Chicken Cacciatore

This is a classic dish that is sure to be part of your regular menu rotations.

2 Pounds Chicken Pieces
1 Medium Onion, Sliced
1⁄2 Medium Green Pepper, Chopped
1⁄4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Garlic
1 Can Plum Tomatoes (16 Ounces)
1 Tbl Parsley, Chopped
1⁄2 Teaspoon Oregano, Crushed
1⁄4 Teaspoon Thyme
3⁄4 Teaspoon Salt
1⁄4 Teaspoon Pepper
1⁄4 Pound Mushroom, Sliced

TIP: You can modify this recipe by using skinless, boneless chicken breasts.

Heat oil in large skillet. Add chicken pieces, brown and set aside. Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook until onion is tender. Force Italian plum tomatoes through a strainer to remove seeds. Add tomato liquid, parsley, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper to skillet. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes;
stir occasionally. Add chicken; cover and cook over low heat 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add mushrooms. Cook uncovered 15 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency.

Chicken Savoy

This chicken is juicy and delectable plus simple to prepare.
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1⁄8 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2⁄3 Cup Water with 1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
2 or 3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced or Grated
1⁄2 to 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano or Basil
Sea and Pepper to Taste
1⁄4 Cup Grated Italian Romano Cheese 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

Preheat oven to 450oF. Place the chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 or other shallow baking dish. Cover the chicken with a mixture made of the water, salt, and olive oil. Grate or mince the garlic and sprinkle it on the chicken breasts. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and other seasoning over the chicken. Sprinkle the Romano cheese over the chicken. Bake at 450oF for 20 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove the dish from the oven, and pour off the excess fluid, leaving the chicken in the baking dish. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and serve.

Mini Onion Quiches

These mini quiches are great to freeze for a quick on the go breakfast later. Here, a typical crust is substituted with shredded coconut.

3⁄4 Cup Shredded Coconut
4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
1 Cup Chopped Green Onion With Tops 2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Eggs
1 Cup Whole Milk
1⁄2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1⁄4 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Cup Swiss Cheese, Grated

Preheat oven to 300oF. Combine coco- nut and melted butter. Divide coconut among mini muffin tins. Saute onion for 10 minutes in 2 tablespoons butter.
Cool onions then divide evenly over coconut crust. Beat eggs, add milk, salt, pepper, and swiss cheese. Pour by spoonfuls on top of onions in tins. Do not fill to the top as they will run over. Bake until set, about 15-20 minutes. Do Not Overbake.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This is a very tasty dish that will rival any Chinese takeout or elegant Chinese restaurant. It makes a nice presentation for an appetizer as well.

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1⁄2 Cup Water
3 Tablespoons Organic Almond/Cashew Butter
1 Pound Ground Turkey
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
1 Cup Shiitake Mushroom Caps, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 (8 Ounces) Can Water Chestnuts, Drained and Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic
2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger, Minced
1⁄3 Cup Tamari
1⁄2 Cup Green Onions, Optional
1 Head Lettuce, Separated into Leaves

Cook turkey in skillet about 5 minutes, stirring until turkey crumbles and is no longer pink. Add mushrooms, and next 5 ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring constantly 4 minutes. Add green onions if desired and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Spoon mixture evenly onto lettuce leaves; roll up. Serve with extra tamari sauce if desired.

Basic Chili

Everyone should have this recipe in their collection. It is healthy, easy to make, and travels well. You can also use this recipe to make a taco salad. Just put over greens with your favorite toppings.

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1⁄2 Cup Onion, Chopped or Grated
1⁄2 Cup Celery, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Cup Green Pepper, Chopped
1 Can Kidney Beans or Black Beans
2 Teaspoons Oregano
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 8 Ounce Can Organic Crushed-Tomatoes
1 – 11⁄2 Pounds Ground Bison, Grass Fed Beef,
or Ground Turkey

Optional: 1-12 Ounce Jar Prepared Salsa or Pasta sauce (check ingredients) This can be in addition to or to replace the tomatoes (depending on your consistency preference).
In a large skillet melt oil and sauté onions, celery, garlic, and peppers until onion is translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add ground meat, oregano, chili powder, and cumin, continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes. Pour salt, tomatoes, and salsa, if desired, into pot. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for a minimum of 1 hour for best flavor.

Zucchini Boats

Impress your friends with this delicious and beautifully presented dish. You will want to double this recipe!
2 Medium Organic Zucchini
3⁄4 Pound Ground Turkey
1 Small Onion, Chopped
1 Cup Raw Cheese (or Cheese Alternative), Shredded (Optional)
2 Tablespoons Fruit Sweetened Ketchup or Tomato Paste
1⁄2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1⁄4 Teaspoon Pepper
1⁄2 Cup Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
1⁄2 Cup Sweet Red Peppers
1⁄2 Cup Chopped Green Peppers

Trim the ends of the zucchini. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, laving a 1⁄2 inch shell. Finely chop pulp. In a skillet, cook ground turkey, zucchini pulp, onion, mushrooms, and peppers until meat is brown, drain. Remove from heat. Add 1⁄2 cup cheese, ketchup, sea salt, and pepper. Mix well. Spoon into the zucchini shells Place in a buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese if desired. Bake uncovered at 350oF for 30 minutes.