On today’s podcast, we’re giving leftover meals a delicious and creative makeover. My guest is Cassy Joy Garcia, author of the game-changing new cookbook, Cook Once Dinner Fix. Flip through the pages for chicken, beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian recipes, and discover strategies for turning tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s feast. This show is perfect for meal planners and meal planner wannabes, and the recipes are guaranteed to wow your family.
Cassie Joy Garcia is a busy mom, meal planner and prepper extraordinaire, and healthy recipe guru. She’s the founder of Fed + Fit, and her new book is a game changer at dinner. Here’s how the book works: One night, for example, you can make Cassy’s Roasted Chicken and Potatoes with Fresh Arugula Salad and then the next night or a few nights later, you can turn the leftover chicken into Butter Chicken Bowls with White Rice.
With every recipe, you’ll also find tips for ingredient tweaks and ways to customize the recipes to your preferences and dietary needs.
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We’re giving away a copy of Cook Once Dinner Fix: Quick and Exciting Ways to Transform Tonight’s Dinner into Tomorrow’s Feast (Simon & Schuster) to one lucky U.S. winner. Leave a comment in the comments section below telling me about your biggest dinnertime challenge or dilemma and/or why you want to win this book. I’ll pick the winner at random on November 3rd at noon. (U.S. only giveaway, please.) Good luck!
- Cassie’s life in San Antonio, where she started her healthy living blog and became a holistic nutritionist; she makes her home with two young daughters (and a third due in a few months), her husband, and two large dogs
- How Cassie’s Fed and Fit blog came to being during her personal journey of yo-yo dieting and discovering the science of inflammatory foods
- An overview of Cook Once Dinner Fix, which gives the benefits of a prep day without having to have a prep day!
- How Chicken Sloppy Joes with Ginger Carrot Slaw can be turned into a dinner of White Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Tomato-Avocado Salad
- Cassie’s goal is to lessen the burden of getting an efficient meal on the table
- How repurposing the meal’s protein allows you to focus on side dishes to differentiate the meals
- How Cassie’s system allows her to “plate dinner with a more joyful heart”
- An example of a beef recipe is Garlic Peppercorn Beef Roast, which is slow-roasted in the oven with carrots and served with a horseradish cream sauce; it’s then used in Shredded Beef Ragout over Pappardelle Pasta with a rich tomato sauce
- How Cassie is raising adventurous eaters by encouraging her young children to choose meals and prep with her
- Cassie’s favorite seafood recipe from the book: Dill Aioli Salmon Bake. It’s a salmon fillet topped with a lemon dill aioli mixture served with roasted potatoes; leftover salmon is made into Salmon Cakes, which Cassie serves with pan-seared green beans
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