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Kale Quinoa Salad with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Feta 


Ingredients 

4 cups loosely packed shredded kale
2 cups shredded Brussels sprout leaves (about 1/2 pound of Brussels sprouts, shredded)
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup dried cranberries
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 cup California Walnuts
1/2 cup poppy seed dressing

Directions 

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine and coat all ingredients with dressing.

Add more dressing as needed.

Source: rachelcooks.com

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Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna Rolls with Smoked Mozzarella

Ingredients

2 large zucchini, trimmed
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
¼ teaspoon salt, divided
8 tablespoons shredded smoked mozzarella cheese, divided
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cups part-skim ricotta
1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 clove garlic, minced
¾ cup low-sodium marinara sauce, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Directions

  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Slice zucchini lengthwise to get 24 total strips, about 1/8 inch thick each.
  3. Toss zucchini, oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Arrange the zucchini in single layers on the prepared pans.
  4. Bake the zucchini, turning once, until tender, about 10 minutes total.
  5. Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons mozzarella and 1 tablespoon Parmesan in a small bowl. Set aside. Mix egg, ricotta, spinach, garlic and the remaining 6 tablespoons mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
  6. Spread 1/4 cup marinara in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Place 1 tablespoon of the ricotta mixture near the bottom of a strip of zucchini. Roll it up and place, seam-side down, in the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining zucchini and filling. Top the rolls with the remaining 1/2 cup marinara sauce and sprinkle with the reserved cheese mixture.
  7. Bake the zucchini rolls until bubbly and lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with basil before serving

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Source: Eatingwell.com

Recipe: Beef Kebab Marinade

Ingredients

For the marinade:
1/3 c. balsamic vinegar
1/3 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, grated
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tbsp. honey, divided
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard, divided
For the kebabs:
1 1/2 lb. sirloin or New York strip, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 oz. baby portobello mushrooms, large stems removed
1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Directions

  • For the marinade: Whisk together the vinegar, Worcestershire, olive oil, garlic, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon each of the honey and mustard in a medium bowl. Transfer 1/4 cup of the marinade to a small bowl; whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon each honey and mustard to make a glaze. Set the glaze aside.
  • For the kebabs: Add the marinade and the meat to a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag and massage it gently to coat all of the meat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours. Remove the meat from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat (400 to 450°). Thread the meat, mushrooms, onion, and peppers on the skewers, alternating as you like.
  • Grill the kebabs uncovered until grill marks form, about 4 minutes. Turn the kebabs, and brush the grilled side with half of the glaze. Continue grilling until grill marks form on the bottom side, 3 to 4 minutes more. Turn the kebabs, and brush with the remaining glaze; grill to desired degree of doneness (about 135° for medium), about 1 minute more.
  • Let kebabs rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley just before serving.

Source: thepioneerwoman.com

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Recipe: Leek-and-Asparagus Crispy Rice

Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped leeks, white parts only (from 2 large), washed
thoroughly
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
8 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 cups cooked white rice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh juice
1 cup blanched fresh or thawed frozen peas
1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley and dill, plus more for serving
Fried eggs, for serving (optional)


Directions

  • Heat butter and 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add leeks, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in asparagus and 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until asparagus is bright green and just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to high, and cook until most of liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Return skillet to high heat; swirl in 1 tablespoon oil. Spread rice in a single layer; cook, undisturbed, until crisp in places, about 4 minutes. Stir in leek mixture, lemon zest and juice, peas, cheese, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with more cheese and herbs, topped with a fried egg.

Source: MarthaStewart.com

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