Main Dishes

See, the problem is we only see these as dinner  😉

What about brunch? lunch? and second breakfast?

Enjoy these recipes

Holiday Seared Duck with Blueberry Chutney and Potato Rosti

Holiday Seared Duck with Blueberry Chutney and Potato Rosti
This Holiday duck recipe is unbelievably amazing for its simplicity. Flavors of blueberry chutney and pan-fried potato rosti create a unique taste sensation. Yes, it takes a little coordination and timing for the potato rosti, but there is nothing difficult and you can make all but the duck ahead. Serve up this holiday duck recipe...

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Finger Lickin’ Bar-b-q Chicken

Finger Lickin’ Bar-b-q Chicken
We’re starting another incredible Alaska summer with long days, so far blue skies, and every single one of us moves outside as often as we can. Including our kitchen. Nothing is more glorious than a warm sunny day with friends gathered to savor bar-b-q. “On the grill” is our summer social life second only, probably,...

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Race Day Jamaican Bar-B-Q Ribs

Race Day Jamaican Bar-B-Q Ribs
Bar-B-Q ribs for a crowd that you can make ahead. This recipe was born of wanting to enjoy social time with friends and not a slave to the kitchen. Then I realized it was portable... served at the end of my first triathlon... baseball team parties... 4th of July... Labor day... the crowd gets bigger... It’s...

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South African Chicken

South African Chicken
I love travelling! Recent trips to Florida to complete my “difficult cases” Nutrition Response Testing¼ level, then up to Vermont to see my dad (and enjoy the beautiful clean living countryside), then back to Anchorage via New York City
 enjoyed a diverse melting pot of culinary flavors. So of course I brought one home for...

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Chicken Pot Pie aka Estofado de Pollo

While traveling through Peru climbing Huascaran and other tall mountains north of Huarez, we stayed with villagers and families who would exchange traditional meals with banter (our English to their Chechua, all of us diving into Spanish translation dictionaries--a lot of laughs!). I loved those days of adventure and the people who made it possible....

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Tender Baked Halibut Over Caramelized Onions

Serves 4 Ingredients 1œ lbs Halibut filets, cut into 4 pieces Œ cup chicken or vegetable stock 2 Tbs lemon juice 3 garlic cloves, pressed 2 Tbs capers 1 Tbs chopped fresh tarragon 12 garlic stuffed green olives, sliced thin sea salt and pepper to taste served over Caramelized Sweet Vidalia Onions Preparation: 1. Preheat

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Tangy Alaska Halibut

When we found this poor recipe, a most delicious Alaska halibut was smothered in inches of Ritz crackers, saturated with sneaky sources of sugar and unhealthy fats (mayonnaise). The health make-over wasn't hard at all--we bring you a high-protein, nutritious and delicious main dish. Plus it gave us an excuse to help you enjoy mayonnaise...

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Poached Fish Chimichurri

Poached Fish Chimichurri
Born of Argentinian tradition, Chimichurri is one of the most delicious and versatile sauces around. Usually served with steak during traditional Andean celebrations but my first experience was about as far from the Peruvian highlands as you might imagine: Cordova Alaska. But since Alaska is known for our amazing, fresh and healthy fish—why not? Cilantro...

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Southern Alaska Salmon Cakes

Such a fresh welcome to our long Alaskan winters of no gardens and limited healthy produce in the stores; CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is that box  that happily arrives with and-yet-more root veggies, some with odd shapes and sizes and the list calls them things like “celeriac” or “sunchokes”. And this is suppose to go with and-yet-more...

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Pine Nut & Basil Encrusted Salmon

Salmon is an Alaskan favorite. But those farm-raised, "Atlantic" versions? Even this extraordinary recipe can't help them; here's why: Farm-raised (also labeled "Atlantic" salmon) are much higher in toxic contaminants including cancer-causing PCB's and dioxins than wild caught. According to a recent study lead by (my personal research hero) David Carpenter at the University of...

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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Salmon

Always, always, always buy wild-caught fish. Please. See my post on farm-raised compared with wild-caught fish. This includes, especially, anything labelled "Atlantic" salmon. As of 2000 there has been no wild-caught Atlantic salmon due to over fishing and it is all farm raised. Farmed fish are not healthy for us or for the environment. This...

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Ginger & Peach Roasted Red Salmon

Ginger & Peach Roasted Red Salmon
The king of fish, Alaska salmon is like a summer holiday, a dinner with best friends, true comfort food. Today one of my husband's patients gifted us beautiful, fresh caught, red sockeye salmon fillets. Steve, thank you! This beautiful dish is an amazing combination; the perfect marriage of flavors between salmon, ginger, salty and pungent with a fruit side...

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Coconut Curry Seafood Stew

The abundance of summer peas from our garden and lovely Alaska spot prawns inspired this dish tonight. When selecting seafood for your meals, there is a big dilemma over farm-raised vs. wild caught. Farmed fish tend to be concentrated together and require antibiotics and pesticides. But there are some groups that use ethical farming practices...

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Grilled Rabbit and Veggies

I prefer cooking my meat on the grill year round, the flavor is amazing and the clean-up fast. But this rabbit recipe also works very well roasted in the oven at 200ÂșC/400ÂșF. If you cook it in the oven, turn the pieces of rabbit several times to ensure even color and cooking, It will need...

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Luck ‘O the Irish Corned Beef

If you can't get to Ireland for St. Patrick's day, then this authentic recipe may be your best bet. Irish pastured cattle were cherished at home for their milk but exportable cured Irish salted (corned) beef provisioned the British navy fleets and early English and French colonies for over two centuries. Arriving in America, Irish...

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Apple-Cider-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Sink your fingers and teeth into these tasty apple-cider-glazed baby back ribs—thanks to one of our patients with southern flair even here in Alaska. And don’t forget the napkins. Serves 4 Ingredients ⅓ cup maple syrup ÂŒ cup real apple cider 1 Tablespoon fruit-juice sweetened raspberry preserves (read the ingredients list) ÂŒ tsp crushed red...

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Authentic Carne Asada

What could be better than spicy marinated and tender grass fed beef grilled quickly and served with gluten-free, grain-free tortillas plus an individualized selection of toppings? Adapted from an authentic recipe by a dear friend who hails from Mexico City, OurNutritionKitchen.com brings you authentic Carne Asada. Serves 4 Ingredients 1œ pounds (grass fed) flank steak 4...

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Adventurous Cocoa Rubbed Beef Brisket

Although the Irish in me absolutely loves my beef brisket as corned beef and cabbage; slow cooked to perfection and tenderly falling apart—this year I wanted something just, well, different. I wanted adventure. Not only that, but whatever I cooked had to accommodate my time constraints of either being in the office completing the Alaska...

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Balsamic Grilled Skirt Steak

Grass fed or wild caught is hands down better for so many reasons. Our Nutrition Kitchen uses US Wellness Meats or seek out your local ethical rancher. US Wellness Meats sells quality grassland meat products - Visit Online! Family farms are hand picked for ethical practices and true free-range grazing. Shipping anywhere in the US is Free (small $9.95 handling...

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Garlic Roast Beef with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

I first decided grass fed beef was better during the two decades when I lived in Colorado and my research friend had a ranch... I bought a freezer, half a cow, went to the butcher and with her advice agreed to the unorthodox “leave some fat on.” Wow. What a difference in the meat and...

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the unPasta Lasagna

Lasagna without cheese or pasta? You may be skeptical but this just became our newest family favorite comfort food. Not only is it wheat-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, it is easily adapted to a completely vegetarian/vegan dish. We've included the flavor of hot Italian sausage because, well, we like it. Here in Anchorage, New Sagaya's store...

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