Chicken and Gruyère turnovers Monday, Jan 16 2017 

1 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 ½ cups grated Gruyère
1 cup frozen peas
2 sheets puff pastry (one 17.25-ounce package frozen), thawed
1 large egg, beaten
¼ cup Dijon mustard

Heat oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, Gruyère, and peas.

Cut the 2 sheets of puff pastry in half to form 4 rectangles and place on a baking sheet. Dividing evenly, top half of each rectangle with the chicken mixture. Fold over and seal the turnovers; brush the tops with the egg. Bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with the mustard.

Real Simple, March 2011, page 198

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Fried Egg BLT Sandwich  Saturday, Jul 30 2016 

1 teaspoon olive oil
4 large eggs
4 (1-ounce) slices focaccia bread, toasted
1 cup packed baby arugula (I used iceberg lettuce)
4 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked, drained, and halved crosswise
4 (1/4-inch-thick) tomato slices
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Crack eggs into pan; cook 2 minutes. Cover and cook an additional 2 minutes or until whites are set or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat.

Place 1 focaccia slice on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1/4 cup arugula, 2 bacon slice halves, and 1 tomato slice. Sprinkle tomatoes evenly with salt and pepper. Top each serving with 1 egg; garnish with additional freshly ground black pepper, if desired.

Cooking Light, June 2012, page 158

Walnut Breadcrumb Pasta with Soft Egg Saturday, Jul 30 2016 

4 large eggs
1 (2-ounce) piece French bread baguette, torn into small pieces
1/4 cup walnuts
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces uncooked fresh linguine
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese

Bring 3 inches of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add eggs to pan; boil 5 1/2 minutes. Drain. Plunge eggs into ice water, and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and peel.
Place bread in a food processor, process until finely ground. Add nuts to bread; pulse until finely ground. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add breadcrumb mixture, salt, and pepper to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Add pasta to the breadcrumb mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with parsley and chives; toss to combine. Divide pasta mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls, and top each serving with 1 egg and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese. Serve immediately.

Cooking Light, January/February 2011, page 192

Crab Cakes Thursday, Jan 23 2014 

1 pound jumbo limb crabmeat, drained and she’ll pieces removed
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

In a large bowl combine crabmeat, crackers, bell pepper, green onion, egg, butter, salt and pepper, mixing well. Shape into 8 patties, and place on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 day.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium high heat. Cook crab cakes, 2 at a time, for 4 to 5 minutes per side, repeating the process until all crab cakes are cooked, adding more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm until needed.

Summer suppers, page 82

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Gingery Pork Meatballs with Noodles Wednesday, Dec 11 2013 

Meatballs:
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound lean ground pork
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Noodles:
8 ounces uncooked wide rice noodles
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 cup red bell pepper strips
1 cup julienne-cut snow peas
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Place a foil-lined jelly-roll pan in oven. Preheat oven to 450°.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; stir gently just until blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Divide pork mixture into 20 equal portions; shape each portion into a meatball. Arrange meatballs in a single layer on preheated pan. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes or until done.

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Rinse noodles under cool water; drain. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, peas, salt, and crushed red pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add noodles; toss. Place 1 3/4 cups noodle mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 5 meatballs. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons green onions.

Cooking Light, page 54

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Grilled Meatloaf Burgers Friday, Oct 11 2013 

1 1/2 pounds meatloaf mix
1 large egg
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
Salt
Pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
4 hamburger buns

Combine meatloaf mix, egg, Worcestershire, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in bowl. Shape mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Whisk ketchup, sugar, and vinegar together in bowl until combined. Reserve 5 tablespoons glaze for serving.

Grill burgers over medium-hot fire until well browned on first side, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip burgers and brush with remaining glaze. Cook until meat registers 160°F, about 7 minutes. Transfer burgers to plate and tent loosely with aluminum foil; let rest for 5 minutes. Serve burgers on buns with reserved glaze.

Serves 4

Cook’s Country #51, recipe card, June/July 2013

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Classic Crab Cakes Tuesday, Jun 25 2013 

2/3 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lemon, quartered

Combine 1/3 cup panko and next 10 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl, stirring well. Add crab; stir gently just until combined. Place remaining 1/3 cup panko in a shallow dish. Using wet hands, shape crab mixture into 4 equal balls. Coat balls in panko. Gently flatten balls to form 4 (4-inch) patties.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Serve with lemon wedges.

Amount per serving: Calories 181, Fat 7.8g, Saturated fat 0.9g, Monounsaturated fat 4.2g, Polyunsaturated fat 1.4g, Protein 16.3g, Carbohydrate 8.8g, Fiber 1g, Cholesterol 107mg, Iron 0.9mg, Sodium 482mg, Calcium 70mg

Cooking Light, April 2013, page 50

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Albondigas Soup Wednesday, Apr 24 2013 

Serves 6, Hands on time 45 minutes, Total Time 50 minutes

1/2 cup long grain brown rice
1 tbsp sunflower, safflower or grape seed oil
1 large white onion, cut into 1/4 inch dice
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/4 inch dice
1 large carrot, cut into 1/4 inch dice
4 cloves, minced
4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 24- to 26-oz jar or BPA-free can unsalted chopped tomatoes with juices
1/2 jalapeno chile pepper
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 large egg white
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper, plus additional to taste
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
Fine sea salt, to taste
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

in a medium saucepan, combine rice and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, in a 5- to 6-qt pot, heat oil on medium. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add celery, carrot and garlic and saute until celery and carrot are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes and jalapeno, increase heat to high and bring to a boil.

To rice, add turkey, mint, egg white and black pepper and stir gently to combine. Shape into 24 1 1/4 inch balls.

Reduce soup to a simmer and add meatballs, one at a time. Simmer, stirring gently, until meatballs are cooked through, about 30 minutes. Stir in peas and cook until tenderk about 5 minutes. Add salt and black pepper, to taste. To serve, garnish with cilantro.

Per Serving (4 meatballs and 1 1/3 cups soup, 2 tbsp cilantro)
Calories 228, Total fat 4g, Sat Fat 0.5g, Carbs 23g, Fiber 4g, Sugars 6g, Protein 25g, Sodium 198mg, Cholesterol 37mg

Clean Eating, March 2013, page 93

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Whole-Wheat, Oatmeal, and Raisin Muffins Saturday, Feb 9 2013 

4.75 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons untoasted wheat germ
2 tablespoons wheat bran
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick—cooking oats
1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup boiling water
Cooking spray

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in oats and the next 3 ingredients (through the dried cranberries). Make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients (through egg) in a small bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in 1/2cup boiling water. Let batter stand for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spoon batter evenly into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove muffins from pans immediately, and place on a wire rack.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size; 1 muffin). CALORIES 204, FAT 4.6g (sat0.8g, mono 3.2g, poly 1.8g), PROTEIN 4.6g, CARB 34.7g, FIBER 3.4g, CHOL 19mg, IRON 1.4mg, SODIUM 288mg, CALC 43mg

COOKING LIGHT, Page 12

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