Carne Adovada (Chili-Braised Pork, New Mexico style)
korean beef 1 pound lean ground beef 1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar (I like it sweet so I usually do closer to 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low-sodium) 1 Tablespoon sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (see note) 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness) salt and pepper
Korean Beef (the easy way) - exceptionally easy and full of flavour! Substitutions are easy (ground turkey, fish, etc) - extra-firm tofu in place of the beef makes this vegetarian/vegan friendly!
Easy Sweet Potato and Pepper Hash with Eggs - quick, easy, and full of good stuff!
Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili (with Beer!) - a vegetarian dish that's "sweet, smoky, spicy and soothing" - delicious!
Healthy Alfredo Pasta - the sauce has a pureed cauliflower base (shh! don't tell!)
Lightened General Tso's Chicken - America's Test Kitchen managed to cut 37 grams of fat per serving from this take-out favourite... so you can eat twice as much! ;)
Homemade Healthy Palak Paneer (oil, 1 large onion, 1 chili pepper, cumin seeds, garam masala, coriander, fresh ginger, minced garlic, 1 14oz can fire roasted tomatoes with garlic drained, 1 17oz bag frozen spinach, 1 small bunch cilantro (optional, to taste), 1/2 C Greek yogurt, salt, 8 oz cubed paneer)
Healthier Palek (i.e. spinach) Paneer - an easy recipe for a favourite Indian dish
Stracciatella: Lightened Up Chicken Marsala Casserole
Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef - easy to prepare comfort food without turning on the oven
Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin - prepared in a slow cooker this turns out tender, juicy and, best of all, it's EASY! (bonus cherry tomato salad side dish on the click-through too)
Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Bacon
Barbecue Chicken and Peach Kabobs with Bacon
Easy Extra Creamy Mac & Cheese - almost as easy as the famous blue box and made with real cheese!
Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - extra thick and creamy, this is more of a hearty stew than a true 'soup'. Tips: cook on LOW 4-6 hours or you'll end up with mushy stew (time depends on how many ingredients were cold/frozen at start), reduce butter to 1/4 cup, use milk (skim-2%) instead of half and half, feel free to use 2 cups (or more!) frozen veggies in place of the carrots and celery
Homemade Spaghetti - the sauce simmers for 3-4 hours to create a great comfort meal. Heart-healthy tips: use low-sodium diced tomatoes, paste, and broth; use extra-lean ground beef (or substitute ground turkey, tofu, or even beans); use organic vegetable broth/puree to add some fiber and vitamins (the non-organic tends to just be flavoured water with almost no nutritional content); use 'smart' white or whole wheat pasta - still delicious, you won't even notice most of these substitutions!