As a society, our approach to diet is often extreme. We have to totally cut out this or that. It can be gentler. Meat can be used as a great flavoring for veggies. Here we have a dish that is mostly purple cabbage and peppers, but with just enough meat in it to make it flavorful and satisfying (plus the whole grain rye). #purplecabbage #rye #healthyfood #healthymeals #jerf #realfood #functionalnutrition #wholegrain #wellandgoodeats #slowfood #seasonalfood #mealdelivery #hudsonvalleyfood

Kitchen had just closed – meaning we had cleaned the grill, oven, stove, etc. – and everyone ready to call it a day when a late order request from a longtime client came in for meals for the following day. Our kitchen team didn’t hesitate and hooked her up. They are the best. #greatteam #smallbusiness #foodbusiness #realfood #jerf #functionalnutrition #mealdelivery #mealdeliverynyc

So so good. Nothing is better than fresh off the tree. #apples #appleseason

Wild-caught ahí tuna with Sichuan peppercorns. We cook this in a blazingly-hot wok so we can get a sear while keeping the inside uncooked. #ahi #searedtuna #protein #healthyfood #wellandgoodeats #healthyfood #functionalnutrition

New relaunch of our website is live! www.portablechefnyc.com Thanks to @kennethfeldman and kpfdigital for making it so flawless. #newwebsite #kpfdigital #smallbusiness #workingsmart

Our cold room, which we built when we moved to our new kitchen a couple of years ago, has been absolutely indispensable. Not only do we use it to plate our food for our customers, ensuring that all the food we produce remains at a safe temperature throughout the plating process, we also use it on production days as a secondary refrigerator, keeping food that we’ve cooked and blast chilled at cold temperatures until we’re ready to plate. #coldroom #commercialkitchen #howwedoit #mealdeliverynyc #hudsonvalleyfood

Time for pickling! Lemon and pickle cucumbers. #pickling #cucumber #homemade #custommade #hudsonvalleyfood #local #seasonal #jerf #realfood #slowfood #mealdeliverynyc #wellandgoodeats

Farming is a bit of a mystery. Spooky looking plants and still some final nice tomatoes. #tomatoes #endofseason #realfood #seasonal #local

Cooking garlic in sherry vinegar. Going to be delish! #pickledgarlic #canning #realfood #jerf #slowfood #custommade #mealdeliverynyc #hudsonvalleyfood

My daughter just asked me what the best food I’ve ever eaten was. That’s easy: my mom’s spaghetti carbonara, a mainstay since I was a young child. Unfortunately, Portable Chef can’t make it – it loses most of what’s great about it if you don’t eat it the minute it’s made – but mom’s execution of this recipe, taken out of a Time-Life book from the 1970s, is an all-time classic. #familyrecipes #realfood #jerf #spaghetticarbonara

Some customers ask us to make an old family recipe. We are happy to oblige! This is just such a chicken curry. #familyrecipe #chickencurry #paleo #senatpoultry #realfood #wellandgoodeats #slowfood #functionalnutrition #mealdelivery

My favorite snack without any messiness. Pith gone. #healthysnack #citrus #grapefruit #customdining #fruit #jerf #realfood

Rise and Grind! We know our almond flour is as fresh as possible. Plus, a lot of premade almond flours contain preservatives – we don’t do preservatives. This way, we get to be picky what almonds we use too. #almondflour #grindalmonds #paleo #functionalnutrition #jerf #realfood #almonds #flourless #glutenfree

Final tomatoes. It’s been a tough season. Too much rain, not enough sun. Plants are biting it early. But still delicious even if short! #tomatoes #farmingishard #heirloomtomatoes

Sometimes simple is best. Boneless chicken leg with New Mexico-style rub, broccoli, and Mediterranean couscous. #freerangechicken #simplemeals #nothingfancy #homestyle #functionalnutrition #wellandgoodeats #hudsonvalleyfood #nycmealdelivery #jerf #realfood

Ha! This made our day. No hard feelings Canyon Ranch. You are still beloved.

We grill all year round, but it does kind of feel like the end of the real grilling season. Grilled veggies are the best. #char #roastpeppers #grilling

Boti kebab. Tender, delicious. #kebab #paleo #wellandgoodeats #customdining #functionalnutrition

Flourless pancakes for our flourless clients. #glutenfree #paleo #breakfast #glutenfreebreakfast #flourlesspancakes #custommade #functionalnutrition #nothingprocessed

Grilled steelhead trout from @hudsonvalleyfisheries, short-grain brown rice, and haricots verts. #sustainablefish #slowfood #wellandgoodeats #jerf #functionalnutrition #mealdelivery #glutenfree #hudsonvalleyfood

This job can be hard sometimes. But fresh corn tamales appearing at your desk is not one of those times.#tamales #kitchenstaff #lunch #jerf #realfood #hudsonvalleyfood #foodbusiness #mealdeliveryservice

A paleo favorite: national championship chili, spaghetti squash, and broccoli. With beef from @8oclockranch #paleo #grassfedbeef #paleodiet #beefchilli #lowcarb #glutenfree #mealdelivery #mealdeliverynyc #hudsonvalleyfood #wellandgoodeats #slowfood #healthyfood #custommade

Quinoa cakes with red onion. A personal fav. #vegetarian #glutenfree #quinoacake #jerf #realfood #functionalnutrition #mealdeliveryservice #customdiningdelivered #wellandgoodeats #slowfood #hudsonvalleyfood

Out for a little break last week but we are back! For a gluten-free pescatarian client looking to lose 10 pounds: Seared ahi tuna, wild rice, and baby bok choy. #lowcaloriemeals #glutenfree #healthyfood #functionalnutrition #realfood #jerf #custommade #hudsonvalleyfood #nycmealdelivery #ahituna

Peppers are coming in though! #hotpeppers #jalpeño #ingredients

Lack of sun means we are here in August with ONE ripe-ish tomato. Nature does not always cooperate. Sigh. #notomatoes #farmingishard

Beautiful basil. So many types.But the classic goes so well with everything. #basil #herbs #flavor #functionalnutrition #seasoning

For a vegetarian client who wants to avoid grains: ma po tofu, roast delicata squash, and roast peppers with garlic. #vegetarian #mapotofu #vegan #functionalnutrition #customdiets #jerf #realfood #mealdeliveryservice #wellandgoodeats #slowfood #hudsonvalleyfood

For a paleo client: sliced steak with arugula, snow peas with garlic, and roast mixed carrots. #paleo #lowcarb #jerf #realfood #functionalnutrition #mealdeliveryservice #mealdeliverynyc #custommade #foodbusiness #hudsonvalleyfood #healthyfood

Plain or grilled. So happy these babies are coming in! #whitepeaches #eatlocal #eatseasonal #summerfruit #treat #mealdeliverynyc #hudsonvalleyfood

Some days are hard. Everything in our business has to go not just well, but perfectly all the time. Late deliveries of ingredients or meals to customers and all our hard work is for nothing. A bit of traffic can ruin a whole day. So here is a beautiful Bok Choy. #bokchoy #smallbusiness #foodbusiness #everydamnday #jerf

Even zucchini can be beautiful. #zucchini #eatyourveggies #eatseasonal #realfood #jerf #functionalnutrition

Chicken Caprese with mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm, Mediterranean couscous, broccoli. #maplebrookfarm #chickencaprese #freerangechicken #wellandgoodeats #jerf #realfood #functionalnutrition #mealdelivery #hudsonvalleyfood