Tag: spinach

Chipotle Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 4 oz defrosted frozen artichoke hearts, chopped 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained* 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 shallots, sliced 2 chipotle chiles in adobo with 1 teaspoon of the adobe sauce 1 tablespoon key lime juice […]

Stone-Ground Grits with Spinach and Parmesan

Ingredients:4 cups chicken stock1 cup stone-ground grits (not instant)1/2 cup defrosted frozen spinach1/3 cup grated Parmesansaltpepper Directions:In a medium pot, bring the broth to a boil. Add the grits and stir continually for about 10 minutes or until all the broth is absorbed. Remove from the heat and stir in […]

Baked Penne with Four Cheeses

Ingredients: 12 oz short tubular pasta like penne or ziti for the sauce:3/4 lb ground beef32 oz can tomatoes in puree, chopped*1 onion, chopped1 carrot, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced3 tablespoons tomato paste2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon red pepper flakes1 teaspoon oreganopepper for the cheese mixture:15 ounce ricotta cheese5 oz frozen […]

Winterized BLT Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 strips thick cut bacon 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 1 lb pasta (I used gemelli) 2 cooked, boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed 3/4 cup frozen spinach 1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes* 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Bring a large pot of salted […]

Shrimp & Chorizo Quesadilla

Ingredients:1/2 to 3/4 lb medium shrimp, steamed and peeled1/2 lb Spanish style chorizo, sliced thinly1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry1 avocado, slicedflour tortillassalsa (optional) Directions:Heat a pan large enough for a large tortilla to lay flat. Place one tortilla in the pan […]

Shrimp & Grits

Ingredients: for the grits: 4 cups shrimp stock 1 cup stone-ground grits* (not instant) 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar 1/2 cup grated Parmesan for the shrimp: 1 lb medium sized shrimp, peeled 3 slices raw bacon, chopped 2/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, […]

Mashed Potatoes with Parsnips & Spinach

Ingredients:1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed3 parsnips, peeled and cubed1/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted1/4 cup buttermilk1 tablespoon butter Directions: In a large pot, bring water to a full boil. Add potatoes and parsnips. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain and return to pot, add butter, […]

Breakfast Quesadillas

Ingredients:4 eggs1 hot chile pepper*, diced1 small potato, diced1 small onion, diced1 small zucchini, diced2 tablespoons olive oilsharp cheddarflour tortillas**salsa*** Directions:Whisk together the eggs and the hot pepper. Scramble in a small pan, leaving large curds. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a small heavy pan, saute the onions, potato and zucchini […]

Spinach & Onion Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 baking potatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 3/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted and drained 1/4 sour cream (low fat okay) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper Parmesan cheese, grated (optional) Directions: Bake potatoes for 1 hour at 400. Allow them to cool to almost room temperature, then slice lengthwise […]

Quesadilla Deliciosa

Ingredients:For the marinade:2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons mango juice1 Tablespoon tequila1 teaspoon dark soy sauce5 cloves of garlic1 onion, roughly chopped1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper*juice of a limejuice of half a lemonfreshly ground pepper to taste Everything else:1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts8 oz portobello mushroom caps, […]