We had a chance to sit down with Michelle for a little Q & A and real talk: she’s loaded with tricks of the trade! Plus, her rainy-day snack advice it quite timely…
ET: In your time as a chef, what’s your favorite veggie discovery?
MK: Hands down: honeynut squash. It’s super sweet, has a saturated orange glow, and makes me feel fancy every time I cook with it.
ET: We’ve all got one, so what’s your rainy day craving?
MK: Homemade spiced popcorn for the win. Snack-y and all the right flavors while still being healthy.
ET: Do you have a “must know” kitchen trick to save space & time?
MK: Cutting cherry tomatoes one-by-one takes forever, but this tip is a brilliant time-saver. Sandwich a handful of cherry tomatoes between 2 round, plastic lids from your takeout containers, so that the circular lips hold those tomatoes in place. Then use your chef’s knife to slice across in between the two lids. You just scored yourself a whole lotta extra time for munching and living life.
ET: Of anyone, ever, who would you want to cook a meal with & why?
MK: My husband (so cheesy, but so true!) We cook together often, and it’s my absolute favorite. Since we’re both trained chefs, we can spend hours hosting dinner parties, testing recipes, and pushing each other to become better cooks, all while having the best time. But if I had to choose a celebrity, Oprah is a close second. 🙂
Intrigued by her tips? Come hang with us Wednesday for more during Michelle’s Batch Cooking Basics! Learn to simplify your cooking and sample two of her favorite recipes: Thai Carrot-Ginger Soup and Herbed Tahini Veggie Cups.