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(21 Recipes) Created by IL100374

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Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

Recipe for cajun spice used for blackened fish or other meats

Submitted by IBERMOM

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 7
Mole Sauce
Very Good 4.0/5
(77 ratings)

This traditional Mexican sauce is spicy and goes well with Chef Meg's Cocoa-Crusted Pork Tenderloin.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 42.3
Easy Ginger-Garlic Sauce
Very Good 4.3/5
(79 ratings)

I love this recipe! It can be used as a sauce for grilled meats, a dressing for salads or steamed vegetables, or as a marinade for tofu or other lean proteins. You will always find it in my refrigerator.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.2g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 54.9
Orange Thyme Sauce
(no ratings)

This sweet sauce is perfect on roast pork, chicken, or salmon.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 13.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 53.5
Chimichurri
Very Good 4.4/5
(20 ratings)

This sauce hails from Argentina, a country that's known for tasty grilled meats. Pair this with grilled beef, pork, chicken and even fish. It's also a great dipping sauce for grilled vegetables and whole-wheat bread.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 0.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 30.5
Homemade Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
Very Good 4.3/5
(42 ratings)

Use this to dress your salad or as a dipping sauce for cut vegetables. Don't like cilantro? No problem, just swap it out for Italian parsley or dill.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.1g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 8.8
Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Very Good 4.3/5
(23 ratings)

Vinaigrettes are perfect as salad dressing, a dipping sauce for steamed vegetables, and a marinade for lean cuts of meats.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 4.5g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 47.2
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste
Very Good 4.1/5
(16 ratings)

Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 5.9
Chili Spices
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 7.2
Kitchen Basics: Vegetable Stock
Very Good 4.6/5
(24 ratings)

This veggie stock has a stronger, richer flavor than most.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 18.8
Kitchen Basics: Mushroom Stock
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

If you want a stock packed with flavor, this is the one to make. Change it up: Add ginger for Asian-style stock and garlic for Italian flair.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 8.6g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 37.4
Kitchen Basics: Seafood Stock
Good 3.3/5
(4 ratings)

Chicken and beef stocks are easy to find on store shelves, and many of them taste almost as good as homemade. It's a bit trickier to find seafood stock, and I've never found one that I really like. Thankfully, making your own is fairly easy.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.2g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 18.7
Lemon Zucchini Dip
Good 3.9/5
(28 ratings)

This dip is great for a midday snack alongside vegetables or whole-grain crackers or as a cold sauce for sandwiches.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.7g | Fat: 2.4g | Fiber: 1.3g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 37.9
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Very Good 4.6/5
(13 ratings)

Chef Meg's homemade and natural ricotta cheese is easy to make and a fun project for someone who likes to cook.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.5g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 39.1
Caramelized Onions
Very Good 4.4/5
(45 ratings)

Learn how to make caramelized onions to add flavor to any dish, from soups and sandwiches to stews and dips.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 5g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 26.4
Apple Cider Gravy
Very Good 4.3/5
(17 ratings)

Gravy gets a bad rap, but this tasty sauce can be made with almost no fat.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 20
Olive Tapenade
Very Good 4.3/5
(55 ratings)

Tapenade is a traditional sauce or condiment from Provence, in the south of France. It adds a punch of flavor for very few calories. You can buy premade tapenade, but you'll spend more money and be consuming more sodium than if you made it at home.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1g | Fat: 1.5g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 17.4
Chicken Stock
Very Good 4.5/5
(55 ratings)

After you've roasted a chicken or turkey don't throw away the bones. They can be used to make homemade, low-sodium stocks, which can add flavor to your healthy, home-cooked meals.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.9g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 28.3
Coach Nicole's Yummy Hummus
Very Good 4.3/5
(369 ratings)

Use as a dip for veggies or a spread on pita and sandwiches.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 21.2g | Fat: 12.8g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 5.8g | Calories: 215.9
White Bean Tapenade
Very Good 4.0/5
(69 ratings)

Great on whole-wheat crackers or even toast.

Carbs: 5.1g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 50
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