Chicken Curry in a Pita Pocket

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tbs curry powder
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/8 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 8 pita pockets
  • 8 romaine hearts

Directions:

  1. Mix first 6 ingredients well in a mixing bowl.
  2. Slice a pita pocket in half and split open.  Add half a romaine heart followed by a 5 tablespoons of the chicken mixture.
  3. Enjoy!

Slow cooker Steak Tacos

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  • 3 lbs bottom round
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 beer
  • 1 adobo boullion cube
  • 1 head of lettuce, chipped
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded mexican cheese
  • 10-15 flour tortillas

Directions:

  1. Put bottom round, sliced onion, beer and bouillion cube in a slow cooker and cook on low 6-8 hrs.
  2. When cooked, remove steak and drain lightly.
  3. Warm tortillas in microwave, wrapped in paper towels for 20-30 seconds.
  4. Assemble tacos with red onion, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream.
  • 1 cup sour cream

30 minute Tortellini and Chicken Soup with Leeks

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Ingredients:

  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 20 oz frozen tortellini
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 3 leeks, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 1 cup of frozen spinach
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Add butter to a large stock pot over medium heat.  Once melted, add leeks, carrots and celery.  Saute until leeks are translucent.
  2. Add broth, garlic salt, thyme and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil.
  3. Add tortellini and cook until tortellini rise to the top and are cooked through.
  4. Add spinach and heat through.
  5. Enjoy!

Italian Pasta

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fusilli pasta
  • 1 tbs EVOO
  • 1 lb turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 4 cups of arugula
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts, quartered
  • 1 jar of roasted red peppers, undrained
  • 4 oz gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.  Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.
  2. Meanwhile, In a large saute pan, heat EVOO.  Add sausages and cook through, crumbling while cooking. Drain.
  3. Add roasted red peppers, gorgonzola, chicken broth and pasta water (when pasta is being drained).
  4. Mix in arugula, one cup at a time.
  5. Mix in Pasta and toss with the parmesan.

Bolognese Roll

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 can diced italian tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bunch of basil, stems removed
  • 8 oz mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 log of pastry dough, thawed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a skillet, cook turkey until no longer pink.  Add onion, garlic salt and tomatoes and bring to a boil and simmer for 10 min.
  3. Lay out pastry dough in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.  On one half, add the basil and top with the meat sauce.  Lay mozzarella slices over top.
  4. Fold the empty side of the dough over the covered side and seal the edges.  Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cut into 2 inch slices with a bread knife.

Proscuitto and Basil Calzone Roll

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Ingredients for dough:

  • 1 tsp sugar1 1/2 cups beer, flat
  • 1 tablespoon garlic oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients to bread machine and select the dough cycle.
  2. Once cycle is finished, remove and set aside.

Ingredients for Calzone roll:

  • 8 oz proscuitto
  • 1 bunch of basil, stems removed
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thin rectangle. layer proscuitto, basil and cheese evenly over the dough.  Roll into a long tube like shape.
  3. Bake 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and slice into 1 inch slices with a bread knife.  Serve with marinara.

Chicken and Kale Soup with Pastina and Tortellini

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Ingredients:

  • 3 leeks, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 8 oz fresh kale, stems removed and torn into bite size pieces
  • 4 oz pastina pasta
  • 19 oz tortellini
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions:

  1. In a large stock pot, saute the leeks, carrots and celery in the butter 5 minutes.
  2. Add broth, bay leaf and chicken breasts.  Simmer for 20 minutes to poach chicken.
  3. Remove chicken and let cool.  When cool, shred chicken.
  4. Bring soup to a boil.  Add pastina and tortellini and cook 6 minutes.
  5. Return chicken to pot and add kale.  Simmer 5 minutes.

Quick Hawaiian Pizza

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Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pre-baked pizza crust
  • 6 oz of ham, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cover the pizza with the sauce, leaving a one inch border.
  3. Layer ham, pineapple and then cheese.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes on a pizza stone.

 

Fast Caprese Pizza

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-baked italian pizza crust
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 bunch of basil, stems removed
  • 1 tomato, sliced thin
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 tbs EVOO
  • 1 tbs balsamic vineager

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread pizza sauce over crust and leave a 1 inch border around the edge.
  3. Layer basil leaves, tomato and then finally the mozzarella.
  4. Bake 8-10 min in oven.  Remove and drizzle the EVOO and balsamic over the top of the pizza.

Quick and Easy Swiss and Steak Pizza

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Ingredients:

  • 1 thin crust whole wheat pre-baked pie crust
  • 1 lb leftover steak, diced
  • 6 oz swiss cheese, cut into squares
  • 1 cup store bought pizza sauce
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce over the pie crust.
  3. Then layer the steak, onions and swiss evenly over the crust.
  4. Bake on a pizza stone for 8-10 minutes.
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