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Nut Free, Egg free weekly dinners for the whole family! Keto, Paleo & Gluten friendly

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I’ve decided that sharing one recipe at a time can make it difficult to plan for a whole week. So this week, I made 4 different meals, and it is now Saturday and I still have leftovers! Some tweeks can be made to make these follow the Keto or paleo or gluten free diets 

The meals were as follows: 

White fish cooked in lemon butter with couscous and mixed veggies.


This one I pan fried the fish in the juice of one lemon and half a stick of butter, I just dipped them in breadcrumbs (since I don’t use eggs) and made the couscous and veggies in another pot at the same time. I used one package of frozen veggies the carrots and peas mix. Couscous is super easy to make, if you have some tomato sauce laying around it would taste really nice on top of the couscous and veg mix. That’s it, super simple. Follow the directions  on the box for couscous and throw the veggies in at the same time bring to a boil, cover and let sit. 
Chicken thighs with quinoa in a red pepper sauce (one-pot meal).


This I sautéed the chicken thighs in my new non stick pan with butter, turmeric and garlic and minced half a red onion. I puréed three peppers and once the chicken was browned I threw in the puréed peppers and 1 and half cups of quinoa, covered it and simmered it for approximately 15 mins. If the quinoa isn’t soft and fluffy at the end of the 15 then add a cup more water, stir it and cover again for 7 mins. Repeat that as necessary until the quinoa is fluffy! Serve it with cheese for the kiddos and hot sauce or cayenne pepper for the adults!
Vegetarian black bean chilly in lettuce wraps for the adults, and cheddar tortilla wraps for the kids.



There are 4 wraps on this plate and two people ate them lol in case anyone thinks I’m a pig, I am usually but I controlled myself lol

I mean was my masterpiece for the week, made in the instant pot! I soaked a whole bag of black beans or approx 3 and 1/2 cups in a bowl for 30 mins. I sautéed minced garlic, red onion, and mushroom and garlic salt, onion powder, turmeric, and cayenne. Once sautéed I added puréed Roma tomatoes (I’ve also made this with a jar of tomato sauce) and then added frozen organic corn. Covered the instant pot and set to chilli. While that was happening I made two cups of quinoa with vegetable stock! For the adults I served this on top of lettuce sprinkled with pepper, avocado slices then quinoa and the chilli on top sprinkled with cheese and a small bit of Greek yogurt. The kids I did in a cheddar wrap, they ate it and asked for more. We also ate this on leftover day, and today for dinner! Winner, winner, vegetarian dinner!!!

Tex mex style casserole over rice for the kids and without carbs for the adults


This was easy since I had my seasoning made, which consists of garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, sea salt, turmeric,  and cayenne pepper. I browned the ground beef in butter and red onions garlic and seasoning. Then threw it in a casserole dish,  threw in chopped Roma tomatoes, package of shredded cheese, and chives I grew and baked it for 30 mins at 350degrees. You could serve it over rice, or even leftover quinoa! 
This really helped me in the week not to be stressed and well fed. In case you didn’t already pick up on this, I use whole fat ingredients for myself and the family. It’s very close to the Keto or Paleo Diet, and I do personally take from them for myself alone, but I don’t make my kids eat super clean. Unfortunately tree nuts and eggs are basically in everything so I am forced to make almost everything from scratch. 

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Eggplant Pizza

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First of all I have always despised eggplant, which is insane according to every Indian person I’ve met. I get that it is a big staple of some favourite staples dishes for basically every Indian I know, but me, I’ve always swallowed it without tasting it (so I didn’t insult my mom or an Aunty) but this week I have been trying to cleanse myself of added carbs, just as a challenge, so while I made my kiddos their pizza on a mini Naan, I made mine on thick slices of eggplant! 

I’m in love! 

I put a little left over tomato sauce on the egg plant, sprinkled some herbs, salt and pepper, then sprinkled cheese, prosciutto, sirloin slices (the package kind) and mushrooms and baked it at 350 for about 10-15 mins, it depends on your oven, but until the kids pizzas were crispy and the eggplant was soft.

Man did it ever smell good baking and holy crap it tasted better than it smelled. I apologize I didn’t take pretty pictures I was too hungry, as I am sick with a fever!





One pot chicken and veggie pasta

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Wow so this turned out wonderful

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Ingredients:

– Lean Ground chicken 1.2 lbs
– 1 box gluten free elbow macaroni (I used the PC Brand)
– 2 cups of homemade tomato sauce, or any thick brand
– 1 and 3/4 cups of milk (I used one percent)
– 1 and 1/2 cups of stock, whatever flavour
– 1 medium red onion almost puréed
– 2 tbsps of minced garlic
– 3/4 if a bag of washed spinach mixed with Kale
– PC Black label Zataar seasoning to taste, I used 2 tbsps. You can also use any sort of fresh herbs, Italian or Greek seasoning pouches would be a great replacement

Directions:
Here comes the easy part; brown the meat, onions, garlic, and seasoning, at a medium heat, if you have an induction cooktop like me I do it at 6.
(I also hardly ever cook with oil, because I find meat has enough when you cook it slowly)

Then once everything is browned and cooked through add the spinach mix, cover and lower heat to a simmer, for 5 mins or until soft.

Last step: add the pasta on top of the meat and spinach mix and fill up the skillet with all the liquid. I find if you put the tomato sauce in the middle last it seeps into everything else. You cover the pot and cook on medium low, until pasta is cooked, it took me about 10mins and it was ready.

I sprinkled Romano cheese on it for the kids and hubby, and chipotle hot sauce for me! Seriously this was to die for on a super cold Monday night!

I also paired it with a small glass of red wine so if there are any errors in this article I blame the food coma that I am in!