Meat & Poultry Recipes

No-butter chicken, baked chicken taquitos and grilled bison burgers are just a few of the delicious, healthy recipes you will find in this section.

Pork Meatballs

Flavorful and very easy to make, these tasty pork meatballs are baked in the oven and are ready in 20 minutes. Click for the recipe

Jerk Chicken

The idea to make jerk chicken came to me while reading the fascinating memoir by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Yes Chef. Mr. Samuelsson mentions “jerk seasoning,” and of course I was intrigued. A quick internet search led to a jerk seasoning recipe which I tweaked just a bit, and as usual, the following recipe is my own interpretation. The seasoning is phenomenal – bold, sweet-and spicy, and full of flavor. Generally I find chicken bland, but with jerk seasoning, it is anything but. Click for the recipe

Chicken Chili

This chicken chili recipe is excellent for using up leftover baked chicken breast. it’s hearty, delicious and very filling. You can serve it on top of rice, but I usually serve it on its own, in soup bowls, topped with shredded cheddar, red onions and guacamole. Click for the recipe

Beef Bourguignon

Classic French cooking is not about speed or simplicity, nor is it about low-fat or low-cal, and Beef Bourguignon is no exception. It’s a dish that requires quite a few steps, and provides a hefty amount of calories, but assuming this is a once in awhile affair rather than a daily occurrence, I find the reward, an earthy, multi-layered stew that exemplifies the concept of comfort food, well worth it. Click for the recipe

easy shepherd's pie

Shepherd’s pie is a simple, hearty casserole of ground meat (usually lamb), browned with vegetables and seasonings, then topped with mashed potatoes and baked. My very flavorful version departs from tradition by using spinach, tomato paste, and nontraditional seasonings such as smoked paprika and cumin, which I love for their depth and warmth. I also top the beef with mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes.

To speed things up, I skip the traditional step of adding broth to the beef then reducing the broth, and I also skip baking the casserole for 30 minutes – I just broil it for a few minutes, so it’s ready fast – and it’s just as good.

Try to resist the temptation to make this shepherd’s pie recipe lighter or healthier by skimping on the butter or egg yolk for the mashed cauliflower. Both add incredible flavor and creaminess. I’m sure it would be “fine” with just 2 tablespoons butter, but it wouldn’t be “great.” And why wouldn’t you want to eat something great? 🙂 Click for the recipe

Sticky Drumsticks

Sticky drumsticks! An irresistible combination of savory and sweet. Naturally a kids’ favorite, but I freely admit it- the grown ups loved it too. Click for the recipe

Korean Ground Beef

Based on my Korean beef recipe, this Korean ground beef is even better. I think it’s the way the sauce mixes better into ground beef. It’s just as easy, ready in 20 minutes, and wonderful over rice, cauliflower rice, or (if you don’t mind the coconut flavor) in a Paleo Wrap. Click for the recipe