Friday, July 3, 2015

Grilled Eggplant with Feta Cheese

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It's grilling season! This year try throwing more veggies on the grill. This recipe is quite delicious and works as a starter or a side dish.


You’ll Need

  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 2 medium eggplants
  • ½ teaspoon salt and a couple of extra pinches
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, diced


Directions

  • Cut eggplant lengthwise and sprinkle each half with a ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Next, cut into ½ inch thick slices.
  • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, feta cheese, tomatoes, oregano and rest of salt.
  • Brush eggplant with olive oil and add pepper.
  • Place the eggplant on a hot grill, cover and let cook for 5 minutes before turning over.
  • Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until tender and/or browned.
  • Transfer eggplant to a platter and cover with feta cheese mixture.




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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rosemary Turkey Salad

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Too hot to heat up the oven? Enjoy this turkey salad in a wrap, pita or on top of a bed of lettuce.



You’ll Need

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 ½ cups cooked turkey
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple cored and shredded

Directions
  • Combine mayonnaise, parsley, rosemary and pepper.
  • Add turkey and apple. Toss gently.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Orange Sweet Potatoes

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Nutrition is a tasty way to care for health! Sweet potatoes are a super food. This dish complements grilled meats and fish delightfully. 



You’ll Need

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams (about 2 pounds) or substitute one 23 ounce can
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel (optional)


Directions

  • If you are not using canned sweet potatoes, you must first peel and boil the sweet potatoes until soft. Cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  • Heat remaining ingredients in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.
  • Add sweet potatoes.
  • Stir gently until glazed and hot.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Balsamic Marinated Onions

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It's men's health month. These onions taste wonderful as a compliment to a grilled steak. They also work well as a topping for a salad.



You'll Need
  • 3 medium red onions
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon capers

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut the onions in half, peel off the outer layer of skin and slice thinly.
  • Toss in a medium-size baking dish with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Cover the dish tightly and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the onions are tender.
  • Stir in the capers and season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Garlic Green Beans

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It's men's health month and yet another yummy way to enjoy green beans.

You’ll Need
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions
  • Steam beans for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender crisp.
  • If you want to preserve the color of the green beans, rinse briefly under cold water to preserve color, but do not chill.
  • Cover and keep warm.
  • In a large bowl, combine garlic and remaining ingredients.
  • Add warm green beans and toss until well coated.




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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Broccoli and Avocado Salad

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It's men's health month. Become an artist in the kitchen and enjoy your veggies in a variety of ways.

You’ll Need
  • 1 small bunch of broccoli
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large avocado
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions
  • Cut the broccoli into florets.
  • If the pieces are large, cut the stems in half.
  • Rinse and drain them.
  • Reserve the stems for another use.
  • Drop broccoli into boiling salted water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes.
  • Drain and run the broccoli briefly under cold water to cool.
  • Drain again and chill.
  • Cut the avocado in half.
  • Peel each half and remove the pit.
  • Cut each half into 8 lengthwise strips.
  • Squeeze the lemon half over the strips to prevent discoloration.
  • Arrange the broccoli and the avocado alternately on a serving platter
  • Blend the mustard, garlic, vinegar, pepper and oil, adding salt if needed, in a bowl with a wire whisk.
  • Pour over the broccoli and avocado.
  • Serve immediately.




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Monday, June 22, 2015

All Purpose Marinade

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It's men's health month and the BBQ's are in full swing. Try this marinade at one of your summertime outings. Marinating meats prior to grilling is one way to grill in a healthier manner.

You’ll Need
  • 3 cups dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup soy sauce

Directions
  • Mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Marinate the meat (beef, pork, chicken, or game) for 3 to 6 hours, then use the marinade as a basting sauce.