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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD – RecipeGirl.com

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • Two 15-oz. cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2/3 cup chopped bell pepper (mix red/yellow/orange)
  • 3/4 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 12 kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon redwine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a large [dish], toss together the salad ingredients. In a separate [dish], whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle juices on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

I can’t wait to try this recipe from Cafe Delites.

Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 large boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4 fillets
  • 3 teaspoons Italian spices*
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (for cooking)

*If you don’t have Italian spices, use Italian dried herbs. Or combine 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and 1 teaspoon dried parsley together.

Topping:

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ¼ of a red onion, finely chopped (or 3 cloves finely chopped garlic)
  • 4 tablespoons shredded fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste

½ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese

Balsamic Glaze: (you can use store bought, or this recipe)

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Coat chicken with Italian spices, garlic and salt. Heat oil in a grill pan or skillet, and sear chicken breasts over medium-high heat until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 6 minutes each side). Remove from pan; set aside and allow to rest.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, red onion, basil, olive oil in a bowl. Add salt. Top each chicken breast with the tomato mixture and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Serve immediately with balsamic glaze (optional).

Balsamic Glaze:

If making your own, prepare while chicken is cooking.

Combine sugar (if using) and vinegar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes or until mixture has thickened and reduced to a glaze. (If not using sugar, allow to reduce for 12-15 minutes on low heat).

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!

 

 



Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


This recipe may not be super healthy, but I couldn’t resist
sharing Cooking Classy’s Lemon Cheesecake Mousse. It’s so nice to see bright spring colours!

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



77 Recipes

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


Tired of the same old thing for dinner! Try 77 Recipes’ Teriyaki Chicken Casserole.


It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Melted Snowman Cookies… oh my!

Posted on: January 4th, 2017 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I love snowmen. I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe for Easy Melted Snowman Cookies!

Check out this fun way to serve veggies and dip during the holidays.

For more healthy and delicious recipes, check out our Archives!




Cranberry Orange Cake

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


This Cranberry Orange Cake sounds perfect for the holidays!

If you would like to bake some new kinds of cookies this year, check out these Fancy Christmas Cookies.

Check out this super easy Candy Cane Wreath–and the other seasonal ones!

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



Autumn Healthy Recipes

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


As the cooler days of fall set in, a nice warm bowl of soup appeals to many people. Gimme Some Oven’s Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup sounds yummy.

I can’t wait to try The Novice Chef’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Muffins. They look delicious!

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!

 

 



Cleaning Your Grill

Posted on: October 6th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

This month’s post is a little different.

When was the last time you gave your outside cooking grill a thorough cleaning? Check out TipHero‘s easy way to do a messy chore! 

It’s never too late to make healthier choices!



MORE… Healthy Summer Recipes!

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments

Check out these amazing recipes!

I plan to try all of these very
soon!

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Blueberry Zucchini Cake with Lemon Buttercream

Enjoy all of the fruits and vegetables available at this time of the year. Support your local farmers!

For more recipes, check out our GET HEALTHY archives.



Healthy Summer Recipes!

Posted on: August 4th, 2016 by Cathy Mendler No Comments


Thanks to Dawn Fletcher for sharing her recipe!

BROCCOLI SALAD

  • 1 bunch fresh broccoli (cut into flowerettes)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 8 strips bacon (fried and crumbled)
  • sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sugar (we use our No-Sugar Sugar)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar

Mix all ingredients and combine approximately 6 hours before serving.

Yummy!

MACKENZIE’S FAVOURITE LEMONADE

Nothing’s better than an ice-cold glass of lemonade to quench your thirst on a hot summer day! This recipe (from our archives) was generously provided by Chef Dierre of Never Enough Thyme Catering.

In a water jug combine:

  • 5 lemons squeezed – 2 lemons sliced
  • agave syrup – 1/4 cup OR sugar – 1/2 cup to taste

First, squeeze the lemons into the water jug. Slice the lemon into wedges and place in the jug. Add 1/2 cup of sugar or the agave syrup. Stir well and place in the sunlight for a few hours. (This is where the anticipation comes!) Pour into a glass filled with ice and enjoy!

For more recipes, check out our GET HEALTHY archives.