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Recipes I've Shared:

Bourbon Spiced Pork w/Sweet Potates & Apples

This is a modified version of the Pork recipe featured on McCormick's Gourmet Bourbon Spice Pork seasoning. I added smoked paprika and Aleppo pepper to kick up the spiciness. If you don't have smoked paprika, decrease the amount to 1/2 tsp. You can substitute cayenne for the Aleppo pepper.

Also, I used Trop50 No Pulp OJ since it was what I had in the house.

Potato Leek Soup made without cream/milk

An immersion blender or regular blender makes this soup smooth and creamy without the cream.

Greek-style Pork Kebabs

This marinated kebab dish is a great served over rice and with a Greek-style salad with feta cheese. Marinating the meat overnight infuses more flavor. Cooking times do NOT include marinating time.

Pork Roast Hot Pot Pseudo-pie

A great use for leftover roasted pork! To cut down on the prep time, I used thinly sliced potatoes as my bottom and top crusts.

Baked Rice with Broth

A bit more time-consuming than the stovetop method, but perfect every time! This version uses beef broth, but great with chicken and vegetable stock.

Sweet Potatoes with Apples & Brown Sugar

This sweet hash-like dish is a perfect compliment to a savory grilled pork or roasted turkey. It packs a Vitamin A wallop, too!

Swapping out the apple juice for water saves about 5 calories. You can further reduce the calories per serving and sugar by reducing the butter/oil and using a brown-sugar substitute. However you will need some oil to initially cook the potatoes.

Pork Bolognese with Tagliatelle Pasta

This is adapted from Chef Symon's Lamb Bolognese recipe. The original clocked in at nearly 900 calories/serving!

I used lean pork instead of lamb, adjusted the seasonings for pork, decreased the pasta by half, and substituted beef broth for the red wine. The original called for butter and olive oil to finish the sauce, which I eliminated.

I've found San Marzano tomatoes less acidic than their US counterparts.

Please note -- The sauce will be somewhat dry, sticking to the pasta. Use reserved pasta water or regular water for a more 'sauce' feel.

Yes, this is a semi-labor intensive dish, but the payoff (and leftovers) are worth it!

Carrot Slaw with Crasins and Toasted Walnuts

This citrus-based slaw is a perfect accompaniment with sandwiches or as a quick, light lunch.

Mesquite Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Using a store-bought marinade mix gives this steak a smokey flavor. The prep time shows the minimum marinating time, but the longer you marinade, the deeper the flavor.

Coconut-Onion Sauce

Perfect with Coconut-Panko Crusted chicken or broiled fish.

Spicy Apricot Sauce

Perfect side for baked chicken.

Coconut-Panko Crusted Chicken

Baked instead of fried, this chicken dish gives a taste of the tropics! Serve with spicy apricot sauce or coconut-onion sauce for a flavor punch.

Simply Roasted Red Beet Salad

Roasting beets brings out their natural sweetness and also is an easy way to peel them!

Orzo & Spinach with a Kiss of Lemon

A great way to liven up spinach!

Mongolian-style BBQ Marinade & Sauce

Perfect for marinating pork and beef, be sure to save some on the side for dipping.

Old School Buttermilk Pancakes

Substituting low-fat buttermilk shaves some of fat and calories, but don't substitute the sugar or butter. The sugar is needed to help level the pancakes. Unsalted butter keeps the sodium down and gives you fluffier pancakes. It also gives the pancakes richness so that you can skip buttering them when they get off the griddle!

Quick'n'Easy Chicken Curry with Rice

An easy 20 minute meal that pairs great with a salad.

Nun's Puffs

A bit more labor intensive than your traditional popover, this is perfect with honey.

Seared Scallops

Simply seared U-10 scallops star in this dish. Perfect with sauteed zucchini.

Fresh Pico de Gallo

Fresh,homemade version of a Tex-Mex staple