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Jon Burr Patient Expert

Yonkers, New York
I'm a musician and health nut, and I like to write about food. You can find me in my other life at http://jonburr.com   
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Acorn Squash Seeds by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Saved from organic Acorn Squash, left on a plate to dry, then pan-roasted in a little sesame oil, sprinkled with ancho chile powder, and finished with a drizzle of ... Read on »
More new food ideas by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Rice and Beans with a twist… or – Kombu Chili with Dirty Rice, Japanese style This dinner took an hour to cook, but was very easy, not requiring much attention after ... Read on »
The Improvising Chef goes Japanese by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Miso Soba with Ika and Wakame Bean Sprout, shiitake and tomato salad, and tamari-braised eggplant I’ll be back with recipes for these! Read on »
improvisingchef.com is up! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking New website for the book and blog! Two URLs point to it: Come visit, recommend on Facebook, tweet, share, read, buy the book! Read on »
“The Improvising Chef-Making Healthy Food Tasty” Available now! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's Out! Download $18 The Improvising Chef – Making Healthy Food Tasty Bassist/author/chef Jon Burr lays out a sustainable, enjoyable path to optimum nutrition, ... Read on »
The Japanese Breakfast is Amazingly Good for You by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Japan ranks low in population obesity rate – #27 of the 29 top industrial countries (only Korea ranks lower) and among the lowest in the world for heart disease: ... Read on »
Giant Cicada EP Release Date June 1; Metro dates by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here’s our press blast for our upcoming musical dates in June in NYC! The Giant Cicada, led by bassist Jon Burr, has an EP release on June 1. Metro NY dates in sup ... Read on »
Soups by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Soups Hot or cold, soups are fantastic. Beware supermarket soups; read the labels carefully. It’s easy enough to make soup at home that buying manufactured, dead soup sh ... Read on »
The Improvising Chef has gone Live on Kickstarter by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fans of a whole-food approach will enjoy this work-in-progress. I’m “thinking big,” looking forward to a promotion campaign to get the word out about this new approach ... Read on »
The Improvising Chef: Preface by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Preface True or false? We need to eat, but we’re always afraid of gaining weight. —We can change that! It doesn’t have to be. We’re stressed. We eat without ... Read on »
Konjac Smoothie by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Having read  Dr. Mark Hyman’s post about the amazing health benefits of Konjac root – otherwise known as Glucomannan (Amorphophallus konjac)  derived from the Elephant Yam ... Read on »
“Spices?” yes, but also – naturopathy! by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As part of my high fiber “thing,” I’ve been eating a lot of seeds – putting them in the cooked grains, on salads, etc. I googled up a few of them today – started w ... Read on »
Amazing healthy dessert by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Cocodatenut Surprise The very sound of the word “dessert” can be alarming to those of us watching what we eat. Carbs and sweets have become a big no-no.   ... Read on »
Amazing Condiment by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Umami Sauce Fans of Thai food might have seen a condiment rack or tray on the table in some Thai restaurants with pepper powders and pastes, sometimes with a ... Read on »
Eggs with pan-browned chickpeas by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In the grocery the other day, I saw a bag of dried Goya chickpeas, and thought about all the canned chickpeas I had to throw out—I’d use some and forget about them a ... Read on »
Shrimp with Butter Beans by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Shrimp with Butter Beans  Tonight we tried an experiment, having seen a picture somewhere of a dish made with shrimp and white beans. It came out really tas ... Read on »
Chicharrones De Pollo, Black Beans with Yellow Rice, Mustard Green, Avocado and Onion Salad by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chicharrones 1/2 Chicken, on the bone, cut up  - the quarters are cut up into chunks, using a heavy knife and a hammer to get it through the bone - or else a cleav ... Read on »
Coconut Fried Chilean Sea Bass with Ancho Paste by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb Chilean Sea Bass steaks 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut 1/2 Lime 4 Garlic cloves, cut into 1/4″ pieces 1 tbsp coconut oil Ancho Paste: ... Read on »
Melt-in-your-Mouth Chicken Barley Stew by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Half chicken, cut up One bunch fennel stalks (whole, with bulb), cut up 2 Leeks, cut up and rinsed 1 large sweet onion, cut up 1 1/2 cups water 6 gar ... Read on »
Flavor Balance and the Elements of Taste by Jon Burr Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fig & Shrimp Salad with Quinoa Balance The success of any dish depends on a balance of the elements; and as in a piece of music, the elements s ... Read on »