Boneless, Skinless Chicken with Cranberries and Red Wine

  Prep Time:    20 minutes Cook Time:    20 minutes Total Time:    40 minutes With 1.5 lbs chicken, this will make about 5 servings.             Ingredients: 1 to 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken, thigh meat preferred 1/4 C minced onion 1 cup dry red wine 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 2 Tbs … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

• 1 cup almond flour* • 1/4 cup coconut flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice • 1/2 teaspoon high-quality cinnamon • 4 large pastured eggs • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey • 10-15 drops vanilla stevia • 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds Preheat oven to 350 F. 1. In a medium bowl, mix … [Read more...]

Cranberry Chutney

  Makes 2+ cups           INGREDIENTS: 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries 1 apple (peeled, cored and diced) 1 onion (diced) 1 jalapeno pepper (finely diced) 1 tablespoon garlic (grated) 1 tablespoon ginger (grated) 1/2 cup raisins or dates 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground … [Read more...]

Calamari Steaks

  VERY quick & easy!!! Serves: 4   Ingredients: 4 calamari steaks (I buy ones that are pre-pounded) 2 eggs salt & pepper to taste pecan meal (*finely grind raw pecans in a food processor or alternatively, you can use flour and Italian seasoned bread crumbs) Olive oil Directions: Use a big skillet, place oil in skillet Beat eggs in shallow … [Read more...]

Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers

A great high fiber, crunchy, nutritious, and tasty snack. Good with dips, spreads, or plain. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes           Ingredients: 1 cup flax seed meal 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water Preparation: Heat oven to 400 … [Read more...]

Salmon and Zucchini Fritters

              INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs 1 and 1/2 cups almond meal (buy or try making your own in a VitaMix with flour blade - VitaMix Blenders are AMAZING and are available on PTIM website under Products and Recommendations, Kitchen and Housewares) 100g of smoked salmon, sliced thinly 2 large zucchini, grated roughly with liquid squeezed … [Read more...]

Sautéed Orange Chicken with Ginger

  This is a very fast, easy and healthy way to savor a delicious meal at home. For a more Paleo-based diet (emphasis on lean proteins and vegetables) try omitting your traditional carb of choice. Instead, simply opt for an additional vegetable or maybe just a larger serving of a favorite veggie with your Sauteed Orange Chicken with Ginger. To your health.... … [Read more...]

Broiled Lamb Chops with Herbed Garlic Puree

  A 4-ounce lamb chop contains approximately 14 grams of fat, 40 percent of which is saturated. Careful trimming can reduce this to around 4 grams of total fat per chop, including 1.5 grams of saturated fat. In this recipe, a rich-tasting paste of smoked garlic and fresh herbs replaces the fat and prevents the edges of the meat from drying out. If you do not have a smoker, … [Read more...]

Smoked Garlic Paste

  Smoked Garlic is as versatile and rich-tasting as roasted garlic and takes less time to prepare. Like its roasted twin, it contains approximately 1 gram of carbohydrate per average clove. Fortunately, its intensity makes it effective in small quantities. In its simplest incarnation (seasoned only with salt and fresh pepper), it complements beef, lamb, chicken and assertive fish. It … [Read more...]

Gazpacho Soup, shared by guest foodie Bob Ulmer (authentic Spanish recipe)

This tasty and healthy recipe was shared by fellow food enthusiast Bob Ulmer of Novato. Recently diagnosed with diabetes he is more aware than ever of the need to eat a low carbohydrate, whole foods diet as much as possible. Bob is an inspiration as he is actively searching out healthier ways to eat nutritionally dense food that intrigues the pallet. Bob enjoys working out at a local gym … [Read more...]