New Jersey hopes to reopen soon, but it’s never a bad idea to make the most of what’s at home! Chef and author Mee McCormick wants to help America fix healthy, satisfying meals while we’re home more and shopping less.
McCormick is a rancher, restaurateur, mother, and wellness advocate. A firm believer in the healing power of food, she wants to address the versatility of “quarantine cuisine.” Her latest cookbook—My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure—debuted just this April.
Still trying to avoid crowds? My Pinewood Kitchen relies on common ingredients you probably already have at home. You may even reduce food waste by finding new ways to work with what you have! McCormick will walk you through re-purposing staples like cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and canned chickpeas.
With more than 100 gluten-free recipes, My Pinewood Kitchen can adapt to keto, paleo, veganism, and other dietary restrictions.
From simple, hearty Americana like black bean chili and homemade ribs to sweet treats like vegan fudge, McCormick aims to have a little something for everyone. You may even grow fond of some new ingredients you can add to your “pandemic pantry” next time you’re at the grocery store.
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