Pancakes are a delicious and timeless breakfast staple, but toppings, butter and syrup add unnecessary and unhealthy grams of fat, sugar and calories to the most important meal of the day. However, there are many ways to substitute some of those sugar-laden ingredients for fresh, healthier ones.  So in celebration of #NationalPancakeDay, here are two of my favorite healthy pancake [...]

Planning a Mardi Gras celebration? Here's a delightful kale salad that features a favorite soul food staple: cornbread.  There are plenty of ways to eat your greens and I enjoy a hearty kale salad. The lemon and soy sauce in the vinaigrette help to cut the bitterness of the kale. The addition of the spicy shrimp makes it a delicious entrée.  Spicy Shrimp and Kale Salad [...]

The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, family get-togethers, and lots of food. You don’t have to miss out on all the fun. Here are a few simple tricks to keep you on track this holiday season. Don’t skip meals You may think you are saving calories for later, but most people tend to overeat [...]

I’m going to share a secret with you. Well, let’s be real it isn’t a secret at all. I love tacos, and every Tuesday is a small holiday in our multicultural home. I am a Cuban American, and my husband is an amalgam of the places and cultures that shaped his youth--he's an Oregonian, Hawaiian-Vermonter. While we may not always agree on how to season beef or poultry, one thing we [...]

Game Day Shrimp Salad

Posted on Aug 9th 2018 by Chef DeJuan

Planning on attending the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game tonight? Here's a deli [...]

There’s more to pumpkin than carving Jack-O-Lanterns and making pies. See what more pumpkin has in store. Whip up this tasty pumpkin and white bean soup when the weather gets chilly. Made with unsweetened apple juice, pumpkin and pantry staples, it’s also just 140 calories a serving. Makes 6 servings. Pumpkin and white bean soup Ingredients List [...]

Nothing says summer quite like a backyard barbecue. You can cook tons of delicious, healthy meals—everything from chicken breast to roasted veggies—right on your grill! But have you ever tried grilled fruit? Put your peaches and watermelon to good use, and try this sweet grilled dish at your next barbecue. [...]

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