30 Minute Recipes

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

Seared Tuna

Seared tuna is ready fast, making it an ideal choice for a delicious, healthy weeknight dinner. Click for the recipe

Asian Cucumber Salad

Chilled, flavorful and incredibly fresh, this Asian-style cucumber salad is the perfect summer side dish. Click for the recipe

Teriyaki Salmon

I love teriyaki salmon – well, I love teriyaki sauce on anything! But I used to be afraid of using it because it has so much sugar. I am very proud to say that this teriyaki salmon recipe, despite being very low in sugar, is AMAZING. It’s savory/sweet, intensely flavored, easy and quick (no marinating needed) – I can’t wait to use the same glaze on chicken and beef! Click for the recipe

Grilled Shrimp

These grilled shrimp are easy and delicious. Simply coat the shrimp with sauce, and grill 2-3 minutes per side. Whenever I make these grilled shrimp, I’m reminded that “fast food” does not have to equal “junk food!” Click for the recipe

Chocolate Mug Cake

Just so you know, I’ve been working on making the perfect chocolate mug cake for six months now. I wanted it to be just right – rich, chocolaty, gooey, and I also wanted it to be free of flour, not just to keep it gluten free but also because wheat flour is just not the most nutritious thing to put into one’s body.

I tried maybe 20 recipe, I kid you not, and besides gaining 5 pounds (OK, I don’t know exactly how much I gained but my jeans were definitely tighter for a while), I was sorely disappointed in all of them, mostly the texture – it was either very dry, or too crumbly and not cake-like.

Then it dawned on me – this wonderful gluten free chocolate cake, one of the culinary creations I am most proud of, deeply chocolaty and moist and so so good – why not try to microwave it? So I did, and OH MY GOD. This is chocolate heaven, ready in five minutes (including mixing the ingredients), and my only complaint is that it makes two servings (and difficult to halve because it uses one egg for the two servings), and it’s so good that unless you have someone to consume the second serving immediately, you WILL eat the second one, I guarantee it, from shameful personal experience.

The good news is that without wheat flour or white sugar, and with the goodness of almond butter, eggs and cocoa powder, even two servings will likely not result in the same blood sugar catastrophe that two servings of a regular chocolate cake would have caused (I actually measured my blood sugar to make sure).

OK, here’s the recipe. Click for the recipe

Korean Beef

This flavorful Korean beef recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s made with pre-sliced sirloin steak and does not require marinating the beef. Simply stir-fry the beef, add the sauce, garnish and serve. I like to add cooked and dried shirataki noodles to the skillet to absorb the sauce, but you can skip the noodles and serve this Korean beef over steamed rice. Click for the recipe

taco salad

Taco salad makes a quick, tasty weeknight dinner. Simply sauté the beef with some onions, add spices, then build your salad. Bagged salad greens and store-bought salsa make this taco salad recipe especially fast, and you could obviously use store-bought taco seasoning too. Click for the recipe