Cooked by TFW: Jackfruit Meatballs

Jackfruit is this massively largefruit native to South India. It’s in the fig family. And, unbeknownst to me, jackfruit has recently revolutionized vegan menus here stateside. You see, what makes it so popular is that many claim it tastes just like pulled pork.

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Cooked by TFW: Breakfast Pinwheels

This week we have another 'treat yourself meal,' which signifies the end of that blissful period in which Tym is not in fight camp. After this, we are out of 'treat yourself' mode and back to fight camp meals (#coachlareuinseverything). - Coach L.A.

This week’s recipe was an accidental fridge-purge,” but here we are… It’s delicious. Even my mistakes are success. You’re welcome!

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Cooked by TFW: Treat Yourself with Victory Cookies

On Friday, July 21, I watch my protégé, my youngest padawan, Devon “The Beast” Butler, knock a dude out in less than 30 seconds. So now I must concede the pre-recipe portion of this week’s post to congratulate my baby brother! So this week, we’re making my top-secret Victory Cookies. And yes, I AM super generous for teaching you all such a coveted treat.

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Cooked by TFW: The Low-Carb Dinner Date

I don’t have a catchy name for this meal, so we’re just going to call it… “The Perfect Low Carb Dinner Date.” What makes it so versatile is that you can substitute the chicken for tofu or another non-meat lean protein to make it for the vegetarian in your life (FUN FACT! I literally just spent 45 minutes googling whether Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard was vegan and the answers are inconclusive… It comes down to the sugar they use and if it is filtered through bone char… So if you use vegan Dijon mustard, this is a great vegan meal. Clarity matters, y’all.) You can substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream, too! VERSATILE!!!!

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Cooked by TFW: The Veggie Spiralizer

SURPRISE! After last week’s stunt… nay… power play, I still have my gig as resident fight camp chef! But – also SURPRISE – I don’t have a recipe this week. What I do have for you is a new, relatively cheap cooking tool to add to your kitchen arsenal: The Veggie Spiralizer. Before I hop into how this thing will revolutionize your life, can we all agree that this is a ridiculous name?

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Cooked by TFW: Bacon Fat Waffles

I thought we should celebrate the start of the best month on the calendar with something a little risqué. I said two months ago in the grocery guide (available here: https://www.tfwmma.com/news/2017/5/10/cooked-by-tfw-grocery-guide) that I’d ask Coach LA about sharing my top-secret bacon fat waffle recipe. Well, I’m here to say…

I totally “forgot” to ask and just submitted this recipe way too close to the posting deadline for Coach LA to say no… MWAHAHAHA!

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Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potato appreciation month continues with Coach L.A.'s favorite summer recipe! This sweet potato salad is always a huge success at potluck events and can be made in advance.

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Cooked by TFW: Puréed Sweet Potatoes

Puréed Sweet Potatoes! Better for you than regular mashed potatoes, more colorful than puréed cauliflower. When I’m done with fight camp - did you know I was in… sorry… - remind me to share my MARBLED mashed potatoes recipe. Until then… here’s my #1 favorite post-workout recovery dish!

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Cooked by TFW: Roasted Sweet Potatoes...with a kick!

We are kicking off Sweet Potato Appreciation Month with a recipe I only recently started making, Roasted Sweet Potatoes… with a bit of a kick. Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of exact measurements (maybe in July, we’ll get that hotly anticipated post about how big a “Handful” is), but for this recipe, I actually attempted to make it while measuring out my seasonings. With that said… live your life. Use this as a guideline, not a rule.

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Cooked by TFW: Stuffed Chicken with Two Sauces

Have I mentioned I’m in fight camp? (this joke will never get old with me… I eat four meals and make three jokes. I’m a seven-trick pony with six fingers on each hoof…) Today’s meal, I’ll show you how I make the chicken in fight camp and give you both my fight camp sauce AND normal life sauce… DISCLAIMER: YOU MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO MAKE MY NORMAL LIFE SAUCE!

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Upcoming Fights!

On June 16, our fellas are back in the cage! Watch Devon "the Beast" Butler, "the Eater of Souls" SixFinger Tym, and Joey "the Kraken" Garcia and support the tribe by grabbing tickets today!

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Cooked by TFW: Fight Camp Chili

By a show of hands, who is ready for some more crockpotting good times?! Summer is right around the corner, unless of course, you live in Denver, and in that case… who really knows what season it is right now… For a lot of folks, summer is too warm for traditional chili. But you and I aren’t a lot of folks and today’s recipe isn’t some regular ol’ traditional chili. 

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