Side Dishes

Belgian Waffles with Mandarin Compote

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Ingredients:

1 Large egg, 5 egg whites
2 Tbs. Oil based butter spread
2 Tbs. Low-Fat Milk
3 Tbs. Water
¼ cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp. Sea salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
½ tsp. Baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Lightly mix together eggs, butter spread, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, water
  3. Add Flour and baking powder well until all lumps are blended.
  4. If too thick add 1-2 more Tbs. Of water or milk.
  5. Pour into waffle iron takes approximately 2-3 minutes to cook.

Mandarin Compote

1.5  cups of frozen cranberries
2 medium DANDY red grapefruits, peeled and sectioned
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
½ tsp. Ground nutmeg
½ cup of fresh squeezed DANDY mandarin juice
Zest from 1 DANDY mandarin

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a saucepan, medium to high heat 10 minutes

Cranberry Mandarin Dressing

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Ingredients:

2 Dandy mandarins, peeled and seeded
1/2 bag of frozen but thawed cranberries
about 15 fresh cherries-pitted
3 tbs of sugar
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of vinegar
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions:

Blend together all ingredients except almonds for about 2-3 minutes and serve over your favorite salad. Top with almonds if desired. You can even serve this over turkey as well. The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by Cooking Guru: Juliana Palmcook

Spicy Orange BBQ Chicken Pizza

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Ingredients:

1 Pre-packaged Whole Grain Pizza Dough
BBQ Sauce – Choose your favorite
Dash of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
1/4 cup Dandy Red Onion, sliced in rings, grilled and diced
1/4 cup of Dandy Sweet Corn, grilled and shaved off the cob
3/4 cup of chopped grilled chicken breast
1/4 cup black beans
1 tsp. Dandy Cilantro, roughly chopped

Directions:

  1. Roll whole grain pizza dough out to 10” to 14” – Grill over indirect heat on grill
  2. Brush with small amount of olive oil Salt & Pepper and grill 3-4 minutes on each side
  3. Grill onions and corn on the cob, once cooked, dice onions and remove corn kernals from the cob
  4. Grill chicken alongside onions and corn for about 10 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through.  Once fully grilled, let rest and slice into thin strips.
  5. Once the pizza dough is cooked, top with a thin layer of your favorite BBQ sauce and a dash of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce.  Spread the diced onion, corn and grilled chicken around the pizza thoroughly.  Top with black beans and chopped cilantro.  Serve warm!

**You can also add 2 Tbs. Diced Dandy navel oranges or mandarins, they compliment the spicy BBQ sauce very well**

Ginger Mandarin Pepper Salsa

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Ingredients:

2 medium-size ripe mandarins, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
4 red radishes, sliced
3/4 cup yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium-size fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cp fresh snipped parsley
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
1-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In a medium-size bowl, stir together mandarin pieces, radishes, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, parsley, lime juice, ginger and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (up to 6 hours) before serving, stirring a couple of times while chilling.
Suggested serving: Serve salsa with cooked chicken or pork.

Recipe provided by: Sherry Little