With all the incredible struggles lately, with absences, supply chain breakdowns, extreme cold…This kind of email really really helps. #smallbusiness #foodbusiness #greatcustomers #hudsonvalleyfood #mealdeliverynyc

Happy Holidays!! Over this break, the whole kitchen is enjoying some warm weather and people cooking delicious food for us!! Enjoy! #winterbreak #kitchenclosed #yum

Look at what just arrived!

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Vegetarian chili. #legumes #beansbeans #veggiechili #vegetarian #functionalnutrition #jerf #warmfood #realfood #mealdelivery #wellandgoodeats #slowfood

And these! Let’s do this root vegetables. #colorfulcarrots #rootvegetables #eatlocal #eatseasonal #carrots #eatyourveggies #functionalnutrition

Why does nature do this? Why purple? Every season I see them I wonder how we got here. #purplecauliflower #eatyourveggies #eatlocal #eatseasonal #eathealthy #mealdeliveryservice #realfood #jerf #wellandgoodeats #slowfood

Pork belly is the new turkey. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Gimme a beet! Any day. These are the best of the greens. #beetgreens #eatyourgreens #veggies #jerf #realfood #functionalnutrition #mealdelivery

Surprise Inspection Day. One of the more stressful days of the year but also one of the more gratifying, in which the tons of hard work our team undertakes when nobody’s watching – the other 364 days of the year – is finally given its proper notice. #inspection #cleankitchen #teamwork #smallbusiness #hudsonvalleyfood

Pesto and cherry tomato frittata. #paleobreakfast #freerangeeggs #functionalnutrition #frittata #eggs #wellandgoodeats #vegetarian #jerf #realfood #mealdelivery #hudsonvalleyfood

Hot kale on a cold day. #kale #eatyourgreens #functionalnutrition #eatseasonal #jerf

Lotta green tomatoes before hard frost. Going to find some delicious end for them. #necessityisthemotherofinvention #greentomatoes

Fall colors! Lentils and fava beans with kale over rice. #vegan #eatseasonal #eatlocal #wellandgoodeats #hudsonvalleyfood #mealdeliverynyc #legumes #slowfood @snailofapproval #functionalnutrition #jerf #realfood

Our electric griddle is one of our most-used pieces of equipment. Here it is, taking the fried out of fritters. #notfried #functionalnutrition #realfood #jerf #healthyfritters #vegetarian #healthymeals #healthyfoodie #mealdeliveryservice

Curry! So warming even without the kick. The perfect fall food. #chickencurry #wellandgoodeats #freerangechickens #functionalnutrition #slowfood #jerf #realfood #custommade #hudsonvalleyfood

Our costumes are here! #halloweenchickens

Mee Goreng. People often ask what type of cuisine we serve. Honestly, it’s all over the place, it’s what my customers ask for that week, what ingredients we have etc etc. But it’s always fun to explore. #meegoreng #worldcuisine #vegetarian #noodles #realfood #jerf #healthyfood #functionalnutrition #slowfood #wellandgoodeats

Baked “fritters” with peas, za’atar, and feta. #glutenfree #flourless #vegetarian #functionalnutrition #jerf #realfood #mealdelivery #custommeals #custommealsnyc #hudsonvalleyfood

These eggs have a destiny, and it’s to become part of our flourless maple-raisin cookies. Best snack ever. #mapleraisin #glutenfree #snack #healthycookies #hudsonvalleyfood #freerangeeggs #functionalnutrution

Bok choy from @migliorellifarm and @hudson__harvest is looking nice. #bokchoy #local #seasonal #eatyourgreens #jerf #realfood #slowfood #customdining #mealdelivery

First, our team is GOOD. And see that stem piece that is left off to the side of the table? We don’t waste it – it goes to our chickens, and into their eggs. #chopping #professionalkitchen #wastenotwantnot #freerangechickens #kale #smallbusiness

End-of-season shishito peppers from @commonhandsfarm and @hudson__harvest are on tap this week. #local #seasonal #shishitopeppers #nofilter #functionalnutrition #realfood #jerf #mealdelivery #slowfood @snailofapproval #wellandgoodeats #mealdeliverynyc

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