Italian Egg Drop Soup (Stracciatella)

Meals don’t have to fancy or expensive to be delicious and nutritious.Take this Italian Egg Drop Soup (Stracciatella) for instance. It’s simple and lovely and makes the perfect easy lunch, side dish, or light main course for two!
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So Simple…

Usually egg drop soup is a simple bone broth with an whisked egg dropped in. Bone broth is  mineral rich and naturally raised eggs are high in protein and healthy fats. You can use your own homemade chicken broth, BUT if you would prefer to use store bought I recommend using  Kettle & Fire Chicken Bone Broth because it is made with top notch ingredients and has incredible flavor.

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Italians… I Love Them!

Leave it to the Italians take this simple  two ingredient soup up a notch by adding rich flavorful Parmesan cheese. I love Italians. And quick meals. This thick, rich, filling soup takes about five minutes to make!

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Variations:

If you wish to make this light soup a little more substantial you could add rotisserie chicken, cooked pasta or croutons. We like to garnish ours with chives from the garden and toasted pine nuts. If you would like to see more variations of egg drop soup, click here.

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The Recipe: Italian Egg Drop Soup for Two!

What you need: a good quality pot and sea salt.

Italian Egg Drop Soup ( Stracciatella)
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
4 mins
 

A simple, quick, and budget-friendly meal

Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, egg drop soup, soup, vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • For garnish: chopped chives and toasted pine nuts if desired
Instructions
  1. In a small pot bring chicken broth to a boil, add whisked eggs and stir. Allow to simmer for 1 minute

  2. Take off heat and pour into two bowls, add half the cheese to each bowl and stir

  3. Garnish with chives and pine nuts if desired

 

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Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

It’s almost fall, which makes for a tricky transition when it comes to seasonal eating. Fall produce is just starting to make an appearance on the grocery shelves but the weather still might feel a bit like summer. This meal is the best of both worlds: Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges. Light, tasty, warm and comforting, and with a simple change of the fruit this meal works any time of year!
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The Salad: Simple and So delicious!

Baby greens, chopped dates, shredded rotisserie chicken (or leftover roasted chicken), grapes, walnuts, Pecorino Romano and pomegranate seeds all drizzled in a homemade lemon poppyseed vinaigrette! Depending on the time of year you can sub out the pom seeds for raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries etc…whatever is in season.

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The Sweet Potatoes:

The perfect accompaniment to this salad, these crispy oven baked sweet potatoes sure hit the spot…and the taste buds. Plus they are super easy to make and much healthier than restaurant fries! If you prefer white potatoes, check out my home fries here!

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The Recipe: Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

What you need: a rimmed cookie sheet, unbleached parchment paper, and a good knife.

5 from 12 votes
Chicken and Grape Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
 

A delicious, quick and healthy meal made simple by using rotisserie chicken!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #easy dinner, chicken salad, roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato wedges
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, separated
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups baby greens
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup grapes, cut in half
  • 6 pitted dates, roughly chopped
  • handful pomegranate seeds, (or raspberries, blueberries, whatever is in season)
  • Handful plain or candied walnuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded pecorino romano
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place oven rack in upper third of oven. Place parchment paper on rimmed cookie sheet, set aside

  2. Peel potatoes and cut into wedges (thick side of wedge should be about a 1/2 inch thick)

  3. Place potatoes on parchment covered baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil (about 2 tablespoons), toss

  4. Sprinkle potatoes with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, toss again

  5. Place potatoes in a single layer and pop in the oven, roast for 35-40 minutes or until edges are browned and crispy, turn once halfway through cooking

While potatoes cook, make dressing and prepare salad
  1. Whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, juice, honey, sea salt, pepper and poppy seeds

  2. Shred chicken and cheese, chop dates, slice grapes, prepare berries etc...

  3. Place greens on a platter, add all salad ingredients, toss with dressing right before serving

  4. Plate and serve with potatoes

 

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Lime Chili Chicken Skewers

Grilling season is in full swing and these simple Lime Chili Chicken Skewers are the perfect main course for any backyard BBQ or tailgate party. And they are Paleo, Keto and Whole30 Compliant.
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The Marinade:

Marinated in olive oil, lime juice and various spices these skewers are moist and flavorful. You can leave the meat marinating for as little as an hour or as long as 24, which means you can prep them a day ahead or the morning of, head to work and they are ready to pop on the grill when you get home! Just remember, when it comes to marinating, generally longer is better.

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Grilling:

The key to successful grilling is a little prep and some high heat. Make sure the grill is clean and sprayed with an organic grill spray before turning it on. Then turn the grill to high heat and turn down if needed as the chicken cooks. When meat comes in contact with a hot grill, it contracts, which is a good thing because that means less sticking.

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The Recipe: Lime Chili Chicken Skewers

What you need: a good knife and reusable container with lid. 

5 from 12 votes
Lime Chili Chicken Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These simple marinated Lime Chili Chicken Skewers are the perfect main course for any backyard BBQ or tailgate party! And they are Paleo, Keto and Whole30 Compliant.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: bbq chicken, kabobs, kebabs, lime chili chicken skewers
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Marinade:
  • Remember when it comes to marinating, longer is better. This chicken can be marinated 1-24 hours. I usually prep it a day ahead, or the morning I plan to serve it.
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp=mild, 1/2 tsp=med, use as much as you want for hot!)
Chicken:
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, or a combination of the two, cut into 1 1/2" chunks (I am going to push for dark meat here. It's so much more moist than breasts...trust me:)
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Optional Garnishes:
  • chopped cilantro
  • your choice of small green or red hot chili pepper sliced, or red pepper flakes
  • lime wedges for squeezing over chicken
Instructions
For Marinade:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together and set aside

For Chicken Skewers:
  1. Cut chicken into cubes and place in a covered container. Pour marinade over chicken and refrigerate for 1-24 hours (the longer the better) Turn meat halfway through marinating time to make sure all chicken is coated in marinade.

  2. Remove chicken from marinade and place on four skewers, sprinkle generously with sea salt and pepper to taste

  3. Spray clean grill with organic non stick spray and preheat grill to 425 degrees

  4. When grill is hot, add skewers. Close lid and cook for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear, turning halfway through cooking time (if your chicken is cut into bigger chunks, allow more time)

  5. Remove, and garnish with cilantro and peppers if desired

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Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

We are big fans of this Easy Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes Meal from Sun Basket meal delivery. It’s super easy, absolutely delicious, and when it comes to cooking, it doesn’t get more convenient than Sun Basket !
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Easy, Convenient, and Less Expensive!

Simply open up the box, pull out the ingredients, do a little slicing and dicing and in 20-30 minutes you’ll enjoy an incredibly delicious meal. Another perk, you don’t have to go to the store! And honestly, for the two of us, having  Sun Basket  delivery is cheaper than if we went to the store and bought everything ourselves. Right now  Sun Basket meal delivery is $6.16 per serving!

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About This Meal: Sun Basket Calls it Mrs. Scorcese’s Lemon Chicken

This meal is a collaboration between Sun Basket and Rustic, the Sonoma County restaurant of film legend Francis Ford Coppola. One of our favorite recipes at Rustic is the lemon chicken inspired by Martin Scorsese’s mother. The chicken is drowned in lemon juice with fresh oregano, and cooked to a golden brown.

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The Recipe: Easy Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

Tips and what you need: a good frying pan and of course a good knife!

5 from 14 votes
Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This meal is a collaboration between  Sun Basket and Rustic, the Sonoma County restaurant of film legend Francis Ford Coppola. One of our favorite recipes at Rustic is the lemon chicken inspired by Martin Scorsese’s mother, whom Francis visited with often. The chicken is drowned in lemon juice with fresh oregano, and cooked to a golden brown. 

Course: dinner
Keyword: chicken dinner, Paleo, roasted potatoes, whole30
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Sun Basket Meal Delivery
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound new potatoes (white, rose or yukon gold work well)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 pound baby broccoli (broccolini)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces boneless chicken thigh pieces
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, grated or minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (note: red pepper flakes lose potency over time, so if yours aren't fresh you may want to add a bit more)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine (white grape juice or water for my paleo/whole30 friends)
Instructions
Roast the potatoes and baby broccoli:
  1. Heat the oven to 425ºF.

    Scrub the potatoes; cut them into quarters.

    Trim the ends from the baby broccoli, strip the rosemary leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Set aside.

    On one end of a sheet pan, toss the potatoes and rosemary with 1 tablespoon olive oil, bake for 20 minutes.

While Potatoes Roast Prep Remaining Ingredients:
  1. Peel and finely chop the shallots.

    Finely chop, press, or grate enough garlic to measure 1 teaspoon.

    Strip the oregano leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves

    After potatoes have cooked for 20 minutes, remove pan from oven add the baby broccoli with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil and toss. Season the broccoli and potatoes with salt and pepper. Place back in the oven and roast until tender and lightly browned, another 15 minutes or so.

While the vegetables roast, brown the chicken and lemon slices:
  1. Transfer chicken to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. Cut thighs in half, season generously with salt and pepper.

    Thinly slice half the lemon; juice the other half and set aside for finishing the dish.

    In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned but not yet cooked through (3 to 5 minutes a side). Transfer to a plate.

    Add the lemon slices to the pan; cook until browned on one side, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to the plate with the chicken; do not clean the pan.

Cook remaining ingredients:
  1. In the same pan used for the chicken, if dry, add 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil and warm over medium heat. Stir in the shallots, garlic, oregano, and as many chili flakes as you like. Season with salt and pepper and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Finish the chicken:
  1. Add ¼ cup white wine (or water) to the shallot mixture; bring to a boil, loosening any browned bits. Add the broth, chicken, and lemon slices; bring to a boil. Cook at a vigorous simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Remove vegetables from oven when they are browned and slightly crispy, plate. Add chicken and pour sauce over the top!

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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Arugula Salad!

Spring and summer, the time for simple, lovely, easy to put together meals. We love this Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Arugula Salad for it’s simplicity, flavor and beauty. See what we mean…
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The Chicken:

Brining is the secret to success when it comes to boneless, skinless chicken breasts (don’t worry it’s easy!). These breasts were brined in sea salt salt and water for 30 minutes, then grilled to juicy perfection. No dry, tasteless chicken breasts here!

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The Salad:

Peppery arugula with sweet, ripe, colorful strawberries, sprinkled with roasted pine nuts. So simple. So lovely.

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The Dressing:

We give you two choices: we prefer an olive oil and white balsamic vinaigrette on this salad. It’s smooth, fresh and light, perfect for spring and summer. But you can also use a traditional balsamic.

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The Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Arugula Salad!

What you need: Himalayan or kosher sea salt for brining and a quality white balsamic vinegar (<—our fave but we also like this one) If you prefer you can use a traditional balsamic. You will also need parchment paper and a rolling pin for pounding chicken.

5 from 8 votes
Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Arugula Salad!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

A fresh, light, beautiful spring/summer salad with a choice of white balsamic vinaigrette or traditional balsamic vinaigrette. Paleo and Whole 30!

Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ, grilling
Keyword: #bbq, #easy dinner, Paleo, whole30
Servings: 4
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
For Chicken:
  • 4 smallish boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded and brined
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup sea salt, I use Himalayan sea salt, but you can use Kosher too
  • sea salt, pepper, olive oil
For Salad:
  • 4 cups organic baby arugula
  • 2 cups sliced organic strawberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
For White Balsamic dressing:
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch sea salt and black pepper
If using traditional balsamic
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • pinch sea salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place water and salt in a large bowl and stir

  2. Place chicken breasts between folded parchment paper and pound with a rolling pin until uniformly thick (about 3/4" thick is best)

  3. Place breasts in salt water for 30 minutes

While breasts brine, prepare salad and dressing, preheat grill:
  1. After breasts have brined for 20 minutes, place lettuce and sliced berries on platter, sprinkle with pine nuts and  whisk together dressing ingredients

  2. Preheat grill on high, about  425 degrees

  3. After breasts have brined for 30 minutes, remove breasts from water, pat dry with paper towels

  4. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste

  5. Place breasts on preheated grill, close lid and cook until nice golden grill marks are established (3-4 minutes), then turn the meat a quarter turn (don’t flip, just rotate the same side a 1/4 turn) and cook until new criss-cross marks appear.  (3-4 minutes)

  6. Turn breasts over, lower heat to med/low (about 350 degrees) close lid and cook for five more minutes until just cooked through. Don't over cook! Remove from grill

  7. Whisk dressing again and dress salad

  8. Leave whole or if desired, cut breasts on the diagonal and serve topped with salad

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