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One-skillet meals in less than 20 min

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Hi Friends,

So how was your week???

As promised I am back and I wanted to share with you my newest cooking secret( lol not really a secret).

You have so many options with the food you can combine that I will leave it up to you and your taste. Here are some of my recent choices:

(Paleo Friendly, gluten free, grain free)

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Spaghetti squash “pizza”

I know it may all look the same to you but it’s not, just the method is the same. So let’s just get straight to business.

Less than 20 min method;)))

Decide what do you wanna eat:you know which veggies you like, do you want to add some grains or starches and what kind of protein you would like to have with it.

I like my veggies soft so most likely I will steam them first for a few minutes but you can go ahead and saute them on the pan right away  for a few minutes, then add you protein and the last part: insert into the oven then BROIL for 7-10 min.

That’s the whole secret. Everything is coming out crispy and tasty. So I use this style of cooking pretty often nowadays. I am having lots of craving for poached eggs, veggies and warm food and it’s so simple this way.

Of course you see my spaghetti squash dish was also done 20 min but I made it ready on Sunday night to eat it during the week-please  keep this is mind that you need to be sometimes prepared especially on the busy day.

So try it and let me know if you have any questions,

Love

Izabela

Btw, what are you up to this weekend? Anything exciting???

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Weekend Adventure and Blueberry Turkey Burgers

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Hello friends,

How is this week for you? It got hot over here (again) and I can’t say I like it. But the weekend was beautiful, perfect weather for biking adventure. I was working a lot on Saturday but I promised that I will treat myself the next day with something fun and exciting.

After I finished my class, drove straight home and Tom was already waiting for me. We recently bought a bike rack and we both couldn’t wait to use it. We drove all the way to Toronto and parked at Humber Bay Shores Park. We took our bikes from the car and went for a bike ride along the lake. I can’t tell you how much joy and happiness it gave me. I love this area and often I dream I could live there… The Lakeshore is beautiful, lots of parks there, people are active and look like they love their life; everyone are biking, running, walking the dogs. You can really feel alive.

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Obviously;) half way there we took short break for some yoga and stretch

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Overall we did a little bit over 20 k. We both got hungry and it was time to get back. But next time we will get better in organizing it. I felt exhausted but Happy at the end of my day;)))

Back to business …I got for you very quick lunch/dinner idea today. My friend mentioned it to me a few weeks ago and it sparkled something in me. I had to try it:

Blueberry Turkey Burgers ( quick!!! gluten free, Paleo friendly)

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1/3 c blueberries

1/2 lb organic white ground turkey

1 egg white

1-2 tbsp almond meal (or any flour)

spices: salt ,black pepper, tarragon, coriander, cumin

Transfer everything to a bowl and use your hands to mix it well. Make 1/2 inch thick patties. I used a little bit of spay oil to grease the foil and grill it for about 6 min on each side. Serve with crumbled feta on top any kind of salad of your choice with balsamic/Dijon/olive dressing.

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That’s All. I hope you will try it.

Have a great rest of your week, till next time

Izabela

Yummy meatloaf

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Hello Everyone,

How is your week going?

I can feel fall weather in the air, and I LOVE IT. Days are still nice and warm but it’s cooling down at night. I like Summer time but here, in Canada humidity is super high for most of the summer and I don’t feel great on these days. I don’t have the energy to do much as well. So today I started my morning with a nice run. It was great not to feel overheated after all.

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Naturally on the training days your body needs more calories and I find that my body craves lots of carbs and a solid meal. Recently I got into cooking a lot ground turkey or chicken and so far I am enjoying it;) Let me introduce you to my newest creation:

Yummy meatloaf (Paleo friendly, grain free, gluten free)

1/2 lb ground chicken

1 egg

1,5 Tbsp almond meal (you can use any flour you like)

1 garlic clove

1 stalk of celery, diced

1/4 onion, diced

some fresh parsley

3 Tbsp Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce ( or any hot sauce)

spices: 1 tsp: paprika, oregano, turmeric,cumin, crushed red pepper, salt & pepper

nutritional yeast to sprinkle on top

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Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it well. Grease the loaf pan with coconut oil and put your mixture into it. Bake for around 40 min. or until your chicken is cooked. Sever with some warm salad. It could not get any easier!!!

Enjoy,

xoxo

Izabela