Author: Shannon Vavich

Episode 19 – How to Prepare Your Family (and Yourself) for Cold and Flu Season

Episode 19 – How to Prepare Your Family (and Yourself) for Cold and Flu Season

In Episode 19 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast I give you PLATINUM STANDARD tips to go into cold and flu season with all the supplies you need, and more importantly, the mindset you need to get through it and become stronger. Based on over twenty […]

Shredded Chicken with Black Beans, Rice and Roasted Red Peppers

Shredded Chicken with Black Beans, Rice and Roasted Red Peppers

This is a “satellite recipe” to accompany The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken . The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe cooks all day in the crock pot. You can eat it in several ways once it’s done. If you have a large family like mine, you’ll […]

Episode 18: “Unassing Yourself”, Family Leadership, Master Recipes and More

Episode 18: “Unassing Yourself”, Family Leadership, Master Recipes and More

In Episode 18 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk about personal accountably and LEADERSHIP, how to start being a great leader in your own home (it does not require you to threaten or set ultimatums), and how to humbly ask yourself if there is […]

Episode 17 –  Bacon Chicken Podcast Cookalong Recipe

Episode 17 – Bacon Chicken Podcast Cookalong Recipe

A great dinner. Prep time: 30 minutes. Start to finish 1 hour 5 minutes. Serve with steamed rice. Ingredients: 3-5 LBS chicken of your choice (breast, hind quarters or whole cut-up chicken), 1 lb bacon, 2-3 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoons pepper, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, […]

Episode 16 – How Radical Honesty Helped Me Cope with My PCS to Germany

Episode 16 – How Radical Honesty Helped Me Cope with My PCS to Germany

In Episode 16 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast I give you an update on how my transition to Germany went and how practicing “radical honesty” was my key to coming through a very stressful time. I talk about why you don’t need to be at […]

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

One of my “secret weapons” all these years has been my coveted collection of “master recipes”. A master recipe is one singular recipe that serves as the starter or inspiration for many other recipes. In my opinion, a master recipe needs to be a no-brainer. […]

BACON CHICKEN

BACON CHICKEN

Let’s talk about…..BACON CHICKEN. This recipe came about as most of the recipes on this website have; birthed in an agonizing moment of panic of “what’s for dinner, I have no time, who let the cat out and why is there a pile of rocks […]

Episode 15 – How to Care for Yourself During a Military Move

Episode 15 – How to Care for Yourself During a Military Move

In Episode 15 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I give my by best tips on how to care for YOURSELF during a grueling military move. Drawing on 23 years as a Marine Corps Spouse, 3 overseas moves and 14 moves in total, I give you […]

Ginger – Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ginger – Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These wraps are fresh and delicious. A food processor minces chicken breasts, green onions, garlic and ginger. The garnish is a hot and cold mix of sautéed mushrooms, and raw julienned carrot matchsticks, cilantro and finely chopped red onion. Prep time: 30 minutes Serves 4. […]

Honey & Lemon Chicken

Honey & Lemon Chicken

By Shannon Vavich I’m pleasantly surprised this turned out so well. I wrote it on the fly, and much to my delight, it needs no changes. Prep time: approx 40 minutes. Cook time: approx 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Start rice in rice […]

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Today, I had three kids home sick, some leftover chicken in the fridge and a pack of wild rice that needed to be used up.  I was able to whip this up in under an hour.  Biscuits included (although […]

Episode 14 – No Shortcuts!  How to Predator-Proof Your Family

Episode 14 – No Shortcuts! How to Predator-Proof Your Family

In Episode 14 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk about how I strive to be a TRUSTWORTHY and RELIABLE leader in my family. Why? Because only by being trustworthy and reliable, can we talk openly with our children about sexual abuse. As Oprah Winfrey […]

Oreo Buttercream

Oreo Buttercream

Oreo Buttercream by Shannon Vavich 1 lb unsalted butter, room temperaturae 2 lbs powdered sugar Pinch salt 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream About 1/2 pack Oreo cookies, pulverized in food processor, to make 2 cups of crumbs Instructions: Using a heavy duty stand mixer, cream […]

Episode 13 – How to Cultivate a Family Culture of Communication, Respect and Boundaries.  Servant Leadership and Why Your Kids Deserve It.

Episode 13 – How to Cultivate a Family Culture of Communication, Respect and Boundaries. Servant Leadership and Why Your Kids Deserve It.

In Episode 13 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk candidly about the challenges my family has faced in the midst of our military lifestyle, and my tips for overcoming upset, loneliness, resentment, and frustration. I talk pointedly about how it’s up to us military […]

Episode 12:  Meal Planning for Your Greater Mission

Episode 12: Meal Planning for Your Greater Mission

In Episode 12 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, we talk MEAL PLANNING. I answer listener questions and reveal my four-part method of meal planning: Planning, Pacing, Execution and Attitude. I explain how I cooked for my family when all my children were little and what […]

Episode 11:  The Myth of the #tribe, Advice on Self-Care and a Recipe for Chicken & Leek Meatballs

Episode 11: The Myth of the #tribe, Advice on Self-Care and a Recipe for Chicken & Leek Meatballs

In Episode 11 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I answer a listener’s question about dealing with the negative reactions of others after you decide to change your life for the better. I lay out my 3-part method for SIMPLE and GENUINE self care, we talk […]

Episode 10 – How to Leverage Your Limitation into An Asset

Episode 10 – How to Leverage Your Limitation into An Asset

In Episode 10 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast I give you my three-part formula on how to leverage your limitation into a personal ASSET. I share my story on how, after repeated injuries, I taught myself how to lap swim when I was 21, and […]

Episode 9  – Empowerment, Recovering From a Setback, Curating Quality Female Friendships, and More

Episode 9 – Empowerment, Recovering From a Setback, Curating Quality Female Friendships, and More

About female friendships: “Pick the women who empower you”. In Episode 9 of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I talk about EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT. How to empower yourself, how to empower others, and how to spot disempowerment, and how to shut it down. I give my […]

Episode 8 – Making Your Home Business Work

Episode 8 – Making Your Home Business Work

In Episode eight of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, I give you the truthy-truth about HOME BUSINESSES and how my new mentorship program can help you achieve your goals. I’ve owned small businesses for 22 years, and I’ve learned how to adapt and overcome the greatest […]

Episode 7: A Chat with Lydia Bradbury, part 2 of 2

Episode 7: A Chat with Lydia Bradbury, part 2 of 2

In episode seven of The Flying Kitchen Podcast, Shannon and Lydia continue their talk from Shannon’s “compound” in Kentucky.   Lydia describes the unique experience of traveling Europe and the Mediterranean with her three young sons while her husband was deployed.  She explains how they […]