Humble is the best way to describe Bobby Deen, son of Food Network superstar Paula Deen. Forever grateful to his mother for introducing him to a career in the food industry, he's proud to be paving his own way these days, with his popular Cooking Channel show "Not My Mama's Meals" and the release of his first solo cookbook, "From Mama's Table to Mine" (Ballantine Books, ).
"When Scripps gave me the opportunity to have my own show on the Cooking Channel I jumped into it with both feet.
Nobody is perfect, and I believe everybody falls some place in the middle.Deen's relationship with actress Katy Mixon has been well publicized, but that has taken a twist."Katy (of "Mike and Molly" sitcom fame) and I were in a relationship for several years, and she is a wonderful woman, but when she moved to Los Angeles we had to make a really hard decision to end that relationship. It's still hurtful to this day, but I have met a wonderful, beautiful young lady who is a triathlete and wellness expert.She is not famous, and that's somewhat of a relief to me because I'm protective of those I love, and when you're in the public eye that can be hard to do," he said.It's a travel day, but when I get to the hotel I'll find time to exercise," he said. Old-fashioned meatloaf Yield 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground turkey Â¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs (from 2 slices light whole-wheat bread) Â½ cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onions 1/3 cup grated carrot Â¼ cup 1 percent milk Â¼ cup tomato sauce 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Â¾ teaspoon salt Â¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon yellow mustard DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2 To make meat loaf, combine turkey, bread crumbs, onion, carrot, milk, tomato sauce, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in large bowl.
3 Mound mixture onto prepared baking sheet, patting into loaf shape with your hands.However, during his day-to-day life what he eats is reflective of what's in his cookbook ?Southern classic comfort food that weighs in at 350 calories or less.And just so you recognize his honesty, he readily admits to not having worked out the morning of this interview."I'm headed to New York today to start my book tour.Not only do I want to take care of this family business that we have built together, but I need to take care of myself." He started an exercise regimen, connected with personal trainer and very close friend Sam Carter, took personal interest in learning how to prepare flavorful foods with less fat and sodium, and got himself in shape. I am mindful of that, but that doesn't mean that if Mama calls and offers to feed me peach cobbler, fried chicken and sweet tea that I will turn it down.