Mark Bittman’s Seared Scallops with Pan Sauce

This is my idea of a perfect—and easy—special-occasion scallops recipe, and is taken from Mark Bittman’s classic “How To Cook Everything: The Basics.”

Mark Bittman’s Seared Scallops with Pan Sauce
Serves four 6-ounce portions

3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 pounds sea scallops
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup … Read more

Pan-Seared Salmon

Pan-seared wild-caught salmon with a lemon-butter sauce is simple, easy and delicious.

Pan-Seared Salmon
Serves 1

1 6-ounce wild-caught salmon fillet
Sea salt and freshly-ground pepper
1 lemon, juiced
1 lemon, sliced
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons Kerrygold butter

Pat a salmon fillet dry. Season with salt and pepper. Give the fillet a good squeeze of lemon … Read more

Instant Chocolate Pudding

Here’s my current favorite quickie dessert. I call it ‘chocolate pudding’ for lack of something more creative. It’s yummy and low-everything (calorie, carbs, fat), and tastes super chocolate-y, sort of in the chocolate soufflé neighborhood. ❤️

Instant Chocolate Pudding
One Serving // 86 calories, 6 net grams carbs, 1 gram fat

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa … Read more

Thai Chicken Curry

This recipe also works well with tofu or fish like halibut or salmon.

Thai Chicken Curry
Makes 4 servings // 337 calories, 7 net grams carbs

1 tablespoon cold-pressed unrefined avocado oil
3/4 cup onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced on the diagonal
2 teaspoons Thai green curry paste
Pinch turmeric
1 14-ounce can Thai Kitchen unsweetened coconut … Read more

Thai Tuna Salad

Hot weather calls for cool flavors, and this Thai Tuna Salad in lettuce leaves delivers!

Thai Tuna Salad
2 servings // 260 calories, 6 net carbs

1 six-ounce can wild-caught tuna, packed in water
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon fresh basil, minced
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, minced
2 tablespoons cold-pressed unrefined avocado oil
(or 1/4 cup Read more