Cauliflower Poppers

INGREDIENTS: 1 head cauliflower 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp table salt 1/2 tsp pepper DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray pan with cooking spray. Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces and put in large mixing bowl.  Add all the ingredients and toss to coat. Place cauliflower on baking sheet…

Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 1/2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast, or tenders thinly sliced into smaller strips 2 Tbsps minced fresh ginger 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp chili flakes, or to taste 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and halved 2 red bell peppers, seeded & sliced 2-3 Tbsps reduced-sodium soy…

Coffee Rubbed Tuna Steak

Ingredients: 2 (4-ounce) high-quality tuna steaks Extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons finely ground coffee 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon chili powder   Instructions: Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil. In a small bowl, combine the coffee, pepper, salt, cinnamon, and chili powder. Sprinkle…

Chili Lime Shrimp Wraps

Wow, these wraps have some serious flavor!  The whole family was pleasantly surprised with this healthy alternative to shrimp tacos! Ingredients: 1.5 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 Tbsp avocado oil, or extra-virgin olive oil, divided in half sea salt and…

Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

This shredded chicken recipe is great over rice or served on hamburger buns.  It has become a new family favorite! PS – I eliminated the corn starch when I cooked it. Ingredients For the Chicken: 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs — or chicken breasts 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 2…

Balsamic Baked Chicken

A variation on our capers chicken recipe, this one is juicier in the oven.  Enjoy! Ingredients 4 skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon salt cracked black pepper, to taste 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, (5-6 cloves garlic) 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved…

Korean Beef

When my husband complained that he was tired of tacos and sloppy joes, I had to find a creative solution to the ground beef in the fridge, lo and behold this is a new household favorite! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb Lean Ground beef 3 cloves minced garlic 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 2…

Chicken Lasagna

The lemon zest in this recipe really makes this delicious! Ingredients Olive oil, for coating baking dish 9 to 12 lasagna noodles 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Zest of 1 fresh lemon 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste 24 ounces tomato…

Zoodles! (Zucchini Noodles)

My FAVORITE zucchini noodles are a simple recipe that I gleaned from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cook book.  My only modification is I no longer add the olive oil.  It really isn’t necessary since the noodles once spiralized are a little wet. Ingredients: 3 medium zucchini, spiralized 1/4 cup olive oil (I do not add this) 1…

Greek Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil juice of 2 fresh squeezed lemons 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp oregano 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper