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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1455 on: August 26, 2018, 09:07:30 AM »
Chuck, this one isn't for you!

Marinated Cucumber Salad
 


Author: Rachel's Healthy Plate

Ingredients
2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
sweet onion, thinly sliced (optional)
1 c grape tomatoes, halved (optional)
c white vinegar
1 c water
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
tsp dried dill (optional)
Instructions
In a large bowl mix together the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and dill.
Stir in the cucumbers. Add tomatoes and onions if desired. Stir until everything is well coated in the vinegar mixture.
Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-3 hours.
Drain the cucumbers before serving but reserve the liquid for leftovers. Enjoy!

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1456 on: August 26, 2018, 09:23:02 AM »
Homemade taco seasoning...much less sodium than store bought, just keep it in an airtight container.


Ingredients
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1457 on: August 26, 2018, 12:58:40 PM »
Making the usual spaghetti squash (already roasted one yesterday), and trying this out to have a few lunches and dinners ready to go for this week.  Simple to do, everything in one bowl...I don't have cornflakes, so I'm just using panko breadcrumbs.

Taco Spiced Chicken Strips w/ Creamy Avocado Sauce



Author: Rachel's Healthy Plate
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients
1 lb chicken breast, cut into strips
6 tbsp (33g) cornflake crumbs
1.5 tbsp taco seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste*
1 avocado
c plain fat free greek yogurt
1 tsp hot sauce, to taste
juice from lime
⅛ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped, optional
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
Place chicken strips into a bowl and sprinkle with the taco season. Toss until the strips are well coated. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. *
Place cornflake crumbs on a small plate and roll each chicken strip in the crumbs, coating well. Set aside on a baking sheet. ( The chicken is moist so the crumbs should have no trouble sticking. If they need a little help add about 1 tsp water to the bowl of chicken and taco seasoning.)
Cook - AIRFRYER: cook chicken strips in the airfryer at 400F, about 12 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165F.
OVEN: cook chicken strips on a non-greased baking sheet at 375F, about 15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until internal temperature reaches 165F.

Make the Sauce: In a small bowl mash the avocado with a fork until the avocado is mostly smooth. Stir in greek yogurt, hot sauce, lime juice, garlic powder, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.


* Use your favorite taco seasoning - store bought or homemade! Check the ingredients to determine if you want to add more salt to the mixture. Many store bought seasonings already have plenty of salt.


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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1458 on: August 26, 2018, 12:59:24 PM »
Chuck, this one isn't for you!

Marinated Cucumber Salad
 


Author: Rachel's Healthy Plate

Ingredients
2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
sweet onion, thinly sliced (optional)
1 c grape tomatoes, halved (optional)
c white vinegar
1 c water
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
tsp dried dill (optional)
Instructions
In a large bowl mix together the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and dill.
Stir in the cucumbers. Add tomatoes and onions if desired. Stir until everything is well coated in the vinegar mixture.
Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2-3 hours.
Drain the cucumbers before serving but reserve the liquid for leftovers. Enjoy!



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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1459 on: August 26, 2018, 07:02:04 PM »
Yum and......

I did the chicken strips in the oven, they came out really good.  I didn't even need the avocado dip, so saved even more time.  I'll keep this one in the rotation.
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1460 on: September 03, 2018, 11:23:13 AM »
Trying this one out.  I cut the recipe in half, used 8 oz of crab meat.


Air Fried Chunky Crab Cake

Ingredients:

2 large eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Fresh pepper to taste
cup finely chopped green onion
1 pound lump crab meat
⅓ to cup panko

Method:

Combine the egg, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, Old Bay in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the finely chopped green onion to the mayonnaise mix and mix gently.

Add the crab to the mayonnaise mix until all incorporated. Add the panko to the crab/mayonnaise mix and fold together until just combined, being careful not to over mix keeping the crab chunks intact.

Cover the crab mix and place in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.

Shape into approximately 8 crab cakes of 1 inch thick, make sure to not pack the cakes too tightly.

Preheat the air-fryer to 350F.  Once the air-fryer reaches the desired temperature, gently place 4 crab cakes into the basket and set to air fry for 10 minutes, the crab cake should be set and with a light crust.  Make sure to flip the crab cakes after 5 minutes to accomplish even cooking.

When ready, gently transfer to a plate. Serve with lemon wedges.

https://coloryourrecipes.com/recipes/air-fried-chunky-crab-cake/
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1461 on: September 03, 2018, 11:53:44 AM »
Also trying this, but I don't have multi colored carrots  ::) .  I do, however, have multi colored potatoes, so they are in the oven with the carrots.



Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Ingredients
1 large bunch carrots with their tops preferably multi-colored, scrubbed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon raw honey
teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the carrots with the oil, honey and salt, until well-coated. Arrange in an even layer and bake in the oven until browned and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool on the pan for a few minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1462 on: September 08, 2018, 10:26:32 AM »
this is on the meal prep list for this weekend.  another easy one and I'll freeze 2 and keep 2 out for the week.

Weight Watchers Breaded Chicken Cutlets
PREP TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes
4 servings

Ingredients

1/4   cup parmesan cheese, grated
2   tablespoons dried Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1/8   teaspoon paprika
1   teaspoon dried parsley
1/2   teaspoon garlic powder
1/4   teaspoon fresh ground pepper
4   boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound


Directions
Preheat oven to 400F.

In a resealable plastic bag, combine cheese, crumbs and all seasonings; shake well.
Transfer mixture to plate; dip each chicken breast in cheese mixture, turning to coat all sides.
Arrange on a nonstick baking sheet.
Bake until chicken is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Re: Recipe and Cook's Corner
« Reply #1463 on: September 08, 2018, 11:11:36 AM »
This looks really good, Nancy, and relatively easy.
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