17 01, 2020

Chicken Fajitas

2020-01-17T07:39:31-05:00January 17th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: ½ C plus 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ¼ C lime juice, from about 3 limes 2 tsp cumin ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts Salt & pepper 3 bell peppers, thinly sliced 1 large onion, thinly sliced For serving: Romaine lettuce leaves Sour cream Guacamole Grated cheese Directions: • In a large bowl, whisk together ½ cup oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then add to bowl and toss to coat. Let marinate in the fridge at least 30 minutes and up to 2 [...]

10 01, 2020

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

2020-01-15T15:25:16-05:00January 10th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: ½ C chopped onion 1 – 2 cloves minced garlic 2 tsp olive oil 3 heads broccoli, chopped 1 C cheddar cheese ½ C milk 6 – 7 C chicken broth Salt and pepper Method: Heat pot to medium and sauté onions and garlic in the olive oil until translucent. Add chicken broth and broccoli, cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer for 10 minutes or until the broccoli is soft. Using a hand blender, blend broccoli to a fine texture. Add cheese and milk and continue blending. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes [...]

20 12, 2019

Crunchy Turkey Salad

2019-12-20T07:31:33-05:00December 20th, 2019|Recipes|

This is a delicious way to prepare your holiday leftovers! Ingredients • ¼ cup salad dressing (i.e. Italian, ranch, etc.) • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions • ¼ cup finely chopped celery • ¼ cup grated carrot • 2 tbsp dried cranberries • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey Directions 1) Mix dressing, vegetables and cranberries in large bowl. 2) Add turkey; mix lightly. Cover. Refrigerate at least 30 min. or until ready to serve. Makes 4 servings. Count each serving as 1 fat, 1 ½ protein and 1/2 fruit.

13 12, 2019

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic and Shallots

2019-12-13T07:32:09-05:00December 13th, 2019|Recipes|

Garlic, bacon and shallots are all you need to add intense flavor to the Brussels sprouts in this side dish that would work wonderfully with your Christmas meal! Ingredients: 6 slices of bacon, chopped ½ C sliced shallots 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ¾ C chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste Method: Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and sauté for 5 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Remove pan from heat. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 tbsp of [...]

6 12, 2019

Herb Salmon Dip

2019-12-06T07:24:52-05:00December 6th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 6 oz cream cheese, softened 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ teaspoon fine sea salt 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper One 7 ½ oz can salmon, drained 2 green onions, thinly sliced Method: • In a medium sized bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, dill, and pepper; mix until well combined and smooth. • Gently stir in the salmon and green onions. • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. • Serve with chopped [...]

29 11, 2019

Low Carb Smoky BBQ Ribs

2019-11-29T07:59:07-05:00November 29th, 2019|Recipes|

INGREDIENTS 1.1kg rack spare ribs Sugar-free BBQ Sauce: ½ cup crushed tomatoes 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tbsp liquid smoke ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 2 cloves garlic ¼ tsp stevia or sweetener of choice INSTRUCTIONS • Mince the garlic cloves. In a bowl combine the BBQ sauce ingredients and mix well. • Place the rack of ribs into a slow cooker and pour the BBQ sauce all over. • Put the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours. • Once cooked, [...]

22 11, 2019

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

2019-11-22T07:31:29-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 rashers bacon, diced 500g beef stewing steak, cubed 1 tsp smoked paprika ½ C tomato paste 1 C beef stock 250g mushrooms, sliced Method: • Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. • Mix. • Cook on Low for 6 – 8 hours or on High for 4 – 6 hours. • Serve with sour cream! Makes 6 servings; count each serving as 2 proteins and ½ fat (count an extra fat if using sour cream). Recipe adapted from

15 11, 2019

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon

2019-11-15T07:27:11-05:00November 15th, 2019|Recipes|

1 large head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup freshly ground Parmesan cheese 12 slices bacon, fried and crumbled Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste • Preheat the oven to 400 °F (200 °C). • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. • Place the cauliflower chunks, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper (if using) into a large bowl. Toss until well mixed. • Spread the cauliflower on the lined baking sheet in a single layer so that the cauliflower chunks barely touch each other. Bake for [...]

8 11, 2019

Crock Pot Rotisserie Style Chicken

2019-11-07T16:48:08-05:00November 8th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 (4 -5 lb) whole roasting chicken Scant olive oil for greasing the pan 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) ½ teaspoon black pepper (optional) 4 whole garlic cloves (optional) 1 yellow onion, quartered (optional) Directions: • Grease the inside of a 5 quart or larger crockpot with olive oil. • Combine all dry ingredients. • Rub the dry ingredients all over the chicken, inside and out, and place in crockpot, breast side down. • If desired, [...]

1 11, 2019

Garlic Baked Pork Tenderloin

2019-11-01T07:33:12-04:00November 1st, 2019|Recipes|

This is an easy and delicious recipe, and tasty served with a green salad and cauliflower rice! Ingredients: 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp celtic sea salt and fresh cracked pepper 2 lb pork tenderloin 4 oz butter, thinly sliced into 4-6 pats 2 tbsp diced garlic 1 tsp dried basil* 1 tsp dried oregano* 1 tsp dried thyme* 1 tsp dried parsley* 1/2 tsp dried sage* *OR 1 tbsp Italian Herb Seasoning Blend Method: • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. • In a small bowl, combine garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, [...]

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