My healthier versions of some Irish-American favorites to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! (Updated March 2014 with more options and better photos.) Even if you don't have even the tiniest bit of Irish blood, you're still probably aware that next week is St.
Red Cabbage, red bell pepper, sugar snap peas, and baked tofu cubes, drizzled with peanut-Sriracha sauce.
Cauliflower, garlic, and lemon; three of my favorite flavors in one dish. (Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, March 2014.) Have you heard that cauliflower is the new trendy vegetable for 2014?
Delicious roasted fish with a spicy herb rub is a great low-carb dinner. (For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and I love both this easy method of roasting fish fillets and the spicy rub that's used on the fish. You can make this with Orange Roughy, Halibut, Cod, or Tilapia, hope you enjoy!
This Ground Turkey Low-Carb Enchilada Casserole was so good, I had leftovers for breakfast one day. I'm a casserole-loving girl, and after I came up with Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole earlier this year, I kept thinking about variations of that recipe that might be good. Then one day at the store I noticed Hatch had a gluten-free version of their Red Chile Enchilada Sauce, and that got my creative cooking energy working a bit more. This Ground Turkey Low-Carb Enchilada Casserole with Red and Green Chiles uses the red chile sauce but has layers of whole green chiles as well, for a flavorful casserole that will really get your tastebuds going. And just like the chicken mock enchilada casserole, there's plenty of cheese and a little sour cream to tone down the heat. Jake and I gobbled this up when we tested the recipe, and then I had leftovers for breakfast yesterday after I found them in the fridge, so I think I can say it's a keeper!
This Edamame Hummus is a tasty treat that will get you to eat your veggies! I'm always on the lookout for healthy options for a snack because I'm one of those people who nibbles all day long, and those nibbles can really add up if you're snacking on the wrong things!
Pressure Cooker Mexican Beans are quick and easy. I love black beans and garbanzos, but if I could only have one type of beans, I'd have to choose creamy and delicious pinto beans for my favorite. In the past I've loved them in creamy Pressure Cooker Refried Beans and my favorite Pinto Bean Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes, and this recipe for Pressure Cooker Mexican Beans with Avocado-Poblano Salsa is also going to be one of those pinto bean recipes that get repeated often.
Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipes from February 2014 were Baked Eggs in Canadian Bacon Cups, Roasted Cabbage with Lime and Sriracha, Baked Chicken Strips with Mustard, Almond, and Parmesan, and Easy Taco Soup.
How about turkey breakfast sausage, sauteed mushrooms, and Feta, with a few eggs holding it together?
This Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach is easy, quick, and delicious! Shrimp is such a delicious and diet-friendly food that every so often I splurge on a big bag of frozen shrimp from Costco, and then I have fun deciding what to make with it. Last week when I was cooking with Jake we started out with a different recipe in mind, and halfway through we took a complete detour and ended up with this Mediterranean Shrimp over Spinach. Both of us loved this dish that's low-carb and gluten-free and if you use stock instead of the shrimp bouillon, it can even be Paleo!
If you need more fun in your life, I highly recommend getting a Mini! In December I promised to start sharing things I'm thinking about, and then in January I got distracted by Daily Phase One Recipes and now it's been two months since I've shared one of these posts.
My love affair with cabbage continues with this Roasted Cabbage with Lime and Sriracha! I've been a cabbage fan for a long time, but I think the beginnings of my love affair with cabbage probably were stirred by a bacon and cabbage salad my mom used to make. I'd clean my plate when we had that for dinner, and not just because of the bacon either!
Butter Bean Soup with Ham and Cabbage can be made with dried or canned beans. (Updated with better photos, plus instructions for using either dried or canned beans, February 2014.) If you're someone who might be inclined to turn up your nose at the mention of lima beans, stay with me for a minute here.
Turkey Italian Sausage, Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans, and Kale turn into a delicious stew in the slow cooker!
Sumac-Rubbed Salmon Roasted in Olive Oil is easy to make and loaded with flavor! Possibly this will be the blog post that will get you to try the middle eastern spice called Sumac (soo-mack) and if so, you can thank me later for bringing this wonderful new flavor into your life. I recently saw it mentioned in one of those magazine articles about new food trends for 2014, and I wondered what took them so long. I've been using Sumac for years now in things like Fattoush, Mediterranean Salad Dressing, Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes, and Cauliflower Rice, and if you've been reading my blog for a while you've probably realized how much I love this flavor. Sumac tastes a bit like lemon, which might be why the idea popped into my head to try it rubbed on salmon, and oh my, was that idea ever a winner!
These single-serving containers of Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole are great for a snack. I saw this Good Foods Tableside Chunky Guacamole three or four times at Costco before I ever picked it up and looked at the nutritional information. But once I bought a package and took it home, I quickly fell in love with these little single-serving tubs of guacamole that are perfect for a snack or when you're making a recipe that could benefit from just a dollop of guacamole.
I devoured this Cheesy vegetarian casserole with brown rice, broccoli, and mushrooms. It took me a couple of dump-in-the-trash attempts to get this Cheesy Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole with Broccoli and Mushrooms to come out the way I wanted it, but immediately after I finished taking that photo I sat down at the island in my kitchen and devoured the little plate of casserole, so I think experimenting with the recipe turned out to be worth it. The version that worked out has a few steps that might seem labor intensive, like cooling the rice, reducing the broth, and cooking the mushrooms, onions, and broccoli separately before they get combined into the casserole.
This Stir Fry with Pork and Veggies is ultra easy. If you don't do pork, substitute chicken or tofu.
This salmon with a Dijon and pecan crust would make a lovely Valentine's Day dinner. (For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this Quick and Easy Pecan-Crusted Dijon Salmon is perfect for a nice dinner on Valentine's Day.) I probably don't need to remind you about Valentine's Day, do I?
Soak beans overnight to make this delicious White bean and Ham Soup with Chard; I promise it's worth it!