King fish with sautéed veg in a red wine reduction

I just discovered a local guy selling fish when I was driving home today. This was caught today and it looks amazing! I just washed it with some lemon juice, then pat dry. I put some EVOO in a pan on the grill outside and let it heat up. Meanwhile, I cut some veg I…

Roasted Acorn Squash with Seasoned Ground Beef

I’m a fan of American ground beef tacos, mainly because of the flavor of the meat. I wanted to try a lower fat option to tacos full of cheese and sour cream. Make the spice blend while you are browning the beef. Drain fat (if it’s not much–you can just put a paper towel in…

Chicken Piccata— a mushroom, caper, and lemon cream sauce.

If you are saving your carbs for the weekend, this is a semi-healthy option that gives you a cheat meal without a ridiculous amount of calories. I started by sautéing mushrooms (16oz) in butter (2tbsp) and olive oil (2tbsp) on medium high heat, add a little bit of salt and allow the water to evaporate….

Blackened Salmon and Cobia with roasted vegetables

If you don’t have a favorite blackened seasoning, make your own! Give that a mix and season your fish. I purposely left out salt. Always a good idea to better control sodium intake. Then toss some veg in a little EVOO and the same seasoning. I like them well done but if you don’t, then…

Shrimp in white wine garlic sauce over riced cauliflower

We’ve been into the cauliflower ‘rice’ craze lately and it’s been yummy! I have a food processor that can ‘rice it easily, but there are also many options for frozen or fresh. I chop while the pan is heating. Red onion, green onion, parsley, lemon zest, garlic paste. Sauté the onion in EVOO or butter….

Weeknight chicken and spaghetti squash

I find it hard to cut spaghetti squash, so I just wash it well with soap and water, then shove it in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. Then remove it, cut in half, season with salt, pepper, cayenne. Return to oven for another 30. Thinly slice chicken breast and season with your…

Shrimp with butternut squash in a sage, jalapeño cream sauce.

Sometimes you need to make something quick and easy with whatever is on hand. I keep shrimp in the freezer for just these occasions. While I sauté some red onions, I’m defrosting the shrimp and peeling it. Then I add some spiralized butternut squash. I deglazed with some chicken stock (a staple always in the…

Venison sliders!

This is a recipe from Tasty that has been modified for venison. Start with ground venison and season well. I used salt, pepper, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, EVOO, red onion, nutmeg, hot pepper, dry onion soup mix, fresh parsley. Give this a good mix. I used a straight spatula instead of mixing by hand. Spread out…

Beef tenderloin, purple hasselback potatoes, and veg!

Purple potatoes are cute and interesting. They have a similar potato taste with an upscale unusual look. I will make they hasselback style.If your knife skills aren’t amazing, take two wooden skewers or pot spoons and place it on the middle. Cut slices down to be sure you don’t go all the way thru. Then…