Margarita Chicken

A few months ago (whilst still living in Canada) my mum and I were having a nice, relaxing evening, we were enjoying a glass of wine with some yummy food. It was one of those nights where we decided to eat ‘tapas’ style. One of our dishes was another of Chef Andre’s scrumptious creations ‘Margarita Prawns‘. Needless to say, as with anything Chef Andre makes, the prawns were absolutely divine.

The next night, we were having people over and with the ingredients we used for the prawns still in my fridge and bursting with flavor, we decided to play around with this tasty recipe and change it up a bit for a bit of variety. This resulted in ‘Margarita Chicken’ and it was equally as good as the prawns and enjoyed by everyone. So, as with anything great we manage to prepare, we wanted to share. These recipes are great for summer or those cool, crisp fall nights I am now enjoying in Australia. So, Northern Hemisphere friends take this recipe and dine Al fresco whilst we in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy under our deck heathers.

Enjoy friends (picture beside is the actual pic of the prawns we made)

Margarita Chicken

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp tequila

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lime (for zest and juice)

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 lb large shrimp, shelled and deveined

Method: In a large bowl, combine cilantro, garlic, tequila, oil, lime zest, lime juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp, tossing to coat. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temperature or for up to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat grill. Grill the shrimp 6 inches from the heat, turning once, for 3 minutes, or until just opaque.

Serves 4


Celebrity Chef Andre Carthen Talks Fall Foods

GetRealLive was excited to have our favourite Chef drop by the show. Chef Andre is the Worldwide Ambassador for Kathy Ireland and co-author with Janet Jackson of the NY Times #1 Bestseller, ‘True You’. When the celebs want to get fit and eat great they call on Chef Andre! His excitement for life and passion for food make always make for an editing time on GetRealLive.

Todays show was a special feature of our newest segment called My House is Your Home. This is dedicated to bringing you information all about building homes, building families and building lives. It is here that you can grab all your entertaining tips, great food ideas and learn the basics about what makes a home truly a home. Brought to you by Westview Builders, this surely is to a great place to drop in.

Check My House is Your Home for some wonderful new fall food ideas from Chef Andre. Try his newly inspired meatloaf and check out the Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Anyone hungry yet?

You can listen to the show on below on demand, Podcast or download from iTunes. Keep up with us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Join the conversation because Life is Boring Without YOU!

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What an incredible week on Parenting!! Listen to every Parenting episode of GetRealLive from this past week as all our guests gave such powerful information on what it means to be a great parent. Hear their struggles, stories and lessons learned as they shared from real experiences. You can Listen LIVE Mon-Fri 8:30am/9:30pac. Keep up with GetRealLive on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Join the conversation because Life is boring without you!


Monday June 11- A panel of 5 Moms shared their experiences and lessons learned through their journey.One mom commented that she wished she would have heard this information in her early years. A great encouragement and support for all the parents and a must listen!

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Tuesday June 12– Celebrity Chef , Andre Carthen helps us with our Fathers Day meals and fills us in on all his tips for cool summer entertaining ideas.Not only only is he designing food for Kathy Ireland and Janet Jackson, but also our GetRealLive audience.

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Wednesday June 13– This is a must listen for all parents as two fathers shared from their journey. First up was Kirk Bishop who tells of his journey of raising a disabled son and the grief he encounter and overcame. This story had everyone in tears. Then, Dr. Arnel Beaubrun talked about the connection between food and disorders and how changing your diet can help with ADD and ADHD. Plus hear his thoughts on parenting. This was one of our favourite shows.

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Thursday June 14– Author and Psyhcologist, Dr.David Sabine joined the conversation on parenting. Listen as he brought incredible insight to all parents when it comes to developing relationships with their children. Hear about a fathers biggest struggle and what the children say is their biggest complaint.

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Friday June 15– Free for all Friday was hilarious as we talked about Brotox(men’s botox), Words that are never used and the Kardashians parenting skills. Plus Ryan from Sevenly called in to talk about this weeks campaign and it helps those with autism. A hilarious show leading into your weekend!

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Zesty Red Bell Pepper Soup


Try Chef Andre’s Red Pepper Soup as featured in Janet Jacksons NY #1 Best Seller, True You. This soup is definitely a ‘must have/try’ and we promise you will like it. One of our regular GetRealLive listeners (Jess) says, ‘this soup is one of the best she’s ever had.’

So, with that friends, go ahead and enjoy and get ready for family and friends to  request this soup regularly. Enjoy!


Zesty Red Bell Pepper Soup

4 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tbsp. tomato paste
3 ½ cups vegetable stock
2 tsp. dried cilantro
1 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and ground black pepper
Cilantro leaves to garnish


In a large saucepan, cook peppers and onion gently in the oil for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the garlic, dried cilantro, paprika and tomato paste. Add in half the stock, bring to a boil.
Cover the pan, lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Puree the mixture in a food processor or blender. Return to the pan; add the remaining stock for desired consistency, season with salt and pepper.

Bring soup back to a boil, allow to heat through.
Garnish with cilantro leaves

Serves 4

Listen to Chef Andre on GetRealLIve talk about Fathers Days meal idea’s for Dad! Listen on demand below or download from iTunes.

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Celebrity Hairstylist joins the getreallive Event on March 8th!

Jordan Bless is the owner of the slick, urban style salon Lokal Fokas situated in the South of Calgary. Jordan is master stylist who has been platformed as a Paul Mitchell Artist. He has been awarded for his accomplishments in hair design, including Manitoba hairdresser of the year.In 2003, Jordan worked as a stylist for the Juno awards and has done many celebrities hair including Meg Ryan, Fran Drescher and Robin Williams. You too can experience the passion and style of Jordan as your swag bag contains a free cut when you get a colour at Lokal Fokas ($60 value) for woman or $5 off mens cut (regular $20). We can’t wait to see you at getreallive: Kitchen Edition this Thursday March 8!! Book your spot now by clicking here!


Janet Jackson + Anderson Cooper + Chef Andre Carthen

Chef Andre Carthen is on the move. Not only is he busy working as World-Wide Brand Ambassador for Kathy Ireland and helping her find solutions for families, especially busy moms. Chef Andre’s newest endeavour was working with Janet Jackson on her first book and a NY Times #1 bestseller ‘True You’. Working with this incredible icon, Chef Andre contributed over 30 recipes to her book for a healthy meal plan.

Below see Janet Jackson, Anderson Cooper and Chef Andre on the Anderson Show. Chef Andre WILL BE IN CALGARY March 8th (visit link) and we would love you to join us for a great night together.

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Chef Andre Carthen

getreallive is proud to present Chef Andre Carthen:

Who does Kathy Ireland turn to when she needs help in food, entertainment and culture? ACafe Society by Chef Andre, is Kathy’s solution! This dynamic brand along with Landscape Designer Nicholas Walker who cultivates Jardin the outdoor living specialist of kiWW are Design Brand Ambassadors who support Kathy in her mission of 
“…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.” ™

When Lifestyle Designer Kathy Ireland saw a need for easy and nutritious home cooking ideas for families, she asked her good friend Chef André to partner with her to bring culinary solutions to families. Together they developed the ACafe Society Brand, a place where everyone can learn and communicate about cooking, and entertaining. ACafe Society by Celebrity Chef Andre is about food, fashion and fun! ….and fun means culture and entertainment.

ACafe Society “…where you always know what’s cooking!”

Kathy Ireland, being CEO and Chief Designer for kathy ireland Worldwide, worked with Chef André  to develop products that support this goal.  ACafe Society by Celebrity Chef Andre, products range from Knives, Pot & Pans, Rugs, Furniture, Top of Bed, Accessories, Lighting, Wall Art, Table Top, Jewelry, Skincare,  Knives,  Pots & Pan and our Candles, which have received one of the brands many Good Housekeeping Seals of Approval.

Featured in Kathy’s  book “Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity,” Chef Andre of ACafe Society, is a powerful solution in the kathy ireland Worldwide Collections of brands.

Janet Jackson’s  first book, NY Times #1 Best Seller “True You” is Celebrity Chef Andre’s newest endeavor.  Working with the incredible icon Janet Jackson, Celebrity Chef Andre contributes over 30 recipes for a healthy meal plan.

“True You” takes Celebrity Chef Andre’s exquisite recipes and transforms them into something anyone can do if they have a desire to stay healthy and lean while eating the foods they love. Chef Andre is also the newest member of Nutrisystem Success Chef’s Council.

Celebrity Chef Andre is often asked to bring his culinary awareness to the media and has appeared on popular television programs like Today Show,” “Access Hollywood”,  “Anderson Cooper” , “Soap Talk,”“EXTRA,” “Inside Hollywood,” “Sunday Dinner,” and “Brave Heart Women.” He is a regular on Real Life with Susan and Friends, and has also appeared on Taste of Southwest w/ Chef Dean Fearing, was invited to be a guest chef at the nation’s largest Father’s Day event, Real Men Cook. Along with some of the top chef in the nation, Chef Andre participates in the Palm Desert Fashion Week Food & Wine Event, and the Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure® Park.

Of his many duties for kathy ireland Worldwide his most prestigious would be when asked by kathy to do an event to honor her dear friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor. It was Chef Andre’s great privilege to work with the family in planning Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s 74th Birthday Celebration at the Beverly Hills Hotel and again working with her children to help plan her 75th Diamond Jubilee at the Ritz Carlton / Lake Las Vegas.

Whether it’s down home cooking, quick & easy dinner on the table solutions, entertaining solutions, a “Behind the Red Carpet” interview with Mariel Hemingway or a special affair you’ll always know what’s cooking with Chef Andre.

For more information on Chef André and the ACafe Society Brand, please visit or contact:

Jon Carrasco

Executive Vice President

Creative and Marketing Director

kathy ireland Worldwide

(310) 557-2700 x 115

(310) 481-2244 fax

the getreallive table: Andre brings his love of food and healthy food design and creation to the getreallive table. His passion for healthy living has made him the go to person in Hollywood for finding healthy solutions for individuals and families.

Chef Andre on Today Show

Chef Andre on The Today Show … and he’s coming to CALGARY for our getreallive event on March 8. Book now by clicking on the promo card below and using the Buy Now button or visit our Live Events page. We can’t wait to host you!