Continuing with my recent article on avoiding food waste – in honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2017 – I wanted to share another way to use overly dry chicken breasts and leftover baked sweet potatoes or red potatoes. And that’s to create delicious patties that you can enjoy with mixed green salad or
On April 22 we will celebrate Earth Day, and millions of people across the globe will engage in activities that “celebrate” and appreciate our planet. I want to touch on a topic that is often overlooked (in many parts of the world), food waste. In the US alone, it is estimated that we throw away about
If you’ve never had homemade Spanish rice before, then you need to add it to your list of things to try right away. You need this kind of food in your life. Growing up in Texas, I’ve met a lot of people who have decadent family recipes for Spanish rice and their version is always
Here’s a quick and easy chicken recipe with pineapple glaze – one of my favorites for meal prep, family dinner or Friday night chill-axing at the crib (and for those unfamiliar with the term chillaxing, it means chilling and relaxing at the same time; you’re essentially relaxing to the absolute max). I made this recipe
One of my favorite recipes for cooking chicken in bulk, but this time using flavorful chicken thighs. Since chicken thighs are not as lean as chicken breasts, it’s important to purchase skinless thighs and trim large, visible pieces of fat in order to reduce the amount of fat in your diet.
I’m following up on a FAQ – “What are some lunch meals you can enjoy that don’t have to be reheated?” Here are four easy lunch ideas to help inspire your next meal prep! This is a continuation of the 5 cold lunch mash-up that I did last year. When it comes to eating food cold
The first time I had butter chicken I was in Washington, DC at my friend’s parents’ house. I was thrown off a bit by the name because I actually imagined chicken covered in butter…which actually doesn’t sound too bad. But I soon learned that it was better than I could have ever imagined. And it introduced
Growing up in the south, and having parents from Louisiana and South Carolina, it’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of good comfort food. I look forward to my mother’s gumbo EVERY Christmas – just the thought of cajun spices, savory broth and seafood with spicy sausage just makes my mouth water. I
When all you have is a microwave, it can be a little daunting to think about being able to cook your own meals. While it’s not ideal, the microwave can crank out some pretty awesome (and calorie-conscious) meals! Here is a follow-up article on the 4 Dorm Room Recipe video from 2 years ago! Remember,
Wait! Don’t toss out that leftover chicken breast (that you refuse to eat because you’re sick and tired of it by the end of the week). Toss it in a salad, chop it up, then wrap it up! Remember, you should always adjust recipes like this one to compliment your goals and nutrition plan.
As I continue to experiment with the ketogenic diet, I’m discovering the various ways I can still enjoy the foods I really love with much less carbs. I’ve used portobello mushroom caps for burgers but it was not until recently that I discovered I could also use them as taco shells. Check it out!
It’s time to level up your chicken game! With a few simple ingredients, you can turn that bland chicken breast into a meal you look forward to eating everyday. Try this super simple recipe for honey BBQ mustard chicken.
Whether you’re on a tight budget or only have a few things in your pantry and don’t feel like running to the grocery, these four easy recipes prove that you can do a lot with a little! These recipes only require four main ingredients; and to make it even easier, I tried to use seasonings and sauces you likely
We’ve all been there – you’re at work or school and you’re hungry so you go to reheat your meal only to find out there is no microwave. Or your job requires you to be on the road all day and you don’t have access to a microwave. It’s a frustrating feeling! But I have good
If your weekly meals are getting a bit “stale,” here are 2 proven techniques to breathe new life into those meals: 1) fire up the grill, and 2) find a way to stuff it (whatever “it” is). When preparing food on the grill, I recommend using wood pellets instead of charcoal. I’ve noticed a reduction in the
Another year, another epic $75 Meal Prep video challenge! One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on my journey is the importance of being prepared. We’ve heard it time and time again, if we “fail to plan, we plan to fail.” But the good news is there’s #mealprep whereby we prepare several meals or snacks
Wings! They are one of my absolute favorite foods and I imagine they are for a lot of you. I remember my first true love at first bite experience was in Austin, TX at a spot called Pluckers! Regardless if the Texas Longhorns played well, you could always count on Pluckers to come thru with
When you’re in a pinch but needing something tasty, there’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to come to the rescue. Slow cookers are among the best “man cooking” machines. Just toss in the ingredients, walk away and return to a masterpiece. Plus, you can make some really hearty, muscle-building meals. So, crank up the slow cooker for
Recently I challenged myself to see if I could create a meal plan for the week and spend only $75 at one of the nation’s most premium-priced grocery stores, Whole Foods. To make it even more challenging, I had to use as many natural/fresh ingredients as possible AND have as much variety as possible. Needless to