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RESTAURANTWARE INTERVIEW WITH KATH YOUNGER

October 24th, 2014

Current Position: Owner of Katheats.com

Company Affiliation: Owner of Katheats.com and registered dietician.

Social Handles For More On Kath Younger:

Twitter: @katheats

Instagram: @katheats

Facebook: @katheats

Kath Younger

Kath Younger, Owner of Katheats.com

 

Restaurantware Interviewer: Explain your food philosophy in 10 or fewer words.

Kath Younger: Eat real food in all the food groups for ideal balance.

Restauarantware Interviewers: What is your most unique attribute as a food professional?

Kath Younger: I blogged every meal I ate for five years. And then I had a baby – ha! I still do a weekly recap of all my meals. Not many people can say they showcased their meals for over 7 years!

Restaurantware Interviewer: Explain the most innovative event you’ve thrown or dish you’ve ever created.

Kath Younger: My trademark is my whipped banana oatmeal, oats made with thinly sliced banana that gets “whipped” into the bowl to sweeten the oats naturally. It’s the base of all the oatmeals I make.

Restaurantware Interviewer: What is the most underrated kitchen product or food item?

Kath Younger: Smoked paprika – I use it in everything!

Restaurantware Interviewer: How do ecofriendly considerations enter your decision making process as a chef or caterer? (i.e. sourcing local food, using ecofriendly products, etc)

Kath Younger: I live in one of the local food capitals of the country, and we have access to so many ingredients. I love to shop our local farmer’s markets on Saturday and support the farmers, cheesemakers and craftsmen with whom I share a community.

Restaurantware Interviewer: Restaurantware is about providing a stylish presentation for food, explain your approach to plating and tablescapes.

Kath Younger: Most of the dishes you see on my blog are real meals that I am about to eat. So the last thing I want to do is spread artistic crumbs all around :) But I do have quite the bowl collection and love using my grandmother’s antique iced tea spoons.

Restaurantware Interviewer: List one tip that you would give to a DIY entertainer or home chef who might need some professional inspiration to take a gathering to the next level.

Kath Younger: High quality ingredients down to the kind of salt you use can make or break a dish. Amazing olive oils, vinegars and spices will take cooking to the next level without having to learn 50 new skills or spend hours mastering a dish.

Restaurantware Interviewer: What is the best thing you have eaten recently?

Kath Younger: A house-made biscuit serve with cream cheese and fresh pepper jelly. It was perfection!

 

 

 

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Make Your Life Easier, Serve Up This Tasty Scrambled Egg Recipe

October 20th, 2014

Is your restaurant open for breakfast? Do you plan on catering a breakfast or brunch catering event? If you said yes, then make your life easier by serving up this tasty scrambled egg recipe in beautiful black mini sauce pans. Your guests will love the flavor of this recipe and you are bound to love the fact that you don’t have to waste a lot of time creating a delicious breakfast for them to eat. Plus, black mini sauce pans add a very classy element to breakfast, lunch and dinner.

black mini sauce pans

These lovely black mini sauces pans are perfect elements to add to any breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Tasty Scrambled Egg Recipe

Ingredients:

12 eggs

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 pound of American or Cheddar cheese

2 pounds of bacon (you can also substitute sausage if you like it more than bacon)

1/2 cup of whole milk

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1 teaspoon of sugar

Directions:

Fry bacon in a frying pan, take out of pan and leave bacon grease in the pan. While your bacon cooks, mix all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl, Once bacon is cooked thoroughly, take it out of pan and lay on a paper towel lined plate, then add the eggs mixture into the pan and scramble your eggs using a low heat.

When eggs are cooked take them out of a pan and put a scoop of them in a beautiful black mini sauce pan, top eggs with bacon and serve.

Marinated Mushroom Recipe – Easy and Quick Appetizer

October 20th, 2014

Here is a quick and easy appetizer treat that you can serve to your catering clients and their guests. This recipe is very flavorful and looks exceptional on black rectangle plates. These types of plates fit perfectly into any casual or upscale dining environment.

black rectangle plates

These pretty black rectangle plates look incredible in any type of food setting.

Quick Marinated Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients:

2 pounds of mushrooms

4 jars of marinated artichoke hearts (14 ounce jars)

2 heads cauliflower

3 cups of water

1 cup of salad oil

2 garlic cloves cut in halves

2 cups of cider vinegar

3 teaspoons of salt

1 teaspoon of peppercorns

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

1 teaspoon of oregano

Directions:

Saute mushrooms in a saute pan, for about five minutes, while mushrooms are cooking, clean and cut up cauliflower heads, then steam them for about five minutes.

After mushrooms and cauliflower are cooked, cut artichoke hearts into small pieces, then place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. (Remember to add the liquid from the artichoke hearts, too). Now, in fridge for 24 hours until ingredients marry and blend together, then serve on pretty black rectangle plates. Note: you can keep this in the refrigerator for a very long time, I don’t think it would ever go bad.

This Tasty Pizza Burger Recipe Looks Fabulous On Black Appetizer Plates

October 20th, 2014

This tasty pizza burger recipe looks fabulous on black appetizer plates, plus, it is easy to make, so serve it up today and bring pleasure to all your friends, family and restaurant guests. Black appetizer plates are durable, plus, they look sensational on buffets or any dining room table top.

black square appetizer plates

All your appetizers will look sensational on these gorgeous black appetizer plates.

Tasty Pizza Burger Recipe

Ingredients:

2 pounds of ground beef

Cooking spray

2 cans of pizza sauce (14 ounce cans) or (you can use your favorite homemade pizza sauce

8 slices of mozzarella cheese

Your favorite pizza toppings

Directions:

Mix ground beef in a bowl with salt and pepper, then form patties out of the burger. Now, spray a frying pan with cooking spray and put patties in the pan, cook until patties are cooked to a 160 degree temperature.

Once patties are almost fully cooked, add your pizza sauce and favorite pizza toppings into the pan, let these ingredients cook with the burgers, then take burgers out of pan and place on a microwave safe dish.

Top each burger with a slice of cheese and microwave for a few seconds until cheese melts, then place burgers on a gorgeous black appetizer plate. Serve and enjoy.

 

This Tasty Scallop Recipe Served Up On Black Amuse Bouche Plates

October 20th, 2014

This tasty scallop recipe looks truly amazing served up on black amuse bouche plates. It is a great recipe to serve in high end restaurants or upscale party events. Plus, black amuse bouche plates complement the scallops perfectly so order some plates, get your ingredients and whip this tasty treat up tonight.

black amuse bouche plate

This beautiful black amuse bouche plate can help you create fabulous food presentations.

Tasty Scallop Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of white wine

1/2 cup of white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons of shallots

1 cup of heavy cream

1 1/2 cups of butter

48 scallops

2 tablespoons of olive oil

salt and pepper

Directions:

Put white wine, vinegar and shallots in a large saucepan, then cook until the liquid is almost evaporated. Now, stir in heavy cream and let the mixture come to a boil, then cook until the cream reduces by half.

Stir in butter (put butter in a little at a time until it melts, than add a little more until you have used all your butter), then turn burner to a very low temperature, just enough to keep the cream mixture warm.

Now, preheat broiler to 350 degrees, then brush scallops with olive oil and salt and pepper, put scallops on broiler pan and broil for 2 minutes per side, then place a tasty scallop on a lovely black amuse bouche plate. Top each scallop with some of the cream sauce you made and serve.

Here is The Perfect Cherry Ice Cream Recipe – No machine needed

October 20th, 2014

Here is a delicious cherry ice cream recipe that you can use even if you don’t have an ice cream machine. This tasty treat makes a scrumptious dessert so serve it up in black kova cups today at your restaurant, catering event or party.

black kova cup

These gorgeous black kova cups offer an elegant and classy touch to appetizers, desserts and much more.

Delicious Cherry Ice Cream (No ice cream machine needed)

Ingredients:

4 cups of pitted cherries

1 1/2 cups of half and half

2 cups cream

1 1/2 cups of milk

1 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

salt

3-4 teaspoons of almond extract (this ingredient is optional)

Directions:

Prepare a cold ice bowl by taking a large bowl (a glass bowl works best in this situation) and placing it into another large bowl that you have filled half way with ice. Now, place these bowls into a freezer.

Put cherries, half and half, cream, sugar and salt in a saucepan, using a medium heat, heat these ingredients for 15 minutes, then as it begins to boil turn heat to simmer. Now, take mixture off heat and place in a blender, puree.

Now, put mixture into the ice bowl that you prepared, then add milk, lemon juice and almond extract (if you are using this ingredient). Stir, place in freezer. Take ice cream out of freezer every half hour and skim off any frozen bits from the top of it. Keep doing this until your ice cream becomes the consistency that you like your ice cream to be, then scoop into individual tupperware or freezer containers.

When you are ready to serve, take a scoop of ice cream and place in gorgeous black kova cups and serve. Enjoy.

You Won’t Be Sacrificing Quality When You Use Black Aqua Plates

October 20th, 2014

You won’t be sacrificing quality when you use black aqua plates. The fact is you will only benefit from using these high quality disposable appetizer plates. Yes, that is right benefiting because these plates are equipped with all the qualities you will ever need from a disposable plates.

black aqua plates

Don’t wait, reap the benefits that you will get from lovely black aqua plates.

Benefits of using Black Aqua Plates:

1. Size – these plates are the perfect size, they measure 3 inches in length x .25 inches in height x 3 inches in width. This means you have a plate that will safely hold your individual portions of appetizers, desserts and much more.

2. Color – these plates have a elegant black tone. This means they will fit perfectly with any party, catering and restaurant decor.

3. Durability – these plates are made of durable plastic. This means you won’t have to worry about them cracking or breaking as your customers feast on all your culinary goodies.

4. Versatile – these plates can be used in both outdoor and indoor food settings. This means you can use these for all your parties and catering events.

5. Beauty – these plates are designed in a beautiful design. This means that you will enhance your food settings when you use these amazing plates.

Go ahead, try these plates today and impress all your party, catering and restaurant guests. Remember you won’t be sacrificing anything when you serve your treats on these modern black disposable plates.

Your Guests Will Love This Cherry Candy Recipe

October 20th, 2014

Your party, catering and restaurant guests are bound to love this yummy cherry candy recipe, it is definitely a culinary treat that you can serve any time of year and in any kind of food setting. Don’t delay serve these delicious candies up today on beautiful black shooting star plates.

black shooting star plate

This lovely shooting star plate is adding a beautiful element to this tasty cherry candy recipe.

Yummy Cherry Candy Recipe

Ingredients:

2 boxes of fruit pectin (6 ounce boxes)

1 1/2 cups of water

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 1/2 cups of sugar

2 cups of light corn syrup

4 teaspoon of cherry extract

10 drops of red food coloring

Directions:

Use cooking spray and spray two 9 x 5 loaf pans, then set these aside.

Now, mix fruit pectin, water and baking soda in a medium saucepan, then put 2 cups of sugar and corn syrup in another saucepan.

Cook both mixtures on high heat for four minutes (the sugar mixture will come to a rolling boil and the pectin mixture will form a film over its top) – this is what you want to happen. As your mixtures boil, stir them frequently.

After 4 minutes, slowly add sugar mixture to pectin mixture (stirring constantly), then cook for another minute (remember to continue stirring during this time.

Now, remove from heat. Stir in extract and food coloring, then pour into loaf pans and let the mixtures set up at room temperature (this could take 3 hours to 12 hours).

Now, put 1/2 cup of sugar onto a piece of waxed paper, then turn candy out of loaf pans onto the waxed paper, but candy into shapes of your choosing. You may have to use a knife and run it under warm water as you cut pieces of candy.

Once candy is cut, place on a wire rack and let it set up.

This could take up to 24 hours, however, most of the time it doesn’t take this long. Now, serve candy pieces on a lovely black shooting star plate and set the plates around your party, catering event or restaurant for your guests to enjoy.

You Can Benefit From Serving This Tasty Guacamole Recipe

October 20th, 2014

You can surely benefit from serving this tasty guacamole recipe up on black medium sized plates at your next party or catering event. A few benefits that you will get from this recipe are: 1. Satisfying party guests because this recipe tastes great. 2. Enhancing the beauty of your meal because black medium sized disposable plates will add a classy charm to any type of food setting.

Black medium disposable plates are made from premium plastic so they hold up well in both casual and upscale food environments. In addition, these plates are the perfect size for sized dishes, appetizers and desserts.

black medium plates

Let these lovely black medium sized plates add modern flair to your party or catering setting.

Tasty Guacamole Recipe:

Ingredients:

10 avocados (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)

1 red onion (finely chopped)

2 jalapeno peppers (finely chopped)

2 cups of cilantro (finely chopped)

4 tablespoons of lime juice

2 teaspoons of kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

Your favorite tortilla chips.

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined, then put scoops of the guacamole on top of a lovely black medium sized plastic plate. Now, Place chips by your guacamole dip and serve at any type of food gathering. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Impress All Your Party Guests With This Tasty Mexican Rice Dish

October 19th, 2014

Impress all your party guests by whipping up this tasty mexican rice recipe and serving it on heavenly looking black tear drop spoons. This rice dish can be served as a main coarse or featured as an elegant amuse bouche treat at parties, catering events or in restaurants. Black Tear Drop Spoons are durable and look classy in any type of party setting.

black tear drop spoon

These lovely black tear drop spoons look amazing in any type of party or catering setting.

Tasty Mexican Rice Recipe Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 onion (minced)

2 jalapeno peppers (seeded, then minced)

2 cups of long grain white rice

2 teaspoons of coarse salt

1 1/2 cups of cilantro (packed, stems and leaves chopped)

4 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice

4 scallions (green parts only, chopped)

4 cups of tomatoes (chopped)

Directions:

Using a large saucepan, heat olive oil, then add onions and jalapeno peppers to the oil and cook until these two ingredients are translucent. Now, add the long grain white rice until it becomes toasted.

Add 3 1/2 cups of water to pan, then bring to a boil. Now, reduce heat to simmer, then cook until liquid from water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. While you are waiting for the rice to cook, put cilantro, scallions and lime juice in a bowl, gently mix these ingredients together. Once rice is cooked, take it off the heat and toss the cilantro mixture in with the rice.

Put a scoop of the rice mixture on top of a lovely black tear drop spoon, then put a few chopped tomatoes on top of the rice and serve as a delicious amuse bouche treat. Enjoy.