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Rosemary Shrimp Skewers with Arugula-White Bean Salad

Published June 19, 2013

Add tons of flavor, not fat, to your next barbecue with this healthy, delicious dishes. Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Makes: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 3 garlic cloves, smashed 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 pounds extra-large shrimp, shelled and cleaned, tails on Nonstick cooking spray 1 small garlic clove, minced Pinch sugar 1 5-ounce package baby arugula 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 small red onion...

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Inside-Out Cheeseburgers

Published May 17, 2013

Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it just melts off? Instead, form the burger around the cheese so you can char the meat and safeguard the more delicate flavors. Use any mixture of hard or semihard cheeses--Emmentaler and Gouda or Asiago and Parmigiano-Reggiano also pair well. Ingredients 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese 1 pound 90%-lean ground beef 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Preparation Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat the broiler. Combine Cheddar and Gruyere in a small bowl. Gently mix beef, Wo...

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Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad

Published May 6, 2013

Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible—think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. It is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden. Ingredients 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or more to taste 2 medium cucumbers 4 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 1 Vidalia or other sweet onion, halved and very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coarsely ...

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Gluten-Free Turkey Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pecan Crust

Published April 22, 2013

This simple turkey meatloaf is moist, flavorful and light. And you won't miss the gluten. Using fresh gluten-free bread crumbs gave this loaf a wonderful texture. The sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs add a satisfying tang and depth. The pecan crust makes a crunchy top that adds a touch of fancy. Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground organic turkey (not too lean- for best flavor) 1 large organic free-range egg 1/3 cup plain rice milk 3 pieces of gluten-free bread 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 2 ...

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Spring Pasta Recipe (Roasted Asparagus-Tomato Sauce)

Published April 10, 2013

Toss together this simple sauce in a roasting pan and crank the heat. Boil the pasta. When the pasta is ready, your sauce is done. This recipe is for two. Ingredients 1/2 1-lb. package of brown rice linguini or spaghetti A fistful of thin, baby spring asparagus, trimmed, sliced diagonal 1 pint organic grape tomatoes, halved 1 leek, sliced thin 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded, diced fine 4 good sized cloves of garlic, chopped 1 heaping tablespoon capers 2 tablespoons dark or golden raisins 1/4 cup fruity extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon dried ba...

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Baked Gluten-Free Vegan Doughnuts

Published March 26, 2013

What's not to love about doughnuts? These baked vanilla doughnuts skip all the fat associated with traditional fried varieties and are gluten-free and vegan. prep-time: 5 minutes bake-time: about 2-3 minutes per round of mini’s in donut maker *if in oven, we would say 10-13 minutes makes: 9 mini donuts Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup potato starch 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 cup sugar (we used xyitol and coconut sugar before and both worked) 1/4 vanilla bean powder 2 tsp vanilla bean extract 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid (or oil of choice) 6 tbsp coconut milk (or non ...

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Slow-Cooked Corned Beef Recipe

Published March 13, 2013

It’s not luck; it’s just an amazing Irish recipe. With this in the slow cooker by sunrise, you can bet to fill seats at the dinner table by sundown. Prep 20 min. Cook: 9 hours Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients 6 medium red potatoes, quartered 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 large onion, sliced 2 corned beef briskets with spice packets (3 pounds each) 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons coriander seeds 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns 4 cups water Directions In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the potatoes, carrots and onion. Add briskets (discard spice packets from corned beef or save fo...

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Lactose-Free Veggie-Stuffed Shells

Published February 25, 2013

Prep: 30 min. - Bake: 35 min. - Yield: 12 Servings Ingredients 1 package (12 ounces) jumbo pasta shells 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 package (12.3 ounces) silken extra-firm tofu 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1 can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce 1/4 cup pine nuts  Directions  Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a ...

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Baked Stuffed Seafood Mushroom

Published February 6, 2013

If you enjoy mushrooms and seafood then this classic Baked Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe will knock your socks off. Ingredients 2 Tbs butter 2 Tbs minced celery 1 Tbs minced onion 1 Tbs minced red bell pepper 2 lbs mushrooms 1 cup oyster crackers - crushed 6 oz. cooked lobster meat - chopped 4 oz. cooked crab meat - picked over and shredded 1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese 1 egg 2 Tbs water 1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 3 Tbs olive oil 2/3 cup shredded white cheddar cheese Directions Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add minced celery, onion, and red...

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Winter Energy Cookies Recipe

Published January 28, 2013

Wheat germ, whole-wheat flour, raisins, nuts, and chocolate chips take top billing in these jumbo, wholesome, take-me-along (skiing, snowshoeing, skating!) cookies. Yield: About 2 dozen. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar 1/3 cup molasses 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter 2 large eggs 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup toasted wheat germ 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups uncooked rolled oats 1 cup raisins 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts or peanuts ...

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