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Friday, January 10, 2014

Sauteed Cabbage & Apples

We love cabbage in this house so this seemed like a perfect recipe to try.   LOVED IT!  We served it as a side dish to the Skillet Pork Chops with Peaches.   It was quick & easy too. 

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 8 cups sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups sliced apple 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more or less to taste)

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and oil to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add cabbage, apple, caraway seeds, and salt; cover and cook 5 minutes.

Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until cabbage and apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

*recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine
*picture courtesy of Cooking Light Magazine

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mu Shu Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is one of the best new recipes that I have tried in recent months.   Very healthy, very quick to throw together (thanks to a Rotisserie chicken) and extremely flavorful.   Only 193 calories for 3 wraps!  My eight year old son had three of them which means they were obviously a big hit considering how picky he is.   Highly recommend this for a weeknight dinner.   We served ours with  sweet potatoes.

2 1/2 TBS low sodium soy sauce
1 TBS dry sherry
2 TBS hoisan sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 TBS dark sesame oil
1 TBS minced garlic
1 TBS minced ginger
1 package (14oz give or take) package coleslaw mix (we didn't use all of this but it depends on taste preference)
2 TBS Mrs. Dash Table Seasoning Blend - Salt Free
1 1/2 cups shredded skinless boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1/2 cup sliced green onions, divided
12 Bibb or Iceberg lettuce leaves, washed & gently patted dry
1/2 cup chopped cashews (put in a ziplok baggie and crush with a crab mallet)


Combine first 4 ingredients (through rice vinegar) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

After you shred the chicken, put in a bowl and add the Mrs. Dash seasoning.  Mix well to evenly coat.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.

Add garlic and ginger to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add soy sauce mixture and coleslaw; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.

Add chicken and 1/4 cup onions to pan; cook 1 minute or until coleslaw just begins to wilt. Stir well.  Divide chicken mixture evenly among lettuce leaves; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup onions and cashews.

*recipe adapted from Cooking Light
*photo courtesy of Cooking Light