Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wood Pellet Smoked Stuffed Peppers

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  1. 3 large red, orange or yellow bell peppers (yes. its worth spending the .30 cents more than green bell peppers :))
  2. 1 lbs lean groung turkey (cooked and browned on stovetop) 
  3. 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice  
  4. 1 can black beans
  5. 1 Tbs fresh basil
  6. 1 tsp (each) chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper
  7. 1 clove garlic minced
  8. 1/4 cup onion chopped
  9. 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  10. 1 large tin foil baking tin

  • Cut peppers in half top to bottom and pull stem and seeds off
  • Mix ingredients 2-8 in large bowl until combined
  • Start grill and set to 375 degrees 
  • Take out baking tin and arrange 6 halved peppers in pan
  • Evenly stuff mixture into peppers (should be very full)
  • Generously sprinkle cheese on top of each pepper
  • Place pan on grill for 35 minutes when grill is heated
  • ENJOY!
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Oat Pancakes DELICIOUS

Whole Wheat Blueberry Oat Pancakes

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup quick oats or 5 grain cereal
2 tsp Baking powder
1 Tbs Cinnamon
2 egg whites
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup blueberries

Combine all ingredients. Pour on skillet (Medium heat) in desired amount depending on desired size of pancakes. Flip pancakes when batter starts to bubble.

Makes 4 large pancakes


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Quick and Delicious Turmeric Seasoned Shrimp and Quinoa

Turmeric Seasoned Shrimp and Quinoa 

1/2 lb pealed uncooked shrimp
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
2 cloves garlic minced
 3/4 cup chopped onions
10 snow Peas
6 whole mushrooms slices
1 Tbs olive oil
Garlic and olive Oil Quinoa (or quinoa of choice)

Cook quinoa according to instructions on package.  Combine shrimp, spices, garlic and onions in a large Ziploc bag.  Shake bag so that shrimp are covered with spices evenly.  Put olive oil in large skillet and turn to medium heat.  Add shrimp mixture to skillet so that all shrimp lay flat on one side.  Cook 2 minutes then flip the shrimp on other side and add mushrooms and snow peas. Cook for another 3 minutes then turn heat to low/simmer and let sit for 4 minutes stirring mixture occasionally.

For serving:  Scoop quinoa on plate and add shrimp mixture on top of quinoa.  (makes 2 servings)

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Quick and nutritious cilantro lime fish tacos... Delicious!

Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos 

1 lb. Mahi Mahi, Cod, Halibut, or Tilapia cubed and lightly salted with sea salt
8 corn tortillas
shredded cabbage 
chopped fresh cilantro
sliced avocado 

1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 small to medium Serrano pepper, minced (remove seeds to make mild, I leave them in)
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
fresh cracked pepper

Lime Cilantro Dressing:
1/4 to 1/2 bunch fresh organic cilantro
1 large clove garlic, smashed and rough chopped
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

To make the marinade:

In a medium bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients.
Pour marinade over the cubed and salted fish, turn to coat, then place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow to marinate. While fish is marinating, prepare your dressing.

To make the lime cilantro dressing:
Place all ingredients for dressing in blender or food processor until it's a smooth consistency and ingredients are well mixed - about 10 seconds or so. (Set aside)

Remove fish from refrigerator and drain off the marinade. Place fish in a shallow baking dish and place in oven. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until fish is opaque in the center and flakes easily. Have your shredded cabbage, sliced avocado, and chopped cilantro ready to assemble the tacos. Heat corn tortillas in microwave or on stove when fish is almost ready When fish is done assemble tacos.

Calories: 150 per taco 


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Friday, January 24, 2014

Healthy Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa, Delicious!

Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
5 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups uncooked quinoa
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 pound raw tail-on shrimp
salt and pepper to taste
fresh parsley 
fresh lemon juice 

Cook quinoa as instructions state.  In separate large skillet heat 1 Tbs olive oil on Medium heat add onion, pepper and garlic. Evenly sprinkle chili powder in pan.  Set mixture aside in bowl. Add remaining olive oil to pan and sear shrimp until no longer translucent and slightly brown.  Add onion mixture to shrimp and turn to low heat.  Stir in quinoa and add desired amount of parsley and lemon juice. Let simmer for two minutes.  


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quick and Healthy Coated Baked Chicken Breasts

Coated Baked Chicken Breasts

3 Small Chicken Breast (not frozen)
Plain Greek Yogurt 
2 Tbsp Almond Meal
1 tsp Oregano 
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat three small chicken breasts in plain Greek yogurt.  Mix ingredients in a bowl and finely coat chicken breasts with mixture.  Lay chicken in baking dish and bake in oven for 25 minutes. Turn chicken over at 12 minutes.

Great with a garden salad, quinoa, or red potatoes on the side!


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Friday, January 3, 2014

Delicious Healthy Dinner...Cheesy Veggie and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

Cheesy Veggie and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole  

Small Zucchini
Small Yellow Squash 
1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Can Black Beans 
1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1 clove garlic minced  
1 Medium tomato
1/4 cup diced onions 
1/4 cup diced green peppers 
1 cup crushed multi-grain tortilla chips 
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 1 Qt size baking dish with non-stick coating.
Slice the squash and zucchini into very thin disks. Whisk together 1 tbs oil with vinegar, garlic, onions, and pepper and marinate the sliced squash in it.
Reserve a ⅓ cup of the black beans, and mix the rest in with crushed tortilla chips, spread the mixture on bottom of casserole dish.
Top with about a 1/2 cup of cheese.
Slice the tomato thinly and lay out over cheese, then sprinkle lightly with a little more cheese.
Spread the squash mixture on top
Scatter the remaining beans over the squash then top with rest of cheese
Bake for 25-30 minutes uncovered (until squash is mostly tender).


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Easy Nutritious Gluten Free Mozzarella and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

 Mozzarella and Spinach Stuffed Chicken 

4 Chicken Breast (Thawed)
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Cup Fresh Spinach
1 Clove Garlic
1/4 Cup chopped onion
8 Whole mushrooms cut in half
2 Tbs Olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 400. Slice Chicken Breast in half horizontally. Tear spinach leaves in half and place on top one half of the chicken breast. I used about 6-8 leaves for each breast.  Evenly distribute mozzarella on top of the spinach on each breast (Have a little left over to sprinkle on top). Fold the clean side of the chicken breast over so that the spinach and mozzarella are now in the middle.   Place in glass baking dish and add onions on top of each breast.  Place mushrooms around the chicken breast. Drizzle olive oil over chicken and mushrooms.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Serve with gluten free pasta or pasta of your choice.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nutritious Quinoa Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, No sugar added!

 Quinoa Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled (1/2 cup dry)
1 cup water
1 cup oats (rolled or instant)
1/2 cup natural almond butter or peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine 1/2 cup dry quinoa with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat down to low, cover & simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Lightly stir with a fork. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, almond butter and maple syrup. Add oats, flaxseed and salt. Add chocolate chips last. Generously oil baking sheet and drop cookies on by the spoonful. Bake 18-20 minutes.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Delicious Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip cookies (Healthy version)

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Cup canned pumpkin 
1 egg
1/4 cup olive oil 
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce
2 cups whole wheat flour 
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon 
1 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp milk
1 Tbs vanilla 
1/2 bag Dark Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 
Mix pumpkin, olive oil, egg, sugar, and apple sauce together. Add remaining ingredients. Mix chocolate chips in last.  Generously oil baking sheet and add cookies by the spoonful.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.


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