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pan-grilled portabella “steak” & egg & vegetable hash

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 22, 2017  |  2 Comments
Sure, you can order steak ‘n eggs at your favorite breakfast spot and pay maybe 15 bucks! That’s not a good thing for your pocketbook or the planet! Or you can whip up this pan-grilled portabella “steak” with a crispy fried organic egg and a bell pepper-potato hash for about 3 bucks! I’ll take the 3-buck breakfast any day of the week! There’s no better time to share my breakfast-on-the-cheap since the Recipe Redux theme this month is “Budget-Friendly Eats!” By the way, if you’ve got a really tight budget, fry two eggs up in a pan and forgo the portabella. Either way, you’ll save loads of calories. And either way, my pick is organic eggs; the extra 10-ish cents...
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vegan portabella crostini with tunisian carrot puree and greens

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 22, 2015  |  9 Comments
The “Recipe Redux” theme this month is spring cleaning. So after peeking into my fridge to see what I haven’t used in a while, one ingredient treasure I found was harissa. I adore it! But for some reason I forget I have it. So I put it to excellent use. I was so lucky to host two amazing food-loving dietetic interns this spring. One of them, Rahma Rekik, was actually born in Tunisia where harissa is a popular condiment. So as part of her internship experience, I asked her to create a recipe inspired by her Tunisian roots. Here’s her story behind this recipe makeover. Harissa, olive oil, and spices are just a fraction of the ingredients used in Tunisia,...
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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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egg and smoky portabella breakfast sandwich

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 7, 2012  |  4 Comments
Makes 1 serving: 1 sandwich One of the classic breakfast-on-the-go sandwiches is the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin®. Calorie-wise it’s actually a fine choice for fast food. But if you take a look at the actual ingredients, there are better for you and better tasting ways to savor an egg sandwich. I’ve got one for you! It’s a fully satisfying vegetarian version with 100% wholesome ingredients. The coolest part is the smoky portabella mushroom “steak” that creates flavor drama. It’s also fresher with wild arugula and livelier with sage and fresh lemon juice. Finally, the goat cheese provides a lovely sharpness in place of overly-processed cheese. Your tastebuds will be impressed! Calories Saved: 70
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