Tag Archives: Sides & Such


Ingredients 2 large apples you’ll need about 2 cups of grated apples DRY½ cup flour½ cup whole wheat flour1 ½ tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda½ tsp salt1 tsp cinnamon2/3 cup dark brown sugar WET¼ cup vegetable oil1 egg beaten1 ½ tsp vanilla extract1 cup buttermilk can sub low fat plain yogurt1 cup oats not […]

Roasted Squash Risotto with Basil and Parmesan

Ingredients 2 cups squash roasted 1 Tbs olive oil 1 onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 cup  arborio rice 3-4 cups chicken stock vege or chicken -either will do 1/4 cup dried basil fresh, chopped Parmesan cheese Directions Heat oil in a large pan (I use my wok). Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender. Blend in the rice and cook for a few minutes, ensuring that all the […]

Spicy & Sweet Chicken Diablo

Ingredients 1/2 cup hot sauce 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup honey 1.5 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp ground cumin 4 chicken breast cutlets thinly pounded 2 Tbs vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic minced Optional (for garnish) 2 scallions chopped finely Directions In a bowl, combine the hot sauce, sour cream, ketchup, honey, paprika and cumin and whisk together. Pour half the mixture over the chicken breasts in a shallow dish.  Set the rest […]

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Ingredients 2 5oz salmon fillets 1.5 Tbs olive oil BALSAMIC GLAZE 4 Tbs balsamic vinegar 1 Tbs maple syrup 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp garlic minced Directions Preheat oven to 425F. Add glaze ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer 2-3 minutes, or until glaze turns syrupy and glaze-y. Keep warm. Meanwhile, heat about 1 ½ tablespoons olive […]

Spiced Red Lentil Dhal

Ingredients Spices 2 tsp prepared chili powder 1 Tbs curry powder 2 tsp turmeric 2 tsp whole mustard seeds 2 tsp whole cumin seeds can sub ground cumin 2 Tbs olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 2 bay leaves 1 cup red lentils 2 cups vegetable stock salt 3 Tbs cilantro chopped Directions Combine spices in a small bowl, and set aside. In a large dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high. Add the onion, and […]

Spinach, Tomato and Feta Crustless Quiche

Ingredients 1 Tbs olive oil 1 medium onion diced (about a cup) 6 oz fresh baby spinach leaves salt and pepper to taste 4 eggs 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup feta cheese (save a little for garnish) 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish) Directions Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a 10-inch quiche or tart pan (or a deep dish pie […]

Southwestern Style Pasta with Jack Link’s Jalapeno Sausage

Ingredients 1 Tbs olive oil 1 cup diced onion 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander pinch red pepper flakes optional 1 Tbs minced garlic 12 oz package Jack Link’s Wild Side Sausages sliced 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup half and a half or heavy cream 14.5 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes 4 oz can dice green chiles 8 oz rotini pasta 1/2 tsp salt and pepper each 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed 15.25 oz can sweet corn drained and rinsed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese […]

How to Make Perfect Cowboy Cookies

Ingredients   – 1  cup  salted butter softened – 3/4  cup  brown sugar – 1/2  cup  granulated sugar – 3 large eggs – 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract – 2  3/4  cup  all-purpose flour – 1  teaspoon  baking powder – 1  teaspoon  baking soda – 1/2  teaspoon  salt – 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 cup quick oats – 3/4 cup chopped pecans – 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes   Instructions   – Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two […]

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Spinach (low carb option included!)

Ingredients 1 lb chicken tenders Salt and pepper 1 tsp garlic powder or onion powder 1 lb dry fettuccine 1-2 cups reserved pasta water 6 oz fresh baby spinach 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbs lemon juice 1 1/2 cups ricotta 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan (plus more for serving) Directions Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and a little garlic/onion powder. Grill or pan-fry the tenders until […]

Mediterranean Cod with Quinoa and Vegetables

Ingredients 12 oz cod fillets 1/2 cup quinoa (I used rainbow) olive oil 6 oz green beans trimmed 1 cups ¼cherry tomatoes halved 1 lemon 1/3 cup artichoke hearts 1/2 medium red onion 2-3 cloves garlic peeled, minced 1.4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 2-3 leaves sprigs marjoram roughly chopped 2 Tbs olive tapenade Directions Stir the quinoa, and 1 cup of water together in a pot. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 mins. Remove […]