Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

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Jayne

Welcome back! I’ve said it time and time again, I’m a busy woman. When I get home from work I don’t always have time to spend hours in the kitchen, and I have a feeling there are those of you out there who feel the same. So, I came across this quick 30 minute meal that I just had to share. It’s not only quick, but it is delicious and a nice healthy meal I can feed my family in under a half an hour. Try it and comment to my blog, I would love to hear what you think!

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Pork Chops & Creamy Chive Sauce

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Here is a great quick and easy recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make. Very hearty and tasty and the pork chops are so tender. Enjoy!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Pork Chops & Creamy Chive Sauce
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops
  • ⅓ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 Oz. Cream Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Chives
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper; add to skillet.
  3. Cook about 10 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees.
  4. Add broth and cream cheese to warm skillet and whisk together for about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  5. Stir in chives and mix together.
  6. Spoon sauce over pork chops.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Shannon Ridge Chardonnay

 

Weekly Ad Recipe – Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup

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I am such a soup lover that this one was great because the combination of the tomatoes, garlic, basil and the roasted peppers were fantastic!  I just know this will be one of my favorites soups during the winter months. Just a quick tip, if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to roast the peppers you can always substitute them for 1-1/2 cups jarred roasted red bell peppers. Enjoy….I did!
– Jayne
Coborn’s Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Weekly Ad Recipe - Tomato and Sweet Pepper Soup
Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Large Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Onion, chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 28 Oz. Crushed Tomatoes with Basil, undrained
  • 3½ Cups Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ¼ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes or Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher or Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Line 15x10x1 inch pan with foil.
  2. Set oven control to broil.
  3. Cut bell peppers into quarters, removing membranes and seeds.
  4. Place skin sides up in pan; press down to flatten.
  5. Broil peppers with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat for about 10 minutes or until blackened.
  6. Wrap foil around peppers; let stand 20 minutes.
  7. Remove skin from peppers; discard.
  8. Cut peppers into ½ inch pieces.
  9. Set aside.
  10. Meanwhile in a 4 quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  11. Cook onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until crisp-tender.
  12. Stir in tomatoes, broth, red pepper flakes and salt.
  13. Heat to boiling.
  14. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
  15. Stir in roasted peppers; heat until hot.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing: Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc

 

Hot Foods to Soothe Your Cold

When you’re sick, the right foods can help you heal.

When you’re under the weather, sometimes nothing sounds good. But your mom was right–if you do want to get better, you need to eat right. The onslaught of winter germs is arriving; we have a few suggestions to help you keep the bugs at bay, and get you back up on your feet in less time than usual.

Chicken noodle soup/broth: If you ask for a list of top “sick foods,” you know what you’ll hear–chicken soup. We’ve all heard it and we’ve all had it, but why?? Cooked chicken releases cysteine, which is chemically similar to an anti-inflammatory drug. It also has sodium, which is necessary to replace the fluids that we tend to lose when we get sick. It’s not just a comfort food; it’s also a great choice for a struggling immune system– grandmothers and scientists agree. If it’s not you that’s sick, but a friend or loved one, we highly recommend homemade chicken stock, featuring some of Coborn’s best fresh and local ingredients: chicken and vegetables.  When you’re not feeling up to making a trip to the store to stock up, let CobornsDelivers bring you the ingredients or the your favorite bowl–whether it’s the Campbell’s from your childhood or D’Amico and Sons’ beloved version.

Hot teas: Teas can provide relief from both indigestion and inflammation. Many hot teas, such as black and green teas can also boost your immune defenses, enabling your body to better fight off infection or bacteria. If you add dark honey to the mixture, you’ll also boost your antioxidants, which provide energy for your ailing body.

Starches, starches, starches: When was the last time you heard that as nutrition advice? Embrace the carbs. Plain pastas, potatoes, rice, and oatmeal are all good options if you’re suffering from nausea. While they fill up your stomach, they also absorb acids without triggering nausea.

Green Peas with Butter and Parmesan: Before you protest the idea of preparing vegetables in your delicate state, consider all of the vitamins, minerals, and other immune boosting benefits of vegetables. Also, be generous with the butter, based on how small of an appetite many folks have when they’re sick, the fats will do you some good.

Take note that none of these recipes are particularly fancy or decadent, you just need to ease your symptoms and get rest so you can get back to normal life as soon as possible. We know of people whose go-to sick foods include buttered white toast or flat 7-Up. What makes you feel better when you’re under the weather?