The Connected Chef's Blog
The Connected Chef's Blog
So, I've finally decided that I'm going to do some writing. I've honestly been thinking about doing a blog for years. I envisioned it as a place I go to to journal, really. I can lament, celebrate and just get shit down on paper. There will be profanity, incomplete sentences and the occasional brain dump, but there will always be connection. The goal is always a little inspiration and support for you, with a dash of laughter.
But as usual...No Recipe Required.
I hope you enjoy!
Tips and tools to ease your morning and after school routines Do you feel settled yet in the back to school grind? My name is Kim Calichio and I am the founder of The Connected Chef. I am also a GUG parent myself and I remember starting GUG & how inconsistent and reactive our Kindergarten … Read more
Mix and Match Veggie Quesadillas are a great way to incorporate all types of veggies into one meal. You can put anything you want inside, cheese, roasted veggies, beans, meat or any type of sauce. This recipe provides great suggestions for vegetarian filling but, feel free to add whatever you’d like! There are 3 main … Read more
When you shop in a supermarket (like most of the country), you technically have access to vegetables and fruits that aren’t actually in season in your region. In areas like NY, Summer is a time for lots of bright, sweet and watery vegetables. If you think about it, nature is quite smart because these are … Read more
Strawberry Orange Soup is a refreshing soup filled with fresh fruit and yogurt, making it the perfect healthy treat for summertime. Its based off of a puree which are a great way to add fruits and veggies into any meal. This recipe is super simple and a great way to get kids involved in cooking. … Read more
Cowboy Caviar is the perfect recipe for a sunny summer day or a barbecue with your family! Its a simple and delicious dip that combines flavorful vegetables with creamy avocado. This dip is so easy to make and can be eaten on anything, a taco, quesadilla, as a dip, or just with a spoon! Its … Read more
The Connected Chef COVID-19 Top Tips The Connected Chef community wants to keep you safe and well during the Covid-19 and beyond. Here are our top tips to keep you and your family safe! 1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds! Here’s a video so you can do it like a pro! 2. … Read more
Gardening is a perfect outdoor activity. It can be hard work, depending on what you start with, but think of it as your workout time. Other people go jogging. You get a shovel and start digging! The good news is there are ways to garden on a budget, but you have to be prepared to … Read more
Reaching out into our community to help and support others has a true healing benefit for us. It allows us to get out of our head and into our heart. In times when things are feeling hard and when we just simply feel out of control and unable to make a difference, it can be … Read more
The cycles of nature are always constant, despite what is happening in our human world. Engaging with the season of time that we are in, be it Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall will allow us to connect with something larger than ourselves. Nature continues to keep moving. The buds on the trees will always sprout, … Read more
This is a great dish that can be adapted to whatever ingredients you have in the house. Grains can include rice, quinoa, couscous, farro or barley. Greens can include spinach, arugula, kale, fresh herbs. The important thing is that you enjoy making it as you go and it tastes delicious in the end! Stuffed Acorn … Read more