Barbecued Seasoned Pork Chops With Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms

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Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops

1 lb. shiitake mushrooms

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

olive oil

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. thyme

Directions:

1. In a bowl put sea salt, garlic powder and thyme. Mix together.

2. Coat pork chops with a little olive oil. Sprinkle mixed season on chops.

3. Grill chops about 12- 15 minutes. Frequently turning. (Pork should be white on the inside wen done.)

4. In a large skillet put 2 tbsp. olive. Add garlic and brown for a minute. Add mushrooms. Sauté for about 5 minutes. (until tender) Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.

 

 

 

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Ingredients:
2 boneless chicken breasts (cut into bite size pieces)
1 red bell pepper (seeds removed and diced)
1/2 cup zucchini (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 scallions (chopped)
2 1/2 tbs. olive oil
2 tbs. soy sauce                                                                                                                                                                10 lettuce leaves (cold and crisp)

Directions:
1. In a large skillet, put 1 tbs. olive oil. Add garlic, zucchini and red bell pepper. Brown for two minutes. Stir frequently. Remove and set to the side.

2. Add a tbs. of olive oil to skillet. Cook chicken. Stir frequently for about 5-6 minutes. Make sure chicken is cooked.

3.  Add scallions, soy sauce and remaining 1/2 tbsp. olive oil. Stir well.  Add cooked zucchini and peppers.

4. Cook for additional 3-5 minutes. Chicken should be white/cooked on the inside.

5. Wrap chicken in pieces of lettuce. (See photo.)

 

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Seared Scallops With Red Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

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Ingredients:

2 lbs. large scallops

1 lb. red roasted potatoes (cut into quarters)

1/2 lb. carrots (sliced thin)

4 cloves of garlic (chopped)

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a large baking pan, put potatoes, carrots and garlic. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on top.

2. Drizzle olive oil on top. (about 4 tbsp.) Stir together.

3. Bake in oven about 40 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. (check at 30 minutes)

4. In a skillet, put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook scallops on each side for a total of 6 minutes. (3 minutes on each side.)

5. Add scallops to potatoes and carrots and serve hot.

Homemade Brown Fried Rice

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Ingredients:

3 cups brown rice

3 cups vegetable stock

3 cups water

3 cups carrots (sliced very thin)

2 cups mushrooms (sliced)

1 cup leeks (sliced thin)

olive oil

sea salt

Directions:

1. Put brown rice, vegetable stock and water in a big pot. Bring to a boil. Lower to a medium heat. Let liquids absorb. (about 10-12 minutes.)

2. Meanwhile in a large skillet, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Add leeks and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots and mushrooms. (maybe a drop more olive oil if needed)  Stir. Add about a tsp. of sea salt. When vegetables are tender, add cooked rice to the pan. Mix well together. Sprinkle with a little more sea salt.

Serve hot.

Homemade Blondies

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Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tsp.  vanilla extract

1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 cup  semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla just until blended.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to brown sugar mixture.

3. Stir in vanilla and chocolate chips.

4. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

5. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

 

Sesame Chicken

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Ingredients:

4 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts (cut in cubes/bite size pieces)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 tbs. cornstarch

1 tsp. of fresh ginger

2 tbs. of sesame seeds

1/4 cup sesame oil (olive oil if your prefer)

Directions:

1. In a skillet add sesame oil (or olive). Put in chicken pieces. Cook chicken for 5 to 7 minutes until chicken is white in color throughout.

2. In a bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, water, corn starch and ginger. Beat or mix until smooth.

3. On a medium heat, pour sauce over chicken. Sauce should begin to thicken a little. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

4. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Serve hot. Serves 4.