Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Healthy Dinner Recipes To Start The New Year

Peruvian-style Chicken

This recipe is tailored from Danielle Walker's second cookbook, "Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple" (Victory Belt Publishing, 2014). Even though you aren't against all grain, this is a healthy and well-organized cookbook |to provide you with whole- Super Healthy food meals up for grabs without stress.

This specific dish is really a riot of color and flavor with roasted chicken pieces covered in paprika, garlic, cumin and oregano {on a|on the} bed of yams, peppers and onions.

Since the chicken is cooked in pieces, it may be roasted in under an hour.
Peruvian-style Chicken

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Tested by Anna Thomas Bates


3 small sweet onions (or 1 large), cut in half and sliced
1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 sweet bell peppers, seeded and sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced (divided)
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt (divided)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper (divided)
1 ½ tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 roasting chicken (4 pounds), gizzards removed
1 lemon, sliced

Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine onions, yams, peppers and 1 clove garlic in a roasting pan. Toss with 2 teaspoons essential olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper.

Make spice paste for chicken: in a tiny bowl, stir together remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil, the paprika, cumin, oregano, fresh lemon juice, vinegar and remaining 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and 3 minced garlic cloves.

Cut whole chicken into 8 pieces there are numerous videos online if you aren’t sure how you can do this). Save backbone/ribs for making stock later. Lay chicken pieces skin side up on vegetables. Rub on half of the spice paste. Flip chicken pieces over and rub on remaining spice paste. Place lemon slices over chicken.

Roast in preheated oven Twenty minutes. Remove from oven and flip over chicken pieces they ought to now be skin side up), return to oven and roast and additional 25 minutes or until internal temperatures are 165 degrees. Remove from oven and add chopped cilantro before serving.

Cold Salmon Salad

This salmon salad, adapted from an Ina Garten recipe, doesn't contain mayonnaise which means you could possibly even classify it as being a reasonably healthy dish.

Makes 8 to 10 servings


2 pounds salmon fillets, skin on
½ cup peeled, seeded and diced cucumber
½ cup diced celery
½ cup diced red onion
½ cup diced red pepper
2 tablespoons drained capers
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Prep time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet.

Place salmon fillets skin side down. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Bake in preheated oven Fifteen minutes, until just done. Remove from oven. Cool, cover and refrigerate until cold.

When prepared to serve, remove skin from salmon and break salmon into chunks. Place in a medium bowl.

In normal size bowl, combine cucumber, celery, red onion, red pepper and capers. Add raspberry vinegar, dill, extra-virgin olive oil, pepper and salt. Stir to combine. Add most of it to salmon and gently combine. Chuck the ball rest with mixed greens. Serve greens separately as a bed for salmon salad.

To get ready} ahead: You can bake the salmon up to a day ahead. Cool, cover and refrigerate. In the morning, dice and mix the vegetables with the dressing ingredients. Place the salmon pieces in a bowl. Combine just before serving.


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