Luscious and Healthy Chef Services
Don't like to cook? Or are you too busy or too tired to cook a delicious, balanced meal? Do you have new health problems and don't know how to accommodate your menus? View our MENU IDEAS below.
With over 150 recipes you can choose from, I'll prepare tasty and healthy everyday meals for you and your family. All our meals are prepared gluten and lactose free unless specified otherwise.
I also work with people who have Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dysphagia, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer patients (undergoing radiation treatment), those needing non-iodine diets & of course those who want to reach ideal weight on any type of diet plan.
I've been preparing meals and teaching cooking for over 20 years. I'm a food and wellness consultant and author of ZonePerfect Cooking Made Easy.
Chef Gloria is based in Massachusetts and will travel within a 50 mile radius of Boston, MA.
These are some of our clients' favorite dishes. Everything can be made Gluten or Dairy Free. All meals are Sugar Free & made without butter or margarine. A cancer fighting menu is available upon request.
(* Denotes an additional charge.)
NEW Meal Items!
Baked fruit - Blueberries, apples, raspberries and strawberries, and cinnamon (nothing else added); tastes great with oatmeal or alone
Carrot ginger sauce - Great with baked haddock, halibut, or salmon. Also good with vegetables
Mango Salsa - Good accompaniment with roasted white fish, chicken, or pork
Parsnip fries - Baked crispy!
Cauliflower rice with garlic and parsley or spicy seasoning
Mashed butternut squash with cinnamon
Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs - Green herbs include dill and parsley, very moist and flavorful
Cilantro sauce roasted over Haddock or Cod - Cilantro, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and almonds blended to a thick sauce, with chopped Kalamata olives and scallion
Roasted Mediterranean Haddock or Cod - Red onion, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives over baby kale
Vegetable Noodles - Zucchini, Summer Squash and Carrots spiral noodles saute with olive oil, garlic and oregano. (optional - tomato sauce, or ginger soy sauce)
Lebanese Chicken - Lemon herbs marinated overnight and grilled
Hoisin Barbeque Chicken - Sweet and tangy with apricot fruit spread
Broiled Steelhead Trout or Salmon or Halibut with Rosemary, Dill, Lemon and Garlic - Basic, moist and delicious
Baked Haddock with Artichoke Hearts, and Tomatoes - great combination of flavors
Hot and Sweet Mustard Salmon - stone ground mustard, tamari, mirin, cilantro and scallions make this a winner
Pecan Encrusted Tilapia - Dijon mustard, ground pecans, rosemary and thyme baked to make a flavorful fish dish
Haddock, Cod, Halibut, Scallops and Vegetables - A very beautiful and bountiful dish.
Chicken with Asparagus, Portobello Mushrooms and cherry tomatoes - just add the garlic and lemon juice to this fabulous dish.
Avocado-Chicken Salad - Chicken, avocado, celery and spices make this a great summer or lunch dish.
House specialty salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette or Lemon Olive Oil Herb Dressing. Everyone LOVES our salads.
Lentil Soup - Award winning soup, great pick up for a chili day, lentils, onions, carrots, celery, parsnips, with wakame for a hearty soup. Makes 10 - 16 ounce servings
Asian Turkey Burgers - Moist and flavorful with soy sauce, garlic, cilantro and scallions.
Sautéed turkey breast with mushrooms and garlic - The turkey is moist and flavorful with the addition of mushrooms, garlic and wine.
Boneless Lamb Lion with Balsamic Garlic Glaze - Very flavorful and tender.
Pork loin with Apricot Prune Sauce - Sweet and tart.
*Vegetable Lasagna - Onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, garlic, and parsley combine for a rich sauce and layered with no fat ricotta and low fat mozzarella cheese and brown rice noodles (this can also be made with tofu and soy cheese). Serves 12.
Roasted Vegetables – Your Choice, Sweet and Delicious - Vegetables are roasted with olive oil, sea salt and garlic, pick your favorite:
- Brussel Sprouts
- Jerusalem Artichokes
- Grape Tomatoes
- Fingerling or Red potatoes with Rosemary or Parsley
- Cauliflower (with Dijon mustard)
String Beans with sesame seeds - Nutty and flavorful.
Whipped Cauliflower - Are you sure this isn’t mashed potatoes?!
We do special menus for children.
All menus can be adapted for special diets.
Additional Menu Items
Breakfast ChoicesAppetizers, Soups, and Salads (soups make - 8-10 servings)
Spanish Scrambled Eggs
Zone Fruit Pudding
Baked Eggs with Zucchini and Tomatoes
Black Bean Salad
Shrimp Seviche Cocktail
Lettuce Wraps with Thai Peanut Sauce
Seafood Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Shrimp Soup with Ginger and Snow Peas
Tuna and Apple Salad
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Mesclun Greens with Roasted Red Peppers, Portobello Mushrooms and Feta
Jicama and Green Bean Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
Hoisin Chicken in Endive
Niçoise with Gloria's Vinaigrette Dressing
Spinach and Fruit Salad
Crunchy Soy and Peanut Appetizers
Fish and Seafood
Baked New England Cod or Haddock (Gluten Free)
Greek Shrimp with Feta
Seared Tuna with Arugula Salad
Sea Scallops with Leeks
Striped Bass in Parchment Paper with Vegetables
Pan-Seared Asian Scallops
Salmon with Orange and Miso Sauce
Steamed or Baked Arctic Char with Lemon & Dill
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Strawberries
Salmon with Hot-and-Sweet Mustard Sauce
Scallops with Orange and Sesame
Shrimp Scampi with Sun-dried Tomatoes
Sautéed Calamari with Garlic and Onions
Fillet of Sole with Grapes and Bananas
Grilled Tuna Salad
Gary's Super Bowl Fish Stew
Haddock or Cod with Greens & shredded potato
Halibut or Striped Bass with Red Peppers and Portobello Mushrooms
Tilapia with Salsa
Grilled Swordfish in Lime-Cilantro Sauce
Haddock with Artichoke Hearts
Sautéed Trout with Lemon and Garlic
Garlicky Grilled Shrimp
Chili-Garlic Shrimp Lime
Cumin Haddock with Avocado Salsa
Chicken, Cannellini Beans, & Olive Salad
Chicken with Cucumber sauce
Grilled Lebanese Chicken
Tandoori Turkey Tenderloins
Lime Cumin Chicken with Avocado Salsa
Chicken with Asparagus
Chicken and Snow Pea Stir Fry
Chicken in Lemon and Green Olive Sauce
Mustard Chicken with Grapes
Chicken and Peppers with Black Bean and Garlic Sauce
Chicken Stir-Fry with Almonds
Chicken Stir-Fry with Collard Greens
Grilled Chicken and Fennel with Spicy Orange Glaze
Lemon-and-Herb-Grilled Chicken and Vegetables
Citrus-Ginger Roast Chicken
Roast Teriyaki Turkey Breast
Sauteed Turkey Breast with Mushrooms and Garlic
Sweet-and-Sour Turkey Meatballs
Asian Turkey Burgers
Lean Grilled Hamburger
Marinated Lamb Kabobs
Grilled Lemon-Basil Pork Chops
Tofu, Tempeh and Vegetarian Entrees
Marinated Nigari Tofu
Italian Flavor Tofu
Sausage with Vegetables
Nutty Vegetables with Tofu
*Vegetable Lasagna - Onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, garlic, and parsley combine for a rich sauce and layered with no fat ricotta and low fat mozzarella cheese and brown rice noodles (this can also be made with tofu and soy or almond cheese).
Cauliflower & Chick pea Curry
Vegetable Side Dishes
Eggplant with Tomato Sauce
Fava & Garbanzo Beans in Tomato Sauce
Asparagus in Warm Tarragon Vinaigrette
String Beans with Sesame Seeds
Baked Zucchini and Tomatoes
Grilled Eggplant with Hoisin Sauce
Brazilian Black Beans with Salsa
Lentil and Spinach Casserole
Bok Choy with Shitake Mushrooms & Shallots
Swiss Chard with sautéed Red Onion
Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Onions
Chickpeas with Broccoli Rabe
Wilted Garlic Spinach
*Roasted Vegetable Casserole
*Orange Oven-Roasted Vegetables
Brown Rice, leeks, mushrooms & almonds
White Sushi Rice
Quinoa Super Salad
Black Bean, Corn, Avocado Salad
Quinoa with caramelized red onions, Swiss Chard & almonds
Steamed greens: Beet, Swiss Chard or Kale
Greek Garbanzo bean salad
Spinach & Rice
Steamed Artichoke with Lemon-Yogurt sauce
Sweet Crisps with Ricotta and Berries
Apple Crisp or Fresh Fruit Crisp (Seasonal)
The Best Applesauce
Poached Pears or Peaches (seasonal)
Summer Cherries Jubilee
Words From Our Clients
"Gloria has been making dinners for our family for several months now. They're terrific -- fish and chicken that are low in fat and flavorful. We absolutely love the hot and sweet mustard salmon! Also, the veggies are super. Very healthy, balanced, nutritious and delicious meals!"
"I have known Gloria for several years now. First as a client through personal training services I provide and now through working together. Gloria has been the instrumental drive behind a most recent project and luckily, included me. Gloria has been providing a balanced, nutritious diet for 2 clients while I have been facilitating their personal training. Gloria has taken pain-staking amounts of time to prepare, fortify, structure, and cook meals to provide the much needed foundation for success. Combined, we have had fantastic results for the clients with a perfect balance of health, nutrition and wellness. I am honored to work with Gloria and without any reservation, give her the highest recommedation.”
~ Vijay Daryanani , Owner, V-Fit
I learned how to eat a more balanced diet, using what I call the Three Majors at every sitting. This helped me eliminate cravings very effectively, and made me feel better about what I consume. I also got serious about exercising again, and am back at a regular program 3-4 times a week in the gym, plus daily walks.
"The best thing about this program is that it propelled me back into the gym again, and that was a real triumph I woe to you! Also, watching the food intake has become a habit too, and you certainly succeeded with me there! There was no boredom factor in the food prep, and I have become much more vigilant about what I put into my mouth!"
“I conquered my fear of shopping, stopped eating bread, pastas and starches, and lost five pounds. Most important things I’ve learned are to eat fat, protein, and carbs together and not to skip meals, eat small meals and snacks, and not to fast. I got what I needed to refocus my goals and to see what the right foods were for me.”