2020. What a year it has been. The Green Kitchen hopes you and your family have been staying safe and healthy during these trying times.
The holidays are fast approaching, and we are so excited to cook our delicious holiday favorites for you, despite the ongoing concern with COVID-19. Have your holiday plans been affected by the pandemic? Most folks are likely used to large family get togethers, but COVID-19 has put such a damper on gatherings. However, The Green Kitchen is here to help.
We are an intimate private event space and commercial kitchen in Church Hill. We seat no more than 16, with current COVID guidelines seating at 10. And we also gladly customize menus, adhering to all dietary challenges and restrictions.
If you are comfortable with hosting holiday festivities in your home, we also offer private and customizable catering services. 2020 has been stressful enough. Let the Green Kitchen handle the cooking this year, so you can enjoy this precious time with your loved ones.
Ready to plan? We highly recommend booking your date as early as possible, as our calendar is starting to fill. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-687-7099.
Thinking of trying a whole food, plant-based regimen? It may not be for everyone, but after watching the documentaries, Forks over Knives and The Game Changers, you may decide to give it a try. I do not want to quote any statistics here, as I’d rather you form your own opinion. However, the Green Kitchen recently worked with a client whose cholesterol dropped 31% by switching to a plant-based diet. Perhaps in this time of quarantining, you have been focusing on becoming healthier, and The Green Kitchen is here to help.
For this week’s extra meals, we are offering only a plant-based, whole foods menu. These are recipes we have already worked with several times and have found them to be delicious. In fact, so delicious, you wouldn’t know they were totally plant-based if we hadn’t told you.
All the recipes are dairy-free, and most can be gluten-free, however, you must specify when ordering.
Orders must be placed by 3:00pm Tuesday for Wednesday delivery. Text orders to 804-687-7099. Please include your name. I will then confirm your order and ask for your address. COD, Cash, Check, Card, Venmo accepted.
DF: dairy-free; GF: gluten-free;
** can be Gluten-Free, must specify when ordering
“Sloppy Joe” Pitas with Roasted Sweet Potatoes – DF
South of the Border Pizza – think Mexican pizza…. **can be GF – please specify
Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Basil (with salad) – DF; **can be GF – please specify
Tired of cooking? Just want to order takeout? Get a nutritious, chef-prepared meal delivered straight to your door. Considered an “essential” business, The Green Kitchen is still open and offering single meal delivery for a limited time only.
Order from the following menu and have a delicious meal delivered on the day of your choice*. As long as we’re able to grocery shop, The Green Kitchen will cook. Please let us know how we can help serve you today.
Where does one begin? I’ve been advised that blogs don’t need to be soul-searching or gut-wrenching. But in light of COVID-19 and how much it has taken over all our lives, I don’t believe I can sit here and not include it in my writing.
At first, I scoffed at the ensuing panic, and even still, I blame media onslaught for most of it. Fortunately, for me and many of my generation, we are wise enough to check out all news reports, before choosing what to believe. However, we very much have an older generation of folks, who aren’t able to disseminate all that they are being bombarded with and it is them we need to worry about most. Their age and immune systems have left them most compromised. A friend’s mom going through regular chemotherapy for cancer will die without her chemo treatments and yet, she needs to be quarantined due to any possible contact with COVID. What is she to do?
And to slow the spread, we have been advised to wash our hands constantly and not touch our faces. Weren’t we raised to do that? And now travel restrictions have been issued. Large crowd-gathering festivals and events are being cancelled at an alarming rate.
This virus is on target to kill our economy, or at least put a very large damaging dent in it. And I won’t even address the political ramifications it has caused, reading reports of our Asian American population who are experiencing blame and abuse, based on their ethnicity.
So, what does one do? Do we stop living our lives? My vote is no. I won’t become a recluse and refuse to go outside. And you won’t see me at Costco, hoarding toilet paper and paper towels. However, I will continue to follow the issued guidelines of cleanliness and avoiding those who exhibit symptoms. As a chef, I have always practiced good hygiene and those standards won’t change.
So, as you decide how best to manage your life and navigate your way through this latest crisis, I wish you the ability to make the best-informed decisions for yourself and your family.
And if you are forced to be quarantined or if you simply choose to do so yourself, I hope you’ll remember there are businesses out there, such as The Green Kitchen, who are happy to continue to keep you as healthy as possible. Our specialized meal delivery service can be one option of helping you avoid crowds.
Let’s talk fun! The Green Kitchen is picking up steam, about to host our first Asian-inspired Pop-Up next week. We’ve partnered with a local colleague, whom while we’ve traveled “in the same circles” here in Richmond, we’ve never met. Her background is mostly Asian-influenced and she loves food as much as I do. Not to mention, the menu is gluten-free! Check it out on Facebook and join us Thursday, March 14.
And all that talk about Asian food had me look into my archives and find one of my favorite recipes – Asian Braised Pork Belly – yum! Star Anise, Ginger, Dark Soy Sauce, Rock Candy, just to name a few ingredients. Pork Belly Tacos with Watermelon for dinner this weekend! Be sure to look out for pictures.
Where would we be without all the culinary influences in our lives? Being from the South, my first foray into anything other than delicious pinto beans with onions and cornbread, was Chinese food, which I still love. Then I discovered Indian food, then Thai and Vietnamese. Such flavors these cuisines have brought us! What’s your favorite?
The Green Kitchen is almost too busy for words these days, but those who know me, know that just isn’t true. We’re having surprise birthday parties at the shop, luncheons with supper clubs, teas, team-building sessions, and we even hosted an Oscar-watching party! Our private event space is perfect for your intimate event of 16-30. We’d love to host your next special occasion.
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