Honey Sriracha Shrimp

1 lb raw shrimp, tail off, skinned, devined (I used 31/40 per pound) 2 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2-3 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2 – 1″ cubes (optional*) Rinse shrimp and drain for 2…

Spicy Thai Chicken Salad

2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp soy sauce (pref low-sodium) 2 Tbsp Sriracha hot chili sauce* 2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter (I use PB2) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 2 cup cooked chicken, cubed or shredded 1-3 Tbsp water or chicken stock (**optional) 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts (can be chopped into…

Quinoa Italiano

1/2 cup white quinoa, rinsed well 2 cups crushed tomatoes (less than one 28-oz can) 1 small/medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 small onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp smoked paprika sprinkle of crushed red pepper…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets (approx 5-6 cups) 4 cups water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes Boil water with bouillon in a med sauce pan; add cauliflower and cook until fork-tender. 1 med onion, chopped (approx 1/2 cup) 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp olive oil Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until…

Apple Chicken Salad

2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-3″ pieces 2 apples – cored, skinned, and cubed – separated 1/2 small sweet onion, diced 1 tsp cinnamon 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup cashew pieces 1/3 cup apple butter* Add chicken, half of the cubed apple (approx 1 apple’s worth), onion, and cinnamon to crockpot. Stir to…

Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

2 cups cooked chicken, cubed and cooled 16 kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 8 greek olives, sliced (recommended: use feta-stuffed olives) 1 small cucumber or 2 mini cucumbers, diced 2 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 tsp zahtar (or za’atar) spice juice of 1 lemon 1/2 tsp dried minced onion…

Spiced Butternut Soup

  Crockpot time: 4-6 hours // Serves 6 1 butternut squash, roasted and pureed, OR 2 cans pureed 100% butternut squash or 100% pumpkin (if you can’t find canned butternut) 1 small sweet onion, diced small (or white cooking onion) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chicken broth 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp salt…

Roasted BLT Cauliflower

Prep time: 20 min / Cook time: 40 min 1 head cauliflower, rinsed and cut into florets (approx 5-6 cups) 2 Roma tomatoes, diced, with seeds and pulpy inside scooped out and discarded 1/4 cup diced red onion 2 garlic cloves 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup bacon bits 1/4 cup…

Greek Cucumber Salad

1 regular cucumber, sliced and quartered (or half of an English cucumber) 12 kalamata olives, halved 6 large greek olives stuffed with feta, sliced 12 mild banana pepper rings, diced 1-2 roasted red peppers, diced 1/4 red onion diced small (or less, depending on preference) 1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese crumbles 12 small cheese…