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Caprese Salad

16 Sep

Caprese SaladMy family is Greek and Italian, therefore Mediterranean flavors are in our blood. The specific ingredient that my clan can’t get enough of is the modest tomato.

My dad is a huge tomato gardener, and has spent the past 22 years (that’s only as long as I can vouch for) perfecting the heavenly fruit — remember, tomatoes are fruits not vegetables.

I vote his Cherokee purple heirlooms best in show, but all of his varieties are delicious. So delicious, in fact, that cooking them down into a sauce or smothering them over a pizza is a waste. The only way to truly understand the perfection known as my father’s tomatoes is to enjoy them in simple form.

I’m partial to housing them down with just a sprinkle of salt, but here’s a recipe that everyone can love (even if you don’t have access to my father’s tomatoes — although he does handout seedling like frozen yogurt samples).

Caprese Salad

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Healthier Chicken Parmesan

6 May

Chicken ParmesanI love chicken Parmesan, but I mean, who doesn’t? There’s nothing better than a pan-fried, breaded chicken cutlet smothered with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.

As much as I wish I could eat chicken Parm daily, it’s not a particularly waistline friendly dish.

With that in mind, I made it my mission to make a healthier version of my favorite meal. That way, I could eat it every night without having to buy bigger pants. Here’s what I came up with.

Healthier Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons of jarred bruschetta
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Chicken Rollotini with Pesto and Mozzarella

10 Apr

Love chicken? Love pesto? Love mozzarella? If you’ve answered yes to all of these, then this chicken recipe is for you. I invented it one night when I had an excess of pesto sauce and it’s quickly turned into one of my favorites. Here’s what you’ll need.

Chicken Rollotini with Pesto and Mozzarella Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • 1 large chicken breast (split into two)
  • 1 jar of pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 toothpicks

Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Chicken

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