Beef Tri-Tip Roast with Rosemary-Garlic Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 small red-skinned potatoes, halved
  • 2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into eighths
  • 2 medium sweet onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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Basic Beef & Vegetable Meatball

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly.
  2. Shape into 24 meatballs. Place meatballs, 1-inch apart, on rack in aluminum foil lined broiler pan.
  3. Bake in 400°F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.

Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet-Pan Supper

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium),cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts (about 4 cups), quartered
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix first four ingredients; gradually whisk in oil. Remove 1 tablespoon mixture for brushing pork. Add vegetables to remaining mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Place pork chops and vegetables in a 15x10x1-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Brush chops with reserved mustard mixture. Roast 10 minutes.
  3. Turn chops and stir vegetables; roast until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with pepper. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Simple Vegan Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, we used red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (200 g), we used short grain white rice
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth (750 ml)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked chickpeas (180 g)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked kidney beans (180 g)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Spiced Kabocha Squash Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium kabocha or 1 butternut squash (about
  • 2 lbs.), halved
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 15-oz. can low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbs. finely chopped chives
  • 1 tsp. sherry vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place squash cut-side down on prepared baking sheet, and tuck garlic cloves in hollow under squash. Bake 50 minutes, or until tender. Cool 10 minutes. Scoop flesh from shell, and place in large bowl. Peel garlic cloves.
  2.  Heat large pot over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Add onion, and cook 7 minutes, or until translucent. Add ginger, allspice and cinnamon, and cook 1 minute more. Stir in squash, garlic, broth and 3 & 1/2 cups water. Bring to a simmer, and reduce heat to medium low. Partially cover pot, and simmer 25 minutes. Purée in blender or food processor until smooth. Serve hot or cold, and stir in chives and vinegar just before serving.

Vegetable Paella

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes (preferably the fire-roasted variety), drained
  • 2 cups short-grain brown rice*
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • ⅓ cup dry white wine** or vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled (optional)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichokes or 1 jar (12 ounces) marinated artichoke, drained
  • 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and sliced into long, ½”-wide strips
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus about 1 tablespoon more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus additional lemon wedges for garnish
  • ½ cup frozen peas

Mustard-Roasted Chicken With Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 small carrots, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, cut into wedges
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil