Main Dish

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa

Grilled pork tenderloin with fresh peach salsa is easy to make and full of flavor. Mixing spices to create a dry rub is a great way to add a lot of flavor to grilled or roasted meats without taking the time necessary for a marinade.

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Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes, especially if they come from your garden or the local farmers’ market. One of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is with fresh basil and garlic. This grilled chicken bruschetta recipe is similar to traditional bruschetta except I skip the toasted bread and use grilled chicken breasts in its place.

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seared ahi tuna bowls

Seared Tuna Bowls

When my daughters visit from college, I ask them what meals they want me to prepare while they are home. Their first request is always seared tuna bowls. This dish is light and fresh with a delicious combination of flavors.

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, grain free chicken strips, gluten free chicken strips

Parmesan Chicken Strips

There are many people today who cannot tolerate gluten or certain grains. It can be difficult to find substitutes for favorite foods, especially for children. Having worked in school food service and having two children of my own, I know how popular chicken strips are with kids.

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Salmon Kebabs

These healthy salmon kebabs are easy to make and loaded with flavor. I love the peppery punch from the horseradish and the brightness of the lemon and chives in the marinade. The combination is delicious.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Marinating then searing on a hot grill is a simple way to prepare flank steak. The marinade is easy to make, tenderizes the beef, and adds a great boost of flavor.

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Walleye

Walleye is a popular fish in the Great Lakes Region of North America. So much so that Minnesota designated walleye as the official state fish. Not only is it a fun fish to catch, it is delicious to eat. We are fortunate to have some good friends who are avid fishermen so we have been treated to walleye fresh from the lake.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, lentil bowls

Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This is one of my all-time favorite meatless dishes. It is inspired by Mujadara, which is a Lebanese dish made of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. In this recipe I substitute cauliflower rice for the rice and top the mixture with Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce. It is the ultimate comfort food and perfect for enjoying on a cold winter day.

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Emily's fresh kitchen, white bean and broccoli soup

White Bean and Broccoli Soup

One of my favorite ways to eat vegetables in the winter is in a warm, blended soup. Vegetable soups are so easy to make and don’t take much time. In this recipe I combine white beans and broccoli. Beans are an inexpensive way to add plantbased protein and fiber to your diet.

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Spicy Baked Yucatán Shrimp

When I was growing up, my family took a few vacations to the Gulf Coast of Florida. At restaurants there, we often ordered shrimp because it was so fresh. One of our favorite shrimp dishes was a spicy Yucatán peel-and-eat version.

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