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no-knead spinach-cheddar protein “bread”

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 22, 2018  |  0 Comments
It looks like bread! But is it? Well, it’s bread-ish! And it’s my pick for this month’s Recipe Redux: “Bake some Bread.” Though, I guess I didn’t follow the chosen theme so perfectly. Hoping your tastebuds won’t mind! You’ll bake this “bread” like quick bread (think banana bread!). Simply stir everything up in a bowl and pour the batter into a loaf pan to bake. However, it’s not sweet like banana bread; it’s notably savory. Enjoy it as a snack rather than as sandwich bread. And do this: Brown up slices in a tiny bit of olive oil in a skillet and serve like savory French toast! You don’t need to dip the slices in eggs first since there’s already...
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beet “pesto” cauliflower pizza with greens

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 4, 2015  |  1 Comment
It was such as pleasure hosting two amazing food-loving dietetic interns this spring. One of them, Lucy Song, has a terrific palate for plant-based cuisine and an eye for photography. So as part of her internship experience, I asked her to create a recipe makeover for Meatless Monday. Here’s her story behind this recipe. I first discovered the delectable flavor combination of pear and cheese a few years ago in the form of a Quattro Formaggio Pear Pizza at a cute Italian restaurant in Old City, Philadelphia. That afternoon, I had dragged my patient boyfriend all over the neighborhood as I sought to satisfy my voracious craving for Italian food. We finally decided on this spot, and the pizza was...
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portabella and swiss cheese sliders

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 6, 2015  |  0 Comments
Sliders have been popular for decades! The cheeseburger version can be made with pasteurized process cheese food, sometimes known as American singles. It’s unfortunate since this type of “cheese” is only required to contain 51% real cheese. Many fast-casual restaurants offer cheeseburger sliders on their menus today; however, they often come three per serving and typically include a mini white bun, beef patty, American singles, onions, and some sort of slider sauce. Of course, fries usually automatically arrive with your order to put your meal into calorie overdrive! So here’s my updated and upgraded version of the slider, made with quickly caramelized red onion, fresh baby arugula, pan-seared portabella mushrooms, and Sargento® Sliced Cheese. The highlight is the Sargento® Deli...
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peppery romano “fried” zucchini chips

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 22, 2015  |  0 Comments
When served on an appetizer menu, zucchini chips sound like they may be healthier than some other options. Unfortunately, the zucchini acts like a mop and soaks up oodles of oil in the process of being fried. It’s usually served with a dip or sauce, too. So even though you do get some vegetable benefit, the greasy app can be associated with over a meal’s worth of calories. In my version of zucchini chips, the focus stays on the zucchini. The coating includes a crispy combination of Romano cheese and whole-wheat Panko breadcrumbs. They get deliciously browned by baking (aka “oven-frying”); no deep frying is required. For extra pep, a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper is the key....
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mini chili and cheese bowls

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 2, 2015  |  0 Comments
Every year I create a new chili recipe. This year I decided to have extra fun with it and make a party-friendly chili. The recipe is served up in personal-sized sourdough bread bowls. And yes, you can and should eat the bowl! The chili is a good-for-you bean lovers’ version along with my signature additions of cinnamon and fresh herbs. The bowls are topped with luscious cheese— Sargento® Deli Style Sliced Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese, that is. To entertain in style, serve each of these cheese-laced “edible” chili bowls topped with Greek yogurt or sour cream. Don’t forget some jalapeño slices for a kick in the palate, too. Calories saved: 85 Did you know? Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, sometimes known...
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