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Secret Ingredient: Easy to Cook Videos

Connections Area Agency on Aging is happy to present the first recipe in our easy-to-cook series, Secret Ingredient. Please join us every other week as we showcase new nutritious and delicious recipes from our monthly Healthy Living newsletter. This week, Roxeane Patton, RD,LD Consultant Dietitian for Connections Area Agency on Aging demonstrates how to make a yummy Garlic Baked Brie Dip. Garlic Baked Brie Dip Source: This yummy dip is so easy to make and the soft cheese and garlic are great for your microbiome! Ingredients: 1 package Brie Cheese, 3 cloves garlic, chopped, 2 tsp rosemary, 1 Tbsp Thyme. Olive oil, black pepper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove cheese from box and unwrap, place back into box and score in crosshatch pattern just across the top, without cutting all the way down. Place the cheese in the box onto a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and add garlic, rosemary and thyme and pepper. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with crackers or French bread.

Connections Area Agency on Aging is happy to share the second video in our Secret Ingredient Video Series featuring Roxane Patton, RD,LD Consultant Dietitian: Easy & Delicious Asparagus • Wash and trim asparagus • Place on microwave safe dish or pie plate. • Sprinkle with olive oil, dab with a bit of butter, salt and pepper, squeeze of lemon juice and a couple shakes of parmesan cheese. • Cover with plastic wrap or a lid and microwave for 1-2 minutes until tender. Enjoy!!

Welcome to the 3rd video in the Secret Ingredient Collection. In this video Maggie Moeller will walk us through this simple and delicious recipe. This Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon only requires FOUR ingredients and you wouldn’t believe how amazing it tastes! Soy-Maple Glazed Salmon Ingredients For this easy baked salmon recipe, you need: Skinless salmon filets Maple syrup Soy sauce Garlic How to Bake Salmon Combine maple syrup, soy sauce and garlic in a bowl. Place salmon in baking dish, then drizzle soy-maple glaze on top. Refrigerate the salmon for 30 minutes. Transfer the salmon to a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees F until salmon is cooked through. While the salmon bakes, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and simmer until reduced. Serve salmon warm and drizzle with the soy-maple glaze.

Welcome to the 4th video in the Secret Ingredient Collection. In this video Roxeane Patton RD,LD will walk us though this simple nutritious and delicious recipe. Smashed Potatoes for Two Ingredients: Potatoes 2-3 per person, baby red, or mixed baby potatoes or 2 regular sized potatoes 2 Tbsp butter 1 tsp minced garlic 1 TBSP fresh rosemary, chopped or 1 tsp dry. Salt and Pepper to taste 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese Wash and Poke holes in potatoes with a fork, and place in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until tender (can also boil if you prefer until tender) Remove potaotes from microwave and place on foil wrapped baking sheet. Microwave butter, garlic and rosemary until melted while you smash potatoes down with bottom the of glass, jar, or potato masher. Drizzle with melted butter mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees (can also use an air fryer, outdoor oven/grill, or toaster oven.) Sprinkle with parmesan and bake or broil a broil until melted. ENJOY!

Secret Ingredient latest video from Roxane Patton, RD,LD Consultant Dietitian

Summer Roasted Corn Salad
2 ears sweet corn- grilled or roasted/browned, cut off cob
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cucumber, chopped
¼ cup red onion, chopped
¼ cup green pepper, chopped
¼ cup zucchini squash, chopped
¼ cup Feta cheese crumbles (or Parmesan or shredded cheddar)
salt and pepper to taste
Italian Dressing to taste
can also add ½ avocado chopped, ½ cup black beans, chopped fresh basil or cilantro.

Cut grilled corn off cob, add remaining ingredients and mix well in bowl, add salt and pepper to taste and dressing to taste. Stores well in refrigerator. Makes a great compliment to any meat or a meal in itself when adding beans and cheese for protein. Makes a great topper to mixed greens or lettuce.

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