Monthly Archives: June 2013

Orzo Salad with Radish and Fennel

Perfect salad to bring along on a picnic! Make ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator. Delicious both chilled and at room temperature!

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Ingredients:
8 ounces uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups diced fennel (about 1 bulb)
1/2 cup chopped radish
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons minced green onions
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted

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Shrimp Scampi

A light and refreshing meal. The lemon and pepper really make the dish shine! Serve with sautéed asparagus for a delicious dinner.

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Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked orzo
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt, divided
7 tsp unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 lbs peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
2 tsp minced fresh garlic
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

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Garlic-Buffalo Drumettes

Instead of deep frying chicken wings, try steaming them first and then pan frying them in a small amount of oil. This cooking method yield tender juicy wings with a deliciously crispy outside – without all the guilt that comes with fried foods!

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Ingredients:
20 chicken drumettes, skinned
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s)
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1.5 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (1/3 cup)

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Avocado Caprese Panini Sandwich

A new take on the classic caprese salad – in sandwich form! The avocado adds a nice creaminess to this delicious sandwich. Serve with a fresh fruit salad for a complete meal.

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Ingredients:
1 roma tomato, sliced
olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste
1 (4-inch) square ciabatta or focaccia bread
2 Tbsp fresh pesto
2 Tbsp aioli
3 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
4 fresh basil leaves
1/4 fresh large avocado, sliced
balsamic vinegar, to taste

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Chili-Cheese Mac

A healthy kid-friendly version of the classic chili mac. Cheesy, meaty, and delicious – you won’t even notice that you’re eating ground turkey!

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Ingredients:
1 teaspoon canola oil
3/4 pound ground turkey breast
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 cups fat-free, low-sodium beef broth
1 cup water
1 (10-ounce) can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup fat-free milk
4 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
4 1/2 ounces finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

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Salted Caramel Sauce

A perfect sauce to give as a gift! Pair with some different colored apples for an inexpensive, but thoughtful gift! Also yummy on cake, over ice cream, or blended into a smoothie!

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Four 4-ounce jelly jars with lids, cleaned and dried

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Quick Tropical Sherbet

A quick, no bake dessert to whip together at the last minute. It can be made slightly ahead, but do not freeze overnight for it may become icy. Perfect for a summer dinner party because you don’t have to heat up the house turning the oven on!

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Ingredients:
1 (12-ounce) package frozen mango chunks (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 (6-ounce) carton lemon low-fat yogurt (such as Yoplait Lemon Burst)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind

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