Farm-to-Table Inspiration: Healthy Eating with Selima Harleston Lust and Chef Min Liao

August 24, 2023

Residency at SPACE Ryder Farm

Feeling burnt out on cooking? Yearning to create healthy, delicious meals without breaking the bank? Look no further!

In this inspiring video, Selima chats with Chef Min Liao, Residency Director at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Fresh off a Selima's week-long residency, she delve into Min's unique approach to healthy eating.

Here's what you'll discover:

  • Cooking Redefined: Learn how to shift your perspective and transform cooking into a joyful experience.
  • Budget-Friendly Feasts: Discover tips and tricks for preparing healthy, nutrient-dense meals on a budget.
  • Conquer Meal Prep: Feeling crunched for time? Unlock Min's secrets to efficient and effective meal prepping.
  • Waste Not, Want Not: Learn clever ways to repurpose leftover ingredients, saving money and reducing food waste.
  • Herbal Infusions for Wellness: Explore fascinating techniques for using culinary herbs to create potent herbal remedies.
  • Cooking with Kids: Foster a love for healthy eating by engaging your children in the kitchen.

Min, a highly experienced private chef and culinary consultant, offers invaluable insights guaranteed to transform your relationship with food. Join us for this short, inspiring video and unlock the secrets to healthy, delicious eating!

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Last month I spent a week in residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm in Brewster New York. Aside from the very real separation anxiety I had being away from Tami and our son Niles for the first time ever, I had an amazing time being on the land, taking myself on plant walks, watching the snakes and bunnies, writing, connecting with the staff and other folks I was in residency with, resting and eating the most nourishing farm-to-table food I’ve ever had. I was so inspired by the food, I asked the chef and Residency Director Min Liao, if she’d be willing to chat with me on camera to discuss how she approaches cooking and healthy eating.

Today’s video is our short conversation where you’ll learn how to:  

  • reframe cooking, so it doesn’t always feel like chore
  • prepare healthy, nutrient-dense meals on a budget
  • meal prep when you’re short on time
  • repurpose food without getting bored or wasting food
  • make better herbal medicine using culinary techniques (such a good tip!)
  • get your kids involved in cooking with you

Min is a highly experienced private chef and culinary consultant, so hearing her insight was hugely inspirational for me and I hope you feel the same. 

Click here to watch the short video and help us reach 4,000 subs by hitting the subscribe button please!

With joy,

Selima & Tami


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