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!

Best Healthy Habits To Practice At Home

October 5, 2020

A nutritious diet and plenty of exercise can undoubtedly promote good health, but what about the daily habits you practice at home? From your everyday routine to getting the proper sleep, there are several things you can do to promote and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. It’s said that good habits begin at home, and this … Read more

Transitioning Back to School

September 11, 2020

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

July 18, 2020

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

Summer: Seasonal Vegetables

June 26, 2020

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

June 4, 2020

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

June 3, 2020

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

Shop and Eat Safely

May 18, 2020

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

8 Tips to Garden on a Budget

April 16, 2020

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

Community Outreach During COVID19

April 13, 2020

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

Grounding in Nature

April 3, 2020

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