Clearing The Rail
By Jill Marie Denton
One chef's journey to wellness and personal improvement, one day at a time. Recipes, tips, interviews and guidance for those walking the same grueling path of being and looking better.
S3 Episode 20: Natural "Cures" - Real or Rubbish?
Can you believe the hype? Do real "cures" exist? Which are worth your cash? Let's get clearin'! Learn more about CTR here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail or reach out! email@example.com
December 04, 2022
S3, Episode 19: Nov 2022 Recipes
Today I'm featuring 2 of my favorites: a quick and simple risotto and a peanut butter cake worthy of a bake-off. Enjoy and keep cooking! Learn more about The Rail here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
November 27, 2022
S3, Episode 18: Chef Tips for Holiday Time
Today's all about planning ahead and not undoing all your successes during the most tempting time of the year. I want you to enjoy your holidays as much as your friends and family! Learn more about The Rail here: www.jillmariedenton.com/ clearingtherail
November 20, 2022
S3, Episode 17: Compassion Fatigue
So tired of caring for others, so tired of putting yourself last, and so tired of being in am endless loop? Learn about compassion fatigue, plus coping mechanisms and a wish for humanity today on CTR. More about The Rail here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
November 13, 2022
S3, Episode 16: Getting Away
A break is just as important as the work. Make sure to take time away even when you don't think you need it! Learn more about The Rail here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
November 06, 2022
S3, Episode 15: Oct 2022 Recipes
It's my favorite month of the year. Here are 2 quick recipes for your Halloween evening, so you can avoid the drive-thru this year! Learn more about CTR: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
October 30, 2022
S3, Episode 14: Indulgences with Intention
It's beneficial to reward yourself for those little wins. Be sure to do it mindfully, with intention, and the right way! Learn more about CTR here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
October 23, 2022
S3, Episode 13: Q&A Pt. 2
Another round of Q&A with me! Thanks for sending in your questions, and feel free to ask me anything! firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16, 2022
S3, Episode 12: Little Wins
Celebrating little wins along the way keeps the end goal in sight. Don't lose track of the progress being made everyday. Learn more here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
October 09, 2022
S3, Episode 11: Glass Houses
Social media is a minefield. Are those words opinions or expertise? Who's worth listening to when ad revenue is on the line? Learn more about CTR here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
October 02, 2022
S3, Episode 10: Sept 2022 Recipes
Let the fall flavors invade your kitchen! This squash soup warms the soul, and pumpkin spice meringues are a sweet treat that only taste indulgent. Learn more about the chef's rail here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
September 25, 2022
S3, Episode 9: Chef's Tips for Saving Money
Groceries and eating out, let this chef show you how to eat great and make every penny count! Learn more about the chef here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
September 18, 2022
S3, Episode 8: Doing It Anyway
Reason vs reckoning. The two collide at a singular spot, "doing it anyway." And if your rail needs clearing, it needs to get done! Learn more about CTR: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
September 11, 2022
S3, Episode 7: Discussing the Uncomfortable
Gross, icky, uncomfortable. I'm not holding back on any of the yucky side effects of CTR. Learn more about my journey here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
September 04, 2022
S3, Episode 6: Aug 2022 Recipes
The last of the summer harvest is here and I'm telling you how to make a simple and delicious sauce and a killer salad with your selections! Learn more about CTR here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
August 28, 2022
S3, Episode 5: The Good Kind of Pain
Not all pain is bad. Some can be quite... exhilarating. Learn more at www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
August 21, 2022
Season 3, Episode 4: Love It/Hate It pt. 2: Food Journaling
Second installment of LI/HI is all about accountability in the form of a food journal. If you're honest and ready to commit, it'll change you in big ways! More on CTR here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
August 14, 2022
Season 3, Episode 3: Being the Bellwether
Going first isn't easy but it's important to move forward. Gather your courage and get moving! More on CTR here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
August 07, 2022
Season 3, BONUS Episode: The Swap Quandary
Choose this thing, not that thing. You've heard it before, right? Not a good idea. Buckle up for my most controversial topic yet! www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
August 02, 2022
Season 3, Episode 2: July 2022 Recipes
First recipe set of season three is two buddies you can serve to your family or friends this summer. Enjoy Greek Chicken and incredible roasted broccoli before grilling season ends! www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail
July 31, 2022
Season 3, Episode 1: Go Ahead, Ask!
Here's the first of [hopefully] many episodes of Q&A with me. You asked, I answered! Ask me questions here: www.jillmariedenton.com/clearingtherail or email email@example.com.
July 24, 2022
S2 Finale; Episode 21: May 2022 Recipes
May 2022 brings season 2 to a close. Today, we're making a mayo-free take-along slaw, ribs for a crowd and a strawberry dessert people will fight over. Enjoy, and see you back for season 3! Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
May 29, 2022
S2 Episode 20: Your Perception vs. People's Perception of You
Appearances. Perceptions. Assumptions. We all make them and are subject to then. If perfection's your yardstick, you'll always come up short. See what I did there? ;) Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
May 22, 2022
S2 Episode 19: Burn.Out.
.Food service is notorious for burnout, as are so many industries. You've probably felt it or are feeling it now. Take a deep breath and reorient. Yes, you can do this! Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com.
May 15, 2022
S2, Episode 18: Paying For The Unknown
Diet and self-improvement influencers and companies will always tell you their product is perfect for you. Shelling out cash on their word alone? Why? Get in touch www.jillmariedenton.com
May 08, 2022
S2, Episode 17: Bounce Back Dieting
A new phrase to describe an old routine, one I'm convinced simply doesn't work. You're a different person, with a different life. Stop bouncing back! Get in touch www.jillmariedenton.com
May 01, 2022
S2, Episode 16: April 2022 Recipes
Mom [or another special person in your life] DESERVES Pineapple Cheesecake French Toast! And if they don't want that, they'll probably want Waffle-Crusted Fried Chicken. You'll get both Mom Day recipes here. Get in touch www.jillmariedenton.com
April 24, 2022
S2, Episode 15: Love It|Hate It, vol 1: Exercise
First of many LI|HI to come so let's start with the big baddy of feeling better, exercise. Why it sucks, why it's great and how to make it happen, from the ground up. BEGINNERS WELCOME! Get in touch www.jillmariedenton.com
April 17, 2022
S2, Episode 14: Chef's Guide to Travel Eating
Eating is [more than] half the fun of vacations for me, but there are major pitfalls! Here are a few of mine and tips on how to not completely undo all your rail-clearing while you're world-hopping. Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
April 10, 2022
S2, Episode 13: Changing Your World vs. Changing The World
Getting too big for your britches? It's easy to do. Narrow your scope, understand your role and enjoy life a lot more! Get in touch www.jillmariedenton.com
April 03, 2022
S2 Episode 12: March 2022 Recipes
March's recipes bring back the FRESH! Spring will spring at some point, so keep these salad, skewers and fruit-filled dessert recipes handy! Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
March 27, 2022
S2 Episode 11: Humor [Laugh An Hour A Week?]
Bill Phillips says to laugh an hour a week. Should you set a timer? Let's tackle laughter and its effect on mindset, health and wellness. Find something to laugh at this week. Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
March 20, 2022
S2 Episode 10: Chef's Tips for Eating Out
Chef advice for your wallet, waistline and peace of mind. Let's talk sanitation red flags, making better decisions despite the menu, and understanding food service workers. Finally, Chef talk! Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
March 13, 2022
S2 Episode 9: Things I Wish I'd Never Heard
The biggest soul-baring episode so far! It never gets easier. Today, it's all about the cutting words that live in your soul [and on your rail] for far too long as they're heard. Maybe you said it, or maybe someone else did. Either way, it's time to dissect and digest those words. Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com
March 06, 2022
S2 Episode 8: February 2022 Recipes
It's all about cold weather comfort this month! Chicken chili, twice baked sweet potatoes and air fryer donuts are awaiting you. Stay warm, you legends! [Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com]
February 27, 2022
S2 Episode 7: Saying No & No-No Words
A twofer! First, saying "no" means confronting guilt, fear and potential conflict, but it's the key to cementing better habits. Second, let's discuss the words and phrases that hold you back and why banishing them from your vocabulary will set you free! [Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com]
February 20, 2022
S2 Episode 6: Addictions and Lifestyle
Those everyday addictions are costing you valuable progress! Getting in your own way and acknowledging those destructive habits clears the rail, one ticket at a time! [Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com]
February 13, 2022
S2 Episode 5: Whole30 Review
Another go-round of Whole30 is complete and this was the toughest one yet! From sugar withdrawal to balancing life and eating better, this episode covers it all! [Get in touch! www.jillmariedenton.com]
February 06, 2022
Season 2, Episode 4: January 2022 Recipes
Recipe time! A trio of better-for-you and new-to-you options that are resolutions-ready. Enjoy overnight oats [sweet or savory], shrimp paella from your rice cooker, and make-ahead tiramisu.
January 30, 2022
Season 2, Episode 3: Reinforcing Better Behavior
How to create, establish and cement better behaviors. It's a gradual process but it's really possible!
January 23, 2022
Season 2, Episode 2: Reviewing The Rail
Let's recap. What's Clearing The Rail, anyway? Whether you're a cook or not let's review The Rail and why clearing it is life's work.
January 16, 2022
Season 2, Episode 1: Taking A Break
Welcome back to The Rail! Season 2 opens with an important lesson - the benefits of taking a break. I work myself to death - you shouldn't!
January 09, 2022
Episode 23: SEASON FINALE Dec 2021 Recipes
Season finale for Season 1 of CTR. It's time for some incredibly easy and truly cheat-worthy recipes to end your year on a high note. We've got honey orange breakfast biscuits and kicked-up Cordon Bleu this week. See you all in January for Season 2!
December 26, 2021
Episode 22: Self-Worth in a Selfish World
This is a tough topic for me but I'm pulling off the Band-Aid. The world expects a lot. You deserve better. There's a middle ground. Let's talk self-worth in a world that beats people down all too often.
December 19, 2021
Episode 21: Realistic Goal Setting
GOALS, and not the kind you make to yourself knowing you'll never get there. Real. Feasible. Achievable. GOALS. They MATTER. And MATTER is an acronym, so let's get started!
December 12, 2021
Episode 20: One Day at a Time
When it comes to being better, it's not little sprints - it's a marathon. Trite as it sounds, you do better each day, just by being aware of where you were the day before. Let's talk about how to get past yesterday, enjoy today and set yourself up for success tomorrow.
December 05, 2021
Episode 19: Nov 2021 Recipes
It's W30 recipe time! It's all about real food, so that's what's on the menu. A new twist on a fresh breakfast, a chili recipe to die for, and some tips on how to snack your way to success.
November 28, 2021
Episode 18: Interview with a W30 Success Story
Believe me, if she and I can do it, you can, too! Meet a real W30 success story and hear about her struggles, her experiences and the long-lasting effects she's enjoyed since completing the month-long program almost a year ago!
November 21, 2021
Episode 17: My Successes [and struggles] With W30
It wasn't all sunshine and roses, guys. The rules are strict but the results can be incredible. Mine were. Have a listen 😘
November 14, 2021
Episode 16: Intro to Whole30
I talk a lot about W30 in the book, and it's a lot to take in. Let's talk rules and procedure first. Take a deep breath. It's not impossible and it just might CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
November 07, 2021
Episode 15: Oct 2021 Recipes
Oh, thank the heavens, fall's finally here in the Northeast. I won't get to give you more recipes before Thanksgiving so let's get those in! Spiked apple cider, the perfect turkey and pumpkin mousse are on the menu today!
October 31, 2021
Episode 14: The Mental Game
A-ha moments. Taking pride in your work. It's not about being selfish. It's about being the best you can be and taking yourself seriously. Serve yourself first!
October 24, 2021
Episode 13: The Problem with Wellness
Oxford's definition of wellness doesn't really say much, so let's discuss and uncover what wellness really means, in real terms and for real life. [And yes, you can hear me snapping my fingers along with my intro 🙂 I love this tune!]
October 17, 2021
S1 Episode 12: The Neverending Rail
The battle never really ends because goals keep a-coming! How to navigate as life's road gets bumpy and how to emotionally deal with all sorts of setbacks- that's on today's episode!
October 10, 2021
S1 Episode 11: We > Me - A Community
This one's all about community, about how we're stronger as a team, and how sharing your vulnerability, as well as your strengths, sets you free.
October 03, 2021
S1 Episode 10: Sept 2021 Recipes
This month, we're all low-carb! Let's go breakfast to dessert with French Toast, a pizza substitute made with zucchini, and a chocolate cake for afterward. Really!
September 26, 2021
S1 Episode 9 [Bonus episode]: Hunger
We're all hungry, some of us all the time. Is it really hunger? Let's talk about hunger, hydration and getting in your own way sometimes.
September 22, 2021
S1 Episode 8: Truth and Consequences
Quit lying, liar face! 😆 Let's talk about those little delusional lies you tell yourself, the ones that hold you back and make progress feel so far away. And I'll admit some lies I've told, too!
September 19, 2021
S1 Episode 7: Self-Affirmation Feels Like Woo-Woo Stuff
Self care might feel self-indulgent or selfish but it's totally not! It's all about new forms of positive reinforcement, putting yourself first and taking yourself seriously!
September 12, 2021
S1 Episode 6: Starting With History
What worked and what didn't, family history and learned behaviors as well as overcoming the mental barriers that keep you from clearing your rail!
September 05, 2021
S1 Episode 5: Aug 2021 Recipes
August's recipes include the basics of making your own vinaigrette dressings, plus an Asian Sesame dressing and a Chili Lime dressing. Also featured is an Asian Noodle Salad using that Asian Sesame dressing. Bon appetit!
August 29, 2021
S1 Episode 4: Websites and Resources
Sometimes you need a little help. Here are a few places to go for wellness tips, tricks and advice.
August 22, 2021
S1 Episode 3: Goals and Futures
Why I'm doing this podcast thing, why I want you to listen and what comes along with the success.
August 15, 2021
S1 Episode 2: Intro to Chef Jill
Who I am, what I'm doing, and why it's worth a shot. Here's how my Rail came to be.
August 08, 2021
Welcome to Clearing The Rail
In this intro podcast, I'm detailing my battle with The Rail and why a chef's perspective on wellness is so unique.
August 01, 2021