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‘Healthy Cooking for the Home Chef’ Class with Chef Christina Martin Offered this Fall at Academy of Culinary Arts

areal shot of vegetables and cooking ingredientsA new cooking class, “Healthy Cooking for the Home Chef,” with Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Chef Christina Martin, who has worked in Philadelphia restaurants including Blackfish and Vedge, begins Oct. 2 at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Students Gain Food for Thought Creating ‘Brain Buffet’

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Christian Soto of Atlantic City and ACA Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius of Ocean City hold Soto’s Buffalo cauliflower “wings” with a low-fat ranch dressing.

Students in Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius’ new Applied Nutrition class at the Academy of Culinary Arts created a “Brain Buffet,” Thursday, Feb. 2, that was a culmination of what they learned during the last 13 days of class. The project tied in to February being American Heart Month as well. The three-credit course focused on specific ingredients that will help them maintain optimal health as well as the use of micro and macro ingredients. Special needs diets were also explored including gluten-free, diabetic and celiac.

Christian Soto of Atlantic City displayed his take on Buffalo wings, creating Buffalo cauliflower “wings” with a low-fat ranch dressing he made from scratch. The typically high-fat appetizer now had a healthy spin without compromising flavor.

Students recreated recipes from Food and Wine Magazine, as well. Terrance Harris of Pleasantville and Emily Hood of Hammonton’s take on spaghetti and meatballs was a spaghetti squash with quinoa meatballs, and recent academy graduate Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton made a chocolate almond pound cake with poached pear and pistachio dust, a guilt-free dessert option. Continue reading

ACA ‘Savory Sundays’ Monthly Cooking Demonstration Highlights Super Foods in Your Salad July 17

salad-791643_1280The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College “Savory Sundays” cooking demonstration highlights how to incorporate super foods into your salad for texture and added energy, Sunday, July 17, at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing.

Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Brianna Manning, chef of Kitchen 19 in Hammonton, along with ACA students, will explore how to give salads a punch with several recipes. Continue reading

ACA Chef Shares Easy Ways to Add Quinoa to a Healthy New Year Diet

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Chef Chelius incorporated quinoa into this breakfast dish by sprinkling it on top of a spinach and cheese omelet.

With the start of a new year, often comes the thought of wanting to incorporate a healthier diet into one’s lifestyle. ACA Chef Educator Annmarie Chelius of Ocean City shares ways quinoa, a grain loaded with nutrients and protein, can be added to a person’s diet. January also is National Fiber Focus Month, which quinoa is loaded with. Continue reading