Regular readers of our Friday column on convenience foods know that we used to love evol foods products.They were great when the company first launched, but since being acquired by a larger company the meals have been hit or miss. One big issue is that they have been much higher in sodium with often over 800 milligrams in a dish.
The Teriyaki Chicken that is on offer as one of their new Lean & Fit line was a little less - only 600 milligrams of sodium - but at 290 calories and 4 grams of fiber it seemed worth another try to see if their products are getting any better. First impressions are good, with a nice Asian aroma as the dish came out of the microwave. Two bowls from evol Foods »
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I love tacos. There are so many great variations of tacos that you can make. This recipe for Chipotle Chicken Tacos is absolutely delicious: creamy, spicy, rich, and savory all at once. The two medium chipotles will give it a moderate spiciness, and you can add more or less depending on how much you like.
Tip: have the pine nuts and blue cheese ready to add to the broccoli when it is done steaming so the cheese melts. The melted cheese makes the perfect dressing while the pine nuts offer a bit of sweetness and crunch.
Simple curry dressings can make almost anything taste better. While I love freshly steamed broccoli, this curry dressing brings so much more to the dish. The spiciness of the curry is balanced by the sweet raisins and shallots, the crunchy cashews, and the slightly bitter broccoli.
This salad is exactly what I mean when I say that here at Dr. Gourmet we translate the Mediterranean diet for the American kitchen. There are the following points ticked off on your Mediterranean diet score: tuna (more fish), corn (whole grains), goat cheese (fermented dairy), pumpkin seeds (nuts and seeds), olive oil (quality fats), peppers and onions (vegetables). The only points missing are fruit (have some fresh berries for dessert) and alcohol in moderation (this is great served with a beer).