DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS GIVE-A-WAY?

ImageFrom Nicole Merritt-Lester
Hi All!
  Just a reminder: We have just a couple more weeks before the BIG DRAWING! …   Purchase your tickets TODAY! YOU may be the WINNER of TWO DECADENT DESSERTS! Chef Elliott Farmer will be shipping out his SIGNATURE RED VELVET & ITALIAN CREAM CAKES in time for YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER/CELEBRATION!
  *Proceeds from raffle go to Make A Wish Foundation for a deserving child.   *Signature Cake Combination is valued at $80+   *Contest ends 12/21/13 at 12AM Sharp
  Good Luck Everyone! Rules of engagement: Purchase a ticket online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gourmet-christmas-cake-love-giveaway-tickets-9595683949 #TEAMCHEFELLIOTT

SECOND TIP OF THE DAY…

Drinking plenty of water can help start your cleanse. Drink ginger tea which helps to improve digestion and green tea which helps eliminate toxins from the body.

Chewable papaya enzymes can help promote digestion as well. Pregnant women should not chew papaya enzymes since they can be harmful for pregnancies.

Eat foods high in insoluble fiber, like carrot sticks with yo…ur turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, or oatmeal.

Eat leafy greens which can help eliminate extra sugars in your body from that extra slice of pumpkin pie you had last night. Arugula, cabbage, kale, and other greens can help.

Get some exercise! There’s no better way to burn off the extra calories you ate then by getting up and walking it off. So when you go Christmas shopping, park a little farther (even though it may not even be an option) so you walk a little more today.

TIP OF THE DAY…

10 commandments of what to avoid for your detox period:

1.  Red meat, chicken, turkey
2.  Salt
3.  Butter, margarine
4.  Wheat
5.  Processed foods
6.  Coffee, tea…
7.  Soda
8.  Sauces, pickles, store-bought salad dressing
9.  Alcohol
10.Milk, cheese, eggs and cream

The plan should be safe and not extreme so that you are still receiving vital nutrients.

10 commandments of what to embrace are as follows:

1.  Fruits
2.  Vegetables
3.  Beans and pulses
4.  Tofu
5.  Potatoes
6.  Whole grain brown rice
7.  Unsalted nuts
8.  Unsweetened yogurt
9.  Herbal teas
10.2 liters of water daily

Detox recipe

ImageAlright…Thanksgiving dinner is over and probably the leftovers too.  Here is a great recipe to detox and get ready for the Christmas Feast.
Red Cabbage Slaw Salad Recipe
Ingredients:   2 c red cabbage, shredded…   2 carrots, grated   1/4 c of cilantro, chopped   1/2 c of grapes, halved   1 Israeli cucumber, julienned   1 T sunflower seeds, toasted
For the dressing:   1 T ginger, grated   1 t honey   1 T lemon juice   2 T olive oil   1/4 t of sesame oil
Directions: Combine all the salad ingredients except for the sunflower seeds. In a mixing bowl, whisk the ginger, honey and lemon juice together. Slowly pour in the olive and sesame oil continuously whisking to emulsify the dressing.  Drizzle dressing over the salad, toss, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and serve.

Farmer’s Gourmet Catering’s Christmas Menu Items

ImagePlace your Christmas dishes & dessert orders at http://www.chefelliott com. S/H available too. Deadline for order is 12/18/13. FedEx delivery unless local.
  FARMER’S GOURMET CATERING   2013   HOLIDAY MENU … Turkey w/gravy – pulled/bone free – $75 pan*   Honey Baked Ham – $115 pan*   Macaroni & Cheese – $65 pan*   Cornbread Dressing – $50 pan*   Green Beans – $50 pan*   Collard Greens – $50 pan*   Candied Yams – $50 pan*   Potato Salad – $50 pan*   Giblet Gravy – $12 gallon   Cornbread Muffins – $8 dozen   Yeast Rolls – $10 dozen   Tea – $6 gallon Signature Sweet/$4 unsweet
  DESSERTS   Pecan Pie – $15   Sweet Potato – $12   Carrot Cake – $40/3 layers   Red Velvet Cake – $45/3 layers   Italian Cream Cake – $45/3 layers   German Chocolate Cake – $45/3 layers   Double Layer Pineapple Upside down Cake – $40   Pound Cakes – $22 – $25   Other cakes available   *ONE PAN ACCOMODATES 30 – 35 SERVINGS   Half pans are available   Prices are subject to change without notice. Tax will be added.

Purchase Chef Elliott’s new cookbook today!!!

ImageTo order Chef Elliott’s second cookbook “Chef Elliott’s Soulstice Recipes: Gourmet Entertaining Solutions”, mail $25 money order/cashier’s check payable to Farmer’s Gourmet Catering, P. O. Box 861, Douglasville, GA 30133. Takes 2 – 4 wks fo…r delivery. Cookbooks are on backorder. Chef Elliott will autograph each copy. To book his cookbook signing and cooking demonstration tour contact his PR Nicole Lester  (202) 656-9819  or  (678) 467-7013.