Main Dishes

Zucchini Pappardelle with Pesto July 17, 2015 10:08

3 large zucchini
1/2 jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Pesto
Pinenuts (optional)
Parmesan Reggiano (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

This dish comes together fast (under 30 minutes) and is a great way to use all that zucchini. 

Wash and scrub zucchini. Using a mandolin cut the zucchini into thin, long strips. Stop when you reach the seeds and rotate the zucchini, or turn the zucchini as you slice for more evenly wide "Pappardelle." The seeds will make the dish more watery.

Add olive oil to large saute pan and heat over medium high heat. Add zucchini noodles and toss to lightly coat with olive oil. Saute for about 2 minutes just to soften them a little, you still want them to have some bite or be al dente.

Combine cooked zucchini, pesto, salt & pepper in large bowl.

Serve warm topped with Parmesan Reggiano and pine nuts.

Enjoy!

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Healthier "General Tso" Chicken June 19, 2015 10:42

Love General Tso's Chicken but not in love with the carb's, fat, sodium and calories? Give this healthy version a try, it's probably faster than delivery.

Ingredients:

2 tblspn low sodium soy sauce (organic or non gmo)

1 tblspn rice vinegar

3 tblspn Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Sweet Chili Jam

2 tsp Hoisin Sauce

1-2 tblspn olive oil

1 lb boneless chicken cut into bite size pieces

2 heads broccoli

2-3 stalks green onion

1 tblspn toasted sesame seeds (optional) 

Dried thai chilis (optional)

In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sweet chili jam, hoisin sauce and set aside.

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Add green onions and broccoli to pan and stir to allow them to cook for three minutes. Add sauce, stir and heat through.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and thai chilis and serve over brown rice.

 

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One Pot Pesto Primavera June 16, 2015 12:37

Need a healthy dinner in a hurry? Get a healthy dose of vegetables in this one pot primavera. Added bonus there's only one pot to wash.

Ingredients:

1 jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Pesto

6 - 8 large carrots, scrubbed and peeled

2 heads organic broccoli

Pasta of choice (if using wheat based use unbleached unbromated flour)

 

Fill large pot with water, cover and heat over high heat.

Scrub carrots, peel and slice into 1/2 thick slices. Put in water (no need to wait for it to boil)

Wash broccoli and cut into florets. Use the stems, they're tasty too!

When water comes to a full boil add pasta. Subtract 7 minutes from pasta cooking time and set timer. For example if your pasta takes 11 minutes to cook according to package, set timer for 4 minutes (11 - 7). Stir pasta as water comes back to a boil.

When timer goes off add broccoli.

If your pasta takes less than 5 minutes to cook, add broccoli and pasta at the same time. If you're using angel hair and it only takes 2 minutes to cook, add broccoli, cook for one minute then add pasta.

Drain pasta but do not rinse!!

Add pasta/ veggies to large bowl and toss with one jar Healthy Gourmet Kitchen Pesto.

Serves 8.

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