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Chef Aida Mollenkamp Dishes Up a Biggest Loser Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday to navigate on a diet but not if you’re a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. This year, cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp will prepare a healthy Thanksgiving feast for the trainers and past season contestants on The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?

Mollenkamp, a chef, television personality and food writer, has a holistic approach to cooking delicious dishes for her friends and family. Following graduation from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, she moved to Europe, where she trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Since then, Mollenkamp has worked at several restaurants and hotels in the United States, from the California Pizza Kitchen to Hotel Bel-Air, in Los Angeles, California.

In addition to her experience in the hospitality industry, Mollenkamp has been an editor for CHOW Magazine, a host on Food Network and Cooking Channel and is writing a cookbook due out in Fall 2012. No matter what she is doing though, one thing is for sure: she’s usually thinking about food. On the Cooking Channel’s foodCrafters, Mollenkamp leaves the kitchen to discover the best handmade foods from around the nation.

Whether she’s cooking a feast for national television or an intimate dinner for friends and family, Mollenkamp has a holistic approach to cooking wholesome, healthy foods with fresh, sustainable ingredients.

As a former ballet dancer, Mollenkamp is always conscious not only about calories and fat, but vitamin, minerals and dietary restrictions, such as dairy allergies. You won’t catch her sneaking beets into a chocolate cake recipe or swapping cauliflower for mashed potatoes – Mollenkamp believes in delicious vegetables that speak for themselves.

With a cooking style that is fresh, creative and unique, Mollenkamp values recipes that are fresh, reliable, and healthy.

You can recreate all of the dishes Mollenkamp is preparing for the healthy Thanksgiving dinner being served on The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? on Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm EST. Try them all, appetizer through dessert!

Aida Mollenkamp’s Thanksgiving Recipes for Biggest Loser

Sweet Potato and Toasted Sage Dip served with Roasted Beet Chips

Spinach Salad with Pears and Pomegranate

Herb-Orange Turkey Breast served with Roasted Pear Gravy

Orange Cranberry Relish

Crispy Onion-Green Bean-Mushroom Casserole

Roasted Candied Sweet Potatoes Casserole

Mashed White Beans and Cauliflower with Leeks

Whole Grain Stuffing with Apples and Toasted Walnuts

Pumpkin Pie Custard with Spiced Streusel and Whipped Cream

November 15th, 2011

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