Pork Meatballs w. Pesto Sauce

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Pork Meatballs w. Pesto Sauce

  • 1 pound pork mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Pesto Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 bundle fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Pistachio Cranberry Whitefish

pistachio

Pistachio lovers, gather round…

Cranberries are amazing. They are very low in sugar and very high in antioxidants and other nutrients. I’m on a cranberry kick lately, so join me in the fun. Today, it’s cranberries with fish. I’m using kingfish, but any kind of firm whitefish will work.

Pistachio Cranberry Whitefish

  • 1/2 pound Kingfish or other firm whitefish
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon butter

The process…

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Perfect Parsnip Paleo Hash Browns Recipe

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Who needs typical hash browns when you can make parsnip hash browns in this remarkably healthy way? I love this recipe because the parsnips are so light and fluffy. Just make sure you use the small holes of a box grater. The larger holes will still work, but the texture will be quite different.

Let’s Talk Nutrition

Parsnips are of course higher in carbohydrates than non-starchy vegetables, like broccoli. The optimal level of carbohydrates in the diet is really a person-specific thing. While most people generally do better on lower carbohydrate diets (higher fat), some people do thrive with higher levels of carbs. Genetics plays a role here, particularly the AMY1 gene, which determines how much salivary amylase a person has. Amylase is an enzyme that helps break down carbohydrates. Click here to read about AMY1 and why researchers believe it’s one of the keys to understanding and reversing the obesity crisis. Personally, I eat starchy vegetables like parsnips a few times per week or small portions each day. For example, I might have a grated carrot in a salad every day, but I wouldn’t eat a plate full of sweet potato fries every day because it would be too many carbs for me.

Perfect Parsnip Paleo Hash Browns

  • 4-5 parsnips
  • 3-4 pieces of Oven Baked Bacon
  • 1 small purple onion, finely chopped
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill (or other herbs), finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Tomato Basted Chicken

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If you follow this blog, you know my 3 rules to perfect basted chicken:

  1. Stuff it (with lemons or limes)
  2. Baste it
  3. Cook it long and slow

In this case we’re adding some potatoes and eggplant to the roasting pan and a simple tomato mixture.

Tomato Basted Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 3 or 4 lemons or limes, cut into halves
  • 3-4 potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 1 large eggplant, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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Roasted Duck w. Cashew Lime Turmeric Sauce Recipe

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This sauce is fantastic. With its spicy ginger punch and vibrant yellow color it suggests mustard, but the taste delivers you elsewhere. You can use regular powdered turmeric. Fresh turmeric is nice but is so messy and not really worth the effort in my view. For the duck, the technique is so easy. You just need to be around the house, since it takes a good 2-3 hours.

If you buy the duck frozen, let it defrost in the refrigerator 2 full days before cooking.

It’s good to baste the bird from time to time. Lately, I’ve been using a stainless steel baster like the one pictured below. Anyone who’s ever washed dishes knows that plastic and fat don’t go good together. A thin layer of fat tends to stick to the surface of the plastic. This is especially problematic for basters because we’re usually basting the fatty juices of beef, lamb, chicken, duck, etc.

The stainless steel baster solves this problem.

norpro baster

Roasted Duck w. Cashew Lime Turmeric Sauce Recipe

  • 1 duck, fresh or fully thawed
  • 3 lemons or limes
  • 2 cauliflowers
  • 5 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Cashew Lime Turmeric Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, juiced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Salt and pepper

The process…

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