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Mesquite Grilled Turkey Burgers

Ingredients (4 burgers) For the burger patties 20 oz ground turkey 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt 3 Tbsp finely diced roasted red bell pepper 2 Tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley or cilantro 2 Tbsp finely chopped shiitake mushroom 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced 1 green onion, finely chopped 1/2 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Everything else 4 whole wheat burger buns 4 slices pepper jack cheese 1 avocado, peeled and sliced Thin sliced lettuce, tomato, and red onion Instructions Mix together all patty ingredients until thoroughly blended. Divide into 4 equal balls and form into patties (roughly 1/3rd lb each) about 3/4" thick and 4-5 inches in diameter. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes....
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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Ingredients 1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves ½ cup Wing Time® Buffalo chicken sauce or reduced-sodium Buffalo sauce 4 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon paprika ⅓ cup light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 2 romaine hearts, chopped 1 cup whole grain croutons ½ cup very thinly sliced red onion Directions 1Place chicken in a 2-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl stir together Buffalo sauce, 2 teaspoons of the vinegar, and the Worcestershire sauce; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. 2At serving time, in a small bowl whisk together light mayonnaise, the milk and the remaining 2 teaspoons of...
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Baked Lemon Garlic Cod

Ingredients: 4 (6-ounce) pieces cod (boneless, skinless) Sea salt and black pepper (to taste) 1 1/2 teaspoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley (chopped) Directions: Heat oven to 400 F. Pat cod pieces with a paper towel and place in a baking dish large enough to hold the fish in one layer. Very lightly coat the bottom of the dish with cooking spray. Season fish with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place butter and olive oil in a small nonstick skillet. Heat on medium-low. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add lemon juice and parsley, then remove from heat. Drizzle garlic mixture over top...
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Zucchini Crust Pizza

Ingredients 2 cups shredded zucchini (1 to 1-1/2 medium), squeezed dry 1/2 cup egg substitute or 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 small tomatoes, halved, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup julienned green pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients; stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a 12-in. pizza pan coated generously with cooking spray; spread to an 11-in. circle. 2. Bake until golden brown, 13-16 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 400°. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella...
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Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions

Recipe By: Patsy Jamieson “This recipe is reminiscent of a pot roast made with onion-soup mix, but the flavors are true and pure—and nobody misses the excess sodium. (For a slow-cooker variation, see below.)” Ingredients 1 4-pound beef chuck roast, (see Ingredient note), trimmed of fat ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme ¾ cup strong brewed coffee 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced (4 cups) Directions 1Preheat oven to 300°F. 2Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high...
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