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Mushroom Bolognese over Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients Serves 4 ½ cup hot water ½ oz. dried porcini mushrooms 1 (3lb) spaghetti squash – halved lengthwise and seedless 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cups sweet onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup carrot, diced 1 tsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 (8 oz.) white…

Chicken Tzatziki Bowls

Ingredients For the chicken: 1lb. boneless (skinless chicken breasts) ¼ cup Greek yogurt 1 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. salt ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional) Black pepper to taste For the salad: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar black pepper to taste For the Tzatziki (makes two cups): 8 oz Greek…

Sheet Pan Veggie Hash with Eggs

Ingredients 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 zucchini sliced 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup black beans ½ red onion cubed 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. paprika Salt to taste 6 organic eggs Parsley for garnish 1 avocado cubed Method of Preparation 1. Pre-heat oven to 375˚…

Salmon Croquette w/ Lemon Dill Sauce

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh salmon fillets ½ cup dry white wine (can use stock for substitute) 2 large eggs, beaten 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped ⅜ tsp. Kosher salt, divided ⅜ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1 6 oz. container…

Vinegar Chicken with Crushed Olives

Ingredients 3 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken parts 1 tsp. ground turmeric 6 Tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper ½ cup white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups green Castelvetrano olives, crushed and pitted 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 cup parsley, tender leaves and stems, chopped Method of Preparation 1. Heat oven to…

Healthy Recipe: Winter Bliss Bowls

Ingredients For the roasted veggies 5-7 carrots 1 head cauliflower 2 T olive oil 4 t cumin salt and pepper to taste For the bliss bowls 8-10 pieces of Lentil Falafel (see our Lentil Falafel recipe here) 2-3 cups of spinach 1-2 cups chopped red cabbage 1 jalapeno, cut into slices 1/4 cup crushed pistachios…

Healthy Recipe: Lentil Falafel

Ingredients 2 cups cooked lentils 1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh cilantro leaves and stems 1 huge handful (about 1 cup) fresh parsley leaves and stems 1/2 jalapeno (if you like spicy – leave ribs and seeds) 1 1/2 T olive oil 1-2 garlic cloves squeeze of lemon juice 1 t salt 1-2 T…

Extreme Weight Loss: John & Dan, aka “Panda”

Extreme Weight Loss: John & Dan, aka “Panda” Which will leave the show early? Which will set an “Extreme Weight Loss” record for the most weight lost during boot camp at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center? John: Baltimore, MD Former pro football player Preparing to meet son he never knew he had Panda:…

Josh & Kelli

Josh, a gay firefighter from Omaha, NE, struggles to deal with the death of his father Kelli, a former college basketball player from Kansas City, MO, has been depressed since her playing career ended To take back their lives, Josh works to quit his bad habits while Kelli strives to get past her post-career depression…

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