Monthly Archives August 2017

Dine Like Adam and Eve for Your Health

This is Kathleen Raskin of Las Vegas, and I’d like to welcome you back to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. Today I’ll be getting back to my roots and giving you an idea of what the Garden of Eden diet is. If you feel you’re ready to make a healthy change to your diet, then consider discussing with your doctor and incorporating this nourishment into your wellness plan.

The Garden of Eden diet emphasizes fruits and vegetables as part of your daily consumption. Meals remain the same (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You should be prepared to cut out animal products, oils, and processed food, things that didn’t exist as heavily as they did in Biblical times.

A Vegetable a Day

You’ll have a bowl of oatmeal without milk or sugar for breakfast, paired with a glass of vegetable juice...

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Declutter Your Kitchen

Hello, and welcome back to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. I am Kathleen Raskin of Las Vegas, and today, I’ll be talking about minimalism. The kitchen is the centerpiece of every home. If you’re like me, you’ll always find a new kitchen gadget you must have. You buy it, you use it once, and then it gets thrown into a drawer, never to see the light of day again. Maybe you’ve found that it’s finally gotten out of hand, and you can’t find the soup ladle because it’s buried under whatever else is in the drawer. It’s time to pare down your tools to the essentials.

I’d like to show you what to keep and what to get rid of. This will probably take a weekend afternoon, because you should take the time to decide which ones to keep and which ones to get rid of...

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Say So Long to Summer with Orzo Salad

Welcome to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen in Las Vegas. I’m Kathey Raskin and as the summer comes to an end, I’m introducing you to this delightfully yummy salad (before the colder days bring on soup and sweaters). This salad contains everything that says summer and rounds them up into a single bowl that you can eat till it’s gone. This yummy dish calls on you to enjoy the remaining weeks of summer by sharing a bowl with your favorite group of people and one last pool party. So long summer! We’ll see you next year!

Summer’s End Orzo Salad

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto, you can make your own or buy it
  • 1 1/2 cup zucchini, diced
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces mozzarella balls
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt and pep...
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Cool Down with Homemade Vitamin Water

I’m Kathey Raskin and welcome to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen right here in Las Vegas. The summer is heating up and we all know it’s important to stay hydrated. But sometimes we don’t want to drink just water. This recipe helps you to soak up the H2O you need without missing out on taste. Plus, it’s chock full of vitamins! The other great thing about this recipe for homemade vitamin water is that you don’t have to worry about it being pumped full of sugar, artificial sweeteners, or anything else for that matter. It’s simply water, herbs, and some yummy fruits. So, drink up!

Nourishing Vitamin Water

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups watermelon, chopped up into cubes
  • 1/2 a ruby red grapefruit, cut into smaller chunks
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • A handful of fresh mint le...
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The Secret to Perfect Gazpacho

Hello, this is Kathey Raskin of Kathey Jo’s Kitchen in Las Vegas, and for today’s post I’d like to talk about gazpacho. This is the perfect dish for hot weather, and let me tell you it is hot here in Las Vegas in the summer. This popular cold soup originates from the Andalusian area, but it has many different influences from such diverse cultures as Greek, Roman, Arab, and the Moors. Today the dish has evolved, and many different soups with vegetable and fruit bases and comparable spices are also known as gazpacho.

Simple and Delicious

The secret to making gazpacho that is perfect for your family is to create a recipe that caters to your unique tastes, and this versatile recipe lends itself to experimenting...

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The Care of Silverware

I am Kathleen Raskin, and I’d like to welcome you to Kathey Jo’s Kitchen. Today we’re here to chat about the care and maintenance of silverware. As an heirloom set, silver can provide years and years of a fine dining experience that will support your family for generations. The maintenance of such fine pieces can be intimidating, so let’s make it easy for you. You’ll be happy to hear that a light tarnish and the luster of soft polishing adds to the attractiveness. Silver is one of those things where you want to see the age of it. Ideally, there should be some tarnish, because there’s high value in antique silver.

How to Clean and Maintain

1.       Place silver in a disposable aluminum tray...

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The History of Ratatouille

Hello everyone, I’m glad you’re here! It’s Kathleen Raskin again, and I’m here to show you a comforting dish that you can enjoy any time of the year. Ratatouille is a dish that was originally created by the farmers of the Provençal region in present day Nice, France. You’re probably familiar with the Disney/Pixar movie of the same name. Back in the day, growers were at the mercy of the seasonal availability of the vegetables they grew. Ratatouille is one of those fun, versatile dishes where the vegetables can be changed based on the whim of the cook, and still be called by the same name.


  • 2 medium eggplant, diced into 1/2″ pieces
  • kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into 1/4″ spears
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Best End of Summer Foods

Hello everyone, Kathleen Raskin here again, and today I’d like to share some recipes with you that are perfect for late summer. School is almost back in session, and for many people around the country cold weather is not that far into the future. There are a lot of specials on ribs during this time of year, as well as incredible deals on sweet corn, so now is the perfect time to have a cookout and to enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables that are at their peak during this time of year.

What’s in Season?

It helps to plan your meals around what is fresh and in-season if you want to enjoy your produce at its best, and there are so many fresh fruits in vegetables in season right now, like tomatoes, okra, grapes, peppers, melons, blackberries, and figs are all at their most flavorful righ...

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