Category: Recipes

Huevos Rancheros

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12 April 2019

Hi, thank you for coming back for the latest edition of Beyond Primary Care’s blog; where I highlight healthy and fun recipes, healthcare news, advice for medical conditions, as well as how membership for care works! Dr. Jeff O’Boyle is the owner of Beyond Primary Care, which is a new approach to family medicine and addiction medicine that creates the time and space your healthcare deserves. Beyond Primary Care serves patients in Ann Arbor and throughout Washtenaw, Livingston, and Wayne County.

The primary purpose of the blog is to introduce healthy lifestyle concepts and answer common questions I receive from patients that I believe are important. I want to start discussions that will help educate, benefit, and improve your well-being. 

This featured recipe is Huevos Rancheros. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Huevos Rancheros

Adapted from Gina’s Weight Watchers Recipes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1  yellow onion, minced
4 plum tomato, minced
4 tablespoons green chiles
Oil spray
Salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 tablespoon cumin
1 oz Mexican cheese, shredded
2 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
1 (15 oz) can refried beans
1 (13 oz) package Tostadas
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 avocado, thinly sliced

Instructions

1) Set oven to 400 degrees F
2) Spray baking pan with oil spray. Place tostadas on baking pan,  Drizzle lime juice and add salt to taste. Cook for 2-3 minutes
3)  Add vegetable oil to fry pan, sauté onion.
4) To pan with onion, add tomatoes, green chiles salt, pepper, and cumin
5) Heat refried beans in microwave until warm
6) In a separate pan, cook eggs over easy
7) Top heated tortillas with heated beans, add second tostada, then top in order with cheese, tomato sauce mixture, lettuce, eggs, avocado, and cilantro.

BPC Good Eats: Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash

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23 March 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Chicken Stuffed Acorn Squash
Adapted from: Eat At Our Table
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
2 small acorn squash (2-3 lbs)
1 tsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (12 oz package) chicken sausage- your choice flavor
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp thyme leaves
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup grated parmesan (divided)
½ cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg (beaten)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Instructions:
1) Preheat oven to 400F.
2) Cut acorn squash in half, rub with teaspoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper
3) Place the squash cut side down on a sprayed baking sheet and roast 20 minutes.
4) While squash is roasting, place a saute pan on over medium-high heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil
5) Cut the chicken sausage into bite sized pieces and brown in saute pan
6) Add the fresh herbs and sautee for an additional minute, then remove from heat.
7) In a bowl combine the cooked quinoa, ½ cup parmesan, panko, and salt / pepper.
8) Add the chicken sausage/herb mixture to bowl, and stir together. Add the egg and stir again.
9) Stuff chicken mixture into acorn squash, sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
10) Bake for 20-25 minutes

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Spinach Tuscan Chicken

BPC Good Eats: Spinach Tuscan Chicken

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13 March 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Spinach Tuscan Chicken. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Spinach Tuscan Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Adapted from: Alvin Zhou at Tasty

Ingredients
4 bone in, skin on chicken thighs
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cloves garlic
1 onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
4 cups spinach
2 cups heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Instructions:
1) In a medium bowl, season the chicken with salt and pepper.
2) Place a skillet over medium-low heat, add the olive oil.
3) Place the chicken thighs skin side down and cook for approximately 12-15 minutes. Move the chicken around to ensure even cooking. Flip the chicken, cooking for another 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove from pan and cover with foil.
4) To same skillet, add the onion and garlic, stirring until onions are translucent. Stir in tomatoes and spinach until spinach is wilted.
5) Add the heavy cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
6) Remove 1 cup cream mixture into a small bowl, add the cornstarch and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, add mixture back into skillet.
7) Add the Parmesan cheese and parsley, stirring until thickened
8) Place the chicken back in the pain, spooning the sauce on top of the chicken.

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BPC Good Eats: Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup

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2 March 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup Slow Cooker
Adapted from: 365 days of slow cooking
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes + slow cooking time

Ingredients:
2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 cup finely diced celery
1 cup finely diced carrots
1 cup finely diced onions
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano
¼ cup fresh basil
4 cups chicken broth
½ cup flour
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup butter
2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:
1) Add tomatoes, celery, carrots, chicken broth, onions, oregano, and basil to large slow cooker.
2) Cover and cook on low until flavors are blended and vegetables are soft.
3) About 45 minutes before serving, take the vegetables out of slow cooker and add them to a blender until smooth. If you prefer a chunkier texture you can leave it as is or just blend some of it. Return blended veggies to slow cooker.
4) Meanwhile, in a saute pan over low heat melt butter and add flour. Stir roux constantly with a whisk for 5-7 minutes. Slowly whisk in 1 cup hot soup. Add another 3 cup and stir until smooth. Add all back into slow cooker.
5) Stir and add the Parmesan cheese, half and half very slowly, salt and pepper.
6) Cover and cook on low for an additional 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

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BPC Good Eats: Brussels Sprout and Apple Pizza

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19 February 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Brussels Sprout and Apple Pizza. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Brussels Sprout and Apple Pizza
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Adapted from: Hello Veggie

Ingredients
1 prepared pizza crust
3/4 cup raw walnuts
3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 large apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh thyme
3/4 cup shredded fontina
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze

Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 425F
2) Place walnuts, parmesan cheese, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a food processor and process until crumbly. Season with salt and pepper.
3) In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil. Once heated, add the brussels sprouts and apple splices; cooking about 10 minutes- until apples and sprouts being to brown.
4) Add the honey and thyme to the skillet and stir until mixed, then remove the skillet from the heat.
5) Top prepared pizza crust with walnut mixture, then the sauteed Brussels sprouts and apples. Top with shredded fontina cheese.
6) Bake for 10-15 minutes.

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BPC Good Eats: Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Meatballs

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8 February 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Meatballs. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Creamy Spinach and Cheese Ravioli with Meatballs
Adapted from: Peas And Crayons
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients
1 lb prepared meatballs
1 (9 oz) package small refrigerated ravioli
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup milk with extra to thin sauce as needed
½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons pesto
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions
1) Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.Cook the ravioli according to package directions until al dente. Drain water ravioli, place ravioli in a bowl and set aside.
2) Place a saute pan over medium-high heat, cook the meatballs until tender.
3) While the pasta and meatballs cooks, heat the oil in a large stainless pan/skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender and translucent, approx. 5 minutes. Add garlic for 2 minutes.
4) Add butter and garlic to the pan. Once butter has melted, add flour and whisk constantly with a metal whisk until the butter and flour are well combined and the mixture darkens in color a bit.
5) Pour in milk and whisk vigorously to combine. Whisk often until mixture thickens. Add parmesan, pesto salt, and pepper.
6) Once your sauce has reached desired thickness, fold in your chopped spinach and cooked ravioli and meatballs.
7) Thin sauce if desired with additional milk and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat, top with grated mozzarella and cover with the pot’s lid to melt the cheese.

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BPC Good Eats: Stuffed Cabbage Klumpke

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28 January 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Stuffed Cabbage Klumpke. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours
Adapted from: Original

Ingredients Filling
1 lb of ground beef
1 cups rice, uncooked (white or brown)
1 cup onion, minced
1 egg
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp thyme
1 large green cabbage

Ingredients Sauce
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
1 dash garlic powder
½ tsp thyme

Instructions
1) Bring large stock pot of water (½ filled) to boil.
2) Peel off any bad exterior cabbage leaves. Place whole cabbage in pot for 5 minutes.
3) Remove cabbage from pot. Carefully peel off cabbage leaves (try not to split them), until you reach leaves that are not cooked or do not peel easily off. Return the remaining cabbage ball to the pot and cook for 4-5 minutes.
4) Remove cabbage from pot. Reserve 2 cups of the cooking liquid. Peel additional leaves until you have approximately 12-15. With each large leaf take a knife flat against the leaf and trim off excess vein (the part that connects the leaf to the root). The goal is to have a flat, pliable leaf to work with.
5) Quarter the remaining heart of the cabbage, set aside. Mix together all of the filling ingredients in a medium bowl.
6) Lay out a large cabbage leaf. In the middle place about ¼ cup of filling. Starting with the vein side, fold the cabbage leaf over the filling. Then fold in the sides and roll until a small pouch is made. Secure the roll with a toothpick. Repeat with all remaining large leaves.
7) Heat a large skillet with a bit of oil (veggie or olive oil will work)
8) Place cabbage rolls in the skillet and cook until the cabbage is lightly browned. Flip and sear other side of the cabbage rolls. *This is the secret to really tasty Klumpke because the cabbage gains lots of flavor when browned!
9) After browning all of the rolls, place the rolls, cooking liquid, and sauce ingredients into a slow cooker on low setting for 6-8 hours.

 

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BPC Good Eats: Pizza Dough

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16 January 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Pizza Dough. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Pizza Dough
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour
Original Recipe

Ingredients
3 cups bread flour
1 (.25 oz) package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
3 tablespoons honey, divided
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup unbleached flour (for rolling)

Instructions
1) Microwave water in measuring cup to 110 degrees F/ 45 degree C, time varies on microwave.
2) Stir sugar into warm water, then sprinkle yeast on top but do NOT stir. Allow to sit untouched for 10 minutes.
3) While waiting, sift bread flour, garlic powder, salt, and onion powder into mixer bowl. Add 1 tablespoon honey, basil, oregano directly to bowl.
4) Once yeast/water mixture has rested 10 minutes, turn mixer to slow and add water/yeast mixture slowly. This is a little bit of an art, add to quickly or too much and your dough will be soggy and clump. Add too little and your dough will be too dry.
5) Continue mixing until dough is elastic and smooth, about 10 minutes, for last 2 minutes turn mixer to faster speed.

6) Turn mixer off, let dough sit for a minimum 30 minutes before using. If longer times are allowed, refrigerate. Ideal is 4 hours to overnight. If refrigerating, take out and allow 30 minutes to return to room temperature before rolling.
7) When ready, preheat oven to 425F.
8) Once dough has rested, spread flour over clean counter space. Place dough on counter, use rolling pin spreading and flipping dough until desired consistency. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before transferring to pizza stone or pan.
9) Place cornmeal liberally on stone or pan before transfer pizza dough. Trim to desired length (use extra dough and re-roll for pizza sticks or a smaller pizza).
10) Crimp edges of pizza with hands. Use fork and poke multiple spots at pizza dough for aeration.
11) Bake pizza crust alone for 3-4 minutes. Take pizza dough out of oven, use remainder of honey and brush ends of pizza to create flavorful crust.
12) The pizza crust is all done, top per your favorite recipe!

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Meatloaf

BPC Good Eats: Meatloaf

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6 January 2019

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Meatloaf. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Meatloaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hr 15 minutes
Adapted from: Original

Ingredients Loaf
1.5 pounds ground beef
1.5 pounds ground pork
1 yellow onion, minced
½ cup apple sauce
½ cup bread crumbs
½ cup roasted red peppers, minced
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper

Ingredients Sauce
½ cup chili sauce
½ cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions:
1) Preheat oven to 350.
2) Mix together all of the ingredients for the loaf. Add additional bread crumbs if too wet, but mixture should be moist.
3) Divide mixture into 4 separate loaves and place onto a foil-lined cookie sheet.
4) Bake loaves for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix sauce ingredients together.
5) After 30 minutes of baking, add sauce on top of the loaves. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.

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Creamy Portobello & Wild Rice Soup

BPC Good Eats: Creamy Portobello and Wild Rice Soup

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27 December 2018

Hello and thank you reading my blog at Beyond Primary Care and trying the BPC Good Eats recipes. This featured recipe is a Creamy Portobello and Wild Rice Soup. These recipes are my attempt, in a way, to bridge that Doctor’s adage of “Eat Better & Exercise More.” In this post, I will showcase a healthy meal made on a budget, my pictures are pretty decent, and that is how I got into this food endeavor.

Creamy Portobello and Wild Rice Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Adapted from: helloveggie

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound portobello mushrooms, cubed
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
¼ cup all purpose flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
⅓ cup white wine
1 teaspoon dried thyme
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup wild rice
1 cup greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Instructions
1) In a stock pot over medium heat, follow-package directions to cook the wild rice.
2) Heat a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the mushrooms, celery, carrots, and onions. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 6-8 minutes.
3) Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper. Cook for additional 2 minutes stirring constantly.
4) Add the white wine and thyme, increase the heat to medium-high and cook for additional 2 minutes, until liquid has cooked off.
5) Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
6) Stir in the wild rice, greek yogurt, and parsley to serve.

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