Pork tenderloin, cut into evenly sized “chunks”, marinated in olive oil, worchestershire sauce, yellow mustard, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and chives; then roasted over an open fire.
Chopped salad with fresh cauliflower, salad greens, bacon, cashews, red onion. Dressing is mayonnaise, lemon juice and sugar, with a bit of water to thin.
Fresh fruit with mint, lemon juice and agave nectar.
Pre-made Tortilla Encrusted Tilapia (that our family loves!).
Whole wheat spaghetti pasta with lightly sauteed red bell peppers and pine nuts, seasoned with parsley, basil, chili oil, salt and pepper.
1 package Chicken Andouille Sausage and 1 package Chicken Apple Gouda Sausage, cut into bit sized pieces and sauteed in cast iron skillet until browned and hot. Rice, beans and corn were seasoned with chili powder, lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. (This would have been great with cilantro, but I didn’t have any on hand!)
- Boil two large chicken breasts and then shred.
- Chop one half of a medium onion coarsely and a few garlic cloves and sweat them in chili oil.
- Soak dried wild mushrooms in hot water, dice and add mushrooms and water to onions and garlic.
- Add two teaspoons of chicken bouillon
- Add one can of Cream of Mushroom Soup (I cheated a little)
- Add one half of a cup of sour cream
- Add chopped kale leaves and shredded chicken
- Season with thyme/salt/pepper
- Serve on rice
Italian Sausage, Bacon, Kale, Russet Potatoes, Roasted Garlic, Ground Fennel Seed, Chicken Broth, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt and Pepper
Roasted garlic separately and set aside.
Browned bacon (8 oz package) and set aside.
Two quarts chicken broth into stock pot. Added 5 small russets, with skin on, cubed, with 3/4 of one of the potatoes minced finely to break down and add thickness. Roughly chopped kale (about 2 cups?) and added to stock pot.
Browned 2 links of sausage (out of casings) and added to stock pot.
Added bacon and roughly chopped roasted garlic (lots! probably 10-12 cloves. Is it really strange that I can eat roasted garlic cloves like candy?) to stock pot. Seasoned all with 2 tsp freshly ground fennel seeds, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes.
Brought stock pot to boil, reduced to simmer, until potatoes and kale were tender, about 12-15 minutes.
I may not do a whole lot of pre-prepared food, but these Tortilla and Lime Encrusted Tilapia Fillets from Costco are really good and incredibly easy. Right out of the freezer, onto a baking sheet, into the oven, and still done in 15 minutes!
Roasted butternut squash with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Spinach and mixed greens salad with strawberries, fresh mint, fresh basil, pecans, pear infused vinegar and olive oil.
Chickpea Salad: chickpeas, finely chopped cucumber, fresh mint, fresh basil, green onions, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Avocado with lime juice, cilantro and salt.
Cod and Marinade: 2-3T minced fresh ginger, 2-3T finely chopped white parts of green onion, 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar, 1/4 cup peanut oil, 1T sugar, red pepper flakes, salt. Pour marinade into pan for baking fish and let fish marinade, turning a couple of times, for 20-30 minutes. Bake, covered, at 450 degrees until fish flakes easily, about 18 minutes.
Rice noodle sauce: small amounts of lime juice, fish sauce, agave nectar for a bit of sweetness, and a bit more liberal amount of soy sauce. Chopped green onions, fresh basil, cilantro, peanuts. Also added a bit of the marinade for the fish after that came out of the oven.
Lima beans: butter and soy sauce
Whole wheat penne pasta, italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, 1/2 cup beef broth, parsley.