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3 Baked Sweet Potato Recipes!

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Harvest Stuffed Sweet Potato

2 sweet potatoes
1 cup kale, chopped and massaged in 1 tsp olive oil
¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
2 tsp honey or balsamic glaze

Using a fork, carefully pierce the skin of the sweet potatoes all over. Rub with oil and season with salt to taste. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for approximately 1 hour or until fork tender. Allow to cool slightly before handling. Cut sweet potatoes in half and using a fork, fluff the insides of the potato. Stuff with kale and top with goat cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts. Drizzle with honey or balsamic glaze.
Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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2 sweet potatoes
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
½ cup hot sauce
¼ cup celery, finely diced
½ cup crumbled blue cheese

Using a fork, carefully pierce the skin of the sweet potatoes all over. Rub with oil and season with salt to taste. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for approximately 1 hour or until fork tender. Allow to cool slightly before handling. Cut sweet potatoes in half and using a fork, fluff the insides of the potato.  In a medium bowl, combine chicken and hot sauce. Stuff potatoes with buffalo chicken mixture and top with celery and crumbled blue cheese. Bake at 400ºF for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is hot and blue cheese has softened.
Enjoy!

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Potato
2 sweet potatoes
¾ cup cream cheese
¼ cup bacon, crumbled
¼ cup pickled jalapeños
¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Using a fork, carefully pierce the skin of the sweet potatoes all over. Rub with oil and season with salt to taste. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for approximately 1 hour or until fork tender. Allow to cool slightly before handling. Cut sweet potatoes in half and using a fork, fluff the insides of the potato. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, bacon, pickled jalapenos and green onion. Set aside. Stuff with cream cheese mixture and top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 400ºF for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
Enjoy!

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3 Baked Potato Recipes!

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French Onion Baked Potatoes
4 russet potatoes
2 tbsp butter
4 onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
½ cup beef broth or mushroom broth
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
½ cup gruyere, grated
Parsley to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

Using a fork, carefully pierce the skin of the potatoes all over. Rub with oil and season with salt to taste. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for approximately 1 hour or until fork tender. Meanwhile, to make French onion filling, add butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and season with salt & pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for 15-25 minutes, or until onions are soft and golden. Add garlic and thyme and cook for another minute. Deglaze the pan by adding some worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until beef broth has reduced slightly. Remove from heat and set aside. Once potatoes are fork tender, using a paring knife, slice a pocket into them. Stuff with onion mixture and top with gruyere. Bake at 400ºF for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and melted.
Garnish with some fresh parsley and enjoy!

Pizza Baked Potatoes
4 russet potatoes
½ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup mini pepperoni slices
¼ cup green pepper, finely diced
¼ cup hot banana peppers
½ cup mozzarella, shredded

Using a fork, carefully pierce the skin of the potatoes all over. Rub with oil and season with salt to taste. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for approximately 1 hour or until fork tender. Once baked, slice a pocket into the potato. Spoon in a layer of tomato sauce into each potato and top with desired ingredients. Bake at 400ºF for 5-7 minutes.
Enjoy!

Breakfast Baked Potatoes
4 russet potatoes
½ lb breakfast sausages, casings removed
½ cup onion, diced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
8 eggs
¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
Green onion for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

Using a fork, carefully pierce the skin of the potatoes all over. Rub with oil and season with salt to taste. Place on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 350ºF for approximately 1 hour or until fork tender. Meanwhile in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add sausage and break up the large chunks with the back of your spoon. Season with smoked paprika, garlic powder and pepper to taste. Once cooked, set aside. Once potatoes are cooked, cut a pocket into them and lightly fluff up the insides. Stuff skins with sausage, cheese and top with a freshly cracked egg. Bake at 400ºF for 8-10 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking. Garnish with green onion.
Season with fresh cracked pepper and enjoy!

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3 Stuffed Pasta Shells!

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Italian Sausage Shells
12-14 large pasta shells, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 lb Italian sausage, removed from casings
½ cup onion, diced
2 cups kale, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp red pepper flakes
2 ½ cups tomato sauce
1 cup ricotta cheese
½ cup mozzarella, shredded
¼ cup parmesan, grated
Fresh basil for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes and add garlic. Add sausage and cook until no longer pink. Season with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant. Add kale and cook until wilted. Add half of the tomato sauce and mix well. Remove from heat and stir in ricotta. Spread half of the remaining tomato sauce on an oven-safe baking dish. Stuff shells with sausage mixture and place into tomato sauce lined baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and mozzarella and parmesan and bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with fresh basil.
Enjoy!
*If cooking from frozen, add on 25-35 minutes to cooking time. If shells are browning too quickly, top with aluminum foil. If possible, to reduce cooking time, allow to completely thaw before baking.

Taco Stuffed Shells
12-14 large pasta shells, cooked and rinsed with cold water
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1 cup salsa
1 cup diced tomatoes
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp green onion for garnish
oil

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and bell peppers. Cook for 3-4 minutes and add garlic. Once fragrant, add beef. Continue to cook until beef is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper to taste and taco seasoning. Add black beans. Mix well and remove from heat. Spread half of the salsa on an oven-safe baking dish. Stuff shells with beef mixture and place into baking dish. Top with remaining salsa and sprinkle over cheddar cheese. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with fresh green onions.
Enjoy!
*If cooking from frozen, add on 25-35 minutes to cooking time. If shells are browning too quickly, top with aluminum foil. If possible, to reduce cooking time, allow to completely thaw before baking.

Chicken Alfredo with Spinach
Alfredo Sauce:
2 tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup cream cheese
1 cup parmesan, grated
Pinch of nutmeg
½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Stuffed Shells:
12-14 large pasta shells, cooked and rinsed with cold water
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1 cup frozen spinach, excess water squeezed out
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
Parmesan for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

To make alfredo sauce, add butter to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and softened. Reduce heat and add cream and cream cheese. Bring to a simmer while stirring. Once smooth, add parmesan, nutmeg and season with salt and pepper to taste. If using, add red pepper flakes. Mix well. Set aside ⅓ of the sauce. Spread a layer of the sauce into an oven safe baking dish and set the rest aside.

To make filling, mix together chicken, spinach mozzarella and half of alfredo remaining sauce. Stuff shells with chicken mixture and place in the sauce lined baking dish. Top with remaining alfredo sauce and sprinkle over mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Enjoy!
*If cooking from frozen, add on 25-35 minutes to cooking time. If shells are browning too quickly, top with aluminum foil. If possible, to reduce cooking time, allow to completely thaw before baking.

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3 EASY Pantry Meals | Dinner Made Easy

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Tuna Fusilli
1lb fusilli pasta, cooked
½ tsp chili flakes
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 cup frozen green peas
2 tbsp capers
1 cup tomato sauce
2 can tuna in water
Oil

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.  Add pasta, tuna, peas, tomato sauce and capers. Season with chili flakes. Toss well and cook until heated through.
Enjoy!

Easy Rice Skillet
½ cup onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup rice
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
½ tsp smoked paprika
2 cups frozen green beans
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium size pot or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add rice and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add chickpeas, diced tomatoes, chicken broth and smoked paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add green beans and cook until beans have heated through and all the liquid has absorbed.
Enjoy!

Hearty Black Bean Soup
1 cup red onion, finely diced
1 green pepper, finely diced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce,
2 cans black beans, not drained
1 can diced tomatoes
3 cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro for garnish
Lime wedges for garnish

In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onions and green pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 25-30 minutes. Use an immersion blender to puree soup and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges.
Enjoy!

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3 EASY One Pot Pasta Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

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Creamy Cajun Pasta
½ cup onion, thinly sliced
1 celery stalk, chopped
½ cup green pepper, diced
1 cup kielbasa, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
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1 lb linguine
4 cups chicken broth
½ cup heavy cream
1 lb shrimp, peeled
1 tbsp parsley, for garnish
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion, celery, green pepper and kielbasa and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cajun seasoning and cook until fragrant. Add pasta, broth, and cream. Cook, stirring frequently for 6-7 minutes and add shrimp. Continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until pasta and shrimp are cooked through, and liquid has absorbed. Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy!

Spinach & Artichoke Penne
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup artichoke hearts, drained
1 tsp oregano
1 lb penne
5 cups vegetable broth
4 cups fresh chopped spinach
¾ cup parmesan, grated (or a vegetarian option)
oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a dutch oven oven medium-high heat, add oil. Add onions and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until mushrooms and onions have softened. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add artichoke oregano, hearts, pasta and vegetable broth. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is almost cooked. Add spinach and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until completely wilted and pasta is cooked to your liking. Stir in parmesan.
Enjoy!

One Pot Carbonara
1 cup pancetta, diced
1 lb spaghetti
4 cups vegetable broth
3 garlic cloves, minced
⅔ cup half and half cream
2 eggs
½ cup parmesan, grated
2 tbsp parsley, chopped for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together cream, eggs and parmesan. Set aside. In a large dutch oven, add pancetta and cook until lightly crispy. Remove from pot and set aside. Add broth to pan and deglaze. Add spaghetti and garlic and bring to a simmer. Stir pasta frequently and cook until pasta is cooked through and liquid has been completely absorbed. Lower heat and pour over cream sauce and mix well. Return pancetta to pan and combine. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Enjoy!

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Mushroom Frittata
6 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter
1 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup spinach, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. In a medium sized oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. Add mushrooms and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and spinach and cook until wilted. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Pour over egg mixture and mix well. Bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes, or until the egg is cooked through. Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy!

Baked Chicken Thighs
8 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
3 potatoes, cut into wedges
½ red onion, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large baking dish, toss all ingredients together. Bake at 400ºF for 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes have softened.
Enjoy!

Tuscan Rice Skillet
1lb Italian sausage, casings removed
½ cup onion, finely diced
3 cups spinach, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup rice
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 ½ cups chicken broth
2 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil

In a medium size pot or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and sausage. Break meat up with the side of a spoon and cook until no longer pink. Add rice and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add beans, diced tomatoes, chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid is mostly absorbed. Stir in spinach and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until wilted.
Enjoy!

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EASY Chicken Dinners | Dinner Made Easy

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Chicken Thighs with Mushroom & Onion Gravy
4 chicken thighs
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
½ cup onions, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
1 tsp thyme leaves
1 tbsp flour
¾-1 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp parsley, chopped for garnish
Oil
Salt and pepper

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. While oil is heating, season chicken with salt, pepper and thyme. Carefully place chicken, skin side down, onto the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and flip. Continue to fry until mostly cooked through. Remove Chicken from skillet and set aside. Add onions and mushrooms to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they have softened and begin to brown. Add garlic and remaining herbs and cook until fragrant. Stir in flour and cook for another minute. Slowly pour in chicken broth and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste and return chicken to the gravy, skin side up. Reduce heat to a simmer and finish cooking your chicken. Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy!

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning (or 1 lemon, zested, ½ tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste)
½ cup onion, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup rice
2 ¼ cups chicken broth
1 cup asparagus, chopped
1 tbsp parsley for garnish
1 lemon, sliced for garnish
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. While oil is heating, season chicken with lemon pepper to taste. Carefully place chicken onto hot skillet. Brown chicken on both sides, but do not cook all the way through. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add onion to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until they soften. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add rice, chicken broth and remaining lemon pepper seasoning and mix well. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 6-8 minutes and stir in asparagus. Nestle in chicken breasts and lemon slices. Cover the skillet and simmer for another 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and liquid has been completely been absorbed. Garnish with parsley.
Enjoy!

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
Sauce:
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
¾ cup chicken broth
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cornstarch

Stir Fry:
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 cup broccoli florets
2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the bias
½ cup onion, sliced
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until chicken is almost cooked through. Add carrots and onion to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli and pour over sauce and mix well. Cover skillet with lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until broccoli is cooked through.
Enjoy!

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Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie
Cauliflower Mash:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tbsp butter
Splash of milk (optional)
1 tbsp parsley, chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Filling:
2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
1 celery stalk, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup beef broth
2 cups frozen peas and carrots
½ cup frozen corn
oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Steam cauliflower in a large pot for 12-15 minutes, or until tender. Using a potato masher, mash cauliflower and add butter and season with salt and pepper to taste. If cauliflower mash is too thick, thin out with a splash of milk. Set aside.

To make ground beef mixture, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. Once butter has melted, add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary and broth. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until beef broth has mostly evaporated. Stir in frozen vegetables and transfer to an oven safe baking dish. Top with cauliflower mash. Bake at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes.
Enjoy!
*To make things even tastier, try adding ½ cup of cheddar cheese on top of the cauliflower mash then bake.
*If cooking from frozen, add on another 30-40 minutes to cooking time. If shepherd’s pie is browning too quickly, top with aluminum foil. If possible, to reduce cooking time, allow to completely thaw before baking.

Chicken Chili
Chili:
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cans red kidney beans
1 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Cornbread topping:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
½ jalapeno, minced
¼ cup green onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno cut into circles for garnish

To make chili, heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion, celery and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add chipotle in adobo sauce. Cook until fragrant. Add chili powder, oregano and cumin and mix well. Add beans, chicken, corn, tomatoes, broth and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chili has thickened and vegetables are cooked through.

To make cornbread, in a large bowl, whisk cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until well combined. In a smaller bowl, whisk eggs, milk and melted butter. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir in cheddar cheese, jalapeno and green onion. Spread cornbread mixture over the chili and bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes, or until cornbread is cooked through.
Enjoy!

Stuffed Pepper Casserole
1lb ground turkey or chicken
1 onion, diced
3 bell peppers, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 cup rice
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
1 ½ cups chicken broth
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion, peppers and turkey. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through. Add garlic, smoked paprika and rice and cook until garlic is fragrant. Add broth and diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce to a simmer and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked through. Transfer to an oven safe baking dish and bake at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes. If cooking from frozen, add another 30 minutes to cook time, or ideally allow to thaw completely and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy!

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Angel Hair Shrimp Scampi
3 cups angel hair pasta, cooked and drained
2 tbsp butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chili flakes
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ cup white wine
1 bunch asparagus, chopped into 2” pieces
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook your pasta according to the instructions on the box. While it’s cooking, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add garlic, shrimp, asparagus, wine and chili flakes. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through. Add parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss well.
Enjoy!

Cashew Chicken
Sauce:
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
¾ cup chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tbsp cornstarch

Stir Fry:
2 chicken breasts, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 cup unsalted cashews
¼ cup green onion
¼ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until no longer pink and add green pepper and cook for another minute. Add sauce and cashews and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until peppers have softened and sauce has thickened. Add green onions and mix well.
Enjoy!

Halibut Packets
3 halibut fillets
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup sugar snap peas
½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp dill, chopped (or tarragon)
1 lemon, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil

Cut out 3 large parchment paper squares. Into the centre of each square, add snap peas, red pepper and red onion. Top with lemon slices and halibut. Season with salt and pepper to taste, garlic and dill. Top with another slice of lemon. Fold packets to seal edges, leaving an air pocket inside to help steam fish. Bake at 400ºF for 13-14 minutes, or until vegetables and fish are cooked through.
Enjoy!
*Be careful when opening packets! They are extremely hot and filled with steam!

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3 Dinner-Worthy Salad Recipes!


Steak & Blue Cheese Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette

4 cups arugula
1 (8oz) steak, striploin, cooked and sliced
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Tomato Vinaigrette:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp basil, chopped

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.
Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides and fry until golden on each side and cooked to your liking. Remove from skillet and set aside.
To make vinaigrette, add oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat
Add shallots and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until they soften. Add garlic and tomatoes and cook for another minute. Add vinegar, honey and salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until tomatoes soften. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Arrange arugula on serving dish of choice. Top with steak strips, vinaigrette and blue cheese.
Enjoy!

Asian Inspired Slaw

4 cups red cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, julienned
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
½ cup cucumber, julienned
1 avocado, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
¼ cup cashews, chopped

Dressing:
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp agave or brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
¼ tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp sesame oil
⅓ cup olive oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
To assemble salad, place cabbage in bowl and arrange remaining ingredients on top.
Garnish with cashews and pour over dressing.
Enjoy!
Option to Add: Sesame Ginger Salmon

Harvest Salad with Chicken

2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 cups butternut squash, diced
4 cups kale, chopped
1 apple, diced
⅓ cup pecan halves
¼ cup goat cheese
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Maple Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
⅓ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour half of the vinaigrette over chicken breasts and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Set remaining vinaigrette aside.
On a large non-stick or parchment lined baking sheet, arrange chicken on one side. On the other side, add squash and drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake at 400ºF for 20-25 minutes or until chicken and squash are cooked through and slightly golden.
In a large bowl, add kale and drizzle lightly with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Massage kale until it becomes tender.
In your serving bowl of choice, fill with kale and top with remaining ingredients. Drizzle over remaining vinaigrette.
Enjoy!

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