Recipe Rehab's Vikki Krinsky and Rich Rosendale on Windy City Live

Rich and Vikki on the set of Windy City LIVE.

Vikki Krinsky and Rich Rosendale are two of the chefs on Everyday Health's series "Recipe Rehab," which airs Saturdays on CBS. The professional chefs take traditional recipes and make them healthy.

Watch the video: Rich and Vikki on Windy City LIVE.

About Recipe Rehab: Each episode, the two chefs go head to head rehabbing a family's favorite less-than-healthy dish. The family then recreates both recipes and rates each one, deciding which chef takes home the title of Recipe Rehab champion.

Recipes:


Light Caesar Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 anchovy fillets, mashed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

Method:

  • Mince the garlic and mash the anchovy filet. Add both to a small mason jar along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Screw the lid on tightly and shake vigorously to form a creamy dressing. Toss with one head of freshly cut romaine lettuce.

Carrot Miso Dressing Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 large carrots, peeled, trimmed, and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Method:

  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender except for the oils.
  • Blend in high and with the blender still running slowly add the oils to incorporate to a nice emulsified dressing.
  • Stir this dressing in a tightly sealed glass jar and shake before using over your favorite salad greens.

Jam recipe:

  • 1 bag of frozen fruit of choice (raspberries and strawberries are my favorite)
  • 1/2–3/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 the honey
  • Small pinch of salt
  • Splash of water as needed

Method:

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir on medium low until fully incorporated and mixture has jam consistency.
  • Cool completely in mason jars or glass tipper wear!

 

Everyday Dish Makeovers:
They gave us some pointers on how to "make over" everyday dishes:


Z U C C H I N I   P A S T A
Want to cut out carbs?

  • Use zucchini instead of pasta.

B R U S S E L   S P R O U T   S A L A D
Brussel Sprout Caesar with healthy yogurt caesar dressing!

  • Healthy Carrot Miso Dressing.
  • Both these dressing ingredients can be tossed in a jar and shaked, no muss, no fuss.
  • If you don't like Brussel sprouts shave them and fry or bake them, add to salad for a tasty crunchy addition.

F I G S / B A K E D   G O O D S
Baking hacks:

  • Use soaked dates as a substitute for sugar in baked goods.
  • Avocados can be used instead of butter.

H O M E M A D E   J A M
Homemade jam in mason jars:

  • Much easier and healthier than you think.
  • Chia seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon sticks, vanilla and water as a base.
  • Add FROZEN fruit of choice to make jam.
  • They have frozen vs. fresh fruit facts—yes you can use frozen; very healthy!

 

Article by: Windy City Live.

June 1, 2015