SOPA AZTECA

SOPA AZTECA

Makes 4 – 6 servings
Tags: soup, tomato, avocado, chicken – pieces, cheese, tortilla
NOTES:  A real favorite of Natha’s – one of those dishes that we wonder why we don’t make more often.

  • Filling, fun with all those add-ins and delicious.
  • The part that requires the most work is the preparation of the chile. To make it easier, follow his notes.  We use powdered chile that we had on hand.  You can also leave out the chile.
  • In Mexico, often you are served the broth with the chicken in it and individual bowls of chopped avocado, cheese, tortilla chips, crema and cut limes are passed for each person to add what they would like and the amount they would like. Sometimes as he says if no chile was added to the broth there is also a bowl of dried chile for those that would like it spicier.
  • You can make this a vegetarian dish if you substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth and eliminate adding the shredded chicken.
  • No calorie count because it really depends on how much of which add-ins you put in the soup.
  • The recipe asks for a sprig of epazote if you have it. Great if you have it but if not, it is still delicious.  Although not quite the same you could substitute with oregano and/or cilantro.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/sopa-azteca/

HOMEMADE CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

HOMEMADE CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

Calories per serving 184, serving size about 2 tbs
Makes 10 servings – 1 1/3 cups
Tags: Dressings/Sauces, vegetables – served cold

NOTES: An easy version of this popular salad dressing – and without the raw egg.

  • Don’t just use it for salads – put a bit on most steamed green vegetables and you have something special.
  • Have also made it substituting ½ of the mayonnaise with plain yogurt. To make it less thick put in less mayonnaise and add some olive oil.
  • Fun food fact – Caesar Salad was invented in Mexico.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/caesar-salad-dressing.html

ARUGULA AND PEAR SALAD WITH TOASTED WALNUTS

ARUGULA AND PEAR SALAD WITH TOASTED WALNUTS

168 calories per serving
Makes 4 servings
Tags: arugula, greens, pears, walnuts, vegetables – served cold
NOTES:

  • Ripened pears are essential.
  • Feel free to add or substitute the arugula with lettuce and/or spinach.
  • When we saw the small amount of dressing the recipe calls for we thought it would not be enough but actually it is more than enough.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/arugula-pear-salad-with-toasted-walnuts

JOAN NATHAN’S HONEY ORANGE CHICKEN

JOAN NATHAN_S HONEY ORANGE CHICKEN

Makes 6 – 8 servings
Tags:  chicken – pieces, orange
NOTES:  You know a recipe from Joan Nathan has to be good and this does not disappoint.

  • Simple to make.
  • Not necessarily the best looking dish because some of the breading tends not to stick but SO delicious that it is still a thumbs up – even for company.
  • Use the mixture left over in the pan and spoon it over the chicken as a sauce – yum.
  • We didn’t put in the calories even though she does present it because we weren’t sure about the serving sizes. The recipe is for 2 whole fryers and was listed as 8 servings and 733 calories per serving.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/joan-nathans-honey-orange-chicken/

ARUGULA CANNELLINI AND FETA SALAD WITH CREAMY AVOCADO DRESSING

ARUGULA CANNELLINI AND FETA SALAD WITH CREAMY AVOCADO DRESSING

Makes 4 servings (as a salad appetizer)
Tags: arugula, greens, beans, cheese, avocado
NOTES

  • Perfect as an appetizer plate, a side dish or serve with some bread and/or a soup and you have a meal.
  • Arugula is not everyone’s favorite, so we also tried it with a combination of other greens – works great.
  • We both agreed that the dressing by itself is tart (as stated in the recipe) but when mixed with the rest of the ingredients that tartness disappears.

For cooking instructions click below:
http://www.acozykitchen.com/arugula-cannellini-and-feta-salad-with-creamy-avocado-dressing/

SESAME-GINGER SALAD DRESSING

SESAME-GINGER SALAD DRESSING

Calories 123 per serving – 2 tbs
Makes 1 cup
Tags: vegetables – served cold, vegetables – served warm
NOTES:

  • Even better the next day.
  • We actually liked it best over mixed greens with add-ins like sliced mushrooms or grated carrots or drizzled over plain steamed vegetables.
  • Do check out the other salad dressing recipes – we will!

For cooking instructions click below:
https://wholefully.com/healthy-salad-dressing-recipes/