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Tag Archives: Ethnic Dishes

Betsy’s Ginger Dressing

I LOVE the bright orange ginger dressing at Japanese restaurants! I thought it would be a complicated recipe filled with sugar but it’s actually simple and healthy – at least my version is. Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup rice vinegar 2 large carrots, chopped into big chunks 1/2 medium white onion […]

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Greek Turkey Burgers

Ingredients: 1-2 tsps olive oil 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (diced) 1/4 cup Red Onion (diced) 2 cups Baby Spinach 1/2 cup Almond Flour 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey (or Chicken) 1/4 cup Black Olives (chopped) 1/4 cup Feta Cheese (crumbled) Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste) Directions: Heat olive oil in a large […]

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Thai Veggie Zoodle Bowl

I love Pad Thai and peanut noodle dishes. I’ve been craving a healthier version for a while. This one turned out beautifully. It does require a lot of chopping and prepping but cooking is quick. To be honest, my kids did not like it. Probably too many veggies and flavor. It’s still a keeper recipe! […]

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Korean Bibimbap

Korean meals are so awesome because you are encouraged to share and try lots of sides.  Bibimbap is a staple Korean dish. It’s basically a bowl of steamed rice served with various vegetables (fresh or sautéed), a fried egg, some protein (red meat, chicken, tuna or tofu) and the sauce. Bowl Ingredients (2 servings): 4 […]

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

I love egg rolls but the fried shell makes me feel bloated.  This recipes is quite similar to the egg roll base.  Of course, I have jazzed up this recipe adding more veggies but also making it super simple. Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 bag cole slaw mix with carrots (~14 oz bag) 2-3 cloves garlic, minced […]

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Crockpot Turkey Chili with Black Beans & Squash

Everyone is loving my crockpot recipes and I have gotten some requests for Crockpot Chili (with meat).  I am sure you will love it. Ingredients: 2 cups dried black beans 1 pound ground turkey 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice (I love using zesty jalapeno flavor) 10-14 oz of frozen mixed bell pepper strips 6-8 oz of […]

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Glorified Rice and Beans

Been experimenting with more vegetarian dinners these days and this is a family staple.  Rice and beans sounds boring but with all the fun extras, it’s an awesome dish.  Beware of your portions of the rice and beans.  For my weight loss clients, I only recommend 3/4 cup total of the brown rice and beans.  […]

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Greek Layer Dip

Love this healthy dip!  Perfect for parties! Depending on your container, ingredients portions are going to vary.  For all of you precise measurers, I’ll do my best to spell it out clearly. INGREDIENTS: Hummus, 1 container Tomatoes, chopped into small pieces Cucumbers, chopped into small pieces Plain Greek Yogurt Kalamata olives, sliced Spring/green onions, chopped […]

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Easy Thai Bowl

Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking, especially in hot Florida.  I love this recipe because there is minimal cooking and it is so flavorful.  This Thai bowl can be vegetarian, balanced with nuts or feel free to add leftover chicken or steak. Ingredients: Chopped/sliced veggies: My favorites are green onions, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This recipe is a new staple dinner for our family.  Once I bought a few key ingredients, I can whip this up in 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (shredded) or 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey) 2 bell peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa 3 cups shredded cabbage […]

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