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Summer Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

Summer Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs Recipe
Serves 4
Delicious and light chicken vegetable kabob recipe, perfect for Spring and Summer Grilling!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
504 calories
34 g
120 g
19 g
48 g
3 g
571 g
124 g
16 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
571g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504
Calories from Fat 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
29%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 120mg
40%
Sodium 124mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 16g
Protein 48g
Vitamin A
21%
Vitamin C
119%
Calcium
11%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons Instant Gourmet Original Blend Seasoning,
  4. 1(20 ounce) package Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into 12 cubes
  5. 1 medium zucchini, cut crosswise into 12 pieces
  6. 1 red bell pepper, seeded; cut into 12 chunks
  7. 12 wedges red onion
  8. 4 (12 inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes
Instructions
  1. In gallon food storage bag, combine olive oil, vinegar and 2 tablespoons seasoning. Add chicken and vegetables; toss well to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 10-30 minutes. Remove chicken and vegetables from marinade; discard marinade.
  2. Alternately thread chicken and vegetables onto each skewer. Lightly sprinkle skewers with remaining seasoning.
  3. Prepare grill. Using direct heat cooking method, arrange kabobs on grill rack 4-5 inches over medium-high heat. Grill, uncovered, until chicken reaches 165 F (10 to 15 minutes), turning frequently.
Notes
  1. Serving suggestion: Serve kabobs with couscous and fresh fruit.
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19g
protein
48g
carbs
34g
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National Pretzel Day

Hey everyone, it’s Friday…and National Pretzel Day! Yessss! Here are some interesting tidbits that you probably didn’t know about pretzels (courtesy of KitchenProject.com):

  • As early as 610AD at a monastery somewhere in Southern France or Northern Italy, where monks used scraps of dough and formed them into strips to represent a child’s arms folded in prayer. The three empty holes represented the Christian Trinity. 
  • Probably two of the most fascinating things about the pretzel is it was served on Easter with 2 hard boiled eggs and hidden around the farms, for the kids to find. This very likely was the forerunner of the Easter egg hunt. Weddings in Europe for a time used the tradition of the bride and groom tugging at a pretzel like a wishbone, the larger piece assured the spouses fulfillment of their wishes.
  • How did the hard pretzel spring into existence? Skip ahead to late seventeenth century Pennsylvania. A baker’s helper fell asleep tending pretzels baking in the hearth. When he awoke, the flames had died, he believed the pretzels hadn’t cooked long enough and started the fire up again. When the Master Baker came in, he was furious that an entire batch of pretzels wasn’t fit to eat. In the process of throwing them out, he tasted one and realized he was on to something big! Not only did he like the taste of these delicious crunchy morsels but realized due to the moisture being baked entirely out, that freshness was preserved and they would keep longer to sell.

Hungry for preztels? One of our favorite ways to enjoy these yummy, salty creations in any shape is  our Dip-idy Dill Dip Mix. Just add 1 cup of Mayo and 1 cup of Sour Cream to the mix and it’s ready to go!

Dip-idy Dill Dip Mix

Dip-idy Dill Dip Mix

Jaipur Lamb Curry Recipe

Jaipur Lamb Curry
Serves 4
Delectable lamb curry dish using Fusion Flavors' Jaipur Seasoning.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
489 calories
7 g
104 g
37 g
34 g
16 g
250 g
98 g
2 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
250g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489
Calories from Fat 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g
56%
Saturated Fat 16g
78%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 104mg
35%
Sodium 98mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
5%
Iron
26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  2. 1 cup coconut milk
  3. 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  4. 4 tbsp. JAIPUR seasoning
  5. ¼ Tsp. saffron
  6. 1 pound lamb cubed (1 inch cubes)
  7. 1 medium onion, chopped
  8. 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
  9. 1 medium tomato, chopped
  10. 2 Tbsp. Cilantro, chopped
  11. 2 Tbsp. fresh mint leaves chopped
Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet, add oil, onion, ginger and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until soft. Add lamb and Jaipur seasoning, stir for 5 minutes. Add coconut milk, tomato, and saffron. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until meat is tender and sauce has thickened. Remove from heat, add mint and cilantro. Let stand for 10 minutes, serve with rice or roti.
Notes
  1. http://www.kitchenfusions.com/jaipur-seasoning-blend-p-2.html
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fat
37g
protein
34g
carbs
7g
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Food Holiday – National Garlic Day

Today is another food holiday that we imagine most people never knew existed: National Garlic Day! Throughout the year, we’ll continue to “celebrate” some of these fun (and wacky) food holidays, and this one is perfect!

In light of this, we would like to know which of our top three garlic-based products is your favorite! Simply comment on this post (or on Facebook) and we’ll select a random entry to win a free “garlicky” gift set!

Here are the contestants:

Garlic Parsley Pimento Olive Oil Dip

Garlic Parsley Pimento Olive Oil Dip

Galloping Garlic

Galloping Garlic

Thai Ginger Garlic Shrimp Olive Oil Dip

Thai Ginger Garlic Shrimp Olive Oil Dip

 

 

Tax Day…and National Glazed Spiral Ham Day – Really!

National Spiral Glazed Ham Day

So, today is the oh-so-dreaded “tax day” that we’ve all come to despise, possibly even with a frown marked on the calendar. But on the bright side, today is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day! Yeah, really! Not sure who comes up with these, or what organization actually says, “yeah, we really need a day dedicated to all-things Glazed Spiral Ham”, but it certainly gave us a good laugh. 

In light of this much-revered “holiday”, we want to see who has the best recipe to go with a spiral ham. Or, if you do spiral ham in some awesomely unique way, we want to hear about it! Have a picture of it? Even better! The person with the most creative recipe will win a Kitchen Fusions gift certificate worth $25! Oh, and we’ll post it on our blog and website for all the world to see!