Delicious Multi-Color Carrot Soup!

Ingredients: broth: 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic 1 medium onion, chopped 2 stalks lemongrass a handful of kaffir lime leaves 1 hot red pepper juice and zest of one lime one large piece of ginger salt and pepper water 3 orange carrots medium size 1 sweet potato ¼ piece of celeriac, about the fist size ½ leek 2 carrots purple 2 large parsley roots or parsnips ¼ piece of celery ½ time 1 cup coconut milk to serve sesame seeds hemp seeds coriander sesame oil In a saucepan, in a tablespoon of oil fry the chopped onion and garlic. Add the ginger, lemongrass, hot pepper, zest and juice of lime. Season with salt and pepper, add the water, cover […]

Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps

Ingredients 3 cups roughly shredded, cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see note) 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (make sure yours is a salt-free blend) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup your favorite marinara sauce 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 4 Flatout breads (we used Light Italian Herb) 1 cup shredded, reduced-fat Italian cheese blend Additional marinara sauce, warmed for dipping, if desired Instructions 1. Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper, and stir well to combine. 2. Add marinara sauce and basil to chicken mixture, and stir to combine again. 3. Optional: If you want your filling piping hot, you can microwave the chicken mixture at this point […]

Spinach & Cheese Lasagna

INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) container ricotta cheese 1 (8 ounce) container cottage cheese 2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained dry 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (9 ounce) package oven ready lasagna noodles 12 slices provolone cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Fresh basil, for garnish Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, cottage cheese, Italian blend cheese, spinach, eggs, salt and pepper until well combined.?Spread half of one jar of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. 3. Top sauce with 5 lasagna noodles so all of the sauce is […]

Banana Nut Blondies with Maple Frosting

INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Frosting 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup pecans, chopped INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9×9 inch baking dish. Set aside. 2. In a mixing bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, bananas, and 1/2 cup pecans. 3. Then add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until combined. The batter will be thick. […]

Smoked Hawaiian Pizza

INGREDIENTS Cornmeal, for spreading/transferring dough 1 (13.8 ounce) can refrigerated pizza dough, or preferred pizza dough recipe 1/2 cup marinara sauce 2 cups mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup cooked ham, diced 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced 4 slices cooked bacon, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced INSTRUCTIONS 1. Start your grill to a good smoke and with the lid open for 5 minutes. 2. Set the temperature to 450 degrees F and place a pizza stone inside, close the lid and let preheat. 3. Roll out pizza dough into a 12-inch circle. 4. Sprinkle cornmeal on a pizza peel or pan to transfer the pizza to the pizza stone. 5. Spread rolled out pizza dough onto the pizza peel or pan. […]

7 Layer Dip Burrito

INGREDIENTS 1 package (8) burrito size flour tortillas 2 (16oz) cans refried beans 2 cups cheese 1 cup light sour cream 1 head green leaf lettuce, chopped 1 (6oz) can medium black olives, sliced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 cup guacamole INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place refried beans in a bowl and heat them in the microwave, stirring occasionally, until hot. 2. Spread a layer of beans on the tortilla. Then add a layer of guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, chopped lettuce, and sliced olives. Fold burrito up, cut in half and enjoy!

Monte Cristo Sandwich Sliders

INGREDIENTS 1 (12 count) pkg. Kings Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls 1/2 cup raspberry preserves 1/2 pound deli sliced turkey 1/2 pound deli sliced ham 6 slices swiss cheese 1/2 cup butter, melted and divided 1 egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise Powdered sugar, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 2. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 3. Slice rolls horizontally (keeping them connected) and place in the bottom of prepared baking dish. 4. Spread raspberry preserves on top of the bottom half of the rolls. 5. Layer with sliced turkey, ham and cheese. 6. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter, egg, Worcestershire […]

Homemade PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground chicken 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup water chestnuts 1/4 cup green onion dash freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon garlic salt and pepper 1 teaspoon garlic salt INSTRUCTIONS 1. Cook ground chicken in a pan until fully cooked all the way through. 2. Add the olive oil, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, rice wine vinegar, mushrooms, onion, green onion, water chestnuts, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper, and garlic salt until the onions begin to go clear. Continue stirring around the pan until everything is fully incorporated. 3. Remove from heat and serve in lettuce leaves. 4. […]

Birthday Oreo Truffles

INGREDIENTS 1 (16 oz) package of Birthday Cake Oreo cookies, divided 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened 1 package of almond bark (or baking chocolate, whatever you prefer), melted Rainbow Ball Sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS Crush 20 cookies to fine crumbs in a plastic bag or in a food processor. Place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese and mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into about 1-inch balls. Put balls in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Balsamic Steak and Vegetable Kabobs

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce? 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons dijon mustard 3 teaspoons minced garlic salt and pepper, to taste 2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 yellow onion, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 orange bell pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 (16 ounce) pkg. fresh mushrooms, cut into bite-sized pieces INSTRUCTIONS In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, dijon mustard, minced garlic and salt and pepper.? Add cut steak to marinade. Cover bowl with saran wrap and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours before grilling. After steak has marinated, […]

Mexican Street Corn

INGREDIENTS 4 ears of corn 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 bunch cilantro (finely chopped) 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese 2 limes INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place corn (still in husk) directly on oven rack. Bake for 30 minutes or until corn is fully cooked, remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together paprika and chili powder. Remove husks from corn. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise mixture on each ear of corn. Sprinkle with paprika/chili powder mixture. Top with feta cheese and minced cilantro. Serve with […]