All posts by Brandon Cress

Herbed Turkey Burger

Bunless Herbed Turkey Burgers

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We love the grill for most any meal. And, for a slight twist on the standard, we like to mix it up by making turkey burgers.

Ground turkey is a great source of lean protein. And we keep this meal gluten-free and low-carb by foregoing a bun — replacing it with a nice Bibb lettuce “wrap.”

When paired with tomato, onion, pickle, avocado, and whatever-else-you-prefer, these turkey burgers are a delicious alternative to beef (which you’ll never hear us complain about, either).…

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Low-Carb Shrimp Creole

Low-Carb Shrimp Creole

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This is classic Louisiana. And we should know — straight out of Livingston Parish, TGK Founder Amber Lewis’ dad was our original taste tester for this dish. He, unsurprisingly, lent a five-star rating.

We use shrimp recommended by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, which monitors overfishing and natural habitats to make recommendations based on quality and quantity of individual species.…

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Vietnamese Pork Meatballs with Stir Fry Veggies

Vietnamese Pork Meatballs with Stir Fry Veggies

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Bún Chả is a Vietnamese dish comprised of grilled pork and noodles. The dish is believed to have originated in Hanoi in the late 1950s. It is typically served with grilled fatty pork over a plate of rice noodles and herbs, then paired with dipping sauce(s).

The dish has grown in popularity outside of Hanoi and further outside of the country of Vietnam, taking on alternate characteristics of each respective region.…

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Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry with Vegetable Noodles

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Few dishes satisfy all of the senses like a green curry. The aromas of the sauteed ginger, garlic, and curry paste are a treat to inhale. Add that to the silky coconut milk, hearty chicken, fragrant basil, and tart lime, and you get a delicious meal that is visually stunning.

But, best of all, this Thai green curry is surprisingly easy to prepare.…

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Easy Waldorf Chicken Salad

Easy Waldorf Chicken Salad

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Created in 1896 by the dining room manager at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the Waldorf chicken salad is an American culinary icon. Here we offer a Whole Life Challenge twist on this classic dish. This Waldorf chicken salad can be served solo or on top of a bed of lettuce for some extra crunch. If you make a batch or two ahead of time, it also makes for an easy-to-pack lunch.…

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Delicious Autumn Ragout

Delicious Autumn Ragout

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Is your main dish looking sad and lonely? Are you dreading another side of steamed broccoli?

Ragout (no, not the pasta sauce) is a slow-cooked French-style stew that can be made with meat or just vegetables. You can eat it on its own or pair it with your favorite main dish.

This autumn-themed ragout uses fall and winter vegetables to create a side that’s incredibly delicious and satisfying on cold days and nights.…

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