Chef Jodi just can’t get enough of these ingredients and kitchen toys!
Process It All with a KitchenAid Food Processor
When it comes to kitchen toys, one of Chef Jodi’s absolute favorites is the mini KitchenAid 3-cup Chef’s Chopper food processor.
“It may be small, but it packs a punch! It’s absolutely perfect for mincing elephant garlic and chopping raw nuts.”
With minced garlic a feature in many recipes, a tool like this saves a lot of precious time and energy while prepping and cooking!
You can find yours on their website at kitchenaid.com.
Go Big or Go Home with Elephant Garlic
Why waste time peeling and fussing with sticky, flakey peels on smaller cloves? Elephant garlic is bigger and better, according to Chef Jodi.
“Elephant garlic is one of my favorite ingredients, because it’s much easier to peel! It’s also more mild in flavor, which is also a plus for those who aren’t all too crazy about the strong taste of garlic.”
Spring Time Dill & Fennel
Spring vegetables are in abundance! Chef Jodi shared that her favorite spring veggies are dill and fennel because of their fresh and clean taste!
“You give your house a spring clean; spring clean your body, too! These two veggies are clean tasting and perfectly top salads and fish. They’re both really yummy and so healthy!”
Secret Ingredient of the Month:
This is Chef Jodi’s favorite secret ingredient for sauces, marinades, dressings and schmears. What’s more, this secret ingredient has zero calories and is loaded with flavor!
“Dijon mustard is a frequent player in our sauces, marinades, and dressings. Mix Whole Grain mustard with smooth mustard to make a delicious schmear for fish and other proteins. Because it’s zero calories, it’s perfect for topping salads and other healthy dishes, since it gives your taste buds a little pop!”
Read how Chef Jodi deliciously tops asparagus and shallots with a Dijon mustard sauce in our Dishing Out Recipes post! Who would’ve thought clean veggies could have such a bold flavor?!
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