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WEST PALM BEACH, FL—The chefs of “Be Organic” hosted a takeover Sunday at the Rise and Shine Food Co-Op at the Boys and Girls Club in West Palm Beach. The trio showed people how to make healthy and delicious meals using all organic ingredients. They made green tea and mango mousse with natural granola, even giving out samples to the crowd. “Our mission is to educate people about organic lifestyle options and get them started, get them the baby steps to start living an organic life,” said Chef Chad Cherry. The event previews the group’s “Pedaling for Better Health” organic takeover tour. The guys will bike more than two-thousand-miles in 40 days and takeover homes, churches, colleges and more along the way Click the link to watch the video!!
Be Organic LLC
The American people always give a lot to other countries whenever there is need for help we are the first to reach out and lend a helping hand. Well right now America we need each other more than ever, with the fall of the financial system and the rising health issues we’re all facing. The path that is laid before us, if we do not stand up and do something about it America will be the one that other nations will be lending a helping hand. (If you are sitting in burning building are you going to sit in it while it burns!!) Poverty is real struggle if we don’t break free from those old ways of thinking this financial fire and health crisis is only going to be worse. For the past 3 years Four chefs have been throwing water for the at that flames, which are consuming us all!
Through our valiant effort Kirk Nelson, Chad Cherry, Roosevelt Desir and Andre Walker, are getting in to the community and educating them about the pro’s and con’s of eating organic food. We feel that it is our mission from God to spread this message so we are getting on Bicycles and riding 40 mile for 40 days to educate people about the organic lifestyle we all should be living, not just the rich and elite. On the tour it’s free for everyone to attend but to accomplish our goal of feeding and educating, we need your support. All we are asking for is a very small donation of 5 dollars either now if you have it or later through our online portion. And we only ask this if you really believe and support.
You must commit to something so magnificent that failure is Guaranteed unless you fully depend on GOD! Rev. Charles Taylor
Start a Food Journal:
Monday Morning we had the pleasure of joining the women of Team Vision, headed by Melisa Boston they host morning conference calls to promote their 40 days to Health program. Everyday callers from around the country join this call to learn how to achieve better health. Today Be Organic gave the listeners instructions on how to incorporate Organic food as a mainstay in their lives.
To put this into practice we encouraged people to start a food Journal where they can follow their progress to the end goal of Becoming Organic. The 1st step to our program is to gauge where you are with your eating habits. Here you take one week and do a food Audit, which will become the first entry into your food journal.
- Write down every thing you eat for one week including the times of your meals and snacks. Be very detailed, include anything that goes into your mouth. After you write what you ate, write a few words describing how you feel (Tired, Full, Stuffed, Satisfied, Hungry, annoyed, Stomach pain)
The next step is to look for your eating pattern, if you are eating 4-5 small meals a day then you are right on target. Look at the times that you eat, if you find that you don’t eat much more than a snack after 9pm then you are on target. Lastly count the number of times you ate fast food in that week, if your number is 3 or less then you are on target. This will give you an accurate picture of where you are at with your eating habits.
Now that you have an understanding of what you are doing and what you should be doing better, lets step it up a notch and incorporate some Organic food.
- Take 20% of the food you ate and make it Organic. Focus on Dairy & Chicken (which can be all natural as long as it has no added Hormones or GMO’s).
- Then take another 20% of what you eat and purchase natural food.
Now your food ratio should look like 20/20/60 Organic/ Natural/ Conventional , and every subsequent week up the organic and natural columns by 5% till your ratio is very close to 50/50 Organic and Natural. Continue to write in your food journal and notice how much better you are feeling during the day and after you eat. For more dramatic results do a 2 day detox where you go strictly vegetarian, we will cover that in more detail in the weeks to come. For the specific recipes email us at Beorganic4@gmail.com
for more info on Team Vision
log on to www.ladiesofteamvision.com
Be Organic Presents the Media Tasting
For this elaborate progressive dinner we set out to find media from television, internet, radio, and newspaper, and magazine personalities. When I use the term progressive dinner I mean it is dinners with three different areas were delicate taste bud striking food artwork was going to be served. This transformational tasting took place at the beautiful condominium at The Mark Downtown in Delray Beach Florida. With understated sophistication, the Mark Downtown’s stunning kitchens outfitted with stainless steel Viking or Bosch appliances, solid granite countertops and fixtures by Kohler and Waterworks are perfect for chefs of every culinary caliber. So Be Organic took the pride of a takeover!!
For the three course event, our guests were moved from one room to the next. In the first room, the appetizer room, we served fresh fruit salad, grilled avocado with veg pate, prawns (weight lifting shrimp) sautéed in cilantro sauce, pears baked in raw honey with blue cheese.
The next elegant room was the entrée room. This room set the tone for the tasting. The ambiance was awe-inspiring with the food served on beautiful red-and-white table designs by a company called The Event Firm. Beautiful symmetric art work for the evening provided by Alison Eager, which a made the room alive and vivacious. Three dishes were served in this room. First course was “this is meat right?” the meatless meatloaf (seitan) with mango gravy and couscous. The second meal was “wait for it, wait for it”, organic free range chicken in a pineapple JERK (that’s the wait for it!) sauce served with Caribbean rice. The last serving of food was fresh salmon rub in honey in a coconut cream on a bed of four bean salad (chick peas, kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans).
The final room is the dessert room!! For this room we served our “Famous Mango Mousse!” This dessert is a flagship bread and butter, bait and hook, book em Danno! Some of our guest didn’t even like mangos, and some of them were really skeptical about eating it. Once they tried the mango mousse they all came back for fourths and fifths!!! On the way out as a parting gift we gave our press guest special bags with another one of our favorite heart warming cheese cake pie.
By the end of this experience our guest were all hooked on “Be Organic” and they too will infect people around them to be hooked on Be Organic.
For more information log on to these websites:
Be Organic LLC
The Mark Downtown
Alison Eager’s artwork
The Event Firm
Be Organic Catering Company Launch Organic Takeover to Get Miami and the World Eating Healthy
By Jacob Katel in Cooking Classes, Nouveau
Monday, Jun. 29 2009 @ 11:03AM
Be Organic is a catering operation on a mission to spread the gospel of healthy food that tastes good. Founding members Chad Cherry, Roosevelt Desir, Kirk Nelson, and Andre Walker are on what they call a “takeover tour to go into places and educate people about the organic lifestyle.” In September the group will begin a bicycle pilgrimage across the state of Florida that will take them on a 40 mile a day journey for 40 consecutive days.
“We’re pedaling for better health, nutrition, holisitics, and green jobs” says Chad. Be Organic’s reasons for spreading the benefits of the organic lifestyle are personal, two of the chefs are diabetic and one is a cancer survivor. The four chefs seek to show that anybody can eat healthy and enjoy it. “We take the health benefits of organics and incorporate them into food that tastes good, that’s the way to make it for everybody. The only thing stopping people is education. Most people think it’s too expensive, that’s just not true. We’re here to show you how to do it.”
Be Organic Has Taken Oven Another Kitchen!
This time it was for a family that won a Domino’s sugar contest. The contest was held by 101.5 Lite FM. This dinner would be a very special occasion because this was the first time the family experienced organic food.
As with all people who Be Organic gets in contact with that haven’t eaten organic food like ours, they have the conception that it tastes like grass. Well you know what? They just haven’t had the experience of tapping into their organic soul. There is an organic soul in all of us, we just have to look deep into our soul and find it. It’s that feeling, taste, smell, sight, and touch that words alone can’t describe but lives deep inside us of what organic soul truly is. We all have it but just haven’t tapped into it yet. Be Organic will gladly take you there one cultural soul at a time.
*For some eye candy and some great vegetarian recipes, be sure to check out Delish Your Dish!
Take Over begins one place at a time! Be Organic today catered at the Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine for the National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Be Organic partnered with Randy Eady of International Quest Educational Foundation (QEF), Barbara A. Frangie of The Orchard Tea Room, and Dr Jesse James Robinson of Little Hands Integrative Therapy to make this event.
The guests loved their first bite, and were unable to leave the table for more bites! For the guest today we served them Pear Baked in raw Honey with Blue Cheese and Balsamic on Pita and Grilled Avocado with Vegetable Pate and Shiitake on Flatbread. A combination of flavors and textures to tantalize the taste buds of our new Organic fans!
Baked Salmon in a Coconut Creme Fraiche
For the Salmon : Rub with 2 Tbl spoon honey and 3 Tbl spoon lime juice season with salt and pepper . Bake at 350 till salmon flakes.
For the Coconut Crème Fraiche: This is the sauce for the salmon served on top or on the side.
Fresh Coconut milk if buying at whole foods – 1 can
1 Tablespoon of Jerk
3 teaspoons of Sugar
1 teaspoons of Black Pepper
2 teaspoons of Salt
Pinch Of Herbs of Provance
1 Container of Sour Cream
2 Tablespoon peppercorn
Blend contents except for peppercorns together then set in bowl and serve room temperature. Let sit in fridge for 2 hours until it reaches desired thickness. Add Whole peppercorns before serving.
FREE Membership to West Boca LA Fitness until the end of the May 2009.
When we told our friends that we were going to ride bicycles 40 miles a day, for 40 days around the state of Florida. They said “you guy’s are going to die”.
We actually had friends ready to take bets on which one of us would pass out first. I mean let’s face it we know a lot about food but we are not in the best shape. And like 99% of the world we’ve never ridden a bike more than 3 miles.
But that changes now, L.A. Fitness has agreed to take on the challenge of getting us in shape. They are now official sponsors of the Organic Takeover Tour. And as we get fit we will keep you informed of our progress by posting our fitness journals and video of the workouts. Plus we will be giving you Free goodies from L.A. Fitness that you can use to work on your own dream body. Starting with the coupon below for a free trial membership to the West Boca L.A. Fitness.
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*This is how we felt after our first workout. But it’s totally worth it!!!
For The Chicken breast:
Clean chicken then add a little lime juice to each breast. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, & garlic powder. Bake in oven on 350 till done.
For The Pineapple Jerk Sauce: This is the sauce for the chicken breast serve on top or on side.
3 tablespoons of Honey
1 teaspoons of Salt
1 table spoon of Black Pepper
1 ½ Table spoon of Jerk
¼ cup of sugar
For a base use Creamy Sweet corn it’s a soup base which you can find organic in whole foods. Comes in a carton.
Put the sweet corn base on the stove top over medium heat and bring to a slow boil.
Cut up whole pineapple, put in to blender and blend into a puree.
Add the other ingredients into blender and blend.
Then pour contents of blender into your boiling base.
Mix together then lower temperature of stove. Let the mixture cook for 30 minutes on low heat till the sauce has reduced and thickened a little.
For The Caribbean Rice:
Wash rice and bring water to boil.
Season water with 1 table spoon of curry powder, Olive oil, and salt to taste.
Separately cook vegetables, season both, and combine after they have been fully cooked.