Spatchcock Chicken Recipe with Lemon Thyme Pan Sauce

So happy to be continuing in my soigne video series with this super delicious Spatchcock Chicken Recipe with Lemon Thyme Pan Sauce!  It’s crazy easy to do and loaded with flavor, and the best part is that it takes an hour on the dot to prepare.  Just think, you can have an insanely delicious meal on the dinner table in under 1 hour.  Since I’ve done beef, fish and pork for the soigne video series I felt the only thing left to finish off the bunch was chicken.  Now that I’ve hit the most famous 4 proteins I can now…

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Black Bean Burger Recipe with Yucca and Guacamole

I know I keep talking about it, but I can’t say it enough.  We are on a mission to clean eating daily, and while we are nowhere near perfect we are taking some good steps and this Black Bean Burger Recipe with Yucca and Guacamole is one of them.  I’m a little more lenient with the diet, but my wife is doing her dangdest to be lactose and gluten free and plant first.  She may sneak in a piece of chicken or fish but her goal is to essentially be a gluten-free vegan.  This whole vegan thing is brand new…

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Homemade Salmon Cakes Recipe with Tartar Sauce

We just got back from Portland, Oregon and it is currently salmon season out there.  Since salmon is as abundant in Portland as Italian beef is here in Chicago, I made sure to overindulge in the local seasonal fare!  The fresh local caught salmon was literally 4 inches thick, no joke, and while I didn’t bring any home with me, it inspired me to make this Homemade Salmon Cakes Recipe with Tartar Sauce!  My wife who is not a salmon fan loved the salmon we had in Portland, so I figured I would try it again at home!   Fresh…

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Pea Protein Powder Shake with Coconut Milk, Berries and Chia Seeds

I have been on absolute protein shake binge that last few weeks, and it’s all thanks to Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder.  I’ve had a little more motivation that usually since I’ve been more persistent about getting to the gym at least 4 days a week, so with going to the gym comes being more conscious of what I’m putting in my body.  When I can start off the morning with a delicious Pea Protein Powder Shake with Coconut Milk and Berries, I immediately feed energized and full, which is perfect for giving my what I need to endure…

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Single Serving Layered Baked Alaska Recipe

This post is sponsored by the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, all opinions are my own. If you took a look at my freezer, you might be shocked at the amount of ice cream in there. Or, if you’re a frozen treats lover like me, maybe you wouldn’t! But seriously, if you like ice cream as much as I do, then you’re in for a real treat with this simple recipe for Baked Alaska. The first recipe for Baked Alaska was made in New York City to commemorate Alaska becoming the 49th state in January of 1959 (Hawaii became…

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Summer Salad with Quinoa Recipe and Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

As I’ve been writing the last few weeks in some of my blog posts, we are on a mission to indulge in all things clean eating and that’s why I created this Summer Salad with Quinoa Recipe and Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing.  We aren’t perfect, nor are we striving for perfection, and we still appreciate a once a week cheat day.  We are still learning on what to cook and how to cook it, but one thing that is for certain, man do we feel better and our bodies seem happy with what we are putting in it. One of…

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Sweet Potato Toast with Whipped Ricotta and Kumquats

All aboard, because we are jumping on the sweet potato toast train! It’s a nice change of pace from regular toast, has a little sweetness, and (slightly surprisingly) cooks up perfectly in your toaster. I’ll admit, the first time I made sweet potato toast I had my doubts, but now I’m converted into a believer of the vitamin-packed, gluten-free twist on toast! It really is a nice change from the typical toasted bread, and the topping variations are endless.  I started with some gorgeous purple sweet potatoes. They’re white on the outside but the inside boasts this beautiful purple hue.…

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Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie Recipe

Life is busy, so when I can make a quick breakfast that’s loaded with protein and flavor, I chalk that up as a big win in my house.  I’m a chef so I don’t mind cooking in the morning, but I’d much prefer to toss some delicious ingredients into a blender to make a tasty smoothie every morning.  It’s less stressful, it’s quick, and it always tastes great. I’m also always looking to make new flavor combinations when making smoothies because let me tell you, those kale smoothies I make can get old after a few weeks.  Lately, I’ve been…

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