ICA: Cora vs. Falkner

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SPOILER ALERT: This is the recap of the lowest scoring battle in the history of ICA from TV.com:

Theme : Honey
Chefs : Iron Chef Cat Cora battles against Chef Elizabeth Falkner.

Full Recap

Theme : Honey

Iron Chef’s Dishes
Honey Chelsea Manhattan
Loukoumades: Honeycomb Fritter
Honey Bruleed Scallop with Honey Buckwheat Noodles
Honeycomb Sicilian Pistachio Duck Breast
Milk and Honey Soup
Honey Cake with Homemade Cheese and Honey Rose Foam

Challenger’s Dishes
Mead Honey Drop with Honey Caramel Corn
Hamachi Carpaccio with Honey Granita
Prawn Cocktail with Honey Dipping Sauces
Duck with Buckwheat Noodles and Tangerine-Honey Sauce
Blue Cheese Ice Cream, Black Tea-Honey Gel and Indian Milk

Judges – Mo Rocca, Paquito D’Rivera and Jeff Steingarten.
Iron Chef
Taste : 18
Plating : 10
Originality : 11
Total : 39

Taste : 15
Plating : 12
Originality : 11
Total : 38

Winner : Iron Chef Cora

New Recipe: Guilt-free Berry Cobbler

Each week as part of my duties with TheKitchenHotline.com I plan a full menu of meals that feed a family of four for an entire week.   Each day’s menu feeds the family three meals plus a snack for the kiddies.  These recipes need to be relatively easy to allow more quality time for the family to spend together.  Another part of my charge is to come up with healthy recipes.  Each week I will share one of these recipes with you.  Here’s this week’s:

guilt-free berry cobbler on WannabeTVchef.comGuilt-free Berry Cobbler


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen organic any/all of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup raw local honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons organic AP flour


  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic AP flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup organic low fat Greek yogurt or regular low fat yogurt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease the sides of a baking dish with the 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

To make the topping, stir together the sugar and the flour in a large bowl. With a fork, work the coconut oil into the flour mixture until it has a crumb-like texture. Fold in the cinnamon and the oats and set aside. Toss the berries in lemon juice and honey/agave then gently toss with flour. Pour the berry mixture into the greased baking dish and top with the crumble. Pack it down lightly. Place into the oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes; until the crumble is browned and the berries are bubbling. Serve topped with yogurt. Makes 8 serving.

Make vegan/dairy-free by substituting soy ice cream. Make gluten-free by substituting gluten-free flour mix. Each serving contains 237 calories, 8 grams of fat, 48 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams protein.

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards

2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up


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