Introducing: Healthy Cooking Chef Chris McClendon

Healthy Cooking Chef Chris McClendon

BIO: A native Detroiter, Chef Chris is passionate about healthy cooking, healthy eating, and all around healthy living. He recently re-united with Chef Loving at Triumph Church to develop the Culinary Ministry and build awareness of proper diet and healthy lifestyles in the African American community.
Chef Chris first discovered his passion for food at the age of 19, when he and his Father opened a small catering company called, “Mac’s All Star Catering”. Chef Chris continued to hone his craft by studying Culinary Arts at Schoolcraft College, graduating ‘05. While cooking for several Detroit area restaurants, he first met his mentor Chef Shawn Loving who has both influenced his cooking style and inspired his philosophy of food. Under Chef Loving’s tutelage, Chef Chris gained opportunities to cook for numerous esteemed athletes and entertainers. Chef Chris is creator of “Global Chef”, a multi layered service that offers personal chef services for the elderly or disabled individuals, and private cooking classes, among many other amenities. Chef Chris is also co-author of a Cookbook, and creator/co-writer of “The Craft”, a screenplay.

Enjoy this healthy recipe from Chef Chris:

Everything Tomato Soup

Making Tomato soup is much easier then it may seem, all you need is a little time, a blender and a imagination, So lets start by asking yourself what do I have a taste for, Spicy, Mellow, Sweet, then what ingredients do I need in my diet. So for example, if I’m in the mood for something spicy but also have a taste for chicken I would do something like this…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

4 Cups Chicken Stock or Broth
3 Cups Chopped Chicken of Any Kind (left overs preferably)
1 Bay Leaf
1 Minced Red or White Onion
1 Tsp Butter
1 Pinch of Cumin
1 Pinch of Chili Powder
1 Pinch of Salt
1 Tsp of Garlic
1 Diced Jalapeño w/ seeds
2 Cups of Tomato Puree
1 Cup of Diced Tomatoes
2 Handfuls of whatever vegetable you like or need ( Corn, Green Beans, Black Beans, Chick Peas, etc……

How to make it:

Take diced Onions, Jalapeño, Garlic and sweet butter on low flame till translucent, and dry spices (except bay leaf) and toast spices with onions and garlic, add broth or stock w/ tomatoes and puree and simmer for 10 min, then blend tomato soup base, after blended add vegetables and bay-leaf w/ Chicken and let simmer for 20 min.

Enjoy!

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