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Italian Slow-Cooked Ribs + Fennel Slaw
Adapted From Johnny C’s NY Deli
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Serving Size: ¼ rack + ½ cup slaw; Serves about 4
0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
3 TB white balsamic vinegar
1 TB light brown sugar
2 tsp crushed red pepper
10 to 12 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup rosemary, chopped
1 TB oregano, chopped (or ½ TB dried)
Cornmeal Crusted Fried Chicken + Rosemary Walnut Waffles
Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes
Serving Size: 2 thighs + 1 waffle; makes about 6
3 Slices on The Slice Plan
12 chicken thighs, boneless/skinless
1 cup flour
4 eggs, beaten
2 TB salt
Sweet Potato Pasta with Cranberries, Kale, + Chicken
Adapted from: Food in My Beard Preparation Time: approximately 45 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: ¾ cup, Serves about 4 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients: as needed: Parmesan Cheese Noodles 3 Eggs 2.5 Cups Flour 2 Large Sweet Potatoes 2 tsp Salt Sauce 2 Tablespoons Butter 1.5 Cups Cranberries 5 Leaves Kale 1 Cup Chicken Stock 2 Cups Shredded Dark Meat Chicken/Turkey Directions...
Coffee Crusted Roast Beef + Pasilla Chile Broth
Preparation Time: approximately 35-38 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20-30 minutes Serving Size: about 6 pieces, Serves about 6 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2-2.5 lbs beef tenderloin or trip-tip roast 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 Tbsp virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp coffee beans, finely ground* 1 Tbsp cocoa powder pinch ground cinnamon Pasilla Chile Broth ½ ounce whole butter 8 ounces...
Lime-Marinated Turkey Tacos
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes Serving Size: 2 Tacos, Serves about 4 2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 8 flour tortillas 2 cups turkey, cooked/shredded, white meat preferred ¼ cup lime juice 1 avocado, sliced 2 radishes, julienned 1 cup shredded red cabbage (not pictured) ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled optional cilantro sprigs optional hot sauce Directions Marinate the turkey by mixing it with the lime juice; set aside f...
Pumpkinseed Crusted Chicken Skewers + Pomegranate Rosemary Sauce
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 2 skewers + 2 TB sauce; Serves about 8 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless, diced medium 1 cup pumpkin seeds, shell-on, roasted and salted ½ cup panko breadcrumbs 1 red potato, diced small ½ red onion, diced medium 2 TB olive oil 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper Pomegranate Rosemary Sauce ...
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes + Honey Roasted Pistachios
Pumpkins are nutritious power foods as they contain so many great vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins trump bananas in potassium content, which is vital to electrolyte balance and muscle function. Pumpkins have lots of fiber that is great for maintaining digestive health. Pumpkins contain antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin C, which are wonderful for your skin, your immune system, and preventing other oxidative damage. Pumpkins also have a generous Vitamin A content, which is needed for ...
"Tubby Olive" Lamb Gyro Sliders
Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 3 sliders; makes about 2-3 servings 3 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients As needed whole wheat slider rolls* 1 pound lamb, ground 2 tsp black pepper 1 TB kosher salt 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tsp oregano, dried 2 tsp basil, dried 1 tsp lemon juice 1 TB Lemon-Infused Olive Oil - "Tubby Olive" b...
Flagel Pizzas, Triology
Preparation Time: approximately 5-10 minutes Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes Serving Size: about 2 pizzas, Serves about 6 2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 6 flagels (bagel thins/bagel flats) Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Top each pizza with all ingredients EXCEPT "TOPPING." Bake each pizza 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and flagel is browned. Remove from oven; place "topping" on flagel and serve....
Beef + Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Preparation Time: approximately 15-20 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 1 hour Serving Size: 2 pieces, Serves about 6 1 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 6 bell peppers, assorted, halved and cleaned 2 cups quinoa, cooked (as per package instructions) 2 TB olive oil 1 lb. ground beef, at least 85% lean ½ lb. Portobello mushrooms, diced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 onion, large, diced ½ lb. carrots, peeled and diced s...
Pan-Fried Soft Shell Crabs
Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: 1 crab, Serves about 2 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2 soft shell crabs* ¼ cup flour, for dredging 1 egg, whipped (optional for extra crunch)** ½ cup breadcrumbs (optional for extra crunch)** 2 TB Old Bay Seasoning Olive or Canola Oil, for frying Directions *When choosing a soft crab, be sure to check the...
Ale-Braised Pulled Pork (Slow Cooker Recipe)
Preparation Time: approximately 8-10 hours Serving Size: ½ cup, Serves about 16-20 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 4-5 lb pork loin or butt 2 TB kosher salt ¼ cup brown sugar 1 TB onion powder 1 TB chili powder 1 TB black pepper 2 TB smoked paprika 2 TB dry mustard powder 6 cloves garlic, peeled 16 oz brown ale (such as guinness, new castle, etc.) 1 onion (red or yellow), sliced (optional) Directions Co...
Gorgonzola Burger + Balsamic Cherries
Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20-25 minutes Serving Size: 1 burger, Serves 4 2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 1 pound ground beef, 80% lean 1 TB Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp black pepper 1 TB ketchup or BBQ sauce 2 cups cherries, halved, pitted 2 TB balsamic vinegar 1 tsp brown sugar ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 1 cup ar...
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15-20 minutes Serving Size: 2/3 cup pasta and sauce 2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 12 oz. spaghetti, dried 10 oz. pancetta, diced 1 TB butter ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated ½ cup light cream 4 egg yolks 1 tsp black pepper ½ tsp kosher salt Directions In a large pot, cook pasta in boiling water until just before al dente. The pasta should still ha...
Mediterranean Turkey Primavera
After Thanksgiving, there is one thing for certain - you likely have too much turkey leftovers. There are a lot of ways to use up this extra supply of white and dark meat, which tends to be mixed when everything is said and done. You could scour the internet for a wide array of ideas, or use this delicious (and tested) recipe below! Some other ideas include: - Turkey BLT pita sandwiches - Turkey Gyros - Homemade Pizza topped with Turkey, Kale, and Gorgonzola <...
MD Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 3 mushrooms for appetizer, 5 for entrée (makes about 10) Slices: 0 Ingredients 10-12 crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, stems removed and wiped clean 1 pound lump (backfin) crabmeat, fresh or pasteurized/canned 1 egg 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (unseasoned packaged or fresh) 1 TB parsley flakes, dried ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce ½ ts...
Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Serving Size: approx. 1 cup (makes 5) Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 2 TB Garlic, minced 2 large Onions, yellow, small diced 6 each Tomatoes, roma (you can also use 2 pints of cherry tomatoes), large diced 2 each Bell pepper, red, large diced 1 each Bell pepper, green, large diced 1 large Eggplant, skin removed, diced into 1" cubes 2 each Zucchini, medium/large, diced into 1"...
Ribollita (Veggie Stew)
Preparation Time: approximately 25 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Serving Size: approx. 2 cups (makes 4) Ingredients ¼ cup Olive oil 3 TB Garlic, chopped 2- 15.5 oz cans Great Northern beans 4 oz Pancetta, diced (optional) 2 each Onions, yellow, diced 4 each Carrots, diced small 4 each Celery, diced small ¼ tsp Crushed red pepper flakes 1- 28 oz can San Marzano Tomatoes (whole canned tomatoes will do also) 6 cups Chicken or Vegetable sto...