Monday, May 22, 2017

Cannellini Bean Salad

Easy, versatile, delicious, and healthy bean salad. Experiment with your own flavor combinations.



Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, minced - I prefer red onion; however, I often improvise when needed, and I used white onion when I prepared this
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled (if desired) and diced - I did not peel them
  • 15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced - I used yellow and orange bell peppers
  • ½ hot pepper, chopped, if desired - I used about ⅓ of a Hungarian pepper, as the one I had was quite large
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Marinade

This was so delicious I forgot to take a photo after it was grilled! It has just the right amount of sweetness and spiciness.

Ingredients

½ to 1 lb. chicken breast, boneless and skinless
1 garlic clove, sliced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 tablespoons butter, melted - I used Smart Balance buttery spread
2 tablespoons pure honey or other low-sugar liquid sweetener
1 teaspoon Tabasco
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

About ¾ lb. chicken in marinade before grilling


Monday, May 8, 2017

Sweet Potato Loaf Bread

Moist and delicious!



Ingredients

1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
½ cup olive oil
2 eggs
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon water
¼ cup brown sugar blend
1 cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda