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Middle Eastern Chicken Kebabs

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Courtesy of  Once Upon a Chef, Jenn Segal

 

 

Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes, plus 8 hours to marinate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (reduce to 1/2 teaspoon if you don’t like heat)
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (or 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts), trimmed of any excess fat and cut into large bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing the grill

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic.

 

 

  1. Thread the chicken onto metal skewers, folding if the pieces are long and thin, alternating occasionally with the red onions. Be sure not to cram the skewers. (Note: You’ll need between 6-8 skewers.) Place the kebabs on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Spoon or brush the marinade all over the meat, coating well. Cover and refrigerate at least eight hours or overnight.

 

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. To grease the grill, lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated. Grill the chicken kebabs until golden brown and cooked through, turning skewers occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the skewers to a platter and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories:350
  • Fat:15g
  • Saturated fat:3g
  • Carbohydrates:6g
  • Sugar:3g
  • Fiber:1g
  • Protein:41g
  • Sodium:871mg
  • Cholesterol:186mg
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carrot and ginger detox soup

Bring the best of the best among detoxifying ingredients together with this roasted carrot soup, which is infused with aromatic spices that carry both immense flavor an incredible health benefits.

Enjoy this soup warm or cool.

No matter the time of year, it is always important to have a go-to immunity-building and detoxifying soup that fills you up without overtaxing your digestive system. When your digestive tract is given a break, your body can focus on other things, such as clearing skin, strengthening the liver, and burning fat.
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With a carrot base, this detox soup is creamy, thick, and filling, only without the creams, butters, or flour. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and satisfying to even the most skeptical of taste buds. Enjoy!

Detoxifying Carrot Soup Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch nob ginger, peeled and grated
1-inch fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ pounds carrot, chopped
5 cups water
Black pepper to taste
Chopped fresh herbs for garnish
Directions

In a large pot over medium heat, add the coconut oil and onion. Stir while cooking. Once the onions turn lightly transparent – about 3-5 minutes – add in the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Sauté the mixture for about 1 minute and then add in the carrots and water.

Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover the pot with a lid

Blend the mixture until smooth and serve with a garnish of your favorite fresh herbs, chopped.

SOURCE:  Organic Authority website

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk or water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • Coconut oil for the pan
  • Mixed seeds, chocolate chips, etc. for filling

Preparation

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Whisk together the pumpkin, milk, and maple syrup in a separate bowl. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until everything is evenly combined. Allow the batter to sit for a few minutes to thicken.
  2. Heat a small amount of coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Pour the batter onto the skillet to make 5 pancakes. Top with chocolate chips or seeds, if desired. Allow to cook for a few minutes, until bubbles form around the edges, then flip and cook for another minute or two until golden.
  3. Serve with pure maple syrup and any other toppings you love. Enjoy!
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