Letter From Simon About Upcoming Changes

To my dear community,

For the past 3 years it’s been a privilege partnering with you in healthy eating through meal prep services. Offering convenient, health-conscious choices has been an amazing avenue in serving & supporting you all in your health journeys and I’m grateful that you’ve brought my recipes into your kitchens and families. It is with a bittersweet heart that I am announcing that I will no longer continue with meal prep services after this month. 

The last day to order meal prep will be Wednesday, August 21st, 2019. The final day of pick-up and deliveries will be Monday, August 26th. In September, I will be serving future catering clients out of a new space in Knoxville, with additional information coming soon. 

My choice to discontinue meal prep is based upon by my commitment to invest in my family and serve you well as a private chef and caterer. Though meal prep services are ending, I am extremely eager to continue our relationship and share the journey towards healthy eating, creating memories around the table, and spending more time with my kids. 

This company has afforded me the opportunity to influence your table and I look forward to future meals we’ll share at life’s most memorable moments as your private chef and caterer.

If you have any questions, please reach out to admin@simonhallprivatechef.com. Thank you for joining me in this next adventure!

With gratitude,

Simon



Favorite Summer Tomato Salad

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If you love tomatoes like me, then this is a must try! I enjoy making this when I’m craving a light but filling snack. Grab your favorite blue cheese dressing and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

Spinach

1 piece burrata

1 medium tomato

Green onions

2 bunches of basil

Blue cheese dressing

DIRECTIONS:

Slice tomato and burrata over a bed of spinach.

Chop green onions and basil and sprinkle on top.

Drizzle blue cheese dressing over the dish.

Sweet Potato Salad

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An absolute family favorite! I love adding to sweet potatoes to any side dish because not only are they delicious, but a healthy and filling choice!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp cayenne

1/4 cup slivered almonds

3 large sweet potatoes diced and roasted (also available from SHPC)

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup Primal Kitchen Mayo

Zest from 1 orange

1 bunch mint

1 bunch parsley

1 tbs garlic

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients together but parsley and slivered almonds.

Once it is fully mixed, now garnish with parsley and slivered almonds.

Overnight Oats

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Move over because my overnight oats are coming! Save yourself time in the morning by making these delicious overnight oats that are bursting with flavor the next day. Bonus- preparing it is as simple as it gets. This makes enough for 2, so enjoy with your loved one!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup oats

1 1/2 cup almond coconut blend

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp coconut

1/4 tsp almond extract

Sea salt- to your liking

1 tbsp sugar free maple syrup

Blueberries or other fruit

DIRECRTIONS:

Mix all the ingredients together but the fruit.

Chill overnight. Add chosen fruit on top and enjoy!

Summer Grill

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Get your grill on before it’s too late! I love throwing all my favorites fruits and vegetables on the grill with my chicken. It adds such a delicious char flavor to them, and it could not be easier to do!

INGREDIENTS:

1 pack chicken tenders

2 zucchinis halves

3 peaches halves

1 head of romaine halves

Arugula

1 bunch parsley

Lemon zest- to your liking

EVOO

Salt and pepper- to your liking

DIRECTIONS:

Add the lemon zest, EVOO, salt, and pepper to the chicken tenders, zucchinis, peaches, and romaine.

Grill.

Add the grilled food on top of a bed of arugula. Add chopped parsley on the dish.

Back to School Trail Mix

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The kids are headed back to school, which means I have to be creative with sending them to school with a healthy snack! I created this trail mix with the mindset of incorporating a little bit of carbs, fats and protein. It ‘s so simple to make! Try it out and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of Almonds

  • 1/4 cup of Peanuts

  • 1/4 cup of Raisins

  • 1/4 cup of Cashews

  • 1/4 cup of Sunflower Seeds

  • 1/4 cup of Chocolate Chips

  • 1/2 cup of Walnuts

  • 1/2 cup of Coconut Flakes

  • 1/2 cup of Pecans

  • 1 cup of Pretzels

  • 1 bag of Popcorn

Directions:

Mix it all together and fill it into zip lock bags for the family!

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Potatoes

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Honestly, who doesn’t like potatoes? I absolutely love cooking with them because they are the perfect side to any meal. A delicious mixture of zest and herbs creates a flavorful, mouth-watering dish you will definitely want to make again.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb baby potatoes

  • 1/4 cup ghee

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • Lemon zest- to your liking

  • 3 sprigs rosemary (3 in)

  • 3 tablespoons sea salt

Instructions:

Heat up cast iron skillet.

Cut potatoes in half and place them face down, “booty up”. Add the ghee and oil and mix.

Finely chop the rosemary. Mix it with the lemon zest and sea salt.

Add mix to the potatoes and stir.

Cook until golden brown.

BBQ Bean Bacon Bake

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What’s better than the combination of BBQ, beans, and bacon? Nothing! Bush’s beans is always my go-to when making meals like this one. This mouth-watering dish is the perfect meal to serve at a backyard barbecue or neighborhood gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans Bush’s Beans

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 green bell pepper

  • 1 medium onion

  • 1 bunch green onions-chopped

  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

  • Bacon

Instructions:

Set oven to 425.

Dice the peppers, onion, and green onions.

Add beans, peppers, onions, green onions, ketchup, and mustard into dish. Mix the ingredients.

Add bacon on top of the dish.

Cook for 45 minutes.