Main Dishes

Colorful Veggie Chili (Vegan, Vegetarian or with Turkey)

1 lb ground turkey 1/2 chopped vidalia or sweet onion 2 stalks organic celery 2-3 organic carrots -sliced into coins 2 cloves garlic-chopped Large can organic Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes-crushed or whole and crush them 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder (optional, see notes for alternatives) ciinnamon shake on a bit… Continue reading Colorful Veggie Chili (Vegan, Vegetarian or with Turkey)

Stews

Organic Chicken Stew with tomatoes, mixed mushrooms, kale, butternut squash, and tri color quinoa

Baby, it’s cold outside! Good time to stay close to the stove and create. This stew I threw together using about 1/2 cup of each vegetable. You can use more if you like. This recipe should feed 2-3 people. 1 pound of free range boneless chicken thighs-cut into small stewlike chunks Butternut Squash Mushrooms, regular… Continue reading Organic Chicken Stew with tomatoes, mixed mushrooms, kale, butternut squash, and tri color quinoa

Side Dishes · Vegan · Vegetables

Corn bread stuffing with herbs du provence, mirapoix, vegs, pignoli nuts and cranberries

1 Bag of cubed bread (corn, potato, whatever you like) or make your own cubes out of fresh bread Mirapoix…chop sweet onion or leek (i used one big leek), shredded carrot, 3 stalks of celery with leaves, 1 clove garlic, 1 shallot (chop it all) Organic Kale-dinosaur works for me, but any you like, chopped… Continue reading Corn bread stuffing with herbs du provence, mirapoix, vegs, pignoli nuts and cranberries

Chicken and Turkey · Main Dishes

Grilled marinated chicken and eggplant parmesan with fresh tomato basil vinagrette and organic greens

It’s that time of the year in NY/NJ. Time to get out the grills and start cooking outside. Love to grill marinated veggies. And chicken cutlets (free range, antibiotic free if possible is best). Here’s a simple, quick and delicious way to do it, saving calories and fat by grilling and not frying. A little… Continue reading Grilled marinated chicken and eggplant parmesan with fresh tomato basil vinagrette and organic greens

Chicken and Turkey · Main Dishes

Smoked Applewood Chicken with an apricot, dijon, orange, balsamic glaze

The first of the seasons barbeque has to be something I’ve been craving since before this terrible winter started. I got out my applewood and soaked for 20 minutes in cold water. Lucky for me my Weber gas grill has a smoker, but you can just wrap the wood in aluminum foil and place on… Continue reading Smoked Applewood Chicken with an apricot, dijon, orange, balsamic glaze

Main Dishes

Sauteed local scallops with tomatoes, light pesto and dijonaise white wine sauce

<img class="size-full" src="https://laurileeshealthycooking.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_5588.jpg&quot; alt="Sauteed local scallops with tomatoes, light pesto and dijonaise I was in a hurry to make dinner. Heres is what I did. Took out a bottle of dry white wine. Dijon Mustard. Garlic. handful of fresh basil. My best extra virgin olive oil. Cherry tomatoes. Parsley. I was in so much of… Continue reading Sauteed local scallops with tomatoes, light pesto and dijonaise white wine sauce

Main Dishes · Sauces

Smothered healthy turkey meatloaf

Hello April.  We welcome the beginnings of spring after a long , hard winter here in NJ. Today was a cloudy and cold spring day.  Went to Whole Foods and got some organic, free range antibiotic free ground turkey.  Decided to not bother making meatballs since it’s Meatless Monday, and went with a healthy take… Continue reading Smothered healthy turkey meatloaf

Fish · Main Dishes · Pasta and Rice

Stir Fried Shrimp with baby broccoli and wild rice

Chop up garlic (3 cloves), scallions, cilantro, sugar snap peas, and get a hunk of ginger ready for grating. Dust shrimp on both sides with a little rice flour and a sprinkle of 5 spice powder Get your wok out and heated, add 1-2 tblspoons of grapeseed oil, add garlic and scallions, and grate in… Continue reading Stir Fried Shrimp with baby broccoli and wild rice

Main Dishes

Clay Pot Asian Chicken Soup with Caramelized Vegetables

Now that I showed you how to do a whole chicken in the Clay Pot, I would like to share another variation I make. For this recipe I use chicken breasts on the bone. I make a layer of veggies to sit the breasts on. Here’s what you’ll need. Carrots, sliced Onions, sliced A whole… Continue reading Clay Pot Asian Chicken Soup with Caramelized Vegetables