Cuban Chopped Salad (GF/DF)

This recipe is a fresh take on the classic cuban sandwich, turning it into a delicious salad and I promise you won’t miss the bread! Grilling the citrus for the marinade adds a flavor to the pork that you’ve never had before and will fall in love with!

Cuban Chopped Salad

Cuban Chopped Salad
Makes 4 servings

1 pound boneless pork tenderloin
2 limes, divided
1 orange, divided
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp Carnitas Slow Cooker Seasoning, optional
2 garlic cloves, pressed
6 tablespoons light olive oil
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
salt & pepper
2 romaine hearts, shredded
1/2 pound cooked fresh ham, chopped
6 small dill pickles, chopped
3 hard boiled eggs, chopped

  1. To make the marinade, juice 1 of the limes and 1/2 of the orange. Add the juice, oil, seasoning, and garlic to a small bowl and mix until blended.
  2. Trim the pork and cut in half widthwise, then in half lengthwise. Place the pieces into a medium bowl and add 1/4 cup of the marinade to the pork. Let sit in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 5 minutes, or up to 30 minutes.
  3. Cut the remaining lime in half. Heat a grill over medium heat until hot.
  4. Add the pork to one side of the grill and the remaining citrus halves to the other side. Grill for 8 minutes, turning the pork halfway through cooking, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145˚F.
  5. Transfer the pork to a medium bowl and shred. Carefully juice the grilled citrus and add it to the pork, along with the remaining marinade and let sit 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, dijon mustard, yellow mustard and salt and pepper to a bowl and whisk well. Set aside to let the flavors blend.
  7. In a salad bowl, combine the reserved pork, romaine, ham, pickles and eggs, tossing to combine. Add 1/2 of the dressing and toss.
  8. Serve remaining dressing on the side.

Enjoy!

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Fresh Tomato & Basil Sweet Potato Bruschetta (GF/DF)

When tomatoes and basil are in season, that means it’s peak bruschetta season! This recipe removes the bread and ups the nutrition with sweet potato slabs. I love sweet potatoes (as you already know if you have made some of my recipes!) and use them in this simple variation of the classic.

Fresh Tomato & Basil Sweet Potato Bruschetta

Fresh Tomato & Basil Sweet Potato Bruschetta
Makes 6 servings (3 pieces each)

2 medium sweet potatoes
olive oil spray
3 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices. Place on a sheet pan and spray lightly with olive oil. Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until light golden brown. Alternatively, you can bake them in an air fryer at 400˚F for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, zucchini, basil, garlic pressed with a garlic press, vinegar, oil, salt and black pepper.  Mix gently. 
  4. Remove the sweet potato slices from the oven to a serving plate. Portion the tomato mixture over the potato slices. 
  5. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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Summer Flatbread (GF)

Celebrate the warm weather with this appetizer flatbread that celebrate the season! This is perfect for cookouts, potlucks and poolside!

Spring Flatbread

Summer Flatbread
Makes 8 servings

5-Minute Dough:
1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour, plus additional as needed
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup 2% plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Topping:
1 cup ricotta
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 small garlic clove, pressed
salt and pepper
3/4 cup chopped broccolini, blanched
4 ounces prosciutto, cut into short, thin pieces
1/2 cup cucumber slices, quartered
1/3 cup chopped orange bell pepper
1/8 small red onion, cut into thin wedges

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Add the yogurt and mix on low-medium speed 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4-inch thick and set in the sheet pan. Brush the flatbread with olive oil.
  4. Bake 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the ricotta, lemon zest, garlic and salt and pepper to taste, mixing well. Set aside.
  6. Fill a medium bowl filled with ice water and set aside. Set a small skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. Add the broccolini and blanch 45 seconds, then remove to the ice bath. When cool, drain the broccolini.
  7. Remove the flatbread from the oven and spread with the ricotta mixture. Top with the prosciutto and vegetables.
  8. Cut into squares and serve warm or refrigerate 30 minutes and serve.

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Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Cheesy Eggs (GF)

I remember the first time I had a sweet potato… I hated it! Being a midwestern gal, I’m used to starchy white potatoes. It’s funny how things come full circle because now I love sweet potatoes and am not a big fan of white potatoes!

This breakfast is super fast which is a must on work/school days. You can slice and cook the sweet potatoes ahead of time and reheat them the morning you’re going to serve them. That’s a huge time saver that I love!

Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Cheesy Eggs

Sweet Potato Avocado Toast with Cheesy Eggs
Makes 2 servings

1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
olive oil for spritzing
1 avocado
4 eggs
1 tablespoon water
salt and pepper
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400˚F. Lightly spritz both sides of the sweet potato slices with olive oil and place in an air fryer. Air fry for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the avocado and set aside.
  3. Scramble the eggs with the water. Lightly spritz a nonstick skillet with oil and set over medium-low heat. Add the eggs and cook one minute. Add the cheese and continue to cook until the desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove the sweet potato toasts from the air fryer to a serving plate. Top with the avocado and eggs, then sprinkle with parsley and serve.

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Turmeric Chicken, Chorizo & Pinto Bean Skillet (GF/DF)

This quick one-dish recipes has so many flavors that go so well together and it comes together quickly and easily! You can use regular rice or serve it over cauliflower rice. And it’s pretty! We eat with our eyes first, right?

Turmeric Chicken, Chorizo & Pinto Bean Skillet

Turmeric Chicken, Chorizo & Pinto Bean Skillet
Makes 6 servings

1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 ounces ground chorizo
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 15oz can pigeon peas or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups cauliflower rice
cilantro, chopped

  1. Add the chorizo to a medium skillet.  Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until browned, stirring and chopping frequently. 
    Remove the chorizo from the skillet into a bowl and keep warm.
  2. Cook the chicken in the same skillet 2-3 minutes or until browned.  Remove the chicken and place in the bowl with the chorizo and set aside. 
  3. In the same skillet, combine the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.  Cook 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat or until the onion begins to soften.  Add the stock, pigeon peas, oregano, turmeric and salt and bring to a boil. 
  4. Add the chorizo and chicken to the skillet, cover and reduce the heat to low.  Simmer 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken and chorizo are cooked through.  Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. 
  5. Spoon the rice into serving bowls. Top with the chicken and chorizo mixture, sprinkle with cilantro (if desired) and serve.

Enjoy!

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The Genevieve Champagne Cocktail

Whenever mom visits we always have Champagne Cocktails because it’s her favorite. Once when we were making one, I used orange bitters instead of regular bitters and we decided we liked it better that way!!

The Genevieve Champagne Cocktail

The Genevieve Champagne Cocktail
Makes 1 serving

1 sugar cube
5 dashes orange bitters
1 glass champagne (10 tablespoons)

  1. Add a sugar cube to bottom of a champagne flute. Add 5 dashes of bitters to the sugar cube.
  2. Fill the glass with champagne and serve immediately!

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