Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Vegetables: Thanksgiving Made Simple

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A couple of years ago I wrote about making a AICR’s Thanksgiving porchetta-style turkey breast, as an alternative to cooking a full turkey. I loved the flavorful spices in this dish and the ease of making a turkey breast instead of an entire turkey; it saved time and it works well for a smaller crowd.

This year I wanted to make a more simplified twist on that same recipe and make a one-pot Thanksgiving turkey that also included vegetables. This roasted vegetable and herbed turkey dish is packed full of flavor, easy to make, and is a healthier version of your traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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    Easy Meal Prep for Holiday Cioppino

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    As we head into holiday season, now’s a good time to start thinking ahead about menu planning. One of the most stressful things about holiday meals is the pressure to cook a big meal (often with multiple courses) for a group. You are faced with timing the cooking of multiple dishes, ensuring you are meeting the dietary preferences of multiple people, and (most importantly) making sure it all tastes good. This can all be a little daunting.

    This year I plan to make one of my favorite holiday dishes: a traditional Italian-American Cioppino. Cioppino, also referred to as a “fisherman’s stew,” originated in San Francisco and includes a variety of fish and shellfish in a flavorful tomato-based broth. I love making this dish during holiday season because it is a nice, lighter alternative to the more common poultry and red meat dishes. It is also always a crowd-pleaser, and looks far more complex than it really is. Read more… “Easy Meal Prep for Holiday Cioppino”

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      Easy healthy dinner tonight – crispy walnut tilapia

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      Enjoy the same crispiness of fried fish with a fresh, healthy twist by baking tilapia coated in crushed walnuts and whole wheat bread crumbs. This recipe only takes 20-25 minutes to make from start to finish, so it’s perfect for an easy weekday dinner.

      Walnuts add crunch, flavor and extra nutrients to this tilapia recipe. Walnuts are one of AICR’s Foods that Fight Cancer due to their high levels of polyphenols, which are phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. In addition to their cancer-protective properties, walnuts are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and other important nutrients including copper and manganese.

      Tilapia is also the perfect fish to serve coated and baked due to it’s mild flavor and flaky texture. Tilapia is rich in protein while being lower in calories than most other fish due to it’s lower fat content (compared to fattier fish, such as salmon). Read more… “Easy healthy dinner tonight – crispy walnut tilapia”

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