• 8 Brain Boosting Foods

    February 15, 2018Food

    Many people take into consideration what they eat so that it reflects how they look. While it’s true that what you put in your body certainly shows in your looks, truth is there is a lot more to it than just your appearance. What you put in your body is an extremely important factor for your brain and becomes even more crucial as you get older. Eating the right foods can help with memory loss, diseases, and simply the ability for your brain to function to its best ability, including its ability to understand and process new information. So while we all want to look good, we want our brain to as well! Luckily there are a variety of foods that help boost our brain…

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  • Apple Pecan & Feta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    February 5, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches the Felix family how to make a Apple Pecan & Feta Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette on Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes of Laila’s! Be sure to purchase her NEW Best Selling cookbook Food For Life, which is available at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Cook Time: N/A Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4   Ingredients- Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing: 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 5 large strawberries, hulled and sliced (can substitute with defrosted frozen strawberries) ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Add more salt…

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  • North-African Inspired Chickpea Bowl- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    February 5, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches the Felix family how to make a North-African inspired Chickpea Bowl on Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes of Laila’s! Be sure to purchase her NEW Best Selling cookbook Food For Life, which is available at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Cook Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 15-20 minutes Serves: 4   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick (optional) 1½ teaspoons ground coriander 1½ teaspoons ground cumin ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 2 cups…

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  • Your New Go-To Healthy Side Dish Recipes

    February 1, 2018Food

    Are you bored or tired of your usual side dishes? Well step aside, French fries; it’s time to bring in the good stuff! We’re bringing you delicious side dish recipes that will compliment any entree. Plus, did we mention that they’re healthy? Whether you’re looking to impress the in-laws with a fancy meal or are just trying to please the kids, you are sure to find a new go-to healthy side dish that you can add to your repertoire. Roasted Potatoes with Crunchy Onions A post shared by I'm Karen! (@thefoodcharlatan) on Oct 29, 2016 at 9:44am PDT This 3-ingredient dish is so simple and fast to make and is everyone-friendly. Made with baby red potatoes, olive oil and onion soup mix, this side is…

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  • Healthy Substitutes to Fulfill Your Cravings

    January 29, 2018Food

    When that craving hits, all you want to do is feed it…literally. Unfortunately for the average person, cravings involve eating or drinking something that isn’t as healthy as we’d like. Ice cream, chocolate cake, potato chips, the list goes on with unhealthy (but oh so delicious) snacks that you just need to get your hands on. But before you fall victim to the unruly cravings monster, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you fulfill that craving without taking the unhealthy route. Read along to see what healthy substitutes you can have when that craving hits. French Fries French fries has to be at the top of our list because who doesn’t crave an order of fries every once in awhile? But…

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  • Stewed Chicken & Gravy- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    January 28, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches the Crockett family how to make Stewed Chicken & Gravy on Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW Best Selling cookbook Food For Life, which is available at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 60-80 Minutes Difficulty: Intermediate   Ingredients for Spice Rub: 2 tablespoons onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper Spice Rub Steps: In a small bowl, whisk together all the spice rub ingredients   Ingredients for Super-Sassy Seasoning: 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons celery seed 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2…

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  • Caribbean Beans And Rice- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    January 28, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches the Crockett family how to make Caribbean Beans and Rice on Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW Best Selling cookbook Food For Life, which is available at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: 2 cups Basmati rice 13.5 oz can (1¾ cups) coconut milk 15.5 oz can red kidney beans, rinse and drained 2 ¼ cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ medium yellow onion, diced 1 sprig fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons seasoned salt (or sea salt) ¼ teaspoon black pepper   Steps: 1. Rinse and the…

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  • Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    January 22, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches the Cole family how to make Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole on Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 8-10 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Difficulty: Easy Ingredients for the filling: 3-4 large sweet potatoes ½ cup light coconut milk ½ cup maple syrup ¼ cup coconut oil, in liquid form 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp fine sea salt 2 eggs   Ingredients for the topping:   1½ cup chopped pecans 1½ cup almond flour ½ cup brown sugar ½ tsp vanilla ¼ cup of butter ½…

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  • Garlic And Rosemary Seared Lamb Rib Chops- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    January 21, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches the Cole family how to make Garlic and Rosemary Seared Lamb Rib Chops on Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4 Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Difficulty: Intermediate   Ingredients: 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp minced garlic 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary 1tsp sea salt, plus more to taste ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste 12 lamb rib chops ½ cup basic bone broth plus more if needed 12 ounces of green beans, trimmed and cut into ½” pieces 2 tsp fresh lemon juice…

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  • Gouchujang Guacamole- As Seen On Home Made Simple

    January 14, 2018Food

    Home Chef, Laila Ali teaches The Ayers family how to make Gouchujang Guacamole on Episode 7 of Home Made Simple on OWN!   This is just one of many recipes that can be found in Laila’s NEW cookbook Food For Life, which is available for pre-sale at Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/BNFoodForLife   Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes   Ingredients:  4 medium avocados 1 small tomato, chopped ½ small red onion, minced 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste), or to taste, or ½ jalapeño minced ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus more to taste Steps: 1. Slice the avocados lengthwise around the pit and carefully remove the pit 2. Scoop out…

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