Cinnamon-Spice Chicken

Cinnamon-Spice Chicken

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Cinnamon-Spice Chicken
Course Main Dish
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Course Main Dish
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Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to the skillet and brown on both sides.
  3. Add wine (or broth) and water to the skillet and sprinkle the chicken with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  4. Reduce skillet heat, cover and simmer 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve chicken topped with pan sauce.
Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

Beef & Butternut Squash Stew

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Beef & Butternut Squash Stew
Beef & Butternut Squash Stew in a white bowl with the edge sprinkle with a red spice
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Beef & Butternut Squash Stew in a white bowl with the edge sprinkle with a red spice
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme; sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
  4. Raise heat to medium-high and add beef; brown on all sides.
  5. Add beef broth and whisk up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add butternut squash and stir to combine well.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour until beef is cooked and fork-tender.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional: Per Serving: 457 Calories; 22g Fat; 48g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 94mg Cholesterol; 381mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat. Points: 12

Leanne’s Basic Vegetable Soup

Leanne’s Basic Vegetable Soup

Below is a recipe for a major crock cooker full of phytochemically rich veggie soup that you can tweak here and there with the variations I have added to keep you from getting bored. Once the soup has been initially cooked, put it in the fridge and heat up what you need in a small saucepan. The soup is vegetarian and low-carb friendly, too.

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Leanne's Basic Vegetable Soup
Veggie Soup in an earthenware bowl
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Veggie Soup in an earthenware bowl
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  1. In a large soup pot, heat the one tablespoon of the olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook till nearly translucent, now add the garlic. Don’t let the garlic brown and saute another couple of minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the chopped veggies, sauteing for just a minute or two; use extra olive oil if you need it for the rest of the veggies. Remember–you’re not cooking them– just sauteing them for the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup.
  4. Add the thyme and salt and pepper while sauteing.
  5. Now put the veggies in the crock cooker, add the tomatoes and broth.
  6. Cook on low 7-9 hours (depending on your crock cooker) or high 4-6 hours.
  7. Just before serving, gently mash some of the potato chunks against the side of the crock-pot to thicken the soup, give it a stir and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Per Serving: 94 Calories; 3g Fat; 7g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 286mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 2

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread and a spinach salad.

Quick Fixes for Variations on the Basic Veggie Soup
Now remember, don’t do these to the whole pot of soup! Just the little bit you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc. so that you can do all the Quick Fixes.

Quick Fix #1: Tex Mex Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it–how much do you want?) black beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some tortilla chips and cheese, or serve with a quesadilla.

Quick Fix #2: Tuscan Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it again) cannellini (white kidney beans) or white beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of Italian seasoning and some chopped kale. Cook till heated through and the kale is tender.

Quick Fix #3: Minestrone Veggie Soup. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil and top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese.

Quick Fix #4: Autumn Veggie Soup. Add some diced acorn squash or butternut squash, a handful of cooked brown rice, a sprinkling of nutmeg and some chopped parsley.

Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Roast Turkey Carcass Soup

Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days.

I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in the trash.

Instead of throwing the carcass away (please don’t throw it away!), you can use it to create wonderful, delicious and nutritious soup stock.

We absolutely love turkey soup in my house, and I know if you try this recipe, you’re going to love it, too!

The trick to making turkey soup is to roast the carcass.

If you are too tired after entertaining family for Thanksgiving Dinner, put the carcass in a freezer bag until you have a couple of hours to give it the proper treatment it deserves!

When you’re ready to get down to business, pull the carcass apart and put it in a roaster with some roughly chopped carrots, celery, onions, and 8 or 9 whole cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, and roast at 425 degrees for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, take the roaster out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Turn on one of your largest stovetop elements and place the roaster on top. Cover the carcass with cold water and boil uncovered for an hour. NOTE: METAL ROASTERS ONLY! If you’ve roasted your carcass in a different type of roasting pan, transfer the bones and vegetables to a stockpot for this step!

After an hour of boiling, strain the whole mess and pop it in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, remove the layer of fat from the top and get ready to make a big pot of delicious Roast Turkey Carcass Soup!

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Roast Turkey Carcass Soup
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Course Soups & Stews
Cuisine Paleo
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  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil till hot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook 5 minutes till soft and translucent.
  3. Add the carrots and celery, and cook another five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Salt and pepper well to taste.
  5. Now add the Roast Turkey Carcass broth.
  6. Bring everything to a rolling boil; don’t cover the soup.
  7. Add the thyme and enjoy!
Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad

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Mandarin Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad
Half of a peeled Mandarin Orange on a white marble surface
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Half of a peeled Mandarin Orange on a white marble surface
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  1. In a large zipper-topped plastic bag, combine chicken and teriyaki sauce; seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade.
  3. Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; add chicken; cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink; transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  4. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, frisee, chicken, oranges, carrot, almonds and green onion.
  5. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine remaining ingredients; shake well and drizzle over the salad; toss gently to coat.
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION per serving: 299 Calories; 13g Fat; 25g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 49mg Cholesterol; 1066mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Fat. Points: 6

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