Hoisin Grilled Flank Steak

This was an easy and tasty modified Cooking Light recipe – modified because I marinated it for 8 hours, rather than putting sauce on it and cooking it. Being a flank steak, I was skeptical of how tough it would be if it had no marinade at all. This came out well, especially because Shawn grilled it – thank goodness we’re getting back to grilling weather! 🙂  We had this with spiral zucchini, carrots, and radishes as a “noodle” side, tossed with some soy sauce and black vinegar.
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Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to cook chicken breast – a) it’s kind of boring on its own, and b) I’m not fabulous at most methods of cooking it.  But this came out quite well, wasn’t dry, and was great for leftovers – just the right size for lunch.  You could really use any vegetable and cheese you wanted with this – I did broccoli and provolone.  Very low cal and easy.  I got this from Skinnytaste.

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Garlic Herb Spaghetti Squash

This isn’t really a recipe, just a tossed together seasoning for spaghetti squash.  I intended this to be a side to zucchini lasgana, so was thinking garlic-y flavors.  I roasted the squash for about 40 minutes, let it cool, scraped it out, and then tossed it with 2 crushed garlic cloves and some basil and parsley.  Topped it off with salt and pepper and it was pretty good (but very garlicky).

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Zucchini Lasagna

We’ve been meaning to try zucchini lasagna for some time, and I’m glad we finally got around to it – we loved it!  It was a bit time consuming to make sure the zucchini lost some of its water content, but totally worth it.  I normally avoid reduced fat cheeses, but in this case, it was not noticeable when included in a very flavorful casserole.  This used up the last of our tomato sauce from last summer, but a good use for sure. 🙂  The picture isn’t the most beautiful, but you get the idea.  This came from skinnytaste, and other than using my own sauce, I followed it exactly.  Don’t skip grilling the zucchini – it’s worth it. 🙂

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Chicken and Bok Choy

Stir fry is not something I usually bother with a recipe to prepare, as it’s a great clean out the fridge opportunity.  But I saw this on Rasa Malaysia and wanted to give the idea of it a try, simply because we love bok choy.  I almost never use chicken in my stir fry, because I suck at cooking it any way but braised/baked/handed to Shawn to grill.  Otherwise it’s gummy, tough, and dry, yum yum!   But this was actually a great technique and I will do it again.  The sauce was light, and I found myself thinking that this would be a lovely summertime meal with additions from the garden to accompany the bok choy.  We bulked this up with some shirataki noodles instead of rice.

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Chicken Parm Meatballs

I found this somewhere in the expanse that is Pinterest, and it seemed like a good idea…although ground chicken is sometimes kind of weird.  But this was pretty good, and a generous portion as well.  It fit with the leaner proteins for the 21 Day Fix, and was a good use for a jar of my tomato sauce from our garden this past summer.

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Sauteed Scallops with Parsley and Garlic

This was a winner from Cooking Light.  I did a lot of subbing, since I am doing the 21 Day Fix, and while this meal fit with it perfectly, a couple of tablespoons of oil didn’t. 😉  But this actually seared quite well in cooking spray, and it was really great.  We had this with steamed string beans and a brown rice mix.

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