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Posted by Lea Romero on April 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers

INGREDIENTS

Coconut oil

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 large egg whites

1 pound chicken tenders

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.

Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, about 1 minute. With the motor running, drizzle in oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.

Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish. Add chicken tenders and turn to coat. Transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the tenders on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.

Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.



Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh blackberries or raspberries, finely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

2 teaspoons honey

1 pound chicken tenders, cut in half crosswise

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons cornmeal

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

 

PREPARATION

Mash blackberries (or raspberries), mustard and honey in a small bowl until it looks like a chunky sauce.

Sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Place cornmeal in a medium bowl, add the chicken and toss to coat (discard any leftover cornmeal).

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook the chicken, turning once or twice, until browned and just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes total (thinner nuggets will cook faster than thicker ones). Serve the chicken nuggets with the berry mustard.


Vegetarian Taco Salad

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels or frozen, thawed

4 large tomatoes

1 1/2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice 

1 15-ounce can black, kidney or pinto beans, rinsed

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/3 cup prepared salsa

2 cups shredded iceberg or romaine lettuce

1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese

2 1/2 cups coarsely crumbled tortilla chips

Lime wedges for garnish

Directions

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and corn; cook, stirring, until the onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Coarsely chop 1 tomato. Add it to the pan along with rice, beans, chili powder, 1 teaspoon oregano and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the tomato cooks down, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.

Coarsely chop the remaining 3 tomatoes. Combine with cilantro, salsa and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oregano in a medium bowl.

Toss lettuce in a large bowl with the bean mixture, half the fresh salsa and 2/3 cup cheese. Serve sprinkled with tortilla chips and the remaining cheese, passing lime wedges and the remaining fresh salsa at the table.


Tortellini Primavera

INGREDIENTS

1 14-ounce can vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, sliced

1 cup shredded fontina cheese or 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, dill or chives or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots and snap peas

1 16-ounce package frozen cheese tortellini

PREPARATION

Put a large pot of water on to boil.

Meanwhile, whisk broth and flour in a small bowl. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until just beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the broth mixture to the pan, bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese, tarragon (or dill or chives) and salt.

Add vegetables and tortellini to the boiling water; return the water to a simmer and cook until the vegetables and tortellini are tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain; add to the pan with the sauce and stir to coat.

Garden Fresh Stir Fry

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup dry sherry, or Shao Hsing rice wine 

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

1 pound water-packed seitan, preferably chicken-style, drained, patted dry and broken into bite-size pieces

1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

4 carrots, thinly sliced

2 bell peppers, thinly sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, (optional)


 

PREPARATION

Whisk sherry (or rice wine), water, brown sugar, lime juice, hoisin, cornstarch and salt in a small bowl.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add seitan; cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, peanuts and ginger. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots and bell peppers, and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute.

Whisk the sauce and add to the pan; stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until the vegetables are crisp-tender and the sauce is thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cilantro, if using.




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