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Crunchy Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Made too much quinoa and don’t know what to do it with it?  Don’t toss it out – bake it and turn it into “crisps” for faux-fried treats.

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    One Skillet Moroccan Chicken & Rice

    Chicken and rice may be your go-to source of protein and carbohydrate, but it doesn’t have to be uninspiring! We are kicking up the flavors in a huge way by doing a Moroccan-inspired chicken and rice recipe. Best thing is – you can whip this up in little time using common spices and seasonings in your cabinet.  It’s

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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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    4 Easy, Cold Lunch Ideas

    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

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    Keto Bison Meatballs

    This recipe is tasty. Nuff said. Here’s a “meat lovers” spaghetti meatball recipe that is ketogenic friendly with some spice to keep your palette guessing. &nnbsp;

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    Cleaned Up Super Bowl Queso Dip

    Here is a “cleaned up” and more calorie-conscious version of a big queso dip that people usually eat at Super Bowl parties.  This version uses about 67% less cheese and cream and lean ground beef which nearly 50% reduction in calories. My fat calorie count per serving is 11g vs the original version of this queso

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    Healthy Red Beans & Cauliflower Couscous

    One of my favorite soul food dishes is red beans & rice.  I have to say that my aunt makes some of the best I’ve ever had (and I think you would think the same if you tasted her recipe).  Unfortunately, the dish is loaded with a lot of saturated fat and simple carbohydrates so it

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  • Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie

    This is a remixed version of an older Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie recipe.  Following a lower carbohydrate diet doesn’t necessarily mean you hav eto give up the food you enjoy; rather, you just need to be more creative and thoughtful when it comes to preparing them.  Here, I’ve swapped potatoes with cauliflower and removed the black beans

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    Low-Carb Cajun Jambalaya (One-Skillet Recipe)

    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

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    30-minute Low-Carb Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Here’s a recipe that was inspired by my recent trip to Israel.  I don’t think the recipe had an exact name but it was merely zucchini that had been hollowed out, then stuffed with veggies and rice that were wrapped in a grape leaf.  Then the zucchini was dropped in a pot of broth with tomatoes and

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    Bacon, Jalapeño & Garlic Green Beans

    Here’s a quick recipe for all of my peeps following a lower carb or ketogenic diet.  It’s packed with tons of flavor and the green beans are fibrous and hearty enough to leave you feeling satisfied with a small amount (so you can watch that carbohydrate limit).

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    Keto Lamb Fried “Cauliflower” Rice Meal Prep

    Here’s a quick & easy Asian-inspired meal prep recipe for those following a ketogenic diet. Lamb is one of my favorite foods that I was able to add to my ketogenic diet because it is high in fat and a great source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLAs) and omega-6 fatty acids.  CLAs is one of those

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    Mediterranean Greek Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s a Mediterranean Greek-inspired chopped salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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    Tropical Salmon, Avocado & Pineapple Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s a tropical Latin-inspired chopped salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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    Asian Ramen & Chicken Chopped Salad (Wrap)

    Here’s an Asian-inspired salad recipe as part of my Chopped Salad series! Remember, the wrap is optional and you can use whatever type of animal or vegan protein YOU prefer!

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    Chipotle Flank Steak Taco Salad (UPDATED 09/09)

    I still remember the first time I had a taco salad as a teenager. Admittedly, I wasn’t a fan of salads then but I quickly became one after enjoying a delicious Mexican-inspired salad with steak, beans, corn, tomato and cheese (lots of it) all in a crunchy taco shell! I’m not going to name the

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