Roasted Turkey

roast-turkey-su-600467-xIngredients:
Whole turkey (12 lbs)
1 onion Carrots Leeks
1⁄2 lemon
Thyme
Garlic 1⁄2 stick butter
Salt
Pepper

Instructions:
Stuff cavity of turkey with all ingredients listed above except for carrots and leeks and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Place cut up carrots and leeks in the last hour to cook. Serve with spinach.

Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles

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sugar-snap-pea-and-carrot-soba-noodlesIngredients:

Soba
  • 6 ounces soba noodles
  • 2 cups frozen organic edamame
  • 10 ounces (about 3 cups) sugar snap peas or snow peas
  • 6 medium-sized carrots, peeled
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (about 2 handfuls)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
Ginger-sesame sauce
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons quality peanut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon white miso*
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce or sriracha
 Instructions:
  1. To prepare the vegetables: Use a chef’s knife to slice the peas in half lengthwise (or just roughly chop them). Slice the carrots into long, thin strips with a julienne peeler, or slice them into ribbons with a vegetable peeler.
  2. To make the sauce: whisk together the ingredients in a small bowl until emulsified. Set aside.
  3. Bring two big pots of water to a boil. In the meantime, toast the sesame seeds: Pour the sesame seeds into a small pan. Toast for about 4 to 5 minutes over medium-low heat, shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning, until the seeds are turning golden and starting to make popping noises.
  4. Once the pots of water are boiling: In one pot, cook the soba noodles just until al dente, according to package directions (probably about 5 minutes), then drain and briefly rinse under cool water. Cook the frozen edamame in the other pot until warmed through (about 4 to 6 minutes) but before draining, toss the halved peas into the boiling edamame water and cook for an additional 20 seconds. Drain.
  5. Combine the soba noodles, edamame, snap peas and carrots in a large serving bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss with salad servers. Toss in the chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds. Serve.

Tilapia with Tomato-Olive Sauce

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tilapiaIngredients:

  • 1 1/4 pounds tilapia
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved if large
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive tapenade

Instructions:

Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook (in two batches if necessary), turning once halfway through, until golden brown and just opaque in the center, 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer the fish to a serving platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Off the heat, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, tomatoes, wine and garlic to the pan. Return to medium heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of tomatoes are broken down, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in olive tapenade and cook for 1 minute more. Serve the fish with the sauce.

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & PepperspicIngredients:

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2-inch piece ginger peeled and minced (about 2 tbsp.)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and 
cut into ¼-inch cubes (3½ cups)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 bunch kale, stems discarded, leaves sliced crosswise into thin ribbons 
or 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds

Instructions:

Instructions:
1. In a small bowl, combine shallot, ginger and garlic. In a medium saucepan on medium-high, heat 1 tsp. oil. Add half of shallot mixture and sauté for 30 seconds. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil; add lentils and bay leaf. Return to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 minutes, until lentils are tender.
2. Meanwhile, toss squash with curry powder, salt, pepper and turmeric. In a large deep sauté pan on medium-high, heat 1 tbsp. oil. Add squash; sauté for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together tomato paste and ½ cup water; pour into squash mixture, scraping up bits from the bottom of the pan as the liquid sizzles. Stir to coat squash with tomato, cover pan, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes more, until squash is tender but not mushy.
3. Stir squash into pot with cooked lentils; add cilantro. Cover and reduce heat to low.
4. To same sauté pan, add remaining 2 tsp oil and heat on medium-high. Add remaining shallot mixture and sauté for 30 seconds. Add bell peppers and kale and sauté for 7 to 10 minutes, until peppers are tender with a little bite left and kale is wilted. Add a splash of water to scrape up any bits from pan and stir. (If using spinach, sauté bell peppers first for 5 minutes, then add spinach and cook just until wilted.)
5. Divide squash-lentil mixture among plates and top with kale mixture and pumpkin seeds.

Baked Brussel Sprouts

roasted-brussels-sprouts-Ingredients:
Brussel Sprouts
Salt Pepper Olive Oil

Instructions:
Season Brussels with salt, pepper and olive oil to taste and bake in 400 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Brussel Sprout & Red Cabbage Salad

brussel sprout and red cabbageIngredients:
15 Brussel Sprouts 2 Cups Red Cabbage
1⁄4 tsp. salt 1⁄4 tsp. garlic salt 3 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. Olive oil

Instructions:
Slice sprouts and cabbage very thin. Mix all ingredients together for 1-2 minutes. Let the salad sit for one hour.

Chicken Chili

chicken chiliIngredients:
2 lbs. ground chicken 2 medium onions (chopped)
2 red peppers (chopped) 6 cloves of minced garlic 1 tsp. cumin Salt Oregano 2 cups chicken broth

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients except for chicken broth and cook until chicken is done. Add chicken broth and cook until heated thoroughly.