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Friday, January 9, 2015

Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Sauce

                 Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Sauce





Ingredients:
1 cup of Alfredo sauce
             1/2 tsp. of Italian seasoning 
             1 clove of garlic, grated
                    1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup of water

                   
             Instructions:

In a large saucepan,  add the olive oil, garlic,  the Italian seasoning,  and sautee over medium heat for about 1 minute.  Add the Alfredo sauce, water, the Parmesan cheese and stir well.  Cook for another 6-7 minutes.  Serve over your favorite pasta.  Enjoy!

Simple Garlic and Oregano Marinara Sauce

                         Simple Garlic and Oregano Sauce



1  28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
3 cloves of garlic, grated
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
3 drops of Tobasco sauce
1 cup of Parmesan or Asiago cheese
2 cups of water


In medium sauce pan, add and sautee the garlic, dried oregano and red pepper for 1 minute over medium heat.  Add the crushed tomatoes,  2 cups of water, Tabasco sauce,  and the cheese. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.  Serve your meat sauce sauce on pasta, pizza, or use for dipping.

Creamy Lemon Piccata Sauce


 Creamy Lemon Piccata Sauce





Ingredients:
1 cup of Alfredo sauce
the juice of 1 lemon
                   1 cup of white wine
             tsp. of capers
             1/2 tsp. of Italian seasoning 
             1/8 tsp. of red pepper
             1 clove of garlic, grated
                    1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup of water

                   
             Instructions:
 
In a large saucepan,  add the olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, the Italian seasoning,  and sautee over medium heat for about 1 minute.  Add the white wine and the capers and sautee for another 1-2 minutes. Add the Alfredo sauce, the Parmesan cheese and stir well.  Cook for another 6-7 minutes.  Serve over your favorite pasta.  Enjoy!




Creamy Tomato and Italian Meat Sauce




                        Creamy Tomato and Italian Meat Sauce



1  28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 lb. of lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
3 cloves of garlic, grated
1/2 cup of chopped white onion
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
15 sweet basil leaves
8 drops of Tabasco sauce
2 cups of water
one 16 oz jar of Alfredo Sauce

In medium sauce pan, brown 1/2 pound of ground beef.  Drain the fat from the pan.  Add and sautee the garlic, onions and red pepper for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.  Add the crushed tomatoes, the basil, the oregano, the Alfredo sauce, 2 cups of water and the Tobasco sauce,  simmer for 5-7 minutes.  Serve your meat sauce sauce on pasta, pizza, or use for dipping.

Italian Style Sauteed Power Greens

Italian Style Sauteed Power Greens


Here's a great side dish that features nutritionally-packed greens sauteed Italian style!  Replace your carbohydrates at lunch or dinner time with this tasty treat and cut calories!


4 cups of chopped collard greens
4 cups of spinach
2 cups of chopped kale
2 cups of chopped tomatoes
1 cup of chopped white onions
2 cups of Portabello mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasonong
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, grated
1 cup of white wine
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese (Garnish)

In a large skillet, add the olive oil, the garlic, the onions, the mushrooms and the Italian seasoning.  Sautee over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Add the white wine, the collard greens, the kale, the spinach and the tomatoes,  Sautee for another 5 minutes. 


Power Greens Salad

Power Greens Salad


4 cups of chopped collard greens
4 cups of spinach
1 head of romaine lettuce
2 cups of chopped kale
2 cups of chopped parsley
2 cups of chopped tomatoes
1 cup of chopped white onions
1 cucumber sliced
2 cups of Greek or Lebanese dressing


In a large salad bowl, add all the ingredients together and toss.  Serve and enjoy!