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Ingredients:
8 thin pork chops
2 cups carrots (sliced thin)
1/2 cup leeks (chopped)
2 cups oyster mushrooms (chopped) *you can use other mushroom
1 cup heirloom tomatoes sliced
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
Directions:
1. In a large skillet, put 2 tbsp. of olive oil and cook pork chops on both sides. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook approximately 10 minutes in total. Pork chops should be white in the center when sliced. Remove pork chops and set to the side.
2. In the same skillet add 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Add leeks, carrots and mushrooms. Stir. Add another tbsp. of olive oil while cooking. Add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. When carrots are tender, add tomatoes. Stir.
3. Add pork chops back to the same pan. Heat for another minute and serve.
Serve hot.

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Ingredients:
1 lb. piece of fresh tuna
1 cup canned chick peas (drained)
1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
1/2 cup fresh carrots (chopped)
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped)
sea salt and black pepper
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
Directions:
1. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and black pepper on tuna.
2. With a little olive oil, brush a heated grill and grill tuna until desired taste.
3. In a skillet, put olive oil. Heat for a minute and add chick peas, red onions, carrots and sundries tomatoes.
4. Sprinkle with pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Mix well.
5. After 3 minutes, add white balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional minute.
6. When serving, pour over grilled tuna and serve hot.
Serves 2.

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs. carrots (shredded)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup of walnuts (cut into pieces)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 tsp. sea salt
3 tbs. olive oil (plus extra if needed)
Directions:
1. In a large skillet put olive oil. Brown garlic for a minute and then add carrots. Stir well.
2. Add 1 tsp. of sea salt and stir. Stir frequently so carrots don’t burn. If it seems a little dry, add another tbs or two of olive oil.
3. When carrots become tender, add cranberries, walnuts and 1 tsp. of sea salt. Stir.
4. Cook for another 3-4 minutes and serve.
Serve hot.

Split Pea and Carrot Soup

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Directions:

2 1/4 cups dried split peas  (rinsed)
8 cups water
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 medium celery stalks, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. black pepper and spindled sea salt (to your taste)
1 ham bone *optional
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions:

1 Heat peas and water to boiling in 4-quart pot. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
2 Stir in onion, celery, sea salt and black pepper. Add ham bone. Heat to a boil and then reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
3 Remove ham bone; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces. (*ham bone is optional)
4 Stir ham and carrots into soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots are tender and soup is desired consistency.

*Put a dollop of sour cream on top.

*You can make split pea soup without the ham bone.

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Ingredients:

2 large green zucchini

1 large yellow zucchini

2 large carrots

2 bulbs of garlic

1 1/2 cups vegetable stock

olive oil

1 whole lemon

sea salt and black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  1. Cut zucchini and carrots into 1/4 inch circles.
  2. Peel garlic bulbs and separate into cloves.
  3. Get a large baking pan. Coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil. (about 1 tbsp.)
  4. Put zucchini, carrots and garlic in pan. Drizzle olive oil (another tbsp) on top.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. (to your liking) Mix all together.
  6. Pour vegetable stock into pan.
  7. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Vegetables should be tender and easy to pick up with a fork. When done, remove from oven and squeeze a whole lemon on top.   *Makes a great side dish or meal.

Shredded Ginger Pork With Mixed Vegetables

Ingredients:
10 pork cutlets (cut in strips)
1 medium red onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 cups fresh snap peas
1 cup carrots (shredded, small pieces)
1 cup mushrooms (rinsed and dried) * cut in half if large
1 cup string beans (rinsed and cut in half)
2 tbs. fresh ginger (shredded)
5 tbs. sesame oil plus extra
3 tbs. soy sauce (low sodium)
1 tbs. fresh basil (chopped)
Directions:
1. Using 2 tbs. of sesame oil, cook pork strips (about 5 minutes) in a large skillet. Remove and put to the side.
2. In same skillet put 3 tbs. of sesame oil. Heat up for a minute and add garlic, red onions, carrots, mushrooms, string beans and snow peas. Stir frequently. Add 2 tbs. of soy sauce and stir. (If you need a little more sesame oil, add a little.)
3. When vegetables are tender, add cooked pork, basil and ginger. Drizzle a drop of sesame oil and 1 tbs. of soy sauce. Cook on a high heat for 3 minutes and continue to stir.
Serve hot.

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Ingredients:
2 lbs. chicken cutlets (thinly sliced)
1 lb. medium shrimp (tails removed)
1 lb. red roasted potatoes (cut into quarters)
1/2 lb. carrots (sliced thin)
4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley (optional)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a large baking pan, put potatoes, carrots and garlic. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on top. Add parsley.
2. Drizzle olive oil on top. (about 4 tbsp.) Stir together.
3. Bake in oven about 40 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender. (check at 30 minutes)
4. In a skillet, put 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Cook chicken cutlets on each side for a total of 6 minutes. (3 minutes on each side.) Sprinkle with a little sea salt and black pepper. (Keep cutlets warm when done.)
5. Boil shrimps for 5 minutes and drain well.
6. On a platter placed grilled cutlets. Put roasted potatoes, carrots and shrimp on top. (See photo)

Stuffed Zucchini

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Ingredients:
4 large zucchini (cut into 1/2 inch thick slices, scoop out inside) see photo
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 large carrots (diced)
1 sweet onion (chopped)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup tomato sauce (optional)
1 tsp. fresh parsley (chopped)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
olive oil
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a skillet, add 2 tbs. of olive oil. Cook carrots and onions for 5 minutes.
2. Add cooked rice, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, parsley and tomato sauce (optional) to skillet. Stir well. Let cook for 3 minutes and remove skilet from heat. Let cool for 10 minutes.
3. Stuff each zucchini slice with rice stuffing. Pack the rice well onto each piece.
4. In a greased (2 tbs. of olive oil) baking pan (coat the bottom) place the zucchini pieces. (rice side up)
5. Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes. You want the zucchini to be tender, but not to soft.
Serve hot.

Penne With Salami and Carrots

Ingredients:
1 lb. bow tie pasta (or your favorite pasta)
1 lb. carrots (shredded/grated thin)
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil (chopped)
1/4 lb. salami (sliced into thin pieces)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
3 tbs. olive oil
salt and pepper
Directions:
1. Boil pasta in water. (Time depends on pasta you use. Do a taste test, to see if done.)
2. In a skillet, add oil and garlic. When garlic browns, add carrots, sun dried tomatoes and salami. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook on a low heat and stir.
3. Drain pasta well. Pour carrot mixture on top. Sprinkle with your favorite parmesan cheese.
Serve hot. Serves 3-4 people.

Basil Flank Steak

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Ingredients:
2 lb. piece flank steak (thinly sliced)
1 lb. mushrooms (washed/sliced)
1/2 lb. carrots (sliced thin)
3 tbs. basil (chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
3 tbs. olive oil
4 tbs. sesame oil
2 tsp. sea salt
Directions:
1. In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic. Brown garlic and then add flank steak. Add 1tsp. sea salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. When cooked, remove and put to the side, covered.
2. In the same skillet, add 3 tbs. sesame oil. Add mushrooms and carrots. Stir frequently. When tender, add basil. Stir well.
3. Add cooked flank steak to the pan and add 1 tbs. of sesame oil. Add 1 tsp. sea salt. Mix together and cook for an additional minute and serve.
Serve hot.