Alternative: Whipped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Recipe

Ingredients: medjool dates ¼ cup of fresh, soft, crumbled goat cheese ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream ½ tablespoon of sugar (you can sweeten with honey instead) walnuts Directions: Combine the goat cheese, whipping cream, and sugar or honey and whisk until soft peaks form. Cut a slit lengthwise in the medjool dates. Remove the pits. Fill a small ziploc baggy or piping bag with the filling. If using the ziploc, cut a little bit off one of the ends. Fill the dates with the mixture and top with walnut pieces.

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHICKEN 3 tablespoons of oil or ghee 2 onions, chopped 1 tablespoon of minced garlic 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons of paprika 1½ teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons turmeric 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoon fennel seeds, ground 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 cups water ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 4 lbs chicken leg quarters, skinned and cut into about 3 pieces per leg quarter 1 large baked eggplant (bake 400° F for about 30-40 min) 2 tablespoons marjoram ½ cup slivered almonds FOR THE QUINOA 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups quinoa 4 cups chicken broth salt to taste ½ cup raisins slivered almonds INSTRUCTIONS MOROCCAN CHICKEN: Heat oil or […]

Awesome Chocolate Chips Cookie Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 cups plus 2 tbsp. (10⅝ oz.) all-purpose flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 12 tbsp. (¾ cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm 1 cup (7 oz.) packed brown sugar ½ cup (3½ oz.) granulated sugar 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 325. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick mat. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside. With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined (do not overmix!) Fold in chocolate chips. Scoop […]

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp all spice 1 tsp salt ½ cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature 1¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree ½ cup sour cream INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, all spice, and salt in a bowl and put aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the room temperature, softened butter and sugar and mix on medium high until soft and creamy (about a minute or two). Add the eggs and mix on medium until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and mix for a few seconds until combined. (only […]

Squash and Lentil Soup

INGREDIENTS 4 tbsp ghee, butter, or oil of choice 1 large onion, roughly chopped 1 heaping tsp of minced or grated garlic 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 medium potato, peeled and roughly chopped ½ cup of butternut squash, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cups red lentils 1 large or 2 small tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp ground coriander 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 5 cups water salt and pepper to taste FOR THE PITA CHIPS 12 mini whole wheat pitas or 2-3 loaves of whole wheat pita bread torn into pieces olive oil sea salt ¼ – ½ tsp garlic powder (depending on how much garlic you like) INSTRUCTIONS […]

Pizza Nachos

Ingredients FOR THE GARLIC CREAM SAUCE: 1-½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (or Use A Microplane If You Have It) ½ cups Heavy Cream ¼ cups 2% Milk 1 pinch Salt 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated FOR THE NACHOS: Your Favorite Crispy Tortilla Chips ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (Recipe Included) ¼ cups Onion, Diced ½ cups Pepperoni, Cut Into Bite Size Pieces ½ cups Black Olives Sliced ½ whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed, Diced 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded Preparation Instructions Start by making your sauce. Begin by melting the butter, along with the olive oil on medium to low heat. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give a good stir. Raise the heat up […]

Cranberry Butter For Your Toast!

Ingredients 1 pound Butter, Softened To Room Temperature ½ cups Chopped Fresh Cranberries ½ cups Honey 1 whole Orange (just The Zest) Instructions Such an easy recipe, it’s easy to adjust the ingredients to your personal taste. Want more orange flavor? Zest another orange! Want it less sweet? Reduce the amount of honey. Make it your own! Combine softened butter, chopped fresh cranberries, honey to taste (about 1/2 cup) and the ZEST ONLY of one orange. Mix until well blended. You’ll need to store this in the refrigerator.

Asparagus Quiche with Squash Crust Recipe

Ingredients 13 ounces, weight Asparagus ½  Small Yellow Onion 2 cloves Garlic 1 teaspoon Olive Oil 5  Eggs 1 cup Milk 1 cup Swiss Cheese ½ teaspoons Salt ¼ teaspoons Pepper 3 cups Cooked Spaghetti Squash (1 Small Squash) Preparation Instructions Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut off the woody ends of the asparagus. Chop the onion, mince the garlic, and cut the asparagus spears into 1-inch pieces. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic for several minutes, until the onion is soft. Add the asparagus and continue to saute until the asparagus has turned bright green and is soft but not limp. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. Grease a pie pan. Press the cooked spaghetti squash to the […]

Pork Chop & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan

Ingredients 16 oz Pork Chops boneless , about 1-inch thick 2 Sweet potatoes , peeled and diced 3 Bell peppers , diced (mix of red, green, yellow peppers) 2 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp Cumin 1 tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 425°F. Add vegetables to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss the vegetables to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Spread vegetables on a oiled baking sheet Combine the chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl. Rub pork chops with spices and place on baking sheet with vegetables. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pork is fully cooked and potatoes are tender.

Lasagna Wraps

Ingredients 8 Lasagna Noodles 1 lb Ground Beef 1 cube Pop & Cook Basil 1 cube Pop & Cook Garlic 4 cubes Pop & Cook Sauteed Glazed Onions 1 tsp Salt 16 oz Cottage Cheese 2 1/4 c Pasta Sauce ,divided 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese , shredded Instructions In a large pot bring water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain water from the pot and place noodles on a flat surface. ( I suggest using a piece of parchment paper). While noodles are cooking brown ground beef in a skillet. Once the beef is mostly browned drain it and return it the the skillet. Add basil, garlic, onions, salt, and 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With the noodles laid on a […]