I found this great recipe for a fajitas that consisted of sweet potatoes and chicken. However, using the ingredients I already had this new dish of sweet potato and turkey came about…
2 medium sweet potatoes- well scrubbed
4 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion
1 lb of turkey breast (or chicken) cut in 1/2 inch thick pieces
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork and microwave on high until almost tender when pierced with a knife. Probably about 3-4 minutes. Cool and cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch pieces.
- On a skillet, heat 2 tbs of oil and add peppers, onions and sweet potatoes until golden brown. Transfer mix to a bowl.
- Heat remaining oil and cook turkey and add all spices. Sauté until is browned. Return vegetables to skillet and add garlic and broth. Simmer until liquid is almost evaporated.
Serve as a dish on its own or use as filling for fajitas. Either way it was delicious and a complete meal. Enjoy!!!
This is a great idea for that sweet tooth craving with totally eating processed treats.
-Blend frozen bananas in a high speed blender for a few seconds. Stop and push down the banana from the side of blender and blend again. Continue this until bananas are smooth ice cream consistency.
-Add 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder and blend one last time.
- Next I melted a few pieces of dark chocolate in the microwave and added some water until I got the consistency I wanted to resemble chocolate syrup. I topped my ice cream with sliced almonds.
Here’s another version of cooking zucchini noodles with shrimp.
Grass-fed butter (optional)
Just toss all ingredients together in a skillet on medium-low heat. Stir everything together until noodles, cheese and butter have soften up and sauce has formed. Nothing was measured here. Be creative and it all depends on quantity you have available. I had 3 large zucchinis, 1 lb. of shrimp and half box of tomatoes. I added 2 tsps of pesto, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tb of goat cheese and 1 tb of butter.
Everything looks better in a pie dish, right?? Here are two ideas of making these ground beef “pies”.
It is all very simple…
If you choose ripe plantain, just boil the plantain until soft.
Cook the meat with any seasoning of your liking and layer it with the plantain. I like to start with the mash and end with meat but it can go either way.
Top with cheese of your liking. I use feta or goat cheese and keep it light. Broil 10-15 for cheese to get soft and top layer to get crisp.
The second option is to use sweet potato instead of plantain. It comes out just as delicious. Follow same steps as above…
Is it christmas yet? Because it sure felt like it when I received these from a friend. These are denuded frenched lamb rack, grass fed. It was also his recommendation to cook them with just some seasoning on the stove so I did just that, and they turned out amazing.
Herbs de Provence
Cut the rack into individual chops. Sprinkle all seasoning onto both sides including lemon zest. Cook on skillet with some EVOO for about 3 minutes on each side.
I was lucky to have a friend give us this delicious roast. At first I was a bit hesitant as I like to stay away from Veal, but I was reassured that the farm where this came from was trustworthy so I decided to give this a try.
I have never cooked something like this so I went with something as simple as putting it in the crock pot on top of a layer of onions and carrots. Adding a bit of low sodium organic vegetable broth and the spices in the picture below.
Sprinkle enough of each spice to cover the roast. Try adding salt according to taste. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Here’s a very simple Cole Slaw recipe that’s mayo free. Feel free to add more ingredients like raisins, chia seed or any other topping you would like. I kept it simple with what I had available at home and it still came out great. Clean and crisp salad for summer time!
1 head of cabbage, shredded thin
1 tart or sweet apple, peeled and julienned
1 carrot, julienned
Half a small red onion, sliced thin
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, to taste
1-2 teaspoons organic raw agave nectar, to taste
1/2 teaspoon dill
A small pinch of cumin
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Toss the shredded cabbage, apple, carrot, onion into a large bowl and stir to mix. Drizzle with the olive oil- enough to coat, but not too much.
Sprinkle with vinegar, agave nectar, dill, cumin, sea salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to coat.
Test it and add any ingredient according to taste.
Having an empty fridge can help me get creative in the kitchen when looking for a snack. So here’s an idea… Left over baked chicken breast with a tablespoon of sun-dried tomatoes in oil and 2 teaspoons of Tahini.
Mix all in food processor or high-speed blender and you got yourself a tasty dip. I paired mine with green apple chips.
Here’s another mug cake recipe that turned out great. This one is perfect for a night-time snack before going to bed because it’s made with casein protein or a mixed protein like the one I use here. I use this 12 hour release chocolate protein for this recipe…
1 scoop of chocolate casein protein powder (casein protein makes the texture for this cake. Using another kind of protein powder may not work.)
1 egg white
1 tablespoon of coconut or almond flour
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 cup almond milk
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the mixture becomes thick and mixed well.
- Spray a coffee or tea mug with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add mixture to mug and cover with a paper towel to protect your microwave.
- Microwave for 30 – 45 seconds
Now turn the mug upside down over a plate or bowl, add your toppings.
Here’s a quick and healthy recipe I found online for hummus. This is my first attempt and I’m interested in making different variations of hummus so I’ll be posting more as I make them.
1 Can Chickpeas drained and rinsed
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Garlic Cloves
3 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil
2 tbsp parsley
2 tbsp of Lemon Juice
Puree all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.