Soups and Salads

29 06, 2020

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

2020-06-29T22:02:26-04:00June 29th, 2020|Recipes|

This is a delicious, easy, make-ahead salad to serve as a side at a barbecue or use as a base for your favourite protein! Ingredients: 1 or 2 large English cucumbers 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt(or mayonnaise) 1 clove garlic, finely minced or crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill, plus additional for garnish 2 tablespoons red onion, sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Directions: Peel and thinly slice the cucumber and arrange with the sliced red onion in a large, shallow dish or salad bowl. In a jar, combine olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt [...]

6 03, 2020

Instant Pot Cabbage soup with Ground Beef

2020-03-06T07:38:59-05:00March 6th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 lb ground beef 1 tsp sea salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1 lb shredded coleslaw mix 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes (with liquid) 6 cups beef bone broth (or any broth - beef, chicken, or vegetable) 1 tbsp Italian seasoning ½ tsp garlic powder (or more if you love garlic) 2 medium bay leaves (optional) Instructions: • Press the Sauté button on the Instant Pot. Add the oil and chopped onions. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions start to brown. • Add ground beef to the Instant [...]

28 02, 2020

Reuben Chopped Salad

2020-02-28T07:47:12-05:00February 28th, 2020|Recipes|

1 large head romaine lettuce, shredded ½ lb deli style corned beef, thinly sliced 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded 1 cup sauerkraut 2 tbsp caraway seeds 2 tbsp chives, chopped Russian Dressing: ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup ketchup 1 tbsp spicy mustard ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce ½ tbsp fresh parsley, chopped ½ tbsp fresh chives, chopped ½ tsp fresh dill, chopped • Divide chopped romaine evenly between four plates. • In a large bowl, combine corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. • Divide mixture among the four plates of lettuce. • Sprinkle caraway seeds and chives over top of each [...]

7 02, 2020

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

2020-02-07T07:33:23-05:00February 7th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 3 sweet red peppers, quartered 3 tomatoes, halved lengthwise 5 large cloves garlic, peeled 1 large onion, cut in thick wedges 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp each salt, dried thyme, rosemary and basil leaves 1/4 tsp pepper 3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable broth 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar Sour cream and fresh basil leaves Preparation: • Place peppers and tomatoes, cut side up, on large foil-lined baking sheet; add garlic and onion. • In small bowl, combine oil, salt, thyme, rosemary, basil and pepper; brush over vegetables. • Roast on bottom rack of 450°F (230°C) oven for [...]

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 [...]

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