Eggs, Zucchini and Salsa Breakfast

I love breakfast. It’s probably my favorite meal of the day. A lot of times my husband ends up making breakfast but occasionally he will let me make breakfast too. 🙂 I love trying new ways to incorporate vegetables in to my day. For breakfast I shredded some zucchini the day before and used some salsa I had made earlier in the week as well to top it off. But any salsa will do!

Ingredients:
Eggs
Fat (Butter/bacon fat/coconut oil)
Shredded zucchini
Dried onion flakes, salt, pepper
Salsa

Instructions:
Drop a little fat into the pan, let it melt and add in the zucchini. Let it get soft, add dried onion flakes and cook for about 2-4 minutes on a low heat. Set aside once it is cooked. Add in an egg or two to fry. Cover with a lid for about 2 minutes on low heat. Add salt and serve over zucchini. Top with salsa and enjoy! 

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Chicken Curry

2-3 chicken breasts, sliced thinly
1 can of full fat coconut milk
2 Tbsp coconut oil (one for the chicken and one for the veggies to stir fry them)
2 Tbsp curry powder
2 tsp onion powder + a few shakes (meat cooking)
1 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic + a few shakes (veggie cooking)
1/2 tsp chili powder + a few shakes (meat cooking)
1/2 tsp ginger powder or fresh ginger
1/4 tsp chili flakes
sea salt

Veggies of your choice, these seem to go well: (I tend to use 3-4)
Chopped sweet potato / yam / purple potato
1/4-1/2 chopped butternut squash
2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 yellow onion or 1/2 purple onion
2-4 carrots peeled & chopped
red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced and seeds removed

**A few other add-in options that top it off:
diced pineapple
can of bamboo

If you like it more saucy/soup like, then I’d suggest adding a little chicken stock to make it more liquid-soup like.

Directions:
Take half the coconut oil, sauté the veggies for about 8-10 minutes, add a few shakes of sea salt and a few shakes of garlic powder on medium-low and set aside. Take the other half of the fat and sauté the chicken for about 8-10 minutes on medium low. Throw in a  few shakes of onion powder, chili powder and sea salt.
Add vegetables to the chicken. Add the coconut milk and turn temp down just a little. Add in the seasonings: curry, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, ginger, chili flakes. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Test the taste for your liking…add in a few more pepper flakes for some heat or a little more salt or curry if it is lacking some pizzazz.

Meatloaf Update

I have started using my food processor to blend the meats together because it was seeming like I’d get a bite of beef and then later a bite of chicken and I wanted a more consistent tasting meatloaf. This has really solved my problem!

1 lb grass-fed beef (or ground pork)
1 lb ground chicken (or ground turkey)
1 egg (optional if you use a food processor to mix together, not really needed)
Dash of sea salt
2 finely chopped celery stalks
3 shredded carrots
1 zucchini shredded
1/2 chopped onion (I use a yellow or sweet onion)
1-2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp of cumin
Few shakes of parsley flakes
Few shakes of oregano
A squirt or two of organic ketchup
A squirt of mustard

For the vegetables: carrots, zucchini, onion and even the celery you can just use your food processor to do the shredding/chopping for you to make the veggies nice and fine. This saves a little time. Shred and or cut up veggies and set aside.

Take half of each meat add to the food processor and mix together. Pull out and do the same with the second half of the remaining meats. Add the shredded vegetables, blended meat together in the food processor. I just pulsed it a few times until things were starting to look even. At that point add in all the spices, ketchup and mustard. Again pulse a few times until blended. Pull out the meat and add it to your meatloaf pan. Cook for 45-50 minutes at 350. Enjoy!

 

Other things that can be quite tasty to mix in include:
cilantro
spinach
shredded sweet potato

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Spinach Strawberry & Walnut Salad

Summer salads are the best! Although Summer has come to an end, you can still play around with versions of this salad through the fall. You can swap out the strawberries for a fresh in-season chopped apple.

4-5 cups Spinach
1  1/2 cup sliced Strawberries or 1-2 apple chopped
Chopped Onion
Other add-in options: walnuts, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds

Dressing: (this will probably make more dressing than you want on the salad)
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Sea salt
1 teaspoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Ground pepper

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