040: Snap Benefits vs Trump’s Food Boxes, Eliminating Food Waste, Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

In episode 40, we give you your weekly food-based news here on A La Carte! We discuss the current Snap benefits vs Trump’s proposal to introduce food boxes instead. We also give you the 101 on eliminating food waste. Plus,  we get you ready for our meal of the week: Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken    All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

039: Panera's Listeria Contamination, Produce Safety 101, Weekly Meal: Stuffed Mushrooms

In episode 39, we give you all of the food-based news you can use right here on A La Carte! We discuss Panera’s Listeria contamination and the steps they are taking to rectify the situation. We also give you some insight on produce safety and the vast array of mushrooms in the world.  Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Stuffed Mushrooms.   All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

Stuffed Mushrooms

038: Helping Hands Food Delivery, Good Meal Deals Catering, Weekly Meal: A La Carte Spaghetti

In episode 38, we give you something a little different on A La Carte! We start with a deep dive into the creation of Helping Hands Food Delivery and what they offer today. We also discuss the foundation of Good Meal Deals Catering and Chef services.  Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: A La Carte Spaghetti.   All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

A La Carte Spaghetti

037: Starbucks Holiday Delights, Festive Hacks for Your Spreads, Weekly Meal: Corn Casserole

In episode 37, we discuss the weekly dosage of all things surrounding food here on A La Carte! We start with the Starbucks holiday delights that have swept across the nation. We also discuss festive hacks that can take your food spread to the next level! Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Corn Casserole.   All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

Corn Casserole

036: Straight Off The Pit BBQ And More, Grilling Safety 101, Weekly Meal: Slow Cooker Ribs

In episode 36, we welcome guest hosts Scott Bellard & Jessica Bellard with Straight of The Pit BBQ and More (@Straightoffthepit)! We dive into the world of creating perfect BBQ and some of the mastery they have learned over time. We also give you great safety tips when it comes to safety. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Slow Cooker Ribs.   All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

Slow Cooker Ribs

034: Future Thanksgiving Hacks, Papaya Salmonella Outbreaks Weekly Meal: Perfect Roasted Turkey

In episode 34, we give you insight on food and safety here on A La Carte! We discuss future thanksgiving hacks that can cut down time and save you money. We also look into the papaya Salmonella outbreaks that are popping up around the country. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Perfect Roasted Turkey.   All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

Perfect Roasted Turkey

033: Olive Garden Passport, Cooking Perfect Pasta, Weekly Meal: Beef Bolognese with Pappardelle Pasta

In episode 33, we welcome back guest host Tiana Jones (Facebook: Tiana Jones) to share her foodie knowledge here with us on A La Carte. We discuss the all new pasta passport from Olive Garden and it’s many perks. We also give you healthy tips on how to cook the perfect pasta. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Beef Bolognese with Pappardelle Pasta.  All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

Beef Bolognese with Pappardelle Pasta

032: Chipotle Chipotle Chipotle, Cutting Board 101, Weekly Meal: French Dip with Peppers and Onions

In episode 32, we welcome back guest host Garry Lee (@GHawkinz) to discuss the food happenings of the week! We dive into the latest outbreak at a local Chipotle restaurant, which has continued to plague the restaurant chain. We also give helpful insight on different types of cutting boards and proper usage. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: French Dip with Peppers and Onions.  All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Weekly Meal:

French Dip with Peppers and Onions

030: Houston restaurant Weeks, Football Food Prep, Weekly Meal: Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

In episode 30, we welcome back Garry Lee (@GHawkinz) to discuss food based news, tips, and meals. We breakdown the creation, purpose and design of Houston Restaurant Weeks and what to expect from this month-long event. We also cover tips on prepping your sports-time foods as we usher back in the football season. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Ultimate 7-Layer Dip.  All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Food & Safety Tips:

Football Season Food Prep

Weekly Meal:

Ultimate 7-Layer Dip

029: Cleaning Your Refrigerator, Produce Safety 101, Weekly Meal: Seared Tilapia with Basil Veggies

In episode 29,we welcome guest host Tiana Jones (Facebook: Tiana Jones) to share her foodie knowledge here with us on A La Carte. We discuss tips on how to arrange and keep your refrigerator clean and contaminant-free. We also give you basic tips on how to handle fruits and vegetables. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Seared Tilapia with Basil Veggies.  All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Food & Safety Tips:

Arranging Your Refrigerator

Weekly Meal:

Seared Tilapia with Basil Veggies

028: Amazon Meal Kits, Cleaning Burnt Food off Pans, Weekly Meal: Chicken-Apple Sloppy Joe

In episode 28, we dive deep into the food and meal based news for the week! We discuss Amazon’s new Meal Kits, which compete directly with HelloFresh and Blue Apron. We also give insightful tips on cleaning off burnt food from pans . Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Chicken-Apple Sloppy Joe.  All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Food & Safety Tips:

Cleaning Pans w/ Burnt Food

Weekly Meal:

Chicken-Apple Sloppy Joe

027: How Safe is Food Delivery, Handling Dry Ice, Weekly Meal: Italian Pasta Salad

In episode 27, we welcome back guest host Garry Lee (@GHawkinz) to bring his Houston foodie presence over to A La Carte. We discuss the controversial topic of food delivery that is growing across the nation. We also talk about ways to handle dry ice and it’s difference uses. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Italian Pasta Salad. All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Food & Safety Tips:
Handling Dry Ice

Weekly Meal: 
Italian Pasta Salad
 

026: Rich Fit Foods, Chipotle Outbreaks AGAIN, Weekly Meal: Chicken Marsala

In episode 26, we welcome guest host Steven Richmond (www.richfitfoods.com) to discuss his journey into the meal prep and personal food services world. We also discuss the new Chipotle food outbreak that has cast a shadow on their comeback from the last outbreak. Plus, we get you ready for our meal of the week: Chicken Marsala   All of this and more on #ALaCarte!

Food & Safety Tips:

Choosing Your Meats

Weekly Meal:

Chicken Marsala