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Jicama Slaw

Ingredients 1 large jicama (or 3 small (about 2 pounds), peeled and finely shredded) ½ head red cabbage (finely shredded) 2 carrots (peeled and shredded) 1 large red pepper (stem and seeds removed, sliced thin) ½ white onion (thinly sliced) Dressing: ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup rice vinegar ¼ cup lime juice (freshly squeezed) 2 tablespoons honey ½ tsp chili powder (ancho chili powder if you have it) ½ tsp red chile flakes 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp pepper (freshly ground) ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro leaves Instructions Place jicama slaw vegetables in a large bowl.  Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour the dressing over the jicama slaw mixture and toss to coat well. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving. Recipe from the Self-Proclaimed Foodie

Seafood Lasagna

Homemade Pasta Ingredients 2 cups of pasta flour or all-purpose flour 3 eggs at room temperature 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt water as needed and additional flour Preparation: On a clean surface or large bowl, create a well in the middle and add the pasta ingredients. Using a fork, start to gently scramble the eggs and add the flour and continue to mix until you can form a ball of dough. Knead the dough on the work surface until the dough is soft and smooth. Let the dough rest for approximately 30 minutes. If you don’t have time…

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Scallops Provencal

This is the most popular recipe on! Ingredients 1 pound fresh bay or sea scallops Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dredging 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup chopped shallots (2 large) 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 lemon, cut in 1/2 Directions If you’re using bay scallops, keep them whole. If you’re using sea scallops, cut each 1 in half horizontally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss with flour, and shake off the excess. In a very large sauté pan,…

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Lobster Mac n Cheese

Trust me, this is awesome!  Prep Time: 20 minutes; Cook Time: 25 minutes; Total Time: 45 minutes; Servings: 8; Calories: 627 kcal  Author: Sara Welch INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons butter divided use 2 tablespoons flour 2 1/2 cups water 4 cups milk I use whole milk 1 pound corkscrew pasta such as cavatappi or cellentani 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked lobster meat plus more for garnish 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons chives thinly sliced cooking spray INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 or 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the…

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Thai Basil Eggplant

Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, halved lengthwise and cut into 3/4″ slices 3 red, green and/or yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced 1 lb. Portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed, cut into 1/2″ slices 1c chopped onion 1/4c hoisin sauce 2T reduced sodium soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 2t grated fresh ginger 2t arrowroot powder 1c water 1/2c thinly sliced Thai basil* 4c hot cooked rice 1T sriracha sauce (optional) Directions: In an extra-large skillet, cook eggplant, peppers, mushrooms and onion over medium heat 6-10 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally and adding water, 1-2 T at a time as…

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Copycat Panera Squash Soup

prep time: 10 MINUTES; cook time: 20 MINUTES; total time: 30 MINUTES INGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil • 1 small yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup) • 2 pounds chopped butternut squash (about 6 heaping cups) • 3 small carrots, chopped (about 1 cup) • 3-4 cups vegetable broth • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice (do NOT use apple cider vinegar) • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon • dash of nutmeg • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 tablespoons butter • 2 ounces low-fat (neufchatel) cream cheese • 1 tablespoon brown sugar,…

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Blueberry Spinach Salad Bowl with Orange Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS ORANGE VINAIGRETTE ½ tsp. orange zest 2 tablespoons juice from 1 orange 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon snipped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, or dill 1½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste BOWLS 1 small sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon orange juice ⅛ teaspoon curry powder ⅛ teaspoon paprika 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1¼ cups cooked wheat berries ½ of a 15-oz. can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained ⅔ cup fresh blueberries ½ of an avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced Optional toppings: sliced green onions,…

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Raw Pecan Chocolate Caramel Slice

Here’s a treat on the healthy side of things that might be fun to do with your kids.  No stove needed! Ingredients: Base: 1/2c almonds 1/2c Medjool dates, pitted 2T coconut oil 3T raw cacao powder 2T raw honey Caramel Pecan Layer: 1c Medjool dates, pitted 1/2c coconut oil 3T tahini 1t vanilla 2T raw honey 1/4c chopped pecans Top Layer: 1/4c coconut oil 1/4c maple syrup 1/4c raw cacao powder 1/4c chopped pecans Directions: To make the base first, pulse dates, almonds, coconut oil, raw cacao, and honey in the food processor into a crumble. Press this mixture into…

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Lemon Primavera Bowties

INGREDIENTS   kosher salt 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 2 c. peas extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. chopped onions 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips 1 small yellow zucchini, sliced into thin rounds Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. heavy cream 3 lemons 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 c. Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more for serving 1/2 c. chopped parsley   DIRECTIONS Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Meanwhile, set up bowl of cold water with ice cubes. Drain pasta, then cook peas in pasta…

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Prep time: Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Marinating time: 2 hours Yield: Serves 8 to 10 INGREDIENTS Marinade 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup white wine 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme 2 Tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary or 1 Tbsp of dried rosemary 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper Blend marinade ingredients in a blender, just a few pulses until well mixed. Lamb Roast One 6-pound leg of lamb, bone-in or boneless. (If boneless, the leg should be tied up with kitchen string by butcher.) Marinade Salt and freshly ground black pepper Special…

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