Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Balsamic Marinated Onions

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It's men's health month. These onions taste wonderful as a compliment to a grilled steak. They also work well as a topping for a salad.



You'll Need
  • 3 medium red onions
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon capers

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cut the onions in half, peel off the outer layer of skin and slice thinly.
  • Toss in a medium-size baking dish with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Cover the dish tightly and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the onions are tender.
  • Stir in the capers and season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Garlic Green Beans

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It's men's health month and yet another yummy way to enjoy green beans.

You’ll Need
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions
  • Steam beans for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender crisp.
  • If you want to preserve the color of the green beans, rinse briefly under cold water to preserve color, but do not chill.
  • Cover and keep warm.
  • In a large bowl, combine garlic and remaining ingredients.
  • Add warm green beans and toss until well coated.




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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Broccoli and Avocado Salad

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It's men's health month. Become an artist in the kitchen and enjoy your veggies in a variety of ways.

You’ll Need
  • 1 small bunch of broccoli
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 large avocado
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil

Directions
  • Cut the broccoli into florets.
  • If the pieces are large, cut the stems in half.
  • Rinse and drain them.
  • Reserve the stems for another use.
  • Drop broccoli into boiling salted water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes.
  • Drain and run the broccoli briefly under cold water to cool.
  • Drain again and chill.
  • Cut the avocado in half.
  • Peel each half and remove the pit.
  • Cut each half into 8 lengthwise strips.
  • Squeeze the lemon half over the strips to prevent discoloration.
  • Arrange the broccoli and the avocado alternately on a serving platter
  • Blend the mustard, garlic, vinegar, pepper and oil, adding salt if needed, in a bowl with a wire whisk.
  • Pour over the broccoli and avocado.
  • Serve immediately.




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Monday, June 22, 2015

All Purpose Marinade

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It's men's health month and the BBQ's are in full swing. Try this marinade at one of your summertime outings. Marinating meats prior to grilling is one way to grill in a healthier manner.

You’ll Need
  • 3 cups dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup soy sauce

Directions
  • Mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Marinate the meat (beef, pork, chicken, or game) for 3 to 6 hours, then use the marinade as a basting sauce.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Korean Green Beans

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It's men's health month and the more veggies the better!

You'll Need
  •  2 pounds green beans, stemmed
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

 
Directions



  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • Drain and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients until well blended.
  • Add the green beans and toss to combine well. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper.



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Easy Black Bean Salsa

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It's men's health. This is a recipe that can be prepared in a short amount of time. You can always use the beginning as a base and build on it in order to create a quick meal. To absorb the iron out of the beans you must consume them with a food source that contains Vitamin C. That is why it is helpful to top your salsa with some lime juice.

You’ll Need
  • 1-14 .5 oz. can black beans, drained (or use cooked beans)
  • 1-14.5 oz can corn, low sodium, drained (or use fresh corn)
  • 1-12 oz. jar salsa
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon fresh lime juice

Directions
  • Mix all of the above together and use this as your base.
  • Serve on top of a salad or baked potato, in a wrap or on top of some corn chips.


Variations
  • Add some chopped vegetables or fruit such as bell pepper, carrots, yellow onion, green onion, avocado, or tomato.
  • Add some cooked chicken or fish or shrimp.
  • Add a chopped chili or jalapeno for a spicy flavor. Or add some chili powder.






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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

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It's men's health month so give this recipe a try. It is a great complement to a variety of dishes.

You’ll Need
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of salt plus an additional ½ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 to 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped mint it depends on your preference (you can substitute with dried mint)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped

Directions
  • Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of salt on the chopped cucumber and let sit for approximately 30 minutes to pull some of the water out of the cucumber. Then drain off excess water.
  • Add all additional ingredients to cucumber and mix.
  • There are many ways to enjoy this sauce such: a veggie dip a salad dressing or a sauce for lamb burgers or fish.

Note: For a thicker consistency try using Greek style yogurt.





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