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Chef Bill McCabe
Personal Chef


Proud Member of American
Personal Chef Association


Build a Better Body with Broccoli

September 12th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Broccoli may not be at the top of your favorite-foods list, but it should be. From
boosting immunity to strengthening your skeleton and joints to cutting cancer
risk, here are 10 ways this cruciferous veggie sends your health soaring.
Broccoli might not be the most popular vegetable around, but it’s certainly one of the most
nutritious. Considered a superfood for its nutritional value and disease-fighting properties, broccoli Is high in fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamins A, C, K, and the mineral iron, all of which are essential for a healthy diet. More recently, broccoli has also been praised for its ability to combat osteoarthritis.
Widely recognized as a cancer fighter, broccoli’s health perks stem throughout the body.

Below is a fantastic broccoli recipe that I prepare often and my clients love it!

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic
Ingredients
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
• 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup water

Preparation
1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and sliced garlic. Sauté 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 53, Calories from fat: 46%Fat: 2.7g, Saturated fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g, Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g, Protein: 3.3g, Carbohydrate: 6.4g, Fiber: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 0.0mg, Iron: 1mg, Sodium: 147mg, Calcium: 55mg

Eating Healthy

March 23rd, 2014 by Chef Bill

Enjoy the convenience of Healthy Meals prepared especially for your family in the privacy of your home kitchen. I can provide you with delicious, healthy and nutritious meals.
Let Chef Bill help you with your weight loss goals today.

Below is a sample Menu:

Grilled Mediterranean Salmon
Seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, oregano, basil, garlic, sea salt, red and black pepper.
Served with Thyme-Garlic Asparagus
(497 calories)

Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Linguine
A fresh take on an Italian classic, turkey meatballs and Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini make this meal more than satisfying!
Turkey, egg, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, parmesan, salt n pepper on a bed of Spaghetti squash with Low Carb Tomato Sauce. Served with Zucchini Linguine
(504 calories)

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin, marinated with freshly made garlic, ginger teriyaki sauce.
Served with Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(469 calories)

Grilled Southwest Chicken
Chicken Cutlet rubbed with olive oil, chili powder, cumin, basil and dash of garlic.
Served with Broccoli with garlic and crushed red pepper flakes
(470 calories)

Flounder Piccata with Spinach
Flounder fillet seasoned with flour, salt n pepper. Drizzled with a pan sauce made of wine, lemon dash of butter and capers
Served with Spinach and Harvest Grains
(479 calories)

Greek Omelet
Spinach, eggs, feta cheese, scallion and Herbs
(302 calories)

Broccoli & Cheddar Frittata
Eggs, skim milk, salt n pepper, parsley, low fat cheddar, onions and broccoli
(320 calories)

Bell Pepper Frittata
Eggs, skim milk, bell peppers, low-fat mozzarella, dash of butter, salt n pepper
(304 calories)

Healthy Meals

March 5th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Enjoy the luxury of Healthy Meals prepared especially for you in the privacy of your home. I can provide you with delicious, healthy and nutritious meals.
Let Chef Bill help you with your weight loss goals by preparing healthy meals for you and your family.

Below is a sample Menu:

Maple-Glazed Salmon
Salmon, rubbed with a spice mix made of paprika, ancho chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, and maple syrup
Served with Thyme Garlic Asparagus
( 481 calories)

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce
Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy pork medallions make for a delicious, healthful meal.
Served with Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
(447 calories)

Chicken Stir Fry with Asparagus
Delicious chicken stir fry with asparagus, garlic, chicken with a sauce made of sesame, soy and Agave .
Served with Bulgur Wheat
(465 calories)

Pan-Seared Tuna
Tuna steak seasoned with lemon pepper and seared in a hot skillet with sesame oil. Glazed with Soy & Agave
Served with Sesame Green Beans with Carrots & Peppers
(461 calories)

Balsamic – Glazed Filet Mignon
Grilled till medium rare and drizzled with a balsamic glaze made of garlic, crushed red pepper, wine, low – sodium soy sauce, balsamic vinegar and hint of Maple syrup.
Served with Roasted Vegetables
(488 calories)

Pancetta & Greens Frittata
This frittata is packed with hearty greens and leeks with a touch of Asiago cheese.
(319 calories)

Broccoli & Cheddar Frittata
Eggs, skim milk, salt n pepper, parsley, low fat cheddar, onions and broccoli
(320 calories)

Greek Omelet
Eggs, onion, garlic, red and yellow peppers and feta cheese
(310calories)

Healthy Chef Service

January 12th, 2014 by Chef Bill

Long Island Personal Chef Service

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION – EATING HEALTHIER – LOSE WEIGHT

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAINTAIN THOSE GOALS?

BILLS GREAT MEALS – LONG ISLAND PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE – PROVIDING DELICIOUS HEALTHY MEALS PREPARED SPECIFICALLY TO HELP ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Bills Great Meals, a customized in-home personal chef service, is now available for busy Long Island families. Bills Great Meals is owned and operated by Bill McCabe and offers ‘palate-specific’ personal meals cooked with fresh ingredients in private homes.

Bills clients appreciate the service. “It gives us precious time together at the end of a busy day. No shopping . . . no cooking . . . no cleaning up. For us, it’s a luxury we can afford,” says Dr. Norman Haywood, a busy physician and client of Bill’s. Janette his wife agrees, “When we add up the food and restaurant bills we realize we are not spending any more than we did before . . . but we’re eating like kings.”

Chef McCabe meets with each client to determine their specific dietary needs. The menus are agreed upon and a cooking day is selected. I shop for all the food, come into the client’s home to prepare their meals. Then I refrigerate, freeze them and clean up the kitchen. “I leave nothing behind but a mouth watering aroma and great healthy food,” says Chef McCabe. “The cost is about the same that people are currently spending on food shopping and eating out.”

Chef Bill McCabe is a member of the American Personal & Private Chef Association (APPCA).
Let Chef Bill answer that Dreaded Question…

What is for Dinner Tonight?

Email Bill to schedule your free culinary assessment.
BGM@personalchef.com

Roast Turkey with Apples and Cider Sauce

October 3rd, 2013 by Chef Bill

Ingredients

• 1 (3 pound, boneless) turkey roast
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
• 2 (1/2-pound) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and each cut into 16 wedges
• 1 cup low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
• 2/3 cup unfiltered apple cider
• 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot (cornstarch)
• 1 tablespoon water
• 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Rub Turkey with olive oil and place skin side up on a rack in roasting pan. Combine seasonings; sprinkle over roast. Bake at 375 degrees, (45 to 60 minutes) or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Transfer to a platter and let stand, loosely covered with foil, 15 minutes before slicing.
While meat is standing, melt butter in skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides. Add apple wedges and sauté, turning occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer apples to a plate, and then add chicken broth and cider to skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat and meanwhile whisk together arrowroot and water in a small bowl. Whisk arrowroot mixture into sauce and boil until thickened and reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar, measured salt and pepper, and any juices that have accumulated on platter.

Cut meat into 1/4-inch-thick slices and serve topped with apples and sauce.

Happy Eating!

The Berry Best

March 9th, 2012 by Chef Bill

Strawberries are a true favorite of my clients, but they are also extremely delicate and must be handled with tender loving care prior to serving. I follow these handling guidelines to assure great tasting berries.

1) Don’t wash strawberries until just before they are served. Wash with a gently spray of cool water. Do not soak.

2) Remove the green caps only after the berries are washed. Otherwise, water gets inside the berries and breaks down the flavor and texture.

3) Remove caps with a light twist or with the point of a paring knife or tomato shark. Try not to remove any of the berries itself.

Bills Great Meals Tip
Strawberries do not ripen after being picked. Look for plump, firm berries with good, even color and glossy skins. Green caps should all be in place.
Do not store for more than a few days in your refrigerator, or the strawberries will lose flavor and color.
Enjoy Chef Bill

Lose Weight Deliciously

July 22nd, 2011 by Chef Bill

Let Chef Bill help you with your weight loss goals!

My specialty is customizing healthy and delicious meals for my clients. Some of the issues that I work with are weight loss, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Below is list of some of the healthy meal’s I prepared this week for my clients.

Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Organic chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, artichoke hearts, seasoned bread crumbs and lemon.
Served with pan-roasted Asparagus with lemon.

Plank – Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon
Salmon marinated with reduced sodium soy, sake, mirin, sugar, scallion, ginger and lemon for hours.
Served with Stir-fry vegetables.

Pepper Crusted Tuna with Ponzu
Tuna pressed with cracked black pepper and seared over an open flame till just right. Drizzled with a ponzu sauce with garlic, tomato and scallion. Served with balsamic roasted Cauliflower.

Jamaican-Spiced Turkey
Turkey tenderloin rubbed with red onion, sugar, jalapeno, cider vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, allspice, thyme and pepper.
Served with healthy mashed Sweet potatoes.

Parmesan Baked Chicken Breasts
Chicken Cutlet seasoned with whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan, black pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil.
Oven baked till golden. Served with tomato sauce and roasted Spaghetti squash.

Lemon – Garlic Shrimp and Vegetables
Wild shrimp, garlic, onion, carrot, asparagus, chicken stock, lemon and basil.
Served with spicy- Lentils.

Balsamic-Glazed Lamb Chops
Marinated with orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and dash of honey, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sea salt and pepper.
Served with roasted Brussels sprouts.

Grilled Grouper
Grouper marinated with low sodium soy sauce, garlic, hot sauce, lemon juice, black pepper and extra virgin oil.
Served with spicy- garlic Broccoli.

Diet Meals, Healthy Meals, Low Carb – High Protein Diet

June 23rd, 2011 by Chef Bill

No Time to Cook?
Imagine healthy meals prepared for you in the privacy of your home by an Executive Chef. All you do is heat, eat and enjoy!

Too Tired to Cook?
Bills Great Meals, a personal chef service.
Enjoy the luxury of healthy meals prepared especially for you in the privacy of your own home. I can provide you with delicious, healthy, and nutritious meals on a regular basis. Menus are planned with you.

I will tailor recipes to your tastes and dietary requirements without sacrificing flavor or variety. I only use the freshest vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, along with top quality meats, poultry and seafood.
If you are bored with take – out, need to eat healthier meals or are spending too much time and money eating out… Bills Great Meals might be for you!

Healthy Meals, Cooking Lessons, Dinner Parties

DJ’s Chicken Soup for Kids

June 29th, 2010 by Chef Bill

Ingredients
2 boxes organic chicken stock (Imagine brand is good)
I large organic skinless, boneless chicken breast
5 carrots, chopped into small pieces
3 celery stocks, chopped into small pieces
1/2 onion, chopped, ¼” dice
3 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
1 large handful of parsley, tied with kitchen string
1 cup of any or any combo of the following frozen peas, fresh or frozen corn, fresh or frozen broccoli chopped into bite-size pieces, zucchini chopped finely, or any other veggies you have on-hand that your kids might like.
1/2 cup of leftover plain pasta, any shape, already cooked (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Time: 30 minutes, from start to finish

In a large saucepan, add chicken stock, chicken breast (no need to chopped in yet), carrots, celery, onion, garlic and parsley. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is fully poached, about 20 minutes.

Remove chicken breast with a slotted spoon and place on a cutting board. Remove parsley and discard. Chop chicken into very small pieces and return to pot with vegetables and pasta, if using. Simmer everything until veggies are cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste.