Thursday, June 10, 2010

Classifying

Who knew being a chef required knowing so much about all realms of food? I love it!

Lately for work, I’ve been educating myself on the different eating limitations such as semi-vegetarians, lacto, etc. We are going to have a wide variety of clientele, so we need to make sure we can cater to everyone’s needs and keep all types happy! I ended up making posters for the kitchen walls so we can glance at them for reference. Here’s what I learned..

Semi-Vegetarians

BEEF AND PORK—NO

POULTRY—YES

FISH&SEAFOOD—YES

DAIRY—YES

EGGS—YES

GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND VEGETABLES—YES

Pesco-Vegetarian

BEEF AND PORK—NO

POULTRY—NO

FISH&SEAFOOD—YES

DAIRY—YES

EGGS—YES

GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND VEGETABLES—YES

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian

BEEF AND PORK—NO

POULTRY—NO

FISH&SEAFOOD—NO

DAIRY—YES

EGGS—YES

GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND VEGETABLES—YES

Lacto Vegetarian

BEEF AND PORK—NO

POULTRY—NO

FISH&SEAFOOD—YES

DAIRY—YES

EGGS—NO

GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND VEGETABLES—YES

Ovo Vegetarian

BEEF AND PORK—NO

POULTRY—NO

FISH&SEAFOOD—NO

DAIRY—NO

EGGS—YES

GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND VEGETABLES—YES

Vegan

BEEF AND PORK—NO

POULTRY—NO

FISH&SEAFOOD—NO

DAIRY—NO

EGGS—NO

GRAINS, LEGUMES, AND VEGETABLES—YES

 

Pretty interesting! Are you any of the above? My grandma is a semi-vegetarian, so I did know that one, and the vegan, but the rest were all new to me.

Onto further work updates…I planned out the first week’s menu(June 20-27), and it’s now in print! I decided that doing all Minnesota dishes would be a lot of fun for the first group of people coming. Some of the dishes include pasties, roast, wild rice dishes, and cream of potato soup.

Recently, I also tried out a new product to help speed things along in the kitchen. If you are a big fan of roasts, this is perfect!

“McCormick® Bag 'n Season® Pot Roast is the easy way to make hearty, homestyle pot roast.  Bag 'n Season® Pot Roast contains a blend of herbs and spices, as well as a cooking bag to eliminate messy cleanup.  With Bag 'n Season®, preparation and cleanup are a snap!”

You Will Need

  • 1 package McCormick® Bag 'n Season® Pork Roast
  • 3 to 4 pounds chuck, bottom round or  rump roast, trimmed. I used a pork roast.
  • 4 cups cut-up fresh vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots and onions
  • 1/4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F.  Arrange opened Cooking Bag in 13x9-inch baking pan or dish.  Place roast and vegetables into Bag.
  • STIR Seasoning Mix and water until well blended.  Pour over roast.  Close Bag loosely with nylon tie.  Cut 4 small holes in top of Bag to allow steam to escape.

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  • BAKE in lower half of oven 2 hours.  Remove from oven.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Cut open Bag.  Serve roast and vegetables with pan juices. If desired, thicken juices for gravy.

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Have you used these bags before? Made everything so tender and flavorful—I will definitely be using it again.

12 comments:

Krista said...

My hubby calls me a "flexitarian" because I really don't care if there's meat on my plate or not. Somedays I have to really think about when the last time I ate meat was! LOL Personally, I don't label myself...

Sook said...

Ooh the roast looks so hearty and delicious!!

I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I love your blog, too! It is so wonderful that we share our love for food among other things. You are one of my favorite foodies. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

Sorry I haven't been around commenting lately. I'm playing catch up now :)
Looks like your new job has you very busy, but in a fun way.

I haven't tried the seasoning, but your pork roast looks amazing!

Mary said...

What great information. I refuse to be categorized :-). We are meat eaters who are trying really hard to cut back. I'll probably never be a vegetarian but I hope God gives me credit for trying. Have a fabulous day. Blessings...Mary

Jessica said...

I'm an 'eat everything' girl! I haven't had to make food changes for many people in my life, my SIL is a vegetarian, but that has been easy, otherwise, my 'people' pretty much eat what I do.

Erica said...

I'm a Lacto-Ov veg. :) The roast looks like it turned out perfect. I like making big roasts like that for Josh because I can reuse the meat in so many dishes!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

I eat everything, but I keep my meat intake to a minimum. I do like meat, but I've never loved it.

Ashley@thehungryscholar said...

I love your blog!

I eat everything, but during the school year I notice I only eat meat on the weekends. Because meat is expensive, and I have a graduate student budget.

Interesting Info!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the info, girl! I always am at a loss for what to classify myself as. I don't eat red meat (though I suppose you should never say never, right?) but am a lover or poultry and fish. Looks like i'm a semi-vegetarian!

Nicole said...

I never knew there were specific labels like that I guess I am a pescovegetarian even though I don't like labels for my own eating. Interesting though! thanks for sharing!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I bet that bag really helped keep the flavor in!

I eat red meat from time to time, but it's not exactly a regular thing. Not sure I have a "title". lol

Kerstin said...

I had no idea there were so much vegetarian labels - I though you were one or you weren't. My hubby would love your pot roast too!