Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This simple and easy recipe is a super way to start off your day.
The health benefits associated with eating kale has led to it being deemed a "super food." Research has shown that eating kale can help lower cholesterol and prevent four different kinds of cancers. To reap its health benefits, it is suggested that you eat kale two or three times a week. This recipe is a tasty and easy way to introduce kale into your diet. This recipe is great for one person. What You'll Need: 3 Organic, free range chicken eggs (these eggs have the best health benefits) 1 1/2-2 large handfuls of Kale, chopped 1 med, ripe tomato 1/2 yellow or Vidalia onion, chopped 1-2 slices of low-fat cheese EVOO Skim milk Sea Salt and/or Pepper to taste How to Prepare: Scramble the three eggs in a small bowl with a little bit of skim …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Try out this simple and creative way to cook boneless chicken breasts.
When preparing this dish, consider using fresh sprigs of rosemary from the garden and sea salt and pepper are a great way to put some flavor into the chicken. Saute large pieces of onions while cooking the chicken and you will almost have a full meal in a pan. I like to serve this dish with fresh, steamed broccoli and roasted potatoes. This recipe serves four generously. What You'll Need: 4 large boneless chicken breasts(I like to use organic, free-range) 4-5 fresh sprigs of rosemary about 6 inches long Sea salt and pepper to taste Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 large Vidalia Onion, cut into wide pieces How to Prepare: Circle a large frying pan with the olive oil two or three times and then add about a teaspoon of each of the salt and pepper …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Using multi-grain chips, roasted chicken and loads of veggies, these nachos can satisfy as a healthy all-in-one meal.
The only time-consuming part of preparing this meal of healthy nachos is chopping the vegetables. Preparing them ahead of time and keeping them stored in the fridge until you're ready to put it all together is recommended. This recipe serves 2-4 as a meal. What You'll Need: How You'll Make It: Chopped scallions and fresh lettuce make a great and healthy addition to this dish. Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Pollo Guisado is a famous Dominican chicken dish that uses fresh vegetables and cilantro to help marinate the chicken. Serve it with Dominican white rice and beans and enjoy the fresh flavors.
There are many different varieties of this dish, some may choose the more traditional way by browning sugar in a little oil and then adding the chicken. For this column, I chose to make a home made "sofrito," a marinade of chopped veggies, tomato sauce, cilantro and garlic. Allowing the chicken to "soak" in the sofrito really allows the flavors to sink in. Goya Adobo seasoning, found in the Spanish Foods section of the grocery store is a crucial ingredient. This recipe serves 6 generously. What You'll Need: 5 boneless chicken breasts, rinsed and cut into med-sized pieces 2 red bell peppers, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 large handful fresh cilantro, chopped 3 large cloves of garlic, smashed 3/4 c. tomato sauce …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
To all of you who may be thinking: "Hmmmm... soup in the summer?" Our answer is "Yes!" Especially with all of the fresh ingredients that are ripe and ready for picking during the summer months.
Soup is rarely on the menu at my house during the summer, but I can thank my daughter for this one. This next recipe is perfect for those rainy summer nights. I used it this week to help soothe my daughter, who recently had her wisdom teeth out before going off to college. This recipe serves 6 generously, with leftovers for lunch. What You'll need: 2 48oz Cans of Low Sodium Chicken Broth 1 28oz Can of Organic Diced Tomatoes 7 Chicken Sausage Links, mild Italian flavor 1 Bag Organic Baby Carrots, chopped 6 Celery Stalks, chopped 1 med Zucchini, quartered and sliced thinly 1 med Summer Squash, quartered, sliced thinly 1/2 Large Vidalia Onion, chopped 6 large, fresh Basil leaves Olive Oil 1 heaping tbsp of chopped garlic Sea Salt and Pepper, …
Monday, July 25, 2011
What dishes have you prepared this summer?
Monday, July 25, 2011
We've had some pretty tasty dishes on Marblehead Patch in recent weeks and now it's time to tell us which were your family favorites. Michelle Phillips' Cooking for the Week column runs each Tuesday. Tell her which recipe you liked best in the comment section below: Also feel free to share your experience cooking each dish. Did you tweak the recipe? Was it a hit at a cook-out? We love to talk food so join in the conversation.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It's naked because it's wrapless, meaning no tortilla. All the "guts" of the classic burrito, but piled high on a on a plate, layer by layer. It's easy, healthy and so delicious.
This recipe serves four generously. Pair it with some chips and salsa and a glass of Skinny Girl Margarita or an ice cold cervesa and you have a great meal. What you'll need: 3 grilled boneless chicken breasts, sliced 1 head of Romaine lettuce, chopped 1 pint grape tomatoes, chopped 1 med Vidalia onion, chopped 1 large can refried beans 1-2 avocados, cubed 1-2 c. Spanish style rice 1 pkg of shredded Mexican cheese Sour cream and salsa as garnish Prepare! You can grill and slice the chicken ahead of time if you'd like and heat it in a pan when you are ready to cook. Heat the beans in a pan, cook the rice and have all of the veggies ready to layer on a plate. Put a handful of lettuce first, tomatoes, onions and avocado in layers. Add a big …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This is a quick and easy meal to make that is perfect for summer. Simple, fast and delicious!
This simple salad with grilled chicken has some extras in it that the kids will love. Apples and cheddar cheese add a little something extra and the dressing is delicious. This meal serves four generously. What you'll need: 4 whole boneless chicken breasts 1 bottle of Marzetti's Simply Dressed Balsamic Dressing 2 heads of Romaine Lettuce, chopped 2 handfuls of chopped carrots 6-7 Stalks of Celery, chopped 1 apple, chopped 1/2 c. cubed cheddar cheese How you'll make it: Marinate the chicken for at least 3 hours. Make sure the chicken is covered. If not, turn it after an hour. While grilling the chicken, chop all of the vegetables and arrange on a platter or in a shallow bowl. Dress the salad with some of the dressing. Slice the chicken and …