A meatless meal!!! This is so great you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eggs and veggies thrown together to make a pancake…..but you can’t forget that sauce. That sweet tangy sauce makes this dish so tasty. I found this fabulous recipe from food blogger “Smitten Kitchen,” this is hitting my rotation! This dish has Kale and Cabbage in it- two veggies I rarely use, I just don’t find too many recipes using them.
1/2 small head cabbage, very thinly sliced (1 pound or 5 to 6 cups shreds) which will be easiest on a mandoline if you have one
4 medium carrots, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
5 lacinato kale leaves, ribs removed, leaves cut into thin ribbons
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
Canola, safflower or peanut oil for frying
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (note: this is not vegetarian)
1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon rice cooking wine or sake
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey (use 2 if you like a sweeter sauce)
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Make the pancakes: Toss cabbage, carrot, kale, scallions and salt together in a large bowl. Toss mixture with flour so it coats all of the vegetables. Stir in the eggs. Heat a large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Coat the bottom with oil and heat that too.
Add 1/4 of the vegetable mixture to the skillet, pressing it out into a 1/2- to 3/4-inch pancake. Gently press the pancake down flat. Cook until the edges begin to brown, about 3 minutes. 30 seconds to 1 minute later, flip the pancake with a large spatula. Cook on the other side until the edges brown.
Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until smooth and thick.
Serve pancakes with sauce and any of the other fixings listed above, from Japanese mayo to scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
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Today didn’t start off too well, I felt like I was in a batting range getting slapped at by the baby (he’s going through his terrible 2′s.) So, as my morning progressed to kicking, screaming and saying no to everything… I gave in. No grocery store trip today to complete my daily cooked dinners during the week. I knew that if I looked up at what Cooking Light had to offer that I could find something with minimal ingredients that I may have laying around to put a fast and quick dinner together without making a trip to the store. Sure enough I found a fantastic Salmon recipe with only 3 ingredients! Kid friendly too! Cooked in less than 10 mins?!!! How can this be? Yes….so for you guys out there that don’t believe in cooking, give this one a go- it’s healthy, cost-effective and takes less than 10 mins to make and under 300 calories. It’s baked too! This is yet another great salmon recipe hitting my rotation.
The only thing I didn’t have on hand was the side of snow peas- so I substituted using asparagas and it worked out great! Loved it.
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 4 (6-ounce) skinless wild salmon fillets
- Cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Lemon rind strips (optional)
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish. Add fish to dish, turning to coat. Marinate at room temperature 8 minutes, turning occasionally.
- 3. Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle fish evenly with sesame seeds. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Garnish with rind, if desired.
- Garlicky-spicy snow peas: Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound snow peas and 1/4 teaspoon salt; sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper; sauté 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon sugar; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil.
Laura Zapalowski, Cooking Light
Amount per serving
- Calories: 255
- Fat: 11.7g
- Saturated fat: 2.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
- Protein: 31.5g
- Carbohydrate: 3.9g
- Fiber: 0.3g
- Cholesterol: 81mg
- Iron: 0.7mg
- Sodium: 285mg
- Calcium: 26mg
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What can I say I like to explore and try new things at all times, so I’m at it again. Cooking Light as always has something good to cook up, I found this really tasty Fish Taco recipe and what makes this recipe full of flavor is the tomatillo sauce. I love Tomatillo salsa but this has an interesting add of mayo in it- which raised my curiosity and it is fantastic. This was so quick and easy to make too…. winner and I’m adding it in along with the many other recipes on the rotation. I added Avocado to mine just because it is something I must have in any taco I eat. If you want to add some kick add 2 TB’s of Chipotle sauce to the cabbage mixture- it’s just a little kick and it won’t take away from the tomatillo sauce. Enjoy!
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 medium tomatillos, husked and rinsed
- 1/2 medium jalapeno pepper
- 1/2 cup cilantro stems
- 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann’s)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 cups very thinly sliced red cabbage
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Cooking spray
- 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1. Preheat broiler to high.
- 2. Arrange garlic, tomatillos, and jalapeño in a single layer on a foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Broil 3 minutes on each side or until blackened. Combine tomatillo mixture, cilantro stems, mayonnaise, sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor or blender; blend until smooth.
- 3. Combine cabbage, juice, and oil in a medium bowl; toss to coat.
- 4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan; cook 2 minutes. Turn fish over; cook 1 minute.
- 5. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, heat tortillas over medium-high heat directly on the eye of a burner for about 15 seconds on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange half of a tilapia fillet in center of each tortilla; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage mixture, about 1 1/2 tablespoons tomatillo mixture, and about 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro leaves.
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Adam Hickman, Cooking Light
Amount per serving
- Calories: 291
- Fat: 10.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
- Protein: 28.5g
- Carbohydrate: 23.4g
- Fiber: 3.2g
- Cholesterol: 64mg
- Iron: 1.2mg
- Sodium: 375mg
- Calcium: 55mg
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I found this recipe on Pinterest! I decided to do individual bundt’s, the only little change I made was add 1 TB of strawberry/pear Preserve to the icing. Soft, tart, sweet and creamy with the yogurt addition. I used Vanilla/Honey Greek Yogurt. This recipe came from Baking With Blondie.
Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
recipe from A Spicy Perspective
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 Tb. lemon juice, divided
Zest of 1 lemon
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
8 oz. plain or vanilla, Greek yogurt
12 oz. fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan (10-15 cup pan.) Sift together the 2 ¼ cups of flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the lemon zest and set aside.
With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 Tb. lemon juice. Alternate beating in the flour mixture and the yogurt, mixing just until incorporated.
Toss the strawberries with the remaining ¼ cup of flour. Gently mix them into the batter.
Pour the batter into the Bundt pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool at least 20 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Once cooled whisk together the remaining 2 Tb. of lemon juice and the powdered sugar. Drizzle over the top of the cake.
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I have so many great recipes on my blog that I’ve been on repeat for the last month. I did however stumbled on this Barbecue Salmon recipe from Cooking Light and gave it a go tonight. So tasty! I added more of the hot pepper and more Soy sauce than indicated and it was delicious. Recipe keeper! Less than 300 calories why not keep this one in the rotation I didn’t make the salad portion of this recipe- but I plan to try it out next time for sure.
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil, divided
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste, such as Huy Fong)
- 4 (6-ounce) fresh or frozen sustainable salmon fillets (such as wild Alaskan), thawed $
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise $
- 1/2 cup grated radishes $
- 1/4 cup very thinly vertically sliced shallots
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
- 2. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, and ginger in a mini food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add juice and next 4 ingredients (through chile paste); pulse to combine. Place salmon on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; brush tops of salmon with half of sauce. Grill 10 minutes; brush with remaining sauce. Grill an additional 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
- 3. Combine peas, radishes, and shallots. Combine vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon oil, stirring well; drizzle over pea mixture. Sprinkle with salt; toss. Serve with salmon.
Amount per serving
- Calories: 268
- Fat: 11.4g
- Saturated fat: 1.7g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 4.6g
- Protein: 27.8g
- Carbohydrate: 12.7g
- Fiber: 1.8g
- Cholesterol: 66mg
- Iron: 2.1mg
- Sodium: 474mg
- Calcium: 49mg
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One week now and I”m still sick, my little girl and I have been challenging each other to a cough off all week long. Both of us a complete mess and it’s either the sick infested school full of little germ bodies or the fact we froze our butts off in Disneyland. I’m betting Disneyland as I lost my voice by the end of the night. What is the cure to a soar throat and coughing….soup! I have soup recipes on my blog but as usual I”m looking for something new so I decided on something more creamy- along the lines of a pasta type creamy sauce. This is like Clam Chowder but with Shrimp and the oyster crackers are a nice addition …..what could be better? Mmm…actually a bread bowl would be better This dish took 20 minutes to make! It’s quick and tasty and because the essential ingredient that gives this dish flavor is the canned cream of potato soups. I’m not use to using canned soups in my meals but hey- it’s quick and not bad when watered down with milk. :) Found this fantastic recipe through Southern Living. If you’re looking to lose weight this wouldn’t be one to make but I bet Cooking Light has something very similar worth checking out.
I’ve made this again for leftovers- adding in peas and mushrooms- WAY better with the veggies in it- give it a try!
No matter what angle- soup just doesn’t photo well.
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine $
- 1 medium onion, chopped $
- 2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream of potato soup, undiluted
- 3 1/2 cups milk $
- 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds medium-size fresh shrimp, peeled* $
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Garnish: chopped fresh parsley
- Oyster crackers (optional)
- This is the original recipe- try it with mushrooms and peas- excellent!
- Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream of potato soup, milk, and pepper; bring to a boil. Add shrimp; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately. Serve with oyster crackers, if desired.
- *1 1/2 pounds frozen shrimp, thawed; 1 1/2 pounds peeled crawfish tails; or 3 cups chopped cooked chicken may be substituted.
Cynthia J. Strickland, Bethel, North Carolina, Southern Living
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The perfect appetizer or snack with your beer while watching the Game.
Here are the ingredients that a Chef at a Las Vegas Restaurant rambled off-
Fry in some Sesame Oil, crushed garlic ,drizzle some oyster sauce and dash of Sea Salt…..I cooked them lightly on the stove than let them soften in the oven.
These peppers are hard to find but if you can locate an Asian Market that carries them- try this dish out ….these are so good!!!!
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