Category: All Recipes

Sesame Snow Peas and Shiitake Mushrooms


Ingredients (serves 2-3)

6-8 large shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 

3/4 lbs snow peas, trimmed

1 tsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp sesame oil

2 tbs vegetable or olive oil

Sesame seeds to garnish 

Salt


Directions 

1. Combine soy sauce and sesame oil with 2 tbs of water in a small bowl.

2. Heat large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tbs of oil. When the oil is hot add mushrooms and stir for 3 minutes.

3. Add remaining oil, snow peas and pinch of salt. Stir for 30 seconds.

4. Add soy/sesame mixture and cool for 2 minutes, until peas are crisp/tender.

5. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Ahi Tuna Tartare

 Ingredients

1 lb ground tuna (sashimi grade)

2 tablespoons Sesame oil

Siracha 

Sesame seeds

1 large avocado

Directions 

1. Put tuna in bowl.

2. Add oil and siracha (to taste.) Use hands to mix. 

3. Mash avocado.

4. Plate avocado, then tuna. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Garnish plate with wasabi paste.

Artichoke “Hummus”

 
Ingredients

28 oz quartered artichokes in brine, or water (brine will have more flavor)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup avocado oil or EVOO

4 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Optional: minced pimento peppers or olives

Directions 

1. Drain artichokes. Dry between paper towels to remove excess liquid.

2. Add all ingredients to food processor or magic bullet. Blend until creamy.

3. Drizzle oil on top before serving.

Optional: garnish with minced peppers/olives

Oyster Mushrooms with wilted Spinach

Ingredients

3 cloves garlic, chopped

4 cups oyster mushroom, or another wild mushroom

Dry sherry wine, 3 tablespoons

Low sodium soy sauce, 1.5 tablespoons  
20oz spinach

EVOO

Directions

1. In large skillet heat oil and garlic for 1 min.

2. Add mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes until mushrooms are tender.

3. Add sherry and soy sauce. 

4. Once simmering start adding spinach. Continue adding and stirring until all spinach is wilted. Serve.

Steak Salad

 

 Prep & cook: approx. 40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2) 

1 lb skirt steak

1 container Arugula/rocket 

1/2 pint grape tomatoes, halved 

1 small fennel bulb, sliced very thinly 

Goat cheese

Balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

1. Put pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil, then fennel. Salt and pepper. Sauté until slightly brown but still crispy, approx. 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.

 

2. Wipe down pan and return to burner.

3.  Salt and pepper steak. Do not oil pan. On medium heat cook steak 3-5 minutes on each side until pink inside. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes.

2. When steak is room temperature slice into strips, or bite size pieces.

 

2. Mix together arugula, tomatoes, fennel. Dress salad. Divide into two big bowls/plates.

3. Top salad with steak and goat cheese. Serve.

Pumpkin Shrimp Coconut Curry – paleo friendly

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Cook time: approx. 45 minutes

Ingredients

    • 2 cups chopped onion
    • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 3 plum tomatos, chopped
    • 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin purée
    • 32 oz vegetable broth
    • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
    • 3 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 head of broccoli, cut into pieces and pre-steamed
    • 2 pound shrimps, peeled and deveined
    • 3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
    • olive oil
    • Cilantro (garnish)
    • Lime zest (garnish)
    • Serve with Quinoa (optional)

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion and ginger. Cook until soft, stirring occasionally- about 8 minutes.

2. Add garlic- cook for 1 minute.

3. Add tomato and pumpkin purée. Stir frequently until pumpkin is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

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4. Add broth, coconut milk, curry powder, and cayenne pepper- simmer for 20 minutes.

5. Add shrimp, broccoli and lime juice. Simmer until shrimp are cooked and broccoli is warmed through.

6. Serve over quinoa (optional). Top with cilantro and lime zest.

“Zoodles” Zucchini Noodles – paleo friendly

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I’ve been wanting to make my own zucchini noodles for a while now and I finally gave in and decided to buy the Paderno Spiralizer. Definitely one of the best purchases for my kitchen. You can use it to shave or spiral most vegetables and fruits, and although I can’t wait to try other vegetables, I know I’ll mostly be using it to make zucchini noodles– the best paleo pasta. Substitute zoodles for any pasta dish.

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Once I had the noodles spiralled I decided to make a simple dish with sautéed kale, garlic and onions. I pre-sautéed the kale mixture then added it to the zoodles when they were finished cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis per person (for a simple non-meat dish)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil per 2 zucchinis
  • salt + pepper

Directions

1. Heat olive oil over Medium-High heat in sauté pan.

2. Add zoodles, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stir occasionally. Zoodles are done.

Chia Pudding

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Chia seeds will expand, soften, and absorb the liquid, creating a gummy-like pudding.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • optional: 1 teaspoon honey or agave
  • Garnish: raspberries or blueberries

Directions

1. In a bowl, stir together all ingredients (except fruit.) Let sit for 15 minutes or refrigerate overnight.

2. Scoop into serving dish and top with berries.

Garlic Scapes

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The other night I was a small Italian restaurant in Brooklyn for my cousins birthday and the waiter brought out a plate of the most amazing grilled garlic scapes. If you’re like me and have never heard of scapes before they are the flower stalk of the garlic bulb, and are often used in dishes the same way you would use garlic or scallions. I personally loved them on their own with some olive oil, salt and pepper. They taste like mild garlic, and if you can grill or sear them you’ll definitely want to do that for the char flavor.

Ingredients

  • 10 garlic scapes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt + pepper

Directions

1. Wash the scapes and break off the harder ends (not the bulbs) like you would with asparagus.

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2. Cut into quarters so that they’ll fit in your pan. Put large sauté pan on medium-high heat.

3. Add olive oil to pan and wait for it to heat. Add scapes, salt and pepper.

4. Cook until al dente, approx. 5 minutes.

Option 2 Grilling

1. Place scapes in large bowl or plate. Massage with olive oil, and toss with salt and pepper.

2. Put on grill and cook until lightly charred, approx. 10min.

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