This month’s Healthy Cravings was one of my favorites. Two teams faced off in a Top Chef/Chopped style cooking challenge that was judged by Holistic Healthy and Fitness Coach, Danny Collier. You can read a recent interview here.
We didn’t have a lot of time so as Danny began speaking to the rest of the crowd and sharing his story the two teams got their first peek at the ingredients they could choose from. There were several types of cooked and canned beans, grains, fresh and frozen veggies, fruit and spices.
The were given 20 minutes to prepare and entrée and either a dessert or a salad. Both teams went over time but check out what they created.
The winning dish was this Jerk Veggie creation served over quinoa. It was delicious.
Second place went to this asparagus salad served alongside black beans, faux cheese sauce and guacamole trio served with brown rice tortillas with a banana-date dessert. Here is a closer look at that salad, it had mixed greens, quinoa, and an assortment of veggies.
I couldn’t have my guests doing all the cooking so I made a couple of Shepherd’s Pies and my highly sought after gluten-free brownies.
Given the same ingredients what would you have made for the contest? I would have made Mexican food! I know big surprise!