In the kitchen with chef Fausto Mieres
We spoke with chef Fausto Mieres of MIX Creative Kitchen in Greenwich and got some insight into his cooking inspiration. Here's what he had to say:
MIX Creative Kitchen
19 W. Elm St., Greenwich
Q. When did you open?
A. Opened in April
Q. What's your hometown
Q. What's your cuisine style?
A. Classic French with a touch of Italian and new American. I like fusing different cuisines into one meal, while keeping the traditional French and Italian techniques that will never go out of style.
Q. What inspired your recipe for chia pudding?
A. This chia pudding is one of our best creations. It has a nice creamy texture (but it’s dairy- free) and only has 200 calories. It’s vegan, gluten-free and has no sugar added. It’s perfect for those that are concerned about added artificial ingredients.
Q. What tip or technique can you give the home cook?
A. Use organic unsweetened cocoa powder or substitute cacao for a richer flavor and thicker consistency.
Recipe: Chia Chocolate Pudding
28 ounces coconut milk
¾ cup organic agave
1 cup dark cocoa powder
12 tablespoons chia seeds
Blend coconut milk, cocoa and agave in blender. Remove from blender, add chia seeds, refrigerate and let sit for at least six hours. Portion into serving cups. Garnish with sliced strawberries and almond.
— Christina Hennessy