Personal Chef Services

My husband and I were dealing with all the problems that go along with being regular omnivores. For health reasons we decided to embrace all-plants. I am a confident cook, but felt out of my element, and was overwhelmed by the preparation that was going into fresh, whole-food based cooking. A friend recommended using AmyLeo’s services.  Once AmyLeo started helping out, I looked forward to the satisfying food she prepared. It had great flavor combinations and filled the house with amazing smells. And the kitchen was cleaner than I left it – what a joy to come home to.  AmyLeo really broadened our horizons. Seeing the way she uses ingredients has inspired the way I cook now – I feel really comfortable having an almost entirely plant-based kitchen. I would really recommend AmyLeo to anyone who is looking to bring more plant-based foods into their diet. – J.C., Minneapolis

Whether you are looking for short term-support to boost your plant-based cooking skills or long-term support where someone else does it altogether, The Vegan Pantry offers the perfect solution. We come into your kitchen as often as you like to make the recipes you have chosen. These can be The Vegan Pantry originals or favorites of your own. We can even veganize non-vegan recipes for you. From A-Z we do the shopping, cooking and cleaning up, leaving you with delicious nutritious food to eat for the week.

AmyLeo Cutting VegetablesWhy would I hire a Personal Chef, aren’t they really expensive?

There are many reasons to hire a Personal Chef. Some people simply don’t have the time to devote to preparing nutritious, delicious food for themselves and/or their family. Others do not like to prepare food altogether or they would simply prefer to be spending their time somewhere other than in the kitchen. Still others are not well versed in the realm of food preparation. Whatever your situation, hiring a Personal Chef allows you the freedom of time, relieves you of meal-prep stress and offers you a variety of recipes so you are not defaulting to that handful of “tried-and-true” recipes.

And the expense? We think of it as an investment in you, your family and your sanity. Hiring a Personal Chef is often less expensive than eating out and/or ordering-in on a regular basis.

Sample Menu
Ancient-Grain Breakfast Griddle Cake
AmyLeo’s Luscious Breakfast Scramble
Oat Berry Porridge w/ Roasted Peaches
Crispy Multigrain Molasses Sweetened Granola
Dips and Spreads
AmyLeo’s Heavenly Hummus
Garlicky Garlic Tofu Dip
Jalapeño Walnut Cheese Ball
Miso and Herb Paté
White Bean Paté with Grilled Fennel
Cannellini Bean & Kale Sautee Open-Face
Field Roast Wraps
Tempeh Open-Faced Sandwich
Toasted Open-Face Veggie Sandwich
Main Dishes
Boasted Red Roasted Fajitas
Creamed Chipotle Roasted Red-Pepper Sauce over Basil-Roasted Potatoes & Seared Mock   Duck
Curried Quinoa & Peas
Grilled Seitan & Asparagus Pink-Rice Pilaf
Mock Chicken Ala Queen
Mock Chicken Ala Queen Hot Dish
Mock Chicken Ala Queen over Forbidden Black Rice
Savory Almond Loaf
Tahini Drizzle over Vegi-Quinoa Pilaf and Vegan-Sausage
Lightly Curried “Kielbasa” & New Potatoes
Yam and Avocado One-Dish Delight
Yogiraj’s Dahl
Mexican Recipes
Belly Warming Enchilada Bake
Burly Burrito
“Gimme” That Taco
Macho Nachos
You’re a Peach Salsa
Raw Recipes
Chedda Cheeze Dip & Sauce
Jalapeño-Cashew Not-So-Cheese Dip
Pistachio-Almond Cheeze
Tangy Fermented Nut Cheeze
Chilled Cucumber Soup
Creamy Carrot Soup
Black-Sesame Seed Carrot Crackers
Fiery Vegetable Crackers
Spicy Kale Chips
Rawvioli – a raw version of ravioli
Yummy Thai Peanut Noodles
Banana Kiwi Pudding
Cashew-Cream Tartlets
Crème Fraiche with Fresh Fruite
Salads & The Likes
Avocado Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing
Crunchy Crunch Confettied Beet and Carrot Salad
Barley Hijiki Sea Vegetable Salad
Kohlrabi Confetti Salad
Marinated Collard Ribbons
Pineapple-Spinach Salad
Spinach Salad w/ Seared Mock Duck drizzled with Reduced Balsamic-Lime Vinaigrette
Watercress Fennel Salad
Non Sweet Treats
Chedda Cheese Delights
Garlicky, Cracked-Pepper Cheesy Popcorn
Rustic Red Pepper Corn Bread
Sweet Treats
Banana Poppy Seed Muffins
Chocolate Pudding
Fig-Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Hint of Mint Strawberry Soup w/ Whipped Coconut Cream
Nutty Old Fashioned Candied Popcorn
Poached Pears Drenched in Raspberries Sauce
Supreme Fruit Kabobs
Vanilla Pudding
Vanilla & Chocolate Pudding Parfait with Fresh Berries
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
Light Fare
Radicchio Wraps
Snow Pea Crostini
AmyLeo’s Luscious Split Pea Soup
Cream of Vegi Soup
Broccoli, Cauliflower or Celery Soup
Cream of Crimini-Cashew Soup
Ginger-Carrot Bisque
Hearty Winter Chili
Red-Curry Red-Lentil Soup
Soy & Tofu Dishes
Artichoke Tempeh Bake Kalamata Quiche with Spinach and Sundried Tomatoes
Progressive Quiche Lorraine
Roasted Red-Pepper Chipotle Sauce over Basil-Roasted Potatoes & Lime-Infused Butler Tofu Curls
Savory-Marinated Baked Tofu
Savory Seared Tempeh with Fresh Spinach and Rich Garlic Aioli
Veggie Dishes
Dazzling Dijon Beets Salad
Pink-Salt & Balsamic Sugar-Snap Peas
Smokey Black-Peppered Seared Green Beans (or Asparagus or Sugar Snap Peas)
Spinach Goma-ae
Steamed Kale with Coconut Oil & Ume Plum Vinegar
Streamed Kale with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

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