Chris' Recipes

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Fig Jam

So Bill and I are in California for the 2019 harvest. We rented a house in Yountville and we were elated to discover a healthy and prosperous fig tree in the back yard! California has the perfect climate for growing figs and to our advantage, fresh figs are in peak season mid to late summer […]

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Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

So I’ve got other red pepper sauces on this blog, but this is my “healthier” one…  When I’m counting points or trying to keep the calories down, this is my go to.  In addition to their bright color, sweet taste, and really nice texture, roasted red peppers are a low-calorie and are a fantastic way […]

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Bison and Beef Meatballs

I had friends coming for dinner recently and decided to prepare meatballs.  I should have done some more homework prior to preparation because I’ve since read that Bison is simply healthier than regular cow beef as it is lower in saturated fat.   I hadn’t had a lot of experience with it, so I mixed […]

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Penne Arrabbiata with Pancetta, Chili, and Parmesan by Hello Fresh

This is another Hello Fresh dish that I’m sharing.  Arrabbiata, translating to “angry” in Italian, is known for its kick.  They’ve reinvented this Italian classic by adding salty pancetta to the mix.  Wilting arugula into the sauce is a great way to sneak in extra greens.  If you’re not a fan of heat, simply leave […]

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

I always stuff peppers but when I recently found some relly good looking zucchini at the grocery store, I thought they would make a different kind of healthy meal.  By this time of the year, I’ve usually already prepared zucchini in so many ways including sautéeing, slicing into ribbons and a lot of grilling, so […]

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