


The first and foremost reason to alter your diet would be a medical…

Added by Joseph Yacino on November 2, 2011 at 4:19pm — 4 Comments


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