Chili Blanco

I love this chili any time of the year. I typically use ground turkey for this recipe; but, you could use 3 to 4 cups of diced, leftover Thanksgiving turkey as well. If you use leftover Thanksgiving turkey, simply cook the celery and onion in the oil. Add your already-cooked turkey with all of the other ingredients before simmering.

1 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped onion (~1 large sweet onion)

4 cups of chicken broth or bone broth
2 cans (16-19 oz each) small white beans (Great Northern work well)
2 cups seeded and diced fresh Roma tomatoes…Read More »

Ratatouille Recipe


As many of you already know, eating the Fat-Burning Machine way is delicious and satisfying! In this post is a recipe from one of our original Fat-Burning Machines, Linda Kennedy.


Ratatouille Recipe

1/2 onion, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

½ teaspoon olive oil

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

2 14.5-ounce cans stewed tomatoes

½ cup water

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 small eggplant, trimmed and very thinly sliced

1 zucchini, trimmed and very thinly sliced

1 yellow squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced

1 red pepper, sliced into thin rings

1 yellow pepper, sliced into thin rings

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon each fresh basil and thyme leaves, or to taste


¾ pound turkey sausage, browned…Read More »

 A Savory Chili Recipe that is Friendly for Fat-Burning Machines




1.5 pounds top sirloin steak – cut into ½ cubes

2 cans (1 large, 28-ounce can and 1 small 14.5-ounce can) stewed tomatoes

2 cans (8 ounces each) of unsweetened tomato sauce

1 cup sliced carrot

1 medium onion, chopped

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon garlic

1 tablespoon ancho chili pepper

¼ cup minced fresh parsley

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon black pepper


Brown the beef in a skillet. Then transfer it to a 5-quart slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low heat for 9 to 10 hours, stirring occasionally.

Can top with a small amount of…Read More »

Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Mushrooms


I like making a big quantity of healthy food. This allows for easy leftovers during the week or I can freeze food portions for a later time. This weekend I made a big pan of coconut curry chicken thighs with peppers and mushrooms.


8 chicken thighs

1 each red, yellow and orange bell peppers deseeded, deveined and sliced lengthways

16 ounces sliced mushrooms

1 can (13.5 ounces) of full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon of coconut oil made for medium-high heat (or butter)

1 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons curry powder

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons minced garlic


Preheat the oven to 375…Read More »

Try a Fat-Burning Machine® Breakfast  


Can’t decide if the Fat-Burning Machine plan is right for you? How about just getting started? Try Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast options for three days and let me know what you think.

To begin, I suggest eating one of the three breakfast options listed in the chart. The main course is shown in the first column and each option for the main course is in the same row. For example, Option 1 is 2 whole eggs with 1/4 cup of fresh veggies. You have the choice in Option 1 to add 1/2 avocado and a slice of whole wheat toast if you’d…Read More »

No-Noodle Spicy Zucchini Lasagna


You don’t need pasta to make lasagna taste great. Enjoy the flavor of spicy (or mild Italian sausage) in this no-noodle lasagna recipe filled with cheese and vegetables. The bake will produce a rich vegetable broth that can be spooned over each serving.


3 – 4 large zucchini

1 tablespoon salt

1 pound hot Italian sausage

1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1  green or red bell pepper, diced

1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced

1 onion, diced

24 oz. jar of organic tomato sauce

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 egg

1 (15 ounce) container of whole fat ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons chopped parsley (fresh is best)

1 (16 ounce) package…Read More »

10 Super Bowl Items that are Fat-Burning Machine Friendly


You don’t have to suffer from tasteless snacks on Super Bowl Sunday if you are a Fat-Burning Machine. There are plenty of savory choices that are low in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

Here are 10 ideas:


  • Baked Country Pork Ribs (You can use spare ribs or baby back ribs as well, just cook them at 250 degrees for 3 to 4 hours, depending on the thickness of the ribs.)
  • Gale’s Pork and Poultry Rub
  • Blistered Shishito Peppers
  • Bacon-Wrapped Drumsticks
  • Hummus Shooters – Fill shot glasses half-full with the hummus of your choice. Stand slivered vegetables (celery, carrots,…Read More »
  • 8 Drink Options, Other than Plain Water


    When people are making a change to healthier, Fat-Burning Machine habits, the first thing to go is sugary drinks of any kind. People ask, “I get tired of drinking plain water – what are my drink options?” Great question. Below are eight tasty options.


  • A slice of lemon and/or lime in water gives it a different flavor.
  • Putting lemons or limes in water overnight adds a richer flavor than just a slice of lemon in the water you plan to drink immediately.
  • Meyers Lemons aren’t quite as bitter as regular lemons, they are a good choice when they are in…Read More »
  • Correction: More than 20 Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast Options


    I received a great question about a post I made last week titled “12 Fat-Burning Machine Breakfast Options.” Liz asked:

    Q.  Hey Gale! I can see 12 breakfast options if I stay within each row choice. My question is, can I mix and match the “Added Fat” and “Added Carbohydrate” options across rows? In other words, can I choose main course Option 1 (two whole eggs with toppings listed) and stir-fry those in real butter with a side of quinoa? Or can I have Option 3 with a slice of whole wheat toast (rather than fruit or granola?)

    If that is…Read More »