Pepita-Crusted Tuna Cakes

Posted on April 14 by
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Pepita Crust:

⅓ cup pepitas
Pinch coarse salt

Tuna Cakes:

2 (4 oz.) cans albacore tuna
2 large eggs
½ cup Panko breadcrumbs (gluten free if needed)
¼ cup flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
Zest and juice of ½ medium lemon
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves
½ tsp. coarse salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. olive oil


-Place pepitas in the bowl of a small food processor and process until crumbly. Transfer to a shallow dish and mix with a pinch of coarse salt.
-Place tuna cake ingredients, except olive oil, into a large bowl and mash with the back of a fork or a potato masher until it forms a chunky paste. Form mixture into 6 small equal-sized patties. Place cakes into the dish with the crushed pepitas and coat all sides.
-Heat olive oil in a large cast iron or non-stick skillet to medium heat. Once hot, add cakes and cook about 3 minutes per side, until browned and crispy.
-Serve tuna cakes with a fresh spring mix salad.


*You can also bake the tuna cakes. Preheat the oven to 375, place cakes on a greased baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes or until set.

Serving Size: 1 cake
Calories: 188
Sodium: 266 mg
Fat: 12 g
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 16 g

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Honey Pepper Chicken with Stir-Fry Vegetables

Posted on April 07 by
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1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce (gluten free if needed)
1 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 bunch scallions, chopped
4 bunches baby bok choy, sliced lengthwise
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup snow peas
1 tsp sesame seeds


To make marinade, add soy sauce, ginger, pepper and honey to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine.

Cut chicken into small pieces. Place chicken in bowl of marinade and let sit for about 20 minutes.

Fill pot with about an inch of water. Bring to a boil. Add broccoli, carrots, bok choy and snow peas to the pot and steam, covered, for about 4-5 minutes until al dente. Drain water and set aside.

Place large pan or wok over medium heat. Pour in sesame oil to coat pan. Once hot, add chicken with all of marinade into the pan. Sauté chicken, using tongs to stir pieces, for about 6 minutes until chicken is browned lightly on the outside.

Add steamed vegetables to the pan of chicken and cook for 3-4 more minutes until vegetables are fork tender and chicken is completely cooked.

Serve with brown rice or cauliflower rice and scallions and sesame seeds for garnish.

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Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted on March 31 by
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1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Add ingredients to mason jar. Tightly secure lid on the mason jar and shake until well combined.

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2020 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Posted on March 25 by
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Pesticides do have detrimental affects on GI health, immune system, kidney function, reproduction, neurological health and cancer.


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