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Summer has arrived…and so have bikinis!

Hello Summer!  Let’s keep our bodies healthy during the warmer months by eating fresh and light.

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Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken

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Homemade gourmet is a definite do – and something that you can accomplish too! If you’re looking for a protein packed dish to serve the family, look no further than this Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken from Chef Hicham at Hilton Head Health. With a variety of fresh flavors and tastes, this recipe is anything but boring. So, shake up that repetitive weeknight menu and stun your family’s tastebuds with this Mediterranean twist. Enjoy and happy cooking! Be sure to let us know how this dish worked for you and your family by sharing in the comment section below!

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Chicken breast, sliced with pocket for vegetables and ingredients
  • 1 oz. Spinach, steamed
  • 2 T. Mushrooms, sautéed
  • 1 T. Sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Goat cheese, crumbled5 each Pine nuts
  • 1/4 oz. White truffle shavings (from can, use minimal per serving)
  • 1/2 tsp. Olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Pepper

Directions: 

1. Prepare ingredients that go into the chicken breast and set aside.
2. Layer the ingredients in the chicken breast as follows:

  • 1 oz. cooked spinach
  • 1 tsp. goat cheese
  • 1 T. sundried tomatoes
  • 2 T. mushrooms
  • 5 pine nuts
  • ¼ oz. White truffle shavings

3. Season stuffed chicken breast with a small pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Pan-sear each side of the chicken breast until golden brown.
5. Finish chicken breast in oven until finished.

Nutrition:

  • Serves: 1
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed chicken breast
  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Protein: 27 grams

Like this recipe? Check out Chef Hicham’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo! Or, taste the delicious food in person atHilton Head Health.


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Chef Spotlight – Chef Hicham

Meet Chef Hicham Elmadi: Executive Chef at Hilton Head Health

Chef HichamBorn and Raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Chef Hicham has been in love with cooking since childhood.  After graduating from culinary school in 1998, he worked in fine restaurants around the world, including Spain, Italy, and France.  Fluent in five languages, he eventually moved to the US to join the exciting Atlanta culinary scene.  Chef Hicham specializes in preparing all styles of Mediterranean cuisine, including, of course, Moroccan fare.  His expertise and skills are uniquely suited to share his enthusiasm for healthy, natural food prepared from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients.

 

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Pistachio Encrusted Salmon

In need of an exotic vacay? Don’t let your distance from a tropical location hold you back. Bring the luxury and relaxation home for an end-of-summer staycation. Be sure to eat like you are on vacation too! With this Pistachio Encrusted Salmon on your plate, you may feel that your kitchen transformed into a posh restaurant. Thanks to Chef Hicham and Hilton Head Health for this recipe! Be sure to let us know how this dish worked for you. Enjoy!

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Pistachio Encrusted Salmon

Ingredients:

Pistachio & Seed Mixture (per serving):

  • ½ tsp. Pistachios, minced
  • ½ tsp. Almonds, minced
  • ½ tsp. Sesame seeds (can do mix of black and white)

Salmon:

  • 4 oz. Salmon
  • 1 tsp. White balsamic glaze, evenly divided
  • 1/8th tsp. Salt
  • 1/8th tsp. Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp. Nut & Seed mixture –see above

Directions:

  • Prepare the nut mixture and set aside.
  •  Add ½ tsp. of white balsamic glaze to flesh side of salmon then season with salt and pepper.
  •  Bring a small sauté pan to medium high heat then add ¼ tsp. of olive oil followed by searing the salmon for ~2 minutes.
  •  Once slightly seared, remove pan off heat then top salmon with ½ tsp. of balsamic glaze + 1 ½ tsp. of the nut & seeds mixture.
  • Finish salmon in the oven until the skin is crispy or the salmon is cooked through.

Nutrition:

  • Serves: 1
  • Serving Size: 4 oz. prepared encrusted salmon
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 10 gm
  • Protein: 23 gm

Liked this recipe? Check out Chef Hicham’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo! Or, taste the delicious food in person at Hilton Head Health.


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Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Loving this find from Executive Chef Josh Tomson! Whether you make this for an upcoming Meatless Monday or a weekend get together, you’ll love this healthy alternative. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Quinoa Black Bean Burger

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 onions small dice (cooked)
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 4 cloves mashed roasted garlic
  • 2 zucchini shredded & squeezed
  • 3 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp vegetable stock powder
  • 4 tsp tamari or Japanese Dressing
  • 4 oz oat flour or more oil for frying

Directions:

Drain and rinse the beans, blend ½ in a food processor. Add cooked quinoa, finely diced onions and zucchini along with curry powder, cumin, vegetable stock powder, tamari, roasted garlic and oat flour. Mix carefully with your hands or with a fork (hand mixing recommended). Form patties. Bake 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees. Sear to order in preferred healthy cooking oil.


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An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Inspired by the fruits to come from the new 65- tree Orchard at The Lodge at Woodloch’s Blackmore Farm, Executive Chef Josh Tomson shares his favorite Apple Cider Vinaigrette – perfect for finishing a salad of fresh greens.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 Teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1/4 cup canola or blended oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Himalayan pink salt

Directions:

Place vinegar, cider, mustard, honey, thyme and shallot in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Check out Executive Chef Josh Tomson’s Chef Spotlight Page on Recipe Redo and be sure to follow The Lodge at Woodloch on Facebook and Twitter!

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The Lodge at Woodloch embraces a philosophy of personal awakening. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, our luxury Poconos resort gives you an opportunity to shift from your everyday routine and re-focus on yourself. You are able to reconnect to creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit you long after you leave.

An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Chef Spotlight – Josh Tomson

Meet Chef Josh Tomson: Executive Josh Tomson at The Lodge at Woodloch

Josh Tomson A graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City and the New York Wine Tasting School, Executive Chef Josh Tomson brings in over 15 years of culinary expertise and preference for local, organic and sustainable products. He enjoys visiting farmers markets, and purchases local products whenever possible.

Throughout the years of his culinary career Chef Tomson has been incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, and assisting the properties he worked for, to become more sustainable and green-friendly.  “I am thrilled to lead this talented team at The Lodge at Woodloch toward a path that is so engrained in my own beliefs.  The philosophy of letting nature nurture takes my passion toward local farm foods and pairs it with our amazing surroundings and the result speaks for itself,” shared Chef Tomson.

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Chef Josh Tomson’s Recipes on Recipe Redo:


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An escape to The Lodge will allow you to re-discover your passions or uncover new hobbies, and to leave feeling re-invigorated and re-energized. By offering choices for relaxation, fitness and wellness classes, outdoor adventures, creative discovery workshops, cooking demonstrations and wine tastings as well as opportunities for personal development through unique speakers and events, a pathway to awakening is beckoning.


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Paleo Shrimp Tacos

Looking for something a little sweet, spicy and crunchy? This recipe for shrimp tacos is Paleo approved and on track to be an end of the summer favorite. If you’ve been apprehensive to jump on the seafood taco bandwagon you may be surprised to know that they pack a powerful taste! In particular, this recipe calls for Sriracha and chili flakes so those who stay away from spicy foods may also want to lessen the amount you use. As always, this recipe only makes about five tacos so double or triple as your need requires. Happy cooking!Bang-Bang-Shrimp-Tacos-4

Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Makes 5

Ingredients

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce (recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

Sweet Chili Sauce

  • 3.5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1.5 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • pinch of salt

Tortillas

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Tacos

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup nappa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of salt

For step-by-step directions and more visit the original recipe as published on Wicked Spatula. Want more? Follow Wicked Spatula on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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