Recipes by Topic - cooking: fast cook

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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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

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If they’re getting herbal about their ranch, most people reach for dill or basil, but in this recipe, a touch of rosemary in the marinade adds a special flavor to the ranch dressing and makes it just a little more sophisticated. It’s an easy way to dress up a classic…

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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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Pomegranate Salmon

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Pan-fried in sumac and pomegranate, this salmon has a fresh, woodsy flavor with just enough sweetness to balance it out. If you haven’t ever really tried Middle Eastern food before, it’s a simple way to start without committing to a huge rack of expensive new spices. And if you’re already…

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Throw out that old menu from Panda Express: Paleo is here to reclaim the sweet’n’sour chicken throne. Crispy chunks of pan-fried chicken and juicy bites of pineapple are all coated in a tangy-sweet sauce – and all without a trace of flour or vegetable oil. It’s delicious on its own…

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Sweet Lemon Shrimp

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Here’s a quick and tasty dinner recipe that you can throw into marinate before you leave for work in the morning, and then cook up in almost no time once you get home – whenever you get home! The marinade is so flexible that you can leave it in for…

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Steak and Cucumber Salad

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Cool and juicy cucumbers are the perfect summer vegetables: add a touch of elegance here by slicing them into thin diagonal rounds instead of chunks. A zippy garlic-lime sauce adds some extra flavor to that crunch; top it all off with some juicy steak slices for contrast, and you’ve got…

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Ground Beef Tacos

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To follow up with a delicious use for some Paleo tortillas, here’s a basic taco recipe that you can adapt almost endlessly to suit your personal tastes. As long as you’ve got your taco shells and meat ready, the choice of toppings is practically unlimited. Go traditional with bell peppers,…

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Cauliflower Tortillas

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Need a wrap? Taco shell? Breakfast burrito? Calzone pocket? With this quick and versatile cauliflower “tortilla,” you’ve got an all-in-one shell to fill with whatever you like. Give your imagination free range and enjoy experimenting: you can even add some spices to the crust itself to match whatever you’re filling…

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BBQ Chicken Salad

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Crunchy and creamy combine in this grill-inspired chicken salad recipe featuring homemade BBQ ranch dressing, avocado, and pan-fried chicken over a crisp bed of greens. The red-and-white dressing adds a colorful touch, and the whole salad is ready in just a few minutes: all you really have to do is…

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Aussie Burger

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In the land that brought us the platypus, is it any surprise that an ordinary burger would evolve into something completely over-the-top? The Aussie burger sets off the patty itself with a sweet, crunchy slice of pineapple and the slightly sharper tang of marinated beets, and tops everything off with…

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Balsamic Steak Rolls

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Quick, colorful, and all wrapped up for your convenience, these juicy steak rolls are packed with vegetables and finished off with a tangy-sweet balsamic glaze. Adding basil and oregano without a pile of tomatoes gives them a very fresh Italian flavor. Pile a few of them on your plate for…

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Guacamole Stuffed Eggs

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Here’s a fresh new twist on the “deviled egg” theme: keep the irresistibly creamy center, but go easy on the mayo and add an avocado instead. The bright, spring-green color is perfect for the early days of warmer weather, and the taste is lighter without being bland. If you always…

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