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APPLE CIDER GLAZED CHICKEN THIGHS

This is a PERFECT chicken recipe for the fall! delish-190912-apple-cider-glazed-chicken-0176-landscape-pf-1571156445

ingredients

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed

2 apples, sliced

2 tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, trimmed

2/3 cup apple cider

2 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. Grainy mustard

1 tbsp. butter

3 rosemary sprigs, for skillet

directions

Preheat oven to 425°. In a medium bowl, add potatoes, apples and chopped rosemary and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss until combined.

In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining olive oil. Add chicken and sear, skin side down, until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove chicken from heat while you make the glaze.

To the same skillet, add apple cider, honey and grainy mustard. Bring mixture to a rapid simmer and cook until mixture has reduced slightly then whisk in the butter. Return the chicken to the skillet, skin side up, and scatter the sweet potato mixture and rosemary sprigs around the chicken. Turn off the heat and transfer the entire skillet to the oven.

Bake until the sweet potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. (If potatoes need longer to cook, transfer chicken to a cutting board to rest and continue cooking until tender.)

(recipe found on delish.com)

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PARMESAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD

Here is a different way to enjoy Brussels sprouts. A lovely Fall salad with gorgeous colors!!

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4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

4 tbsp. lemon juice

¼ c. freshly chopped parsley

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved and thinly sliced (about 8 cups)

½ c. chopped toasted almonds

½ c. pomegranate seeds

Shaved Parmesan, for serving

ingredients

In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper until combined. Add Brussels sprouts and toss until completely coated. Let sit, tossing occasionally, for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours before serving.

Fold in almonds and pomegranate seeds and garnish with shaved Parmesan before serving.

(adapted from a recipe found on https://www.delish.com)

 

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HARISSA CHICKEN WITH LEEKS, POTATOES AND YOGURT

This Melissa Clark recipe is AMAZING!!! I made this a few days ago and grilled the chicken instead of baking it in the oven. Either way, try it!

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2 tablespoons harissa

4 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 teaspoons kosher or flaky sea salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon ground cumin

3 chicken thighs

3 chicken legs

1 pounds roasting potatoes (such as Yukon Golds) and/or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 ½ -inch cubes

2 leeks, washed, sliced in half lengthwise, and thinly sliced crossways

grated zest of one lemon

½ cup plain yogurt

1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

lemon or lime juice

1 cup mix of fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint, dill, chervil, and tarragon, very coarsely chopped

directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the harissa, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, cumin, 2 ½ teaspoons of the salt, and ½ teaspoon of the black pepper. Add the chicken and potatoes, then rub the thighs and legs and potatoes with the marinade. Be sure to use your hands to rub the sauce under the skin of the chicken. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the leeks together with the lemon zest, ¼ of the salt, and the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Adjust the oven rack to the center of the oven.
  4. Transfer the chicken and potatoes, and any sauce in the bowl, onto a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange the chicken pieces so they are skin side up, and make sure the chicken parts and potatoes are in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Toss the potatoes (so they can brown on the other sides of them) then strew the leeks over everything on the baking sheet. It may look like a lot, but they’ll bake down.
  6. Bake until the chicken is cooked through, another 20 to 25 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, in a small bowl, mix the yogurt with the garlic, the remaining salt and pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice.
  7. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and spoon the yogurt sauce in various places over the chicken and potatoes. Top with fresh herbs and serve.

(Melissa’s Clark recipe found on www.tastecooking.com)

 

 

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BLACKBERRY-GLAZED CHICKEN

Summer is still here so fire up your grill and try this chicken dish. Super simple and screams SUMMER!!

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1 (6-ounce) package blackberries

¼ c. water

2 tbsp. white wine vinegar

1 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. cold butter

1 tbsp. whole-grain mustard

8 pieces chicken parts (thighs, drumsticks, quartered breasts)

Kosher salt and black pepper

Fresh, flat-leaf parsley

directions

Heat grill to medium. Combine blackberries, water, white wine vinegar, and sugar in a small saucepan; simmer, mashing occasionally, until liquid is reduced to about 2 Tbsp., 18 to 20 minutes. Stir in butter and whole-grain mustard. Transfer half the glaze to a bowl; reserve.

Meanwhile, pat chicken parts dry; season with kosher salt and black pepper. Grill, skin-sides up, covered, 15 minutes. Uncover, baste with some of the glaze and grill, turning and basting occasionally, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh flat-leaf parsley and serve with remaining glaze.

(recipe found on http://www.countryliving.com)

 

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IRIS’S BLACK BEAN DISH

Thank you, Iris, for giving me this simple, delicious black bean dish. I loved it hot, cold or room temperature!  This is a great side dish OR you can make it as a vegetarian meal and serve it with brown rice or your favorite grain. 

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1 onion, finally chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 yellow or red bell pepper, finally chopped

olive oil

1, 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed

1 teaspoon dried oregano

kosher salt

freshly ground pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)

1-2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

directions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions, garlic, pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add rinsed beans. Stir to combine. Season with oregano, salt, freshly ground pepper (or cayenne). Cook for several minutes so that beans are heated through. Add vinegar, stir, and serve.

NOTE: This dish is also delicious served at room temperature.

(This recipe was created by my friend, Iris!)

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WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA AND MINT

Every summer, I love ordering a watermelon salad when I am out at a restaurant. It is so delicious and refreshing, that I thought that I should try a recipe at home. This one is a hit! I love the combo of the olives and feta with the watermelon. I soaked the onion in ice water for 10 minutes to take out the bite. Just perfect!

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1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon Tabasco

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

One 8-pound seedless watermelon, scooped into balls with a melon baller or cut into 1 ½-inch chunks (10 cups), chilled

½ pound feta cheese, crumbled

1 ¼ cups pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped (optional)

1 small sweet onion, cut into ½-inch dice

1 cup coarsely chopped mint leaves

directions

In a large bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, salt, Tabasco and pepper. Add the watermelon, feta, olives and onion and toss gently. Garnish with the mint and serve.

(recipe found on http://www.foodandwine.com)

 

 

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JAPANESE-STYLE CUCUMBER SALAD

I am growing cucumbers in my vegetable garden and they’re starting to come in! Therefore,  I searched for some new recipes and found this little treasure!! Clean, crispy and light. LOVE!!

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4 mini cucumbers or 1 English cucumber

¼ teaspoon iodized salt, divided

1 medium carrot, peeled

2 teaspoons mirin

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

½ teaspoon sesame seeds

instructions

Thinly slice cucumber (about ⅛-inch thick) and spread on a cutting board. Sprinkle half the salt onto cucumber slices. Turn slices over and sprinkle the rest of the salt on top.

Let sit for 10 minutes. Use a vegetable peeler to create carrot ribbons.

In a small bowl, whisk together mirin, rice vinegar and soy sauce. Using clean hands, squeeze water out of cucumbers and place slices in a large bowl. Add carrot ribbons. Pour dressing over vegetables, then sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Cooking note: One teaspoon agave nectar can be substituted for 2 teaspoons mirin.

(recipe found in “Food & Nutrition”, July/August, 2019)

 

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