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Recipes

Crunchy Asian Orange Chicken Salad

Got leftover chicken? Don’t toss it out! Pull it apart, then toss it in this easy, flavorful salad.

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  • Miso Eggplant, Tofu & Butternut Squash Kabobs

    Meat doesn’t have all the fun! Try these tasty, miso-inspired vegan kabobs for your next grilling adventure.  The hardest part is not eating all the sauce before you use it.

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    Keto BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

    Even though grilling is a year round activity here in Texas, I realize that it’s not the case in other parts of the US, or world for that matter. To that end, I’m officially kicking off summer grilling here in the FMC Kitchen. Here’s a fail proof recipe that will make you a backyard neighborhood

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    Asparagus, Arugula, Avocado, Mâche & Peas Green Salad

    This salad packs quite a punch when it comes to flavor – it’s pungent, yet mild, and peppery and spicy yet still sweet.  It’s essentially all of the things that I love about Texas cuisine. One of my (ongoing) personal food challenges is to create recipes based off of seasonal and regional ingredients.  That’s why I love

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  • Sweet Red Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

    The summer is coming and so is the heat! Staying hydrated helps you function at your best and keeps you on the regular. 🙂  Also, hydration helps you know the difference between thirst and hunger, making it easier to “smarter” and wiser eating choices. Juicing is a proven and delicious way to stay hydrated! As part

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    Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

    Whether you’re preparing this for meal prep or for snacking, these meatballs are a tasty and calorie-conscious treat!

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    Stuffed Tuna Melt Patties

    I love delicious, relatively cheap eats!  Here’s one that’s sure to “spice up” dinner or your lunch this week.   STUFFED TUNA MELT RECIPE

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    Vegan BBQ Beans with Tahini Sauce – Vegan Meal Prep

    Today’s meal prep was inspired by an experience I had when traveling in Israel.  This chef made an amazing farm-to-table spread for us and included these stone oven roasted/charred sweet potatoes, topped with slow cooked lentils, tahini and some feta.  Delicious! Got me thinking that it would be an incredible meal prep recipe, particularly a

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  • Southwest Pulled Flank Steak

    If you ever visit Texas (or Mexico for that matter), you’ll notice that there are a TON of different taco options. It can be pretty overwhelming for a taco newbie. And while most people in the south are “Texas-polite” and patient, all courtesy goes out the door if you hold up the taco line. Lol One of my

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  • Healthy Colombian Coconut Rice with Salmon & Salad

    Tonight’s dinner was inspired by my recent trip to Colombia. After spending a few days in Cali, I headed to San Andres Island where I had the most flavorful rice I’ve ever tasted – arroz con coco! It’s both sweet and savory. In some dishes, coconut rice is so sweet it’s like a dessert, and in

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    Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Salad

    One thing I’ve learned from my recent travel is that I do not incorporate enough raw fruits into recipes or my daily diet. It occurred to me when I was in Nigeria and Colombia, where I was readily enjoying fresh fruits.  Incorporating fruits into recipes add both flavor and the hint of sweetness to take your

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    Sweet Potato Risotto

    It’s no secret that one of my favorite foods is sweet potato. It’s up there with rice and bread for me – I just have to have it (in some way) in my diet.  On a recent flight from Nigeria to the States, I was served a creamy rice dish that got me craving risotto…

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  • Smoky Spicy Trout

    With the summer weather upon us, I’ve been getting the urge more than usual to fire up the grill to smoke and cook some food. Yesterday I returned from a trip to Nigeria and came home to an empty fridge (with intense “hanger” pains). For some reason or another, I was craving seafood – something

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    Chicken Pasta Low-Carb Meal Prep

    Now, more than ever, I’ve been racking up the frequent flyer miles, working with brands and other influencers on various food projects.  While I’m grateful for the opportunities, I cannot deny that a part of me misses my weekly routine of gym, meal prep and laundry.  There’s nothing quite like working out in your home gym and

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    Chips & Poke

    Like every other honest person in the world, I get cravings…and I have to admit that sometimes I cave and enjoy a non-scheduled indulgent treat, or two…or three.  And yes, I try to plan when I’m going to eat something that is less calorie-conscious because if I actually plan for it, then it’s not really

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    Protein in Bulk – Beef & Chicken Meal Prep

    With all of the writing I’ve been doing for my upcoming book on meal prep and meal prep recipes, I wanted to do a deeper dive on an article I wrote a while back on cooking chicken in bulk and having variety.  Besides over cooking the protein, I often hear complaints about the lack of variety.

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    Sweet Potato & Chicken Patties

    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

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    4 Leftover Chicken Recipes

    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

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  • Healthy Spanish Rice

    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

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  • 15-Minute Pineapple Pepper Chicken

    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

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  • Spiced Chicken Thigh Meal Prep

    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.

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  • 15-minute Shirataki Shrimp Stir-fry

    I’ve been experimenting a lot in the kitchen recently to prepare for my upcoming book. Not everything I make is going to make the final cut to go to print but it doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of a little link “love.” Here’s a recipe I made with a calorie-conscious date-night in mind. Check out

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    3 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

    As part of my partnership with Pronamel, they asked me to create content with the theme “Twice as Good” in mind – something that can serve two purposes. First thing that came to mind was obviously, food!  But here’s my take/twist. One thing I like to do is purchase produce and products from my local

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    Simple Moroccan Lamb Burgers

    One of the most important aspects of any healthy eating journey is variety – it keeps us all sane and satisfied.  I draw a lot of inspiration from various cuisines around the world.  It’s not as complicated as you may think – it’s just a matter of pairing different spices and herbs together, and when

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    Healthy Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

    Just because you reduce the carbohydrates, gluten and dairy in your diet, doesn’t mean you have to lose out on a lot of flavor.  Here’s one of my favorite low-carb recipes that’s both filling and flavorful.

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