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  • Beef and Asparagus Pasta Toss

    1 pound Ground Beef 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup minced shallots (about 2 large) 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (optional) Cook pasta in boiling salted water 10 minutes or until almost tender. Add asparagus; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta and asparagus are tender. Drain well.   Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over […]

  • Biscuit Burgers

    1 lb. ground beef 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup mustard 1/4 cup mayonnaise 6 large biscuits, baked, split 6 tomato slices 6 onion slices (optional) Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion and garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Form six patties. On an oiled grill or large skillet […]

  • Beef and Tomato Penne Pasta

    10 oz. penne pasta 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 small white onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, diced 1 lb. ground beef 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, grated Few fresh basil leaves, for garnish Salt and Pepper, to taste   Cook the penne pasta according to package directions. When […]

  • Celery and Cream Cheese Appetizer

    4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons lime juice 8 celery stalks, trimmed, cut into approx.. 3” pieces Salt and Pepper, to taste In a medium bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients through lime juice. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Fill celery ribs with the mixture. Serve immediately.

  • Sweet Potato Hummus

    2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1”-2” pieces 1/3 cup olive oil, divided 1 (14 oz.) can no salt added garbanzo or chickpeas, rinsed 3 tablespoons tahini 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cumin No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread out the sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Brush half of the olive oil on the potatoes. Season with […]

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip

    10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 6 oz. non-fat or light cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded 2 cloves garlic, grated 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 (14 oz.) can quartered artichoke quarters, rinsed, drained, chopped 1/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the spinach in a clean kitchen towel. Ring out […]

  • Spicy Buffalo Style Meatballs

    1 pound Ground Beef 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs 1 large egg, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon honey Blue cheese dressing Celery sticks   Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.   Shape beef mixture into 32 1-inch meatballs; place on […]

  • Veggie Couscous Stir Fry

    2 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 small green pepper, chopped 1/2 small white onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 (5 oz.) can water chestnuts, rinsed, chopped 1/2 cup (canned) whole baby corn, rinsed, chopped (optional) 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 cups cooked couscous 3 green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons toasted white or black sesame seeds No Salt Seasoning and Pepper In a large skillet up to medium-high heat, add oil. Saute the mushrooms, pepper and […]

  • Steak with Queso Sauce

    1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 lb. tri-tip, sirloin or other boneless steaks 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Salt and Pepper, to taste Queso Sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1½ cups milk 1½ cups shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped Salt and Pepper, to taste   In a small bowl, mix together the chili, garlic and onion powder with salt and pepper. Season both […]

  • Chicken, Rice and Beans Wrap

    Chicken, Rice and Beans Wrap 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 14.5 oz. can no-salt added white beans, rinsed 1 1/2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked, shredded 1/2 cup carrots, shredded 3 green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 6 whole grain tortillas (10-inch) 1 cup hummus (any flavor) No Salt Seasoning and Pepper In a large bowl, mix together the rice, beans, chicken, onions, chili powder, garlic powder, no salt seasoning and pepper. Spread […]

  • Steak, Spinach, Feta and Tomato Salad

    2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 lb. sirloin steak, cut into bite size pieces 4 cups baby spinach 1 large tomato, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/4 red onion, chopped 3 oz. feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons sugar 1/3 cup olive oil Salt and Pepper, to taste In a large skillet up to medium high heat, add canola oil. Season steak pieces with salt and pepper. Cook steak to desired doneness. In […]

  • Turkey and Chickpea Chili

    2 tablespoons canola or olive oil 1 large white onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, cored, chopped 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded, diced (optional) 3 garlic cloves, diced 1 lb. lean ground turkey 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 (28 oz.) can no-salt added diced tomatoes, with the juice 1 (15 oz. can) no-salt added tomato sauce One 15-ounce can no-salt added chickpeas, rinsed, drained 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped […]