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Italian Meatballs

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs*
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk or almond milk
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 lbs raw ground 93% lean ground turkey breast ( I use elk meat)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt/Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black peppers
 
*For the breadcrumbs – I simply made my own gluten free bread crumbs by toasting some gluten free bread slowly in the oven and crumbling
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, lightly coated with spray
  3. Place bread crumbs and milk in a small bowl, set aside, soak for 10 minutes
  4. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-low heat
  5. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently for 5 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent
  6. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute
  7. Combine onion mixture, turkey, eggs, parsley, cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, and bread crumb mixture in a large bowl; mix well with clean hands or wooden spoon. Refrigerate covered for 1 hour
  8. With clean hands form turkey mixture into approximately 42 1″-inch meatballs; arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake 13-18 minutes or until browned and cooked through.

Grandma's Tomato Sauce

 
WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste, no salt added
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 cans (28 oz each) peeled and crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 oz parmesan cheese rind
  • 3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
 1.  Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
2.  Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until onion is translucent.
3.  Add garlic and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes.  Do not let tomato paste burn!
4.  Add wine; cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes.
5.  Add tomatoes, agave, salt, and pepper.  Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.  Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
6.  Add cheese rind; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
7.  Add basil; mix well.
Grill asparagus in coconut oil until tender
Top with Meatballs, Sauce and Enjoy

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