Grilled Scallops

Our Favorite Meals & Recipe’s

Update: Jan.3rd, 2016.

We’re back with more healthy recipes and Great food!

We don’t even need to explain ourselves on this one. you should know the drill already. Below are some of our favorite and best recipes. So we hope you enjoy them! And of course keep an eye out because there will be more healthy recipes to come!

Jalapeno and Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins (Low carb and gluten free)

  APPLE CIDER GLAZED PORK CHOPS

Ingredients

Gluten free

Meat

1 1/2 lbs Smithfield pork chops, All Natural Bone-in

Produce

1 tsp Garlic powder

Condiments

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

prk1/4 cup Maple syBaking & Spices

2 tbsp Brown sugar

2 tsp Chili powder

1/2 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes

1 1/2 tsp Salt

Oils & Vinegars

1 tbsp Olive oil

Drinks

1 1/2 cup Apple cider

For the full recipe, click the link belo.

Update:  Dec. 21st, 2015

Here are a few of our favorite Recipe’s.

At home, or at one our favorite eateries nearby, these are the meals that top our lists when we are sitting around deciding how we are going to treat ourselves to something special for dinner that night. The home made dishes are easy to make and require relatively little work. The results far outshine the amount of effort they take to make.
They are in no particular order, and the meals associated with restaurants nearby are not meant to be advertisements, but they are well worth trying out.
You will also notice a similarity in the dishes and recipes. They all conform to most healthy eating regimens. They are mostly “light” in fat, and “light in carbs”. They will help you win whatever nutritional battles you are waging. In this era of Type 2 diabetes, you can still eat terrific food while staying within your “diets” guidelines.
So here we go:

  • First, and probably our favorite recipe for holidays and entertaining is this Bobby Flay recipe that can serve as your main meal, or a great appetizer.

The prep time for the creamy, spicy sauce is about a half an hour, but that’s offset by the fact that the scallops only require about 2 minutes to sear.

Here is the link to the full recipe.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/grilled-sea-scallop-skewers-with-creamy-hot-pepper-and-garlic-vinaigrette-with-toasted-breadcrumbs-recipe.html

  • Our next Fave requires a trip to your nearest Delmonico’s Steak House so we didn’t provide the recipe here.

They make a version of East Utica Greens which is consistently awesome. These are greens sautéed with cherry peppers, Pancetta, and parmesan cheese. Except for the little bit of fat in the pancetta, this a super healthy dish. Add your favorite protein, ( a small strip steak or filet isn’t going to kill you), and you have a great, and simple meal.

wonderful meal that's still healthy to eat, these east utica greens go great with a little strip of meat for protein.
Here are those wonderful, and still somewhat healthy, east utica greens we just mentioned. Add a nice strip steak and you have a perfect meal!

 

Honorable, mention goes to a not so healthy offering called Veal Soprano. Veal in a rich, creamy  sauce, with a hint of red pepper flake. Alongside the greens, this is heaven on a plate.

  • If Delmonicos’ parking lot is full, and the line for seating is out the door, about a mile down the road is Siagon Spring. This is a spin-off of a very popular Albany Vietnamese restaurant named Van’s. Same family tree.

The signature offering here is a soup called Pho (pronounced fuh). This soup comes in 3 different variations, beef, fish, or chicken. Our particular favorite combo is beef broth, with shrimp. Who woulda thought?!? It’s served with a side of sprouts, some parsley sprigs, jalapeno, lime, and cilantro. You get to build your own bowl of yumminess. Also provided are two small dishes containing Sriracha, and Hoisin sauce that you can add to taste. Follow the soup with the Roasted Crispy Half Duck, and you leave happy and satisfied.

Now,I have tried to make Pho at home, and it was extremely expensive, and time consuming, and if you don’t strain it off properly, there is a tremendous amount of fat in the beef broth. Enjoy it at the restaurant for about $8.95 a serving. You get a giant bowl, so it’s a bargain. Here is a link to their site.

http://www.saigonspring.com/gallery/kw0u7j7rqxzq4xjpz4y0yt1bfvhjzr

Next is a meal to prepare at home. It’s super easy, and healthy. This is literally 1 hour from start to finish. It’s:

  • Baked Pesto Chicken recipe

This so simple, the recipe says it all. Just coat the chicken with the pesto mixture, pop a couple slices of tomato, and top with mozzarella cheese, (use the skim mozz if you must, it’s hard to tell the difference with the pesto on board anyway). Bake and enjoy. It’s great!! Here’s the recipe:

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INGREDIENTS Nutrition

SERVINGS 4 UNITS US
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1⁄2 cup refrigerated basil pesto
2 -3 plum tomatoes, sliced (optional)
1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat.
Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Remove from oven; top with tomatoes and cheese.
Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

There you have it. A few yummy treats worth trying. They fit almost all budgets and health guidelines.

Updates will follow soon.

 

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