Cardamom Chicken Marinade with Cashew Butter

Cardamom Chicken Marinade with Cashew Butter

Betsy’s cardamom chicken marinade is sure to add a bold and rich flavor to your grilled dinner.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter your taste buds will be amazed and happy with the fantastic flavor.  Even better, this marinade not only enhances flavor, but nutrition too. Cashews are a fantastic source for important healthy fats and nutrients. Give our cardamom marinade a try. We are sure you will be saying it was #LoveAtFirstTaste.

Marinade Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp orange juice

1/8 tsp ground pepper

1/8 tsp ground cardamom

4 tbsp honey

Step By Step Cardamom Chicken Marinade Recipe Directions:

Step 1Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the cardamom cashew butter is dissolved. 

Step 2: Marinate chicken, steak or seafood for at least 2 hrs or overnight before cooking.

Step 3: Enjoy your cardamom marinade on grilled chicken or any other meat or veggie!!

Prepare your cardamom chicken marinade in advance and let your favorite meat settle into its rich flavors. Light up that grill and start cooking.  Your appetite will be satisfied and you will be happy with your new favorite way to cook chicken, steak or seafood.

Have you ever used nut butters in a meat marinade before?  Please let us know what you think in the comment area below.

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Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black bean noodles are trending in the world of health conscious eaters, and why not?  They taste amazing and they are a great way to add more beans into your diet. Betsy, always spot on with her use of nut butters in recipes has now created a delicious black bean noodle stir fry recipe. The not so secret ingredient? Her Cinnamon Peanut Butter, of course.  Betsy uses the PB to make a tantalizing peanut sauce tha takes her recipe to the next level.

Sauce Ingredients:

2 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce

1 Tbsp white wine or dry sherry

1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch or arrowroot

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp sea salt

Black Bean Noodle Ingredients:

4 cups water

2 whole blocks of Lotus Foods Forbidden Black Rice Ramen Noodles

2 cups shredded green cabbage (4 oz)

1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (3 oz)

1/4 tsp salt

1 close garlic, minced

1/4 c cilantro, chopped

8 oz shrimp, cooked and chopped

1 Tbsp sesame oil

Step By Step Black Bean Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe Directions:

Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place the soy sauce, wine or sherry, oil, cornstarch, sugar, honey Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the sauce to a medium bowl and set the rest of the sauce aside.

Step 2: Cut shrimp into small pieces. Place the shrimp in the medium bowl and toss to coat with the 2 Tbsp of sauce; set the marinated shrimp and the remaining sauce aside.

Step 3: Add the noodles to the 4 c boiling water and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high until shimmering. Add the cabbage, carrot, and garlic, season with 1/4 tsp salt, and cook until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Step 4: When the noodles are ready, drain in a colander and run under cold water until cooled. Set aside to drain while you cook the shrimp.

Step 5: Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add the shrimp to skilled and spread into a single layer. Sear undisturbed until the shrimp is golden-brown on each side, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir-fry until just cooked through, about 1 minute more.

Step 6: Add the noodles and reserved vegetables to the shrimp. Cook, tossing with tongs, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Whisk the sauce again to recombine and dissolve the cornstarch, then add to the pan. Toss until the sauce evenly coats the noodles and vegetables. Garnish with the cilantro if desired and serve.

Step 7: Enjoy your black bean noodle stir fry!

Grab your wok and get ready to roll! Betsy’s black bean noodle stir fry recipe will have you excited to be eating healthy versions of some Asian classics. Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Not only are these vegetarian teriyaki portobello mushrooms burgers a beautiful dish but they are also delish!  The Asian flavors blend well with the meaty flavor of the mushroom and provides a perfect alternative to the high fat/high calorie hamburger.  Shave off the calories and boost the fiber and nutrition with this swap and feel good about sinking your teeth into this delicious veggie burger!

Mushroom Burger Ingredients:

 4 Portobello mushrooms

4 Whole grain hamburger buns

1 Avocado

Alfalfa sprouts

 

Marinade Ingredients

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

¼ cup tamari or soy sauce

1 T sesame oil

1 T honey

1 T rice vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

Step By Step Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers Recipe Directions:

(Reserve 2 T of marinade to mix with vegenaise for topping the burger)

Step 1: Wash your portobello mushroom caps and remove the stems. Place all of the teriyaki marinade ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk together until blended. Remove 2 T of marinade and mix in a small bowl with the mayo.  Set aside.

Step 2: Place mushrooms in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over mushrooms and allow to marinade from 30 min – 2 hrs. When ready to cook turn on your grill or grill pan on medium-high.  Place your mushroom caps on the grill with the gill side down.  Let them cook for about 4 minutes on the gill side down.  Then flip them and let them cook for another 4 minutes on the other side.  The mushroom caps are ready when the middle is tender enough for a fork to go through and the juices come out.  When mushrooms are ready, take off the grill and set aside to cool. When ready to eat place mushroom on bun and garnish with mayo, sliced avocado and sprouts.  

Step 3: Enjoy your teriyaki portobello mushroom burgers!!

Betsy loves gourmet food, but it has to be healthy, too!  Her teriyaki portobello mushroom burgers are the ideal combination of both. A flavorful marinade featuring Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter steals the show.  Please share your recipe making adventures in the comment area below or on social media.  #TasteTheDifference!

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Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dog

Trick your family with this healthy vegetarian hot dog swap and toss that wiener for something leaner!  This carrot dog is the healthiest replacement to a hot dog and has the same flavor and color as your all-American favorite ballpark dog.  Drizzle some ketchup and mustard and close your eyes when you take your first bite and be surprised at how good it is!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

4 carrots

4 T vegetable stock

3 T tamari or soy sauce

1 garlic clove, sliced

1/2 in piece ginger, sliced

2 T red or white wine vinegar

2 tsp liquid smoke

3 tsp brown sugar

Step By Step Homemade Vegetarian Carrot Hot Dogs Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Simmer 4 carrots in boiling water for 8-10 min, then shock them in ice water. 

Step 2: While they are simmering combine the marinade ingredients. 

Step 3: Remove carrots from ice bath and place in a plastic bag and pour marinade over carrots and let sit overnight. 

Step 4: When ready to cook put 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. 

Step 5: Add carrots and sauce for 10 min, drizzling with marinade every few minutes and turning regularly until cooked through.

Step 6: Enjoy your homemade carrot hot dogs!

With Betsy’s homemade carrot hot dogs you can enjoy grilling out as a vegetarian.  Please let us know what you think of this healthy dinner recipe.

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Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

There is nothing “stuffy” about Betsy’s Best chicken salad stuffed tomatoes. Reinvent the traditional chicken salad and give it a kick with your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter. Stuffed in a juicy tomato keeps it not only healthy but a beautiful presentation to a traditional dish.

Stuffed Tomato Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

6 oz. chicken, shredded (or chopped hard-boiled eggs, tuna, tofu or walnuts)

¾ cup boiled or canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

2-3 Tbsp honey mustard

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp paprika

1/8 tsp cayenne or chipotle chili pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste

3-5 small tomatoes (or head of lettuce/loaf whole-wheat bread)

Step By Step Chicken Salad Stuffed TomatoesRecipe Directions:

Step 1Mix all ingredients except tomatoes in a large bowl.

Step 2: Spoon into airtight container and put in refrigerator.

Step 3: Cut a small circle in top of tomato and remove.

Step 4: Scoop out inside of tomato and discard.

Step 5: Stuff tomato with refrigerated filling. Repeat to stuff other tomatoes.

Idea! Can also be served over a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich on whole-wheat bread.

Step 6: Enjoy your chicken salad stuffed tomatoes!

Betsy’s chicken salad stuffed tomatoes recipe is a favorite in her home. The chicken salad is also great in a lettuce wrap or placed on top of sliced cucumbers!

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White Bean Turkey Chili with Cardamom Cashew Butter

White Bean Turkey Chili with Cardamom Cashew Butter

Cool winter months call for warm white bean turkey chili to sooth the soul. This one is spiced up with unique healthy functional food ingredients like cinnamon and cardamom. Betsy’s Best Cashew Cardamom Butter gives it an extra kick with more protein. This creamy white bean turkey chili is so flavorful and delicious it warms the heart with health benefits!

Chili Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 clove garlic, minced

1 lb lean ground turkey

1 (4oz) can green chile peppers, chopped

1/2 T ground cumin

1/2 T dried oregano

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
ground cayenne pepper to taste

2 (15 oz cans) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, separate 1/2 c

2 c chicken broth

1 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Step By Step White Bean Turkey Chili Recipe Directions

Step 1: In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic and ground turkey and saute for 10 minutes, or until turkey is well browned. Add the chile peppers, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper to taste and white pepper to taste and saute for 5 more minutes.

Step 2: Add 1 1/2 cans of the beans and the chicken broth to the pot. Take 1/2 c beans with the 2 T Betsy’s Best and puree them in a blender or food processor. Add this to the pot along with the cheese. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.

Step 3: Enjoy your white nean turkey chili!!

Jazz up your chili recipes with some amazingly tasty and satisfying ingredients.   We hope you enjoy Betsy’s homemade white bean turkey chili as much as her family does.  Its flavorful, satisfying and healthy.

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