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Recipes tagged with: cooking light

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

"Yaki" Beef Stir Fry

I received a shipment of samples from Bone Suckin' and decided to use the Yaki first for a stir fry.  We were over the top happy with this Yaki "Teriyaki" and I am serious. This is the best we have ever had and it's gluten free.  

I did make 1 chicken breast for me as I am not a big steak fan!  Enjoy xo

 

Baked Chicken Cutlets
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Baked Chicken Cutlets

If you asked me what is  my favorite Italian dish - My answer is always the same.  Chicken Cutlets.  There are so many way to enjoy "Cutlets"  Check out my blog post on some of my tips and other recipes.  

Many recipes include frying your cutlets but I don't always want the mess of splatter to clean up so I love to bake them.  So easy and less mess!

Check it out.  I hope you try this recipe and enjoy.  This is also a 30 minute meal from start to finish :)

Cindy's Tip:  You can make many of these and separate in containers or sealable freezer bags then freeze to enjoy another time.  

Enjoy xo Cindy

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Perfect for company at the lake!

Cindy's important tip! Be sure to zest the lemon first then squeeze for the fresh juice!

 

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper

Seriously! This is the easiest blackened pan seared snapper you will ever make.  This is also amazing.  I served it with haricots vert topped with fried shallots.  I will share that now.

Take a sauté pan over medium heat.  Add in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.  Once the oil is very hot (how do you know it's very hot did you ask?  Great questions - when the oil starts to move to the side of the pan)  Toss in thinly sliced shallots and cook until crispy.  Remove from pan.  Keep oil in the pan.  When ready to make the haricots vert add them to the hot pan with some garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook until tender, remove from pan and top with shallots.  

Next tip! Did you know most seafood departments will provide the seasonings.  Yes, that is true.  We got this snapper at Whole Foods and they seasoned for us.  How easy was that... 

Enjoy xo

 

Lamb Pops Wrapped with Prosciutto
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Lamb Pops Wrapped with Prosciutto

These make a perfect appetizer for any occasion. This is a quick yet gourmet appetizer to really dazzle your guests! If you can't find lamb chops ask your butcher to cut up a rack of lamb into individual chops. They will gladly do it for you! You can assemble the chops in advance and keep refrigerated until ready to grill. 

Meatball and Kale Soup
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Meatball and Kale Soup

I am using ground turkey in this soup. It makes it so light and perfect! As an Italian family we love meatballs anyway we can get them! They are amazing in soup...  

Chefs Note:  Freeze in individual containers and just warm up when you are looking for something to enjoy next week!

 

Tuscan Fish Soup
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Tuscan Fish Soup

This soup is more like a stew and extremely hearty.  In our family, this soup was a regular visitor on our Sunday dinners and holidays.  You can add any of your favorite fish in this dish to make it your own.  I love to top with capers before serving!

Zucchini Fritters
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Zucchini Fritters

There is something about these zucchini fritter that makes everyone around me so happy! I end up making a double batch and freezing them.  I always start by making these as a side dish but the best part is for breakfast. Just warm the fritter in the microwave for under 1 minute and top with a poached egg.

You can also add other vegetables such as a sweet potato, yellow onion or red bell pepper.  This is a great way to use left over vegetables in your refrigerator.

**Cindy's Tip! There are a couple of ways to shred your zucchini.  I use the blade attachment on my food processor or you can use a box cheese grater.  To do this, clean your zucchini, cut off both ends and grate. ** 

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking.