Did you go shopping and stock up on a ton of groceries? Are you stuck on what to do with them?
We pulled these from our hurricane preparedness files. You can also go to our Facebook page and post your ingredients and we’ll help you figure out a recipe for them.
Stir-fried Chicken and Vegetables
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves cut into ¼ inch slices
4 TBSP coconut oil, divided¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 TBSP Tamari soy sauce
1 TBSP fresh ginger root minced (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large bag of your favorite frozen mixed vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, snow peas)
1 can of sliced water chestnuts or bamboo shoots
Combine the broth, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger; set aside.
Heat half the oil in a wok or large sauté pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Stirfry chicken and set aside.
Heat remaining oil. Stirfry the vegetables until they are just tender, but still crisp about 1-2 minutes. Add the broth mixture and stir in the water chestnuts and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about two-three minutes longer. Return the chicken to the pan and heat through.
Serve over spaghetti or rice.
White Bean Salad
2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained (or 2 large tomatoes, diced)
1 TBSP fresh basil, thinly sliced (or 1 tsp dried)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
Toss the beans with the tomatoes. Add just enough olive oil to coat. Season with salt, pepper, and basil. Stir and serve at room temperature or warmed.
Serves 6-8 as a side.
Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 TBSP pistachio nuts, chopped
2 cups baby arugula
4 small pita loaves cut in half
Place eggs in a pot large enough to hold them all in a single layer. Cover by 3 inches of coldwater and place on the stovetop over high heat. Once the water starts to boil, remove pan from the heat and cover for 13 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer eggs to a bowl of ice-cold water. Let cool for 5 or 10 minutes, then peel.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash eggs with the back of a fork. Combine mayonnaise, curry, and pistachios in a small mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise mixture to eggs and combine well. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Stuff pitas with arugula and egg salad and serve.
Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Sauce
1 ½ cups kalamata olives, chopped fine
5 sun-dried tomatoes, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/3 tsp dried rosemary
1/3 tsp dried marjoram
1 TBSP dried parsley
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 TBSP capers
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound rotini
6 TBSP olive oil
Heat 2/3 of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add olives, sun-dried tomatoes, onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, rosemary, marjoram, and 1/2 of the parsley. Cook until the onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
Add the wine and capers and simmer until wine is reduced to 1/4 cup .
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in heavily salted boiling water. Drain the pasta and toss with remaining olive oil and parsley. Add the sun dried tomato mixture and top with
Grilled French Bread Pizza
1 24-inch French baguette, cut in half lengthwise
3-4 TBSP olive oil
1 14-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
Kosher salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1 TBSP fresh basil minced (or 1 tsp dried)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat a grill to medium heat. Brush the cut side of the baguette with oil and place oil side down on the grill to brown. Remove from the grill.
Top with crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil, and cheese.
Return to the grill and close the lid. Cook until the cheese melts and the sauce is warmed through.
Optional additional toppings, canned, sliced mushrooms, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled onion slices.