Roasted Lemon-Red Pepper Broccoli

 

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli florets
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin, Cold-Pressed olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Zest 1/4 lemon
  • lemon juice from lemon

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Break up broccoli into preferred size pieces and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Thoroughly mix remaining ingredients, and add to the broccoli.
  4. Mix all in the bowl until broccoli is well coated.
  5. Spread broccoli evenly across a baking sheet.
  6. Place in oven on the center rack and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes, until broccoli is fork tender.

 

 

 

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Egg Salad Your Way

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 eggs
  • Butter Lettuce
  • ¼ – ½ tsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Clean mustard to taste
  • Any of the following herbs, spices, citrus or greens singly, or in combination:
    • Cilantro
    • Cumin
    • Tabasco
    • Dill
    • Lemon
    • Basil
    • Oregano
    • Garlic
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Cayenne
    • Jalapeno
    • Dill
    • Rosemary

 

Instructions

  1. Chop, or break up, eggs into chunks in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper, and any of your favorite spices in combination.
  3. Spoon onto large butter lettuce leaves and eat as egg wraps.  Or, break up the lettuce, and spoon all of the eggs over top.

 

 

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Grilled Lobster Tail

 

Ingredients

  • 4 – 6 oz lobster tail
  • 1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin, Cold-Pressed Olive Oil, or Coconut Oil
  • Lemon Oregano Sauce

 

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat a grill pan over high heat.
  2. Turn heat down to medium, and place lobster tail cut side down onto the pan.  Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip the tail so that lobster meat is face up.
  4. Spoon olive oil over the lobster and cook for about 4 more minutes.
  5. Lemon sauce can be prepped ahead of time, or as your tail is cooking face up.

Serve with sauteed spinach with lemon sauce over both.

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Sauteed Spinach

 

Ingredients

1 bunch fresh organic spinach, rinsed and stems trimmed

1 tsp extra-virgin, cold-pressed olive oil

 

Instructions

  1. Heat saute pan over medium heat with olive oil
  2. Add spinach and allow to wilt….about 2 minutes

 

In detox, this tastes great with some plain lemon and salt, or with Lemon Oregano Sauce

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit smoothie and ginger on the wooden cutting board

 

Ingredients

Ruby Red Grapefruit

Accompaniments: Grated fresh Ginger, Chopped Mint, or Kosher Salt

 

Instructions

  1. Cut the grapefruit in half across the “belly” so that the stem end and tip are left intact.
  2. Place both halves of grapefruit on a plate.
  3. Top with desired accompaniment.  Ginger will add a sharp spicy flavor, while fresh mint will be a little more subtle, and salt will actually bring out the sweetness of the king of citrus.

 

Note: You can easily turn the above combinations into a delicious smoothie.  To do that, peel the grapefruit, and add the sections with ice and a small amount of your desired accompaniment to start.  Gradually add more to taste.  You could also try a plant-based sweetener; my favorite is SweetyHi, which is a combination of Stevia, Lo Han Guo (Monk Fruit) and Inulin FOS (Chicory Root).

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Orange Roughy

Ingredients

up to 6 oz of Orange Roughy

Ginger Dressing

1/2 lime

1/8 cup chopped parsley

1 Tbsp Extra-virgin Cold-pressed Olive Oil

 

Instructions

  1. Heat a fry pan over medium heat with olive oil.
  2. Add the orange roughy.
  3. squeeze 1/2 of the lime on the fish, then 1/2 of the ginger dressing.  Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Turn the fish.  Add the rest of the lime and ginger dressing.  Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan and sprinkle with parsley.

Serve with Green Beans

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Ginger Dressing

 

Ingredients

2 Inches fresh ginger, grated

1/2 cup pure water

1 Tbsp Extra-virgin, Cold-Pressed Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Instruction

  1. Place the ginger and water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce until there is about 1 Tbsp of liquid left.  Strain and let cool.
  2. Add cooled, ginger reduction with the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.

Use as a salad dressing or over pan-seared fish to add flavor.

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Deconstructed Bison Burger

Ingredients

Bison – 2 to 6 oz

1/4 cup cilantro, hold about 1 Tbsp aside to trim the burger when done.

1/2 tsp ancho chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp Extra-Virgin, cold-pressed olive oil

 

Instruction

  1. Heat a grill pan with a little additional olive or coconut oil over hot heat until searing hot.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, forming the bison into a “hamburger” patty.
  3. Lower the temp of the heat under the pan to medium, and put the patty in your grill pan for about 4 minutes.  Season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Flip. Sear the second side adding a drop or two of olive oil and a little more salt and pepper.
  5. Remove and rest for about 2 minutes.

Serve over Red Cabbage slaw.

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Symptoms I’m Returning for the Holidays

It’s the Holiday Season….that time of year that often guarantees an extra layer of fluff. So….I decided it’s time to COME CLEAN and DETOX.

Thanksgiving for me capped off a year of excitement, housing and rebuilding life amusements. A lot of travel, constantly changing “home” environments, and building a new business/life has brought many cool moments, but also a lot of PTSD triggering chronic stress; less than optimal for chronic HEALTH.

I set the start date to Eat Clean and Reduce Stress for last Saturday, and have already lost 3.5 lbs. Now on Day 3, I’ve been experiencing expected highs and lows, a bit of a headache, and a little energy loss, but am SOOOO HAPPY to be on track.

I’d rather have those temporary cleanse symptoms than the dis-ease symptoms that were creeping back into my life.

I know where these symptoms come from, and how to address them naturally. So I took the bull by the horns, jumped on, and am riding back to the stable with confidence that optimal health is waiting for me at my destination.

Stability is an important factor to clean eating. That’s why I’ve taken immediate steps to calm life circumstances as part of my cleanse. I was traveling between Las Vegas and Santa Clarita, then San Diego and Santa Clarita, now Palmdale and Santa Clarita. I’ve created a work schedule that is challenging, but workable. And, I’ve reworked my daily stress reduction plan (critical if, like me, you have PTSD or other mental health challenges that color your life-reactivity).

I’ll drop 25 – 30 pounds in no time; likely about 2 to 3 months. I know how to do that. Life will start to calm and re-stabilize. I know how to do that. Eating clean AND stress reduction IS what works.

No one gets through life without challenges. We all get off track a bit now and then. The key is to keep it real, and make the right adjustments to get back to a good positive direction.

Let me know if you want to join me. I’d love the company.

Use this link: Detox Sign Up

 

 

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