wholefood kitchen TV

Growing Communities Video

Posted in farmers markets, wholefood kitchen TV on September 30th, 2015 by Kevin – 1 Comment

Growing Communities’ Farmers’ Market from Blake House on Vimeo.

A delightful film created by Ieva and her crew from Blake House which captures something of the spirit of the Growing Communities Farmers Market, held every Saturday at St Paul’s Church, Stoke Newington High St, from 10 – 2.30pm. There’s a few clips of yours truly, with daughter Teia perched on my knee enjoying a hot apple juice.

Wholefood Kitchen TV

Posted in summer, wholefood kitchen TV on August 6th, 2012 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

I’m delighted to introduce the next installment of Wholefood Kitchen TV, which is now available to view online. In this, the second video in the series, I create a Warm Barley and Summer Vegetable Salad with Smoked Mackerel. Thanks to Producer Zoe Waller, Director and Cameraman Ed Henderson and Editor Carly Ashdown for their contribution and commitment to Wholefood Kitchen TV.

Barley Salad with Smoked Mackerel

100ml Pearl Barley
250ml water
2 Onions
1 Carrot
1 stick of Celery
1 bunch Asparagus
250g Cherry Tomatoes
Herbs: parsley, mint, chervil, basil, etc.
Salad leaves: Rocket, Watercress, Mustard Leaves, etc.
Olive Oil
Wholegrain/Dijon mustard
1 Lemon, juice and rind and/or
Orange rind/juice
Smoked Mackerel

Wash the barley in a bowl until the water becomes clear. Drain and place in a pot with 2.5x volume of water or stock, pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30mins covered on a very low heat. Place the tomatoes in a baking dish, sprinkle with olive oil, salt, add some Balsamic Vinegar and bake in the oven at 180 for 20mins. Cut onions, carrot, squash, celery, courgettes in cubes or similar size shapes. Saute the onions in olive oil till golden, add a pinch of salt, and Shoyu if you wish. In another pan, pour some stock or water (1cm), bring to a boil, add salt and a few drops of olive oil, blanch the Carrots, Peas, Celery and Asparagus separately. Put to one side. Cut the Radishes in quarters, cut finely the fresh herbs. Bring some Cyder or Brown Rice vinegar to a boil and pour over the Radishes, then strain.

Prepare the vinaigrette. Start with a pinch of Salt, then add 2T of lemon juice and/or Brown Rice Vinegar. Whisk to blend salt. Add 6T of Olive Oil, then 1t of Mustard (wholegrain or Dijon) and 1t of honey (optional). Whisk together, taste and adjust ingredients if necessary. Place a layer of salad leaves In a large serving bowl. Place the cooked barley, and add the cooked vegetables, the herbs, lemon juice & rind, mix gently with a spatula. Pour over vinaigrette. Serve with a fillet of smoked mackerel and a some alfala sprouts.

Barley Salad with Smoked Mackerel

Posted in wholefood kitchen TV on July 26th, 2012 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

A still taken by Greg Davies from a shoot for Wholefood Kitchen TV, which will be available to view soon. In this, the second video in the series, I create a Warm Barley and Summer Vegetable Salad with Smoked Mackerel. Look out for the video and recipe which will be posted shortly.

West Norwood Slow Food festival

Posted in events, wholefood kitchen TV on March 1st, 2012 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

I’ve been invited to do a cooking demonstration at the West Norwood Slow Food Festival, on Saturday 31 March. The invitee, the delightful Sarah Coursey (self confessed writer/sommelier/dining junkie and wholefood cooking afficianado) is co-producing the event. Inspired by the Italian Slow Food philosophy of  (a region close to her heart), the festival will feature producers, allotments, cooks, bakers, picklers, coffee roasters, chocolatiers etc from the West Norwood area, as well as a few imports, like myself. It promises to be something extra special, so put the date in your diary!

I’ll be preparing a Vegetable & Miso Soup from scratch, and advocating the delights of creating vegetable stocks from a few simple ingredients, as a way of creating a cooking ‘window’ when you enter your kitchen. It’s all captured in our first Wholefood Kitchen video which went out last week, and is featured on the WNSFF website.

Kevin Helas – Cooking with Heart


Wholefood Kitchen TV

Posted in soups, wholefood kitchen TV on February 24th, 2012 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

Wholefood Kitchen on Vimeo. The first in a series of cooking videos, produced by Zoe Waller, filmed and directed by Phil Bostwick and edited by Carly Ashdown. In this video, I create a homemade Vegetable Stock as a base for a Hearty Miso and Vegetable Soup. Enjoy!

Wholefood Kitchen TV

Posted in wholefood kitchen TV on January 15th, 2012 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

Views from behind, and in front of the camera, of the inaugural filming session for ‘Wholefood Kitchen TV.’ I’ve joined forces with producer Zoe Waller and Director/Camera Operator Phil Bostwick to create a series of conversational cooking videos, intended to pass on insights and observations around the delights of wholefood cooking. You’ll be the first to know when its ready for viewing… stay tuned!