Monday, March 25, 2019

Sheet Pan Ginger Glazed Salmon - Phase 3

Feel free to use whatever veggies you like on this- just be sure they will cook in the time the salmon cooks. Cauliflower is great with this. For more firm veggies, steam them lightly and drain well before roasting. 

Sheet Pan Ginger Glazed Salmon
Phase 3
Makes 2 standard servings

12 oz Alaska salmon fillets, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 lb fresh green beans, sliced thin
2 cups carrots, sliced
1T olive oil
½ tsp each salt and pepper

For the ginger glaze:
¼ cup tamari
2T sweet chili sauce – recipe on my blog
1T xylitol
1T grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1T chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

Place salmon (skin side down), green beans and carrots in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Put the salmon in the middle of the pan, and veggies towards the edges. Drizzle the oil over the veggies. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk sauce ingredients. Spoon sauce over salmon fillets and bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn the broiler on and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until edges of salmon are crisp.

Asian Noodle Soup- All Phases

You can find Miracle Noodles online, or at some stores. My Sprouts carries them in the pasta aisle, or you can buy them here. Miracle Noodle also sells them on their website. Be sure to follow package directions, as they are packed in a brine and that needs to be rinsed well.
This soup is also very soothing when you have a cold or are feeling under the weather. 

Asian Noodle Soup
All Phases

1T olive oil (phase 3 only)
3 shallots, diced OR 2T finely minced onion
1 bunch green onions chopped, white and green parts separated
4 cloves minced garlic
1-2T minced fresh ginger
6 cups stock ( chicken, beef or vegetable)
2 whole star anise (a spice)
2T tamari
2 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced
4 heads baby bok choy, or 2 heads regular
Red pepper flakes (optional, if you like it spicy)

1-2 packages of Miracle Noodles, prepared per package directions

Optional- add cooked diced chicken or thinly sliced steak. 

Heat oil if using, or use broth, and saute shallots and white part of green onions for 4-5 minutes. Stir often. Add garlic and ginger, and rep pepper flakes if using, and cook while stirring for 1 minute. Add stock and star anise. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes. Add sliced mushrooms and bok choy. Simmer another 5 minutes. Remove star anise. Add prepared Miracle Noodles, and serve immediately. Garnish with the chopped green parts of the green onion.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Cranberry Pumpkin Smoothie - Phase 3

This smoothie tastes like Christmas! 
I didn't mean to make a holiday smoothie on this rainy March day, but I needed to use up some pumpkin. 

Give this one a try.

Cranberry Pumpkin Smoothie
Phase 3
Makes 1 serving fruit and veggie

1 cup yellow squash or zucchini
1 carrot
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup cranberries 
Stevia to taste
1 cup almond milk (for a healthy fat) or water
Ice if your cranberries are fresh
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Splash of vanilla

Blend everything together.