I admit it, I’m a mayonnaise fiend. When I typically made tuna salad in the past, I used LOTS of mayo. I love tuna salad, so I thought about how to incorporate it into my lean and green program. In addition to being a favorite food, it’s super easy to prepare ahead for a grab-and-go meal solution when taking off for work or any other busy day. Continue reading
We’ve got a new favorite veggie dish. We served this last night with scallops. The shirataki noodles add a nice touch and contrast to the crunchiness of the cabbage. The proportions of each ingredient were very much to taste, as yours should be. Do dress the slaw at least a couple of hours before eating it to allow the dressing to soften the cabbage a bit. Continue reading
We love lamb and the London broil cut has become a favorite of ours. Lamb is on the “lean” list, so we’re only permitted five ounces cooked, but it’s so tasty it’s worth it! The London broil cut is great for grilling. We rubbed this one with garam masala spice blend before tossing it on a hot grill. We also sprinkled some onto the zucchini before grilling that, which tied the two together nicely. The cinnamon and clove notes from the garam masala really highlight the lamb’s flavor and add a lovely fragrance to the experience.
Another favorite! This was a happy accident. We had some homemade kimchi in the fridge that needed to be downsized to a smaller container, leaving us with excess marinade that had been “percolating” for over a week. Sitting right next to that was a package of chicken breasts we had no plans for. “Hey,” I said to Brian, “do you think the kimchi marinade would be good for the chicken?” We both thought it was worth a try. Poured the marinade over the chicken and added salt to make it a brine. Let it sit for two days, then grilled it. Came out beautifully! Sliced it up and served it over a salad of chopped romaine, cucumbers & yellow bell peppers in small romaine lettuce cups. (Seasoned the salad with some low-fat honey mustard salad dressing.)
One of our favorites! Another quick & easy one-pot dish. Panang curry powder is a smokey, mildly spicy red-colored Thai spice blend. If you like, kick up the heat with some Sriracha or Sambel Olek or similar. Change out the protein (chicken or tofu?) and veggies to your liking. Continue reading