22 Jul


Ash Archambeau
Ash Archambeau is Kitchen Koach LA, helping you and your kitchen get along! As a cancer survivor Ash improved the functioning and healing of her body through diet and lifestyle changes. With that spirit in mind, KKLA can help anyone interested in making change in their lives- particularly in their kitchens. Along with helping individual clients and writing for Body Temple LA, she recently went to the final callbacks for Food Network's reality series "The Next Food Network Star". Currently she's taking on new clientele working with a non profit in East LA helping lower income families integrate healthy eating into their homes. For more info on how Kitchen Koach LA can help you check out www.KitchenKoachLA.com.
Ash Archambeau

Make It Easy By Making It Ahead. 

What is luck? Where preparation meets opportunity! 

The more you prepare for your coming day, week, or month, especially when it concerns your eating habits then really you’re making your own health success luck! 

My favorite things to make ahead for the week are: 

– Salad dressings (i.e. marinade- hot food dressing- prepared salad dressing) 

– Pesto (i.e. add to mayo- add to roasted veggies – add lemon for salad dressing) 

– Hummus (You can sub almonds for chickpeas- delicious!) 

– Ready to go salad greens (like kale or chard you buy fresh) 

All of these items take about 30 minutes or less to make on a Sunday afternoon, so stock your fridge with items that will make preparing healthy meals and snacks a cinch through out your week. 

Below is my current favorite dressing that has been used this week as a sauce for steamed tofu and vegetables as well as a dressing for Broccoli Slaw. 

Creamy Asian Dressing 

yield: 1/2 cup dressing (you’re gonna want to do double or triple for the week) 

2 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos, Soy Sauce, tamari, or ume plum vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil-cold pressed organic if possible
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 tsp raw sesame tahini
Celtic sea salt to taste

Instructions:  Wisk all dressing ingredients together in a measuring cup, or shake in a closed jar. 

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