Cooking for a Cause

ABOUT THE EVENING

 

Leslie Lampert is a chef on a mission -- to help you save the planet, time and money!  And, surprisingly, it’s all right in your kitchen.  From fridge rejects (wilted, shriveled veggies, bruised fruits, gently expired yogurt, cottage cheese, tomato paste, forgotten frozen meats), to pantry pariahs (a leftover handful of rice, a half-cup pasta, that almond flour you bought for one recipe), Leslie, The Scrappy Chef, will teach you how to transform your neglected leftovers to create healthful, delicious meals that prevent food waste! 

Think of this episode as your own version of Chopped. Grab that leftover roasted chicken or that bit of steak from this week’s take-out, pull out those slimy carrots or mushy veggies from the crisper drawer, and take down that can of beans that’s been on your shelf forever. From these seemingly unrelated items, Leslie will guide you to create yummy meal options: a main course, a side, a salad, a soup or stew.

Leslie, Founder/Proprietor Ladle of Love, Love On The Run Catering, and MarketLove, is an active community supporter and climate protector. She’s a member of the Board of Directors for The United Way of Westchester/Putnam and on the Foundation Board of Westchester Medical Center. She is also a longtime partner of Bedford2030, (Sustainable Energy Initiative). Prior to her involvement in the restaurant/food business, she was Senior Editor, Ladies’ Home Journal Magazine, award-winning writer and TV Journalist. 

Touted as one of the seven Hudson Valley chefs that significantly changed the Lower Hudson Valley Landscape in the past decade (The Journal News), Lampert’s passion for food goes way beyond owning restaurants and cooking; she crusades for the underserved community, food insecure and believes in diversity, inclusion and that we’re stronger together. Ladle of Love is the exclusive culinary team at The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, making healthful meals for more than 1,500 children per week. She is also a proud partner of Feeding Westchester.

Spend one night with the Scrappy Chef (virtually, of course), and you’ll start looking at your pantry and refrigerator contents in a whole new way. Plus, you’ll learn expert tips for shopping wisely and storing your food for maximum longevity.

Truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Feeding Westchester is the county’s leading nonprofit hunger-relief organization at the heart of a network of nearly 300 partners and programs. With a mission to end hunger in Westchester County, the organization sources and distributes good, nutritious food and other resources to every community in Westchester – from Mount Vernon to Mohegan Lake. In the last year, Feeding Westchester delivered more than 20.4 million pounds of food or 17 million meals to our neighbors through soup kitchens, food pantries, schools, shelters, residential programs, and mobile distributions. Feeding Westchester is located at 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY 10523. For more information call (914) 923-1100 or visit feedingwestchester.org. For the latest news and updates, follow @FeedingWestchester on Facebook and Instagram and @FeedWestchester on Twitter. 

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