Bacon Colby Jack Sliders
Makes 8 sliders
Ingredients
1 lb ground beef, preferably organic and 80/201 tsp sea salt2 tsp dried oregano1 tsp dried rosemary1 tsp garlic salt4 slices applewood smoked bacon, preferably organic3 pepper colby jack cheese, 8 small slices (or 4 large slices, available at the deli)1 cup brown mushrooms, sliced2 cups arugula8 whole wheat dinner rolls, about 3 inches in diameter (available in the bakery section of most grocery stores)2-3 tbsp butter, melted4 long bamboo skewers, cut in half, or 8 short skewers
Directions
1) Slice rolls in half and set aside on a large plate or platter with arugula and cheese.2) Mix ground beef with the herbs and spices in a small bowl using your hands. When the spices are evenly mixed throughout the ground beef, form 8 patties about 4 inches in size and place them on a large plate.2) Cook bacon in a skillet until it’s browned on each side and remove to a plate covered with paper towels. Break each slice into 4 equal pieces.3) Cook the mushrooms in the same skillet (without emptying the bacon grease) on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Remove to a small bowl.4) Heat a grill pan or large skillet on medium high heat. When it’s hot, place the patties on the pan. Press the patties with a spatula occasionally as they cook to keep them from swelling up. Flip the burgers when they’re about half way cooked on the bottom side. After they burgers are cooked to your liking, place them on the large plate again (this time covered with a paper towel.) Place the slices of cheese on the patties and then put the burgers in the oven or microwaave to keep warm while you prepare the buns.5) Brush the melted butter on the top and bottom (insides) of the buns and place them butter side down on the hot grill pan. Press down on the tops and let them cook for about 1-2 minutes. Place them back on the platter when they’re browned on the bottoms.6) To plate the burgers, place the bottom bun on the platter, then add a burger patty topped with cheese, 3-4 mushrooms, 2 pieces of bacon, arugula, and the top of the bun. Stick a skewer through the middle to secure the slider. Repeat with the rest of the burgers and serve warm and fresh.

Bacon Colby Jack Sliders

Makes 8 sliders

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef, preferably organic and 80/20
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp garlic salt
4 slices applewood smoked bacon, preferably organic
3 pepper colby jack cheese, 8 small slices (or 4 large slices, available at the deli)
1 cup brown mushrooms, sliced
2 cups arugula
8 whole wheat dinner rolls, about 3 inches in diameter (available in the bakery section of most grocery stores)
2-3 tbsp butter, melted
4 long bamboo skewers, cut in half, or 8 short skewers

Directions

1) Slice rolls in half and set aside on a large plate or platter with arugula and cheese.
2) Mix ground beef with the herbs and spices in a small bowl using your hands. When the spices are evenly mixed throughout the ground beef, form 8 patties about 4 inches in size and place them on a large plate.
2) Cook bacon in a skillet until it’s browned on each side and remove to a plate covered with paper towels. Break each slice into 4 equal pieces.
3) Cook the mushrooms in the same skillet (without emptying the bacon grease) on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Remove to a small bowl.
4) Heat a grill pan or large skillet on medium high heat. When it’s hot, place the patties on the pan. Press the patties with a spatula occasionally as they cook to keep them from swelling up. Flip the burgers when they’re about half way cooked on the bottom side. After they burgers are cooked to your liking, place them on the large plate again (this time covered with a paper towel.) Place the slices of cheese on the patties and then put the burgers in the oven or microwaave to keep warm while you prepare the buns.
5) Brush the melted butter on the top and bottom (insides) of the buns and place them butter side down on the hot grill pan. Press down on the tops and let them cook for about 1-2 minutes. Place them back on the platter when they’re browned on the bottoms.
6) To plate the burgers, place the bottom bun on the platter, then add a burger patty topped with cheese, 3-4 mushrooms, 2 pieces of bacon, arugula, and the top of the bun. Stick a skewer through the middle to secure the slider. Repeat with the rest of the burgers and serve warm and fresh.




Vegan Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles
1 1/4 cup almond milk + 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup melted vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup potato starch (not flour)
scant 1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
pinch salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
Combine almond milk and vinegar in a large liquid measuring cup and let set for a few minutes to curdle/activate. Then add melted butter, vanilla extract and agave nectar and whisk. Set aside.
Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Let set for 10-15 minutes while your waffle iron preheats. (I set mine to 4 out of 5 for a crispier waffle, but adjust yours according to preference.)
Once waffle iron is ready, generously coat with non-stick spray or vegan butter and pour on about 1/3 cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer instructions and then remove and place on a baking rack in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Do not stack and instead keep them in a single layer to ensure crispiness remains.
Serve immediately with desired toppings. Store leftovers in a freezer safe bag and reheat in the toaster for best results. Will keep in the freezer for up to a couple months, although they’re freshest within the first couple weeks.

Vegan Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles

  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk + 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup potato starch (not flour)
  • scant 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  1. Combine almond milk and vinegar in a large liquid measuring cup and let set for a few minutes to curdle/activate. Then add melted butter, vanilla extract and agave nectar and whisk. Set aside.
  2. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Let set for 10-15 minutes while your waffle iron preheats. (I set mine to 4 out of 5 for a crispier waffle, but adjust yours according to preference.)
  4. Once waffle iron is ready, generously coat with non-stick spray or vegan butter and pour on about 1/3 cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer instructions and then remove and place on a baking rack in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Do not stack and instead keep them in a single layer to ensure crispiness remains.
  5. Serve immediately with desired toppings. Store leftovers in a freezer safe bag and reheat in the toaster for best results. Will keep in the freezer for up to a couple months, although they’re freshest within the first couple weeks.



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Beef & Broccoli
1 1/2 lbs beef chuck (roast or chuck steak), diced into thin 1 1/2-inch long strips
1/2 yellow onion, sliced into 2 portions
1 cup low-sodium beef broth or beef consommé*
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1/3 cup slightly packed dark-brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
3 cups broccoli florets, diced into bite size pieces (from about 12 oz broccoli crowns)
Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Add beef and onion portions to a slow cooker. In a mixing bowl whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and garlic. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture over beef and onions in slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook on low heat 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours, until meat has cooked through.
Ladle out 1/4 cup of the broth from slow cooker and pour into a bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until smooth then return broth mixture to slow cooker and gently stir. Add in broccoli pieces (if you want vibrantly green broccoli you can steam it instead then add it at the end) and cover slow cooker with lid, then increase to high heat and cook 20 minutes longer, or until broccoli is tender and sauce has thickened slightly. Remove onion pieces. Serve warm over white or brown rice sprinkled with optional sesame seeds.
*I used low-sodium broth (as well as the low-sodium soy sauce) so I have better control over the amount of salt that goes in. You can use regular beef broth, you just might not need to add salt, and same if using the consommé.

Beef & Broccoli

  • 1 1/2 lbs beef chuck (roast or chuck steak), diced into thin 1 1/2-inch long strips
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced into 2 portions
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth or beef consommé*
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup slightly packed dark-brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 cups broccoli florets, diced into bite size pieces (from about 12 oz broccoli crowns)
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
  • Add beef and onion portions to a slow cooker. In a mixing bowl whisk together beef broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar and garlic. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture over beef and onions in slow cooker. Cover with lid and cook on low heat 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours, until meat has cooked through.
  • Ladle out 1/4 cup of the broth from slow cooker and pour into a bowl. Add cornstarch and whisk until smooth then return broth mixture to slow cooker and gently stir. Add in broccoli pieces (if you want vibrantly green broccoli you can steam it instead then add it at the end) and cover slow cooker with lid, then increase to high heat and cook 20 minutes longer, or until broccoli is tender and sauce has thickened slightly. Remove onion pieces. Serve warm over white or brown rice sprinkled with optional sesame seeds.
  • *I used low-sodium broth (as well as the low-sodium soy sauce) so I have better control over the amount of salt that goes in. You can use regular beef broth, you just might not need to add salt, and same if using the consommé.




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Cashew Chicken
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided
1 1/2 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil
Salt and white or black pepper
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
3 green onions, chopped, whites and greens divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp finely grated, peeled fresh ginger
2/3 cup lightly salted cashews
Red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
In a mixing bowl, toss chicken with 1 Tbsp cornstarch to evenly coat. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add half of the chicken, and cook stirring frequiently, until chicken is is golden brown and has cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate (leaving the remaining oil in skillet - it should be about 1 tsp) and add another 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil to skillet. Cook remaining chicken until golden brown and cooked through, then transfer to plate with first batch of chicken.
In a mixing bowl (or liquid measuring cup used to measure chicken broth), whisk together chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and remaining 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch until well blended. Heat remaining 1 tsp vegetable oil in skillet over medium heat. Add green onion whites, garlic, ginger and cashews and saute until cashews are golden brown, about 1 minute. Pour in hoisin sauce mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat, add chicken to sauce and toss to evenly coat. Serve warm with white or brown rice or quinoa and top with greens of green onions and sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired.

Cashew Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, divided
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and white or black pepper
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 green onions, chopped, whites and greens divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp finely grated, peeled fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup lightly salted cashews
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • In a mixing bowl, toss chicken with 1 Tbsp cornstarch to evenly coat. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add half of the chicken, and cook stirring frequiently, until chicken is is golden brown and has cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate (leaving the remaining oil in skillet - it should be about 1 tsp) and add another 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil to skillet. Cook remaining chicken until golden brown and cooked through, then transfer to plate with first batch of chicken.
  • In a mixing bowl (or liquid measuring cup used to measure chicken broth), whisk together chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and remaining 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch until well blended. Heat remaining 1 tsp vegetable oil in skillet over medium heat. Add green onion whites, garlic, ginger and cashews and saute until cashews are golden brown, about 1 minute. Pour in hoisin sauce mixture, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat, add chicken to sauce and toss to evenly coat. Serve warm with white or brown rice or quinoa and top with greens of green onions and sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired.



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