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Shaker-Style Smoked Chicken Thighs

Published September 30, 2013

Based on a recipe of the Shakers, this marinade derives its flavor from a hefty jolt of cider vinegar and lots of chopped shallots. Apple-wood chips are our first choice for smoking, but maple and hickory impart great flavor as well. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup chopped shallot, (about 2 medium) 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat 1 cup wood chips, such as apple or hickory, in a foil pouch Preparation Whisk vinegar, oil and sal...

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White Bean and Turkey Chili

Published September 9, 2013

When the temperature starts to drop, a warm bowl of this hearty chili does just the trick to put you in the football mood. Transfer the chili to your tailgate in a slow–cooker and keep it warm in there throughout the day. Substituted chopped cooked chicken for the turkey, if desired. Nutritional Information Calories: 286 Calories from fat: 19% Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1.2g Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g Protein: 32.4g Carbohydrate: 24.3g Fiber: 5.5g Cholesterol: 85mg Iron: 4.8mg Sodium: 435mg Calcium: 105mg Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil $ 2 cups diced yellow onion (about 2 mediu...

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Buffalo Chicken Bites

Published August 26, 2013

Football season is officially upon us, and what goes better with a football game than Wings!?!At just 45 calories a ‘bite’ you can serve these appetizers with confidence knowing that they are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers, without throwing off your whole day! Ingredients 1 cup Chicken, cooked and shredded 1/4 cup Hot sauce 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated 4 oz Fat free cream cheese, microwaved 30 seconds to soften 1/4 tsp Garlic powder 1/4 tsp Onion powder 24 Wonton wrappers Optional: Additional mozzarella cheese for topping Nutrition Breakdown 24 Servings (1 per serving) 45 Calories per Serving 1 g Fat 5...

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Published July 29, 2013

These cute, colorful bites are incredibly easy and perfect for any spring or summer party. They totally satisfy at only 60 calories apiece. Yield: Makes 16-20 stuffed strawberries Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh strawberries, rinsed and pat dry 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Graham cracker crumbs, optional Directions: With a paring knife, cut off the strawberry stems. Cut around the inside of the strawberry, hollowing out slightly and creating a well for the cheesecake. (You can also do this with a small melon baller). Cut off a small portion of the pointy strawberry tip,...

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Grilled Beef Brochettes with Grapes and Blue Cheese Aioli

Published July 3, 2013

Recipe by Courtney Contos (The Vermont Cheese Council) For the beef: 1 pound beef such as tenderloin, flank steak, or strip steak, cut into 1inch cubes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons smoky paprika 1 tablespoon lime juice Salt to taste One small bunch red grapes 2 tablespoons capers Marinate the slices of beef with the oil, paprika, and lime juice for at least 15 minutes or up to one hour. Slide the beef and the grapes onto soaked wooden skewers and season with the salt. Preheat either an indoor or outdoor grill over medium high heat. Grill the beef about 1-2 minutes per side or until done. Serve with the ...

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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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