Thai Spiced Turkey Burgers

from Naked Avocado   Prep time: 15 min. | Cook time: 10 min. | Total: 25 min. Ingredients: optional: *if cooking in a pan, not grill: 1-2 tsp sesame oil 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 small zucchini, grated 1 red chili, diced 1 small bunch green onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp…

Paleo-Friendly Shepherd’s Pie

From Frisky Lemon Nutrition Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1 hour 10 min. | Total: 1 hour 20 min. Ingredients: 5 medium sweet potatoes, halved 2 lbs grass-fed beef* 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 cup mushrooms, chopped 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste 2 TBSP balsamic…

“Stupid Simple Salsa Chicken”

It truly is “Stupid Simple”  (from: Canada Girl Eats Paleo) Prep time: 5 min. | Cook time: 5 hours | Total: 5 hours 5 min. Ingredients: 1 cup prepared salsa 4 chicken breasts 1 TBSP chili powder 1 onion, chopped (possible additions: 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 TBSP cayenne pepper, and/or 2 TBSP Adobo) Directions: Place all ingredients…

“The Best Turkey Chili You’ll Ever Taste”

I love the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, but I’ve adapted it slightly with my own twist.  Enjoy! Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1 hour 10 min. | Total: 1 hour 20 min. Ingredients: 1 lb turkey, 99% lean 1 TBSP cooking oil (lately I use coconut, but EVOO or another type is…

Awesome Fried String Beans with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 10 min.  | Total: 20 min. Ingredients: vegetable oil for frying 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup yellow corn meal 1 TBSP salt 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed 1 cup whole…

Nicole’s Meatloaf

Loosely based on Alton Brown’s “Good Eats Meatloaf”, this recipe is sure to please the crowd. Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 45 min. | Total: 1 hour 5 min. Ingredients: 1½ lb meatloaf mix (ground beef, veal, pork) ½ cup carrot, finely chopped ½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped ½ cup onion,…

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

Prep time: 15 min. | Cook time: 1 hour | Total: 1 hour 15 min Ingredients: 1½ tsp lemon juice 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp garlic, minced chicken broth, warm, separated into 2 TBSP and ½ cup 1 tsp olive oil 2 TBSP butter, separated into 1 TBSP portions 1 medium red onion, sliced salt and pepper, to taste 4 pork chops, about 1 ½ inch thick, butterflied 2…

Creamy Chicken Penne

Time: 50 min. Ingredients: 6 oz whole-wheat penne 4 tsp EVOO ¾ lb chicken breast; boneless, skinless, cut into bite-size pieces 1 sweet onion, diced 1 fennel bulb, cored & diced 1 TBSP garlic, minced ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp dried thyme leaves ¼ cup dry sherry 3 TBSP all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken broth…

Roasted Orange Chicken and Glazed Vegetables

Time: 30 min Ingredients: 2 navel oranges, sliced 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1″ pieced 3 small parsnips, pealed and cut into 1″ pieces 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 TBSP EVOO 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 cups mixed salad greens…