The cooking of the vegetables: In a large pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add the sliced peppers, tomatoes and garlic. Cook another 3-4 minutes till the tomatoes start to soften.
Cooking the Gnocchi: In a medium saucepan fill with ¾ full of lightly salted water, bring to a boil. Add gnocchi, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the gnocchi floats to the top of water. Reserve ½ cup of gnocchi water. Drain gnocchi and add to the vegetables along with the reserved water, continue to cook till a nice sauce is formed. Season with salt and pepper along with the Parmesan cheese. Squeeze the fresh lemon wedge over the gnocchi and serve.
Marinated chicken in jerk seasoning (or marinated tofu in jerk seasoning – if vegetarian)
Black beans and Rice
From Your Pantry:
Salt and pepper
Preparing Your Meal:
Preheat your oven to 350*
Jerk Chicken: Place Jerk seasoned Chicken on a baking sheet and roast chicken for 35-45 minutes or until your meat thermometer reads 165* or cooked all the way through. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, while you prepare the rice. Rice & Beans: Heat rice and beans in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir, heat for another 45 seconds -OR- on stove-top: Heat rice and beans with 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally till heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the jerk chicken with the pineapple salsa, rice and beans and enjoy!
Vegetarian Jerk Tofu: Using a saute’ pan add a small amount of olive oil over medium heat add your slices of tofu until brown and crisp on both sides 7-10. Rice & Beans: Heat rice and beans in the microwave for 45 seconds, stir, heat for another 45 seconds -OR- on stove-top: Heat rice and beans with 2 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally till heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper
Fingerlings: Cut potatoes in 1/2 , place in a bowl and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and salt & pepper. Toss the potatoes to coat with oil. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and tender. Mushrooms: In a saute’ pan over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add mushrooms and cook till the mushrooms are soft and golden brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill: Preheat grill for the burgers, season the burgers with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Stovetop: Saute’ pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and season the burger with salt and pepper. Over low-medium heat add burger, cook for 3-4 minutes per side. To assemble, Place burger on brioche bun top with sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese. **Use the same instructions for the veggie burgers!**
1 Container of sliced onions, red peppers, green peppers
1 Container of German potato salad
From your Pantry:
3 Tablespoon of Oil
Preparing Your Meal:
Preheat oven 350*
In a large saute’ pan over medium heat add oil and brat’s, cook until the brats are golden brown on all sides, 4-5mins. Once the brats are brown, place on a cookie sheet, place in the oven and bake for approximately 8-10 mins. While the brats are cooking in the oven add the peppers and onions to the saute’ pan and cook till soft and tender. If the saute’ pan get to dry add 2 Tablespoons of water to the saute’ pan and finish cooking until soft. Place Brats in the bun and top with pepper mixture and serve with potato salad.
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add pasta. Let pasta cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Heat saute pan to medium heat. Add olive oil, artichokes, tomatoes, garlic, spinach and chicken broth and cook for 3-4 minutes. Next, strain pasta and add to saute pan and mix together. Top off with Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Grill: Make sure the cooking grate is clean and preheat your grill over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Lightly brush grate with oil and place the kabobs on the grilling surface turning once or twice until the chicken is fully cooked and reaches an internal temp of 165F degrees.
Oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place kabobs on a baking sheet. Cook the kabobs in the oven for 20-30 minutes turning every 10 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and reaches an internal temp of 165F degrees.
Rice: Reheat the rice by using a microwave, stove top, grill or oven!