30-Minute Meals: Sausage and Peppers

30-Minute Meals: Sausage and Peppers

Working folks’ excuse for eating frozen TV dinners and/or takeout is that they don’t have time to cook. And you have to admit the excuse is getting old since we’ve got dozens of cookbooks and TV shows which give out healthy recipes that we can cook (and eat) in a matter of minutes. Websites like health.com also feature such recipes. Here’s one from the Health website:Sausage and PeppersIngredients6 (4-ounce) links turkey Italian sausage2 cups (1/4-inch strips) green bell pepper1 cup (1/4-inch st…

Chili: Your Favorite Food Made Healthier

Chili: Your Favorite Food Made Healthier

Chili is one of the most favorite and beloved foods. It seems that certain occasions are not complete without Chili. Over the years, Chili has gone through several incarnations. Several new ingredients also made their way into this popular dish – some seem rather unfit for it, like say chocolate. Now, the Chili has gone through another reincarnation, and this time it’s the MayoClinic that put their spin into this hot dish. You might be wondering what’s the twist? Well, it’s Chili made healthier….

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

For this recipe you will need: 3/4 pound of pork tenderloinsome sweet barbecue sauce1 cup of tomato sauce3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon of vinegar1 tablespoon of liquid smoke3 packets of Splenda sweetenerTo begin, cut the pork into 3/4″ slices and pound them until they become thin. Next, heat some oil in the pan and sprinkle it with some salt and pepper as well as some Old Bay seasoning. Saute the pork in the oil for a few minutes until it cooks. Take the strips out of the pan…

Mexican Salmon Pizza

Mexican Salmon Pizza

This is a really tasty pizza recipe, and it’s topped with loads of crushed tostadas-or tortilla chips-on top.Nonstick cooking spray 1 small purchased baked pizza crust, about 7 inches in diameter 1/4 cup bottled salsa or picante sauce 1/4 cup coarsely crushed tostadas 1/4 cup cooked flaked salmon 1/8 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup shredded Mexican seasoned cheese or monterey jack cheese1. Heat oven over 450ºF. Spray top surface of the crust with a nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet. 2. Sp…

Beer Pizza

Beer Pizza

Who says that you can’t mix beer in your food? This outrageous pizza recipe is a great accompaniment to what else? !1/2 tablespoon olive oil1/4 lb pepperoni sausage, diced 1/2 lb bacon, diced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 28 oz can tomato sauce1/8 tsp dried thyme1 unbaked pizza crusts 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese 1 can sliced mushrooms 4 ounce size drained 1 onion chopped 1 cup beer 1 clove garlic minced 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 450ºF. Heat the oil in a skille…

Pita Pesto Pizza

Pita Pesto Pizza

This Mediterranean-inspired recipe is absolutely easy-to-do, combining the flavors of pesto over pita bread.2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup lightly packed parsley 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 4 cups spinach, torn 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 1/2 tbsp dried whole basil 2 6-inch whole wheat pitas 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped1. Drop garlic and parsley to the food processor with its knife blade running. Let it run for 15 seconds or until minced.2. Add spinach, Parmesan, basi…

Escargot Pizza

Escargot Pizza

Italian Pizza with a haute French twist. Can you dare eating a pizza topped with “escargot”? That’s “snails” in French.1 pack refrigerated French bread dough 1 1/2 lb Raclette cheese, shredded 10 oz French snails (the smaller, the better) 2 oz tomato sauce8 oz dried Chanterelle mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tbsp fresh parsley 1/2 lb butter1. Thaw the French bread dough for at least two hours (or longer) beforehand if you can. Once completely thawed, roll the dough out into the shape of a …

Vegetable Calzones

Vegetable Calzones

recipe ingredients3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms3/4 cup halved and thinly sliced zucchini1/2 cup sweet red pepper, chopped1/4 cup sliced green onions1/4 teaspoon garlic salt1/4 teaspoon dried basil1 10-ounce can refrigerated pizza crust1 cup low fat mozzarella cheese1 egg white, beaten recipe directionsHeat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In bowl, combine mushrooms, zucchini, pepper and onions. Sprinkle with garlic salt and basil and mix well. Unroll dough a…

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Roasted Vegetable Pasta

recipe ingredients1 medium zucchini, diced1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced1 large onion, thinly sliced1 Tbsp. olive oilsalt and fresh ground pepper to taste2 large tomatoes, chopped1/4 cup chopped fresh basil2 cloves garlic, minced8 oz. spaghetti or linguine1/2 cup feta cheese recipe directionsPreheat oven to 450*F. Put a large pot of water on to boil. In a large roasting pan or a large baking sheet with sides, toss zucchini, bell pepper and onion with 1 Tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. …

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

recipe ingredients1 cup chopped onion1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese1 cup bottled picante sauce3 oz. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese1 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder8 (6-inch) flour tortillas1 1/2 cups bottled green taco sauce recipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion, and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, 1/2 …