Posts in Category: 20 Minute Dinners

Sunday Instarecipe Roundup

With a near daily instarecipe happening over on my IG account I’ve decided to do a weekly round-up here of each week’s recipes. Sound good? Look good? Good.

Clearly we have a bit of catch-up to do what with the generous dose of recipes up there in that drool-inducing collage. Recipes after the jump!

Paleo Wrap Option: Swiss Chard BLT

Swiss Chard Paleo Wraps: pin top
This of for those of you who like healthy tasting things. I’m not trying to sell this style of eating to those who have no desire or respect for it. Kind of maxed out with that right now. So. If you’ve clicked here, it’s becasue this looks damn tasty to you.

So first, I’d like to smugly congratulate you on having a developed palette. For being a human that is deeply connected to respecting the vessels that are but two which we are given in this life: your body. Your mind.

Plus … these include bacon. Those succulent strips of pure heaven make anything taste good so even if this image has you turning up towards the sky, g’won and give this a try. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll like it.

Oh, and I said I wasn’t going to to try and appeal to you over there crinkling you nose …

Turkey and Hemp Crock Pot Meatballs

Turkey Hemp Crock Pot Meatballs
Clearly the COOK-TIME for these is not 20 minutes (in case you were wondering why it falls under the 20 Minute Dinners category), but the prep-time is stellar. A bit less than 20 minutes if you’re on your game. So. Onwards with this toddler-friendly, paleo-ISH (100% paleo if you leave out the shredded, cheese) quick-prep week-night worthy meal. The crock-pot is my friend and during the busy days of back-to-school, it should be yours too. Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be time-consuming.


Damn Good Guacamole

There are lots of ways to make guacamole. Simple or robust, I’m beginning to gather that people are very picky about their guacamole. I myself like my guac chock full of ingredients; layers of flavours. One bowl, one dip: guacamole and salsa, a mergence of flavours that we all know belong together anyways.

A good guacamole will captivate your tongue with it’s brazen, creamily textured delightfulness and immediately have you salivating for more. It will beg for a worthy vehicle and cry out for a (in the very least), premium glass of wine or beer. It is in fact, the quintessential, perfect party food.

Or a lunchtime addition. Or a toddler snack. As it is known to be these things and many more around these here parts.

Caprese Salad With Reduced Balsmic & Buffalo Mozzarella Bocconcini

I’m about to get all up in your face with my snobby tomatoes. You know, the REAL, heirloom kind. The ones that aren’t perfectly uniform, altogether unsymmetrical and absolutely DIVINE tasting. Yea, those ones.

Now, you could make this salad with regular variety beefsteak tomatoes, but for the love of gawd please don’t make them with GMO knock off, fake ‘heirloom’ tomatoes. Please just no. It just won’t taste the same and part of the absolute bliss in eating this salad comes from only being able to enjoy it in this state (with such a variety of home-grown tomatoes), oh but one time of year. When tomatoes are ripe and ready to be plucked off of the vine.

Which, for me – happened late as they were planted late. Lucky us…we’ve received a warm fall so far which allowed all of my green tomatoes the time they needed to grow and ripen into rock-star status. Heirloom tomatoes would in fact be rock-stars if they could, I think.

So now that you’re all quite certain of just how much I love growing, eating and waxing poetic (sort of), about tomatoes, we can move right along to what you’re really all here for, (I think?) A simple yet damned good caprese salad recipe. 

When Pancakes Alone (With Some Simple Tweaking) Make For The Perfect (Easy!) Personal Birthday Cake!

I could have made this a leaning tower of pancake cake. I really had to stop myself from doing so. After all, Abby turned 2 (yesterday) – not 10.

And Everyone, Even The Toddlers, Loved Them: Turkey Hemp Burgers

Hemp you say? Yea mon. Hemp hearts to be precise. Instead of bread-crumbs my friends. I’m all over nutritious, low-carb alternatives. For starters, they are a plant based protein. Omega and fibre rich; hemp hearts contain essential fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3 and both soluble and insoluble fiber. They’re also loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E.


Now, traditionally – peeps usually eat hemp hearts or seeds on oatmeal or stirred into yogurt; generally being a breakfast food item. I first experimented with using hemp hearts instead of bread crumbs when making a meatloaf a while back. It did the job. Plain and simple.

If you’re a regular reader of my recipes – you’ll know that I often mix things up in kitchen in the interest of creating healthier, yet still fabulous tasting versions of the foods we love.

So. Turkey burgers.

(I’ve also used them to make beef burgers and bison burgers (we like burgers around here). Which yes, all were yum.) Today though – I’m all about the turkey, just so I can show you how something ridiculously good for you can taste ridiculously fabulous too.

It’s all in the love aded in. True story. Oh, and the grilling and the addition of cheese.

This is a last minute, week-night dinner that you can whip up in under 20 minutes, (see more #20minutedinner ideas), including the cooking time if you’re quick on your feet. Just remember to take your meat out of the freezer in the morning and you’ll be good to go later…

Simple, Gluten Free Seafood Linguine In Coconut Oil, Lemon, Spinach & Garlic Sauce

Gluten Free Pasta Dish: Lemon, Lime & Garlic Seafood Linguine

Looking for an easy dish that you can whip up in 20 minutes? A crowd pleasing, mouth-watering, low-carb pasta dish for the seafood lovers?

While this is most definitely a summer-time favourite using top fresh picks from our local farmer’s market, this is something that you can make year round if you’re serious about your seafood.

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