Tabbouleh

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Smashed Garlic Potatoes

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  • 1½ pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes (baby red potatoes also work well)
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth, plus ½ cup more if necessary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for topping
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a 10″ nonstick skillet, arrange the baby potatoes so that they fit together neatly but with a bit extra room. You’ll have to flatten them out later, so they need a little space.
  2. Add in the rosemary, thyme, chicken broth, olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, and kosher salt. Heat the pan to high and bring to a boil. Once the broth boils, reduce the heat to medium, add in the garlic, and (almost) cover the skillet, leaving a very small opening for excess steam to escape. Make sure the broth continues to boil for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily punctured with a fork.
  3. If the liquid has all absorbed, add the additional ½ cup of chicken broth. You could also use water here if you don’t have enough broth, or a combination of the two. You want the liquid to cover about ⅓ way up the potatoes at this point.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and use a meat mallet, wooden spoon, or back of a measuring cup to press down on the tops of the potatoes lightly until the skin cracks and they flatten out a bit.
  5. Return the potatoes to high heat, uncovered, and cook until the liquid evaporates and the potatoes are browned on the bottom, about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove the potatoes from heat again, turn the potatoes, scrape up any burnt bits, and add the last tablespoon of butter to the pan. Press the other sides of the potatoes to crack and flatten them more if necessary. Sprinkle the potatoes with parsley and cook until the other side is browned, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve warm and sprinkled with salt.

Chicken Marsala Pas

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 – 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ¾ – 1 lb cremini mushrooms, sliced (you can also use button mushrooms, but I prefer cremini)
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz prosciutto, sliced or torn into thin strips
  • 3 cups chicken broth, plus more to thin the sauce
  • 2½ cups Marsala wine
  • 12 oz pasta of your choice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Parsley, to garnish
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place the cubed chicken and the all purpose flour in a sealable plastic bag and shake well to coat. Set aside.
  2. In a large, high walled skillet or pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat, until warmed but not smoking. Add in the butter and let melt. Once the butter is melted and warmed, add in the garlic, proscuitto, mushrooms, and chicken. Cook until chicken is browned on each side, turning and stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken broth and wine and scrape the bottom to remove any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Mix well and add in the pasta. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Bring to a low boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked to al dente, about 12 minutes. If you find that you need more liquid, add slightly more chicken broth. Keep in mind, the pasta may peak out a bit from the liquid, but as long as you stir and mix occasionally, that is okay.
  5. When the pasta has cooked to al dente and the sauce has reduced, mix in the parmesan cheese and heavy cream. Stir to combine and let warm through for an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

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  • 1 lb. whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 6-7 cups of florets)
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth, divided
  • ¾ cups milk
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 24 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • fresh sage, sliced into thin ribbons
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta for 5 minutes – it should still be a little firm. Drain, toss with a drizzle of oil, and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the cauliflower, and cook for 5 minutes until tender-crisp. Meanwhile saute the minced garlic with a tablespoon of butter. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked cauliflower to a blender with 2 cups broth, milk, oil, salt, and sauteed garlic. Puree until very smooth. You might need to do this in batches.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Heat the 3 tablespoons butter in a very large skillet. Add the mushrooms and saute until golden brown.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta, cauliflower sauce, and mushrooms together. Add the remaining cup of broth to help the consistency stay saucy.
  5. Transfer to a deep 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bake uncovered at 400 for 10-15 minutes. Some of the moisture from the mushrooms will seep out – give it a quick stir to reincorporate it and make it creamy. Top with fresh sage ribbons.

Bagel Bombs

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  • 1 lb refrigerated pizza dough
  • 10 egg whites (or 5 whole eggs)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz diced ham
  • 4-8 oz shredded cheese
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Everything bagel seasoning, to taste’
DIRECTIONS
  1. Divide the pizza dough into 8 even pieces and roll into balls. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise for 20 minutes.
  2. While you wait for the dough to rise, scramble the eggs in a nonstick pan over medium heat, seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside and let cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a nonstick baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Gently flatten the dough balls with your palm, and top with the eggs, diced ham, and shredded cheddar cheese. Pull the sides of the dough up and around the filling, pinching to seal. Pull up the perpendicular sides and pinch. Continue until the filling is completely covered and dough is sealed. Place, seam-side down, on the prepared baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Fill a large pot with 12 cups of water and bring to a gentle boil. Mix in 1 tablespoon honey. Place half of the bagel bundles into the boiling water for 1 minute, turning once halfway through. Remove from the boiling water with a slotted spoon and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the second half of the bagels.
  6. Sprinkle the bagels with everything bagel seasoning and then bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 25-30 minutes. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature, wrap individually, and freeze for future use.

Greek Tzatziki Chicken Salad

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  • ¾ cup reduced fat greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 3 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 6 pitas, for serving

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