Salmon patties with a kick

Salmon patties with a kick

I grew up on salmon patties.  I recently started making them again for my family since they offer great lean protein and are just as scrumptious as you want them to be.  I changed up my recipe a bit and added a few special herbs and spices.  

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Quinoa with roasted artichokes, zucchini, sundried tomatoes and olives

Quinoa with roasted artichokes, zucchini, sundried tomatoes and olives

Don't you just love Mediterreanean flavors?  I was looking for a dish that would give me lots of good protein with incredible flavors that I love.   So, I thew together a Mediterreanean quinoa recipe that is filling yet light at the same time... perfect for Summer.  

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Eggplant Stir Fry Recipe

Eggplant Stirfry

Eggplant Stirfry

This is a really quick and easy recipe that is a quick go-to.  It's low glycemic and delicious.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2 onion (red or sweet work well)

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/4- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on desired level of heat from pepper)

1 eggplant, or 2 (thinner, with light purple skin) Japanese eggplant

1/4 cup water for stir-frying

2-3 Tbsp. coconut or canola oil for stir-frying

roughly 1/2 cup (or more) fresh basil

2 Tbsp. soy sauce (preferably wheat free) or Bragg's Liquid Amino Acids

1 Tbsp. fish sauce OR vegetarian fish sauce or 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce OR vegetarian oyster sauce (available at larger

1 tsp. agave nectar

Preparation

Chop the eggplant up into bite-size pieces (leave the peel on - this is where most of the nutrients are).  Place 2-3 Tbsp. oil to a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, half of the garlic, red pepper flakes, and eggplant. Reserve the rest of the garlic for later. Stir-fry for 5 minutes. When the wok or frying pan becomes dry, add a little of the water (a few Tbsp. at a time) - enough to keep the ingredients frying nicely.

Add 2 Tbsp. soy sauce/Braggs and continue stir-frying for 5 more minutes, or until the eggplant is soft and the white flesh is almost translucent. Add a little more water when the pan becomes too dry (up to 1/4 cup). When the eggplant is soft, add the rest of the garlic, agave plus the fish/oyster sauce. Stir fry to incorporate.  Taste test the eggplant for salt. If not salty enough, add a little more fish/oyster sauce. If too salty, add 1 Tbsp. lime juice (or substitute 1 Tbsp. lemon juice).  Add 3/4 of the fresh basil.  Slide onto a serving platter and sprinkle the rest of the basil over top. Serve with jasmine (brown) rice if desred or great as a stand alone dish.  Enjoy.