Chef Kathryn loves to make this summer spread or appetizer for her guests. So healthy you have to try it!

Avocado Tomato Spread

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time11 mins
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium Ripe Avocados I used the Dark Black Avocados
  • 4 Small firm Roma tomatoes diced them
  • 1/4 cup white onion diced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped fine
  • 1 small Jalapeno Pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 medium Green Bell Pepper seeded and chopped into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium Yellow Bell Pepper seeded and chopped into thin strips
  • 1/2 medium Orange Bell Pepper seeded and chopped into thin strips

Instructions

  • Cut your avocados, then put into bowl and mash them, add all chopped ingredients, leave a few red pepper strips to decorate after mixing all ingredients together then decorate the top with red strips. Refrigerate for at least an hour or two before serving with crackers or other vegetables.

Enjoy this short video where Kathryn prepares her summer salad. It is tasty, low in calories and so healthy you will love it!

Watermelon Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Prep Time6 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Seedless Watermelon slice in thin triangles
  • 10 medium fresh strawberries slice thin
  • 1 regular English cucumber slice thin
  • 2 Tbsl Fresh Lime Juice or Gin
  • 3 leaves Fresh Mint Leaves divide leaves

Instructions

  • Cut watermelon into triangles, about 12 or 13 then arrange watermelon triangles on a round plate, cut cucumbers an arrange cucumbers on top of watermelon then slice strawberries an add strawberries on top of cucumbers slices, spread the lime juice on top and decorate with mint leaves.

Kathryn makes a fast Jalapeno, cream cheese, and bacon appetizer.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeno Peppers stuffed with Cream Cheese and Wrapped with Bacon and then Broiled. Great Appetizer!!! Try it you will love it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 6 Medium Jalapeno Peppers Cut in half
  • 1 8 oz Package Block Philadelphia cream cheese Softened
  • 6 Strips bacon Stringy Bacon

Instructions

  • Use plastic gloves when working with Jalapeno Peppers Cut Jalapeno Peppers in Half (long ways) Clean all the seeds out of the peppers then take your cream cheese put in bowl and mash it. Then scoop up cream cheese with your hand and put it in the Jalapeno pepper to fill it completely. Then take the strip of bacon and wrap completely around the pepper put into pan and broil until bacon is browned.

Rev. Andrew Umberg, a regular guest chef joins Chef Kathryn Raaker to make a delicious Asian Summer Feast! First, they prepare the marinade for the grilled Asian chicken. Next, they prepare an Asian stir fry with rice. Lastly, they prepare a refreshing Ambrosia to finish off the meal. Enjoy

Grilled Asian Chicken

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 hrs 12 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Meats
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1/3 1/3 cup 1/3 cup olive oil extra vigin
  • 1/3 1/3 cup low-salt soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic, minced optional
  • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 Chicken Breast Boneless and Skinless

Instructions

  • Add all liquid and dry ingredients and put in medium size bowl that is preferably round with deep well and blend with a spatula until all ingredients are mixed well. Slice the Chicken Breasts in three pieces length wise. Add to marinate refrigerate at least 8 hours. Then Grill until Chicken is done.

Asian Stir Fry

Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Foods
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Bell Green Bell Pepper Slice into 1/4 inch Strips
  • 1 Bell red bell pepper Slice into 1/4 inch Strips
  • 1 Bell Yellow Bell Pepper Slice into 1/4 inch Strips
  • 1 white onion Julianne
  • 1 Whole Green Cabbage Chop into Strips
  • 4 carrots Peel and slice carrots on diagonal in small pieces
  • 2 Bunches Brocolli Cut the tops of Broccoli florets into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Ginger or Ginger paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Molasses
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped garlic*
  • 1/4 cup of water

Instructions

  • Prepare vegetables by cutting them or Julianne them, heat wok and pour oil and heat until hot them add garlic and ginger paste then gradually add vegetables do not overcook. Add Molasses and water. Serve with Rice

Ambrosia Salad

Prep Time8 mins
Total Time2 hrs 8 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cans 15 oz canned mandarin oranges rinsed
  • 2 20 Oz Canned Water Based Chunk Pineapple or use half of fresh Pineapple cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup Toasted Coconut
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Light Cool Whipped Topping
  • 12 Maraschino Cherries

Instructions

  • Drain the Pineapple and save some of the juice, drain the Mandarin oranges, Use large mixing bowl add Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges add the almond extract, and juice reserved from pineapple, add mini marshmallows, mix well then add coconut and Whipped topping. Decorate with Maraschino Cherries Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve in dessert dishes.

A great Summer Salsa that has fresh garden ingredients a lovely treat for your guests.

Corn Salsa

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup red onion diced
  • 3/4 cup red peppers
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes quartered
  • 1 14.5 oz can Black Beans
  • 1 14.5 oz Pegged Corn
  • 3 Tablespoons Italian Dressing

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients in a salad Bowl add Dressing and Mix and Serve

Kathryn creates a fast Healthy Summer Salad in this quick video. 

Kathryn's Tomato, Cucumber, and Basil Salad.

A healthy, refreshing summer salad with fresh garden vegetables. Yummy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6-8 firm Roma tomatoes cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 Cucumber diced
  • 2/3 bunch italian parsley chopped
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Italian Dressing
  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese chopped

Instructions

  • Mix salad ingredients in a bowl
  • Mix Italian Dressing with salad, toss and serve

Kathryn loves international cuisines and in this show, enjoys preparing Filipino delights with her friend and fellow chef, Marie Dunaway. Enjoy these episodes where they prepare Green Mango Salsa, Green Mango shakes, Beef bone marrow soup (Bulalo), and lastly, Buko Pandan.

Green Mango Salsa

Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 green mangoes peeled and cut spears or diced. (1 per person)
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 bunch scallions sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1-3 tsp shrimp paste (bagoong) sauteed (This is optional. Available in most Asian stores.)
  • Few cilantro leaves (Garnish)

Instructions

  • Toss all the dry ingredients together EXCEPT the cilantro (Save). Next, drizzle with the liquid ingredients. Arrange on a platter with the shrimp paste on the side and garnish with cilantro

Notes

Recipes by Marie A. Dunaway

GREEN MANGO SHAKE

Course: Beverage
Servings: 1 serviing

Ingredients

  • 1 green or yellow mangoes sliced or diced
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk (can substitute regular milk or yogurt)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • Put mangos into a blender. Add chilled evaporated milk, ice, and choice of sweetener. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipes by Marie A. Dunaway

BULALO (beef bone marrow soup)

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Philippine
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 beef bones (or oxtail bone marrow) cut to expose marrow
  • 1 lb beef shank with meat
  • 1 Vidalia or white onion Quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 corn cobs cut into 2 inches
  • 1 pear squash (chayote) peeled and cubed
  • 1 bunch bok choy (baby or normal) separated
  • 1 Napa cabbage cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (patis)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  • 1. Boil bone marrow bones and beef shank in a pressure cooker for about 1-1/2 hours or less with a pressure cooker (until the meat is tender and bone marrow is no longer red) 2. Skim off the scum as it floats toward the top. Carefully take out the bones and meat with a wide strainer spoon. 3. Strain the broth for a clearer soup base. Some would discard the broth and start over with fresh water and add beef flavoring. Combine the strained broth with the bones and beef in a deep skillet and add onion, garlic, and peppercorns. 4. Bring back to a boil and skim off excess fat as it accumulates, however, leave some for the flavor. 5. Reduce heat to low. Add corn cobs and chayote. Simmer until corn is done and chayote is tender. 6. Add salt/pepper/fish sauce to taste. 7. Add the bok choy and napa cabbage last to keep it bright green but cooked enough for serving. 8. Serve over hot rice.

Notes

Recipes by Marie A. Dunaway

BUKO PANDAN

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Philippine
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1/2 cup buko strips or coconut gel (nata de coco)
  • 7 oz condensed milk
  • 8 oz table cream
  • 3 oz powdered gelatin
  • 1-1/4 cup coconut juice
  • 6 drops pandan flavor
  • 1/2 cup tapioca pearls cooked
  • Vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • 1. Dissolve gelatin powder in coconut juice. Add pandan flavoring and stir. 2. Heat saucepan and boil mixture, stirring continuously. 3. Transfer to a mold and chill in fridge till firm. 4. Combine condensed milk, table cream, tapioca pearls, and coconut gel/strips and mix well. 5. Thicken in the fridge. 6. Slice up gel into cubes then toss with cream mixture. 7. Serve in dessert cups/bowls and top each with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy on a hot summer's day!

Notes

Recipes by Marie A. Dunaway

The Chef You and I show with host Kathryn Raaker as she welcomes two young chefs, Anabelle and Ady. They share their favorite recipes: Omelet Muffins, Spinach Balls, Strawberry Muffins, Kale chips and Berry Crisp with ice cream.

Omelet Muffins

Ingredients

  • 12 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • choice toppings: Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • Feta cheese crumbled
  • spinach
  • bacon cooked, drained
  • Mushrooms Sliced/chopped
  • Green onions sliced
  • Sweet Peppers finely chopped
  • Sundried Tomatoes drained, julienned
  • etc.

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°
  • 2. Beat eggs in bowl
  • 3. Add milk
  • 4. Grease muffin tin
  • 5. Pour eggs in to muffin tin (about ¾ full)
  • 6. Add ingredients of your choice
  • 7. Bake for 20 minutes

Spinach Balls

Ingredients

  • 10 oz package spinach Fresh (chop in Food processor)
  • 2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated or shredded
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 small green onion finely chopped
  • 4 Eggs lightly beaten
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, mix spinach, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, butter, green onion, eggs, salt and pepper.
  • 3. Shape the balls into 1 inch balls.
  • 4. Arrange balls in a single layer on large baking sheet.
  • 5. Bake in the preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.

Kale Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Kale
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Seasonings of choice

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°
  • 2. Rinse and dry kale
  • 3. Remove from the ribs and cut into small pieces
  • 4. Place kale in a large mixing bowl and add olive oil.
  • 5. Add seasoning of choice (salt, rosemary, garlic)
  • 6. Toss
  • 7. Spread kale on baking sheet
  • 8. Bake 20 minutes until crispy

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 large Eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups canola or coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries sliced and slightly mashed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine eggs and oil. Stir strawberries into egg mixture. Blend in flour mixture until thoroughly combined, but do not over beat. Spoon into greased muffin tins until nearly full. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes then reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Easy Berry Crisp

Ingredients

  • 6-7 cups of your choice of berries
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 c rolled oats
  • 1 stick butter cut into pieces, at room temperature, 1/2 c

Instructions

Main

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°
  • 2. Combine berries, white sugar and vanilla, spread in the bottom of a 9” pie plate or 9x9 baking dish.
  • 6. Sprinkle Topping (Below) evenly over the berries,
  • 7. bake at 375° Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and berries are bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.

Topping

  • 4. Mix brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and oats together.
  • 5. Using a fork (or pastry blender) cur butter into dry mixtures until well combined.

Kathryn Raaker and her Guest, Jamya prepare some kid-friendly recipes. Kathryn and Jamya prepare a wonderfully moist chocolate cake with white homemade icing with miniature chocolate chips. Jayma also prepared her favorite chicken quesadillas. Kathryn shared her homemade salsa to top it off.

Jamya Chocolate Chip Cake & Cream Cheese Icing

Course: Dessert

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Super Moist Cake
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Icing

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 oz Cool Whip
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 cup miniature Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Bake in 13x9 pan for 30 to 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean – Let cool for at least 45 minutes then spread with cream cheese frosting and serve.
  • Soften 8 oz of cream cheese in a bowl then add cool whip and confectionary sugar and mix medium speed until blended well and fluffy then ice a cool cake. Sprinkle Chocolate Chips over entire cake.
  • Mix on medium speed or beat vigorously by hand 2 minutes pour into greased Pan

KR-Salsa

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 14.5 oz can Petite Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 2 tablespoons Jalapeno Peppers chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped fine
  • 3 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro Fresh, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl stir and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or more. Make the night before for better flavor Serve with Quesadillas

Jamya Chicken Quesadillas

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cooked Chicken Chopped (Rotisserie or baked)
  • 4 Soft Taco’s
  • 8 oz bag Mexican Blended Cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 Tomatoes Chopped fine
  • 1 can Jalapeno chopped
  • 1 jar Salsa (Kathryn’s Homemade Salsa Recipe)

Instructions

  • Warm the Soft Taco’s – in frying pan or Quesadilla Maker Put soft taco’s in pan or Quesadilla Maker Place Cheese on top of taco and add chopped chicken Heat until cheese is melted and serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

In this episode, Kathryn prepares recipes from chef and nutritionist, Clark Bartrum. Explore these male-friendly meals with Kathryn.

Clark Bartram’s Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef (80-85)
  • 1 16 oz can Kidney Beans
  • 1 cup white button mushrooms
  • 1 16 oz can Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 14.5 oz can organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1 24 oz jar organic tomato puree
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • garlic to taste (typically, 2-4 cloves, finely minced)
  • pinch Salt

Instructions

  • Sauté ground beef until it is brown. Place meat into big pot and add all other ingredients. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30-45 minutes.

Notes

Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram TestMaxMeals.com

Clark Bartram’s Ginger Beef with Jasmine Rice

Ingredients

Homemade Asian Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp Sugar-free brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar

Beef Skillet

  • 4 10 oz packages snow peas
  • 4 Tbsp EV olive oil
  • 2 10 oz packages white button mushrooms sliced thin
  • 7 thinly sliced cuts of beef (sirloin steak strips flank steak)
  • 2 1/2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 5 cups organic water

Instructions

Rice

  • Make the rice. In a large stove top pot, add 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Cover pot to keep steam inside, 25-35 minutes. Rice will be firm but tender. Fluff the rice

Asian Sauce

  • Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Set aside.

Beef Skillet

  • Heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Add thinly sliced mushrooms and snow peas. Cook them on high heat, turning occasionally, until browned. Salt midway. Remove these veggies to a bowl. To the same skillet, on high heat, add 2 more tbsp. of olive oil. Add thinly sliced meat. (NOTE: Do this in 2 batches, to enable each slice of meat to touch the bottom of the skillet and for meat slices not to be crowded.) Cook meat on one side until it browns. Turn over all meat slices to the opposite side, and cook more, on high heat, until all slices brown. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine about 1 minute. Turn off heat and add snow peas and mushrooms - and let sit under a lid for 10-15 minutes before storing.

Notes

Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram

Clark Bartram’s Blackened Fish Taco Salad

Ingredients

  • 7 tilapia filets or other white fish filet
  • 1 15.25 oz can organic corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 15 oz can kidney or black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 12 oz bags shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1 10 oz bag shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 4 avocados sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro Chopped

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the 7 tilapia fillets onto a pan. Be careful not to crowd the pan. Combine spices in a small dish. Sprinkle seasonings over tilapia fillets, season with salt and pepper. Place the fish into the oven for 25 minutes. Poke fish with a fork to see if it’s white and flaky. It might need 5 more minutes. Remove the fish from the oven and sprinkle with lime zest, then place filets aside in large glass dish. Heat a large skillet to medium high with a drizzle of olive oil, corn, red onion and red bell pepper. Sear for 1-2 minutes without stirring. Stir and cook another few minutes until vegetables are tender and caramelized. Add drained and rinsed black beans and heat for 1 minute.

Notes

Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram

Clark Bartram’s Meatloaf

Course: Main Dish

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1 pinch coarse sea salt
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 12 oz bags fresh green beans
  • 3 lbs grass-fed organic ground beef 20% fat
  • 2 free-range or cage free eggs beaten
  • 1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs (omit dairy & gluten for 90 days to build testosterone)
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • garlic salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375º. Melt the butter in a large stove-top skillet. Add the red onion and garlic into the skillet and sweat the mixture until translucent. Place the remaining ingredients and onion mixture into a bowl and mix with your hands. Oil a meatloaf pan (5 x 9” loaf pan) with olive oil and press the mixture into a pan. Cook for 40 minutes. While the meatloaf is cooking grab a large stove top wok and place on the stovetop at medium heat. Add olive oil to base of the wok and then add beans. Stir the beans occasionally until they’ve turned golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Check the meatloaf with a meat thermometer to see if it has reached 160º. Once the temperature is reached, remove the meatloaf and slice.

Notes

Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram