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Swiss Chard is a vegetable that I keep in my garden year round and I am always trying to find delicious ways to use it up. Swiss Chard is packed with potassium, iron and fiber and it's a bit sturdier than spinach and holds together well in a sauté recipe like this one. The use of anchovy paste here really add a different dimension to this recipe along with the herby flavors of my Healthy On You® Thyme in Tuscany.
1. Mix all ingredients, except the chicken, together in a mixing bowl
2. Add the chicken to a large zip lock bag and add in the marinade
3. Refrigerate for two hours or as long as overnight, if you can
4. When you are ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350°F
5. Line a baking sheet with foil and add the wings
6. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, rotating and turning the wings half way through
7. Serve with sesame seeds and scallions sprinkled on top
Come to think of it, I have been preparing many different versions of Shakshuka throughout my cooking career but just called it something else! This version I have here for you can be eaten anytime of day, but I prefer to have it for dinner because it contains meat-in this case, lamb. You can always omit the lamb or meat in general and have an anytime vegetarian treat.
This is a very flavorful and easy to make casserole. The Moroccan Spice adds coriander, cumin and allspice flavors and the saffron salt is a perfect topper at the end!
I'm loving this delicious, healthy and little spicy spin on your typical minestrone soup. First, I skip the regular canned tomatoes and use organic fire roasted tomatoes to give this dish an extra kick. Instead of pasta, chick peas do the trick here to add a nice texture and a dose of fiber. Ground turkey is my go to when making meatballs but you can all always substitute with another organic, grass fed meat of your choice.
Make the soup:
Ooh Yum! This raw vegan cheesecake is always a hit in my house. I adapted it from several different recipes online to come up with the perfect combination of crust and filling. It's perfect for decorating with edible flowers, herbs and in this case, chocolate Easter eggs! So get creative and try this beauty at your next dinner party!
½ cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
12 fresh dates (medjool), pitted
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
optional unsweetened coconut shreds
1 tsp sea salt
Make the crust: Grind nuts and seeds in a blender or a food processor for about a minute. Add dates, coconut oil and sea salt and run the processor until it all comes together. Flatten it out on the bottom of an 8-inch non-stick spring form. Store in the fridge while you make the filling.
Lemon Coconut Filling
1 cup cashew, soaked
2 organic lemons, juiced-plus zest of 1
¼ cup full fat coconut milk
⅓ cup pure maple syrup
pinch himalayan pink salt
Pinch of Healthy On You® Turmeric Ginger Spice (for color)
¼ cup coconut oil, gently melted
Honoring black history month with food is a breeze with this great combination of Caribbean and Southern flavors. This yummy catfish fillet is marinated in a spicy wet marinade and baked. Its incredibly flavorful and reflective of Jamaican cooking as a whole. The spices used in Jamaican jerk were meant to preserve meats when there was no means of refrigeration back in the days of slavery. Runaway slaves called Maroons would hide away in the thick of the forest and hunt wild board and forage for food. The wild allspice (pimento), garlic, thyme, scallions and dangerously hot scotch bonnet pepper were ground together and used as a rub to preserve the meat to keep it from spoiling. Today we apply jerk spice to a variety of food including fish. This recipe is a great sheet pan recipe if you are planning to cook for a family. You can lessen the spice by using only a tsp of my Jamaican Jerk Spice. Enjoy!
Serve with a quinoa salad, roasted squash or sweet potatoes
Healthy On You Recipes and cooking tips by Samantha Binkley. Many of these recipes use Samantha's 100% Organic Spice Blends that take the guess work out of cooking.