Sunday, January 23, 2011

Quinoa Avocado Salad

***Susan's Note: I made this with white quinoa and I couldn't find the lemon vinaigrette at Wegmans! So I made my own: lemon juice, Wegmans basting oil, and a little honey. We enjoyed this but I like my Wheat Berry Salad recipe better.

Red Quinoa-Avocado Salad
Serves: 10 | Active Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 1 hour(s) 5 mins
Wegmans Winter 2011


1 pkg (7 oz) Food You Feel Good About Red Quinoa (Grocery Dept), cooked per pkg directions, chilled
1 pkg (12 oz) Food You Feel Good About Just Picked and Quickly Frozen Super-Sweet Corn, thawed
1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
2 plum tomatoes, 1/4-inch dice (about 1 cup)
2 avocados, peeled, pitted, cubed small
1/2 cup Food You Feel Good About Lemon Vinaigrette (Produce Dept)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Add cooked quinoa, corn, cilantro, green onions, and tomatoes to mixing bowl. Fold in avocados and dressing; mix until well-combined. Season with salt and pepper; serve.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Chicken Stir Fry (Woman's Day Feb. 2011)

***Susan's Note: I had some leftover apricot preserves from my family's favorite Apricot Dijon Chicken recipe, so I thought this looked good. The only change I made was that I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper, and I cut baby carrots into little chunks. Ben and I both enjoyed this.

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
By Woman's Day Kitchen from Woman's Day | February 1, 2011

Traditional stir-fry may be low in fat, but it’s also laden with sodium. Lighten things up with this version, which uses a zesty
blend of apricot jam, fresh ginger, vinegar and red pepper flakes.

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Recipe Ingredients
1 cup brown rice
1⁄2 cup apricot preserves
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1⁄4 to 1⁄2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 tsp canola oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced crosswise 1⁄4 in. thick
2 medium carrots, cut into very thin strips
1⁄2 lb snow peas, halved diagonally lengthwise
Recipe Preparation
1. Cook the rice according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the apricot preserves, vinegar, ginger, red pepper flakes and 1 Tbsp water; set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In batches, cook the chicken until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.

4. Add the carrots, snow peas and remaining tsp oil and cook, tossing, for 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet, add the apricot mixture, and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are just tender, 2 to 3 minutes more. Serve over the rice.

Yield 4 Servings
Servings 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 72mg
Sodium 179mg
Total Carbohydrates 69g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Protein 30g