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Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: The Kitchen at Mountain View
  • Prep Time: 00:15
  • Cook Time: 00:12
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 48 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

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Ingredients

1 cup or 6- 8 Apricots, peeled, pit removed, finely diced
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add egg and stir into the mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl add both flours, baking soda and salt and mix. Add to the the creamy mixture and stir together.
  3. Stir in apricots, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Drop onto ungreased baking sheet by rounded tablespoons.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes 

Keywords: Apricot Chocolate cookies fruit baking

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Peach Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

  • Author: The Kitchen at Mountain View
  • Prep Time: 00:15
  • Cook Time: 00:45
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking

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Ingredients

1 cup coarsely blended Summeripe peaches. About 2 or 4 peaches peeled, pit removed and quartered
1/2 cup butter – room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 egg – slight beaten
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup wheat flour
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees
  2. Place peach slices into a food processor or blender, blend until slightly chunky or if desired until smooth puree. Measure out 1 full cup of mixture and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg, yogurt, peach puree, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix together.
  4. In a separate medium size bowl mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the peach mixture and stir only until the dry ingredients is mix – don’t over mix.
  6. Turn into a greased loaf pan and bake 30 to 45 minutes. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick or knife into the loaf; if it comes out clean, the bread is done.

Notes

Makes 1 loaf or 4 small loafs. (Bake 20 – 25 minutes for small loaf)

Keywords: peach lemon bread

Citrus Garlic Pepper

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Mandarin Garlic Pepper

  • Cook Time: 300
  • Total Time: 300

Description

Hate throwing away mandarin and lemon peels? Try making your own citrus infused garlic pepper!


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Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP dehydrated mandarin or meyer lemon rind powder
  • 10 TBSP garlic pepper
  • 2 TBSP onion powder
  • 1 TBSP pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 TBSP white powder
  • 1 TBSP garlic salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine.

Notes

To dehydrate Mandarin and Meyer Lemon peels

  • 10 Meyer lemons or 10-15 mandarin peels
  • Peeler
  • Dehydrator
  • Peel off the skin of the Meyer lemons or mandarins. Place the peels on the dehydrator rack and dry at 95 degrees for several hours. Peels are done with they snap and do not bend. Place dried peels in a blender or coffee grinder and grind into a powder.

Mandarin Glazed Salmon

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Mandarin Glazed Braided Salmon with Edamame Mandarin Salad

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 60

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Ingredients

For salmon & glaze

  • 45 lbs Salmon, full skinless top lion cut
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 mandarins, juiced
  • Mandarin garlic pepper or lemon garlic pepper

Edamame & Mandarin Salad

  • 1012 mandarins, segmented
  • 1 cup shelled edamame, cooked
  • Mandarin Honey Vinaigrette dressing

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine sweet chili sauce, teriyaki sauce, and the juice of two mandarins.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with foil.
  3. Cut salmon filets into 4 equal portions, 12-16 inches long and 1-1 ½ inches wide. Take two filets and braid into a half circle and place on foil lined baking sheet. Repeat with the other two strips to make full salmon circle.
  4. Season salmon with Mandarin Garlic Pepper and brush on sweet mandarin glaze.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until salmon is done. Glaze salmon again after 15 minutes.
  6. For the salad, combine mandarin segments, edamame, and mandarin honey vinaigrette. Toss lightly to coat evenly.

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To make Mandarin Garlic Pepper

  • 2 TBSP dehydrated mandarin rind powder
  • 10 TBSP garlic pepper
  • 2 TBSP onion powder
  • 1 TBSP pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 TBSP white powder
  • 1 TBSP garlic salt
  • Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine.

To dehydrate Mandarin peels

  • 10 Meyer lemons
  • Peeler
  • Dehydrator
  • Peel off the skin of the mandarin.. Place the peels on the dehydrator rack and dry at 95 degrees for several hours. Peels are done with they snap and do not bend. Place dried peels in a blender or coffee grinder and grind into a powder.

Mandarin Bundt Cake

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Mandarin Bundt Cake

  • Total Time: 30

Description

Want to take your bundt cake from ordinary to extraordinary? Easy! Just add in some Rascal Mandarin juice and a little bit of zest.


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Ingredients

  • 1012 mandarins
  • 1 box Golden Butter cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • ½ cup powered sugar
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake batter according to instructions but substitute mandarin juice for the water. Add the zest of 2 mandarins to the cake batter.
  2. Bake according to instructions.
  3. Make mandarin glaze by adding the juice of 1 mandarin to 1/2 cup powdered sugar, stir to combine.
  4. Dust the bundt cake with powdered sugar and finish with a drizzle of mandarin glaze.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12

Citrus Ceviche

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Citrus Ceviche

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45

Description

Rascal Mandarins add a bright citrus twist to this classic shrimp ceviche appetizer.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 16 mandarins
  • 2 Meyer lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 or 2 jalapeños, finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ bunch cilantro (or more to taste), coarsely chopped
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt
  • White pepper

Instructions

  1. Quickly and gently poach the shrimp in salted water.
  2. Cut the shrimp into bite size pieces.
  3. Juice the Meyer lemons, lemon, lime, and 1 cup of mandarin juice and add to shrimp and marinate for 15-30 minutes. Make sure that the shrimp is fully submerged in the citrus juice.
  4. Add the diced fresh ingredients to the shrimp and citrus juice. Stir gently to combine.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits.
  7. Spoon ceviche onto avocado halves.


Nutrition

  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0

Keywords: citrus healthy

Mandarin & Jicama Salad

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Mandarin & Jicama Salad

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

The cool, refreshing taste of this salad comes rom fresh mandarins and jicama, a root vegetable now widely available. Mandarins are famous for their vitamin C content and they also contain too many cancer fighting phytochemcials to name. Jicama adds additional vitamin C and lots of fiber. The white flesh of this crunchy, mild flavored vegetable tempers the acidity of the mandarins, provides a nice color contrast, and adds texture.


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium jicama (about 3/4 lb), peeled and cut into 1 1/2 inch matchsticks
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled coarsely, grated or julienned
  • 3 Rascal mandarins, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed Rascal Mandarin juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice or to taste
  • Salt
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, thinly slivered

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the jicama, carrots, and mandarin segments.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, orange juice, honey, and lime juice and add salt to taste.
  3. Whisk the dressing and pout over the jicama mixture.
  4. Toss to coat.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Top with mint leaves before serving

Notes

  • Did you know? Like other oranges, mandarin oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C, although not as high in this valuable nutrient as navel oranges, even comparing equal portions. However, mandarins provide greater amounts of two antioxidant phytochemicals: beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthing.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 63
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 34
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

Mandarin-Honey Vinaigrette

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Mandarin-Honey Vinaigrette

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10

Description

Most of the time, “accessories” like sauces, salsas, dressings, marinades, and chutneys get little, if any, thought. Yet often it is these little things that make the difference between an ordinary meal and an extraordinary one. This lowfat salad citrusy dressing can be made spicier by adding more than just a dash of cayenne. But as is, it is light and sweet and especially suited to leafy greens. Citrus fruits, such as mandarins, oranges and lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed mandarin juice, may substitute fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Dash of cayenne, or to taste
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Blend vigorously with a wire whisk.
  3. Serve over salad or fresh cut-up vegetables.
  4. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Whisk thoroughly before serving.

Notes

  • Citrus fruits provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Keywords: AICR American Institute for Cancer Research Salad Healthy

Meyer Lemon Barley

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Meyer Lemon Barley

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 285
  • Total Time: 300

Description

Barley, one of the first grains our ancestors grew, is usually confined to use in vegetable soup. But its slightly chewy and pasta-like texture makes it a versatile ingredient in all kinds of dishes. This chilled side salad contains some protein and a high amount of soluble fiber. Meyer lemon juice and zest provide cancer fighting flavonoids and polyphenols which may prevent inflammation and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Give barley a try by serving this lemony side dish with fish, poultry, white beans, or vegetables.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pearl barley, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped loosely packed flat leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, whole
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring barley and broth to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Transfer barley to a fine strainer, drain well, and transfer to bowl.
  5. Cover barley and refrigerate until chilled completely, about 4 hours.
  6. The barley can be refrigerated for up to 3 days before adding the remaining ingredients.
  7. Just before serving, add the parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, fennel seed, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Toss well to combine

Notes

  • Citrus fruits, such as Meyer Lemons, provide powerful Phytochemicals like flavonoids and polyphenols. Flavoniods can be found in apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products (tofu, soy milk, edamame, etc.), coffee and tea and may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body. Polyphenols can be found in green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts and may prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants. These powerful phytochemicals, are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 55
  • Fat: 6
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Protein: 14
  • Cholesterol: 37

Meyer Lemon Hummus

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Meyer Lemon Hummus

  • Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15

Description

Try something new this year and make your own hummus. Made from five simple ingredients, its name in Arabic literally translates to “chickpeas.” These cream-colored beans are full of protein and rich in fiber. A whole Meyer Lemon provides cancer fighting Phytochemicals such as flavonoids, polyphenols, terpenes. Tahini is ground sesame seed paste that adds creaminess and a distinctive nutty flavor. Hummus can be served with pita bread or used as a dip for raw veggies like carrots, celery and bell pepper slices.


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Ingredients

  • 2 (15-oz.) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 whole Meyer Lemon
  • 5 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. reserved chickpea liquid
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika or parsley sprigs for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Cut Meyer Lemon into quarters and remove any seeds
  2. Add the whole slices, including the skin, into a food processor and blend until smooth
  3. Place all other ingredients, except for salt and optional garnish, into food processor.
  4. Process until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  5. Ad salt to taste.
  6. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  7. Garnish with a dash of paprika or parsley sprigs

Notes

  • Citrus fruit peels contain Terpenes that may protect cells from becoming cancerous, slow cancer cell growth, strengthen immune function, limit production of cancer-related hormones, fight viruses, work as antioxidants. Terpenes are one of thousands of Phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring plant chemicals (phyto means plant in Greek). They provide plants with color, odor and flavor. Once we eat them, however, research shows they can influence the chemical processes inside our bodies in helpful ways.
  • Find more cancer fighting healthy recipes at https://www.aicr.org/healthyrecipes/

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 172
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 0