Lunch | Soups

LETTUCE SOUP

HINT: Use the entire head of lettuce, except for the core and discolored parts, even the tougher outer leaves and the stems. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large leeks, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise, white and light green parts only 1 large white or yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large head romaine lettuce, cored, sliced, […]

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Lunch

SWEET POTATOES ZA’ATAR AND GARLICKY KALE

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 tablespoon sumac 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 medium-size sweet potatoes, cut into cubes Olive oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped Sea salt   PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking tray with parchment paper. To make the za’atar, […]

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Dinner

ROASTED ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

INGREDIENTS 8 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/16-inch ribbons Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing, plus 2 tablespoons extra Sea salt and black pepper 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons chopped oregano 1 bunch kale (500 grams), trimmed and blanched 1 bunch spinach (375 grams), trimmed and blanched 2 1/4 cups (540 grams) […]

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Dinner

HONEY GARLIC EGGPLANT PLATE

INGREDIENTS: 1 large Japanese eggplant grape seed oil for frying 3 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper toasted black sesame seeds, for garnish sliced green onions, for garnish fluffy white rice or grain of choice, to serve PREPARATION: Cut the eggplant into 3/4 inch sticks. […]

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ZUCCHINI FETTUCCINE AND CAULIFLOWER ALFREDO

  INGREDIENTS: FOR THE SAUCE: 4 heaping cups cauliflower florets (1 small/medium cauliflower) ½ tablespoon coconut oil 2 cloves minced garlic ½ cup vanilla almond milk 2 tbsp flax-seed 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste […]

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TOFU WITH BROIL MARINADE

This is an easy tofu with London broil marinade that only takes 12 minutes to make and half an hour to marinate. A mix of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, black pepper and rosemary makes this a fragrant dish taste like you’ve just cooked tofu on a barbecue! INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces firm tofu 1 tablespoon extra virgin […]

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BRUSSELS SPROUTS GRATIN

These brussels sprouts gratin are absolutely to die for!!! So amazingly crisp-tender and baked perfectly in the BEST cream sauce ever!!! INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds brussels sprouts 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup diced shallots 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole milk 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Kosher […]

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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

Eggplant with Garlic Sauce is a Chinese dish that is very easy to make and is low in carbs. INGREDIENTS 2-3 long Japanese or Chinese eggplant sliced in half lengthwise and chopped 2 tablespoons peanut oil 4 large cloves garlic peeled and minced 1 tablespoon ginger peeled and minced 2-3 Chinese dried red chiles chopped 4 scallions finely chopped on the bias For the sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons granulated […]

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Dinner | Pasta

GARLIC WHITE WINE PASTA

Italian pasta simply comes to life when paired with its national soulmate, Italian wine. When it comes to choosing the perfect wine and pasta match, your choice in color and weight of the wine should be guided by the flavors and ingredients in the pasta – what’s in the sauce, whether the cheese is pungent and […]

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Breakfast

Garlicky Italian Bread

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1 large egg, beaten 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 c. whole milk 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1 c. minced tomatoes 1/4 c. finely chopped basil 2 tbsp. freshly […]

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