Make Ahead & Freezer-friendly Recipes

Below are the dishes I’ll teach in the cooking class this evening.

Stir-fried Pork and Eggplant with Spicy Plum Sauce

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 204, Fat 14.7 g, Carbohydrate 13 g, Fibre 4 g, Sugar 8 g, Cholesterol 19 mg, Sodium 1,047 mg, 7 g.

Stewed Beef Short Ribs with Fennel

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 429, Fat 26.5 g, Carbohydrate 9 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 112 mg, Sodium 973 mg, Protein 38 g.

Braised Chicken with Mushroom and Edamame

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 232, Fat 14.3 g, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugar 3 g, Cholesterol 46 mg, Sodium 721 mg, Protein 18 g.

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American Heart Association Certifies Three More Beef Cuts

The Beef Checkoff Program announced that three additional fresh beef cuts now are certified to display the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark. With that, retailers have the opportunity to market a total of six different extra-lean beef items to shoppers using one of the most trusted nutrition icons on food packaging today.

The extra-lean beef cuts that meet the American Heart Association’s criteria for heart-healthy foods as part of an overall healthy dietary pattern, and are certified to display the Heart-Check mark include the following USDA Select grade cuts:

  • Sirloin Tip Steak
  • Bottom Round Steak
  • Top Sirloin Stir-Fry
  • Boneless Top Sirloin Petite Roast
  • Top Sirloin Filet
  • Top Sirloin Kabob

“Having the American Heart Association certify three additional extra-lean beef cuts is yet another important milestone in the beef checkoff’s efforts to help consumers understand the positive health and nutritional benefits of beef,” says Jeanne Harland, beef producer from Illinois and chairman of the checkoff’s Nutrition and Health Subcommittee. “Using strong science-based guidelines and criteria, the American Heart Association has now certified six different beef cuts, and we will continue to support and apply scientific evidence to show consumers how they can eat healthfully with extra-lean beef.”

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and leading health organizations, including the American Heart Association, recognize lean meat as a nutritious food and a single serving of lean meat can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.


Breakfast Frittata


1/2 lb bacon, chopped
2 tbsp oil
2 medium cooking apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup 18% cream
1/4 tsp salt


  1. Sauté bacon over medium heat in a skillet until lightly browned. Remove bacon and fat.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in skillet. Sauté apple and onion about 5 minutes, or until soft and golden. Mix in bacon.
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Whisk together parsley, eggs, cream and salt. Pour over apple mixture in skillet and cook about 2 minutes, or until lightly golden on bottom. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven and broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Gusto!

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What’s for Breakfast?

Basque Country Spanish Breakfast

The Menu

  • Scrambled Eggs with Bell Peppers and Onion
  • Spanish Serrano Ham
  • Toasted Brioche