Getting to Know Us: Toby Amidor
Now, let's meet Toby...
As a registered dietitian, I'd suggest a well-balanced meal: dry beans, rice, quinoa, fruits and veggies and hope you could from some additional protein from the fish of the sea. In reality, these are the five foods I couldn't live without today (since this is always changing): grapefruit, chocolate, olives, champagne and eggs.
My husband told me about chicken plov, a rice-and-chicken dish that has carrots and onions. His father used to cook it for him. It originates from Uzbekistan so I searched high and low for an Uzbek cookbook that had the recipe. I finally found one and have now perfected it.
I like to bring fruit. Many people think dessert is only cookies and cakes, but fruit is also a great dessert.
These days it’s healthy, kid-friendly recipes: chicken nuggets (not fried/lower in fat) or other easy chicken dishes, meatballs or chicken soup. Info on making your own baby food would be second on the list.
1) Oprah: I would love to sit down and talk all about food and see what’s really up with her weight gain.
3) Dana: I’ve been trying to have dinner with her for a year now and she’s a great cook.
Dana introduced me to the reamer and it makes me laugh every time I say it. But seriously, I could not live without my vegetable chopper, which I use to make chopped salad almost everyday.
Favorite kid-friendly dish: Mac & cheese, freshly made with a touch of salsa (not from the box!)
Favorite cookbook: When I got married, I received this Martha Stewart cookbook that I just loved.
PB&J - Trader Joe’s Natural peanut butter, jelly and Trader Joe's whole wheat bread.
I wish I had a huge vegetable garden and fruit trees in my backyard so I could pick fresh produce every day!
Ed. Note: In the photo above, Toby is picking apples in upstate New York with her daughter. She says, "I feel it's important to show children where food comes from at a young age."