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Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Blog |

Lamb Lettuce Wraps

Lamb Lettuce Wraps

Man o man was this yummy! Ingredients: 1 package lamb (1 lb I think) 1 head romaine lettuce (the big leaves to be used as wraps) 2 long carrots, shredded 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 1 cup bean sprouts (or sprouts) 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth (the new Pacific brand has the least amount of sodium!) 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1 green onion, diced 2 teaspoons 5-spice powder 2 T basil Directions: Cook brown rice separately.  Put a splash of water in a pan, add the lamb and cook until slightly brown.  Drain the meat and return to pan.  Add ginger, bell pepper, green onion, broth, hoisin sauce, 5 spice.  Peel apart lettuce head into sections to serve as wraps.  Shred the carrots and set aside.  Serve the rice, sprouts, and shredded carrots as toppings to the wrap....

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Blog |

Quinoa Bake

Quinoa Bake

This meal was phenomenal!  I made it for 6 people and we still had a little of leftovers!       Ingredients: 2.5 cups cooked quinoa (I used rainbow colored quinoa) 1/2 cup feta cheese 2 cooked chicken breasts, diced 1 cup artichoke hearts (the ones that are marinated in oil) 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced 3/4 cup skim milk 2 cloves garlic, minced juice of 1 slice of lemon 1 tsp onion powder ground black pepper 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella as topping Directions: Pre-cook the quinoa (in a rice cooker or over the stove top).  Also pre-cook the chicken – I used a little bit of olive oil that was infused with harissa so it gave it a tiny bit of spice.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  In a food processor, combine feta, skim milk, garlic, and lemon juice and blend until smooth.  Mix the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl (except mozzarella)  and add the sauce mixture from the...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog |

Pepper Jelly Pork Loin

Pepper Jelly Pork Loin

Tonight’s dinner was a really yummy experiment! It was much tastier than it looks, trust me! Ingredients: 1 package pork loin (thinly sliced pork) 3 T jelly (I used a 4-berry jelly) 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1/8 cup red wine 1 T red wine vinegar 1 tsp rosemary juice of 1 section of orange 1 clove garlic, minced optional garnish: clementine wedges Directions: Stir all of the ingredients (except the pork) in a large bowl.  Add the pork and mix around so that all of the pork gets coated with the sauce (it won’t be coated thickly, just coated lightly).  Place 2 T water in a pan and heat over medium heat.  Once hot, pour the pork loins and any remaining sauce into the pan.  Cook until pork is cooked all the way through (the sauce will begin to froth a bit).  Serve the pork with a small spoonful of the sauce on...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog |

Basil Cous Cous Sausage Veggie Bowl

Basil Cous Cous Sausage Veggie Bowl

This was a delicious thrown-together meal! Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat cous cous 1/2 pound chicken sausage Veggies: 1/3 yellow onion sliced, 5 mushrooms thinly sliced, 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced, 1 clove garlic crushed 2 T basil pesto Directions: Cook the cous cous in a rice cooker (or separately).  Place all veggies in a pan and sauté until mushrooms are cooked thoroughly (or everything else is done in the meal)!  Place the chicken sausage over a skillet and cook over medium heat until browned.  Mix all cooked ingredients together in a bowl, add the basil pesto, stir and...

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Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog |

Chicken/Turkey Bolognese

Chicken/Turkey Bolognese

This meal was super yummy and great as leftovers too!  David had bought some chicken chorizo that was antibiotic/hormone free, organic, etc etc or I’m not so sure I would have been thrilled on chorizo, but it was delicious! Ingredients: 1/2 package ground turkey (the one in the rolls) 1 package ground chicken chorizo 3 cups veggie pasta 1/2 can tomato paste (no sodium added) 1/3 yellow onion, chopped 1, 2 oz can green chiles (the can with the least amount of sodium) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 1/3 cup cilantro Directions: Saute the chicken chorizo and the turkey together in a pan over medium heat (you don’t need any oil, but if your pan is a bit dry, add a touch of water!).  Once the mixture starts to brown, add the tomato paste, onion, green chiles, and garlic.  Turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes (the longer the better, but as long as the meat is cooked all the...

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Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Blog |

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

The steak in this picture is huge bc this was a request for a 68 year-old man’s birthday – a meal with lots of meat!  But of course I had to pair it with some yummy healthy stuff!  This crockpot sweet potato casserole was awesome!   Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes 2 cups 100% apple juice 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp sugar toppings: pecans Directions: Peel the sweet potatoes and chop them into smaller sections.  Place the sweet potatoes, apple juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in the crockpot for 5-6 hours.  Periodically (if you are around), take a fork or masher and mash up the big chunks as they cook.  Serve with pecans on top....

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