Strip Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce and Mustard Roasted Asparagus

New Years Eve is always a big affair in my household. We cook decadent comfort food and watch a movie marathon, and this year was no different. With recipes adapted from my new cookbooks, The Chopped Cookbook and Primal Cravings, I present to you a hearty meal that will warm both heart and home:  Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce and Mustard Roasted Asparagus.

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Greek Chicken Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

I discovered Greek food this summer, and when I finally tried the chicken salad that the Greek place at the mall makes, I knew I had to come up with my own recipe. This Greek Chicken Salad with Tzatziki Dressing recipe is great for meal-preppers like myself or people who don’t have a lot of time to cook, because you basically do all of the hard work the night before and then throw everything together when you’re ready to eat it.

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Pan Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Mushrooms

We just got our very first cast iron pan (a cast iron grill pan, no less!) so I decided to try it out with a pan roasting recipe. If you don’t have cast iron, any heavy pan will do — just make sure that it’s safe to go into your oven. This recipe is another potential one-pan recipe that utilizes your oven, so it’s great for the colder months when you’re feeling a little lazy and cold, but want some great food.

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One-Pan Roasted Salmon and Broccolini

This is for everyone out there who says that they don’t have time to cook. This one-pan dinner takes very little time to prep and no time at all to clean up after — all you have to do is peel the aluminum foil from the pan and you’re done!

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Soba Noodles with Glazed Tofu and Stir Fried Veggies (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

I got my inspiration for this recipe from a few different places. First and foremost, DreamyLeaf’s Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks recipe — she posted a picture on Instagram and though I’ve never been a big tofu person, I almost started drooling just looking at it. I also had some inspiration from a meal I had at Canteen in Toronto, where I had my first taste of soba noodles. And, as usual, I just kind of threw my own random tastes and ideas in there, as well.

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Paleo Happy Meal

French fries are one of my all-time favorite foods. However, when they’re made traditionally, they’re terribly unhealthy and decidedly not paleo. The good news is the paleo world is a big fan of the sweet potato, and when turned into “fries” — especially when you kick it up a notch with some spice — they can be turned into a healthy, flavor-packed treat. I paired these with my favorite paleo chicken nuggets to create my very own little paleo happy meal.

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Paleo Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

I just got back from an amazing vacation in Toronto, Ontario with my mom, and of course, while we were there we ate like queens. There were so many amazing and different recipes that I got to try, and yet, when I got home, the first thing that I wanted to do was my take on the super-simple Caesar salad that I had in the hotel restaurant one night.

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