So you’re planning on throwing some soirees this summer? Of course choosing an appetizer is always the most tedious decision you have to make when planning a party. Well worry no more! One of the easiest and healthiest appetizers to make is Antipasto, which in Italian means “before the meal”. It’s a combination of small cuts of deli meats, cheeses, vegetables, and fruit. Traditionally it’s laid out beautifully on a…… Read More!
We know damn near everybody loves Salmon! Who can resist that distinctive alluring aroma and the light flaky texture of a perfectly cooked Salmon as it passes over your lips. Now that the work week is behind you, pamper your taste buds with this wonderful spicy salmon dish and unwind with your favorite bottle of white wine. Chipotle Dijon Baked Salmon 6 oz. Salmon Filet (Skin-On) 2 Tbsp of Dijon…… Read More!
One of the nation’s most beloved and respected chefs, Andre Carthen is the definition of a renaissance man. Chef Andre has been featured on multiple popular television programs including “The Today Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “EXTRA” & “Anderson Cooper”. The esteemed chef provides cooking, entertainment and culture solutions to the kathy ireland Worldwide Brand. He has been featured in all 7 of Kathy Ireland’s fitness videos and is the first and…… Read More!
Since the rise of the obesity problem in America, more and more of my clients have been asking me to do some of there favorite comfort foods, but in a healthier manner. Three of my favorites dishes to make are Oven Baked Fried Chicken, Cranberry Whole Wheat Stuffing, and Cinnamon Walnut Candied Yams. The following are 3 delicious recipes guaranteed to satisfy your craving and not expand your waistline. Oven…… Read More!
Now that we made the transition from Spring to Summer it’s the perfect time to showcase some culinary skills to that special person that you’ve been spending time with for the past two weeks. A nice, classy meal will put an exclamation point on your relationship and definitely let her know that she’s very special to you. If you follow my instructions verbatim it’s no doubt your date will be…… Read More!
Watermelon Composed of about 90 percent water, Watermelon is a sweet fruit that won’t leave you feeling guilty for indulging! Inside this fruit are essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6, and C. Thirst quenching and low in calories, no wonder Watermelon is a favorite diet food among celebs! Eat it the old fashioned way or throw it in your juicer for some fresh watermelon juice Kale As of late,…… Read More!
As you’ve probably heard before, eating after a workout is crucial to getting the most out of your time spent at the gym. Here are the of the top five post-workout foods: 1. Smoothies Tasty and refreshing, a fruit smoothie is a great recovery food. While stopping at your local smoothie king is a great option if you’re pressed for time, your best bet is to make your own.Try this…… Read More!
As the summer heats up so does the need for a bit or spice. Including a variety of spices such as red pepper flakes and cayenne along with fresh peppers such as chili, Serrano and habanero peppers can give you that extra boost of energy. According to a recent study from Australia’s University of Tasmania, people who added a significant amount of spices and peppers to their diets have experienced…… Read More!
As you’ve probably heard before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you wake up, your body has been fasting for anywhere from 6 to 10 hours and your energy levels are low. Energy is necessary for your body to function at its peak. Therefore, eating breakfast takes your body out of survival mode, and into work mode. Essentially you are break-ing the fast. Eating breakfast has…… Read More!
Just as you wouldn’t put low-grade fuel in your brand-new Porche, putting anything less than premium food in your body is likely to keep it from performing to the best of its ability. Most believe that going to the gym and cutting out a meal or two a day will get you the results they’re looking for — wrong! Many people think they are on a good diet. Processed…… Read More!