Parmesan Panko Steaks with Fresh Tomato Salsa Wednesday, Nov 20 2013 

1 lb. ripe tomatoes, cut into medium dice (about 3 cups)
5 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 medium clove garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 beef cube steaks (1 to 1-1/4 lb. total)
1-1/2 oz. (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cups plain panko
3/4 oz. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (3/4 cup using a rasp grater)

Combine the tomatoes, 1 Tbs. of the oil, the onion, vinegar, oregano, garlic, 1 tsp. salt, and 3/4 tsp. pepper in a medium bowl.

Season the steaks with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Put the flour in a shallow dish, beat the eggs in a second shallow dish, and combine the panko and Parmigiano in a third shallow dish. Dredge the steaks in the flour, then in the egg, letting any excess drip back into the dish, and then in the breadcrumb mixture.

Heat 2 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 2 of the steaks, flipping once, until nicely browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer to a platter, cover, and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining steaks and 2 Tbs. oil. Serve the steaks topped with the salsa.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 430; Fat (g): 27; Fat Calories (kcal): 240; Saturated Fat (g): 6; Protein (g): 30; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 16; Carbohydrates (g): 18; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3; Sodium (mg): 620; Cholesterol (mg): 170; Fiber (g): 2

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Open-Faced Sandwiches with Ricotta, Arugula, and Fried Egg Thursday, Feb 14 2013 

4 (2-ounce) slices whole-wheat country bread
Cooking spray 2 cups arugula
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
4 large eggs
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Preheat broiler.

Coat both sides of bread with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.

Combine arugula, 2 teaspoons oil, juice,  teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, toss gently.

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack eggs into pan; cook 2 minutes. Cover and cook an additional 2 minutes or until the whites are set. Remove from heat.

Combine 14 teaspoon salt, ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and thyme; spread evenly over toasted bread slices. Divide arugula mixture and eggs evenly among toast slices. Sprinkle with remaining 4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich).

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Grilled corn cornbread Thursday, Feb 14 2013 

Calories: 177
Makes 8-12 servings
Total time: 30 minutes

1 ear fresh corn, coated with nonstick spray
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/8 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs

Preheat grill to medium-high. Preheat oven to 4OO”

Grill corn, covered, until sides are slightly blackened, 7-8 minutes.

Remove corn from the grill. Once corn is cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cob (you should have about 3/a cup kernels); set aside.

Coat a 9×13-inch baking sheet or dish with nonstick spray.

Whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

Combine butterrmilk, oil, honey, eggs in a separate bowl. Stir liquid mixture and corn kernels into dry ingredients just until blended. Pour batter Into prepared dish; bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

Per 1/12 pan: 177 cal, 7g total fat (1g sat, 5g mono, 1g poly), 31mg chol, 232mg sodium, 25g carb (1g fiber, 7g total sugars), 4g protein, 1mg iron, 91mg calcium

Cuisine Lite, Fresh and Fabulous, Page 70

Zucchini Romano Muffins Tuesday, Feb 12 2013 

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more for topping
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1-2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 cup tightly packed coarsely shredded zucchini
1/4 cup olive oil
2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly butter 12 muffin cups (coat with nonstick cooking spray or use muffin liners)

Combine flour, cheese, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pepper and salt in large bowl until well blended. In separate bowl, whisk together milk, zucchini, oil and eggs. Add to the dry ingredients all at once and fold together just until evenly moistened. Don’t overmix.

Divide batter evenly into muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with a little cheese, if desired.

Bake 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean. Cool beforeremoving from pan. Makes 12 medium muffins.

Stir-Fried Rice Noodles Saturday, Feb 9 2013 

30 minutes or fewer; serves 4

6 oz. rice sticks or rice vermicelli
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil, divided
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 lb, asparagus, trimmed and sliced diagonally into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
7 oz. snow peas, trimmed and sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inchwide strips (2 1/2 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced (1Tbs.)
3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbs low-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. sriracha sauce
3 green onions, thinly sliced (1/3 cup)

Soak rice sticks in large bowl of hot water 8 minutes. Drain well.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp. oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk eggs in small bowl with 2 tsp. water and white pepper, and season with salt, if desired. Pour eggs into skillet, and swirl pan so eggs cover bottom in even laver, Cook 1 to 2 minutes, then carefully flip omelet. Cook 1 minute more, then transfer to cutting board, and slice into strips.

Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in skillet; add asparagus and snow peas. Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes, add garlic, and cook 1 minute more. Whisk together broth, soy sauce, and sriracha in bowl. Add mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Stir in rice sticks, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Mix in egg strips and green onions.

PER 2 CUP SERVING: 256 CAL, 9G PROT; 5G TOTAL FAT (1G SAT FAT); 43G CARB; 93MG CHOL; 385MG SOD; 3G FIBER; 4G SUGARS

Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Thai Fried Rice Thursday, Feb 7 2013 

hands-on time 30 minutes, total time 30 minutes, serves 4 to 6

1 pound frozen peeled and deveinedlarge shrimp
Kosher salt and pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
4 cups frozen or day-old cooked rice
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 ounces Spanish chorizo (cured sausage), chopped (optional)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced

Heat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the shrimp with 3/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Roast the shrimp until bright pink and cooked through, 15 minutes. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and ginger and cook for 2 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown and crisp. 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the peas and chorizo, if using, and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Make a space in the center of the rice and pour in the eggs, sesame oil, soy sauce, and scallions. Scramble the eggs until set, then stir them into the rice. Divide among bowls and serve with the shrimp.

Real Simple, February 2008, Page 170

Goat Cheese Omelet Thursday, Feb 7 2013 

4 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled goat cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 cup julienne-cut red bell pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine cheese, parsley, and tarragon in a bowl.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and bell pepper, cook 4 minutes or until tender. Remove mixture from pan; keep warm.

Place 1/2 teaspoon oil in pan. Pour half of egg mixture into pan, and let set slightly (do not stir). Carefully loosen set edges with a spatula, tipping pan to pour uncooked egg to sides. Continue procedure for 5 seconds or until no runny egg remains. Sprinkle half of cheese mixture over omelet; cook 1 minute. Slide omelet onto plate; fold into thirds. Repeat procedure with remaining oil, egg mixture, and goat cheese mixture. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with vegetables.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 omelet and 1/2 cup vegetables). CALORIES 233, FAT 17.6g (sat 5.8g, mono 7.8g, poly 2g), PROTEIN 16g, CARB 3.6g, FIBER 1g, CHOL 430mg, IRON 2.5mg, SODIUM 416mg, CALC 84mg

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Thursday, Jul 5 2012 

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups zucchini, washed and dried, ends and stems removed, cut in half lengthwise and seeded,and grated
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, allspice and cinnamon.

In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar, butter and oil, beaten eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, zucchini and chocolate chips.

Fold liquid ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.

Divide batter equally. Bake until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and top is springy to the touch, roughly 25 minutes. Cool and serve.

Recipe From www.sweetpeaskitchen.com

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Potato Cheese Pierogi Thursday, Feb 2 2012 

Dough
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup melted no salt butter
2 large eggs
1 -1 1/2 cups warm water

Filling
1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
2/3 cup cottage cheese
2/3 cup riocotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To prepare dough
Whisk whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl. Whisk 1/3 cup melted butter and eggs in small bowl. Add to the dry ingredients along with 1 cup warm water and stir to combine. Add more water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, stirring, until a soft, slightly sticky dough forms. Knead a couple of times in the bowl. Shape into 3 disks, wrap each in plastic and chill for 1 hour.

To prepare filling
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. ?Bring to a boil and cook until very tender. Meanwhile heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skilled over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and beginning to brown. When the potatoes are done, drain well and place in a medium bowl. Mash the potatoes with cottage chese, then stir in the onion, riocotta, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Preparing pierogi
Roll out one disk of dough on a well floured surface to a thickness of 1/16 inch. Using a 3 1/2 inch round cutter (a large glass works well) cut out dough. Moisten the edges of the round with water. Place a teaspoon full of filling in th middle then fold the dough over and press together. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough scraps until all filling is used.

Cooking the pierogi
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the pierogi, a few at a time, in boiling water until they float. In a large non stick skillet over medium heat melt 2 Tablespoons butter. Transfer pierogi with a slotted spoon to the skillet. Cook until browned on both sides. Reduce heat as necessary. Repeat with remaining pierogi. Serve.

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Spicy Glazed Meatloaf Wednesday, Jan 4 2012 

Makes 8 slices, Hands on time: 20 minutes, Total time: 2 hours

Olive Oil cooking spray
1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped into 2 inch pieces
2 stalks celery, chopped into 2 inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp chile powder
2 tsp fresh thyme
|1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 egg
2 1/2 lb lean ground sirloin
1 cup organic catsup
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat an 8 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse onion, carrots, celery and garlic until finely chopped, about 10 pulses.

In a medium bowl, combine oats, chile powder, thyme, salt and black pepper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add sirloin to egg and mix thoroughly with

your hands. Add oat mixture and onion mixture and mix with your hands until well combined. Spoon into loaf pan, smoothing top with the back of spoon. Place pan on a large baking sheet and bake for 1 hour.

Prepare glaze: In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Remove meatloaf from oven and pour half of glaze over top, distributing evenly; reserve remaining half. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes, until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees when inserted in center. Let cool for 10 minutes. Slice into 8 equal pieces and serve with remaining glaze for dipping.

Nutrients per serving (1/8 of meatload and 1 tbsp glaze) Calories 267, Total fat 9g (Sat 3.5g, Mono 3.5g, Poly 1g), Carbs 13g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 33g, Sodium 385mg, Cholesterol 114mg

Clean Eating, January/February 2011, Page 76

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