Recipes

Broccoli + Tomato Pizzas

broccoli and tomato pizza

Broccoli + Tomato Pizzas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 whole-grain naan or 3 whole-grain pocketless pitas
    (Trader Joe’s Tandoori Garlic Naan–six small-sized naan to a package–are also good.)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup lowfat ricotta
  • 1 cup quartered grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella

Directions

Heat oven to 475ºF.

Steam broccoli until crisp-tender. (Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add water to come up to bottom of basket and bring to a boil over high heat. Add broccoli; cover and simmer 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Lift basket from skillet; drain water from skillet. Alternately, put broccoli in a microwave-proof dish, cover with water, put on lid, and cook at full power until crisp-tender, about five minutes.)

Add olive oil and garlic to skillet; add steamed broccoli and toss over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant.

Place naan or pitas on baking sheet. Spread each with sauce and top with broccoli, ricotta, tomatoes, and mozzarella.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts and bottoms are crisp.

Recipes

Chicken Thai Wraps

from Suzie B.

I got this recipe from my friend Catherine years ago, and have been making it ever since. My family loves it.

Don’t allow the peanut sauce to boil, and if it seems too thin, just add more peanut butter. 🙂

Chicken Thai Wraps

Ingredients

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken, shredded
    (or 4 chicken breasts diced and sautéed in olive oil with garlic, salt, and pepper)
  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger
  • package of flour tortillas

for the peanut sauce:

  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3T soy sauce
  • 3T water
  • 2T vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

Directions

Dice red onion and sauté over medium heat in olive oil. Add ginger and broccoli slaw, and cook until crisp-tender. Set aside.

Warm tortillas.

In a small pan, prepare peanut sauce. Add peanut butter, sugar, soy sauce, water, oil, and garlic, and cook over medium heat about 4 to 5 minutes, until melted and slightly thickened.

Top a tortilla with some chicken, some broccolli slaw, and some peanut sauce, then roll it up and enjoy.

Recipes

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Lettuce Slaw, Avocado and Cotija

from Faith B. 🙂

“This is one of my new favorite, easy recipes. It is from skinnytaste.com, but don’t let the ‘skinny’ throw you. It’s good, and also makes a good salad.”

Grilled Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

For the chicken:
14 oz (4 thin-sliced) boneless chicken breast cutlets
1 1/4 tsp seasoned salt (ex., Lawry’s Fire Roasted Chili & Garlic)
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lime juice

For the taco:
2 1/2 cups (4 oz) shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup (1 medium) vine ripe tomato, chopped
1/4 loose cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup thin sliced red onion
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
pinch fresh black pepper
8 corn tortillas
4 tbsp crumbled Cotija cheese
1 sliced (5 oz) avocado
thinly sliced radishes, for garnish (optional)
4 lime wedges, for serving

Directions

Season chicken with seasoned salt, olive oil and lime juice and marinate for at least an hour.

Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan on medium-high heat. Oil the grates and grill about 2 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 1 minute, or until cooked through. Set aside on a cutting board and slice into thin strips.

While the chicken is cooking, in a large work bowl mix the lettuce, tomato, cilantro, onions, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

On the grill heat tortillas, turning till they slightly char, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side.

Design your taco. Add chicken, lettuce, avocado and top with cotija cheese and radishes if desired, serve with lime wedges.

Recipes

Sausage Bean Soup

from Suzie B.

This is yummy. 🙂

Sausage Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 15 1/2-oz can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14 1/2-oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 14 1/12- can beef broth
  • 1 T minced fresh basil or 1t dried
  • 2 T shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is browned.
  • Drain.
  • Add beans, tomatoes, broth and basil.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

Recipes

Mr. Marzotti

from Lindsey T. (a family favorite — comfort food):

Mr. Marzotti

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Egg Noodles (any kind of noodles work)
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • Mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cans Campbells Tomato Soup
  • 16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bread crumbs

Directions:

  • Cook the ground beef. Put in bowl.
  • Cook onions, mushrooms, garlic, put in the bowl with the meat. Add salt to taste.
  • Cook noodles.
  • Layer ingredients in a 9×13 pan in this order:
    • Noodles
    • Meat/onion mixture
    • Cheese
    • Tomato soup
    • Noodles
    • Meat/onion mixture
    • Cheese
    • Tomato soup
    • Bread crumbs
  • Throw in oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Enjoy!