Baked Meatballs with Zoodles

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthy alternative to a classic Italian favorite.

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons organic napolitana sauce (Kirkland)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Zoodles

  • 8 cups zucchini noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. In a large bowl combine the beef with the onions, garlic, egg, herbs, and lemon juice.
  3. Once it is mixed well, shape into round balls.
  4. Place into the oven for 20 minutes and bake until meatballs are fully cooked
  5. When there is about 5 minutes left, start on the zucchini noodles.
  6. Heat avocado oil in a medium pan over high heat.
  7. Use a paper towel to squeeze excess water excess water out of zucchini noodles.
  8. Add zucchini to the pan and toss for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Add the salt and garlic powder while tossing.
  10. Plate, top with marinara sauce and meatballs.
  11. Enjoy!

Chicken Kebobs

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A restaurant favorite that you can make at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs or breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 small onion (peeled, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground saffron (powder)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (roughly chopped)

Directions

  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Begin trimming all of the fat.
  2. Cut the chicken into equal pieces (1 ½ – 2 inches) and place them in a medium glass container.
  3. Add the onions, saffron, salt, and lemon juice to the chicken and toss to coat completely.
  4. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24-48 hours.
  5. When you’re ready to roast the chicken, preheat the oven to 450F (230 C).
  6. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack inside the lined baking sheet.
  7. Grease the baking rack with the olive oil and use tongs to arrange a single layer of marinated chicken on top of the baking rack (may need to bake in batches).
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  9. Turn on the broiler and char the chicken until starting to blacken, about 3 minutes.
  10. Add in the parsley to garnish.
  11. May choose to add an extra lemon wedge, onion, or tomato, on the side to the finished dish.
  12. Accompanies well with the Shirazi Salad.
  13. Enjoy!

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Servings: 1 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★
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A flavorful sauce that goes great with meats and vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Pulse for up to a minute until everything is combined.
  3. Refrigerate or serve room temperature.
  4. Enjoy!

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Rating: ★★★★
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Succulent chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce - a simple yet elegant dish.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • ½ cup arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • ½ cup mushrooms (sliced)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons mixed herbs (parsley, thyme, oregano)

Directions

  1. Place arrowroot and salt into a bowl. Mix with a whisk.
  2. Dip the chicken thighs into the mixture until they are lightly coated on all sides.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with avocado oil. Once hot, add the thighs.
  4. Cook the chicken until golden brown. Remove and place on a plate.
  5. Add shallot, garlic, and mushrooms to the skillet. Sauté until mushrooms start to soften.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth, coconut milk, vinegar, and lemon juice.
  7. Stir and reduce to low heat to simmer.
  8. Place the chicken back into the sauce and continue simmering until fully cooked.
  9. If the sauce is too thick, add more chicken stock (little at a time) to reach desired consistency.
  10. Enjoy!

Seared Lemon-Garlic Scallops

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A light and flavorful dish to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 12 scallops
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Wash and pat dry the scallops. Season with salt.
  2. Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Let it get very hot then add in the scallops.
  3. Cook for three minutes on one side then turn over and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the pan.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and melt ghee in the skillet. Add in the garlic and cook for a few minutes until it is fragrant.
  5. Remove from heat and add in the scallops, lemon juice, and parsley. Mix around until they are fully coated.
  6. Enjoy!