Thursday, September 22, 2011


Pulled Jerk Chicken with Mango Chutney and Coconut Brown Rice
I've officially been selected to participate in the Pomona Semi-Finals for the Aetna Healthy Food Fight!  Let me start by saying thank you to everyone who helped me get here by voting for me on their website.  It was a long voting period, and I really appreciate everyone putting up with my constant reminders and posts to help me along the way.

The cook-off will be on October 1, 2011, at the Los Angeles County Fair.  We'll have 90 minutes to prepare our dish for the judges (not sure who they are yet).  We'll be scored on taste (30%), presentation (20%), nutrition (25%) and media votes (25%).  The winner from the cook-off will go to New York City to compete for $10,000 in groceries and will cook for celebrity judge, Bobby Flay!

At the San Diego
Aetna HFF cook-off in 2010.
I'll be preparing my Pulled Jerk Chicken with Mango Chutney and Coconut Rice.  It's a super healthy chicken dish, prepared with lots of Jamaican spices and just a little bit of heat.  The mango chutney has golden raisins, apples and red bell pepper, while the rice that sits below is prepared with chicken broth and low-fat coconut milk.  YUM, is all I can say about this one!  I hope the judges agree!

I had the pleasure of participating in this event last year, and I'm so excited to be a part of it all again this year.  Thanks again everyone for your support!

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