Baked, Bone-In Pork Chops

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  Print Baked, Bone-In Pork Chops The forgotten meat? Not in this house! Pork gets such a bad rap, yet it is one of the easiest and healthiest proteins around! Plus, it is really easy on the ‘ol grocery budget. Three, large, 1″ thick bone-in pork chops, all natural, I might add, cost me $5.85. That’s $ 1.95 for two …

GodSource™ Foods 101: Full IS NOT Fueled

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“For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving. 1 Timothy 4:4. …Ahhh…the feeling of Thanksgiving.  We all know that feeling.  Too full to breathe or do anything else but find a place to nap or slouch in a comfortable chair and watch the game.  We even continue to eat way …

The beautiful collage with the Golden Bear's glove and other memorabilia!

Helping Hands Charity of the Month: Jack Nicklaus

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I LOVE golf! We grew up in my family on the golf course, so to speak.  We went to the country club with my grandfather, watched it on television, and followed my older brother around Texas while he played in junior tournaments.  These are some of my favorite life memories!  Heck, I still have the original golf clubs my grandfather, …

Cabbage! It looks like a brain, but tastes much better!

Godsource 101™ – It May Look Like a Brain…

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But it tastes a heck of a lot better! Cabbage!  Cut a head of cabbage in half and see just how much it resembles a picture of your brain!  God shows us what foods to eat for different parts of our bodies, and the cabbage is a perfect example of what I am talking about!  Cabbage is one of our oldest …

Dragon Fruit is a fighter!

Godsource 101™ – Dragon Fruit

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No fire breathing from this crazy looking fruit, but it will crank up the heat on your metabolism.  Dragon Fruit is a power packed ball of goodness in so many areas of health.  This exotic super-fruit not only helps speed up your metabolism with the proteins that it offers, but it is also a delicious tropical superstar when it comes to lowering …

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Sautéed Cabbage

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  Print Sautéed Cabbage Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 10 mins   Here is another superfood to need to add to your grocery list! Cabbage is a gift from God for our brains. And boy…is it loaded with all we need to keep the ‘ol thinker…thinking! Course: Side Dish Cuisine: American Servings: 1 Ingredients 1 …

Brainiac Salad!

Brainiac Salad

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  Print Brainiac Salad Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 10 mins   Want to keep your focus and help improve your brain health? Then here’s your salad! Course: Main Course Cuisine: American Servings: 2 people Ingredients 2 TBS Newman’s Own Olive Oil & Vinegar Dressing 2 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped …

Keep your mind strong with brain foods!

Godsource Foods™ 101: Foods for FOCUS!!!

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Keepin’ the Mind Sharp! Olive oil, salmon, avocado, dark chocolate, walnuts, blueberries, water, broccoli, celery, eggs and spinach.  Turmeric, oatmeal, rosemary…and the lists just keeps going.  What do you immediately notice about all these foods and spices? First of all, they are ALL Godsource Foods™!  And what is a Godsource Food™, you may ask?  Godsource Foods™ are foods that were …

Organic Grilled Chicken Taco

Organic Grilled Chicken Taco with Green Pepper & Black Beans

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  Print Organic Grilled Chicken Taco with Green Pepper & Black Beans Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Resting Time 5 mins Total Time 25 mins   This is a good one! Use organic yellow corn taco shells or the blue corn taco shells. Either one works…just make sure the package says organic! Why, you ask? Because we …

Turkish Figs

Godsource Foods™ 101: Not Just a Cookie~Figs!

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Turkish Figs, to be exact! The health benefits of this ancient fruit are unbelievable! Dating back to biblical times, figs were served to kings and peasants alike. The ficus tree is where you will find these amazing fruits and they originate from the Middle East and parts of Asia. Full of much needed vitamins and minerals that our bodies need …

Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Power-Packed Veggies~Sauteed Zucchini & Yellow Squash

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  Print Power Packed Veggies~Sauteed Zucchini & Yellow Squash Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 3 mins Resting Time 2 mins Total Time 8 mins   This is one of those old, family favorites that never disappoints! In my top ten vegetable list~squash! Loaded with Omega-3’s that are great for your heart, Zinc, which is good for eye health, and …

Strawberries

Godsource Foods™ 101: The SuperBerry (aka, the Strawberry)

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Low on the glycemic index — so diabetics, this is your go-to fruit — a known cancer bully, and found on page 28 of my awesome new book, One Bite At A Time~Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity and Other Ailments, (available everyday at www.chefcathyzeis.com and at Amazon), this super-duper berry is one you must keep in your food …

Weight-loss Wrap

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Print Weight-Loss Wrap Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins   It does not get any simpler, or healthier than this. Ingredients 1 Flatout with flaxseed (or a whole wheat tortilla) 1 cup Fresh, baby spinach 1/2 cup Broccoli coleslaw or slices of red cabbage and carrots 3 slices Red onion (thin) 1 TBS Newman’s Own Olive Oil & …

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Helpings Hands for March: The Bush Center

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As we crawl our way into spring, I wanted to remind everyone about our Helping Hands page. This month’s charity of choice for my company is The Bush Center. We support this great organization because of the amazing work they do for our wounded warriors. The annual Warrior Open Golf Tournament that takes place each May is just one example. …

Scrambled Breakfast~ The Weight Loss Trifecta

Scrambled Breakfast~ The Weight Loss Trifecta

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  Print Scrambled Breakfast~ The Weight Loss Trifecta Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 3 mins Resting Time 2 mins Total Time 8 mins   I know how hard it is to get the weight off and keep it off. Ever think that it can fall off with just getting out of bed? BREAK…FAST…it is EXACTLY that! Breaking the fast …

School breakfast

What are we feeding our kids?

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I don’t know about the lunches that are served in the schools from where you’re located, but the ones I know up close and personal here in my area are eye opening, to say the least.  Do I wish the food was like what I was served way back when, when our grandmothers and their friends led the kitchens?  You …

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna

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Print Yellowfin Tuna Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 12 mins Resting time 5 mins Total Time 17 mins   Excellent for your heart, brain, thyroid, furtility and weight loss champ! This wild caught wonder isn’t in a can and will soon be the only way you eat tuna from this day on! Course: Main Course Cuisine: American Servings: 1 …

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GodSource Foods™ 101: A Mineral Similar to Arsenic Is Actually Good For You

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Why we need something with similarities to arsenic to stay healthy.  What?  Yep…that’s correct.  With the symbol Se on the periodic table, this nonmetal, chemical element is a major player in our health.  Any guesses?  The atomic number of 34 might help.  No?  Not to worry, I wasn’t the best at chemistry either, but it is important to understand that selenium …

Tuna Salad

Wild Caught Tuna Salad

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Print Wild Caught Tuna Salad Prep Time 15 mins Resting Time 5 mins Total Time 15 mins   This is an amazing way to serve tuna. Your heart will applaud you…your waistline will thank you…and your family will request this over and over again. Great for a lite lunch and perfect with fruit or soup. This is Godsource Foods at …

Salmon

Heart Healthy Salmon

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Print Heart Healthy Salmon Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins   From my awesome new book, One Bite at a Time~Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity and Other Ailments…page 34.Wild caught only, please! This is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that your heart will love! Course: Main Course Servings: 1 …

Shrimp & Veggie Pasta Salad

Shrimp & Veggie Pasta Salad

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Print Shrimp & Veggie Pasta Salad Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 20 mins   A great lunch, dinner or side! Perfect with a warm asparagus soup! Course: Salad Cuisine: American Servings: 4 people Ingredients 12 26/30 count Wild caught shrimp, cooked, deveined, tails on 1 12 oz box Veggie pasta, twisted elbow or rotini 1 …

Roasted Chicken, Asparagus, & Tomato

Roasted Chicken, Asparagus, and Tomato

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  Print Roasted Chicken, Asparagus & Tomato Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 1 hr   Loaded with protein, vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients, this dish will please any cardiologist! But what about the bad rap that using bottled sauces is not good for us? I’m glad you asked! First of all, not all sauces are the …

Turkey Wrap

Turkey Wrap

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Print Turkey Wrap Prep Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins   I created this for one if very first clients years ago and it has been a healthy go-to for anyone wanting to stay in the health lane. Dietz & Watson deli foods are always gluten free, antibiotic free, and always roasted to perfection! This is MY deli meat …

Beef slider

Grass-fed Beef & Cheese Sliders

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  Print Grass-fed Beef Sliders Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins   Here’s a fun and healthy way to get some great protein in those you love! Perfect when the kiddos have friends over or for an easy afternoon snack when your athlete is beyond hungry! Course: Appetizer, Main Course Cuisine: American Servings: 8 …

Meatloaf Florentine

Meatloaf Florentine

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Print Meatloaf Florentine Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 1 hr   From my amazing book, One Bite at a Time~Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity and Other Ailments…page 147Blow someone’s mind with this recipe you will use over and over and over again. This is one of my most requested recipes, …

Sweet Potato with Cottage Cheese & Dill

Sweet Potato with Cottage Cheese & Dill

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Print Stuffed Sweet Potato Prep Time 3 mins Cook Time 7 mins Total Time 10 mins   Three ingredients creates one powerful meal! Heart Healthy…Full of potassium, an important electrolyte that helps regulate your heartbeat Cancer Fighter…Rich in beta-carotene that may reduce the risk of developing certain cancersIBS Friendly…Loaded with fiber and easy to digestHelps in weight loss…Low calorie content, …

The Tomato

Godsource Foods™ 101: The Tomato

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Tee Up the Tomato! Keepin’ the ‘ol ticker in excellent working order needs to be a priority for all of us these days. According to the AHA (American Heart Association) “cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 woman’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds.” WOW! Heart disease is also the number cause of death in …

Simply Sauteed Mushrooms

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  Print Sauteèd Mushrooms Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 3 mins Total Time 8 mins   Mushrooms are one of the best side dishes you can serve with steak, chicken, and pork. With so many varieties of to choose from, you can please just about any taste bud that gathers at your table. ~Enjoy! Course: Side Dish Servings: 2 …

Godsource Foods™ 101: The Egg Comes First

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Eggs…one of God’s great foods! The poor egg got a bad scramble a few years back when it came to nutritional labels. Cholesterol is high in eggs but in today’s health guidelines, dietary cholesterol isn’t as big a deal anymore in healthy people, according to the U.S government guidelines that were revised in 2015. Full of lutein, a powerful nutrient …

Avocado, asparagus, tomatoes & more

Chef Cathy’s Words of Wisdom on Healthy Done Right

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I am very excited about this platform that my Lord has provided me to not only enlighten you about the food trends in the eating world, but hopefully, will guide you to being more creative in your own kitchen, as well as, helping you become more food savvy about eating healthy!   Throughout the website, I will share with you recipes that I …

Chef Cathy’s Healthy Guacamole

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  Print Chef Cathy’s Healthy Guacamole Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 15 mins   Warrior against cancer and perfect for the IBS sufferer!I created this recipe for one of my IBS clients, wanting a different snack option that wouldn’t upset your tummy. This is still one of her very favorite go-to’s. Also, one of my …

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Godsource™ 101: Helping Those with IBS

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From my awesome new book, One Bite at a Time…Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity and Other Ailments As you look at the meal plan below, you may be wondering why I put these foods together? When you suffer from IBS, it is important to eat in “couples,” so to speak. Eating some protein like a …

Godsource Foods™ 101: It’s Good to be Full of Mush!

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Mushrooms…some of my most favorite foods in the world! With a huge variety to choose from and the wonderful health benefits, it is truly hard to go wrong when choosing this amazing food! Did you know that penicillin is extracted from the mold of mushrooms? Putting that information into play, it just makes sense that mushrooms help in keeping us …

Egg Salad a la Pimento

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  Print Egg Salad a la Pimento Prep Time 25 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 40 mins   A great recipe for athletes because of the protein.  It is also wonderful for patients struggling with IBS. Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack Cuisine: American Servings: 2 Ingredients 6 large Eggs 1 4 oz jar Pimentos 6 large …

Avocado, tomato & Olive Salad

Avocado, Tomato, & Black Olive Salad

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  Print Avocado, Tomato & Black Olive Salad Prep Time 5 mins   From my awesome new book, One Bite at a Time…Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity, and Other Ailments! page 141.The good fat in the olive oil, found in this gem, protects the function of the digestive system making it easier for foods to …

Pumpkin

Godsource Foods™ 101: The Great Pumpkin

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Creating a healthier digestive system IBS…what a pain in the…well, you know! And, it is a true problem for so many people in this country. Irritable bowl syndrome is one of the most frustrating problems I come across when working with those humbled by chronic diseases. As an all natural chef, it is important for me to understand the passions …

Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie

Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie

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Print Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie Great for those who suffer from IBS and other digestion problems! Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack Ingredients 1 medium Banana 1/2 cup Pureed pumpkin (Libby’s 100% Pumpkin in a can is perfect to use!) 1 cup 1 cup Silk Almond-Coconut Milk 2 tsp Ground Ginger Instructions Peel the banana and place into a blender. Add all other …

Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie

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  Print Healthy Peanut Butter Smoothie Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks Ingredients 1 cup Triple berry blend (frozen strawberries, raspberries & blackberries) 1 scoop Chocolate Whey protein (1 scoop = about 2 TBS) 2 cups Coconut Vanilla Silk 1 TBS Low-sodium JIF peanut butter 1 8 oz cup Oikos Zero Triple Berry Yogurt 1 medium Banana, peeled Instructions Before beginning, take …

New Book to Change the Way America Eats (Press Release)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   January 02, 2018   NEW BOOK TO CHANGE THE WAY AMERICA EATS The book that will change the way America eats arrives with the new year! One Bite at a Time…Everyday Meal Plans for Fighting Cancer, Heart Disease, IBS, Obesity and Other Ailments, by award-winning Chef Cathy Zeis, is now available at Amazon! Working with those …

Beef Stew

Beef Stew a la Comfort

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Print Beef Stew a la Comfort Course: Main Course Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 lb Grass fed beef, cubed about 1/2″ thick 1 cup Baby carrots, peeled 1 large Idaho potato, cubed about 1/4″ thick 1/4 cup White onion, diced 1 14.5 oz can Petite Diced tomatoes (Red Gold is my favorite brand) 3 cups All-natural beef broth 2 cups water …

New and Exciting Additions to ChefCathyZeis.com

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Happy Wednesday, and Merry Christmas to all! We’ve been BUSY. There have been a lot of site updates and new content, and I didn’t want you to miss anything.  Yes, that’s me hard at work on updating recipes to make them site-ready. New Recipes Our goal is to continue to add to our free recipe library pretty regularly.  Just recently, …

All-natural Chicken Broth

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  Print All-Natural Chicken Broth This is a must in every kitchen! Course: Soup Ingredients 4 All-natural chicken thighs, bone-in (skin removed) 4 cups Water 1 tsp Dried basil 1 tsp Gralic powder Instructions In a large pot over high heat, bring water and spices to a boil. Add chicken and lower heat to medium boil. Cook for 15 minutes …

Protein-Packed Pinto Beans

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Print Protein-Packed Pinto Beans Cook Time 3 hrs Total Time 3 hrs   These beans are full of fiber! Course: Side Dish Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 16 oz package Dried pinto beans 4 cups Water 2 cups All-natural chicken broth 2 TBS Ground cumin 1 TBS Garlic powder 1 TBS Chili powder 2 tsp Cayenne pepper* 1 tsp Sea Salt …

Godsource Foods™ 101: Nice Melons!

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Godsource Foods™ 101: Cruciferous Veggies

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Godsource Foods™ 101: Grapes

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Eat Like The Rainbow

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Print Eat LIke The Rainbow Course: Side Dish Ingredients 1 Medium fresh bunch of asparagus (washed; cut the asparagus 3/4″ down past tips onto the stalk to use) Juice of 1/4 of a fresh lemon 1/4 cup Red bell pepper, cubed about 1/4″ thick 1 cup Fresh pineapple, cubed about 1/4″ thick 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp …

Asparagus Soup

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  Print Asparagus Soup Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins   Perfect for those suffering from an upset tummy due to chemo or just feeling yucky from treatments. Also good for aching joints. Perfect heart healthy snack!Shed those pounds with this vitamin packed mid-afternoon snack.Gut health hero with this recipe! Course: Soup Ingredients 4 …

Artichoke Dip

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Print Artichoke Dip Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins   The easiest, greatest dip you will ever eat! Course: Appetizer, Side Dish Cuisine: American Ingredients 1 cup Mayonnaise 1 cup Diced green chilies 1 cup Grated parmesan cheese 2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese Instructions In a small bowl, mix the mayo, green chilies, artichoke …

Breakfast Hash

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Print Breakfast Hash Course: Breakfast Ingredients 4 cups Shredded potatoes (I like to mix sweet potatoes with Idaho potatoes) 4 Large Eggs 1 cup Heavy whipping cream Lactose free works, too! 1 lb Mild pork sausage All-natural and nitrate free, please! 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese 1 small White onion chopped 1 medium Tomato chopped 1 16 oz jar …