Zucchini Noodle Greek Pasta

Zucchini Noodle Greek Pasta
Makes 4 servings.

4 cups spiralized zucchini noodles
½ cup radishes, sliced
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and chopped
14-16 shrimp, peeled, frozen or raw
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
½ teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons seasoning mix (recipe below)
½ teaspoon fish sauce
¼ cup parsley

SEASONING MIX
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon basil
¼ teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dill
½ teaspoon marjoram
½ teaspoon arrowroot starch
½ teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Toss radishes and asparagus with ½ tablespoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Roast 15 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and boil 3 minutes until pink. Drain water and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add ½ tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the zucchini noodles, shrimp and roasted vegetables into a large bowl. Add in the seasoning mix, fish sauce and parsley. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.

Enjoy!

Zucchini Noodle Greek Pasta

Pork Tenderloin, Pan-fried Parsnips & Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Pork Tenderloin, Pan-fried Parsnips & Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Makes 4 servings.

1, 1-lb pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 medallions
6 parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup brussels sprouts, finely shaved
1 cup red cabbage sauerkraut
2 tablespoons lard or olive oil, divided 
1 teaspoon salt, divided
Sprinkle each pork medallion with a bit of salt.

    • Heat 1 tablespoon lard/oil over medium heat in pot cooker Place the medallions into in a single layer. Cook on each side for 20-30  minutes or to your desired doneness. I prefer mine a bit rare. Remove frompot and allow to stand for five minutes.

 

    • Heat the remaining lard/oil over medium heat in the samepot cooker. Add the parsnips to the bottom of the pan in a single layer. Sprinkle on a bit of salt. Cook for 10 minute, then flip and cook on the other side for another minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

 

    • To shave the brussels sprouts, slice each thinly and then separate into wispy pieces with your fingers. Keep these raw.

 

  • I like to arrange this dish in specific layers. First lay a few parsnips on the plate, then add the brussels sprouts, 3 pork medallions and top with sauerkraut.

Enjoy!

Pork Tenderloin, Pan-fried Parsnips & Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Massaged Kale Salad

Why bother massaging kale?

Raw kale is super fibrous and tough to digest. Massaging it breaks down the tough leaves, transforming them into a smooth, delicate texture. Each leaf will hold more flavor from the salad dressing too.

BEFORE:
Massaged Kale Salad

AFTER:
Massaged Kale Salad

 

MASSAGED KALE SALAD
Makes 4 servings. 

1 bunch kale, any kind
1 teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar

DRESSING
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

SALAD ADD-INS
½ cup radishes, thinly sliced
¼ cup carrots, thinly sliced
½ cup apples, chopped into ¼” pieces

  • Wash and dry each kale leaf.
  • Remove the leaf from the stems by holding the stem end in the left hand, while pulling the leaf away with your right hand.
  • Reserve the stems for another meal or make Steam Sautéed Kale Stems.
  • Place all the kale leaves into a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and vinegar.
  • Now you’re going to massage the kale for five minutes. Massage just as you would someone’s shoulders, making sure to break down each piece.
  • Once all the leaves are tender, drizzle in the salad dressing a tablespoon at a time. Taste after each drizzle to get the dressing to your liking.
  • Toss in the salad add-ins.
  • Enjoy!

Massaged Kale Salad