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  • Greek Wedge Salad

    A twist on the classic wedge salad served at almost every steakhouse and many restaurants using ingredients more found in Greek cooking. Greek Wedge Salad 1/2 cup seeded cucumber, chopped 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1/4 cup celery, chopped 1/4 cup Kalamata, green or black olives, sliced 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons tahini 2 garlic cloves, grated 1/4 cup olive oil 1 iceberg head of lettuce, rinsed, cut into 4 large […]

  • Spaghetti Squash Cakes

    2 cups of spaghetti squash, cooked, cooled 2 eggs 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 2 green onions, diced 1/4 cup bell pepper, any color, diced 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon dried dill 10-12 large basil leaves, torn No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste In a large skillet over medium high heat, add oil. In a large bowl, mix together the first 7 ingredients through basil. Mix […]

  • Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili

    2 pounds Ground Beef (95% lean) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups chopped onions 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 medium yellow bell peppers, chopped 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 can (28 ounces) crushed canned tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chili-seasoned or zesty-style diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14 ounces) ready-to-serve beef […]

  • Pineapple Shrimp Rice Bowls

    2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 lb. shrimp previously cooked 1 cup peas, defrosted 3 cups cooked long grain rice 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 cup cilantro (optional) 2 limes, quartered (optional) Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large skillet up to medium high heat, add oil. Saute the garlic and pepper for 3-4 minutes with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and peas. Cook another 1-2 minutes. Add the rice, pineapple, curry, salt and pepper. […]

  • Classic Caesar Salad with Dressing

    1 cup mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/3 cup olive oil 1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, divided 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped 1 cup croutons Salt and Pepper, to taste Mix the first 6 ingredients through olive oil in a blender or food processor with half the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. To serve, place the romaine lettuce, remaining cheese and croutons on plates. Pour the desired amount […]

  • Bean Salad Lettuce Wraps

    2 (15 oz. cans) black, kidney, white beans 1/2 bell pepper, any color, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 3 green onions, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1 lemon, juice only 1/4 cup olive oil ½ cup or large handful Fresh Parsley (chopped) 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoons cumin 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 6-8 iceberg lettuce “cups” No Salt Seasoning and Pepper In a large bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients together through cumin. Add no […]

  • Cheeseburger Hoagies

    1 lb. ground beef 1/2 small white onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, diced 1/3 cup ketchup 3 teaspoons mustard 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 4-6 large hoagies 10-12 dill pickle slices Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large skillet up to medium high heat, cook the beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until onion is softened and beef is browned. Mix in the ketchup mustard and cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Scoop the beef mixture into the […]

  • Beef Egg Rolls

      1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 lb. ground beef 3 green onions, diced 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil 24 egg roll wrappers 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon chile garlic sauce or Sriracha Salt and Pepper, to taste   Bring a large skillet up to medium-high heat, add sesame oil. Cook ground beef, onions, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper until the beef is browned. Drain any grease. […]

  • Mini Fruit Pizzas

    4 English muffins or thinwich sandwich thins, split 1/2 cup softened cream cheese 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Fruit Topping Ideas Fresh berries Banana slices Mango chunks Toasted coconut, for garnish (optional) In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, honey, and vanilla together. Serve the muffins or thins as is or toasted. Divide and spread cream cheese mixture onto each slice. Top with desired fruit toppings. Sprinkle with coconut, if using. Serve immediately. Sponsor: Jamba Juice

  • Greek Turkey Tacos

    1 tablespoon canola oil 1 lb. ground turkey 1/2 red or white onion, diced 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1/2 large cucumber, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 8-10 corn or small whole wheat tortillas 1 large tomato, chopped 1/2 cup lettuce, shredded No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste In a […]

  • Flat Iron Steak

    Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you need to put away the grill. Keep it going with some delicious flat iron steaks. Flat irons boast a lot of flavor and are extremely tender. 1 lb. flat iron steaks (4 steaks) 2 cups beef or chicken broth 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups couscous 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 lemons, zest and juice 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved Salt & Pepper to taste Season the steaks with salt and […]

  • Turkey and Hummus Lettuce Wraps

    4 large iceberg lettuce leaves (outside of the head) 4 tablespoons hummus (any flavor) 1/2 cucumber, diced 1/2 tomato, diced, juiced 4 slices lean turkey lunchmeat No Salt Seasoning and Pepper Toothpicks Lay the lettuce leaves out on the counter. Divide the hummus on each, spreading it out to the edges. In a small bowl, mix the cucumbers and tomatoes with no salt seasoning and pepper. Divide and layer the turkey, cucumbers and tomatoes on each lettuce leaf. Roll up. […]