Ginger Miso Zuchinni Soup

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  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 box Ginger Miso Broth
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot, heat olive oil
  2. Add minced garlic, and saute for 1 minute
  3. Add ginger miso broth
  4. Spiralize the zucchini
  5. Add zucchini noodles (“zoodles”) to the ginger miso broth along with mushrooms.
  6. Bring to a boil, then turn down and let simmer 5 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to your personal taste
  8. Serve and Enjoy

Volcano Grilled Steak Tacos

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Ingredients

7 Roma tomatoes

2/3 onion, divided

2 green chiles, seedless

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon beef bouillon powder

3 ribeye steaks

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 pkg. mozzarella or asadero cheese

12 corn tortillas

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon Worcester Sauce

Lime juice from 2 or 3 limes, plus more for serving

Finely chopped cilantro, to taste

Salt, black pepper, and fajita seasoning

  • Fresh Salsa: Dice 3 tomatoes, 1/3 onion, and 1 green chile. Mix together, adding salt, olive oil, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Roasted Salsa: Place 4 tomatoes and 1 green chile on a baking sheet and broil, turning once, until slightly blackened. Blend  together tomatoes and green chile, garlic clove, and 1/3 onion, salt, and bouillon.
  • Steak Volcano: Rub steak with salt, pepper, fajita seasoning, and Worcester Sauce. Grill over medium-high heat, turning once, steak is cooked. Meanwhile, add cheese to tortillas and grill until cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly charred. Cut steak into small pieces and place on top of tortilla; serving with warm roasted salsa, fresh salsa, and limes, if desired. Serve immediately, refrigerate leftovers.

Serves 4.

 

 

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CHICKEN MARSALA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in halves and pounded thin
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: In a shallow bowl or plate combine the flour, salt and pepper and stir to combine thoroughly. Dredge the chicken breast halves in the flour mixture, shaking to remove any excess.

STEP 2: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

STEP 3: Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining butter to the pan and add the mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are golden brown around the edges and have given off their liquid. Add the Marsala wine and bring to a boil, scraping up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. When the wine has reduced by half, add the chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes, or until reduced and slightly thickened.

STEP 4: Lower the heat to medium and return the chicken breasts to the pan and continue to cook until they are cooked through and the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Garnish with chopped onions and serve immediately.

 

CHICKEN SAUSAGE VEGETABLE SAUTE

Ingredients

1 (12 oz) pkg al fresco Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tsp garlic, cloves, fresh minced

1 (1 ½ cups) yellow bell pepper,seeded and cut into 2″-3″ strips

1 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 cup zucchini,fresh, sliced ¼” thick

1 cup mushrooms, fresh, pces/slices

1 tsp Italian seasoning

¼ tsp black pepper, ground

2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 cup basmati white rice, long grain, cooked according to package instructions

Instructions
  • Heat olive oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add sausage and grill until browned. Remove from skillet, slice ¼” thick and set aside.
  • Add bell pepper, onion and garlic, sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add zucchini, mushrooms, Italian seasoning and black pepper.
  • Sauté only until crisp.
  • Add sliced sausage to skillet, sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add vinegar and toss to coat all ingredients.
  • Serve sautéed veggies over basmati rice.

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TACOS FOR DINNER

Spice-Rubbed Steak

2 garlic gloves

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lb skirt steak
Mash 2 garlic cloves to a paste with 1 tsp kosher salt. In a bowl, combine 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp black pepper, and ¼ tsp cinnamon. Stir in garlic paste and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Pat 1 lb skirt steak dry, then rub thoroughly with paste. Marinate steak in a sealed plastic bag, chilled, at least 6 hours. Bring steak to room temperature. Cook on a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat about 4 minutes per side. Slice against grain.

Chile-Lime Shrimp

A pinch of salt

1 tablespoon chile powder

Juice of 1 lime

4 garlic cloves, smashed

1 lb shrimp

Bring a pot of water to a boil; add a generous pinch of salt, juice of 1 lime, 4 smashed garlic cloves, and 1 Tbsp chile powder. Decrease heat to a simmer and add 1 lb shell-on shrimp. Poach 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Drain and shell shrimp.


Toppings:

Simplest Guacamole
Coarsely mash 2 avocados with juice of ½ lime and a big pinch of salt.

Pickled Onions
Bring 1 cup cider vinegar, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp cumin, and 1 tsp salt to a boil in a nonreactive saucepan; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add 3 sliced red onions and simmer, stirring, 2 minutes, then transfer to a bowl and cool.

Pico de Gallo
Mix ½ white onion, diced; 2 cups diced tomatoes; ¼ cup cilantro; 1 Tbsp minced jalapeño; and salt.


Add extra flavor:

Lime wedges: A squeeze brightens everything up.

Hot sauce: Serve one mild and one extra hot.

Cilantro sprigs: Sprinkle them on for a pop of color and herbal flavor.

Warm tortillas: Heat directly over a gas flame, turning, until softened and browned in spots.

Queso fresco: This mild, crumbly cheese tames spice.

DIP TIPS FOR CHICKEN NUGGETS

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Creamy Dill
In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill or 3/4 tsp dried, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Chill until serving time.

 

 

 

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Honey-Mustard
In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp honey, 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard, and 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise. Whisk well. If you like a thinner dip, whisk in 1 Tbsp water.

 

 

 

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Tangy BBQ
In a saucepan, stir together 1/3 cup low-sodium barbecue sauce, 1 Tbsp cider vinegar, 2 Tbsp honey, and 1 tsp grated orange rind. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 4 minutes. Serve warm.

CHICKEN NUGGETS

Crispy, crunchy, cheesy and low fat; these chicken tenders whether breaded with a popular cheddar cracker then baked to a golden crunch or low fat version are suitable for kids of all sizes (that includes you, Mom & Dad!).

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CHEDDAR CHICKEN TENDERS

INGREDIENTS

2 Tbsp olive oil
1½ cups (3 oz) Cheez-It
cheddar crackers
½ tsp black pepper
1¼ lb raw chicken tenders
1/3 cup Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS

Put rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 475°F. Brush a baking pan with olive oil. Pulse crackers in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl; stir in pepper. Toss tenders in mustard, then dredge in crumbs. Arrange on oiled pan. Bake, turning once, until golden brown, 15 minutes.

BAKED NUGGETS (low fat version)

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup flour

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 lb raw chicken breast, cut into 11/2- to 2 -inch pieces

1/4 cup fat-free milk

1/2 cup plain dried bread crumbs (you can use whole wheat crumbs)

Olive oil cooking spray

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine flour, onion, and garlic powders, salt, and pepper. Toss chicken with flour mixture. Pour milk into a shallow bowl. Dip chicken pieces into milk. Pour bread crumbs onto a large plate. Roll chicken in crumbs. Arrange chicken on baking sheet: spritz with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until thoroughly. Serve nuggets with ketchup or one of this delicious dips: Tangy BBQ, Creamy Dill, or Honey-Mustard.