Archive for category Main Dishes

Savory Squash Soup with Butternut and Acorn Squash

Posted by on Wednesday, 27 February, 2013

In my opinion this recipe is pretty delicious. The only sweetness comes from the squash and it is a very thick puree (probably not unlike baby food). If you like your soup thinner you may want to add more vegetable broth. This recipe makes approximately 5 quarts and is easy to make a ahead for a dinner party and reheat. It also works well as a light meal served with a sandwich or some herb bread with a goat cheese like chevre. I always use fresh herbs if I have them on hand, but it still tastes excellent with high … Read the rest

Gluten-Free Zucchini Lasagna

Posted by on Friday, 31 August, 2012

Have too much zucchini from your garden? Here’s a delicious recipe that, in my opinion, tastes better than the noodle version. For those of you that can’t have gluten, it’s a perfect alternative.

2 to 4 zucchini (about 2 pounds) room temperature
2 Tablespoons of organic coconut oil warmed to liquid
1 teaspoon sea salt divided
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper divided
1 pound ground beef
2 cups spaghetti sauce
16 ounces quality ricotta cheese
1 cup fresh basic
2 egg yolks
¼ cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese sliced

Trim ends off zucchini and … Read the rest

Spinach Radicchio and Cabbage Salad with Chicken

Posted by on Thursday, 30 August, 2012

1 Tbsp goat cheese (chevre)
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 red pepper
handful of sugar snap peas
1 chicken breast
baby spinach

Spinach Radicchio and Cabbage Salad with ChickenRead the rest

Thai Inspired Cabbage Salad with Ground Chicken and Peanuts

Posted by on Sunday, 29 April, 2012

1 pound ground chicken
1.5 cups finely chopped peanuts
8 cups shredded cabbage (~1 medium cabbage)
1 cup shredded carrot

For the Dressing
1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (1-3 limes depending how big and juicy they are)
6 Tbsp fish sauce
5 tsp raw sugar
1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp water
8 thai chili peppers seeded and minced

You can usually purchase ground chicken from your butcher, but if you can’t find it, simply buy 1 pound of chicken breast, cut it into large pieces and throw it in the food processor until it’s ground up. … Read the rest

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon with Vegetable Cous Cous

Posted by on Saturday, 31 March, 2012

For Salmon:

1 wild caught salmon fillet ~1 pound
1.5 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp caraway seeds crushed
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
¼ teaspoon pepper

For Cous Cous:

3 cups vegetable broth
2 Tbsp butter
1.5 cups cous cous
1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
1 white onion chopped
1 organic red, yellow, or orange pepper cut up
2-3 large handfuls of baby spinach
¾ Himalayan Sea Salt

Honey Mustard Galzed Salmon with Cous Cous Recipe

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon with Cous Cous is yum yum!

¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
½ cup of grated parmesan

To Prepare Salmon:
Mix dijon, honey, rice … Read the rest

Thick and Rich Goulash Stew

Posted by on Monday, 6 February, 2012

For those of you who like a thick hearty goulash.

5 slices bacon chopped
2.5 pounds chuck trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces
2 large white onions chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
3 Tbsp organic paprika (high quality)
1.5 tsp caraway seeds
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 can tomato paste (6oz)
3 cups water
2.5 tsp sea salt
2 red bell peppers chopped fine
2.5 pounds potatoes cut up into bite sized pieces

I used two packages of bone in chuck that were just over two pounds each. After trimmed and cut up … Read the rest

Cooked Bulgur Wheat for Breakfast, a Healthy Grain

Posted by on Tuesday, 8 November, 2011

Cereal doesn’t fill me up in the mornings. I eat a couple of bowls and I’m hungry again a couple hours later. Oh, woe is me. So a gal pal of mine told me to try bulgur. Bulgur wheat has a super long history, dating back to approximately 2800 BC with origins in the Mediterranean region. Nowadays it is located in my kitchen pantry.

Bulgar contains numerous vitamins and minerals which will give you a jump start for the day. What’s actually so good about it, you ask? Well, how ’bout some folate, niacin, phosphorus, copper, zinc, magnesium and manganese. … Read the rest

Jumbo Prawns Pasta with Feta Tomato and Artichokes

Posted by on Sunday, 12 June, 2011

This recipe is easy, quick, and delicious and very, very similar to this one. The really only difference is that we used shrimp instead of scallops and maybe slightly more cheese.

1 Tbsp butter
1 pound jumbo prawns
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 box (9 oz) frozen artichokes thawed
1/4 tsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 lemon’s  juice
1 1/3 cup crumbled feta in brine
1 large tomato diced
2 Tbsp extra virgin cold pressed organic olive oil
1/2 pound organic angel hair pasta whole wheat

Once … Read the rest

Crispy Beer Basil Pizza Crust

Posted by on Friday, 20 May, 2011

The recipe below is specifically for a bread machine, but you can certainly make it by hand if you don’t have a bread machine or don’t feel like getting it out. I searched high and low for the perfect pizza dough recipe and I came out with a lot of pizza’s that just weren’t right. After a lot of trials and many adjustments, this is my ideal pizza crust and the one I always use. It’s thin, but not paper thin and it’s crispy, but not hard and crispy like a wasa cracker. This recipe makes two 14″ pizzas. There … Read the rest

Polenta with Meat Sauce

Posted by on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011

In the winter sometimes there’s nothing like a hearty warm dinner dish that fills your belly and then some. Here’s my Polenta recipe with a meat sauce on top. The Polenta itself is a vegan/vegetarian dish, however when I add my meat sauce on top, not so much. And the whole recipe is gluten-free. Yah!

Polenta —

4 1/2 Cups H2O
1 1/2 Tsp of Himalayan Crystal Salt
1 1/3 Cups of Cornmeal
3 Tbsp of Organic Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Olive Oil

Boil all the H2O, whisk in the Cornmeal. Simmer on low and stir for 20 minutes until … Read the rest