Whole30 Style Beef & Broccoli

I have loved Thai food and Chinese my entire life and since I’ve decided to eat clean, I have longed for those amazing flavors of soy, teriyaki, and yes, msg. But I certainly do not long for the heavy feeling in my stomach and the extra five pounds I used to gain the next morning from  hearty, delicious mistake I had made the night before.

THIS is a super healthy alternative to replace those dishes and stop the cravings. You’ll wake up feeling like you ate a nice, flavorful, healthy meal.

 

 You’ll Need:

  • 3 crowns broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • ½ pound sirloin, sliced thin
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 5 tsp. Olive oil
  • 5 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 ½ c water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp red hawaiian salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • Salt {Kosher} and pepper to taste

 Method:

 

In a large pan {I use my cast iron pan} add 4 tsp olive oil, red pepper flakes, and onions, let saute for 5 minutes then add broccoli and ½ cup water. Stir to coat all broccoli, let cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes, continuing to stir. Then add ginger, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, salt, and remaining water, stir and cover for 6 more minutes. Drizzle sesame oil over, mix up and remove from heat.

In a separate pan add remaining olive oil and on high heat add the sirloin and cook until done, about 4 minutes depending on thickness of meat. The meat should just barely be browned so it’s still tender and juicy.

 Serve over cauliflower rice

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No Carbs Needed- Garden Vegetable Bowl

Whole30 Approved

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You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, cut in half then sliced thin
  • 2 big handfuls of sugar snap peas, cleaned and de-stringed
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced very thin at an angle
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends cut off, then sliced at an angle
  • 5 baby bell peppers, quartered, then sliced
  • 2 heads of broccoli, trimmed and cut into bit sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless pork chops, cleaned of fat and sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • Olive oil for cooking as needed
  • Salt and pepper to season

 

Method:

In a large cast iron pan coated with olive oil, add mushrooms and let cook until they darken and shrink up, about 7 minutes, then add carrots and peppers, cook while stirring another 4 minutes, add garlic, broccoli, and snap peas, cook a few minutes until broccoli softens. Turn heat to low, add asparagus, 1 tbsp curry paste, and coconut aminos, continue to stir and let cook.

In a separate pan on high heat, drizzle olive oil to coat pan, add in pork meat, season with salt and pepper. Cook until meat is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Use tongs to flip and stir meat so everything cooks evenly. Once cooked, remove from heat and  add the remaining red curry paste, mix together. Serve with vegetables.

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Moxie’s Cauli-Couscous

Moxie’s Cauli-Couscous

Whole30 Approved

Yields 2 meal size “couscous” bowls

You’ll Need:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning, or depending on other ingredients you’re adding to this, you may season with whatever you’d like.

 

Method:

Pre-heat oven to 375. Cut cauliflower green off, and cut the florets off of the stem. Cut into 1 ½ in {or similar} chucks. In a food processor or Vitamix, add 3-4 pieces, pulse until the cauliflower looks like couscous. Scrape out onto a half sheet tray. Repeat. Spread the “couscous” out on the sheet tray, should be a thin layer, evenly spread. Season. Cook for 10 minutes, pull out of oven and mix, season again, and put in for another 10 minutes.

To Serve:

Add any stewed vegetable mix, protein, mix “couscous” in and enjoy!

I make extra to make healthy lunches for the week. This “couscous” keeps {cooked} in the fridge for up to 4 days.

 

 

 

 

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Asian Roasted Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Asian Roasted Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Whole30 Approved

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You’ll Need:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 6 carrots, peeled, and sliced
  • 2 zucchini, cut in quarters, then sliced
  • ½ yellow onion, sliced, then cut in half
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped in ½ cm squares
  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 head cauliflower, roasted
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. Chinese mustard
  • 1 tbsp. Siracha
  • 2 tbsp. Ponzu
  • 3 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp red curry paste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Sesame seeds to garnish

Roasted cauliflower:

Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp Garam Masala, wrap in foil and roast in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes. Full roasted cauliflower method and recipe here on the blog.  

Remove from oven and unfoil. Let stand for a few minutes to cool enough to handle. Cut in half, then slice thinly, then chop into rice-like size pieces.

Sauce for chicken:

Mix up 4 tbsp. Sesame oil, red curry paste, sriracha, ponzu, 3 tsp Chinese mustard, and 1 tsp Garam Masala in a bowl and set aside.

Sauce for veggie:

Mix remaining Chinese mustard, sesame oil, and 1 tsp Garam Masala.

Heat large skillet and drizzle with olive oil, add onions, cook 5 minutes, add in carrots, stir and saute for about 10 minutes, add in red pepper and zucchini, saute another 10 minutes while stirring. Add the veggie sauce, mix up well while adding in broccoli making sure to coat everything. Turn the heat down to low and cover.

Chicken:

Butterfly the breasts, cut in half, then slice into strips. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a saute pan, add olive oil then chicken. Sear on both sides, then finish in the oven, about 5 minutes. Remove and drizzle the chicken sauce over, mix and let set 3-5 minutes.

To serve:

Scoop in the cauliflower “rice”, veggies, top with chicken, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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Roasted Cauliflower- A Staple for the Healthy Household

Roasted Cauliflower:

Kid Tested…Mother Approved 🙂 My boys LOVE this as does my chef hubby!!

Everyone likes to start to think “Healthy” for a new year, and we all have those New Year’s resolutions… but how can we eat healthy all of the time when carbs taste so good?! I know that’s my trouble area- bread, potatoes, tortillas, pizza… it’s just SO good!! Here is something that I have been using for many meals, as a snack, as a side, an addition to a dish, in lieu of pasta. I will be adding this to the menu for my family, friends, and myself during 2016 and on my journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
It’s delicious, and it’s great for you.

This is a staple in my kitchen and will be something I use in many recipes going forward to help in my weight-loss journey. I keep heads of cauliflower handy in my fridge but always wait to clean them up and roast until at least 2 days before use. I like it freshly roasted and hot, but this can be done in advance and served cold.  It’s the perfect vegetable that can be dressed up in so many ways! Here is my basic technique.

Preheat oven to 375

Use a sheet of foil, put the head of cauliflower in center, drizzle with olive oil {vigorously}, season with salt and pepper. Wrap up the head loosely but making sure the ends are closed.

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Place on sheet tray and in oven for 45 minutes.

To Serve:

  • Cut in bite sized pieces for snacks
  • Cut the florets off head and then in half, use with pasta sauce
  • Cut into pieces for a side dish
  • Mash up, a substitute for mashed potatoes
  • Gently smash and serve with sauteed zucchini
  • puree with roasted red peppers for a soup
  • Let cool, cut and serve with spinach salad

There are countless ways to use this dish. This has been a staple for me in my kitchen and my boys love it. It’s tasty, healthy, and so versatile. You can spice it up, drizzle balsamic over it, eat it with pretty much anything. Add this to your kitchen repertoire. The best part about this veggie dish- it’s simple and cheap!

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Moxie’s Whole30 Bolognese Sauce

Moxie’s Whole30 Bolognese Sauce

{Whole30 Approved}

 

You’ll Need:

  • 1 pound ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 pound Kobe beef
  • 2 28 ounce cans of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ red onion chopped
  • 8 roasted red peppers, de-seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 pounds cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Uncle Timmy’s Spice Rub {or you can make a mixture of paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne, celery salt, oregano, cinnamon, and thyme to substitute)

 

Method:

One night ahead remove all of the sausage links from the casings and mix up with the seasoning mixture, cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.

In a large stock pot cook sausage, then remove. Cook beef then remove. Add in onions and let cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally so they do not burn. Add in mushrooms {half at time} and cook until they soak up all of the juice and become soft. Add in roasted red peppers, tomatoes, stir, bring to a boil and cover to cook on low for about 35-40 minutes.Add back in the meats, stir, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer and let cook 1 hour more. Add salt and pepper to taste but should not need much more because of the seasoning mixture.

Serve over steamed broccoli and or cauliflower or zucchini noodles.

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Spiced Shrimp and Zoodles

Spiced Shrimp and Zoodles

{Whole30 Approved}

Kid Tested 🙂 My little loves this. It’s good for them too! 

I have been pinning recipes with “Zoodles” {zucchini noodles} for the last couple of days and thought I’d better buy a spiral cutter and try them out! After seeing what all of the fuss is about, I wonder if I’ll ever need real pasta again!!

Spiced seared shrimp, steamed broccoli, and zucchini noodles tossed in olive oil, lemon, and parsley. It’s so good you won’t even know it’s healthy and even the toughest critics {the teenagers} will love it! Mine sure did!

You’ll Need:

  • 4 zucchini, spiraled
  • 2 heads of broccoli, cleaned and cut into bite size pieces
  • 20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • half a bunch of parsley chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (2 shakes)
  • Uncle Timmy’s Spice Rub {or use paprika and a little cayenne}

 

Method:

Drizzle olive oil over the shrimp and season, flip and season the other side.

Lightly coat a pan with olive oil and add red pepper flakes. Add the broccoli,mix up and cover. Cook on medium heat until dark green and al dente {3/4 of the way cooked}, then set aside.

Heat another pan with olive oil, add the shrimp, cook on one side for a couple of minutes to get some caramelization, then flip and cook for about 30 seconds. Take shrimp out of the pan and set aside. Add a touch more olive oil and throw in the noodles, toss, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until soft, then add in the broccoli, and shrimp, mix up and then squeeze the lemon over and chopped parsley and mix again, then serve.

Serves 4 hungry people.

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