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Gardener's Mediterranean Roasted Halibut

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I found a large Halibut fillet in the fridge from Costco, and a garden ripe with harvest vegetables so I decided last night was the perfect time for this!

The tomatoes are so sweet this time of year they just turn to candy when you roast them, and the green beans so fresh and delicious. All blended with a lemon, garlic, olive oil sauce that creates a succulent dish and adds a lot of nice moisture and texture when eaten together.  Perfect for a warm late Summer evening, and super easy!

 

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning, or any seasoning salt you like
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

FOR THE FISH

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion sliced into half moons
  • about 1 1/2 pounds Halibut fillet (I use Halibut, but Salmon would work nicely too)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients together. Add the green beans, tomatoes, and onions and toss to coat with the sauce (you can do this in batches if the bowl is too small).
  3. With a large slotted spoon or spatula, transfer the vegetables to a large baking sheet. Keep the vegetables to one side or one half of the baking sheet and make sure they are spread out in one layer.
  4. Now, add the halibut fillet to the remaining sauce, toss to coat. Transfer the halibut fillet to the baking sheet next to the vegetables and pour any remaining sauce on top.
  5. Lightly sprinkle the halibut and vegetables with a little seasoned salt.
  6. Bake in the 450 degrees F heated oven for 15 minutes. Then transfer the baking sheet to the top oven rack and broil for another 3-5 minutes, watching carefully. The cherry tomatoes should begin to pop under the broiler.
  7. When ready, remove the baked halibut and vegetables from the oven. Serve immediately. And If you’re looking to add a side, we recommend rice.

 Enjoy!! 

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LeAnn's Veggie Tart with Ricotta

Posted by LeAnn Kurtz on

This Spring Garden Tart is so quick and easy and it's perfect for Easter brunch, dinner, or anytime! 

 

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Oil Poached Tomatoes

Posted by LeAnn Kurtz on

It's tomato season! They are ripe, sweet and so delicious this time of year, and sometimes we get so many we have to find new ways to use them. I absolutely love this delicious recipe I found in Bon Appetite Magazine. Whenever I find recipes, I add a little personal touch to make it my own!

And the smell is like heaven! Sweet garlicky, tomato-basil-rosemary goodness that will make your tummy growl!

Use this on crostini as a Bruschetta, pasta or for a rich, delicious sauce. Easy and yummy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of garlic, cloves separated
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • Chopped, fresh Basil
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • About 1 pound of cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes, or really, any tomatoes, but in half.
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300°. Toss tomatoes, garlic, rosemary sprigs, and basil, olive oil, and salt in a large baking dish.

Bake tomatoes until they are soft and skins begin to shrivel, 35–45 minutes. Let cool slightly, then discard stems of Rosemary. 

 

 

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LeAnn's Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup

Posted by LeAnn Kurtz on

Summertime....it's hot, and you don't want to turn on the oven. And it's so nice to come home to a dinner already made! Serve this healthy delicious soup with a nice cool cucumber and tomato salad. It's perfect for a lazy, healthy summer meal!
Ingredients
2 cups green lentils, rinsed
4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 med yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, diced into large pieces
1 med yam or sweet potato, diced into large pieces
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander (or, you can use Tandori Spice in place of the tumeric and coriander if you happen to have some)
1-2 large jalapenos, diced (To your taste. You can leave these out if you don't like it spicy)
Instructions
  1. Rinse the lentils thoroughly (1-2 times).
  2. Add all ingredients to a crockpot, turn on low and cook for 5-6 hours. 

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The PERFECT Breakfast Smoothie and Its Benefits

Posted by LeAnn Kurtz on

Blend together:
2-3 Kale Leaves, stems removed--
  • Kale is high in iron. ...
  • Kale is high in Vitamin K. ...
  • Kale is filled with powerful antioxidants. ...
  • Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. ...
  • Kale is great for cardiovascular support. ...
  • Kale is high in Vitamin A

4-5 Fresh Pineapple Chunks-

  • Immune system support. ...
  • Bone strength. ...
  • Eye health.
  • “Pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age, due in part to its high amount of vitamin C and the antioxidants it contains,” Flores said.
  • Digestion. ...
  • Anti-Inflammatory benefits.(this is my favorite. Pineapple has Bromelain, which is responsible for most of its healthy benefits)!

Handful of Frozen Organic Blueberries-

As most of us are aware, Blueberries are one of the "super foods" which means it is one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world, containing   

  • Resveratrol--super antioxidant
  • Vitamins K,C and Manganese
  • Contains lots of fiber and has a low GI (helps maintain blood glucose levels) which I love because I have type 2 diabetes
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps ward off heart disease and cancer

Handful of Strawberries-- (it is very important that you only eat organic strawberries)

  • Help regulate blood pressure
  • Boost Immunity
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Helps reduce inflamation

Greek or Regular Yogurt or Yogurt substitute--

  • Supplies probiotics
  • Calcium, protein, Vitamin B12, B2, Potassium and Magnesium

1/2 Avocado-

  • High in Monounsaturated Fatty Acids or "Healthy Fats" which help the heart. 
  • Lowers bad Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels
  • High in Fiber
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • May also help symptoms of arthritis

Small handful of flaxseed-

  • Omega-3 essential fatty acids, "good" fats that have been shown to have heart healthy effect.
  • Lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidants.. Flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
  • Fiber. Flaxseed contains both the soluble and insoluble types.

Small handful of Hemp Seeds (or other healthy nuts)--

  • Excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular health.
  • High in gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential omega-6 fatty acid found in borage oil and egg yolks that has been proven to naturally balance hormones.
  • “Perfect protein” not only containing all 20 amino acids, but also each of the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.
  • Rich in soluble and un-soluble fiber which naturally cleanses the colon and reduces sugar cravings. 

Low Carb Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

I add a few drops of Stevia for a little extra sweetness as well, or you can add a little honey. Either way, it's up to you!

 

 

 

 

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