It had been a while since I held a cooking presentation, but I was back at it again at one of my favorite spots on Saturday. I had the pleasure of whipping up Harvest Healthy Snacks at the Cascade Park Community Library. As always, it was a great time. I'm so blessed to share my passion for food with YOU.Here's a look at the delicious fun!
On the menu:
-Fuji Apples with fresh squeezed lime juice and sprinkled with chili powder
-Fresh popped popcorn with honey butter, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds
-Apple Fennel Salad
was an honor to attend Portland’s Original Iron Chef Competition on
behalf of my employer, FamilyCare Health Plans. What a fantastic, first
rate event. The food was delicious, the venue was perfect, the auction
was lively, and the crowd was diverse – what’s better it was all for
good cause. All proceeds support the two LifeWorks NW Children’s Relief
Nursery locations in the Portland metro area.
Gabriel Gabreski - A Cena Ristorante
Warm farro salad with chantrelles, roasted beets, kale, and hazelnuts.
This was out of this world delicious -- the picture does NOT do it justice.
Mirna Attar- Ya Hala
Seared halloumi with carrots and sweet peper melange and pomengranate
glace. We could only vote for one, but this easily would've been my
second place vote!
I've been self-employed, out and about in the
community; sharing my passion for food and health for the past six
years. In August, I accepted a full-time position with an awesome,
growing, local health plan. I knew if I ever returned to work for an
organization it would have to be at a place where their values lined up
with mine. I found that place -- FamilyCare Health Plans. They've been
proving themselves over and over. Today, I was featured in the October Employee Newsletter. You can read more, here >>>
NEW EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Chrisetta Mosley—touching lives in and outside of FamilyCare
Chrisetta Mosley joins our Navigation Services team on the front lines of
member navigation, fulfilling members’ every need, from changing PCPs to
inputting referrals and authorizations. Chrisetta’s first foray into healthcare, however, was back in the ‘90s, when she held several roles at Providence Health & Services here in Portland.
After years in the Seattle marketing scene, Chrisetta has returned to
Portland, and has since made a splash as a budding cookbook author. Her
journey to local fame began with a realization. “I’ve been overweight my
entire life...There comes a time when you just can’t do [it] anymore.” From
then on, her mission was clear: to regain control of her life. Through hard
work and determination, Chrisetta lost 170 pounds and recorded her weight loss journey on a blog: Farewell Fatso! But Chrisetta thought, “I can do more than this...maybe there is something else [I am] meant to do.”
Chrisetta’s passion for cooking had her creating and photographing
healthful dishes at home. The pictures on her blog created a buzz at her
local gym, and she was soon compiling the dishes into her first cookbook, Bringing Cooking Back.
The success of her cookbook caught the attention of a professor at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, where Chrisetta was also teaching cooking classes at a local food
market. Chrisetta was asked to develop a second cookbook, strictly for
students at Clark College. This is now the third year that Shop, Cook,
Eat: Outside of the Box with Chrisetta Mosley has been a required
textbook for Clark’s health students. Chrisetta has been touching lives
in and around Portland, and we’re happy she’s here continuing the
mission at FamilyCare. Please welcome Chrisetta Mosley to the family.
*NEW EMPLOYEE MEET-AND-GREET CONTEST
The 5th person to introduce him/herself to Chrisetta Mosley will
receive a free casual day. Chrisetta will write names on a
Meet-and-Greet Contest sheet and present it to Communications once all
ten slots are filled. The winner will be notified via email. Chrisetta
is on the 13th floor. Let’s give her a warm welcome!
I'm so proud to be the lead of the Get Fit ministry at my church, Emmanuel Temple. Our first Get Fit Neighborhood Walk last Saturday was a
success. We talked, laughed, and WALKED our way through the
neighborhood. Before we knew it we had walked 2.2 miles. Way to go,
ladies! Let's plan to do it again late Spring '15!
Jamie and I hooked up for our last trip of Summer ’14. Today, we
visited Washington Park — such a treasure right in the center of the
city! Oh, Portland you have it all! Thanks for being so hospitable.