Pistachio Encrusted Chicken Over Asparagus Salad

When prepared correctly (with only about .3-.4 kilograms of chicken) this makes two servings at 511 kcal (2,140 kj) each. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of shelled pistachios 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (optional) 2 free range chicken breasts (.3-.4kg total) olive oil 1 bunch asparagus 1 cucumber 1 bag baby spinach 1 red onion 3 teaspoons balsamic…

Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado is a traditional Peruvian Stir-Fry.  If made correctly, this will serve two people at 521 kcal (2,180 kj) each. Ingredients: 400g sweet potato olive oil 1 red onion 1 garden tomato 1 cube beef stock 3 tablespoons water 1/2 tablespoon cumin 1/2 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 premium…

Chickpea Smash Over Cos Lettuce

Ingredients: Lemon juice Chopped parsley 1 can of chickpeas (unsalted) Cos (or Romaine) lettuce Directions: Rinse chickpeas and pour into a mixing bowl.  Add a generous amount of fresh chopped parsley.  Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice.  Mash mixture together with a dash of salt.  Mix until well smashed together. Serve over shredded cos lettuce.

Healthy Chinese Orange Chicken Over Salad

Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspon salt white pepper oil Orange Sauce: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3/4 cup of naturally pressed orange juice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 orange, zest 2 tablespoons ginger root, minched 2 teaspoons garlic, pressed 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes (or more, to taste) 1/2…

Best Borscht

This last weekend was another Formula 1 Grand Prix dinner party for us and the cuisine was based on Russia. Our good friends brought homemade stroganoff so that left us with a clear choice for a complimentary entree – borscht! After researching half a dozen recipes, I created my own and this is what we…

Best Lamb Ever

For the 4th of July, I decided to make gyro meat style lamb.  So we bought a 5 pound lamb leg and we sliced it as thin as possible into as many pieces as 5 pounds could create.  Then I did this little recipe that I derived and changed a bit from Whole Foods recipe…

Fried Tofu and Spicy Udon Noodles

From Healthy Options Dairy Free, Vegetarian Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes 1 14ox package of extra-firm tofu, drained 2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil, divided 2 6oz packages of mixed mushrooms 2 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce, dvidied 2 tablespoons garlic-chili pepper sauce 2 garlic cloves, minched 1 5oz package of baby spinach…

Minted Snow Peas

Prep time: 13 minutes Cook time: 3 minutes 1 tablesppon butter or margarine 2 tablesppons slivered almonds 1/2 pound snow peas 1 tablespoon sliced fresh minute leaves 1. In medium nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add almonds; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. 2. Add snow peas, mint…

Sweet and Sour Carrots

From Healthy Options This is Gluten Free! Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1/3 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon light butter 1/4 cup chopped pecaus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1. In a medium saucepan place carrots in lightly…

Edamame – Shittake Couscous

From Healthy Options This recipe is Vegan! Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 7 min 1 cup frozen edamame, shelled 1 cup uncooked couscous 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 (3-5 oz) package of shittake mushrooms, stems removed; sliced 3 teaspoons less-sodium soy sauce, divided 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1. In a medium saucepan bring…

Goji Cacao Energy Bars

Serves 8-10 Cacao nibs are small, unsweetened pieces of cacao beans that add a rich, dark chocolate crunch to recipes.  To make date paste, mash semisoft, pitted dates, such as medjool by hand.  Dates vary in moisture content, so you may need to add a teaspoon of water if yours don’t hold the ry ingredients…

Mango and Lime Smoothie

Serves 4 The more ripe your mango, the less sweetener you’ll need for this smoothie.   4 cups cubed fresh mango 2 cups coconut water 2-4 tablespoons agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup to taste 3 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1. Place all ingredient into a blender; blend until smooth….