SIMPLE SPINACH LASAGNA

SIMPLE SPINACH LASAGNA

Calories 361 per serving
Makes 8 servings
Tags: pasta, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach
NOTES:

  • This is a vegetarian lasagna and a complete meal in one dish.
  • This is not your traditional lasagna because it uses cottage cheese and spinach – different and delicious.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/23988/simple-spinach-lasagna/

HOW TO COOK TENDER & JUICY PORK CHOPS IN THE OVEN

HOW TO COOK TENDER & JUICY PORK CHOPS IN THE OVEN

Calories 596 based on 2 servings
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Tags: pork
NOTES:  Cooking pork chops can be tricky.  In an effort to not undercook them we often overcook them.  But this recipe will make you rethink pork chops – it is easy to follow and insures a tender chop.

  • This is a no-fail technique – the brining and the stovetop/ oven cooking makes all the difference.
  • Looks and tastes good.
  • Try it a few times and it will be a breeze to do and will leave you time to put together a nice side – a salad or a vegetable for a delicious weeknight meal.

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-perfect-pork-chops-in-the-oven-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-194257

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/

BARBECUE CARROTS WITH YOGURT AND PECANS

BARBECUE CARROTS WITH YOGURT AND PECANS

Calories 290
Makes 4 servings
Tags: carrots, yogurt, nuts, vegetables – served warm
NOTES:

  • Make this the star of the meal. It is a bit more work than our usual recipes but delicious and special.
  • Do not use baby carrots if you can avoid it – Natha did and it was a pain to be grilling a whole lot of little carrots.
  • The yogurt dressing is very good – make it once as in the recipe and then you can see if you want to increase or decrease the cayenne pepper and/or the brown sugar.
  • Requires marinating for 1 – 3 hours

For cooking instructions click below:
https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/barbecue-carrots-with-yogurt-and-pecans