Orange Salmon with Apricot Horseradish Salsa Monday, Oct 14 2013 

1 orange, cut into half circles
4 4-oz center-cut boneless, skinless salmon fillets
1 tsp safflower oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt

Salsa
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/3 cup diced unsweetened dried apricots
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 1/2 tbsp grated fresh horseradish
1/2 tsp organic evaporated cane juice
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup fresh orange juice

To a 4-qt slow cooker, arrange orange slices on the bottom. Arrange salmon fillets, skinned side down over top oranges. Drizzle oil evenly over fillets. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, pepper and salt. Cover and cook on low for 2.5 to 3 hrs, until opaque in center, checking for doneness after 2.5 hrs (or on high for 1.25 to 1.5 hrs, checking for doneness after 1.25 hrs)

Combine salsa ingredients about 15 min before serving; set aside until needed.

To serving plates, gently transfer fillets, discarding orange slices and any accumulated liquid. Top with salsa.

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Thai Spicy Pork Soup Friday, Feb 8 2013 

Serves 4, Hands-on time: 13 minutes, Total time: 23 minutes

2 tbsp safflower oil, divided
8 oz boneless pork chops, trimmed of visible fat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 oz mushrooms, sliced (1 cup)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 lb tomatoes (about 4 medium), diced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 jalapeno pepper, unseeded and finely chopped
1 cup light coconut milk
1/2 packed cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
3 stevia packets
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 lime, quartered

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan on medium-high. Add pork and cook for 2 minutes or until almost opaque in center, stirring frequently; set aside on a plate.

Cook mushrooms in remaining 1 tbsp oil for 2 minutes, then add onion and cook for 2 minutes more or until mushrooms are soft, stirring occasionally. Return pork and any accumulated juices back to pan. Add tomatoes, broth and jalapeno. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover tightly and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except lime, and cook for 5 minutes. Serve soup with lime wedges on the side to squeeze into soup, as desired.

Nutrients per 1 1/4-cup serving Calories 243, Total Fat 13g (Sat Fat 4g, Mono 6g, Poly 2g), Carbs 14g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 5g, Protein 17g, Sodium 344mg, Cholesterol 32mg

Clean Eating FEBRUARY 2011

Chicken & Fresh Apricot Tagine Friday, Feb 8 2013 

Serves 4, Hands-on time 40 minutes, Total time 1 hour

1 tbsp safflower oil
1½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4), cut into 2-inch pieces
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Olive oil cooking spray
½ large white onion, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp red chile flakes, or to taste
1 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
4 dried Medjool dates, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
5 apricots, pitted and quartered
8 large green olives, pitted and quartered
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup whole-wheat couscous
1 tbsp pine nuts, toasted
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Heat oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven on medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add to pot and cook, without moving, until browned on bottom, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip over and repeat on opposite side. Transfer to a large bowl (chicken will not be cooked through at this point). If bits of chicken are stuck to pot, add ¼ cup water and scrape pot with a spatula as water boils; add to chicken.

Coat pot with cooking spray and decrease heat to medium. Add onion and carrots. Sprinkle with a pinch each salt and pepper and cook until soft and lightly browned, 6 to 7 minutes. Add ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, chile flakes and flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add broth and dates and bring to a steady simmer.

Add chicken and any juices back to pot. Reduce heat to maintain a slow, gentle simmer (low to medium-low; you should see just a few bubbles slowly surfacing at a time). Cook for 10 minutes, uncovered and stirring occasionally. Add apricots and simmer gently until soft, but not falling apart, about 10 minutes. Check chicken to ensure doneness. Stir in olives and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired.

Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions.

To serve, add about ½ cup couscous to each of 4 bowls. Divide stew evenly among bowls and top each with equal amounts of pine nuts and mint. (Stew may be made up to 2 days in advance; cover and refrigerate. Reheat gently on low heat. Add pine nuts and mint, and prepare couscous just before serving.)

Nutrients per serving (2 cups stew, 1 scant tsp pine nuts, 1/2 cup couscous) Calories 454, Total Fat 5g (Sat 1g, Mono 4g, Poly 2g), Carbs 49g, Fiber 7g, Sugar 22g, Protein 48g, Sodium 369mg, Cholesteral 99mg

Clean Eating, JUNE 2011, Page 46

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