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Category Archives: Recipes

Green Granny Smoothie

This is a green as it gets. Apples and greens. Yum. 1 granny smith apple, preferably organic, cut into chunks 2 cups kale leaves, discard the tough stalk and use the leaves 1 lime, juiced or seeds removed 1 small handful of cilantro, leaves only 1 orange 2 cups water  

Easy Tart Apple Chicken Rice Casserole

1 cup long grain brown rice 2 cups water or broth 1 lb. skinless chicken, cut into thin strips 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a casserole dish. Put the rice and water in the casserole, slightly stir together. Lay the chicken over the…

Crunchy Lentil and Chickpea Veggie Toss

1/2 cup dried lentils 1 1/2 cups cold water 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained 2 Roma tomatoes, diced 4 green onions, chopped, including green tops 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 c carrots 2 celery ribs, chopped small 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lime, juiced 2 Tbsp good…

Curried Sweet Potato Dip

2 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled and diced small 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp curry powder 1 tsp black pepper 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped Preheat oven to 375 degrees and get out a large baking sheet. In a bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, olive oil, curry powder,…

Cauliflower Coconut Bisque

1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small sweet onion, diced 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped 2 cups vegetable broth 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 to 1 tsp salt Put the olive oil, onion, and cauliflower in a soup pot over medium heat and cook until onion softens, then pour in the broth,…

Savory Citrus Avocado Salad

1/2 cup EVOO 3 Tbsp White wine vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced 8 cups fresh salad greens 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned 1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced 1 cup green grapes, cut in half 1/4 cup chopped walnuts In a small bowl,…

Nutty Summer Squash Buckwheat Salad

2 cups uncooked buckwheat 4 cups water 1/2 tsp salt 4 small summer (yellow) squash, thinly sliced 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 lemon, juiced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 Tbsp olive oil salt and black pepper to taste Put the buckwheat,…

Apple and Carrot Salad

Ingredients: 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 1 tbsp orange juice 8-10 oz cabbage, finely shredded 2 apples, grated 6 oz carrots, peeled and grated 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp honey 1 tsp fresh basil leaves, chopped In a small bowl combine the orange juice and sunflower seeds and let them…

Spaghetti Squash-amania!!!

Who doesn’t love this little oval bundle of low carb deliciousness?  Spaghetti squash is all the rage, and it is so versatile, it takes on the taste of any herbs, spices, and sauces you want to add to it.  Once you have prepared your spaghetti squash, as instructed below, try one of the options listed…

Creamy Lemon Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms

Ingredients: 3-4 chicken breast trimmed 2T coconut oil 3 cloves garlic (crushed) 8 asparagus spears cut into 1 inch pieces 8oz sliced mushrooms 3/4c light coconut milk (canned) Juice of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lemon salt to taste Directions: heat a large skillet to a medium-high heat, and add 1T coconut oil place chicken…