I made true clean eating, one pan teriyaki chicken and cauliflower. Served with brown rice or could be quinoa. No hoisin sauces, mirin and sake wines, and of course no yucky bottles of teriyaki sauce. Hence, the lighter brown colour of clean homemade teriyaki sauce sans loads of brown sugar. Basically, teriyaki chicken skillet for 1 % of North Americans => us #beproud. I love to veg up meals with bulky veggies because…for obvious reasons. You might also like my chicken and cauliflower curry, shrimp quinoa with asparagus, and roasted cauliflower…
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I can talk about chicken in America issues forever. From chicken breast addiction to 50 sick chickens standing in their own poop in one cage. Then it becomes $4.99 Costco rotisserie chicken, Tyson “All breast meat” chicken nuggets and McDonald’s “All natural” sh*t. Please buy organic or locally raised chicken, it’s not that much more expensive! Or if it is for you, eat less chicken and more vegetables, even better!
I have been making salmon lox for years. If you have never heard of a lox or gravlax, it is basically raw salmon cured in a mixture of salt and sugar for 24 hours. Very European and Scandinavian thing to make. My clean eating version is made with maple syrup and also contains ground coriander because it adds amazing flavour. I got this recipe idea from a Russian friend years and years ago.
Spicy chicken meatballs recipe made healthy with zucchini in place of breadcrumbs and simmered in scrumptious balsamic harissa sauce. Ready in under 40 minutes and are mild enough for the kids. Serve as a main dish with brown rice, quinoa, salad or as an appetizer. Healthy comfort food at its best. These were soooo good! I love meatballs, especially chicken!!! I could never be vegan but I’m doing my best to eat plant based as much as I can. These chicken meatballs were so juicy and tender. Traditionally harissa sauce…
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Salmon stir fry made with wild salmon, crispy green beans, meaty mushrooms stir fried with soy sauce, ginger and garlic, then topped with sesame seeds and green onions. 20 minute dinner that is high in protein, rich with heart healthy fats and low in carbs. Delicious! My kids were licking the plates. This salmon stir fry reminded me of my favourite Asian fusion restaurant – P.F. Chang’s. We always go there for dinner while in the US. Lots of healthy options, the staff is always welcome to customize your order…
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Zucchini noodles, weird and interesting, right?! I will be honest: when I first saw them on Pinterest last year, I was like “Whaaaat?! Why?!”. Pinterest is awesome but it’s full of weird ideas that are not practical. Many recipes look pretty, I agree, but it’s either a very time consuming or an unnecessary idea, in my opinion.
I absolutely love salads that do not require dressing preparation on a side (hello, tomato and red onion salad and tomato feta pasta salad). Like this simple tomato basil salad – cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and the rest are the spices in your fridge/pantry. You throw everything together in a bowl and gently stir. The end result – delicious full of flavour summer salad full of antioxidants, vitamins A + C, and folic acid. And of course with a bit of a heat kick with Tabasco® Original Red Sauce.
Meaty juicy eggplant fritters dipped in a peppery egg wash and fried with no oil. Serve as a side dish for meat and poultry, on a whole wheat bun to make a veggie burger (use 2 patties), inside a whole wheat pita as a sandwich or on its own as a vegetarian cutlet/savoury pancake. These no fuss eggplant fritters are versatile, quick and dirt cheap. No grinder, food processor or pre-baking is required either.
I feel like I’m following a paleo diet this week. grilled fish kebabs, grilled cherry tomatoes and now more vegetables and lean protein. This quick fish skillet consists of tuna, eggplant and cherry tomatoes, simmered with Tabasco® Original Red Sauce, maple syrup & cider vinegar and topped with fresh basil. Perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights. Serve this skillet on its own or over brown basmati rice, barley or quinoa for a more filling dish.
Grilled chicken breast is one of my favourites. It is lean, tender and juicy, if cooked properly. My mom and grandma always said it’s the driest part of the chicken but I just love it. The marinade and right cooking method make all the difference though, for example take Greek chicken kebab recipe or miso marinated chicken. I think my ladies only ever made soup with chicken. We had no grills.