Breakfast Quesadilla

Special thanks to Pritikin Longevity Center for the recipe!

Breakfast Quesadilla
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup diced assorted vegetables (the more colors the better!)
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole-wheat, low-sodium lavash thin bread
  • 3 Tablespoons shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • ¼ cup pico de gallo (no salt added) or no-salt-added salsa (such as Enrico’s brand)
Instructions
  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, sauté vegetables until beginning to brown. Add egg whites and scramble. Season with black pepper.
  2. On a warm griddle or flat-top grill, place lavash thin bread and let the side facing the heat get hot.
  3. Turn the bread over on the griddle or grill, and sprinkle the cheese on top side.
  4. On half of the top side, spread the vegetable scramble and cilantro.
  5. When the cheese begins to melt, fold the thin bread in half to cover the vegetables. Press firmly, using a tool like a large firm spatula or bottom of a pan. Flip on the other side, grill for about 2 minutes, and press.
  6. Remove from heat. Cut quesadilla into four pieces. Serve two pieces per person with fat-free sour cream and salsa on the side.

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Special thanks to Marc Forgione and T-fal for this recipe!

 

Lobster Grilled Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Lobster Stock (If you can’t find Lobster Stock, get seafood stock, which should be available at Whole Foods or Fox & Obels)
  • 4 (1 ½ pound) lobsters, claws removed
  • ¼ cup Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 6 ounces (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon
  • 8 slices of fontina cheese
  • 4 slices Pullman Loaf or other high-quality thick sliced white bread (1” thick)
Instructions
  1. Cut the tails off the lobster bodies, and into 1-inch pieces while the tails are still in their shells
  2. Bring the Lobster Stock to a simmer and add the Sriracha, soy sauce and lime juice. Piece by piece, whisk in 6 tablespoons of butter until emulsified. Reduce the remaining sauce until it slightly thickens, about 2 minutes.
  3. Toss the lobster tail pieces in oil with salt and pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Place the lobster pieces in a bowl and transfer to the fridge until cooled. When the lobster pieces have cooled, pop the meat out of the tails and set aside.
  4. For each sandwich take two slices of bread. Place one slice of fontina cheese on top of the first slice, cover the cheese with some lobster meat, sprinkle ½ tablespoon of tarragon, cover with a second slice of fontina cheese, and then top with the second piece of bread. Brush the outer sides of each slice of bread with melted butter and season with salt. Grill the sandwich on the T-fal Mini Grilled Cheese Griddle and serve with a small bowl of the chili sauce on the side.

Crispy Beef Tacos

Recipe from the Recipe Rehab book

Crispy Beef Tacos
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ pound 90 percent lean ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (8-ounce)can low-sodium tomato sauce
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • Toppings :
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, halved lengthwise, seeded if desired, and sliced
  • ¼ cup fat-free sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300?F. Wrap the tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on high for 30 seconds, until pliable. Discard the paper towels and coat the tortillas with nonstick spray.
  2. Fold the tortillas over the lip of a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with handles. Bake until crisp and firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Cook and stir for a few minutes, until soft. Add the beef, breaking the meat up with the back of a spoon, until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the sun-dried tomato paste, red pepper flakes, oregano, and cumin, stirring to combine. Stir in the tomato sauce. Cook for another 5 minutes, until the mixture is thick. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro and scallions.
  5. To serve, put a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture in a taco shell. Top with lettuce, cheese, jalapeno, and sour cream.