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Meatballs and Salad



Getting back on the health kick, I keep looking for recipes that offer lots of veggies (without spending too much time extra prepping them!).


1 lb. ground beef, turkey, chicken, or bison

1 t. lemon zest

2 T. lemon juice

1/4 c. non fat greek yogurt

1 T. water

1 T. chopped fresh chives


Sliced tomatoes

Sliced avocados

1/4 chopped red onion

2 minced garlic cloves


Combine meat, red onions and garlic. Season with some salt and pepper. Form the meat into about 12-15 meat balls.

Cook them in a pan until done.

In the meantime, mix together the yogurt, water, chives and lemon zest in a small bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together 3 T. olive oil, lemon juice, and some salt and pepper.

In a large salad bowl, place the arugula, tomatoes and avocados. Mix with the olive oil mixture. Top with the meatballs and drizzle the yogurt sauce on top.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts



Anything with prosciutto inspires me!


2 boneless chicken breasts, butterflied

1 T. minced parsley

1 T. minced rosemary

2 cloves garlic, minced

Prosciutto slices

White wine


1 tomato, seeded and peeled and chopped

Lemon juice

Thyme sprigs


Mix together parsley, rosemary, and garlic in a bowl. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts. Spread the herb mixture evenly over one side of the breasts.

Top with prosciutto slices.

Roll up and secure with pins.

Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the chicken breasts and cook, turning often to brown it well.

Add a splash of white wine and reduce.

Remove to plate and keep warm.

In the same pan, add some minced garlic. Saute until golden. Add the arugula and cook until wilted.

In the meantime, combine the tomato with the lemon juice and salt.

Plate the arugula. Slice the chicken breasts into 1/2 inch slices. Arrange the slices on top of the arugula. Top with the tomatoes and drizzle any pan drippings over everything.


Pinwheels and Arugula


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Butterflying the flank steak was not easy – next time, I think I’ll have the butcher do it! But it’s really important to have a thin piece of meat for this!


1 flank steak, butterflied


Shredded mozzarella cheese

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper



Lay the butterflied flank steak on a cutting board. Place some plastic wrap over it and pound it thin.

Orient the meat so that it is running from right to left. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle some olive oil on it.

Lay the prosciutto slices on top, covering the whole surface.

Top that with the mozzarella cheese.

Starting from the left, roll up the steak nice and tight. Squeeze it to keep it tight.

Using a really sharp knife, cut the roll into individual pinwheels about 1 1/2″ wide.

Heat some olive oil in a frying pan.

Place the pinwheels flat on the pan. Cook on medium/high until browned on the bottom. Turn them over and brown the other side. If the meat isn’t cooked through all the way, lower the temperature and cover the pan. Cook until the meat is just cooked – do not overcook them!

Dress the arugula with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put it on your plate.

Top the salad with the pinwheels.


Arugula Salad with Lemon



Springtime is the best season to get the freshest arugula – it is a meaty and a little bitter salad green, but the lemon cuts the bitterness some. I really liked dressing my salad this way, rather than the regular olive oil and vinegar dressing.


Arugula, cut into bite size pieces

Olive oil

Lemon juice

Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Salt and pepper


Combine all ingredients and mix well.