Summer Salad with Balsamic Dressing


Ingredient List:


1/2 C Balsamic vinegar

1 tsp italian seasoning

1 garlic clove

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp agave or sugar

1/2 C extra


2 C spinach

1 Cucumber cut into shoestrings

1/4 red onion sliced thinly

1/2 C blackberries

1/2 C strawberries sliced

Fresh cilantro chopped roughly


In a food processor combine vinegar, seasoning and garlic


Add olive oil, and blend again

Set aside

Combine all ingredients for salad and top with dressing immediately before serving


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Tuna Wrap

Tuna Wrap

Tuna Wrap

Ingredient List:

2 tuna steaks

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp olive oil

1/4 sesame seeds ( I used toasted sesame seeds and black sesame seeds)

1 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp coarse sea salt

6 large lettuce pieces

1 avocado diced

10 cherry tomatoes halved


In a small bowl combine soy sauce, honey and olive oil

Combine sesame seeds, pepper and salt

Dip each tuna steak in sauce (make sure every side has the soy sauce mixture to ensure the sesame seeds stick)

Dip each tuna steak in the sesame seed mixture

Cook tuna on your griddle until browned on each side (about 2 minutes)

Let rest for a few minutes while you prepare all veggies

Cut tuna into 1/4” pieces

Construct your wrap


Serves 2

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1 jalapeno sliced

Summer Veggie Fry

Summer Veggie Fry

Summer Veggie Fry

I get so excited for summer.  There is nothing better than being able to stop by a fruit stand and buy local produce.  I get so excited being able to grow some of my own veggies too, I look forward to having a big garden next year! You can add any fresh veggies you want to this recipe, the tomato pesto goes well with almost anything.  If you want your pesto to have more of a kick replace the basil with arugula.

Ingredient List:

Stir Fry

2 large carrots chopped finely

1 C spinach

1 tbsp olive oil

2 large leeks chopped finely and washed (white and light green part only)

1 garlic clove minced

Sea salt

Black pepper

1 head broccoli cut into florets

1 bunch asparagus (tough part of stem removed)

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

1 8 oz container of sun dried tomatoes in oil

1/2 C parmesan cheese

1/4 C fresh basil

1/4 pine nuts (or any type of nut you have on hand)

Exta virgin olive oil (if needed)


Combine all ingredients for pesto in a food processor until smooth

Add olive oil 1 tsp at a time if too thick until you get a smooth texture

In a large skillet heat oil over medium

Add leeks and garlic and cook until leeks are translucent about 10 minutes

Season with sea salt and pepper

Add broccoli, and asparagus and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes until asparagus is tender

Serve the veggie mixture on top of raw carrots and spinach

Top with tomato pesto


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King Salmon with Mango Salsa

King Salmon

Mango Salsa

King Salmon

What you’ll need: 4 servings

1 mango peeled and chopped

1 C pineapple chopped

1 C cherry tomatoes quartered

10 mint leaves

1 tbsp fresh basil chopped or basil paste

1/4 C red onion chopped finely

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 lemon (juice)

4 pieces king salmon (or any type of salmon you prefer)

4 tsp fresh dill or dill paste

1 tsp mustard seed

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp black pepper

What you’ll do:

Mix mango, pineapple, tomatoes, mint, basil, red onions, salt and lemon juice together

Set aside

Top each piece of salmon with dill, mustard, salt and pepper

Grill for 10 minutes over medium-high heat (alternatively use your George Foreman grill)

Squeeze additional lemon juice over each piece if wanted

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Top with mago salsa

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King Salmon

Quinoa Scramble


What you’ll need:  4 servings

2 1/2 C cooked quinoa

1 tbsp yellow miso paste

4 eggs

1/2 C fat free feta cheese

1 package (170 oz) spinach chopped

Toppings: (all optional, use whatever you have on hand)

Yellow tomatoes sliced

Jicama peeled and chopped

Radicchio chopped and marinated in red wine vinegar

Smoked salmon


What you’ll do:

Mix eggs, cooked quinoa, feta, spinach and miso together in a large bowl

Pour into a large skillet and cook over medium stirring consistently until cooked about 10 minutes

Top with above listed ingredients or anything you like


Quinoa Pasta Salad


What you’ll need:

1 package of penne quinoa pasta (I found mine at Smith’s) cooked according to package and drained

3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 C red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 lime (juice)
1 Tsp sea salt
1 Tsp black pepper

1 orange bell pepper chopped into bite size pieces

1/2 red onion chopped finely

1 mango peeled and cut into small pieces

10 slices of jalapeño (I used pickled)

2-3 mint leaves chopped finely

1 bunch cilantro chopped roughly

2 Tbsp fresh dill chopped roughly

What you’ll do:

In a large bowl pour in drained pasta (you can use regular quinoa in place of the pasta if you prefer)

Whisk together oil, vinegar, lime, salt and pepper

Pour the vinegar on the pasta and mix thoroughly

Add peppers, onions, mango, jalapeño, mint, dill and cilantro

Mix thoroughly and taste

Add more salt if wanted


Currant-Lime-Strawberry Bread {made with non fat Greek yogurt}


What you’ll need:

1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
2 Tsp baking powder
3/4 C sugar (or stevia)
1/4 Tsp salt
2 egg whites
1 egg
1/2 C strawberry non fat Greek yogurt
1/4 C flaxseed or almond milk
Splash of orange juice
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1 lime zested finely
1/4 C fresh currants

What you’ll do:

Pre heat the oven to 350

Prepare a greased loaf pan (I use coconut butter)

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt

In a medium bowl combine yogurt, milk, olive oil, vanilla, orange juice, lime zest and eggs

Pour wet ingredients into flour and mix just until combined

Fold in currants

Pour batter into pan and bake for 50 minutes

Optional: I added coconut butter to the top of the batter along with a sprinkle of white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon

Let cool for at least 30 minutes


Hawaiian Salmon Sliders


What you’ll need:

Whole wheat dinner rolls
Teriyaki sauce
Dill pickle spears cut in bite size pieces
Red onions sliced thinly
4 pineapple slices
Salmon filet {I use wild caught}
Sea salt
Ground black pepper

What you’ll do:
Cook your salmon after seasoning with salt and pepper (I used my George Foreman grill, you could also BBQ or bake it)

Grill your pineapple until you see the grill marks (on a BBQ or George Foreman)

Slice your dinner roll in half
Spread teriyaki sauce on both sides
Place salmon
Add onions
Add pickles
Add pineapple
Place top on
Secure with a toothpick if desired