Archive for July, 2014

Feta Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients 2 cups low fat plain greek yogurt 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped 2 tbsp freshly chopped mint or parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2c (2oz) crumbled feta cheese ¼ tsp salt Directions Combine all ingredients bowl and mix well. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Makes 2 1/4cups. Makes 18 servings […]

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients

Ingredients 1/2c vinegar (ie. Aged Balsamic Vinegar or flavored vinegar) 3T oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) 2t honey (or less) 1T minced shallot or 1clove minced garlic 1T Dijon mustard (ie. Grey Poupon Country Dijon) Salt and Pepper to taste Optional: fresh or dried herbs Directions Combine all ingredients in glass jar or air tight […]

Quick, Easy Pickles

Ingredients For each recipe of the brine, choose one vegetable in the amount below: *12 ounces cauliflower (about 1/2 medium head), cut into 1-inch florets 1 pound baby carrots (~2 bunches), green stems trimmed to 1⁄2”, peeled, halved lengthwise 1 pound medium Kirby cucumbers (about 4), quartered lengthwise 1 pound medium zucchini (about 4), quartered […]

Cornmeal Crusted Okra

Ingredients 2 cups fresh okra, sliced ½ cup buttermilk ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 TB olive oil Directions Preheat the oven to 475°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Pour the olive oil onto a baking sheet, and make sure all surfaces […]

Crunchy Cinnamon Chickpeas Ingredients

Ingredients 1 can (15oz) chickpeas 1 TB olive oil 2 TB Splenda (or granulated sugar) 1 tablespoon cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet. In a strainer, rinse chickpeas to remove starch. Spread them on the baking sheet and pat thoroughly dry. You can pull the peel off if you’d […]

Gazpacho with Shrimp

Ingredients 4 tomatoes 1 ½ English cucumbers ½ red pepper ½ lime (juice) ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp cayenne (optional) ¾ tsp Kosher salt 1 TB olive oil 1 tsp Worcestershire ¾ lb shrimp, boiled (or grilled/broiled) Directions Combine all ingredients, except shrimp, in blender and blend to desired consistency. Chill […]

Asian Peanut “Noodles” with Chicken

Ingredients 1lb skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces 10oz bag broccoli slaw 1.5c bean sprouts 7T PB2 2/3c water 1/2 lime, juiced 5 garlic cloves, minced 1T + 1tsp fresh ginger, grated 1/4tsp kosher salt 1/4tsp ground black pepper 2T + 1/2T low sodium soy sauce 3/4oz peanuts, chopped Pinch (or two) cayenne […]

Zucchini and Onion Gratin

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided $ 1 large onion, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind $ 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, diagonally sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated […]

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Ingredients 2 TB walnuts (or slivered almonds), toasted* 1 pound asparagus, rinsed 1 lemon, halved (juice) 1 TB olive oil ½ tsp Coarse salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 ounces Parmesan cheese Directions Lay a single stalk on its side on a cutting board. Holding onto the tough end, use a vegetable peeler (a Y-shaped […]

Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into florets 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Place cauliflower florets on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with nutmeg and […]