On this episode, Jackie takes a look at what’s on your plate when you eat out! She’ll look at how the healthy food movement is affecting restaurant food and how you can eat out and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. She’ll also take a look at new trends in the restaurant industry and what you can expect to see when you eat away from home.
This week’s guests are The Dining Duo – Michael Epstein and Scott Schwimer – a couple that have eaten 21 meals TOGETHER every week for 22 years. They blog about the foodie scene in LA and abroad on their website www.TheDiningDuo.com and no couple knows more about restauarant food than these two! They’ll talk about how they’re passion for art and cars intersects with their interest in food, top trends in restaurants and how they eat out every meal and still keep a healthy lifestyle.
Make a restaurant quality meal at home this week with Jackie’s recipe for Chicken Salad with Spiced Sesame Sauce. This isn’t your average chicken salad – this zesty dish is low in sodium, fat and calories and so quick and easy to make its sure to become a dinner-time favorite for anyone who tries it!
Chicken Salad with Spiced Sesame Sauce
Servings: 6 Serving Size: 4 oz. chicken plus 1/2 cup salad
3(4 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ tsp.cayenne pepper
1 ½ tsp. distilled white vinegar
1tbsp.fresh cilantro, chopped
1ea.green onion, diced
3 cupsromaine lettuce leaves
2tbsp.reduced sodium soy sauce
½ tsp.sesame oil
2cupswater, plus 1 tbsp.
1. In a 2 quart pan, combine the chicken, whole green onion, ginger, sherry, sugar (to taste, about 1 tsp), and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cover, and simmer until the meat in thickest portion is no longer pink when cut (about 20 minutes). Remove the chicken from the broth and let stand just until cool enough to touch. Shred the chicken and set aside.
2. Combine the sesame tahini, soy sauce, and distilled white vinegar in a small bowl. Blend in the sesame oil, cayenne pepper, chopped green onion, and the cilantro. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Mix in the water.
3. To serve, mound the lettuce on a platter or individual plates. Arrange the chicken over the lettuce. Drizzle with the sesame sauce.
Food Exposed with Jackie Keller
Jackie Keller has dedicated her life to helping people improve their health and lives. On this segment, Jackie discusses the healthy food movement and how its affecting what goes on your plate when you dine out.
Learn the health benefits of each ingredient in her NutriFit recipe for Chicken Salad with Spiced Sesame Sauce and make it alongside Jackie in your kitchen!
Be sure to tune in Tuesdays for full episodes of Jackie’s show – Food Exposed – where she discusses the latest news in health and wellness; share recipes, tips & coaching advice as well as interview top guests in the health and fitness world!
Connect with Jackie on Twitter (@Jackie_Keller) and on Facebook (facebook.com/username.jackiekeller). Learn more about Jackie’s company, NutriFit, at www.nutrifitonline.com and facebook.com/nutrifitonline
Meet Jackie (Creator, Host):
Jackie Keller is the Founding Director of NutriFit, LLC, Los Angeles’ premiere healthy food company. Formed in 1987 by Jackie and her partner/ husband Phil Yaney, NutriFit® specializes in fresh, gourmet, customized and delivered meal programs, full-service nutritional support, including gourmet meals, wellness coaching, and health-related products.
For more than 25 years, Jackie has shared her expertise with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, Andrew Garfield, and Matthew Fox. NutriFit® takes a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach to understanding the unique needs of each client.
Jackie is a Board Certified Professional Wellness Coach, nutrition educator and Le Cordon Bleu-trained culinary expert. She is also the author of Body After Baby: The Simple 30-Day Plan to Lose Your Baby Weight Fast (Avery/Penguin Group; May 2007), and Cooking, Eating & Living Well, a cookbook and guide to nutrition-related lifestyle change. She writes a monthly column for Life After 50 Magazine.
A longtime advocate for environmental causes, Jackie regularly incorporates produce into NutriFit® meals from their own sustainable farm, under the brand SimpliHealthTM Growers. Additionally, Jackie gives back by donating to over 80 international and national charities, including such as The American Cancer Society, The National Wildlife Federation, The Humane Society, The Sierra Club, and local groups such as Heal the Bay and Tree People. NutriFit® was awarded the Restaurant Neighbor Award by the National Restaurant Association in 2010, as well as the State of California’s Fit Business Award in 2006, 2007, and 2010. Jackie is part of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and actively promotes sustainable practices.
Meet Michael & Scott (Guest):
Michael H. Epstein & Scott E. Schwimer have taken on the food & Hotel scene around the globe. Michael Epstein became the youngest Jaguar dealer in the country at nineteen, following his passion for automobiles; and today, he remains an avid car collector.
Michael founded System 800 International in 1986, which went on to become the largest reseller of 800-phone line service in the United States, and pioneered touch-tone technology for credit card processing. After going public in 1988, the company merged with Independent Entertainment Group, and produced pay per view events for cable.
A native Angelino, Scott E. Schwimer was appropriately born in the year of the Monkey. He received his BA from Stanford University, and his JD from Loyola Law School. He worked on Capitol Hill before jumping into his career as an Entertainment Attorney for both Television and Motion Pictures. Scott’s passions also include being an artist, photographer, painter, sculptor, writer, producer and world-traveler; and of course, he is passionate about eating and dining.
Michael and Scott have been collecting photography for over twenty-two years. They have one of the largest glamour photography archives in the world, and are the publisher’s of George Hurrell’s work, as well as Mel Roberts’, Harry Langdon’s and Ian Wright’s photos.
The Dining Duo travels the globe and takes on the foodie scene in L.A. and other hot spots