Balsamic Salmon and Brussels Sprouts
- 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp. honey
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, then quartered
- 2 salmon filets, about 4-6 ounces each
- 1 cup cooked grains for serving, like quinoa or brown rice
- Preheat your oven to 425F, and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment for easy clean up.
- For the marinade: whisk 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 2 cloves of minced garlic, one tsp. honey, 1 tsp. sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
- As you prep the brussels sprouts, slice the ends off and quarter them. You want them to be very small pieces so they cook in the same amount of time as the salmon.
- Lay the quartered brussels sprouts and salmon on the sheet pan.
- Drizzle all the marinade over the salmon and veggies, and toss to coat everything evenly. Spread everything back out into a single, even layer.
- Bake everything for 15 minutes.
- Serve salmon and veggies over quinoa or brown rice.
Zucchini Spaghetti with Ground Beef, Tomato Sauce, Garlic, and Basil
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
1 tablespoon salt, or more to taste
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon ground thyme
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3 zucchini, cut into long strands
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and black pepper in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
Stir tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and red pepper flakes into ground beef; cook and stir until sauce is warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste.
Mix zucchini "noodles" into sauce, pressing down to fully submerge them; simmer over medium-low heat until zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes.
Stuffed Peppers with Romaine and Heirloom Tomato Salad
- 4 large bell peppers (any color)
- 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so they stand up straight. In 4-quart Dutch oven, add enough water to cover peppers. Heat to boiling; add peppers. Cook about 2 minutes; drain.
- In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in rice, salt, garlic and 1 cup of the tomato sauce; cook until hot.
- Stuff peppers with beef mixture. Stand peppers upright in ungreased 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour remaining tomato sauce over peppers.
- Cover tightly with foil. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.
Eggplant Pizza with Italian Green Beans
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 (14 ounce) can pizza sauce
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Beat the eggs in a bowl. Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and oregano in a 1 gallon resealable plastic bag. Dip each eggplant slice in the egg, then drop the eggplant in the flour mixture one at a time, shaking the bag to coat the eggplant.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Place the eggplant slices in the skillet to cook, turning occasionally, until evenly browned. Drain the eggplant slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Arrange the eggplant in one layer on a baking sheet. Spoon enough pizza sauce to cover each eggplant slice. Top each eggplant with mozzarella cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven until the mozzarella cheese is melted, 5 to 10 minutes.
Steak Kabobs with Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms with Coconut Rice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground pepper
- 1lb sirloin beef tips, cut into 2-inch cubes
- 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, halved
- 1 small red onion, cut into 2-inch cubes
- 1 green bell pepper, seeds, core and stem removed, cut into 2-inch cubes
- 1 red bell pepper, seeds, core and stem removed, cut into 2-inch cubes
In large bowl, whisk olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, brown sugar and pepper to combine. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade; leave remaining marinade in bowl. Add beef tips and halved mushrooms to bowl; toss in marinade to coat. Cover and marinate in fridge 1 to 4 hours.
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Alternate skewering beef, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers on bamboo skewers.* Grease grill grates with olive oil.
Grill skewers over direct heat about 3 to 5 minutes each side until vegetables begin to soften and char and instant-read thermometer inserted in center of meat reads 125-130 degrees F. Remove skewers from heat; let rest 5 minutes. Brush with remaining marinade just before serving.
*NOTE: It’s best to soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes before grilling to avoid burning.
Turkey Meatballs with Spinach and Garbanzo Bean Salad
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
- 1 small onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, spinach, onion, garlic, egg, salt and pepper.
Take the meat mixture by a heaping tablespoon, roll into meatballs and put on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Put the turkey spinach meatballs in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Chicken Fajitas, Peppers, and Onions with Ezekiel Tortillas and Salsa
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch strips
- 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into thin strips
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
- 8 Ezekiel tortillas, warmed
- Shredded lettuce, for serving
- Shredded cheddar cheese, for serving
- Salsa, for serving
- In a resealable plastic bag, combine chile powder with salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch, water, and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add chicken, bell pepper, and onion. Seal bag and knead gently to coat. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering. Empty the contents of the bag into skillet and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender and chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
- Transfer chicken and vegetables to a large bowl and serve with warmed tortillas, lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and lime wedges.