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Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes from Beth Kaufman Strauss of Grateful Plate!

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Beth Kaufman Strauss of Grateful Plate joined us this week to show us how to get the most out of our Thanksgiving leftovers with some fun recipes. Not only did she whip up a great meal, she also made sure to leave us with the recipes so you could recreate them. Check out some of these great ways to transform your holiday leftovers!

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Serves: 4-6

Savory Granola:
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup almonds, sliced 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
1 large egg white, beaten 1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp maple syrup

Salad:
2 cups leftover roasted vegetables
8 cups mixed salad greens

Make granola: Preheat oven to 350°. Toss all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring once, until golden 25- 30 minutes. Let cool.

Make salad dressing – Make all ingredients together. Set aside. 3. Make salad -Mix salad greens, leftover vegetables and dressing.

Top with granola.

Stuffing Waffles with Maple Gravy Topped with Fried Egg
Serves: 6

Waffles:
4 cups leftover stuffing
2 whole eggs, beaten
1/2 – 1 cup vegetable stock

Gravy:
2 Cups leftover gravy 3/4 cup maple syrup

Fried Egg:
6 eggs
olive oil
salt & pepper

In a large bowl, stir together the leftover stuffing and eggs. Add 1/4 cup of veggie broth and mix until well combined. Continue adding stock until the mixture is well moistened.

To make gravy, heat your leftover gravy up. Once hot slowly whisk in maple syrup. Set aside.

Waffles- Preheat the waffle baker and grease it with cooking spray.

Scoop 1⁄2 cup stuffing mixture into the prepared waffle baker, spreading it evenly. Close the lid and let the waffle bake until golden brown about 7-10 minutes. You want to make sure the egg is cooked completely.

While Waffles are cooking, start cooking fried eggs.

Transfer the waffles to a serving plate then repeat the filling and baking process with remaining stuffing.

Serve with maple gravy and fried egg on top.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
Serves: 4

4 3-inch slices of leftover pumpkin pie
8 large scoops vanilla ice cream
1 1/3 cups milk
1/2 cup reserved crust

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until almost smooth. Top with crumbled piecrust. Enjoy!

If you don’t feel up to the task of cooking your entire Thanksgiving meal this holiday, not to worry! Grateful Plate is offering their Thanksgiving Fixin’s menu with plenty of amazing sides for you to choose from. Each portion serves four people and the best part? They deliver! Deliveries will be made on Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd. Be sure to check out the menu and get your orders in by Thursday, November 17th!

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Recipe: Moqueca de Bahia with Health and Wellness Coach Frances Vavloukis

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Health and wellness coach Frances Vavloukis made her third appearance in the COOK kitchen earlier this week, and for those of you who have attended her earlier classes, it was NOT what you would expect. Frances, who has prepared recipes from her Greek heritage in the past, decided to switch it up for an evening with some festive Brazilian cuisine in honor of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics!

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Recipes: Get Boozy with Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Cocktails

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A wonderful, boozy time was had this past Friday with Stateside Urbancraft Vodka Co-Founder Bryan Quigley and Bartender Kyle Diraddo. As we sipped on our drinks, Bryan and Kyle shared details on distilling vodka, crafting cocktails, and more importantly, their soon-to-open Federal Distilling Room – a tasting room where you’ll be able to enjoy delicious Stateside Vodka cocktails. At the end of the evening, they were kind enough to leave us with some recipes from the evening. So if you’re looking to shake things up, look below for some vodka-based cocktail recipes straight from the source!

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COOKbook Corner: Shop Our Seafood Book Selection at COOK!

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Ah, summertime! It’s a time for trips to the beach, for outdoor grilling, and enjoying some tasty seafood. If you’re looking for tips and recipes for the perfect crab dip or clam bake, look no further than COOK! Our shelves are currently stocked with some wonderful seafood cookbooks to help you create something special whether it’ s a fresh ceviche or a nicely prepared filet of fish. Take a look at some of our favorites!

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COOKbook Author Series: “Preserving Italy” with Domenica Marchetti

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Cookbook author Domenica Marchetti made a visit to the COOK kitchen this week to share some recipes from her newly published book “Preserving Italy” and trust us- you NEED this book! Her book is filled with all you need to know on preserving, curing, and infusing, the Italian way. Take a look at some of the wonderful dishes she made for us.

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Delicious Chocolate Mousse Recipe from Peter Scarola of R2L

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Peter Scarola of R2L stopped by our kitchen this weekend to show off his chocolate mousse (and other chocolate desserts) and GUESS WHAT?! He has shared the recipe with us, and now we’re paying it forward. To recreate this rich, decadent dessert, follow along…

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The Art of Phyllo Dough with Frances Vavloukis, Health and Wellness Coach

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Frances Vavloukis stopped by our kitchen last Wednesday, March 9th to talk with us about all things Greek.

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Sneak Peek of April at COOK

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Above: Bobby Saritsoglou of Opa.

This April, shower yourself with the flavors of spring at COOK! Take a look at the schedule preview below, share with friends and family and then go here promptly TUESDAY, MARCH 8 AT 2PM to purchase your seats!

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Sneak Peek of March at COOK

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Above: Yehuda Sichel of Abe Fisher.

Taste a delicious March Madness lineup at COOK! Take a look at the schedule preview below, share with friends and family and then go here promptly THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 2PM to purchase your seats!

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Big Week for Philly Food Scene

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(Pictured above: Tacos at La Calaca Feliz)

In case you are still recovering from the holidays (and really, who isn’t?), this week was a pretty big one for the Philly restaurant community.

Sunday and Monday marked the 2nd annual Philly Chef Conference. The conference, held at Drexel University, is designed “for chefs, by chefs”. The jam-packed, two-day event showcases new and useful ideas and techniques through lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations. And not only did Philly’s FOH and BOH leaders represent big time but so did some major non-Philly players such as Chef Peter Reinhart, James Beard award winning author and internationally renowned expert on bread and baking, and writer Matt Rodbard of Food Republic who came away with these glowing words for the conference and for Chef George Sabatino’s Instagram account.

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