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Tag Archives: Chef Al Papers

BACK TO THE GRILL AGAIN!!!

With summer right around the corner, I’m looking forward to pulling out the grill. Grilling is a form of cooking that involves dry heat applied to the surface of food. Grilling usually involves quite a lot of direct, radiant heat and tends to be used for cooking foods quickly. During this time of year in […]

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CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCK

These aren’t the potato chips you’re use to.  Growing up I remember chips being deep-fried potatoes with artificial colors and artificial flavorings. Chips have evolved since then. There are much healthier options in the market today. When you hear healthy, you almost always think no flavor, but that’s not the case with these new style of […]

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COOKING WITH CHEF AL PAPERS – GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD

Chef Al Papers is cooking up a deconstructed, grilled chicken salad.  Simple yet delicious food that even the busiest of Metropolitan Junkies can make.  All you need is spinach, chicken breast, empanada dough, mole, and a pinch of love.  Now that’s cooking the Metropolitan Junkie way xoxo For more information on recipe ideas or Paper Plates […]

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH’S SOUL FOOD CHAT WITH CHEF AL PAPERS

MAPLE GINGER SWEET POTATOES I place orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in a pot of cold water — unpeeled with cinnamon sticks. When you leave the skin on the sweet potatoes, it maintains its bright, orange color. I bring the cold water to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer. While on simmer, I make a […]

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COMFORT FOOD WITH CHEF AL PAPERS

Parsnips In the midst of this wintry weather, many seek refuge in comfort food.  My idea of comfort food is the classic meatloaf and mash potatoes.  I use about a quarter cup of evaporated milk per pound of ground, chuck.  The milk adds moisture to the cooked loaf.  For a healthier option, I sometimes use low fat milk.  […]

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