Happy Cheeseburger Day! The healthy, bunless edition!!

Grass finished ground angus patties cooked medium rare. Topped with raw organic cheddar cheese and organic alligator pears. Organic salad made with spinach leaves and roma tomatoes topped with a balsamic vinaigrette.  😉 🍔

#chesseburgerday #organic #nongmo #healthy #nutrition #dmpfood #dperrilloux #chefboyrd

Happy Cheeseburger Day! The healthy, bunless edition!!

Grass finished ground angus patties cooked medium rare. Topped with raw organic cheddar cheese and organic alligator pears. Organic salad made with spinach leaves and roma tomatoes topped with a balsamic vinaigrette. 😉 🍔

#chesseburgerday #organic #nongmo #healthy #nutrition #dmpfood #dperrilloux #chefboyrd

Acting and Audition coach Amy Jo Berman gave me a great idea to support other film makers by sharing IMDb pages. 

So if you’re in the industry,  type your name in the comnents and I will go and like everyone’s page! And I invite you to do the same.  Cheers!! 😆🎬🎥

#acting #actor #actress #filmmaker #filmproducer #director #screenwriter #imdb #cinema #film #movie #moviestar #sharingiscaring

Acting and Audition coach Amy Jo Berman gave me a great idea to support other film makers by sharing IMDb pages.

So if you’re in the industry, type your name in the comnents and I will go and like everyone’s page! And I invite you to do the same. Cheers!! 😆🎬🎥

#acting #actor #actress #filmmaker #filmproducer #director #screenwriter #imdb #cinema #film #movie #moviestar #sharingiscaring

Golden Beet Borscht

Golden Beet Borscht

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There are many variations of borscht… some have cabbage, some meat, but nearly all have beautiful red beets.

Until now.

Truthfully, I find the deep purplish-red color of traditional borscht absolutely stunning.  In spring and fall though, bright golden beets fill the markets, so I just couldn’t resist some golden beet borscht… something new and different.  Use any potato variety you have… baby reds, baby Dutch, or little purples will do the trick.  Flavored with a heap of fresh dill, this soup is delicious served cold, at room-temp, or hot right out of the pot.


I’ve been hounding my Russian friend Natalia, to share her family recipe with me ever since had me try it…now I can share you with you guys my take on the classic Russian beet soup.

It’s actually a very simple recipe. No frills, just veggies and herbs.   

I love that deep red color, and there’s something pretty about this golden hue, too.  It’s earthy, au natural…

This is a great make-ahead soup… make a batch, refrigerate or freeze it, then bust it out and reheat when you’re ready to use and hungry.  If you take that route, just reserve the fresh dill and toppings for the end… dill’s always better fresh.  Plus, this time of year, it’s easy to find all of these ingredients fresh in the markets.  I love it.  May as well take advantage.

Golden Beet Borscht: The Recipe

Serves 4

The Players

  • 3 cups roughly chopped golden beets
  • 2 cups chopped purple potatoes
  • 1 ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill, divided in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp caraway seed (substitute fennel seed, if preferred)
  • 3 cups chicken broth (from pastured hens)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, plus more as needed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • to garnish: plain Greek yogurt or crème freche, and fresh dill sprigs
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The How-To

Wash and peel the beets (save those greens for another use- they’re delicious and healthy!).

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Roughly chop the beets into large bite-sized pieces. Chop the carrots, potatoes, celery, and onion and finely mince the garlic and dill.

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Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the beets, carrots, potatoes, celery, and onions, along with the salt and pepper. Stir and let cook for about 5 minutes, uncovered. Add the garlic and half of the dill. Cook for 5 minutes more. Add the chicken broth, water, bay leaves, caraway seed, and vinegar to the vegetables.

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Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook the soup for about 30 minutes, until all vegetables are soft.

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Using a potato masher, lightly mash the vegetables until you get the consistency you like (I like it fairly chunky).

Ladle into bowls, dollop crème freche or Greek yogurt over the top, and garnish with fresh dill sprigs.

That’s it… enjoy at room-temp, warm, or chilled!

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To your health,

Darryl Perrilloux

Design & Magic Productions LLC
A Multi-Media Production Company
Fitness, Film, TV, Commercial, Music

Darryl Perrilloux

Owner/President
Mobile: 832-385-4853
Email: contact@dperrilloux.com, perrilloux3@hotmail.com
Web: www.DPerrilloux.com

We’re back for the Fall Edition of Boot-Y Camp Instructor preps team for the Gritty Goddess Obstacle Run.

It was my pleasure to donate my 1st session to The Slam Team from Conroe TX. When they sent me their letter, the team leader indicated that their team was made up of women who have been battered by their spouse, family, or both.

So it was a no brainer for me to donate my services to this beautiful and strong group of women. I hope the tips I gave them (including a month’s worth of workout plans, eating plan, and supplement recommendations) give them not only the tools perform their best at the obstacle run, but to aid in the healing process through becoming healthier through fitness.

I tip my hat off you ladies, it is my pleasure to assist you. You serve as an inspiration to me and all women who have suffered domestic abuse. Stay strong 😃💪💪

#grittygoddess #obstaclerun #bootcampintructor #coach #personaltrainer #fitness #gym #athlete #dperrilloux #dmpfitness #domesticabuseawareness

Today we teamed up with Whole Foods Champions Bakery to do Apple a la mode with NadaMoo Diary Free Ice Cream. There’s nothing more American and healthy like that this Labor Day weekend!  Enjoy!! 😆🍎🍧

#wholefoodsmarket #applepie #alamode #nadamoo #diaryfree #coconutmilk #icecream #organic #fairtrade #vegan  (at Whole Foods Market Champions)

Today we teamed up with Whole Foods Champions Bakery to do Apple a la mode with NadaMoo Diary Free Ice Cream. There’s nothing more American and healthy like that this Labor Day weekend! Enjoy!! 😆🍎🍧

#wholefoodsmarket #applepie #alamode #nadamoo #diaryfree #coconutmilk #icecream #organic #fairtrade #vegan (at Whole Foods Market Champions)

Thai Basil – Coconut Chicken

The flavors of Thai food are sweet and spicy and sour. Pretty much flavor explosion all in one.  All you need is organic apple cider vinegar, raw honey, coconut milk, and a few yummy spices. And then I have this Thai basil from my friend’s garden gifted – she always kind gives me yummy herbs when she has too many.

And so, when wanting one of those Thai-inspired dishes, I enlisted that basil plant, a can of coconut milk, and some good chicken to help me out. Flavor explosion minus the fuss? I’m in.

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Thai Basil – Coconut Chicken

The Players

  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil or lard (from foraged hogs) for frying 
  • 1 lb. chicken, bone and skin removed
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables: bamboo shoots, zucchini, bell peppers, sweet peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 can full-fat BPA-free coconut milk 
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey 
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves, cilantro, and/or lemongrass lightly packed, plus a few extras for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • Jasmine rice to serve

The How-To

  1. In a medium skillet or saucepan heat coconut oil or lard over medium heat. Cut chicken into 1″ pieces and place in hot pan. Sear for a couple of minutes or until golden brown, turn, and sear the other side.
  2. Add cayenne, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and vegetables and stir into chicken. Pour in coconut milk, honey, lime juice, and apple cider vinegar and simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately five minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat, stir in basil leaves, cilantro, and lemongrass, and season with salt to taste.
  3. Serve over Jasmine rice, ladling sauce generously. Enjoy! 

To your health,

Darryl Perrilloux

Design & Magic Productions LLC
A Multi-Media Production Company
Fitness, Film, TV, Commercial, Music

Darryl Perrilloux

Owner/President
Mobile: 832-385-4853
Email: contact@dperrilloux.com, perrilloux3@hotmail.com
Web: www.DPerrilloux.com