Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients (4 servings):

1.5lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 medium sized red onion

1 Lime – Juiced

4 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of fresh thyme

2 tablespoons of fresh oregano

4 tablespoons butter

1 small can Coconut milk

 

2 Heads of lettuce (or enough to have 8 – 12 large leafs)

Paprika to taste

Cayenne pepper to taste

Salt to taste

 

 

 

Preparation:

Finely chop the garlic, onion, and herbs. Set aside.

Dice the chicken thighs and mix with the lime juice and seasonings, mix together, and allow the mix to stand for 5 minutes.

Wash and separate the lettuce leaves. Pat them dry with paper towels.

 

 

1. Heat a large skillet or frying pan, add the butter and gently brown the onions for 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the chicken and remaining ingredients and cook for 12 minutes or until cooked throughout.

3. Add the coconut milk, and allow the mixture to cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat, then remove and set aside into a serving bowl.

 

Serving:

Add a healthy spoonful of the chicken mix to a leave, wrap like a taco, and enjoy!

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice!

CauliflowerRice

Great for fried rice, risotto, or making faux-flour baked goods.

 

Regardless of what method you use to cook, first wash and break down the cauliflower leaving just the florettes, though hang on to the smaller stalks, as they are a great addition to soups and stews.

 

Dry the cauliflower thoroughly. Then either grate by hand, or with a food processor, being mindful not to puree it.

 

From there you can microwave the ‘rice’ for about 6 minutes, and enjoy it as you would white rice, or you could be more creative and stirfry, or sauté it to make a more flavorful concoction.

 

If you choose to steam it, we recommend that you steam it before grating it.  This method is better for use in a softer dish like a risotto.

Sausage and veggie skillet

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A great skillet with wonderful, rich, meaty flavors!

Ingredients:

Chicken and Bacon Sausage Stir Fry (Yields 3 Servings)

  • 13.5 oz chicken and cheese sausage (or similar, 1 package)
  • 3 Cups broccoli
  • 3 Cups spinach
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients into a frying pan over medium heat, be sure to stir it up as you would with any stir fry.