Bulgogi

Marinade

  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup beef broth or water
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small Asian pear
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Puree marinade ingredients together. Mix well.

Marinade 2lbs thinly sliced beef for at least 30 mins, as long as overnight.

Lean Lasagna Sauce

  • 3 cups whole mushrooms, mix of cremini and button, washed and sliced thin
  • ½ onion, sliced thin
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Italian dried herbs
  • Black pepper
  • ½ lb. ground beef
  • ¼ c. red wine
  • Tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. cottage cheese, pureed smooth
  1. Sautee onions over medium high heat, add a pinch of salt to sweat
  2. Add mushrooms and sautee until browned
  3. Add dried herbs and pepper flakes to taste
  4. Add garlic and tomato paste, sautee until fragrant
  5. Add ground beef and black pepper, break up and sautee until brown
  6. Deglaze with red wine
  7. Add tomato sauce, simmer covered on low 5-10 minutes
  8. Spoon pureed cottage cheese on top and simmer another minute until warm

Serve on top of spaghetti squash or pasta

WW 7 points

Chili Powder

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano flakes -or- 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¾ tsp onion powder

Cold noodle sauce

  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3.5 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger or ginger powder
  • ½ – 1 tsp Sriracha sauce

Whisk together and toss noodles. Refrigerate until chilled.

Lemon vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Whisk until thoroughly blended.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Combine ingredients in blender. Process until smooth. Store in refrigerator. Makes approximately 1 cup.

Mushroom sauce

For crepes or similar use.

  • 1lb mushrooms (variety is best), cleaned and sliced
  • ¼ leek or onion chopped fine
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1.5 tbsp mushroom fond
  • 1.5 tbsp corn starch made into slurry
  • Salt & pepper
  • Butter
  1. Over medium heat, sautee leek or onion with a little butter until soft
  2. Add a little more butter, mushrooms, some salt and pepper and sautee until mushrooms release liquid and some of it evaporates
  3. Lower heat to low. Add heavy cream, mushroom fond and stir until warm. Add corn starch slurry and stir until thick

Can be refrigerated 1-2 days.

Lemon, rosemary garlic marinade

Makes ½ cup of marinade, enough for 1-3 lbs. of meat/seafood

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced (6 tbsp. juice)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Mix ingredients, marinade for 1-3 hours.

Balsamic mustard vinaigrette

  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup balsamic
  • 1-½ teaspoons honey
  • 1-½ teaspoons mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic OR granulated garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil

Whisk together, let stand overnight to meld flavors.