Chef Cindi

Chef Cindi TV Chef & Public Relations Director. I've appeared on Food Network's Chopped & Food Detectives. I won TLC's Dinner Takes All & was featured on Bravo's Pregnant in Heels.

This is great news!! I knew one-day restaurants would realize how important it is to cater to those of us who don't eat ...
09/17/2021
The next fast-food chicken sandwich war may be a vegan one

This is great news!! I knew one-day restaurants would realize how important it is to cater to those of us who don't eat meat. Finally, that day has come.

Impossible Foods launches fake chicken, Beyond Meat reboots its own. A war in fast-food sector over the chicken sandwich may be poised for a vegan wave.

I joined ABC Tampa's Morning Blend to talk about some fun food ideas for the Super Bowl. For more on any of the brands f...
01/28/2021
Great food recipes for the Big Game

I joined ABC Tampa's Morning Blend to talk about some fun food ideas for the Super Bowl. For more on any of the brands featured here check out the following:

I Love Ice Cream Cakes
Dorot Gardens
Toufayan Bakeries
The Fresh Market
Myx Fusions

Great food recipes for the Big Game

Along with the fabulous Limor Suss - Entertaining & Lifestyle Expert, we have you covered when it comes to wrapping pres...
12/22/2020
Limor Suss: Gift Wrapping Tips and Holiday Eats

Along with the fabulous Limor Suss - Entertaining & Lifestyle Expert, we have you covered when it comes to wrapping presents and holiday food. Here’s our joint segment from Tampa’s Morning Blend.

Lifestyle Expert Limor Suss shares tips and tricks for gift wrapping and shipping presents this holiday season!

11/17/2020

I talked to ABC Tampa today about some fun and easy options for your Thanksgiving gathering.

Dorot Gardens
Mrs. T's Pierogies
Myx Fusions

This is depressing. So sorry for everyone at Ortanique.
07/18/2020

This is depressing. So sorry for everyone at Ortanique.

Thank you everyone for all your support over the years we love you all! @ Coral Gables, Florida

This is depressing. So many restaurants in New York have closed during the pandemic. I think the one that hit hardest fo...
07/13/2020
A List Of New York Restaurants And Bars That Have Permanently Closed Amid COVID-19 | 106.7 Lite fm

This is depressing. So many restaurants in New York have closed during the pandemic. I think the one that hit hardest for me on this list is The Cupping Room Cafe. I loved it there!

Now I'm worried about restaurants in Miami. A few have already closed for good.

This is a list of those that have closed since the beginning of the pandemic across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. (These are closings as of July 13, 2020).

This is an excellent article from Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s interesting that it took a pandemic to bring to the forefro...
05/22/2020
Opinion | The End of Meat Is Here

This is an excellent article from Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s interesting that it took a pandemic to bring to the forefront what many of us have known for a long time. Eating less meat or no meat is the way of the future. It’s why I’m such a supporter of things like the Impossible Burger and Lightlife. I encourage vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and carnivores all to read this.

If you care about the working poor, about racial justice, and about climate change, you have to stop eating animals.

04/21/2020
Jeff Pearlman on Twitter

10 years after I was on Chopped, Jeff Pearlman threw a new Choppedish challenge my way. Thanks for distracting me from the crazy world for a few minutes!

“For today's 19th Mini Quaz I threw a bunch of random ingredients at @ChefCindi. Pepsi! An orange! Of course, she nailed it. #miniquaz https://t.co/apHJHYmJoQ”

I was happy to join the folks at Midday Maryland WMAR-2 News Baltimore to talk about some healthy swaps for 2020.Check B...
01/13/2020
Chef Cindi Avila - Healthy Foods

I was happy to join the folks at Midday Maryland WMAR-2 News Baltimore to talk about some healthy swaps for 2020.

Check Beetology, Mighty Sesame, and Dorot Gardens for more on the products seen here.

#NewYearsResolutions #client

Chef Cindi Avila - Healthy Foods

Looking for some great food items to stock in your kitchen to help with your New Year's resolution to eat better? Check ...
01/06/2020
Eating Better in 2020

Looking for some great food items to stock in your kitchen to help with your New Year's resolution to eat better? Check out what I told Tampa Bay's Morning Blend on ABC Action News - WFTS - Tampa Bay!

For more on the products seen here, check out:

Beetology
Mighty Sesame
Dorot Gardens

Chef Cindi Avila shares ideas on eating better in the new year.

Hanging with my friends at @nbc6! Segment airs in December.
11/12/2019

Hanging with my friends at @nbc6! Segment airs in December.

So glad NYC passed this ban on foie gras. What happens to these ducks and geese is cruel and unnecessary.
10/31/2019
NYC Finally Bans The Sale Of Foie Gras

So glad NYC passed this ban on foie gras. What happens to these ducks and geese is cruel and unnecessary.

'Young New Yorkers are watching what's happening. They are on board with a cruelty-free future.'

Today I was on Midday Maryland with some tricks and treats for Halloween parties. For more on the brands seen here, chec...
10/22/2019
Chef Cindi Avila - Halloween Party

Today I was on Midday Maryland with some tricks and treats for Halloween parties.

For more on the brands seen here, check out:

Party City
ZolliCandy
JCPenney
Myx Fusions

Chef Cindi Avila - Halloween Party

What a week! Over the last few days I’ve been shooting a series of TV segments on Halloween party food & decor! They air...
10/19/2019

What a week! Over the last few days I’ve been shooting a series of TV segments on Halloween party food & decor! They air on TV stations around the country next week. Loved working in this dream kitchen.

This is amazing news and about time!!
09/26/2019
Disney's US theme parks go vegan

This is amazing news and about time!!

More than 400 vegan dishes will be available in restaurants at Florida's Walt Disney World in early October and California's Disneyland in spring 2020.

Do you tip on counter service?
09/18/2019
Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?

Do you tip on counter service?

Those customer-facing, touch-screen payment systems in restaurants are confounding customers in the U.S. and beyond.

08/20/2019
Super R-Lipoic Acid

Here's a commercial I did for Life Extension!

Super R-Lipoic Acid from Life Extension® is more bioavailable, stable, and potent, achieving 10–30 times higher peak blood levels than pure R-lipoic acid. Le...

07/02/2019
4th of July Party Ideas and Tips

Loved going on NBC 6 Miami to chat with Jen Herrera on NBC 6 in the Mix. It’s all about the 4th of July and red, white and blue food.

For more on the items featured in the segment, check out Horizon Organic popchips JCPenney The Fresh Market and Myx Fusions!

I don’t talk about it much, but I suffer from several auto-immune diseases. Now there is a must-read from The Atlantic’s...
06/20/2019
A Breakthrough in the Mystery of Why Women Get So Many Autoimmune Diseases

I don’t talk about it much, but I suffer from several auto-immune diseases. Now there is a must-read from The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan for women like me.

Lupus ✅Hashimoto’s ✅Sjogrens Syndrome ✅I have them all and always suspected it had something to do with being pregnant. Kudos for this good reporting on the connection.

Evolution might have played a trick on women’s immune systems.

Scary stuff. We stayed at this Hard Rock years ago and weren’t fans, but this is insane. If you are traveling to the Dom...
06/11/2019
Tourist death count at Dominican Republic resorts rises

Scary stuff. We stayed at this Hard Rock years ago and weren’t fans, but this is insane. If you are traveling to the Dominican Republic soon do your research. Lots of scary things are happening there now.

Another American tourist died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic — bringing the recent spate of mysterious deaths to six and prompting an investigation by the FBI, according to a new repor…

Book recommendation: This is such a great book about sisters from Power Plus Tutoring’s Lizzie Schaul. It’s cute, sweet ...
05/31/2019

Book recommendation: This is such a great book about sisters from Power Plus Tutoring’s Lizzie Schaul. It’s cute, sweet and delivers an important lesson for siblings. Here’s the link to buy it:

https://amzn.to/2EJOZxQ

My latest for News & Guts. I put my years of vegetarian expertise to use for this one!!
05/26/2019
News And Guts

My latest for News & Guts. I put my years of vegetarian expertise to use for this one!!

Since this weekend is a popular time for BBQ's, it's a good time to talk about burgers. The new Impossible Whopper is probably the most talked about food item in the country right now. And this may be more than just a trend.

05/24/2019

The Salty Donut opened in South Miami today!!! So glad to welcome them to the neighborhood. The Tres Leches donut was delicious.

#southmiami #donuts #saltydonut #instavideo

It’s “impossible” to not like Burger King’s new Impossible Whopper. It’s soooo good. And yes it tastes just like a regul...
05/23/2019

It’s “impossible” to not like Burger King’s new Impossible Whopper. It’s soooo good. And yes it tastes just like a regular burger. BK has a new fan. #impossiblewhopper #veggieburger

Get ready South Miami, The Salty Donut opens a week from today!!!
05/18/2019

Get ready South Miami, The Salty Donut opens a week from today!!!

Ok so we know that we just dropped a huge surprise yesterday announcing the Grand Opening of our South Miami store next weekend…. but what is a proper grand opening without an exclusive donut to celebrate?! Launching next Friday 5/24 at our South Miami shop only is our limited edition Havana Club collab RUM CAKE CROUGHNUT: 24hr layered brioche croughnut filled with a Havana Club Rum infused custard, rolled in cinnamon sugar, topped with Valrhona Dulcey buttercream & homemade rum cake crumbles. *DUHH* the fun doesn’t stop there! Each Rum Cake Coughnut comes in our limited edition boxes and with an extra surprise treat from The Real Havana Club while supplies last.

*Available Friday, May 24 - Sunday, June 2 at our SoMi shop ONLY. SoMi location: 6022 South Dixie Highway South Miami, FL 33143 / SoMi Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-7pm (or sold out) #SaltySomi #thesaltydonut #SoMi

05/11/2019
Last Minute Ideas for Mothers Day

Loved talking to my friends at NBC 6 and NBC 6 in the Mix about Mother’s Day gifts.

For more on the gifts featured here visit:
The Fresh Market
Michaels Stores
JCPenney
Myx Fusions
Cricut - The Official Page!

Cindi Avila

Lifestyle expert Cindi Avila has some great ideas for that special woman who has been with you for your entire life.

05/09/2019

Tune into NBC 6 Miami today at 11:30am. I'll be talking about Mother's Day gifts that moms really want (and yes many are food related)!

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