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DIABETIC COOKING

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As this country becomes totally obese, the health of our loved ones who have diabetes is lessening their quality of life. I believe that most people understand what it takes to mitigate their diabetes problems, and it involves a diet that fits them. We’ve all heard diabetics say, “I can’t eat sugar… I can’t have my pizza, I can’t drink a soda.” While all of these are importantly very true, there are ingredients out on the market that are being utilized by professional chefs catering to the cooking of meals for diabetics. I have worked in the health food industry in the past, and no I am not a professional dietician, nor a nutritionist. However I have learned about healthy cooking by cooking for people looking for healthy foods. We needed to stock our hot bar with delicious foods one may eat at home, or comfort foods if you will. But by cutting back on high glycemic processed sugars, syrups and such, we used to make awesome meals by using organic agave nectar, and using Stevia. We would never use processed white sugar, but we would use brown raw sugar all the time in moderation. What I’ve learned is this, everyone who has diabetes either Types 1 or Types 2, will have different proportions made up for them during meal time, as you know each person is unique from height, weight, nationality, family makeup… you name it we are all different. For instance you may see an overweight man and automatically claim, “He’s a diabetic for sure.” But he’s not, but the skinny woman standing next to him is. You see what I mean?

One of my services is cooking healthy meals for you or your loved one friend or family, call me and I can help you prepare delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinners. Or if only one person in  your party needs a healthy diabetic friendly meal I can customize it for you. Just remember, I will not cook for anyone unless I have an interview with that person, I will need a written instructions from his or her doctor, nutritionist, or dietician instructing types of foods that he or she can consume. Again I am not a licensed dietician or nutritionist but understand the ingredients that is needed to make an awesome meal that is diabetic friendly.

Serving portions are of importance and if you already have seen a professional in your meal preparations, you understand the portions that you can consume. I can only follow your professional health care providers instructions and prepare your meals, but I cannot stop you from eating more or less than you’re supposed to.

Fried Chicken, Pizza, Omelets, Steaks, Seafood, Fish, Beef Stews, Roasts, all of these types of home cooking can be customize for you using the safe ingredients for diabetics. I also use cook books for guides in cooking for diabetics, I’ll use certified books from the American Diabetes Association.

Just remember I can make your meals pleasurable again so please contact me by email chefsambrano@gmail.com

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APRIL PRE FIXE MENU

Aloha if you are reading this blog great, it acts as an advertising tool too. As you know by reading this blog, I’m a personal chef that comes to your home and cook for you. That’s right, and I specialize in home cooking to the max! Executed to perfection, making you my future client very very happy. And this month I’ll have a few pre fixed menus. My specialty is wok cooking, I use a carbon steel wok, and stir fry my brains out, sounds good? Sounds like someone who loves his job? I love mine, and I love Asian foods, more to the point, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino. I’ll also do other styles but for this pre fixe meals, it’s affordable for you, and stir fries are affordable.

For Dinners (2) Persons Special you get 

One APPETIZER

Two ENTREE Platters

One Bottle of Wine.

* All meals come with steamed white rice.

Here are the appetizers you can choose from.

Pork Won Tons Fried

Crab Cakes w. Wasabe Mayonnaise

Beer Battered Ahi Strips w. Teriyaki Sauce

Here are the entrees you can choose from.

Mongolian Beef w. Pancakes

Kung Pao Chicken

Sweet Sour Shrimp

Manila Pork w. Veggies

Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon

Total $150.00 INCLUDES INGREDIENTS, SHOPPING, PREPPING/COOKING, SERVING, CLEAN UP TAXES ARE INCLUDED CASH ONLY

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CHOPPED STEAK

In Hawaii one of the most popular dishes is called simply “Chopped Steak” and for every different individual that cooks, there will be a different take on chopped steak. My version varies depending on my client, does he or she have hypertension? Do they want an all natural cut of beef? Are they allergic to gluten which is prevalent in many soy sauces, by the way soy sauce is a one of the star ingredients, so soy sauce is an issue on occasion. However as I was saying, my version varies. On this particular day, in my test kitchen I tested the dish utilizing beef short rib cuts without the bone, and sliced it thin across the grain. Then seasoned it with sesame oil, soy sauce, cooking sherry wine, garlic, and black pepper.

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In this photo there’s approximately 1 3/4 pounds of thinly sliced short rib meat and the marinade. I let that sit about 2 hours.

Then I sliced up some fresh mushrooms and onions and sautéed that and set it aside. 

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I used 8 oz. of white mushrooms from an 8 oz. pre packed tray from Foodland, and used one medium large sweet round onion.

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I also minced a whole small medium red chili pepper for some heat. I also had garlic in the marinade.

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Then I heated up some oil, and started the cooking process, not too long because the short rib meat is tender when sliced across the grain, and I added a sauce before it was cooked to the skillet, a concoction of soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, water, vinegar and cooking sherry with some green onions minced.

As for the taste, my volunteer tester tasters ate the whole bowl..well after I cooked it in batches first of course.

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Contact: Chef Ron at email: chefsambrano@gmail.com

PAN GRILLED STEAKS

Dinners for two can be as simple as staying home, and letting a personal chef come into your kitchen and casually prepare you both a nice meal. Such as a nice Greek Salad, some nice warm buttered dinner rolls,  and a couple of juicy beef sirloins with a simple homemade blended steak sauce. And for dessert, fresh baked peanut butter cookies. Flatware and glass can be provided for an extra charge, or we’ll use your own plates, flatware and glasses.

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Contact me for more information  email: chefsambrano@gmail.com

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FILIPINO STYLE DINNERS FOR 2

If you are looking for a Filipino Style Dinner for 2, here’s a sample menu.

Appetizer: Pork or Chicken Lumpia, wrapped and deep fried golden served with a vinegar and garlic dip.

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Dish 1, Pork Adobo, tangy pork shoulder, braised in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, annato oil, and fork tender.

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Dish 2 Chicken Papaya Soup (Green papayas if available, if not will use green veggies)

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Dessert Fresh Baked Sugar Cookies

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Contact me for affordable price, well shop, prep, cook, serve & clean up.

Ron  email: chefsambrano@gmail.com

SPECIAL DINNERS FOR 2

Starting on Saturday February 15, to Friday February 21 and that’s 2014 folks… I’ll have a special affordable dinner for two in your own home. Out of the wok and into your stomach :)…

APPETIZERS: Shrimp Tempura with dipping sauce, garnished with scallions.

ENTREE 1: Stir Fried Chicken w. Veggies, w. a Sesame Ponzu Sauce.

ENTREE 2: Stir Fried Pork Loins in a Spicy Fish Sauce with veggies.

DESSERT: Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Will shop, prep, cook, serve and clean, email for more information: chefsambrano@gmail.com

 

MEAL PREPS

You maybe too busy because of work, you just can’t seem to get dinner done in time when you get home from the office. This is where I come in. You tell me what kind of meals you want, and I’ll prep them up for you for the week.

I will need to use your kitchen to prep these meals, I’ll bring my own tools and equipment, though I will need to use your kitchen space, possibly your refrigerator freezer, stove and oven etc. I’ll do the shopping and all fees will include the food and ingredients, the prepping cooking and storing of your prepped meals.

Here are some of the weekly suggestions  I have for you, for a 5 day work week. Serving as many in your family. I’ll use a 4 person example. (Starches & Entrees only), salads are perishable, and desserts can be bought.

Day 1- Mashed potatoes and meatloaf with brown gravy.

Day 2- Spaghetti with meatballs w. garlic bread. (Garlic bread can be store bought)

Day 3- Beef Stew w. Veggies (Serve with French rolls store bought)

Day 4- Chicken Chow Mein

Day 5- Pork Adobo (Rice needs to be made fresh)

* This is just a sample and there are many other meals I can prepare, just remember some starches are better if it is cooked fresh, such as rice. If you don’t have a rice cooker I can suggest many inexpensive brands you can purchase at your local Walmart or Kmart.. follow the instructions it is easy to do, and once you turn on the machine, the rice takes about 20-25 minutes to cook. All you need to do is reheat the entrees I prepared for you, take them out of the freezer or fridge and enjoy. You’ll get comfort foods in your own home.

My prices are reasonable for this. One rule I have is that an adult must be present when I do this job, I can be in your kitchen (home) for up to 4-5 hours depending on the foods that needs to be prepared.

Call Chef Ron 808-385-7667 or Email: chefsambrano@gmail.com

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FILIPINO DINNERS

If you want to sample the well known Filipino foods but can’t find a restaurant, or just don’t want to venture out of your abode, then call me and I’ll whip up a delicious dinner for 2 or up to 12, and I am affordable.

One of the appetizers that is popular to the Filipino food group is the deep fried lumpia (loom pee ah), it is like a won ton, or fried dumpling. Filled with anything you desire, from chicken, beef, pork, tofu, veggies or a combination of all those, wrapped in a thin skin wrapper made of wheat or rice, and deep fried and served with an assortment of dips such as vinegar ad garlic, or a spicy fish sauce, or plain shoyu (soy sauce)..

Call me and we’ll figure something out.

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Pictured is deep fried lumpia makes a great appetizer, and if you like, I can also prep these for you ahead of time if you have a party you’re hosting in a day or two. I’ll prep them and all you do is deep fry them up when your party starts, there’s nothing like freshly fried lumpia, once the aroma permeates the air, your guests will be ready to delve into it like hungry wolves!

Contact: Chef Ron 808-385-7667 or Email: chefsambrano@gmail.com

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FRESH LUK FUN NOODLES A NOODLE PARTY OUT OF A WOK!

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©2014 Fresh Luk Fun in wok searing with seasonings.

Wok Cooking is inexpensive generally speaking, and if you have a small gathering we can have a CHOW FUN Dinner any time of the day.

I make my rice noodles (Luk Fun) from scratch, can’t get any better than that. I can whip up enough for just a couple or up to a dozen, and it is like said affordable. It does take time to prep and steam the noodles and cool them and cut them into strips, however once it is done it’s time to have a filling meal. Hey Italians and Asians…we got lots in common and it’s simple filling noodles with great meats, sauces and seasonings.

I can flavor you noodles with black beans, black bean sauce, ginger and garlic with shoyu, or the standard mix of shoyu, oyster sauce, sesame oil with green onions, or a fish sauce.

Luk Fun Noodles with…

Chicken

Pork

Beef

Or Seafood

Prices varies, but it is affordable in general. Depending on how much noodle sheets I need to steam up, the total time of the job will be approximately 2 to 3 1/2 hours.

Contact Chef Ron for more information 808-385-7667 or Email: chefsambrano@gmail.com

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