Cooked by TFW: Sheet Pan Dinners

Hi y'all, Coach L.A. here, filling in for Tym while he prepares for his fight this weekend (did you know he is in Fight Camp?).

Today I am not sharing a specific recipe, but rather a formula. When one works all day, then puts in three to four hours at the gym each evening, it can be trying to cook quick, healthy meals and still get in bed by 10:00pm. So Coach Mike and I have a basic formula that helps us eat well every evening. I call them Sheet Pan Dinners.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

There is an unfortunate stigma around mental health. Folks are often accused of being “weak” or “faking for attention.” I am aware at the gym, I am viewed as a leader. I am the self-proclaimed “Face that Runs the Place” and “Champ who Runs Fight Camp,” after all. I hope my experience working through my own depression let’s folks know that you aren’t alone, I believe you, you matter, and you deserve a healthy brain.

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Cooked by TFW: Fight Camp Ice Cream

SURPRISE! Today’s recipe is an ice cream we can all enjoy. Me, a strappingly handsome, still young man in his prime yet brutally dangerous and feared mauler in the cage currently in the middle of fight camp – DID YOU KNOW I WAS IN FIGHT CAMP?! THE TRIFECTA!!!!!!! Kiss your loved ones; it’s the end of da

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Cooked by TFW: Sloppy Jack Sweet Potatoes

Today’s meal is called “Sloppy Jack” Sweet Potatoes… I spent AN ENTIRE MONTH (there is so much allcaps going on in this post; please know it’s because I’m so pumped to share it with y’all) researching how to make this from absolute scratch. Do you know how many BBQ and Sloppy Joe recipes have Ketchup in it? We don’t do Ketchup here.

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Cooked by TFW: Avo-COD-o Tahini

Today, I’m going to show you how to make a complete meal! Not just a meal, but one of my Fight Camp – DID YOU KNOW I WAS IN FIGHT CAMP?! (Drink) – staple dinners. Today, I’m going to show you Avocado Tahini over a Pan-Seared Cod Fillet, with Garlic Tahini Roasted Veggies as a side! So I guess this week’s recipe is… Avo-COD-o Tahini!

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Cooked by TFW: Hummus

This week’s recipe is one of the top three requested dishes at the gym, Hummus. I made a batch a few months ago and gave some of it to a few folks and they’ve been chasing me for it ever since. Depending on the depths of your patience and commitment level to the hummus, this could be an all day event, or it could take you about 5 minutes. As always, follow your heart, but you know how to win mine… the long way.

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Congratulations Breigh and Richard!

On Saturday, September 2nd, Breigh and Richard competed in their first Muay Thai fights as part of the 5280 Muay Thai event. Both of them completed six-week fight camps and as a result, dominated in the ring. Congratulations to both of our fighters - Our Tribe is STRONG!

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Cooked by TFW: Tahini

Tahini is such a great ingredient in other meals, I’m going to show you how to make it today just so we can use it the next THREE meals I share with y’all.

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Cooked by TFW: Fight Camp Omelet

As I said earlier, I’m measuring out EVERYTHING these days… y’all… I measured how much a pinch of salt was the other day. For the bigger stuff, I’ve been using a digital kitchen scale. Remember that one time, I told you all to get a bunch of kitchen equipment?

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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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