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Preventing and Managing a Diabetic Diet

Diabetic Diet Welcome, December! With all the exciting things going on at the Chef Marshall Group, November just flew by. In case you missed it, November was National Diabetes month. We would be remiss if we didn’t address this important health condition that affects the lives of so many. According to the Centers for Disease […]


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How to Prevent the Holiday Weight Gain

How to Prevent the Typical Five Pound Holiday Weight Gain Do you realize the typical American gains between one to five pounds over the holiday season? While this is not an issue for active people who lose this weight fairly easily once all the festivities subside, many individuals only end up losing a fraction of […]


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Fox 9 Thanksgiving Foods That Won’t Make You Pass Out

Thanks for joining me this morning on finding out some tasty Thanksgiving side dishes that won’t make you pass out on the couch. You can make some simple ingredient substitutions or try some new favorites with just a few subtle changes to your recipes. Try being even more bold and making new traditions with new […]


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Thanksgiving Dishes That Won’t Cause You to Pass Out on the Couch

Thanksgiving side dishes that will not cause you to pass out on the couch after dinner! Think back to last year’s Thanksgiving feast. How did you feel afterward? Maybe like curling up in a ball and taking a nap? It must have been the turkey right? Even though the turkey is often blamed for post-meal […]


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Seasonal Eating

Brrr. That chill in the air can only mean one thing…winter is near, or already here. Winter brings about many changes. A change in wardrobe from fall jackets to heavy winter coats; a change in time (hopefully you are adjusting to the end of daylight savings); and a change in day to day activities with […]


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Blended Seasonal Soup

Savor Delectable Seasonal Vegetables with Hearty Soups Looking for another way to use up those tomatoes and other fall produce from your garden? Autumn is the perfect time to incorporate seasonal vegetables into your diet by preparing a simple pureed vegetable soup. Pureed soups are nutritious, warming and comforting—especially on those cool fall days. They […]


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Thoughts on Halloween Candy

Happy Halloween! Autumn is the favorite season for many of us, and for good reason. With fall comes the beautiful foliage, apple orchards, the return of everything pumpkin, plus one of our favorite holidays—Halloween! Kids especially love Halloween for the costumes, parties and of course, the candy. And while adults enjoy seeing their precious little […]


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A New Look

The “face” of the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group is quite familiar to Twin Citians. A regular guest on Fox 9 Morning News and tireless crusader for smart eating in our schools, child care facilities, city agencies and corporations, he helps develop positive eating habits that will last a lifetime.  You may wonder, how does he […]


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Fall Seasonal Recipes

Thanks for tuning in! Minnesota is a agricultrual state, with a bounty of seasonal products, available year round (yes, even in the winter). There is no better time than the fall, to showcase what makes Minnesota great. Try your local farmers market at this time of year, or better yet, sign up for a CSA next […]


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Chef Marshall Around Town: Helping young teen women with life skills

      I was privileged to be a part of a program called "Ladies First", designed for teen women from ages 13-18. Its purpose was to inspire young women to learn more about career opportunities and hobbies that help build life skills such as awareness of self and society. I helped with activities that […]

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