7 Unique Salads

1. BUTTER LETTUCE WITH WALNUT VINAIGRETTE 1 head butter-leaf lettuce 2 tbs Dijon-style mustard 3 tbs red wine vinegar 1/2 cups olive oil 1/2 cups walnut pieces 1 tbs parsley flakes salt & pepper to taste Rinse and tear lettuce leaves into bite-sized pieces. Put into gallon double zip-lock in cooler until ready to serve….

6 Quick And Easy Eggy Breakfast Recipes

1. Boiled Eggs Enjoy them warm for breakfast with fruit and toast, or eat them cold for a snack. Chop or slice hard-boiled eggs to make egg salad or to add them to other salads. You will need: Egg Water 1. Put your egg in a small saucepan. 2. Add enough cold water to cover…

One Pan Mexican Quinoa 

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable broth 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin Kosher salt and freshly ground black…

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies 

Ingredients: 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 16 ounces baby red potatoes, halved 16 ounces baby carrots 16 ounces green beans, trimmed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves For the sauce 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup ketchup 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4…

Cajun Chicken Pasta 

Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning 8 ounces penne pasta 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup heavy cream, or more, to taste 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 Roma…

Easy Tuna Steak Poke Bowls

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  35 mins Serves: 2 LARGE BOWLS Ingredients 1 carrot, spiralized ½ cup red cabbage, chopped 2 large slices grapefruit, cut in half ½ avocado, sliced ½ cup cucumber, chopped ½ cup sprouts 4 green onions, chopped 1 cup cooked brown rice Poke 1 medium-sized tuna steak…

Spicy Shrimp Stack with Mango Salsa

Prep time:  20 mins Cook time:  20 mins Total time:  40 mins Serves: 2 STACKS Ingredients 30 shrimp 1 sheet nori (seaweed, find it in grocery stores near the take to go sushi or Asian sauces aisle) Wonton or tortilla strips Sesame seeds to garnish Bang Bang sauce ½ cup mayo 2 tsp Sriracha 2 tsp…

Tortilla Española (Spanish Potato Pie)

INGREDIENTS 2 cups of olive oil 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly 1 medium onion, sliced thinly 6 large eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. (Make sure the oil does not get overly hot, because olive oil is a low temperature oil. Too much…

The 100-Calorie, High-Protein Chocolate Treat Your Body Is Craving

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup almonds 5 pitted dates 15-ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons real maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk DIRECTIONS Place the almonds in a food processor and process until you have almond butter, 5 or more…

The Protein-Packed Butternut Squash Salad of Our Dreams

Given the cooler temps, salads may seem oddly out of fashion for Fall. Not so when it comes to this filling, colorful, and seasonal salad from Thistle, a meal-delivery service that I am currently obsessed with. While it’s an extra expense, I’ve been eating healthier than ever before and am trying a variety of fresh…

PIZZA WITH POTATO, BACON AND CRÈME FRAÎCHE

INGREDIENTS 1 round (about 8 ounces) pizza dough, see notes above flour for dusting 3 to 4 tablespoons crème fraîche 1 slice bacon, finely chopped and crisped in a frying pan 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme 1 red-skinned (or other) potato, thinly sliced on a mandoline olive oil for drizzling nice sea salt, such as…

How to Make Crispy French Fries in Your Oven

A note on potatoes: Russets are most often cited as the best frying potato. Unlike many potatoes, russets will release their starch (which is what causes potatoes to absorb oil) upon being soaked or rinsed. I’ve had success this summer with russets but also with a handful of others, including salem, red chieftain, and kuka…