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Iron Chef 's Cat Cora appeared on The Oprah Show in 2009 to help Robin, a microwave-dependent mother of two, break free from frozen foods.

For 48 hours, the world-renowned chef gave Robin a crash course on preparing fresh, healthy and affordable meals for her family. From breakfast tortillas to Spicy Chicken and Mango Stir-Fry to Greek Cinnamon Stewed Chicken with Blanched Greens—Cat left no meal to chance.

Watch Cat prepare Greek Cinnamon Stewed Chicken Watch

Cat's tips even helped Robin save $80 at the grocery store! After cooking lessons, Robin said her family began to anticipate what would be on their plates. "Every morning they get up and they want to know, 'Are you gonna make that food that Cat taught you how to make?'" Robin said. "She set the bar really high."

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