Indoor Herb Garden

We’re heading into April, and the Spring sunshine is beginning to peek through Kansas City, welcoming the opportunity to grill, host your guests outdoors and add some color to your cooking with herb gardens, backyard veggie patches and pitchers of flavored lemonade. I say, bring it on! This week I’d like to spruce up your…
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GangstaLean: Balancing Diet & Fitness

  In honor of March Madness, I’d like to dedicate this week’s blog to the athletes in my GangstaLean audience, or anyone looking to improve diet while balancing a better fitness routine. You don’t have to be a pro athlete to eat like one, it just takes a little time to commit to the basics…
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Michelle Obama’s Healthy Food Agenda

Would you believe me if I told you that it took a Chicago-based pediatrician to tell Michelle Obama that her daughters’ diets and nutritional intake were off balance? According to their family doctor, and there needed to be a serious change in her grocery trips and cooking style if she was going to have a…
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Not Your Mama’s Collard Greens

  This award-winning dish, Not Your Mama’s Collard Greens will have your taste buds jumping with anticipation from the moment you see the bright, bold colors of this collard green wrap. The infusion of fresh collard green leaves with the earthiness of roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed red peppers and chicken that has been draped in…
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Baked Crab Legs

A few years ago while shopping for crab legs at my local grocery store I discovered exactly what I was missing. Up until that point not only had I never eaten baked crab legs but, I had never heard of anyone cooking crab legs in the oven. The crab legs pictured in this video are…
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GangstaLean – Veggie Burger

Shortly before the launch of the Gangsta Goodies Kitchen blogsite, the website designer asked a question that neither of us had given any thought to. She asked, “How do you want to label and/or divide your recipes up to make it easier for people to access the recipes on your blogsite?”  For weeks we tried…
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Gangsta: Re-Invented

From the beginning of our journey many people have asked the question, “Why the name Gangsta Goodies Kitchen?” We heard everything from, “Ya’ll ain’t Gangstas to the name is too thuggish and you’re only going to be able to reach thugs & gangbangers with that name.” Naturally, we gave the name a lot of thought…
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