Garlic Scallops Recipe

Garlic Scallops Recipe

To sear the garlic scallops you will need organic Ghee like This & cast iron skillet like this ARE YOU READY FOR THE PERFECT GARLIC SCALLOPS OF YOUR LIFE ? I GOT YOU !     Healthy garlic scallops, you don’t have to worry about eating too much. The liquid gold butter ghee, is what makes the most delicious sauce for those scallops to swim in. ( If you don’t want to bother making it, you can just order some Here ). Then you can mop it up with some crusty bread or...

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Pesto Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls

Pesto Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls

This Pesto Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls recipe was just the meal we needed. It helps that there’s mozzarella inside, because my kids will try anything if you say there’s cheese inside. While the instructions for these Pesto Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls seem lengthy at a glance, they are just detailed, so don’t be discouraged.       INGREDIENTS: 4 boneless skinless chicken breast {about 1 ½ pounds} 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese,...

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Easy, make-ahead foil packets packed with shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. It’s a full meal with zero clean-up!      The traditional shrimp boil is converted to an easy peasy foil packet dinner option.     Packed with shrimp, andouille sausage, corn on the cob, and baby red potatoes, you have a full meal right in these packets, packed with so much flavor and just the right amount of heat. You also have a grill option or oven option. You can’t go wrong...

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Sesame Chicken Wings

Sesame Chicken Wings

These Tangy Sesame Chicken Wings, with their Asian flair, are my go-to game day and party appetizer recipe! Everyone always raves about them, and they disappear quickly! YOU HAVE TO TRY THESE!     This is a really easy recipe. Whisk together your gluten free soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, lemon zest and juice, garlic, ginger, and all the seasonings.  I am partial to San J Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce. We started using this soy sauce when we discovered my son’s...

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Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin – Easy to make, flavorful, incredibly tender pork loin rubbed with a Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic mixture makes for a crowd pleasing dinner with very little effort.     The BEST Roasted Pork of all time! Don’t believe me?! MAKE IT. NOW. ? Hey Hey, buddies! HAPPY SUNDAY! And HAPPY start to the Holiday Season! HOW EXCITING!! ? Tell me, what are your Sunday plans? Are you wearing your Sunday’s Best? Are you going to...

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Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

A perfectly grilled boneless pork chop seasoned simply with lemon pepper, lemon juice and olive oil. A quick and easy to make summer barbecue recipe that you’ll want to make all year round.     Often in the summer life is so busy that it’s nice to have an easy, go-to recipe that you know every one will love. One that turns out perfectly every time and you don’t have to spend much time preparing it. For me this is that recipe.     My favorite BBQ tools...

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Pork Meatballs with Orange Sauce

Pork Meatballs with Orange Sauce

Slow Cooker Pork Meatballs with Orange Sauce…tender, juicy meatballs, packed with vegetables, covered with an orange glaze that everyone goes crazy for! Great as a party appetizer, or delicious easy meal with rice!     Normally, for an appetizer, one serving would equal two meatballs, so following this guideline, you could technically feed 42 people. However, you know your crowd, so plan accordingly. A lot of time it depends on how many other appetizers are going...

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Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Colorful and healthy, this Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad makes a great lunch and can be easily customized. The strawberry dressing is the best in the world!       This salad is super versatile: it can serve as a quick and light lunch, or you can add some grilled chicken and feta cheese to make a filling dinner. Now, that I’ve convinced you to try it, let’s start cooking! We’ll start with the dressing.       INGREDIENTS: For the dressing:...

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Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

This easy pork tenderloin is rubbed with a coarse coriander and garlic paste and roasted in one skillet with fennel, red onions, plums and fresh mint. Equal parts do-able and delicious.     It’s so cool how a simple switch like that changes the entire character of a meal. The plums get nice and soft and caramelized and their juices create a little sauce which is really nice to spoon over the pork. I marinated the pork in a coarse paste of fresh coriander and...

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Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin with Cream Cheese Stuffing

Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin with Cream Cheese Stuffing

Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin with Cream Cheese Stuffing. This is a lovely flavorful recipe and sure to keep your pork loin juicy and tender. The stuffing is made up of spinach, onion, peppers and cream cheese. Then the loin is rubbed in a wonderful brown sugar spiced mix, and simply roasted.     It can be a little tricky to know how to butterfly the pork loin so we’ve added a really nice video below so you can see just how easy it is to do, once you know how! If...

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Roast pork belly with citrus and star anise

Roast pork belly with citrus and star anise

This stunning roast pork belly dish is made with a soy, star anise and clementine marinade, giving it an aromatic oriental twist. Serve with a quick homemade pickled cucumber dip and all the usual trimmings for a delectable alternative Sunday roast.       INGREDIENTS: 1kg (2lb) piece of boneless pork belly 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated 4 garlic cloves, crushed 4 star anise 50ml (2fl oz) dark soy sauce 2-3 tbsp fish sauce 1 lime,...

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Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce

Pork Chops with Dijon Sauce

We eat a lot of pork in this family, even given my father’s Germanic background. Pork chops are the most convenient, which is probably why I remember my mother serving them so often growing up. The chops were thinner, and almost always bone-in (there were a lot of kids gnawing on bones at our table). These days we get thicker chops and although we prefer bone-in, it just depends on what’s available at the market that day. Given that we eat pork chops so often, dad is always...

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Bacon-wrapped Pork Roast

Bacon-wrapped Pork Roast

If you have lean cuts of meat, you often need to do something to introduce fat back into the meat just to make it taste better and to help keep it from drying out. Here’s a trick you can use with a pork loin roast, a relatively lean cut, to bump up the flavor and keep it juicy. Just brown the roast first on the stovetop, then wrap it in strips of bacon to roast. As the roast cooks, the bacon will bathe it in flavor.       INGREDIENTS: 1 pork loin roast (about...

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Chicken Gyros with French Fries, Tsatziki Sauce & Feta Cheese

Chicken Gyros with French Fries, Tsatziki Sauce & Feta Cheese

Although Cava’s gryos are made with lamb, I recreated them at home with some marinated thin sliced chicken breasts, fresh tsatziki, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and homemade shoe string french fries. I could have dipped the french fries in tsatziki for days because the cool creaminess complimented the crisp fries in the best way. Not only is tsatziki tasty, but it is a great healthy substitute for those of you who like to dip your fries into aioli. This spread would also...

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Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

“Chicken Teriyak-wee” a.k.a. Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki, which is a light, healthier version of the standard Japanese chicken teriyaki. Catherine’s recipe uses either fresh or canned pineapple as the main sweetener in the recipe, and it adds such a bright zing to the dish!   The chicken breast is marinated in crushed pineapple, soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. A portion of that sauce is set aside and heated up to pour over the chicken after it’s done cooking. You...

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Grilled Chicken Marinade with Lemon and Garlic

Grilled Chicken Marinade with Lemon and Garlic

This super easy and wonderfully flavorful marinade for grilled chicken will become your go-to grilling recipe! Featuring ingredients you’ve already got in your pantry, dinner will be marinating in no time, and ready to grill when you are! Kid-tested and 100% approved!     It’s an awesome (and totally simple!!) marinade recipe for the most phenomenal grilled chicken! We eat chicken this way all summer long. It’s seriously yummy!       INGREDIENTS:...

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Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast with Greek Yogurt Sauce

Spinach and Artichoke stuffed chicken breast is grilled and topped with a creamy, Parmesan Greek yogurt sauce! It’s a healthy, low carb dinner that’s perfect for a weeknight!       INGREDIENTS:     For the chicken:   3 Tbsp Plain, Non-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 tsp Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp liquid from a jar of artichokes packed in water. Pinch of salt/pepper 1 lb Chicken breasts 8 Artichoke hearts Spinach Italian seasoning   For the Greek yogurt...

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Grilled Chicken Parmesan

Grilled Chicken Parmesan

When the weather gets hot, stay out of the kitchen and bring the cooking outdoors. This Grilled Chicken Parmesan blends traditional flavor with the taste of summer.     To make this Grilled Chicken Parmesan recipe, you first pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness. This is really important when grilling chicken breasts. It will let them cook evenly, otherwise the thinner part of the chicken breast will dry up before the thicker part is cooked through. It...

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Blackberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Blackberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

This tender chicken is marinated, grilled, and then topped with a delicious Blackberry-Balsamic Glaze. It is easy to throw together and perfect for using up those summer berries!     The marinade for this chicken is based off this ever-popular Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Spicy Honey-Bacon Glaze. I changed it up and added smashed berries, but be aware that this turns your chicken a violent shade of purple on the outside. I love it! So colorful. But if you are...

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Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken

Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken

After making this tender, juicy orange chicken bathed in Honey Sriracha Orange Glaze in the afternoon, I giddily ate it for lunch.   I giddily ate it again for dinner. That night, I couldn’t stop dreaming about its perfect sweet heat and had to polish it off for breakfast.  The chicken all to myself was the only reason I was happy my husband was gone surfing in Mexico. That, and the fact that Patrick would also want to devour this Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken so I would...

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Superfood Crunch Salad with Homemade Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

Superfood Crunch Salad with Homemade Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

In the spirit of a fresh start, let’s cue the token salad recipe to kick off another year of healthy, feel-good recipes! I’m going to skip the whole “oh I’ve been eating too many sweets and need to eat more veggies” spiel (totally true though) and just get to the recipe because its a good one!       I’ve never been one to think that a salad should be a punishment food. A good hearty salad is a cause for celebration. Call me crazy, but I tend to get as excited...

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Weekend Glow Kale Salad

Weekend Glow Kale Salad

When I started using these simple tricks, my kale salads went from bitter and hard to swallow to mind-blowing delicious! Kale is said to be a ‘beauty’ vegetable because it improves skin tone, complexion, and gives you a great glow. It’s also just as beautiful for your insides too!       My 3 tips for preparing raw kale: 1. Remove the stems when you plan on eating it raw (and some people remove the stems for cooking too-it’s personal preference). The stems are...

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Over The Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Over The Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Purple vegetables, such as this cabbage and others like eggplant and blueberries, contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are chemicals that protect body cells, decrease the spread of cancer cells, and more. Be sure to add some toasted sesame seeds (or hemp seeds would work) on top to compliment the salad nicely. I served it with fluffy garlic “buttery” quinoa, as a complete protein source.         INGREDIENTS: About 6-7 cups of roughly chopped red/purple...

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Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad

Those Valentine’s Day recipes are looking delicious so far! Eric is going to have a very hard decision on his hands. Light, fresh, and packed with protein and healthy fats, this tangy salad will have you dreaming of Spring and Summer.   INGREDIENTS:     For the salad: 1 cup uncooked Red quinoa 1 (14oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 red pepper, chopped 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro, finely chopped 2 Green Onions, chopped 1 cup fresh corn (optional) *see note...

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Greek Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

Greek Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

This Greek salad is a must try! It is one of the healthiest salads around; chock-full of fresh, raw veggies and served with a healthy (and super easy) zesty lemon dressing. So delicious and guilt free! I could eat this all day and not get tired of it. It kind of reminds me of the Olive Garden salad but it’s 100x better! You’ll be making it again and again. Seriously folks, go to the grocery store soon. ?     INGREDIENTS:   Greek Salad Ingredients:  1 head...

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Detox Salad

Detox Salad

Whole Foods salads typically have short ingredient lists as well as vegan and wheat-free options. They are the perfect inspiration for salads at home when you’re getting bored of the usual lettuce and vegetable routine. World’s Healthiest Foods reports that cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, and mustard greens) are said to be detoxifying because they provide support for the immune system, inflammatory system, hormonal system,...

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Rosemary Almond Goat Cheese Crostinis

Rosemary Almond Goat Cheese Crostinis

These little crostinis are topped with goat cheese, almonds, rosemary and honey. They’re a perfect combination of flavors and textures, and make an awesome appetizer for entertaining!     One standout was these amazing little crostinis with goat cheese, rosemary, Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds, and a little extra drizzle of honey. They were tangy and sweet, and the rosemary gave them such great flavor.     INGREDIENTS: 1 French baguette Olive oil 8...

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Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

These Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks are totally addictive – and if you’re looking for a low carb snack or lunch this is the recipe you need. Boring food isn’t going to keep me sticking to any kind of diet, I’ve learned that before. So what I set out to do is make more interesting food that’s going to make me actually want to eat it. Buffalo chicken anything always keeps me pretty interested. Wings are number one, which if you’re following low carb type diet isn’t the worst...

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Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This Spinach and Artichoke dip is dairy-free, but just as flavorful and creamy as the original version! It’s a perfect way to sideline meat and celebrate #MeatlessMondayNight on game nights! Since Spinach and Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite Monday Night Football treats, I thought it would be a great one to tackle. I had seen a yummy vegan version on Plant Powered Kitchen and thought it would be the perfect recipe to try some Silk Almond Milk in!      ...

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Dilly Cucumber Bites

Dilly Cucumber Bites

These fresh Dilly Cucumber Bites make a great healthy appetizer. Cucumber slices are topped with a fresh dill cream cheese and yogurt mixture, and finished with a juicy cherry tomato. Parties and get-togethers are a great excuse to make some of my favorite more indulgent treats, like brownies and cookies and cheesy dips. But this past month I had so many occasions to make snacks that I actually got a little sick of eating junk. Can you believe it?     Dill and...

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