Dr Oz: Age Defying Meal
To complete his home spa experience, Doctor Oz invited an experienced chef who spent years cooking at Canyon Ranch Spa, to share an easy recipe. Chef and Nutritionist Laurie Erickson said there is a misconception that Spa Food is unappealing, but the reality is that chefs balance nutrition with taste to create modern palate pleasers.
How To Tell When Meat Is Done By Touch
Chef Laurie taught the audience how to tell by touch whether meat is done. She said if your chicken feels firm to the touch like your hand, it’s well done. If “it’s still firm but gives a little,” like your upper arm, that’s medium. She said that rare meat would be soft like the buttocks, and everyone laughed. I’m still not sure how serious she was.
You can of course always use a thermometer instead, going in through the side and checking for a temperature of 160 for poultry. Measuring the temperature keeps you from having to cut it up and lose the juices.
Dr Oz: Almond Crusted Chicken Recipe
Chef Laurie said she wanted to make “an Almond Crusted Chicken that is done in one pan, no dishes.” Everyone is excited to hear that, I’m sure. She said that it’s a stress free meal that will make you look and feel younger.
She uses parchment paper because nothing sticks to it, which makes cleanup easy. Chef Laurie said that almonds are a great snack by themselves, but are also a healthy addition to recipes.
You could substitute almost any protein or vegetables into this recipe. Chef Laurie said your vegetable portions should be larger than the protein portions. She also uses a spray bottle for her olive oil, and found that 21 squirts equals one tablespoon.
“I’m just trying to get people to get back in the kitchen,” Laurie said. “And they’re not going to do it unless it’s fast, easy, simple, not too many dishes, healthy, and economical.”
This recipe has 450 calories, and audience members gave it a thumbs up.
- ½ cup Almonds
- ½ cup Dijon Mustard
- 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
- ½ lb. Fresh Asparagus
- 1 Large Sweet Potato
- Salt & Pepper
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 450.
- Chop Almonds in food processor.
- On parchment paper, spread the mustard on both sides of the raw chicken breast.
- Then coat both sides of the chicken with the Almonds. Place on one end of the baking sheet.
- Add Asparagus to the baking sheet.
- Slice Sweet Potatoes into rounds, then fan them out on the baking sheet.
- Lightly coat the contents of the baking sheet with Olive Oil.
- Cook 10-12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
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Dr Oz: Chamomile Tea Foot Soak
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