Egg Roll Stir Fry

1 pound ground beef or pork 1 large onion, diced 1 small head of cabbage 3 carrots 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup soy sauce Cook and crumble ground meat with onions in a very large skillet until…

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan. Cover with at least an inch or two of cold water. The more eggs that are crowding the pan the more water you should have over the eggs. Heat the pot on high heat and bring the water to a full rolling boil. (Adding a…

Perfect Jasmine Rice

2 3/4 cups of water, plus more, if necessary 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice 3/4 teaspoon salt Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the rice; cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed. Taste the rice; if it is still…

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek Yogurt 1 tbsp spiced seasoning mix, ranch variety 1 tsp chives, minced 1 pinch black pepper 1 cup sweet red peppers, or other bell peppers, cut into strips Combine yogurt with seasoning mix. Thin out with water, if desired. Garnish with chives and black pepper. Serve with bell peppers. photo…

Zucchini Salad w/ Shrimp & Feta

1 tsp olive oil 1 /2 tsp lemon zest 1 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp minced garlic 2 ounces cooked shrimp 1 small uncooked zucchini, sliced very thinly into ribbons 1 tbsp crumbled feta cheese 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped Combine oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic in a small bowl. Add shrimp…

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

1 tsp olive oil 1/4 cup uncooked onions 1 cup canned diced tomatoes (fire-roasted variety) 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp low fat cream cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp fresh basil, chopped croutons Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until soft. Combine onions, water, tomatoes, cream cheese,…

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup quinoa 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup minced yellow bell pepper 2 tbsp minced onion 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 1/2 tsp found cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tsp hot pepper sauce 1 egg 3 tbsp olive oil Bring the quinoa…

Homemade Lip Scrub

  2 tbsp sugar (raw, white, or brown) 1 tsp coconut oil 1 tsp honey Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Apply a small amount to your lips and scrub until the sugar dissolves completely. Gently wipe off with a paper towel. *The solid coconut oil may not dissolve completely which is perfectly fine….

Oven Fried Salmon Cakes

1 (14.75 ounce) can wild-caught pink salmon 1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup almond flour 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced (about 2 tbsp.) 2 scallions, white and green, very thinly sliced 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning 1 tsp salt 1 tsp hot sauce 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp…

Pickled Red Onions

1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp kosher salt 2 cups water Whisk vinegar and seasonings with water until fully dissolved. Place onion slices in a container and add liquid until covered. 1 quart mason jars work perfectly for this. Let sit for at least 1 hour, but…

Russian Tea

1 cup instant tea powder 2 cups orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang) 1 (3 ounce) package powdered lemonade mix 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves To use, mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of mix with 1 cup hot or cold water. Adjust to taste. photo: russianfoods.com / recipe: allrecipes.com

Asparagus Fries

1 bundle of asparagus 1 cup crushed almonds* ⅓ cup parmesan 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C. Cut off about 1-2 inches of asparagus ends. Set aside. In a large bowl combine crushed almonds (NOTE: To make crushed almonds, simply chop…