Bourbon Glazed Brussel Sprouts

Bourbon & Mustard Glazed Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Bourbon, bacon, caramelized onions, and whole grain mustard turn brussel sprouts into a knock out side dish. You did notice bourbon in the title, right? Start planning for Thanksgiving and add these to the menu. Or, just eat them any time because they are fantastic. If you love brussels sprouts try these. If you don't care for brussel sprouts, still try these. These up scaled ...
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Shrimp Scallop Red Curry

Thai Basil Shrimp and Scallop In Red Curry Sauce

This is a quick and easy One Pot Meal  that requires nothing more than chopping some vegetables. Prep time to meal time under 45 minutes. For this Thailand inspired Red Curry we use a pre made Red Curry Paste made by Thai Kitchen. If you follow the link it will take you to a full product review. Traditional Curry is served with white rice. We ...
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Thai Kitchen Curry Paste

Thai Kitchen Curry Paste

Simply Asia Thai Kitchen carries a full line of products covering many flavors of Thailand cuisine ranging from rice and noodles to paste and sauces including red and green curry paste. To get the most flavorful  and nutritious meal to your table its is best to use the freshest ingredients. Sometimes you may enjoy the culinary journey and work behind making every element of a ...
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Stuffed Peppadew Peppers

Stuffed Peppadew Peppers & Peppadew Cheese Spread

She's a little bit country, I'm a little bit Rock N' Roll. You may have seen these funny looking bright red peppers on your local olive or salad bar called Peppadew Peppers. Despite being bright fiery red, they are actually quite sweet. They are the trademarked brand name of sweet piquanté peppers grown in the Limpopo province of South Africa. What you find jarred or on ...
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Turn Chaos to Order With Basic Kitchen Efficiency

If your goal is to get 10,000 steps per day and you need to run all over your kitchen to satisfy your fitness app, then read no further. If you are like many I have heard from and get frustrated that your 30-minute meal takes an hour or you end up serving a multi course meal only by accident, then read on for tips on kitchen ...
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Holiday & Large Format Meal Planning

You don't have to be a caterer to find yourself responsible for meal planning a large dinner party. It could be the family holiday meal or a group of friends just getting together. Sometimes it does not start out to be a big ordeal. By the time multiple suggestions and request come in you can find yourself  with a meal where every eye on the ...
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Launch of Bold N’ Healthy University

We are proud to announce the launch of Bold N' Healthy University!!!! Bold N' Healthy University is all about expanding knowledge, enriching culinary skills, and inspiring people to explore new recipes, ingredients, and cuisines. In our "Library" you can find articles on ingredients, nutrition, techniques, and product reviews. While we love it when people use our recipes, we also want you to grow your skills and ...
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Grain Smart Grains

Be Grain Smart To Get Bold N’ Healthy

Do you crunch the numbers, track your dietary intake on the latest app or simply try to make healthier choices? Gaining balance between all of the advice on diet and nutrient can be not only difficult but also seem in conflict with each other. For example, the guidance of following a high protein and low carb diet feels in conflict with the guidance on grain ...
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Moroccan Lentil and Lamb Soup

Moroccan Lentil and Lamb Soup

I am fortunate to have traveled to Africa and experienced the flavors of the region first hand. One night we had an event in the desert with whole roasted goat, all the various dips of the region, several curries, and this wonderful Lentil and Lamb soup. Here I have tried to replicate this dish and convert it into a Bold N' Healthy version. The original ...
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Shrimp N' Grits

Cauliflower Shrimp N’ Grits

Shrimp and grits provides a combination of creamy, cheesy, and savory. With a little work and choice of the right products this higher calorie low country dish can be transformed into a healthier option. For our version, we swap out the carbs and grits for cauliflower. We keep the cheese in the grits that's part of the dishes signature. By using turkey products we eliminate ...
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Salmon Croquette

Pan Seared Salmon Croquettes

Salmon has long been recognized as one of the world’s healthiest foods. It provides important amounts of antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source for many vitamins.  We both remember our moms making salmon croquettes. From a healthy eating perspective, these would have a rating of Bold but definitly not Bold N' Healthy. My wife is a huge fan of a good crab ...
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Roasted Poblano Chili

Roasted Poblano Chicken Chili

Just like a traditional chili, the Poblano pepper becomes the star of this verde chicken version.  Roast all the veggies in an oven for a simple step preparation or kick the flavor up a notch and fire roast the peppers over an open flame or grill. Need a little more heat? Add a couple of roasted jalapeños. For a chili, this recipe comes together in ...
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Cranberry Date Balls

Cranberry Date Balls

Sometimes you just need a bite of something to go with an afternoon coffee. Made with just 5 ingredients, these Cranberry Date Balls come together in just a few minutes. Dried fruit, nuts, protein powder, and a touch of salt is really all it takes. Like any snack food, the trick is having that touch of indulgence without going overboard. The protein powder I use ...
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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my wife's favorite dishes. Pretty much any lemon sauce is my wife's favorite dish. At request of the house, I had to figure out how to convert this dish to be a more Bold N' Healthy option. There really are not a lot of ingredients to this dish and we successfully eliminate a lot of the fat calories by reducing ...
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Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash

Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash

All the flavors of Thanksgiving in every bite with none of the guilt. Sage, winter squash, cranberries, even GRAVY!!! and all under 500 calories. Why should that rich and savory Thanksgiving meal come just once a year. One of the things we try to do is create versatility by working within a flavor profile. This dish can be used as a meatless entree, side dish, ...
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Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Welcome Fall!!! As we continue to build our website, one section will be dedicated to simple Everyday dishes. So why post basic easy recipes for basic dishes? Because real meal preparation is not always about following complicated recipes everyday. We know that there are a lot of people who are just seeking easy dishes, utilizing few ingredients, that can be used as entrees or side ...
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Herb Roasted Garbanzo Bean

Herb Roasted Garbanzo Beans

No prep work!!! Just drain, coat and cook this simple, quick, and healthy snack. Garbanzo beans make a wonderful canvas to accept just about any flavor profile and make a great substitution for higher calorie snacks. Eat these hot or cold. They are sure to satisfy the craving for something a little nutty and salty. Herb Roasted Garbanzo Beans 3.5 Cup Garbanzo Bean1/2 Teaspoon Granulated ...
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Italian Chicken Stew

Italian Chicken Stew

Italian Chicken Stew was born out of my wife and I getting in late from the gym and needing to refuel. It needed to be a quick One Pot Meal that  satisfied taste buds and tired bodies. Kind of a home version of Chopped. Open the fridge, got veggies and chicken, a cabinet full of spices. Pick a cuisine. Italian!!! Go!!! This dish can be ...
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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Roasting any winter squash or pumpkin and then puree them with simple ingredients like onion and garlic are great ways to make easy and flavorful soups that showcase their natural flavors. In this version of Name(required) Email(required) Website Message soup we add a little tomatoes for some acid and simmer Parmigiana Reggiano rinds in the broth and puree to bring in a little salt and ...
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Pan Seared Cauliflower

Savory Pan Seared Cauliflower

Searing large slices of cauliflower then applying a mixture of whole grain mustard mixed with horseradish sauce creates a hearty a bold side dish that pairs well with savory meat dishes like beef and pork. You control the amount of kick and flavor from the mustard mixture by how much you apply. Dial it up or down based on your taste. Savory Pan Seared Cauliflower ...
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Heart Healthy Jambalaya

Heart Healthy Jambalaya

Jambalaya is essentially Louisiana’s paella and I absolutely love both dishes. Both are traditionally a rice, vegetable, and meat dish with rich flavors developed while simmering over time. Jambalaya’s signatures are those creole spices and wonderfully smoky and spicy sausages. When I set out to bring all the flavors of the foods I love into healthy alternatives this is one of the first dishes I ...
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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pies is just good comfort food. This version gets extra healthy points by lowering the carbs and replacing the traditional mashed potato topping with a cauliflower mash. We bring back some of that sweetness from the removed butter and cream by adding diced butternut squash to the meat filling. Shepherd's Pie For the cauliflower:4 Cups Cauliflower (Whole Head Mashed)2 tablespoons Roasted Garlic1 tablespoons Chives ...
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Melba's Vegetable Soup

Melba’s Vegetable Soup

There are certain things that while cooking just fill the house full of comfort. There is an old real estate trick of baking cookies before showing a house. I bet you could sell twice as many houses with a pot of soup simmering on the stove. A soup is not really that hard to make. For this one you simply chop, toss in a stockpot, ...
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