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Zucchini with Garlic and Basil

DSC03696Ingredients (serves 4)

Cook time: 10 minutes

  • 2 lb. zucchini
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper

Directions

1. Trim the ends of each zucchini. Cut in half lengthwise and then chop into slices about 1/2 inch thick.

2. In a large pan heat olive oil. Add onions and garlic and sauté until browning, approx. 2 minutes. Add zucchini and toss occasionally until tender, approx 5 minutes.

3. Mix. in basil and cook for another minute. Salt and pepper. Serve.

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Extra: If you want to make a larger and more colorful side dish add tomato. Toss in 2 large chopped tomatoes, or a pint of cherry tomatoes, a few minutes before zucchini is finished cooking.

Egg Muffins

DSC02754These egg muffins are awesome for a to-go breakfast. One batch lasted me a week- I ate 2 muffins a day at work. I made these paleo friendly; however, you can easily add any ingredients you want like shredded cheese or chopped bacon to the mixture. Chopped broccoli with shredded cheddar would probably be delicious.

Ingredients

- 12 eggs

- 24 grape tomatoes

- fresh basil

- olive oil or coconut oil

- salt, pepper

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin with oil.

2. Chop basil

3. Whisk together eggs and basil in a large bowl. Season with salt & pepper.

4. Drop 2 grape tomatoes into each muffin tin. Then pour mixture. Divide evenly among the 12 muffin tins.

5. Cook for 25 minutes. Serve with sliced avocado, hot sauce, or goat/feta cheese (non-paleo.)