Healthy Recipes

CURRIED CHICKEN DAY!

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Some crazy dudes climb straight up mountains to get a natural high. Others jump off the backs of them in search of the same buzz. But we have a much lazier answer, we just grab a bowl of curry. Yes, curry. Studies link curry consumption and the release of endorphins – dig in for your hassle-free Himalayan high.

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National Tempura Day!

Since it’s National Tempura Day, but also a start to a new year (with resolutions still in tact…hopefully), we are celebrating by baking and not frying, with our favorite Panko Crusted Recipes!

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Crunchy Baked Zucchini Fries with Caramelized Onion Dip

Parmesan Chicken Fingers with Dipping Trio

Crunchy Dill Crusted Salmon

National Bean Day!

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You know what they say…Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart….

With that in mind, we have our favorite Bean Recipes for you to enjoy today. Don’t forget to rinse them first!

THE TRADITIONAL WAY TO RINSE

1) Sort through the beans to remove any stones or debris.

2) With the beans in a colander, rinse them well with cold water, running your fingers through to reveal any more bits of dirt.

3) Transfer the beans to a large bowl filled with enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. In hot weather, prevent the beans from fermenting by refrigerating while they soak.

4) Soak for 4-24 hours, until the beans have swelled to double their size.

5) Before cooking, drain the soaked beans and rinse once more before cooking the beans in fresh water.

THE QUICK-SOAK WAY TO RINSE

1) Rinse and pick over your beans for stones or debris.

2) Place beans in a pot and cover with 2-inches of water. Over high heat, bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute, remove from heat, cover pot and let sit for 1 hour.

OUR FAVORITE BEAN RECIPES

Bean and Chicken Tostada Cups

Creamy White Bean Spread with Asiago Crackers

Seven Bean Salad

White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Soup

 

FRIED SHRIMP DAY!

In honor of fried shrimp day, we are taking a healthier route, and baking our shrimp! Even though they are not fried, these Honey-Baked Coconut Shrimp are delicious and guilt-free!

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We’ve always loved coconut shrimp, but never loved the deep fried effect – greasy fingers and stomach aches – that ensued. Now, thanks to this recipe, we can now enjoy these delicious delights, guilt free! Coated in a coconut crust, juicy shrimp are baked until golden brown and dipped in a sweet apricot sauce.

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Meatless Monday

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Cauliflower gets a bad wrap as boring and bland. This quick and easy Roasted Cauliflower Soup turns that rumor on its head. Roasting the cauliflower before blending it into soup brings out the sweetness of the vegetable, which is further enhanced by the edition of garlic and spices. Spread the word…this creamy (without any cream!) cauliflower soup is full of robust flavor.

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Traditional Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

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We’ve all heard the about Chicken Soup for the Soul books, but how do you cook a book? With this simple and superb recipe for Traditional Chicken Soup, a pot chock full of fresh vegetables, herbs, chicken and of course, tender matzo balls, you’ll have a bestseller in every bowl.

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Easy Baked Zucchini Chips

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Did you ever think zucchini could lift you out of your potato rut? It can, and never more so than with these totally delicious oven-baked zucchini chips. Coated in a breadcrumb and parmesan crust, these easy zucchini chips trump boring spuds, every time.

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Easy Mango and Coconut Chicken Curry

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Looking for curry-in-a-hurry? Look no further than this easy, aromatic, sweet and spicy Mango and Coconut Chicken Curry recipe. One bite of this Indian-inspired curry of sweet mango, creamy coconut milk and kickin’ spices and you’ll be transported straight to the Taj Mahal.

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Crunchy Dill Crusted Salmon

Meatless Monday

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Being rhythmically challenged (Lisa does the cadaver dance while I’m prone to whip out the Elaine Benes “little kicks”), we shudder at anything involving the phrase “two-step.” That is, until now. Elegant and easy, this two-step crusted salmon, the ideal pairing of fish and dill, makes it effortless to keep perfect tempo.

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