Cooked by TFW: Turkey Soup for the Eater of Souls

Hey y’all! It’s your neighborhood tantrum-throwing fighting chef, and I’m back to…continue complaining about last week’s Turkey! The thing is haunting me! In last week’s epic post  – where I whined my way through making what many people are calling “the best Turkey they’ve ever tasted in their entire lives” – I foolishly said, “You can boil [the bones] and make a turkey stock for soup.

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Cooked by TFW: The Turkey Saga

Whole turkeys are inexpensive and are a great source of lean protein. But are they worth the effort? The world says yes, Tym says..... Read the saga of the bird, brought to you by the one and only Fight Camp Chef SixFinger Tym.

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Cooked by TFW: Chicken Cauliflower Alfredo

“But Tym, you gorgeous, amazing, bring-you-home-to-meet-the-family stunning man, you… how did you make Alfredo sauce healthy?!” Welp… It’s barely any cheese and mostly Cauliflower! Yo, how dope is Cauliflower? Props to it! You know what? This week, I’m thankful for Cauliflower!

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Cooked By TFW: Alternatives and Substitutes

Coach LA shared some tips with our fighters on how to survive “too much food and booze” season* (I think we’ve discovered this week’s drinking game: Tym comes up with a thousand different names for this “season” we’re in). One of the tips was “Make Healthy Alternatives.” That got me a-thinking… Alternatives.

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How to Throw a Punch

“Most bar fights are won and finished in one punch,” says Mike Jennings, who co-owns Train, Fight, Win of Denver, Colorado, with his badass wife, L.A.

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Cooked by TFW: Dog Treats

We’ve spent a good chunk of this year learning how to eat healthier, but what about the canines in our lives? You know… the ones for whom we’re getting in better shape, so we can take them on longer walks and play in parks without getting winded. So let’s give our four-legged angels some healthy homemade treats, made with love BY US!

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Cooked by TFW: Rice 101

I have a major hole in my cooking repertoire. A hole so glaring, that if I was genetically capable of feeling ashamed, I would right now. But I’ve done my research and today’s post can be a teaching moment for you…

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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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