For The Chicken:
2 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally to make 4
2 tablespoons flour (all purpose or plain)
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon salt
For The Sauce:
Light spray of cooking oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons butter (or oil)
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1¼ cup chicken broth (stock)
½ cup milk (full fat or 2% — or use reduced fat cream or heavy cream)
⅓ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons capers (plus 2 tablespoons extra to garnish)
1 teaspoon cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice — juice of 1 lemon (adjust to your tastes)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
Lightly spray pan/skillet with a light coating of cooking oil spray and heat over medium-high heat. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and Parmesan cheese. Season the chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in the flour mixture; shake off excess and set aside.
Heat the 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 teaspoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until butter has melted and pan is hot. Fry the chicken until golden on each side and cooked through and no longer pink (about 3-4 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken). Transfer onto a warm plate.
Add the garlic to the oil in the pan (spray with a light coating of oil if needed) and fry until fragrant (about 1 minute). Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the broth and milk (or cream). Bring the sauce to a boil; season with salt and pepper to your taste; add in the Parmesan cheese and capers and allow sauce to simmer for about 2 minutes until thicker. (If the sauce is too runny for your liking, add the cornstarch/water mixture into the center of the pan and mix through fast to combine into the sauce. It will begin to thicken immediately).
Pour in the lemon juice, allow to simmer for a further minute to combine. Add the chicken back into the pan to serve, or serve over steamed vegetables, zucchini noodles or cooked pasta with the sauce. Top with extra capers to garnish, lemon slices and parsley.
1 medium head cauliflower
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons cooking oil, divided
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced frozen carrots
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 Tablespoons soy sauce *for gluten-free use tamari
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 green onions, diced
optional: kosher salt
more optional vegetables: celery, broccoli, corn, spinach
Mince cauliflower into very small crumbled pieces, resembling the size of rice or larger because the cauliflower will shrink as it cooks.
In small bowl, whisk the egg and then set aside.
Heat large skillet on medium high heat. Add olive oil, then add onion and garlic. Cook until soft and translucent.
Add cauliflower and sauté until tender, but not mushy soft. Add the peas and carrots and stir until combined.
Add the beaten egg, soy sauce, sesame oil and black pepper. Stir until the egg coats all of the cauliflower and becomes cooked.
If needed, add additional kosher salt to taste. Add green onions and stir until everything is combined.
For the Dressing:
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Salad:
3 cups of cooked purple hull or black-eyed peas (or equivalent canned)
1/2 cup finely chopped purple onion
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 green onion, sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno
1 (2 ounce) jar of pimentos, well drained
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 wedge lime, optional
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a lidded storage bowl. Add all of the salad ingredients, except the lime and herbs; gently fold dressing over the top and stir. Cover tightly and refrigerate several hours up to overnight before serving. Squeeze lime juice and toss with herbs just before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge, but consume in a couple of days.
1 lb. pork tenderloin – sliced to 1/2″ thick slices
3 green onions – trimmed, sliced
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 Tbls. granulated sugar
2 Tbls. vegetable oil OR sesame oil
1 Tbls. minced fresh ginger OR 2 tsp. ground ginger
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked white OR brown rice
1 lb. bag frozen stir-fry vegetables
Lay slices of pork in a 9″ X 9″ X 2″ baking pan, slightly overlapping.
Combine onions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sugar, and oil and pour over pork.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Pour marinade off pork into a small saucepan; set aside marinade.
Bake pork in a 375 degree oven for 45-60 minutes, until pork is cooked through.
In the meantime, bring water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan; stir in rice; cover and simmer for 15 minutes; add vegetables to pot and simmer, covered, an additional 5 minutes.
Bring reserved marinade to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Spoon rice/vegetables onto 4 plates, place slices of pork on top, and serve with marinade in bowls on the side.