Vegetable and Turkey Tomato Soup

This recipe is a great weeknight meal! It’s quick and kid approved! Just remember to take out the turkey in the morning.
I like to substitute turkey instead of beef but either is a yummy choice.


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Orzo Arugula Lemon Salad

This salad has so many ingredients I love! The flavor is fresh and delicious. Sometimes I make it and keep it in the fridge, munching on it theoughout the week for lunch while other times it can make a great dinner! 

Ingredients 

1 box Orzo

1 lemon (juice and zest)

1 block feta cheese

2 cups chopped arugula

1/2 or more to taste toasted pine nuts

tsp salt

2 TBSP olive oil

Cook orzo, set aside and cool by running cold water over it. Once trained place in a large bowl. Add in the juice of one large lemon and the zest of one large lemon, the olive oil and the salt and toss with a fork. Next, add in chopped arugula , crumbled feta and toasted pinenuts that have cooled completely and toss together. Place in the refrigerator so all of the flavors come together.

Delicious roasted veggie tacos

Veggie taco night. Black beans cooked with cumin, chili powder, garlic, onion, paprika. Corn off the cob caramelized in a cast iron skillet with a dash of salt. Caramelized white onion cooked in tablespoon butter and a dash of olive oil. Fresh Anaheim chiles cooked with a dash of salt in the cast-iron skillet after the corn. Topped with cool sour cream, Sirracha chili sauce, a bit of jack cheese and avocado dusted with tanjin lime seasoning. Toasty corn tortillas warmed on a flat cast-iron skillet.

Paleo Naan with Garam Masala Spices Chickpeas

I used canned chickpeas and tossed them with garam masala seasoning and put them in the oven to bake at 350° for 30 minutes. I bought storemade dolmas, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and a sauce with Greek yogurt, lemon zest and fresh dill. I made them like a mini tostadas and they were wonderful!
For the naan: for this recipe I used 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup tapioca flour and one cup full fat coconut milk with a teaspoon of salt. Mix it up and it will look like pancake batter. Put cooking spray in the bottom of your pan and heat it up to medium and cook. I like to then throw them in the oven and it makes it even toastier you can use this recipe for pizza crust too

Day 2 Dinner

I sure do love a good taco. I recently bought a new tortilla press as well as a flat cast iron skillet so that I could make my own corn tortillas at home. They are so easy to make and the entire family will love them! Make sure to get Masa Harina, golden corn flour.

Two corn tortillas (make according to the package directions)

1/2 cup canned black beans drained

1/4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon  chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon Braggs liquid amino’s

2 tablespoons corn kernels

3/4 cup cooked brown rice

Cook the brown rice and set aside.

Next cook the beans adding all of the spices and the corn.

Mix the beans and the rice together and place in a small bowl for your plate.

Easy guacamole

One half avocado

The juice of one half lime

1 tablespoon of cilantro chopped

Half a teaspoon garlic powder

Half teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Tablespoon Trader Joe’s green salsa
Enjoy!


Day 2 Lunch

For day to lunch make a delicious Greek salad with chicken and pinenuts and one serving of Greek dressing!

Salad

Two cups salad mix (I love to use baby spinach, baby kale, arugula)

Seven large pitted Kalamata olives

1/4 cup grape tomatoes

1TBSP diced red onion

1/2 cup cucumbers

One small chicken breast that you baked with only Himalayan sea salt and mixed herbal blend in the oven.

1 TBSP toasted pinenuts

Dressing 8 servings

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 teaspoons of dried oregano

Two cloves of garlic crushed

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Half teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

1 teaspoon herbal seasoning blend

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Use 2 to 3 tablespoons per salad of dressing

Day 1 Dinner (for the family)

I absolutely love this dinner and so does my husband and children. Keep this recipe handy because I’m sure it will go on your list of favorites!

Gold potatos

To cook the gold potatoes simply put them in a baking dish spray the top with some cooking spray, Himalayan pink salt, and herbal seasoning. But the glass lid on and put it in a 350° oven for an hour and 15 minutes. If you’re in a time crunch crank up the oven to 400° until the potatoes are done in an hour or less. Don’t have an hour, you can also put these in the crockpot first thing in the morning. Do not put any liquid in the crockpot but instead she’s in the potatoes and wrapped in aluminum foil and place in the crockpot, but the lid on and set to low and they will be very very done by the time you get home you will want to turn off the crockpot then.


For the asparagus I always suggest getting thin asparagus as it seems to cook evenly and taste better. Take one bunch of asparagus and place on a cookie baking sheet. Drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil over the asparagus, Himalayan sea salt, about a tablespoon of garlic powder, and a sprinkling of the 21 seasoning salute. Mix with your hands and these will cook in a 400° oven on the bottom for about 10 minutes. Take them out and let them sit for five minutes before you serve and they will be perfect!


The first thing you want to do is to marinade your salmon. You can put this together in the morning and marinade it all day in the fridge or marinade it on the counter after you get home for about 30 minutes. I love this marinade because it is so very tasty and once the salmon is cooked our use the marinade and put it over the potatoes and I don’t miss butter at all!

Salmon marinade: 4 servings

Five finally chopped garlic cloves

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup finally chopped basil

1/4 cup finally chopped flat leaf parsley

1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

1 teaspoon of herbal seasoning blend I like 21 salute From Trader Joe’s

The juice of two small women’s about 5 tablespoons

Mix this in a baking dish and place the salmon on top and then turn the salmon so that each side is coated  evenly.

When you are ready to bake, bake this at 400° for 20 minutes. Let rest for five minutes and then plate the salmon plate the potato and cut the potato up placing the marinade from the pan on the potato and serve the asparagus on the side.

Day 1 Breakfast

Day one will probably feel pretty consistent to how you already eat. Enjoy these delicious recipes! It might be hard to skip the coffee, some people like to keep one cup of coffee but they lose the sugar or cream. Try to substitute one cup of herbal tea instead. 

Start your day with a glass of warm lemon water, this will help to alkalize your body. Wait a half an hour and then prepare your breakfast.

1 cup kale

1 tablespoon toasted pinenuts

One squeeze of lemon juice

Two scrambled eggs, adding only a pinch of Himalayan sea salt

One piece of whole-grain bread toasted

For the kale, heat a skillet to medium and place the kale inside. Cook for four minutes so that the Kayle is not completely wilted. sprinkle with lemon juice, Himalayan sea salt and pinenuts that you have toasted lightly in a dry skillet.

Chickpea and avocado mash lunch bowl

I know at first glance this combination can sound sort of strange however give it a try and I think this recipe is going to become a staple for you either for dinner or a quick lunch!

Serving size one bowl

In a bowl Add one whole avocado, 1/2 cup chickpeas, 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt to taste, and a dash of onion powder. If you are feeling like you are craving carbohydrates you might consider crushing up a few baked plantain chips from Trader Joe’s and adding them in for crunch! Sometimes if I’m extra hungry I will even add a boiled egg.