Meal Prep: Turkey Muffins with Roasted Peppers and Zucchini

256 calories and so satisfying! Gloriously gluten-free and low-calorie, this meal is a staple in my diet. Ingredients 1.5 lbs ground turkey meat (170 calories/4 oz raw; 93/7 Lean – Est: 4 oz Raw = 3 oz Cooked) 1 egg 1/3 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs salt, pepper & dried thyme 1 bag mini sweet peppers 5…

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Apple Scallion Puree

Perfect over pork or turkey, this vegan and gluten-free condiment is light and lovely. Ingredients 4 medium apples (I used macintosh 1 apple=80 calories) 1 large bunch scallions 1 cup organic, gluten-free vegetable broth Directions Chop apples and scallions and place in a medium saute pan Add the broth, cover and cook over medium heat…

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Meal Prep: Poached Chicken with Carrots & Scallions

Ingredients 24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast 10 medium carrots 1 large bunch scallions 6 cups organic, gluten-free vegetable broth salt & pepper Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees Place chicken breast in a large, oven-safe pan deep enough to hold 4 cups of stock Season the chicken with salt & pepper and pour 4…

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Scrumptious Carrots and Scallions

This is such a simple side dish you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll be digging into this baby! Eat as a companion to your meal or mix with rice, quinoa, couscous, farro or barley as an entrée. Ingredients 10 medium carrots 1 large bunch scallions 2 cups organic, gluten-free vegetable broth salt & pepper…

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Parts Unknown – The Human Mind

I’ve been asked the question many times, “If you could share a meal with one person, who would it be?” My response is always, “my father”. However, if the question was “If you could host a dinner party for anyone, who would be your guests?” My answer would be, “my father, Anthony Bourdain and Jeong Kwan.”…

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Food Diary – Testing, Testing…..

I have no idea what week it is in this diet.  I still meal prep, I still calculate the calories so that I follow a 1200 calorie/day meal plan but I stopped obsessively tracking my meals in a spreadsheet, I only weigh myself on Sunday mornings and I no longer obsess about my weight every…

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Turkey Salad with a Twist!

I could eat this all day long! Since pasta is NOT on my diet and I limit the amount I have even on a cheat day, I love just about anything that resembles pasta (so I can pretend).  I had some oven roasted turkey breast left over, and since I don’t believe in wasting food,…

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Greek Egg Salad with Persian Cucumbers

I have never been one for mayonnaise or egg salad, but I find this scrumptious! This recipe yields 3 servings and contains 230 calories per serving. Ingredients 6 hard-boiled eggs 2 cups chopped broccoli 4 Tbsp. mayonnise Symeon’s Greek Seasoning 6 Persian cucumbers Directions Chop the hard-boiled eggs and place in a medium size mixing…

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Gluten-Free Smoky Shredded Chicken

Moist, delicious, satisfying, gluten-free and 301 calories! Ingredients 1 package boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup liquid smoke 8 oz. water 4 red bell peppers 1 package baby spinach Directions Place chicken, liquid smoke and water in a crock pot, cover, set on high and cook for 4-5 hours. When the chicken is finished, let…

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