Category Archives: Recipes

Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Ingredients: 1 lb flank steak 1 bunch green onions 1 inch chunk fresh ginger 2 naval oranges 1T reduced sodium soy sauce 2T rice wine vinegar 2T brown sugar 2T vegetable oil 1T minced garlic 1-12 oz. pkg snow peas Directions: Cut the steak into thin slices for stir-frying. Thinly slice the green onions. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Cut one orange into half moon slices. Squeeze juice of second orange into a medium bowl. To juice, add the soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ginger. Whisk to combine. In a 12-inch skillet or wok, heat the oil on…

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Beef Barley Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds beef stew meat 1 onion finely chopped 3 large carrots cut into 3/4 inch pieces 3 stalks celery sliced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 8 cups beef broth 1 dried bay leaf 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 cup pearl barley 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season the beef stew meat with salt and pepper to taste. Place half of the meat in the pot in a single layer….

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Juicing

It’s a new year, and many people are looking at ways to get healthy after holidays full of sugar and over-eating.  Juicing has been shown to be an excellent way to detox, get the sugar and high fat out of your system and move away from sugar cravings.  Juices give your body the nourishment that it’s missing from the typical American diet. Whether you try juicing once or twice a day instead of meals, or go on a complete juice fast, here are two basic recipes that taste great. Green Juice 1 apple Handful of baby spinach 1/4 of a…

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Mocha Yule Log

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 65 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD: 12 servings. Ingredients 5 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup cake flour 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar FILLING: 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar FROSTING: 1/3 cup butter, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1 tablespoon brewed coffee, cooled 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk Directions Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Line…

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Turkey Casserole

Who doesn’t love leftover turkey? Every time we have turkey, I make this casserole with the leftovers and maybe a few extra vegetables.  It’s a big hit. Ingredients: 3c cooked turkey, light or dark meat, chopped into bite sized pieces l medium onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1c frozen peas, thawed, or green beans cut into bite sized pieces 2T olive oil, coconut oil or turkey fat 1-2c leftover gravy 3-4c leftover stuffing Saute the onions, carrots and celery in the oil or turkey fat until the vegetables are soft. Add the remaining vegetables. Heat through….

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Crock Pot Chick Stew

Full of tender, juicy, and flavorful protein and veggies, this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew with potatoes is a cozy, easy dinner recipe for chilly nights! Course: Dinner Cuisine: American Keyword: chicken stew, chicken stew with potatoes, slow cooker chicken stew Servings: 12 cups Calories: 162 kcal Author: Blair   Ingredients 2 medium sweet onions, diced into bite-sized pieces 3 stalks celery, diced 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced into small bite-sized pieces 1 bay leaf 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning 3–4 lbs. bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth or chicken stock 1 tablespoon corn starch + 1 tablespoon cold water For garnish: chopped fresh parsley Instructions…

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Watermelon Granita

This is a perfect way to use watermelon that will go bad if not eaten soon! Not to mention very refreshing! INGREDIENTS 4 cups (1 3/4 pounds) cubed seedless watermelon (from a 4-lb. melon) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice REPARATION Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 9 x 9 x 2″ metal baking pan. Freeze mixture for 1 hour. Stir, mashing any frozen parts with the back of a fork. Cover and freeze mixture until firm, about 2 hours. Using a fork, scrape granita vigorously to form icy flakes. DO AHEAD Can…

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Ziggy’s Deep-Fried Ice Cream

The recipe comes from our friends Vanessa Moore and Louisa Clerici, who created The Plymouth Cookbook. The recipe is from Ziggy’s Ice Cream & Food in Plymouth, MA. Ingredients: Ice cream of choice Corn Flakes cereal, crushed Dash of Cinnamon (optional) Enough whisked egg whites to roll the ice cream in Canola oil for deep frying Directions: Scoop out a ball of your favorite ice cream. Wearing a pair of vinyl gloves, compact the ice cream in your hands. Pack it so that it is about the size of a baseball. Proceed to roll the ice cream ball in crushed…

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Shrimp Creole

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed finely chopped 2-3 stalks celery (you want about the same amount as green bell pepper) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (or to taste) 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 bay leaf 1 can (15-ounce) tomato sauce 1 cup water (approximately to rinse out the can) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, tail removed Tabasco sauce, to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped…

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Nana’s Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound dried navy beans 1 ham bone + ham scraps 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 10 cups water Salt and pepper Instructions: The Night Before: Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with three inches of water. Soak the dried beans overnight (up to 24 hours) to soften. Drain when ready to use. Place a large 6 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, ham bone, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften the onions. Then add in the drained beans, thyme, ground cumin, crushed red pepper, 10 cups…

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