Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer life

Healthy Eating Could Equal A Longer lifeHealthy Eating Could Equal A Longer Life,  or at least it is a Major part of slowing the aging process as much as possible.  The other two are some exercise and the proper amount of sleep. Of course, there is much more to it than that but most other challenges fall somewhere within one of those 3 steps to a healthy lifestyle. A Healthy Lifestyle Equals a Longer Life. Continue reading

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Healthy Green Bean And Tomato Salad with Feta

Healthy Green Bean And Tomato Salad with FetaHealthy Green Bean and tomato salad with Feta is the choice for today at the chefs’ kitchen table. I remember when we first moved here from Wisconsin. The first evening at the house, we had finished unloading our belonging and I decided to walk to a little store a block away to get us a couple of bottles of water. It was dusk, and on the way back, I tripped over a small rock and fell. I didn’t get hurt and didn’t think much about it. Continue reading

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Summer Time Classic Caprese Salad With Balsamic Dressing

Classic Caprese Salad With Balsamic DressingWhen it’s Summer Time Classic Caprese Salad With Balsamic Dressing comes to mind as soon as I harvest the first vine ripe tomatoes. Are you picking some of those tomatoes yet? If not, it won’t be long and then you will want to enjoy this salad. It is just not the same with store bought, tasteless tomatoes.It’s hard to beat the classic flavor combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. Continue reading

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Chilled Mixed Berry Salad

Chilled Mixed Berry SaladChilled Mixed Berry Salad is a great choice on the hot days of summer. Here at our place in Puerto Vallarta, the temperatures are running between 88 and 92 degrees each afternoon. With this heat, nobody wants to stand around a hot stove so there are a lot of chilled salads served at the Chefs Kitchen Table. Another benefit of this salad is that we can pack it into our cooler and take it to the beach in the late afternoon and enjoy it while watching a beautiful sunset while the waves slide onto the beach. Continue reading

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Protein Rich Shrimp-Pineapple Stuffed Avocados

Protein Rich Shrimp-Pineapple Stuffed AvocadosWant to serve a healthy lunch to your family and friends? These Protein Rich Shrimp-Pineapple Stuffed Avocados are a great meal filled with wonderful taste and great eye appeal.

Almost all of us have read about the health benefits we get from avocados. They are considered a great source of good fat that your body needs. Besides the great flavor, they are very healthy. Continue reading

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Quick Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce WrapsWant to make some Quick Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps? Here’s your answer. These tasty wraps come together in less than 30 minutes and have all the great flavor of traditional Buffalo wings without all the messy fingers and the clean up after you have enjoyed them.

For those of us that do not have bread in our diet, these are the perfect sandwich. And one chicken makes the meal. Guilt free dinning what could be better?

Quick Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Cuisine: International
Recipe type: lunch/dinner
Serves: 4
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  • 2 T. coconut or avocado oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1½ lbs. rotisserie chicken breast, skin removed, shredded
  • 2 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ c. hot wing sauce of your choice
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly, green included
  • To serve: 1 head Bibb or butter lettuce, leaves removed, washed and patted dry
  1. Add the oil into a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the diced pepper and celery, and sauté until tender, around 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir well and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through.
  3. Add the hot sauce and sauté while stirring for another minute or two, until the sauce is heated through and everything is well coated. Remove from heat and stir in the sliced green onions.
  4. To serve, fill Bibb lettuce cups with a few tablespoons of the chicken mixture and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 331 Fat: 13.3g Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 2g Protein: 49g

Serve with a beverage of your choice. I like a nice glass of chilled Sangria garnished with some fresh fruit slices. 

Serving hint: Serve with a side of some fresh fruit such as mango or papaya for a complete light lunch.

Note that the Nutritional information is from Information is provided for entertainment purposes only.

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Fake Meat Or Real Food

Fake Meat or Real Food

bean and sweet potato veggie burger with avocado and spinach

Fake Meat or Real Food has become a subject of interest that is growing almost daily. What is a Veggie Burger made of? Will it taste like the meat it is replacing? Should I make my own or is it safe to purchase the premade veggie burgers?  The Questions Continue.

As a chef, I believe that making our own meatless burgers is the proper choice. First, you control the ingredients and second it is fresh. Even if you freeze any extra veggie burgers you make, you will know how long they have been in the freezer when you get ready to use them. We can not say the same about the frozen veggie burgers we find in our grocery freezer. Continue reading

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Develop A Healthy Eating Habit

A Healthy Eating HabitIf you are planning on living a clean eating lifestyle then you need to Develop a Healthy Eating Habit. Most of us have bad habits we’d like to break. We eat at fast food outlets because we did not plan our meals and allowed ourselves to become very hungry, or eat too much chocolate, some of us still drink bottled soda instead of water, and the list goes on.

We have good habits as well, we just think about them much less often. We might hang our keys in the same place every day so we never lose them, or walk a mile after dinner every day. Those are good habits that get much less attention from us as the bad ones we’d like to get rid of. Healthy eating can become one of those good habits. It just takes a little preparation. Continue reading

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Bad Low-carb Day

Bad Low-carb Day


Yesterday, at my house it was a Bad Low-carb Day. I started the day with a nice big piece of ice cold watermelon before I looked up the carbs. There are 8 carbs with a 3 ½ ounce slice and no fiber so they add up fast. I am sure my slice was about 7 ounces. I had used up about a third of the carbs in my carb budget and that was just some watermelon that was not going to fill me up. Continue reading

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Back to the Low-Carb Lifestyle

low-carb lifestyle

Yesterdays breakfast had 11 net carbs, all from the fruit.

Yesterday I stepped on the scale and yes, it is time for me to get Back to the Low-Carb lifestyle. Well with me it is more of a reduced carb style because I favor raw foods and some can be carb dense. With all the fresh fruit available this time of year where I live, I have been eating way too much of it. Most fruits are loaded with carbs, so picking the correct fruits to eat is important if you are watching your carbs.

Yesterday for breakfast I scrambled a couple of eggs and served them with fresh papaya fresh from the trees in our yard. I only had 3½ ounces of papaya but guess what? That papaya added up to 11 net carbs.  With the whole day ahead of me and a target of between 30 and 50 carbs for the day, that was a tad too many all at once. Side note: My wife does not care for olive oil so I have started using avocado oil when cooking or making dressings.
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