Moroccan meatballs with citrus-glazed carrots and cauliflower/carrot mash

I can’t say enough good things about this meal… the meatballs were chock full of flavor, the citrus glaze really brightened up the carrots, and the herbs in the cauliflower/carrot mash were even more fantastic than expected.

I made a few changes to the original recipes (found here and here) and substituted dried herbs for fresh in both the mash and the meatballs, because fresh herbs can be very expensive and we had the dried already.

I happened to have almond meal on hand (because I grew to like the texture when we were doing the Paleo diet), but you could just as easily use breadcrumbs instead and still be low carb. Continue reading

southwest tilapia with onions, peppers and zucchini

This is another Paleo- or low-carb diet friendly recipe (without the rice) that is light, healthy and very delicious.

I was interested in the “Southwest” take on tilapia, being a lover of spice.  Every tilapia recipe I’ve come across has been either a simple bake or a Parmesan-crusted affair, so the idea of kicking up the heat sounded awesome.  If you don’t care for caliente, you can adjust the amount of cayenne you use.

I made some changes to the original recipe , and it ended up tasting how I imagine a fish fajita would.  You could use the vegetable mixture as a base for many dishes, switching out different meats.

In addition to being very tasty, it was also ridiculously easy to make!   Continue reading