Charred Lemon Chicken Piccata

Ingredients

  • 2 small lemons, cut into thin rounds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves, halved
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded to 3/4-inch thickness
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated shallot
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 oregano sprig 1 thyme sprig
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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Mango Curry Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion heaped
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon safflower or other neutral oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon or more Garam Masala or use 1/2 tsp ground coriander and generous pinches of ground cloves, cardamom and black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon or more cayenne
  • 1¼ cups canned or culinary coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup ripe mango pulp or puree unsweetened or lightly sweetened canned
    ½ teaspoon or more salt depends on if the chickpeas are salted
  • 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas drained if canned
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar optional
  • Generous dash of cayenne Garam Masala, chopped cilantro, for garnish

Bacon Pan Fried Noodles

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces (140 grams) dried egg noodles (or spaghetti), enough to generate about 3 cups cooked noodles
Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry, or chicken stock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Stir fry
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 5 slices Smoked Bacon
  • 1/2 white onion , sliced
  • 4 to 5 pieces cabbage leaves

Greek Pork Chops with Squash and Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 (1-inch-thick) frenched pork loin chops
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced  1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced  1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 pound small red potatoes, quartered

Simple Vegan Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, we used red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (200 g), we used short grain white rice
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth (750 ml)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked chickpeas (180 g)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked kidney beans (180 g)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Beef Noodle Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 (7-ounce) refrigerated udon noodles, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces beef top sirloin filet, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, diced
FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, red pepper flake and ground black pepper; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook udon noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add beef and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  4. Stir in mushrooms, broccoli and carrots to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in udon noodles, beef and soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for baking dish
  • 2 c. white rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (10.5-oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp. Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with oil. Add rice, onion, broth, and soup and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken thighs in rice mixture and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with thyme and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 30 minutes more, until rice is cooked and chicken is golden
  4. Garnish with parsley before serving.