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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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Baked Chicken Recipe with Wild Rice and Apples and Plums

Lately I’ve been going back to my culinary roots while in the kitchen and have been rediscovering some of the simple flavors that got me so interested in cooking when I was just a pup.  One of the first things you learn to cook when in the restaurant or in culinary school is a roast chicken.  It’s one of the simplest things you can make but man is it just so good with only few ingredients.  This Baked Chicken recipe literally consists of the whole chicken, cut in half, seasoned with Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper and then baked. …

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Oven Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Vegetables

Not sure if you caught my Facebook live post the other day, but I actually prepped up this Oven Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Recipe with Vegetables while live.  The intent of the post was more around doing a Facebook Live since it had been so long and I figured I’d cook while on camera and chat all things food while doing it.  The sheet pan chicken craze online seems to be just about everywhere these days and the best way I can define it is it’s the new pot roast meal, only it’s quicker… Oh yeah, it’s chicken instead of…

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Smoked Chicken Greens Salad with Zucchini and Cilantro Lime Dressing

There are two things that I’ve really enjoyed preparing over the last year, making homemade bread and smoking food, see this smoked chicken recipe.  Making bread is therapeutic and delicious, smoking is time consuming and delicious :-).  I’ve only been smoking food for the last few years and up onto that point I didn’t have a ton of experience with it.  A lot of people just assume because I’m classically trained and logged a decade and a half in the restaurant industry that I know everything there I to know about all cuisines.  Sorry to pop that bubble but most…

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Taco Salad Recipe with Chicken and Avocado Lime Dressing

When coming up with this recipe all I could think about was that weird taco salad rendition that you would get in elementary school from the cafeteria.  Truth be told it was my second favorite day of the month behind pizza day J.  Fast forward 25 years I decided to make my own, un-inspired from what I used to eat back in the day lol.  Don’t get me wrong, the classic tortilla shell with iceberg lettuce, ground beef, salsa, cheese and avocado is super good, especially if you’re craving some grease while trying to be healthy, yes I know the…

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Sushi Burrito Recipe with Chicken and Vegetables

I’m always looking for new and creative ways to get a great tasting meal on the table for my family.  When prepping my weekly menus it often starts with a stroll through the frozen food aisle.  Whether it be chicken tenders, French fries, veggies, or full meals, I lean on the frozen food aisle big time for meals.  While I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface with all of the amazing food in the frozen food aisle, I have found some gems that I continue to go back to, like InnovAsian.  My daughter is obsessed with Chinese food, so…

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BBQ Chicken Sliders Recipe with Coleslaw and Pickles

One of my absolute favorite times of the year is the first weekend of the men’s college basketball March Madness tournament.  Usually a few of my friends take off that Thursday and Friday and we watch every basketball game of the first round while we slowly go into food comas and slip in and out of naps all day long…  Honestly there is nothing more glorious.  The food situation usually consists of everyone bringing a few things so we can graze from the morning all the way to the night.  While my alma mater won’t make the tourney this year,…

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The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich and Chicken Melt Recipe

I partnered with Cobblestone Bread Co. to create this post! Enjoy! Call me an overachiever but it when it comes to eating anything I always want choices, so that’s the reason for this The Ultimate Chicken Club Sandwich and Chicken Melt Recipe.  I thought I’d take the time to use almost the same ingredients to make a beefed up chicken club and then totally change things up and make a chicken melt recipe.  Not only do I like being able to have options, my wife and daughter really appreciate it because often times they don’t like all the things that I do,…

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