March 2014 Recipe of the Month
This month's recipe of Coconut Lime Bars is featured in Sweet & Savory Cooking, Miraval's newest cookbook created by Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. These citrusy bars are the perfect way to welcome the warmer weather!
"Everybody loves this kind of slightly fancy bar cookie, especially my version with fresh lime juice and lime zest—although, the classic lemon version is pretty great, too. These are easy to make—just press the crust into the pan—but they’re delectable enough to serve as a dessert for guests or to bring to a cookie swap. I use coconut oil instead of butter in the crust, which has a wonderful flavor and no cholesterol. You can add toasted coconut to the top for garnish if desired." - Pastry Chef Kim Macy
We were so excited to have Chef Jenn Louis at Miraval this past weekend as part of our Celebrity Chef Series! Chef Louis led participants through a gourmet, five-course meal during two Cooking Demonstration Dinners (see menu). Here are some of our favorite photos of Chef Louis working with Executive Chef Justin Macy and the rest of the Miraval culinary team. Enjoy!
Have a love for chocolate but deprive yourself the joy of eating it? Chocolate has many benefits which include contributing to a healthy heart, reducing stress, and even higher intelligence. So indulge and reap the benefits of this scrumptious snack (in moderation, of course!). Try some of these delicious dessert recipes featured in our cookbooks Mindful Eating and Sweet & Savory Cooking. These recipes capture the true flavor of your favorite desserts using healthier ingredients than traditional recipes.
These three recipes are some of our chocolate-lovers' favorites!
We are so excited to welcome Celebrity Chef Jenn Louis to Miraval at the end of this month (Friday, February 28 & Saturday, March 1). We know that our Miraval guests will be absolutely delighted to learn from this dynamic and accomplished culinary master!
Consistent, simple and purposeful. This is the philosophy and approach that has propelled Chef Jenn Louis to a culinary career spanning nearly two decades. After graduating from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, Louis traveled throughout Europe and North and South America, settling for a short time in Southern Israel to work on a dairy kibbutz. Upon her return to California, she learned of a job opening from a close friend cooking for an Outward Bound base camp deep in the North Carolina woods.
February 2014 Recipe of the Month
This month's recipe of Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes is featured in Sweet & Savory Cooking, Miraval's newest cookbook created by Executive Chef Justin Cline Macy and Pastry Chef Kim Macy. These light pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat to surprise your family with on cold mornings!
Note from Chef Kim Macy: Having success with gluten-free recipes isn't just a matter of using the right ingredients; it's also about cooking things properly. You need to know that these pancakes don't behave quite the same as "traditional" ones—you won't see a lot of bubbles forming as you cook the first side, and you'll need to cook them a touch longer than you think you might. The best way to test is by taking a bite!
Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes
Makes 12 Five-Inch Pancakes
- 1 c. rice flour
- 1/4 c. tapioca flour
- 1/4 c. potato starch
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt