brown basmati rice + roasted sweet potato + brussel sprouts + onion coconut cream (vegan)

Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes (diced) 1 pound brussel sprouts (trimmed and cut in quarters) 3 tbs olive oil salt pepper 1 cup coconut cream 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/3 cup water 1 cup basmati brown rice (cooked according to directions on package) 1 small onion thinly sliced 2 tbs Earth Balance spread   In […]

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October 13th, 2013 by dogl2324

Pad Thai with Crispy Tofu

You will need: Olive Oil A head of garlic 1 bunch of  green onion 3 tbs tamarind juice 1 shallot Soy Sauce Peanut Butter 1/2 cup edemame 2 eggs 1 package of rice noodles (8oz) 1 package of extra firm tofu 1 lime honey Package of bean sprouts 1/2 cup crushed peanuts     For […]

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August 22nd, 2013 by dogl2324

avocado mousse with orange zest

Makes 4 servings In a large bowl combined: 2 avocados juice of 1/2 orange + zest (reserve a bit of the zest for garnish) 1 tbs vanilla extract + 1/2 vanilla bean, scrapped 1/4 cup light coconut milk 5 tbs of pure maple syrup (more to taste if you want it sweeter) 5-6 tbs good […]

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August 5th, 2013 by dogl2324

sweet potato+zucchini+ goat cheese bake

This is not really a Thanksgiving leftover recipe but I suppose it could be. We did not have sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving this year (crazy I know) but I did have two on hand as well as a couple of zucchini’s that I wanted to use before they went bad. Here is what I came […]

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November 24th, 2012 by dogl2324

my big fat greek turkey burger

Tonight I made a turkey burger that exceeded my expectations and I thought I would share the recipe with you… that I made up as I went along. I had defrosted a pound of organic, free range turkey breast and knew I was going to make a burger for dinner but what to do to […]

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January 3rd, 2012 by dogl2324

Buttermilk soaked crispy oven “fried” chicken.

Ingredients 4 free range organic chicken breasts (skinless, boneless) 2 cups low fat buttermilk ( to soak chicken with) 1 egg + 1 egg white (beaten) 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup panko 1 & 1/2 cups crushed cinnamon pecan or vanilla almond Special K cereal crushed (use a rolling pin if you have […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Caramelized Leeks + Sauteed Asparagus + Shallot goat cheese

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 leek (trimmed and sliced) 1 crushed garlic clove 2tbs of olive oil 1/2 cups goats cheese with 2tbs dried shallot  added (or Boursin has a great one already made!) salt Pepper   In saute pan over med high heat add oil then add garlic,  leeks and let caramelize before adding asparagus.  […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Sweet potato+ Yukon+Cauliflower mash

Ingredients Serves 4 One large sweet potato (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes) One large yukon gold potato (peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes) One head of  Cauliflower (florets only) Salt Pepper 4 oz of low fat cream cheese 3 tbs Olive Oil 3 tbs 1 % milk   In large stock pot […]

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November 15th, 2011 by dogl2324

Wild Mushroom Pita Crisps with Garlic Kale Chips

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 pita rounds (split)- The ones I use are 100 calories per pita Olive Oil 1 cup of your favorite cheese, I use an herbed yogurt cheddar or part skim mozzarella or a nice goat cheese roasted garlic (you can buy it or you can take a head of garlic slice the […]

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November 10th, 2011 by dogl2324

butternut squash+ cauliflower+ yukon mash

perfect for the cold fall nights to serve as a side or just to have by itself with a dollop of fresh Greek yogurt and some chives… 1 lb of butternut squash peeled and cut into chunks ( many stores you can by then already prepped) 1 head of cauliflower (florets only, dis-guard stems) 1 […]

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October 23rd, 2011 by dogl2324

veggie meatloaf + applewood cheddar + homemade honey bourbon bbq sauce

* you can also use this same mixture for killer veggie burgers   Veggie mixture 2 zuccini diced 1/2 sweet onion diced 3 stalks celery cleaned and diced 4 carrots shredded or diced 2 cloves garlic 2 cups shitake mushrooms (or your favorite) chopped 6 tbs olive oil 1 cup lentils 2 cups brown rice […]

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October 17th, 2011 by dogl2324

peach, cherry, and blueberry crumble

Fall is coming at us fast and furious but  we still have time to use the summer bounty of peaches is a healthier version of a fruit crumble.   Preheat Oven to 375 serves 6-8   Ingredients 4-6 peaches sliced 2 cups fresh bing cherries, pitted and sliced in half 2 cups blueberries 3/4 cup […]

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September 25th, 2011 by dogl2324

eggplant parmesan

Okay so I love eggplant parmesan, fried crispy eggplant, tons of dripping cheese, but I am not eating like that anymore and unless it’s a special occasion and I am splurging a bit, I want to be able to have a version of this dish I can feel good about!I had some friends over and […]

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September 18th, 2011 by dogl2324

chicken piccata with wild mushrooms, leeks and edamame over wilted spinach

chicken piccata with wild mushrooms, leeks and edamame over wilted spinach So this is not your traditional chicken piccata, I have taken away the butter, the flour, the pasta but none of the flavor. I have added more veggies so it is a healthier version! Ingredients: 2 organic free range chicken breast (boneless skinless split […]

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September 18th, 2011 by dogl2324

applewood cheddar stuffed turkey meatloaf with carmalized onion BBQ sauce

Applewood Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf with homemade caramelized onion BBQ sauce Preheat oven to 350 serves 4 Ingredients for meat loaf 1lb of ground turkey (white meat only) organic free range is what I always try to use 3 tbs olive oil 1 egg 1 crushed garlic clove 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup finely […]

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September 5th, 2011 by dogl2324

marinated grilled chicken with zucchini, jicama, carrots, edamame + goat cheese

I enjoy this recipe. It is flavorful, filling and delicious. Of course you can add a starch but I am trying to eat less of those! Jicama is one of my new favorite vegetables, for awhile I had only eaten it raw….at Nada downtown…with their fabulous guacamole….and a margarita…or two…ANYWAY…point being jicama is wonderful in […]

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September 1st, 2011 by dogl2324