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Teriyaki Grill Basket

Throw away those kabob skewers and get a grill basket – it makes cooking small pieces of things on the grill a snap ! Just cut it up, marinate and then throw in the grill basket. It’s like stir frying on the grill and you get a great even cook on all the bits.

Teriyaki Grill Basket
Teriyaki Grill Basket

6 servings
244 calories per serving

1/3 c soy sauce
2 T vegetable oil
1 T brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t ground ginger
1 t seasoned salt
Pepper to taste
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
12 whole fresh mushrooms
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 large onion, cut into wedges
12 cherry tomatoes

Mix soy, oil, sugar, garlic, ginger, pepper and salt. Place chicken pieces in a Ziploc bag and pour over the marinade. Seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. During the last hour, add the veggies to the bag. Heat grill and spray a grill basket with high heat Pam. Cook veggies and chicken until chicken is done.

Greek Chickpea and Potato Salad

This is a great side dish – flavorful, healthy and easy to put together. Serve beside a lunch sandwich or next to BBQ’d meats at diner.

Greek Chickpea and Potato Salad
Greek Chickpea and Potato Salad

6 servings
165 calories per serving

2 T cold vegetable broth
2 T lemon juice
1 t grated lemon zest
1 T Dijon mustard
1 lb, red new potatoes, quartered
2 scallions, sliced
15 oz. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
6 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
2 oz. black olives, chopped
3 t oregano flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

To make the dressing whisk the broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper and mustard. Set aside. Steam potatoes 15-20 minutes or until tender. Place in bowl and pour over half the dressing. Mix well and then cool for 15 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and the rest of the dressing and mix well. Serve at room temperature.

Ginger Beef

Ginger and garlic just go together so well. And making a paste of them along with cilantro and sesame oil just adds so much flavor to the already flavorful beef. This is a great quick dish that you will make again and again.

Ginger Beef
Ginger Beef

4 servings
298 calories per serving

1/4 c cilantro leaves
1 garlic clove, minced
4 quarter size slices peeled fresh ginger
2 T water
2 T dark sesame oil
1 lb. boneless sirloin cut into long slices
16 cherry tomatoes
2 small zucchini each in 8 pieces
2 c cooked brown rice

Preheat broiler. Spray baking sheet with Pam. Mix cilantro, garlic, ginger, water and oil in a food processor until a paste forms. Place the steak in a bowl and add cilantro paste and mix well. Turn out the meat mix onto the baking sheet and add the tomatoes and zucchini. Broil 3 minutes. Stir well. Broil another 3-4 minutes. Serve with warm brown rice.

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