2 pounds free range organic ground turkey- we use Heidi’s Hens® Certified Organic Turkey
1 1/2 cups gluten-free bread crumbs
1 large spring onion or scallion (or 2 small), diced fine
1 medium large carrot, processed or diced very fine
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro leaves
1 organic free-range egg, beaten
Juice from 1 fresh medium lime
1 tablespoon molasses or wheat-free tamari sauce
1 tablespoon raw agave nectar or real maple syrup
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste (use less salt if you use tamari sauce)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with a reusable Exopat or Silpat. Or double up baking sheets and line the upper pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, break apart and blend the ground organic free-range turkey with the gluten-free bread crumbs, using a sturdy metal spoon. Add in the diced spring onion, processed carrot, minced garlic, grated ginger, and fresh herbs. Mix just until blended. Add in the egg, fresh lime juice, molasses (or wheat-free tamari), agave. Mix lightly. Season with salt and pepper as you go- but don’t add too much salt- especially if you use tamari sauce, which is already salty.
Form 28 meatballs using the palms of your hands to roll and round spoonfuls of the mixture. They should be roughly the size of a golf ball. Place the turkey meatballs on the lined baking sheet as you roll them. Wash your hands in hot soapy water- you know this, right?
Bake the meatballs in the center of a pre-heated oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until no longer pink inside. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and brush them with a little olive oil.
GLUTEN-FREE ASIAN NOODLES Ingredients:
1 package gluten-free noodles or spaghetti
Vegetable oil, as needed
2-3 spring onions or scallions, sliced (white and light green sections)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh diced chile, or hot pepper flakes, to taste
1-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger- or to taste
3-4 carrots sliced into matchsticks
3 tablespoons molasses or gluten-free Tamari
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Sea salt, to taste
1 12-oz. bag of baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons each of fresh chopped parsley, mint and cilantro
Bring a pasta pot of water to a rapid boil. Add a dab of vegetable oil. Add the noodles and stir. Cook the quinoa noodles until they are al dente- firm to the bite- not mushy! 4 to 6 minutes. Don’t overcook. I mean it.
Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of coconut oil in a large wok style pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add in the spring onions, garlic, chile, ginger, and carrots. Stir-fry until the carrots are tender-crisp. They should be done roughly in 4-5 minutes.
Add in the molasses and balsamic vinegar (or if using tamari sauce, use that in place of molasses) and stir to coat. Taste test to see if the carrots need a little salt.
Drain the al dente noodles and quickly add them into the wok/skillet mixture, tossing lightly to coat the strands. Add or adjust seasonings to taste.
Add in the baby spinach and toss again- just to heat through to barely wilting- not even a minute.
Add in half the chopped fresh herbs and toss a bit.
Plate the noodles immediately. Add the turkey meatballs.
1 pound gluten-free linguine, or brown rice noodles
1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp, tail on
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large shallot, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon lemon zest
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon fresh basil, chiffonade (thin strips)
¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil + 1 teaspoon
½ cup dry white wine (Pinot Grigio will work well)
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Freshly cracked black pepper
In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Once hot, add shallot, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook until shallots are translucent and soft.
Season shrimp with kosher salt and black pepper. Add them to the skillet and cook about 1- 1 ½ minutes per side. Once pink, remove from pan and set aside.
Bring a pot of water to a boil for the gluten-free linguine noodles.
Once boiling, add heaping tablespoon of kosher salt, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and gluten-free pasta. Cook for 7-10 minutes, or until al dente.
Meanwhile, add wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, and basil to skillet with garlic and shallots and raise heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil.
Once sauce in skillet comes to a boil, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan.
Once butter has melted, add shrimp back to the pan, along with the chopped parsley.
Once cooked, drain gluten-free pasta and place in large bowl.
Pour shrimp and scampi sauce into bowl with pasta, lightly toss, and serve immediately.