Recipes by Topic - cooking: fast cook

Beef And Onion Skewers

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Skewers are a classic grill favorite: they’re easy to cook and easy to eat, and somehow it’s just fun to pull your food off a stick in bite-sized pieces. Call it the inner cave(wo)man breaking through our 21st-century mores. Kids love them, too, and they’re easy to downsize for smaller…

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Sweet Potato Hummus

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Hummus is a perfect party snack or finger food – if only it weren’t made out of chickpeas! Here though, you can get that creamy, dip-friendly texture without any legumes at all: just use mashed sweet potatoes as the base of the hummus in place of the chickpeas. To make…

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Mango Lime Gelatin Gummies

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As we hinted about in our recent fruit juice gelatin recipe, using gelatin in desserts and treats opens the door to an array of fun and tasty ways to enjoy fruits and this recipe surely delivers. With just the right amount of tanginess and tropical feel from the mango and lime juice, these are perfect…

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Spinach and Mushroom Chicken

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Take a break from salads but keep all the nutrition of spinach with a very simple grill recipe featuring sautéed vegetables as a topping for paprika-rubbed chicken. It’s an easy way to get protein and vegetables all in one recipe, with a delicious summery feel. When you sautee a big…

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Shrimp Taco Bites

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Need a standout appetizer or snack tray? Try these finger-friendly mini tacos: spicy shrimp stacked with fresh guacamole and salsa on top of crunchy cucumber slices. They’re perfect if you just need some munchies to set out for a party, but they’d work just as well as appetizers, or even…

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Fire-Roasted Salsa

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Salsa is a wonderful Paleo-friendly condiment for just about everything: it’s good on salads, burgers, or grilled meat, or just as a dipping sauce for whatever finger-friendly vegetables you like. And the perfect salsa-making season is when tomatoes are at their cheapest and most delicious: in other words, now. It’s…

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Cinnamon and Apple Waffles

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Pancakes are great, but we can’t forget about their close cousin, waffles. If you own a waffle iron and thought you would never use it again and that it would just keep on accumulating dust, then this recipe is for you! Granted, they are another one of those indulgences and…

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Flourless Banana Pancakes

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The search for the perfect Paleo pancake continues! Carrot cake pancakes are one way to do it, but what if you’re not into a lot of almond flour? Well, here’s a Sunday brunch recipe that doesn’t rely on any kind of flour at all – in fact, it’s completely nut-free,…

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Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

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Pineapple isn’t just for fruit salads! Slide it onto a skewer with a few chunks of chicken breast and grill everything with honey-mustard barbecue sauce for an easy and flavor-packed summer treat. It tastes a little bit like Hawaiian barbecue pizza – if Hawaiian barbecue pizza were a whole lot…

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Coconut Lime Chicken Soup

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Here’s a flavor-packed way to perk up any leftover chicken hanging around the fridge: give it new life with a creamy coconut milk base, a blend of spicy Thai seasonings, and plenty of lime juice for extra zing. It only takes a few minutes, so it’s perfect for busy nights…

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Chicken BLT Salad

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Want to get your BLT on but not quite feeling the deviled eggs? Try a salad instead: a lettuce wedge topped off with crispy breaded chicken, plenty of bacon, and a creamy homemade dressing. It’s a perfect example of how simple it is to take a classic flavor and make…

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Cream of Zucchini Soup

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It’s zucchini season! In the store, it’ll be cheap, but if you have a garden, you probably already have more than you know what to do with: zucchini is one of those crops that appears in a burst of abundance and sends you scrambling around to press huge baskets of…

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Chili Burgers

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Can’t decide whether you want chili or a burger tonight? Have both! The chili sauce here is a nice change from ketchup and mustard; it’s technically optional but it really makes these burgers stand out from the crowd. In fact, you might actually want to make extra sauce, so you…

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

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Calling all tomato-lovers! This easy weeknight dinner has it all: sun-dried and fire-roasted tomatoes to double up on that full-bodied savory flavor. Add the umami from the mushrooms and the time-honored combination of garlic and herbs, and you’ve got a surefire winning recipe, all in just a few minutes of…

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Grilled Chicken With Lime Butter

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Honey, chocolate, chili, and…lime? That’s right – and it tastes delicious. The zingy citrus-herb butter perfectly brings out the warmer, savory flavors in the chicken rub, proving once again that cocoa powder is a completely legitimate ingredient in things that aren’t candy. If you remember loving chocolate but even the…

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Salmon with Tomato Pesto

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You’ve made pesto with basil – maybe even with asparagus. But have you ever tried it with tomatoes? It’s a new and different taste, but just give it a shot; you might like it! Tomatoes have a delicious natural sweetness that fits perfectly with grilled salmon, and pesto is a…

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Grilled Pork With Basil Rub

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Does anything smell more like high summer than fresh, newly-crushed basil? Even without a ripe tomato as its partner-in-crime, basil brings an irresistible herbal flavor (not to mention a mouthwatering smell!) to these pork chops, in the form of a quick and simple wet rub. With some lemon along for…

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Baked Greek Chicken

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Baked with Greek herbs, olives, and a creamy eggplant topping, this chicken is equal parts delicious comfort food and easy one-pot dinner. And if you can’t get enough, it’s also good as leftovers the next day, on top of some more salad greens, or maybe with a big bowl of…

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Cooked Vegetable Salad

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Salad doesn’t have to be raw! If the typical lettuce-tomato-onion rotation is getting old, why not try this luxurious spread of oven-roasted vegetables? Zucchini and eggplant ribbons, fresh tomatoes, and purple onions are roasted in olive oil to bring out their sweeter flavors, and then garnished with snow pea shoots…

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