Behind the Scenes on Chef Meg's Video Shoot

By , SparkPeople Blogger
In addition to my blogging and editing duties here on the dailySpark, I'm also the editor of, which means I spend a good bit of time working with Chef Meg and reading the recipes you submit. Some of you might have read on my SparkPeople Friend Feed that we taped another round of recipe and cooking videos with Chef Meg Galvin this week. We tape at the Midwest Culinary Institute here in Cincinnati in a state-of-the-art demo kitchen that is also used to tape a local cooking show called "The Dish," which stars Chef Meg.

Working with Chef Meg to develop and test recipes for you is one of the most interesting parts of my job. (OK, I admit. There is really no uninteresting part of my job!) Though I consider myself a pretty good cook, I'm no master chef, and each time we tape with Chef Meg, I learn more about cooking and food! Though it's hard work to produce the videos, it's also great fun for everyone involved.

I thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes blog post and a sneak peek at some of the recipes we'll be posting on the site in coming weeks! (Chef Meg adds new recipes to the site each week, so be sure to check out her Healthy Home Cooking page on SparkRecipes!)

On the set, prepping

With her sous-chefs

Healthy muffins!

Love those fresh vegetables

Easy weeknight supper that will transport you to the tropics!

Starting a video

On the other side of the wall is the prep kitchen

Chef Meg's favorite tools

A healthy fish dish (recipe coming soon!)

Roasting garlic

What you didn't see were the pictures of us eating the leftovers!

Do you have a favorite Chef Meg recipe? What is it? Is there a particular recipe you'd like to see her make over? If so, tell us in the comments!

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I wish my home kitchen was like that lol Report
Enjoyed seeing the kitchen and the Spark people there. Keep providing us with the wonderful recipes. Thanks for the healthy Sparks. Report
Thanks for showing us around Chef Meg's Kitchen. I cannot wait for the recipe of a healthy fish dish. Report
All the fun looks and sounds so good! Report
Thanks for showing me behind the scenes Report
Great blog. Great Recipes. My suggestion is lower Sodium recipes. A lot of people including myself have to have low sodium foods. I see in a lot of recipes a lot of sodium. can you make some listed as low Sodium. Thanks so much Report
That food looked DELICIOUS! Report
I agree with the poster below me. Made a suggestion to allow anyone to post a photo to any recipe since we all try each others' recipes. Did not see a response from SP techs or staff/ However, literally every SP user that responded to the post agreeed in their responses.

Like Chef Meg's recipes...did not know how to find them. Thanks for the link -will save in my favorites.

My DH loves bacon wrapped scallops ( I got a recipe at SP ) and Sausages with peppers. I rarely make it for him due to the fat contents besides the sodium. Any tricks to reduce those in the recipes?

I am very much a visual person. In order for me to try one of the recipes that are posted here, I really would like to see what it looks like. Is it possible to post a picture of the new reader recipes? Report
FUN and YUM, way to go!!! Report
My whole family loves the Island Chicken with Pineapple Salsa! Report
I just wish I had a kitchen like this one!!!! Report
I'm very interested in the recipes. I haven't tried them yet, but I have read some of them and printed them out. They sound very good to me. Report
I like what I see. The recipes look quick, easy, and tasty. Once again, thanks. Report
I love cooking shows ! Report
great blog thanks Report
I wish I could be a tester! Report
Thanks for showing the "behind the scenes"!!! Report
I thought this blog gave real insight into the filming of a show like Chef Meg's. Report
This looks very clean and very inviting.......and made me hungry too! Loved it!!!!!! Report
I love the behind the scenes peeks and I look forward to the new recipes. Report
Look forward to the fish dish recipe Report
Meal type salads and soups are my favourites -- so I'd welcome more recipes for those! Report
Ok, I know we kinda' had this answer already but I'd really like to see this:
Healthy mac and cheese (the real stuff) and scalloped potatoes and creamy chicken pot pie, and lots of comfort foods. They are my weakness.
Thank you so much for the recipes!!!! I love to collect recipes of all kinds! Thank you SP and Chef Meg! Report
Everything looks simply delicious! Once the recipe is out I'm going to try to cook them. Report
I wish I had this job!!! Also, under the fresh vegetable picture, there was a big bowl of fungus (not veggies).hmmm Report
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