Ingredients One medium cucumber sliced into rounds 4 cloves of garlic in thin slices ¼- ½ cup apple cider vinegar 3 tablespoons lemon juice Salt (Himalayan Pink Salt fine)
Directions Mix liquid ingredients together. Salt cucumber slices well. Pack cucumber slices tightly into a small glass canning jar layering garlic slices in between layers. Pour apple cider vinegar and lemon juice into container until liquid covers the slices. Refrigerate overnight. Pickles can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Or marinate cucumber slices in salt, vinegar and garlic then use a pickle press or weighted plate to press out excess liquid. Makes 1-2 servings (1 vegetable)
The following all sliced into thin strips: 1 small yellow onion 1 small red bell pepper, 1 small green bell pepper, 1 small zucchini, a handful of fresh mushrooms
For the Rosemary Balsamic Glaze:
1/4 cup dark balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine
1 tablespoon liquid stevia
1 clove garlic
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon arrowroot dissolved in ¼ cup beef or chicken broth
First get the rosemary balsamic glaze going while you prepare the steak and veggies: Place all the ingredients in a small and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Discard the sprigs of rosemary. Stir in the cornstarch/beef broth mixture and stir until the sauce is thickened, about a minute.
While the glaze is simmering, cook the vegetables in a skillet with a little olive oil, salt and pepper until crisp-tender.
Lay the sirloin slices on a cutting board and lightly rub all sides with olive oil. Sprinkle with some salt, pepper and rosemary. Divide the veggie slices among the steak strips, lining them up vertically on one end of each steak. Start with that end and roll the steaks, securing them with a toothpick.
Cook the steaks on a grill or in a frying pan for those nice grill marks)for about 2 minutes on each side or according to desired doneness. Serve immediately drizzled with the rosemary balsamic glaze.
¼ cup tarragon and garlic infusion (made with fresh ingredients and mix up with a little coconut oil)
¼ cup chicken broth or water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 clove garlic minced
Dash of mustard powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the chicken broth, vinegar, garlic, and onion in a small saucepan or frying pan. Add chicken and sauté for about 10 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked and liquid is reduced. Deglaze the pan periodically with a little water to create a sauce.
Combine ground chicken, diced apple, and dry spices in a small bowl. Add in the minced onion and apple juice and mix thoroughly. Form into 2-3 round patties and fry in chicken broth until fully cooked and lightly brown. Deglaze periodically with a little water to intensify the flavors and keep the patties moist.
Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 Melba toast)
• 1/4 teaspoon onion powder Fresh grated ginger, to taste
• Zest of 1 orange
• Juice of 1 orange
• Orange flavored Stevia, to taste
• Salt & pepper, to taste
• 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
Steam the cabbage leaves until just tender. Set aside. Add the strips of lean steak, vinegar, garlic, and onion powder in a small pan. Cook over medium-high heat until steak is lightly browned. Add the remaining ingredients and finish cooking the steak. Wrap steak in cabbage leaves topped with green onion. Counts as: 1 protein serving, 1 vegetable serving
¼ teaspoon curry powder or to taste Dash of garlic powder
Dash of onion powder
Dash of cayenne pepper
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of turmeric
Stevia to taste
In small saucepan lightly sauté chicken in lemon juice until lightly brown, add ¼ cup water and spices. Stir well and simmer over low heat until liquid reduces to form a sauce and chicken is cooked well. Add water as needed to create the consistency you want. Chill, add chopped apple and celery or omit the celery and serve over a green salad.
Place ½ of the diced tomatoes in a casserole dish.
Sear chicken on both sides for 1 to 2 minutes per side with a dash of garlic powder, salt and pepper in the pan as it cooks.
Place the seared chicken on top of the tomatoes in the casserole dish with the minced garlic.
In a small bowl, toss the remaining diced tomatoes with the remaining seasonings.
Place the contents of the bowl on top of the chicken. Cover the dish tightly with foil (or use the lid if you have one). Cook for 45-60 minutes and serve warm sprinkled with Mozarella and basil leaves.
Add garlic, chilli, oil, pineapple juice, soy/tamari sauce to a shallow bowl and mix.
Cut the steak into thin slices and place in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate if time allows. Heat on high, a non-stick frying pan and add the pieces of steak and brown on both sides quickly, reserving the liquid in the bowl. Then add the liquid and allow to cook on low heat for a couple of minutes stirring well. Add a little more oil or water if the marinade dries out.
Remove the steak and sauce from the heat and set aside to cool.
Arrange all the salad ingredients on plates ready to serve. Then add the steak and drizzle over the remaining marinade. Serve with cracked pepper.
This Cucumber Noodles with Garlic Shrimp recipe is a simple, delicious, and healthy meal, ready in less than 15 min. Perfect weeknight meal.
1 English cucumber
1/2 cup of coconut oil
6-8 cloves garlic, peeled and very finely chopped
500 gms shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup a very lite white wine (leave out in phase 2 substitute with low sodium soya sauce)
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
Spiralize the cucumber. Cut it into smaller strands if they are too long. Set Aside
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Stirring constantly to prevent burning.
Add in shrimps and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on one side until they turn pink. Add the wine (or low sodium soya sauce) and parsley, and flip the shrimp over, and cook until pink and wine is reduced; about 2 more minutes.
Mix in the cucumbers and toss to combine. Sprinkle with more parsley, if desired.