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Chicken Thighs with Lemon & Prosecco

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These were great and very easy to make!

Ingredients:

1 pkg. boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1/2 c. flour

1 leek, thinly sliced

1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 lemon, sliced

1/4 c. prosecco

1/4 c. chicken broth

3 T. butter

Fresh parsley

Directions:

Heat some oil in a Dutch oven. Combine salt, pepper, and flour in a Ziploc bag big enough to hold the chicken. Add the chicken and mix well.

Shake off the excess flour from the chicken before placing them in the dutch oven. Cook for a few minutes. Add the leek and flip the chicken. Add the tomatoes and garlic and cook for a few more minutes. Add the lemon slices.

Add the prosecco and stir to scrape up the browned bits on the bottom. Stir in the broth, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid has reduced by about half.

Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the butter until melted. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

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Grilled Peaches

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We made this, in addition to strawberries, and served it as a shortcake over angel food cake. This would be equally delicious served over ice cream!

Ingredients:

4 ripe peaches, cut in half and pit removed

3 T. butter

2 T. sugar

1 T. cinnamon

2 T. liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Amaretto, or Cointreau (optional)

Directions:

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Let it sit out for the butter to soften.

Rub some oil over the peaches. Grill them, cut side down, until they are soft.

Turn the peaches over and place the butter mixture into the center of the peach. Cover the grill and let the butter melt.

Remove from the heat, being careful to save as much of the butter mixture as possible. Cut the peaches, drizzling all the butter mixture on top. Add the liqueur if desired. Serve over shortcakes (with a dollop of whipped cream and some toasted slivered almonds) or over some ice cream.

 

Steak Tacos

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The marinade for the meat is delicious!

Ingredients:

1 lb. flank steak, tenderized

1/2 c. soy sauce

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 c. olive oil

1 t. cumin

1 t. oregano

Salt & pepper

Directions:

Combine the steak and the rest of the ingredients in a Ziploc bag. Toss to coat. Marinate for a least an hour.

Remove the steak from the marinade and toss the marinade. Grill the steak until done.

Serve with corn tortillas, cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.

Broccoli Patties

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These may not be very pretty but they’re really good! I probably shouldn’t have put them on a green plate, though 😉

Ingredients:

12 oz. broccoli florets, blanched for 2 minutes in boiling water

1/4 yellow onion, sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 egg

2/3 c. bread crumbs or gluten free crackers

2/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Salt & pepper

Dash of chili paste

Directions:

Preheat the broiler.

Saute the onion and garlic in some olive oil.

Place the broccoli, onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs (or crackers) in the Cuisinart. Pulse until smooth. Add the chili paste and seasonings. Mix. Add the cheese and mix.

Put the entire mixture into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.

Grease a baking dish. Place a tablespoon dollop of the broccoli mixture on the baking dish.

Broil on high for about 3 minutes or until brown on top. Turn them over and broil again for a few minutes, making sure they don’t burn.

 

Simple Seared Opah

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Last week, I found fresh Opah from Hawaii at my local Costco. It was so beautiful and fresh that I had to have it! Opah is such a flavorful fish that I didn’t want to frilly it all up with sauces, etc. In my opinion, Opah is a lot more flavorful and moist than swordfish.

Ingredients:

1/2 lemon

1 lb. opah fillet

Salt & pepper

Olive oil

Directions:

Squeeze the lemon juice all over the fish. Salt & pepper both sides. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan.

Sear both sides of the fish for about 3-4 minutes per side (or until barely cooked through).

Healthy Frittata

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Last night, after I came home from yoga, I was in the mood for something healthy to eat (and quick to make!). This was perfect and always so good!

Ingredients:

3 eggs, beaten

4 cups chopped swiss chard

1/4 chopped onion

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Directions:

In a medium sized skillet, sauté the onion in some olive oil.

Add the swiss chard and cook until wilted. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Evenly place the swiss chard in the pan.  Slowly add the eggs and turn the pan so that the egg fills up the entire bottom and is even in pan.

Cook until firm on the underside. Take a large plate, place it over the pan and flip it so that the frittata ends up on the plate. Slide the frittata back into the frying pan and cook until firm on the bottom. Season with salt and pepper.

Roasted Baby Potatoes

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I love potatoes, especially when they are nice and crispy!

Ingredients:

1 lb. baby potatoes, cleaned and cut in half

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 t. Italian seasonings

1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese

1 t. chopped parsley

2 T. butter, cut into tiny cubes

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400.

Heat an ovenproof skillet on the stove with some olive oil. Add the potatoes, cut side down, and cook until they start to crisp up. Turn them over and cook until bottom turns brown.

Move the potatoes to one side. Cook the garlic until it starts to turn brown. Add the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and mix well.

Turn off the heat and add the parsley and parmesan cheese.

Transfer the skillet to the warm oven.

Roast for about 15 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the butter cubes over the potatoes. Mix well and serve.