Pork and plums

INGREDIENTS 1 pound pork tenderloin, pounded thin Coarse salt Extra-virgin olive oil Unsalted butter 4 plums, cut into wedges 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar DIRECTIONS Slice pork tenderloin, and season with salt. Brown pork in olive oil and butter over medium-high heat, and remove. Saute plums and red onion over medium…

French Green Lentils Salad

FOR THE LENTILS 3 cups French green lentils, rinsed and drained  4 cups water  2 teaspoons reduced sodium vegetable broth  4 stalks celery, diced (about 1 & 1⁄2 cups) 1 & 1⁄2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved  2 medium shallots, finely diced  1⁄4 cup packed chopped fresh parsley  Pinch of sea salt (optional)  Goat cheese FOR…

GG’s Butter Chicken

  The marinade is important because the chicken breasts don’t take long to cook, so they won’t absorb much of the flavour from the sauce. If you want, you can marinate the chicken overnight for maximum benefit (but even a half-hour to mingle with the spices will make a difference). Ingredients For chicken & marinade: 2.2…

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

Wash spaghetti squash outside, poke a few holes with a knife and put in microwave for 1-2 min. Cut off head, cut in half and scrape out insides       Put olive oil, salt and pepper and paprika on the rim of spaghetti squash. Turn face down into aluminum-lined tray, and cook for 30-45 mins…

Warm Chicken Parmesan Salad

   Ingredients Chicken 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 chicken cutlets, about 3 ounces each  3/4 teaspoon salt  1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes  1 1/2 cups store-bought marinara sauce  3/4 cup shredded mozzarella Salad: 3 cups baby arugula  1 cup small basil leaves  1/2 cup shaved Parmesan  1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes  1 tablespoon…

Thai Noodle Bowl

      Ingredients For the Thai Peanut Sauce: 1 large clove garlic 2 tablespoons (30 mL) toasted sesame oil 3 tablespoons (45 mL) natural smooth peanut butter or almond butter 2 teaspoons (10 mL) grated fresh ginger (optional) 3 tablespoons (45 mL) fresh lime juice, plus more as needed 2 tablespoons (37 mL) low-sodium soy…

Spagetti Squash

Ingredients 1 spagetti squash olive oil salt and pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Using a knife make holes in the squash and fast cook it in microwave 3-5 mins.  This makes the squash easier to cut in half, make sure you cut length wise. Scoop out…

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups quinoa 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed if canned 1 1/2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups cooked corn 3/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 2 pickled jalapeño chilies, seeded and minced 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro green onion For dressing 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste…

Greek Chicken Kabobs

INGREDIENTS: Marinate cut pieces of chicken in: – Greek Yogurt (1/2 a big container – about 1 – 1.5 cups) – Feta Cheese – Sundried Tomatoes – 1/2 lemon – 2 tsp. dried oregano – 1/4 tsp. ground pepper – 1/2 tsp. salt – 1/4 tsp. rosemary – 1/4 tsp. thyme At least marinate for…

Beef tenderloin steaks

  This is an easy recipe for beef tenderloin steaks in the oven.  Buy best quality beef tenderloin steaks about 1 & 3/4 inch thick.  Take them out of the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking. Heat the oven to 450°F. Turn the exhaust fan on to high. Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Oil…

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients​ Spaghetti squash Chicken Cheese Breadcrumbs Flour Eggs Tomato