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18 04, 2019

Lemon Garlic Pork Steaks with Mushrooms

2019-04-18T07:26:20-04:00April 18th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 4 bone-in pork steaks 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning 1 ½ tsp sea salt, more to taste 3 tbsp butter or ghee 3 tbsp olive oil 1 cup chicken stock 6 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz cremini mushrooms, quartered 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 lemon, thinly sliced Method: o Season the pork steaks on both sides with lemon pepper seasoning and sea salt. o In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Pan-sear the pork steaks until they are cooked all the way through and browned on both [...]

5 04, 2019

Weekday Meal-Prep Pesto Chicken & Veggies

2019-04-05T07:21:31-04:00April 5th, 2019|Recipes|

This is a quick and easy make ahead meal that would be a perfect lunch to take to work. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste 1 lb green beans 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup basil pesto Preparation:  In a large pan, heat olive oil and add chicken thighs.  Season with salt and pepper. When the chicken is completely cooked through, remove from pan.  Slice into strips, and set aside.  Add green beans and cook until crisp tender.  Return the chicken strips to [...]

29 03, 2019

Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

2019-03-29T08:25:47-04:00March 29th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 450g beef steak ¼ tsp each salt and pepper 3 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp chili garlic sauce 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp liquid honey 1 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp sesame oil 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup carrot, thinly sliced 1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced 2 green onions, thinly sliced 12 large lettuce leaves (Romaine work very well) Method: • Sprinkle steak with a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Place on a greased grill and cook to desired doneness. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. • [...]

15 03, 2019

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Greek Salad

2019-03-15T12:51:12-04:00March 15th, 2019|Recipes|

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp red wine vinegar ½ tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried Italian herb seasoning Salt and pepper to taste 1 clove garlic, pressed through garlic press 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cups chunks tomatoes 1 piece (5-inches/12 cm) cucumber, cut into chunks 1 sweet yellow or orange pepper, cut into chunks ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion 6 pitted Kalamata olives, halved ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese • In large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic. Transfer 4 tsp of [...]

8 02, 2019

Oven Blackened Pulled Pork

2019-02-08T08:24:39-04:00February 8th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3lb bone in pork shoulder 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp ground white pepper ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder Pre-heat the oven to 300F (150C). Combine all dry ingredients together. Pat the pork shoulder dry with a paper towel and rub with the seasoning blend, evenly coating the pork. Place the pork into a large roasting pan and pop in the oven uncovered for 5 hours (you could also cook the pork in a slow cooker if desired, 8 – 10 hours on low heat). Let the [...]

25 01, 2019

Chicken Neapolitan

2019-01-25T08:07:32-04:00January 25th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, quartered 1 cup chopped onions 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups diced tomatoes with juices 1 cup pitted black olives, drained 1 cup fresh basil leaves Method: • Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper. • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs to the pan and sear for 8 to 9 minutes, until they are golden brown. • Add the mushrooms, onions and garlic to the pan. • Cook for another 8 [...]

18 01, 2019

Roasted Pesto Salmon with Grape Tomatoes

2019-01-18T08:26:16-04:00January 18th, 2019|Recipes|

This delicious light meal would pair well with sautéed cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles and a salad.   Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets, 150g each 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste 2 cups grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove, minced 4 tbsp basil pesto   Method: Rub salmon with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl toss tomatoes with the other tablespoon of oil, the garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Place the salmon on a baking tray and top each piece with 1 tablespoon of basil pesto. Place the [...]

16 11, 2018

Greek Meatballs

2018-11-16T07:34:03-04:00November 16th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil ¼ cup chopped onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp salt 1 lb ground lamb 1 lb ground pork 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms 1 large egg 1 tbsp grated lemon zest 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried oregano) Method: • Pre-heat the oven to 425F. • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and season them with the salt, cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and set aside to cool. • Put [...]

9 11, 2018

Turkey and Spinach Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

2018-11-12T10:38:40-04:00November 9th, 2018|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 medium sized spaghetti squash 2 cups marinara sauce 4 mild Italian turkey sausages 1 Cup frozen spinach, defrosted and with excess liquid squeezed out 1/3 Cup ricotta cheese ½ Cup mozzarella cheese Flat leaf parsley for topping (optional) Method: Spaghetti Squash: • Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil. • Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, drizzle over some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. • Place the squash cut side down on the baking sheet and roast until tender, about 30 – 40 minutes. • Let the squash cool for about [...]

19 10, 2018

Slow Cooker No-Bean Chili

2018-10-19T08:37:37-04:00October 19th, 2018|Recipes|

Chili is a cold weather comfort food! This recipe omits the beans for a lower carbohydrate version. Ingredients: 3 pounds ground beef 2 cups onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp ground cumin 1-3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped 1 small jalapeno seeded, finely chopped 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 14 ounces diced tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 3 cups beef broth Instructions: • Brown your ground beef with the onion and garlic in a large skillet until no [...]

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