Soups and Salads

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.

4 10, 2019

Cream of Mushroom Soup

2019-10-04T08:00:25-04:00October 4th, 2019|Recipes|

1 pound button mushrooms, cleaned, quartered or sliced 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp butter, coconut oil or bacon fat 2 tbsps minced shallots 1 head roasted garlic 1 tsp dried thyme ½ bay leaf 1 tsp Celtic sea salt ½ tsp fresh ground pepper 4 oz cream cheese (OR pureed avocado if dairy free) 2 cups bone broth, beef or chicken • In a food processor, coarsely chop mushrooms and lemon juice. • Melt butter in a saucepan and lightly sauté shallots and garlic puree from the roasted garlic head on medium heat. • Add mushrooms, thyme and bay [...]

6 09, 2019

Asian Beef Zoodle Soup

2019-09-06T08:02:52-04:00September 6th, 2019|Recipes|

A quick, flavorful Vietnamese-inspired soup. Zucchini substitutes for rice noodles. The steak is sliced thinly and cooks in less than a minute in the ginger-garlic beef broth. Top this with fresh lime, basil, cilantro, jalapeno and scallions and you have one tasty faux pho! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 small onion (halved and thinly sliced) 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms (stemmed and sliced) 2 cloves minced garlic 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 5 cups beef broth 2 tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1 teaspoon salt 2 medium zucchini 12 ounces boneless beef sirloin steak [...]

23 08, 2019

Turkey Mango Salad

2019-08-23T07:30:03-04:00August 23rd, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 tsp sesame oil 8oz ground turkey 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 small red bell pepper, chopped 2 tbsp fresh cilantro or basil, chopped 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped 2 tbsp lime juice Pinch of sugar Dash of hot pepper sauce Directions: • In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over a medium-high heat. • Cook turkey, garlic, ginger and fish sauce, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside. • Remove from heat. • In a large bowl, blend mango, [...]

19 07, 2019

Avocado Tuna Salad

2019-07-19T08:36:10-04:00July 19th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 15 oz tuna in oil, drained and flaked 1 English cucumber, sliced 3 medium avocados peeled, pitted & sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea salt or to taste ⅛ tsp black pepper Instructions: • In a large salad bowl, combine sliced cucumber, sliced avocado, thinly sliced red onion, drained tuna, and cilantro. • Drizzle salad ingredients with the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper (or season to taste). • Toss to combine and serve. Servings: 6 as [...]

14 06, 2019

Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

2019-06-14T12:00:50-04:00June 14th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: FOR THE DIJON BALSAMIC DRESSING AND MARINADE ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ tablespoon dijon mustard ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried thyme Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste FOR THE STEAK 2 (4-ounces each) top sirloin steaks 2 tablespoons butter 1 clove garlic, smashed FOR THE SALAD 6 cups packed torn romaine lettuce or mixed baby greens ½ cup thinly sliced red onions 1 whole avocado, thinly sliced 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 whole cucumber, washed, dried, and cut into cubes ½ cup crumbled feta, blue [...]

26 04, 2019

Cobb Salad with Herb-Rubbed Chicken

2019-04-26T09:00:29-04:00April 26th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: Chicken 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried rosemary ½ teaspoon ground pepper ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed Vinaigrette ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper Salad 6 cups baby kale 2 medium ripe avocados, sliced 2 large hard-boiled eggs, sliced 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled ½ cup crumbled feta cheese 10 strawberries, quartered Directions: • Preheat grill to medium-high. • To prepare chicken: Combine [...]

11 01, 2019

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

2019-01-11T08:03:08-05:00January 11th, 2019|Recipes|

Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 675g mixed wild mushrooms, tough stems removed, chopped 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 C vegetable broth 2 C water ¼ C mascarpone cheese 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp each salt and pepper Pinch of nutmeg Method: • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms and rosemary, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are tender and starting to brown, and almost no liquid remains, about 10 minutes. • Add garlic, cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in broth and water; bring to the boil. • Reduce [...]

21 12, 2018

Bone Broth

2018-12-21T07:25:02-05:00December 21st, 2018|Recipes|

Bone broth is an incredibly healthy and inexpensive addition to any diet, and the homemade versions beat store-bought broth in both taste and nutrition. Broth (or technically, stock) is a mineral-rich infusion made by boiling bones of healthy animals with vegetables, herbs and spices. Broth is an excellent source of minerals and is known to boost the immune system and improve digestion. Its high calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus content make it great for bone and tooth health. Bone broth also supports joints, hair, skin, and nails due to its high collagen content. It can be made from the bones of [...]

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