Pineapple Salsa Grilled Chicken

INGREDIENTS

Juice of 4 limes, divided

1/4 c. 

plus 1 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro

1/4 c. 

extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill

2 tsp. 

honey

Kosher salt

1 lb. 

boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 c. 

chopped pineapple

avocado, diced

1/4 

red onion, diced

Freshly ground black pepper

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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

INGREDIENTS

4 bell peppers, halved, seeds and cores removed

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp. butter

1/2 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic

3 c. shredded rotisserie chicken

1/2 c. hot sauce (preferably Frank’s Red Hot)

2 c. shredded Gouda

Ranch dressing, for drizzling

2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives

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February 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

With staggering numbers of cancer detected in people all around the world, it is important that we take initiative and practice monthly head-to-toe self-examinations on ourselves to increase the chances of spotting cancer early. Detecting cancer at an early stage can save lives.

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Chicken, Arugula & Butternut Squash Salad with Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 6 servings

  • 2 3/4 cups precubed butternut squash
  • 2 1/2 cups halved Brussels sprouts (or quartered, if large)
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (1/2-inch; about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup red grapes, halves
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 5-ounce package baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
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Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

1/4 c. sweet chili sauce

3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp. sriracha

1 clove garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp. sesame oil

2 red bell peppers, sliced

1 large zucchini, sliced into half moons

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1/2 c. raw cashews

Scallions, for garnish

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Green Goddess Bowl with Chicken and Quinoa

INGREDIENTS 

1 c. quinoa 

2 pt. cherry tomatoes 

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling 

kosher salt 

1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley 

1/2 c. chopped fresh dill, divided 

1/2 c. chopped green onions, divided 

2 tsp. anchovy paste 

1/2 c. mayonnaise 

1 tbsp. white vinegar 

2 small cloves garlic, chopped 

2 tbsp. skim milk 

1 c. crumbled feta 

2 c. shredded grilled chicken 

1 c. shredded red cabbage 

DIRECTIONS 

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large saucepan, cook quinoa according to package instructions, about 15 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Place cherry tomatoes with stems on pan; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Roast until just blistered, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  3. Make dressing: In the bowl of a food processor add parsley, 1/4 cup dill, 1/4 cup green onions, anchovy paste, mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic and milk and pulse until well blended. 
  4. Make dressing: In the bowl of a food processor add parsley, 1/4 cup dill, 1/4 cup green onions, anchovy paste, mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic and milk and pulse until well blended. 
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add quinoa, feta, chicken, cabbage, remaining 1/4 cup dill and 1/4 cup green onions; toss together. Serve with tomatoes and side of green goddess dressing. 


February 2016 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Guess what!  There is a pattern that proves love is good for more than just the soul!  Love is good for your health. Research suggests that people who are in love or in long-term relationships are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, maintain greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decrease anxiety and depression.

When we discover that extraordinary connection that is “love” with another person, positivity begins to flow and your nervous system is filled with positive hormones. Dopamine, one of the hormones generated when individuals are in love, evokes emotions of pleasure, optimism, energy and a sense of well-being. Continue reading “February 2016 Monthly Newsletter”