Meat, Poultry & Seafood

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  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • fresh lemon juice, just a squeeze
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 551.6
  • Calories from Fat: 180 g
  • Total Fat: 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1019.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 77.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 17 g

The Trick for Amazing Hummus

I found the secret to making amazing hummus from Chef Roberto Martin in his cookbook vegan Cooking For Carnivores. Roberto states…

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  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 732.7
  • Calories from Fat 413 g:
  • Total Fat 45.9 g:
  • Saturated Fat 6.5 g:
  • Cholesterol 0 mg:
  • Sodium 952.9 mg:
  • Total Carbohydrate 72.8 g:
  • Dietary Fiber 25.1 g:
  • Sugars 2.1 g:
  • Protein 17.7 g:

Avocado Hummus

I thought I had tasted great hummus, until I discovered avocado hummus. A long standing avocado lover from way back, I…

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  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 9 ounces refrigerated ravioli (vegetable, cheese, mushroom or combination. If frozen, thaw)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1⁄4 cup sun-dried tomato, chopped (if in oil rinse)
  • 1⁄2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese, to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 44
  • Calories from Fat: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 94.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Sugars: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

Fresh Spinach and Ravioli Soup

This is a healthy and satisfying soup using vegetable broth and fresh spinach. I use a refrigerated asparagus, gruyere cheese filled…

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  • 10 ounces whole wheat penne
  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes, quartered (or grape tomatoes)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, drained
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3⁄4 cup fresh basil, slivered (or use 1 tsp dry)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 942.3
  • Calories from Fat: 613 g
  • Total Fat: 68.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.9 mg
  • Sodium: 374.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 64.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Sugars: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 25.4 g

Fresh Cherry Tomato with Basil and Mozzarella…

I have found this to be an excellent way to serve whole wheat pasta. Of course you could use regular pasta…

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 2 cups eggplants, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1 cup yellow squash, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 lbs fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated to garnish
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 321.2
  • Calories from Fat: 130 g
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.3 mg
  • Sodium: 764.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 31.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Sugars: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g

Ratatouille Tortellini Bake

I love this simple and fresh recipe. You can use canned diced tomatoes, but I suggest using your fresh garden tomatoes…

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  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 8 ounces bulk sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2⁄3 cup onion, diced
  • 2⁄3 cup celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 cup bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1⁄2 - 2⁄3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or use fresh cut into small pieces)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh parmesan cheese, grated
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 349.1
  • Calories from Fat: 211 g
  • Total Fat: 23.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.8 mg
  • Sodium: 688.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Sugars: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 18.3 g

Stuffed Tomatoes

This is a fabulous recipe to help use some of those beautifully ripe tomatoes in your garden. If you use extra…

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon rosemary, minced
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme, minced
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt
  • pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 lbs chicken, whole, room temperature
  • 1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 lemon, cut crosswise into 8 rounds
  • 1⁄2 cup chicken stock or 1/2 cup low-sodium broth
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 682.1
  • Calories from Fat: 430 g
  • Total Fat: 47.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 223.2 mg
  • Sodium: 239.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Sugars: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 53.1 g

Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Serve for your next Sunday Supper or your next casual dinner party! I discovered this recipe in Food and Wine Magazine.

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  • vegetable oil
  • 1 1⁄2 - 2 lbs halibut steaks
  • cayenne pepper
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sweet marjoram, chopped (or parsley) (optional)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 213
  • Calories from Fat: 61 g
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.2 mg
  • Sodium: 112.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 35.5 g

Grilled Halibut

When it comes to fish, simple always works best. The firm texture of the halibut makes grilling the perfect method of…

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  • 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon bottled horseradish
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup saltine, finely crushed
  • 12 ounces fresh crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 201.2
  • Calories from Fat: 89 g
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 108.4 mg
  • Sodium: 485.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sugars: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

Spicy Crab Cakes

To obtain best results, use jumbo lump crabmeat. You can use regular, be sure it is fresh. The juices add flavor,…

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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 1⁄2 - 2 lbs sole or 1 1/2-2 lbs flounder fillets
  • buttermilk
  • all-purpose flour
  • lemon wedge
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 291.4
  • Calories from Fat: 157 g
  • Total Fat: 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.6 mg
  • Sodium: 199.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 32.2 g

Sautéed Sole or Flounder

A classic dish for the delicate flavor of sole or flounder. See below for variations.

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1⁄2 - 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup scallion, sliced diagonally 1/2-inch pieces (both white and green)
  • 1 1⁄2 - 2 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1⁄2 - 2⁄3 cup feta cheese
  • 8 -10 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled
  • 1⁄3 cup kalamata olive, chopped (save a few whole olives for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • fresh ground black pepper
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 627.6
  • Calories from Fat: 215 g
  • Total Fat: 23.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 331.4 mg
  • Sodium: 601.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 53.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Sugars: 6 g
  • Protein: 47.1 g

Mediterranean Shrimp

This was a favorite pasta dish served in one of the Legal Seafood Restaurants in Massachusetts. The feta cheese and Kalamata…

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  • 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped (or 1/2 TBSP chopped fresh marjoram)
  • 10 ounces mixed romaine lettuce, and
  • radicchio
  • 1 lb fresh crabmeat (pick over for shells and cartilage)
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 352
  • Calories from Fat: 190 g
  • Total Fat: 21.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 180.5 mg
  • Sodium: 668.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugars: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 25.2 g

Crab Louis

This recipe of Crab Louis comes from Legal Seafood. This is not only a delicious way to serve crab, but also…

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup scallion, chopped (include some of the green tops)
  • 3⁄4 lb shrimp, cooked and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (or sweet marjoram)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup arugula
  • 1 bunch chicory lettuce, washed, stemmed and dried (about 2 cups)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 191.5
  • Calories from Fat: 105 g
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 129.6 mg
  • Sodium: 131.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Sugars: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 17.9 g

Shrimp, Arugula and Chicory Salad

This is a very light salad taking less than 10 minutes to prepare. It must be made just prior to serving…

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 1⁄2 - 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 dash ground oregano
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 472.5
  • Calories from Fat: 171 g
  • Total Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1367.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 42.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.3 g
  • Sugars: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 34.5 g

My Favorite Chili

I love this chili recipe! It is so easy and tastes so good! I like to serve it with shredded cheddar…

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  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 lb unpeeled medium raw shrimp
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 (14 ounce) can fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 3⁄4 cup shredded 2% reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 276.3
  • Calories from Fat: 60 g
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.6 mg
  • Sodium: 909.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugars: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 22.6 g

Shrimp and Cheese Grits

This recipe come from The Crook's Corner Restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC and The Southern Living Magazine, February 2008 edition.

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