2 Chef Recipes For Halloween

Chef Recipes For Halloween

Superfood Popcorn

Halloween is around the corner and two of our favorite chefs have created recipes to enjoy while watching scary horror movies all weekend long. The first recipe is Superfood Popcorn by True Food Kitchen’s Executive Brand Chef, Arik Markus and the second is Here’s Johnny Johnny Cakes by Chef Andre Fuentes of The Patio Group

Executive Brand Chef Arik Markus of True Food Kitchen recommends snacking on superfood popcorn while while watching your favorite horror film this Halloween. Made with freshly popped corn and sprinkled with nutritional yeast, hemp, chia seeds and salt-free herb seasoning, it’s a guilt-free way to make it through any spooky movie. True Food Kitchen has 11 locations nationwide, and offers cuisine inspired by the world’s healthiest populations, focusing on wholesome, all-natural dishes that are prepared simply to highlight the natural health benefits and tastes of each ingredient. 

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True Food Kitchen Offers Late Summer Menu

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Lasagna Bolognese (GF): crafted with house-made chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach, lemon ricotta and herbs.

True Food Kitchen, known for preparing simple and delicious foods to help people achieve and maintain optimum health, will introduce new changes to its signature menu timed with its late summer seasonal menu launch on August 1. These changes are the result of months of work by the brand’s culinary and beverage team at its test kitchen in Phoenix, Ariz. The updated signature menu, a dynamic lineup of nutritious dishes featuring freshly-cooked healthy food, features new ingredients, food categories and entirely new dishes, as well as re- invented favorites and more. As always, the restaurant’s menu remains true to the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid.

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True Food Educational Dinner Series

True Food KitchenTrue Food Kitchen is kicking off its educational community dinner series with the first event taking place today at 6 p.m. Each dinner will take place in the restaurant’s beautiful private dining room and will provide diners an opportunity to interact with Executive Chef Nathan and experience a custom four-course menu reflecting a select theme using locally sourced ingredients.

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Cinco De Mayo Celebrations In San Diego

Kettner Exchange

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Nothing says Cinco de Mayo in San Diego like beachfront dining, live music, and a full day of craft cocktail specials!

Kettner Exchange | San Diego, Calif. 

There is no place quite like downtown to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On May 5, Kettner Exchange will be partnering with Alexia de la Parra of Casa Artelexia to transform the second floor into an exclusive fiesta not to miss. Join Beverage Director Steven Tuttle in two of the cabanas between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for a  special tasting of the smoky Mexican distilled spirit, mezcal. Between sips, snack on house favorites like the shishito peppers featuring garlic chips, bonito flakes and ponzu or indulge in the big eye tuna tacos with guacamole, crème fraiche and cilantro. 

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True Food Kitchen Rolls Out Spring Menu

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True Food Kitchen has rolled out their new spring menu today. In line with the nutrition-forward restaurant’s food philosophy, the new True Food Kitchen menu items feature a plethora of seasonal fruit and vegetables, superfoods and sustainably sourced proteins to create innovative dishes that are as good for you as they are delicious. 

NEW Pizza: 

  • Braised Artichoke Pizza – Garlic puree, smoked mozzarella, braised artichoke hearts, sweet onions, English peas, lemon enhanced ricotta & grana padano 
  • Mushroom and Asparagus Pizza – Wild mushroom, asparagus, roasted garlic, tellagio 

NEW Entrees: 

  • Sustainable Seabass- Pan-seared Meagre, ancient grains, asparagus, snap peas, roasted mushrooms, pea tendrils & umami sauce

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Eat Seasonal and Natural Food

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Eat Natural Food

Former San Diego favorite chef, Michael Stebner (Nine-Ten and Region) teams up with  chef Nathan Coulon who will take on the Executive Chef responsibilities at the San Diego version of True Food Kitchen in Fashion Valley. True Food Kitchen was developed in partnership with boutique restaurant group Fox Restaurant Concepts and best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil. The San Diego True Food Kitchen will be the fifth location in the United States, with other successful outposts in Arizona and California.

Under the guidance of Stebner, who began his culinary career in San Diego before venturing to Arizona to open the flagship location, True Food Kitchen offers a globally inspired, seasonal menu appealing to anyone seeking a more balanced lifestyle. True Food Kitchen sources locally and regionally sourced ingredients to create a simple, internationally focused menu. Local vendors include Crows Pass Farm and Suzie’s Farm.

“San Diego is a city centered around an active, healthy lifestyle, thus it’s a perfect fit for True Food Kitchen,” said Sam Fox, CEO and president of Fox Restaurant Concepts. “We feel that the San Diego community will enthusiastically embrace True Food Kitchen’s underlying concept that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for good nutrition.”

The Fashion Valley location boasts True Food Kitchen’s traditional color palette of lemon twist yellow and apple green, both light and dark wood tones and soaring ceilings with large windows to bring the outdoors in. Outdoor tables shaded with vibrant yellow umbrellas fill a partially covered heated patio area. Lush landscaping and a central fire pit complete the patio, offering the perfect al fresco dining option any time of day.

Elements of nature are found throughout the interior and exterior, resonating with True Food Kitchen’s dedication to natural foods and eco-friendly practices. Colorful flowers will line the patio railing, while hanging baskets full of fragrant herbs and potted plants will divide the interior seating spaces.

Designed by Judi Testani of Testani Design Troupe and Fitch Architecture, the San Diego True Food Kitchen boasts more than 8,200 square feet, with seating for 191 guests inside, including communal tables and a centrally located bar, and 120 outside on the patio. Perfect for parties or groups, True Food Kitchen also offers a 24 person private dining room with a view into the kitchen.

The menu at True Food Kitchen features global cuisine, influenced by the Mediterranean, Asia, and California. High quality grains, vegetables, wild caught fish, certified Angus natural beef and free range chicken are used in wholesome, simple dishes using seasonal and locally sourced products. A variety of dishes are offered as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or dairy free and menu notations easily identify the choices. The menus at True Food Kitchen change from lunch to dinner and a brunch menu will be served on the weekends.

In keeping with Dr. Weil’s healthy living philosophy, True Food Kitchen is Green Restaurant Certified. Many materials selected for the restaurant are environmentally friendly, including high efficiency kitchen equipment, low voltage LED lighting, low VOC paint, reclaimed wood floors, recycled furnishings, Eco-Products compostable takeout products, and a Natura Water Purification Unit used to create still and carbonated bottled water in-house.

The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday from 11:00AM – 10:00PM, Friday from 11:00AM – 11:00PM, Saturday from 10:00AM – 11:00PM (brunch served until 4:00PM) and Sunday from 10:00AM – 9:00PM (brunch served until 4:00PM).

True Food Kitchen is located on the west side of Fashion Valley, 7007 Friar’s Road, Suite 394, San Diego, CA. For more information, visit www.truefoodkitchen.com or follow True Food Kitchen on Twitter @TrueFoodKitchen or Facebook at www.facebook.com/TrueFoodKitchen.

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Want to eat food that’s not only good for you, but tastes good too? True Food Kitchen is the answer. Celebrate 2014 and indulge in amazing, flavorful dishes without feeling the guilt. It’s the best way to kick off the New Year.

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