30 Minute Recipes

Easy, quick and healthy recipes, ready in 30 minutes or less.

sesame noodles

I already told you that I love shirataki noodles and feel that when prepared correctly, they provide a wonderful, low-carb, gluten-free alternative to noodles and pasta. I normally prepare them by boiling and dry-roasting and then simply toss with butter, garlic and Parmesan. But today I decided to try using them in a sesame noodles recipe.

Success! These sesame noodles are delicious, flavorful, super-filling, and healthy! No carb overload, and some great fiber for your good tummy bugs to work with. Click for the recipe

beef with borccoli

An easy, delicious dish of beef with broccoli, thanks to using pre-sliced sirloin strips (sold at many grocery stores as “beef for stir fry/stroganoff”) and frozen broccoli florets. I use konjac flour to thicken the sauce, buy if you don’t mind cornstarch, you can use that instead. Click for the recipe

baked meatballs

These baked meatballs are perfect for weeknight dinners. They are very easy to make and are ready in less than 30 minutes. They are definitely spicy, so if you’re not a fan of spicy foods, use just 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. Click for the recipe

Baked Salmon Patties

Golden, crisp, delicious salmon patties make a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Simply mix everything with a fork, form into patties and bake. Serve these salmon patties with tartar sauce, or with the spicy dip described below. Click for the recipe

Asian Meatballs

These delicious Asian style meatballs are flavored with ginger and soy sauce. The red pepper flakes add just a hint of spice. Very good on their own, or dipped in soy sauce. Click for the recipe

Chili Rubbed Salmon

Blackened salmon – my new favorite way of preparing salmon! Not that there’s anything wrong with my baked salmon – it’s delicious – but the cajun-inspired chili/garlic rub gives the salmon wonderful warmth and depth of flavor, with just a hint of spice. Salmon is fatty and flavorful enough to withstand bold seasonings, and the chili rub is just fabulous. I also like how quickly it’s ready, and not heating an oven is definitely a bonus. Click for the recipe

Lamb Lettuce Wraps

These lamb lettuce wraps are a variation on the traditional Greek gyro – a quick version of ground lamb cooked with onions and flavored with traditional gyro spices. This would be great wrapped in warm pita bread of course, but for the grain free and/or low-carb crowd, the lettuce is a great option. The contrast between the warm, savory filling and the cool, crisp lettuce is wonderful.

You’ll need two heads of lettuce – the outer leaves are usually damaged, and the inner leaves delicious, but too small to serve as lettuce cups. Only the middle leaves of each head are useable as cups. Click for the recipe