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Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Blog |

Salmon goat cheese veggie quesadillas

Salmon goat cheese veggie quesadillas

This meal was amazing!!! ¬†And the leftovers for the next day were maybe even better ūüôā Ingredients: 2 salmon filets 2 whole wheat tortillas 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese 2 oz goat cheese 1 red bell pepper (chopped into small chunks) 1 zucchini (chopped into small chunks) 1/4 small white onion (chopped into small pieces) 1 portabello mushroom (chopped into small pieces) 2 T pesto   Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. ¬†Bake the salmon (with nothing on it) in the oven. Meanwhile, put the chopped veggies in a pan with some olive oil or butter and saut√© them. Line 1/2 of a side of a tortilla with 1 T pesto and 1/8 cup mozzarella cheese (do this for both tortillas). ¬†Put some of the veggies and chunks of the salmon on top of the pesto and mozzarella mixture. ¬†Put chunks of goat cheese on top. ¬†Fold the tortillas in half and grill them on the griddle or in a pan until the outside is browned and the cheese on...

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog |

Creamy Mexican Enchiladas

Creamy Mexican Enchiladas

This meal was super yummy and delicious! ¬†Hard to believe it’s so healthy! ¬†It’s an easy one to improvise with too! Ingredients: 4 whole wheat tortillas 1 lb uncooked chicken 1 tomato, diced 1 small can diced green chiles 1/4 yellow onion, diced 4 cups spinach 1 cup fat free greek yogurt 1/2 cup skim milk 1 tsp cumin 1/8 cup mozzarella cheese 2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth hot sauce (to taste) ground black pepper, to taste cilantro for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ¬†Cook chicken in a skillet with the chicken broth, add ground pepper. ¬†Cook until chicken is no longer pink, shred the chicken, and set aside in a bowl. ¬†Meanwhile, steam 4 cups raw spinach. ¬†Once spinach is fully cooked, remove from the heat and add it to the bowl with the chicken. ¬†Add the diced onion, tomato, and green chiles to the mixture. Prepare the wet ingredients in a separate, small bowl (greek yogurt and milk). ¬†Add cumin, hot sauce. ¬†Mix 1/2...

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog |

Best Tomatillo Salsa Ever!

Best Tomatillo Salsa Ever!

This salsa is amazing – easy to make, delicious as a salsa, and the leftovers can be used as a marinade!   Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 1 serrano pepper 2 handfuls of tomatillos (they vary in size so I pick as many fit in 2 hands) Directions: Cook the tomatillos in the oven at 400 degrees until the outer ‘papery’ layer starts to brown. ¬†Remove from the oven and peel the outer layer of the tomatillo off (this can be hot so be careful!). ¬†Put the peeled tomatillos, whole pepper, and 2 whole garlic cloves in a food processor and blend until smooth. ¬†Voila! ¬†I like it served hot like that, but some people prefer to chill it in the fridge first. ¬†Your...

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog |

Salmon Salad Nicoise

Salmon Salad Nicoise

This was not only beautiful, but it was incredibly delicious! ¬†I think I made the ‘mmmmmm’ sound all the way through this meal! Ingredients (enough for 2 people): salmon filets (2) mixed greens (4 cups total, 2 for each person) asparagus (8 stalks) green beans (10 green beans) red potatoes (4), cut in quarters hard boiled eggs (2) 1 small tomato For the dressing: 3 T balsamic, 1 tsp horseradish mustard (or brown mustard), juice of 1 lemon wedge For the salmon toppings: pesto, seasonings (oregano, cumin, basil, juice of 1 lemon wedge for each salmon filet) Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. ¬†While oven is preheating, boil the eggs in a pot to hard boil them. Coat the salmon with pesto, seasonings, and lemon. ¬†Cook the salmon for 20 minutes or until flaky and cooked all the way through. On the stovetop, I had a few pots going at once: boiling the potatoes in one, steaming the asparagus in another, and boiling the beans in the last one...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Blog |

Pork Spaghetti Squash Delight

Pork Spaghetti Squash Delight

This was really good and I used the leftover spaghetti squash from last night for this recipe so it was super easy to make!   Ingredients: 1/2 of a whole spaghetti squash 3 pork chops 1 lemon 4 artichoke hearts, ripped up 2 T basil 1/8 cup onion, chopped 15 cherry tomatoes, sliced in thirds 2 T rosemary 1 T butter 4 T horseradish mustard (or brown mustard) Directions: For the Squash: Cook the full squash in an oven for 50 min at 400 degrees. Remove from the oven and cut it in half. ¬†Put a hot pad (or something so your hand does not burn) on one hand and stabilize the squash while you take a fork and scrape out the seeds and ‚Äėgunk‚Äô (and toss them). ¬†Then take the fork and scrape the insides ‚Äď it should start looking like spaghetti! ¬†Scrape the ‚Äėspaghetti‚Äô into a bowl and set aside. Directions for the rest: ¬†cut the pork into small 1 inch sections. ¬†Place pork, butter, 1/2 squeezed...

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Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Blog |

Spaghetti Squash with Lamb

Spaghetti Squash with Lamb

This meal was really good and it was my first time cooking with spaghetti squash! Ingredients: 1/2 of a whole spaghetti squash (I cooked a full one and made the other half the next night) 1 package lamb 1 small tomato, diced 1 handful spinach 1/3 yellow onion, chopped 1 T ginger, minced 1/2 jalape√Īo, diced 1 cup low sodium chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, minced Directions: For the Squash: Cook the full squash in an oven for 50 min at 400 degrees. Remove from the oven and cut it in half. ¬†Put a hot pad (or something so your hand does not burn) on one hand and stabilize the squash while you take a fork and scrape out the seeds and ‘gunk’ (and toss them). ¬†Then take the fork and scrape the insides – it should start looking like spaghetti! ¬†Scrape the ‘spaghetti’ into a bowl and set aside. For ¬†the rest: ¬†Put the lamb in a pan and cook it over medium heat until it starts to...

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