How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make Hardboiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are a great way to get your protein fix for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. The method for cooking the eggs is very simple and can be done in no time at all. I like to boil about a dozen eggs at a time and keep them in the fridge for whatever comes my way during the week.

To store the eggs, peel them and dry well with a paper towel, then place in a airtight container. They should last about 4 days. You never know when you are going to have a craving of deviled eggs, egg salad or my favorite, breakfast guacamole!

You will need...

  • 6 -12 Egg
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Slotted Spoon
  • 1 qt. Ice
  • 1. Place the eggs into the bottom of a pot and cover with cold water.

    2. Bring the water to a full boil, cover, and turn off heat.

    3. Let the eggs sit for 12 minutes.

    4. Take the eggs out of the pot and place then into a bowl with ice water.

    5. Let the eggs cool completely before peeling.

    6. Dry the eggs week and store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

    Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast

    There is nothing I love more than a turkey breast sandwich. But the sliced turkey you get at the deli or prepackaged is often times a gelatinous blob of pressed turkey parts, fillers, artificial flavors and preservatives, water and salt.

    If you like sliced turkey but hate deli style meats, try roasting your own turkey breast. You can find boneless turkey breasts at the grocery store for a fraction of the price of deli turkey with no added flavors or preservatives. Season with a little salt and pepper, then bake until the skin is crispy and you have lunches and dinners for the whole week.

    Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast

  • 2 lb. Turkey Breast
  • 1 tbsp. Veg Oil
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • Pre heat the oven to 450 F. Place the turkey breast on a baking sheet, cover with oil and season with the salt and pepper. Bake the turkey for 30-40 minutes or until it reaches 165 F in the center of the breast. Remove the turkey from the oven and cover with foil for 10 minutes. Slice the turkey at an angle, very thin for sandwiches or chunks for salads.

    You can season with a variety of spices and flavors. Try these flavor combinations.

    Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon - Old Bay - Dry BBQ Rubs - Jamaican Jerk - Teriyaki - Indian Curry - Southwest Taco - French Herbs - Roasted Tomato and Basil - Orange Marmalade

    Sweet Chili Sloppy Joe's

    Sweet Chili Sloppy Joe's

  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef, Chicken or Turkey
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt and Pepper
  • 1/3 C Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Oil or Butter
  • 2 C Onions, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 3 C Greens - Spinach, Kale or Mustard, chopped
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper
  • 4 Rolls or 8 slices of Bread, toasted
  • Place the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil to the pan, when it smokes, add the meat and brown well, about 10 minutes. Drain off the fat by using a pair of tongs and a wad of paper towels. Season the meat with salt and pepper then stir in the sweet chili sauce.

    Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan, when it smokes, add the onions and cook for 10 minutes or until golden brown, tossing every 2 minutes. Remove the onions form the pan, add more oil and then sautee the greens until just wilted about, 3 minutes. Season the greens with salt and pepper.

    Place 1/4 of the meat mixture on to the bottom of a roll. Top with sautéed onions and greens then serve hot.

    Tzadziki Yogurt Sauce

    Tzadziki Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 C Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 C Cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 C Red or Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Dill or Celery Greens (Optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. Keep in the fridge until service. You can serve this as a dip for raw and grilled vegetables, chips or over sandwiches, sliced pita, chicken, lamb, geek or seafood.

    Green Chili and Olive Quesadillas


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    Green Chili and Olive Quesadillas

  • 1/2 -1/3 C Cream Cheese
  • ¼ C Green Chilies, chopped
  • 1/3 Black Olive, chopped
  • ½ C Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ C Onion, minced
  • ¼ C Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ Lime, juiced
  • 4 Flour Tortilla
  • Place the first 7 ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine. Place a large skillet over medium heat, place the tortillas in the pan and brown each lightly one side . Remove the tortilla from the pan, spread a half of the cheese mixture over the browned side,then place back in the skillet, cheese side up. Top with the other tortilla and slowly cook until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are lightly browned on both sides. Serve with pico de gallo, guacamole or prepared salsa.

    Italian Chicken and Provolone Panini


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    Enjoy this video recipe for Italian chicken and provolone panini. You can fill your sandwich with anything you like. Substitute chicken for turkey, ham and roast beef and choose the cheese of your choice. I also like to swap out the greens with spinach, kale or grilled vegetables. Make sure to press the sandwich so that you get a crispy crust and the flavors blend together.

    Now Get Crackin'

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    Grilled Ham and Cheese Monte Cristo


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    Grilled Ham and Cheese Monte Cristo

  • 4 Sour Dough Bread, Sliced
  • ¼ lb. Ham, Sliced Thin
  • 5 oz Gruyere or Swiss Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 Eggs, Whisked
  • 1/3 C Milk
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Currant or Apricot Jam
  • 2 tbsp. Confectioners Sugar
  • Place the bread on a cutting board; Top with ham and gruyere cheese and place together. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter to the pan, while that heat up, whisk the egg and milk in a bowl and then dip the sandwich. Place the sandwich in the pan and cook 4-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and repeat cooking until the cheese has melted. Garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar.

    Linguini with Tomatoes and Feta


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    Whole Wheat Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Feta Cheese

  • ¼ lb. Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic, Chopped
  • ½ C Asparagus, Chopped
  • ½ C Cherry Tomato, Sliced
  • ¼ C Feta Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. Parsley, Chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Basil, Chopped
  • Boil a large pot of salted water, add the pasta and cook until al dente. While that is cooking place a skillet over medium heat, add the oil and sauté the garlic and asparagus, cook until golden. Add the tomatoes and cook for one minute then toss in the pasta, feta and herbs. Season the dish with fresh pepper to taste.

    Healthy Lunch Packing Tips for 2013

    Packing your own lunch can be the easiest and most tasty way to make sure your new year starts out healthy and happy! Follow these easy lunch packing tips to make sure you have a lunch that will give you the energy you need to be productive throughout the day.

    Look Forward to Your Lunch Eggsperience
    Make a lunch that you want to eat, not one you feel you have to eat. This will decrease the chance that you will go to convenience for your meal or trade your unacceptable menu items with your friends.

    No More Soggy Sandwiches!
    When making a sandwich, pack moist items like lunchmeat, tuna and chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard separately from the dry bread. All you have to do is assemble the sandwich at your lunch table for a fresh made experience. Who wants a limp biscuit?

    Keep Cold Foods Cold
    How cold? Ice cold! Use a frozen juice box as an ice pack to keep lunches fresh.

    Keep Hot Foods Hot
    Incorporate soups, chili and casseroles into your weekly menu. If you do not have access to a microwave, invest in a small thermos to keep hot foods hot. I just got one for the holidays and could not be happier. Fiyah!

    Leftovers
    Oh Yeah! Reheat last night's dinner and throw in an easy side salad or chopped fruit for kicks and giggles.

    Large Portions
    Cook large portions of food when you have free time and separate it into containers that can be reheated. Just don't let your lame roommate or sceevy older brother get hold of your grub.

    Protect Those Chips
    Pack chips, pretzels, cookies, crisps and delicate items in small reusable containers. Place hard items at the bottom of the bag and soft items at the top. It's like Tetris but with food.

    Go Natural
    Replace artificial sweets and desserts with natural options like fresh fruit with honey or peanut butter, granola, dried fruits, fruit leathers, nuts, yogurt, and natural fruit juice based cookies and snacks.

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