Monday, October 13, 2008

Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine: Appetite for Health

Canyon Ranch Spa's Chef Scott Uehlein is consistently recognized for his creativity and expertise in the development and preparation of healthy cuisine. Under Chef Scott's direction, Canyon Ranch has received top honors from Travel + Leisure (Top Spa for Food in the U.S.), and rated Best Spa with excellence in the food category by Gourmet and Conde Nast Traveler magazines.

Now, Chef Scott is presenting a series of 10 short, fun, instructional videos in his Appetite for Health series. After the jump, a video guide, and, links to popular text version recipes from Canyon Ranch spa.

Text Recipes:

Canyon Ranch Cocktail
Cantaloupe Orange Tofu Smoothie
Holiday Eggnog
Strawberry Daiquiri
Breakfast Bread Pudding
Lime Coffee Cake
Cold Pea Salad
Cashew Chicken Salad with Baked Wontons
Kale Soup
Mulligatawny Soup
Sweet Potato Soup
Five Onion Bisque
Spanish Onion Soup
White Bean Soup with Pesto
Fish Tacos
Roasted Lemon Chicken
Blackberry Orange Cobbler

Recipe Videos: Appetite For Health

Click Now to watch Chef Scott in a series of short, fun 5 minute videos which bring you fast and fun tips on incorporating the spa and wellness lifestyle into your daily routine. Whether you want to whip up a fast pomegranate cooler, strawberry salad, or just get a few tips for staying hydrated, Chef Scott will show you how.

Episode Guide:

Episode 1: Water Water Everywhere
Learn with Chef Scott about the importance of staying hydrated, then watch as he creates refreshing Watermelon and Pomegranate Coolers that will help you recover from those tough summer workouts.

Episode 2: All About The Organics
Chef Scott clarifies the meaning of "organic," then makes an organic Strawberry Chicken Panzanella Salad. After this episode, you'll know how organics can help change your diet to a healthier and cleaner eating plan!

Episode 3: Less Is More?
Chef Scott visits an exercise physiologist and learns how to exercise for maximum gain. Then he demonstrates making Pasta with Grilled Artichoke, Leeks, and Chicken -- a dish that's sure satisfy your post work-out cravings.

Episode 4: Fishy Business
What's the lowdown on fish? Chef Scott explores the importance of fish in your diet and which fish choices are best. Then he teaches you to make delicious Cod and Kalamata Olives.

Episode 5: 40 Winks
Having trouble sleeping? Wake up tired every morning? Learn with Chef Scott how diet and eating patterns can affect sleep. Then he demonstrates a delicious, low-fat recipe for everyone's favorite nighttime snack -- cookies and milk!

Episode 6: Pain In My Neck
Chef Scott wakes up with an excruciating pain in his neck that distracts him from his daily routine. He visits a neuromuscular therapist, who teaches him how to properly stretch his neck, and talks to him about the importance of sleeping right, sitting right, and walking right. Watch as Chef Scott prepares a healthy alternative to one of the most popular comfort foods, meatloaf.

Episode 7: Shopping Spree
Chef Scott returns home to find his kids gorging on junk food. He decides to take a family field trip to the grocery store to teach them about healthy food choices. In addition, he shows you how to make Chicken Scaloppini with Arugula Salad -- a dish the entire family is sure to enjoy.

Episode 8: The McSalmonator
Chef Scott learns about the differences among farm-raised salmon, organic farmed salmon and wild salmon, then prepares an exciting Salmon with Cucumber Lemongrass Salsa that's easy to replicate at home.

Episode 9: Feelin' Blue
All about blueberries! Chef Scott explores the tremendous health benefits of blueberries and shows you how to make savory Salmon with Blueberry Mango Salsa.

Episode 10: A Little R&R
Chef Scott realizes he is stressed-out when he absentmindedly bakes dozens of cookies with carrot chips instead of chocolate chips. Learn about ways to manage stress -- from massage to calming breathing techniques. Then watch as Chef Scott prepares easy-to-make Fruit and Nut Bars.

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