Cindy’s Tomato and onion braised Chicken

What you will need: 2/3 Cup Oil, olive, salad or cooking 2 Tablespoon Salt, table 4 1/2 Pound (lb) 5 Cup Tomatoes, crushed, canned 3 Pound (lb) Kale, raw, chopped (Swiss Chard or other greens can be used – this ingredient is optional) 2 Pound (lb) Onions, raw, chopped 1/4 Cup Tone’s Italian Seasoning 1/8 […]

Cindy’s Pasta with Vegetables and ground turkey

What you will need: 6 1/2 Pound (lb) Barilla Whole Grain Pasta (Rotini) 1/4 Cup Garlic, raw 0 3/4 Cup Oil, olive, salad or cooking 12 Pound (lb) Tomatoes, crushed, canned 7 Pound (lb) Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, unprepared, package (10 oz) 0 1/2 Pound (lb) Cheese, parmesan, grated 9 1/3 Pound (lb) Jennie-O […]

Cindy’s Restuffed Potatoes

What you will need: 10 Pound (lb) Potatoes, russet, flesh and skin, raw 12 Pound (lb) Vegetables, mixed, frozen, unprepared 6 1/4 Pound (lb) Cheese, cheddar, shredded 1 1/2 Quart Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, protein fortified, with added vitamin A 3 Tablespoon Salt, table 3 Tablespoon Spices, pepper, black Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 […]

Basic Polenta

What you will need: 6 1/4 Pound (lb) Cereals, corn grits, yellow, regular and quick, unenriched, dry 2 Tablespoon Salt, table 1 3/4 Gallon Water, municipal Instructions: 1. In a large pot, brin water and salt to boil over high heat. 2. Gradually stir in corn grits. 3. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently to […]

Energy Balls – no nut option

What you will need: 1 ¼ cup honey 2 ½ cup wow butter, sunflower seed, peanut butter or almond butter 1 ¼ cup flax seed or wheat germ – optional 2 ½ cup raisins or coconut flakes 1 cup slivered almonds or other nuts – optional 1 ¼ Tbsp vanilla 3 1/2 cup old fashion […]

Tuna Bean Salad

What you will need: Dressing: 1 clove garlic 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt (to taste) 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Salad: One 15-oz. can cannellini or other white beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 lb. seedless cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into slices about ?-inch thick 1 […]

Marinara Sauce

It’s easy to add fresh seasonal vegetables to the sautÈed onions; such as mushrooms, a clove of garlic, or diced zucchini. Garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese after you pour the sauce over whole wheat pasta. What you will need: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, peeled and diced 32 oz can whole tomatoes, […]

Egg Salad

What you will need: 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise 1/4 C nonfat plain Greek yogurt 2 tsp dijon mustard 1/4 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp salt 6 slices of Whole wheat bread paprika to garnish Instructions: First hard boil the eggs. Place the eggs in a pot, add just enough cold water so […]

Corn Muffins

We like to add fresh corn kernels to these muffins in the summer time. In the winter, frozen kernels can be used. These muffins are still wonderful without the corn kernels added. So itís the chefís choice. What you will need: 2 Tbsp canola or safflower oil or oil spray like PAM 1 cup stone-ground […]

Real Chili over Brown Rice

What you will need: 1 White or yellow onion, chunks 1-2 Tbsp canola or safflower oil 4 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp cumin Assortment of vegetables -Optional: carrots, celery, zucchini 2 Cups Tomatoes, Diced, Fresh, or crushed (15 oz can) 2 cups cooked beans (Garbanzo Beans, Kidney Beans, lentils, black […]

Brown Rice

What you will need: 2 cups uncooked rice, choose brown Jasmine or Basmati long grain rice 4 cups water 1/4 tsp salt Instructions: Place water and salt in a 2 quart pot, cover and bring to boil over high heat When water is boiling, add rice, stir, cover pot and reduce heat to low Cook […]

Fruit Parfait

What you will need: 4 cups of frozen fruit 2 cup of non-fat Greek-style yogurt 2 Tbsp. honey 2 cups prepared granola (available cereal section of most stores) Instructions: 1. In a clear glass or bowl, mix the yogurt with the honey 2. Prepare fruit 3. Set out four 8-oz. cups (1 for each person) […]

Basic Salad Dressing

What you will need: 3-4 Tbsp Vinegar of your choice 1/2 Cup Oil of your choice 1/8 tsp each of salt and pepper Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a jar of plastic container with a lid. Shake it up and drizzle 1-2 Tbsp of dressing per serving. Makes 3/4 Cup Watch the video instructions […]

Basic Rice

What you will need: 2 cups uncooked rice, choose brown Jasmine or Basmati long grain rice 4 cups water º tsp salt Instructions Place water and salt in a 2 quart pot, cover and bring to boil over high heat When water is boiling, add rice, stir, cover pot and reduce heat to low Cook […]

Homemade Granola

What you will need: 2 cups old fashioned oats 3/4 cup raisins or other dry fruit 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar 2 Tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice Instructions: Prepare 8-inch by 12-inch rimmed baking […]