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Category Archives: Recipes

Healthy Vegetable Quinoa

1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp red pepper 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 cup quinoa 2 cloves minced garlic 1/2 tsp thyme, dried and crushed 1/4 tsp marjoram, dried and crushed 2 medium sliced sweet potatoes 1 peeled eggplant, cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1 medium-size tomato, wedged 1 sliced green bell pepper 1 sweet onion (small),…

Parmesan Roasted Carrots

8-10 peeled carrots 1 Tbsp melted butter (or coconut oil) 1 Tbsp minced garlic 4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400F. Place carrots on parchment lined baking sheet. Mix garlic and butter together and drizzle over carrots. Roast for 15 minutes rotating carrots occasionally. Top with cheese and roast another 10 minutes or…

Crockpot Coconut Milk Mixed Mushroom Soup

2 lbs fresh mixed mushrooms (choose a variety)  1 cup boiling water 1 small onion, finely diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 Tbsp fresh thyme, rough chopped 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 bay leaf 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup coconut milk, natural not sweetened 4 Tbsp coconut oil In a…

Simply Elegant Grilled Squash Salad

4 medium zucchini, ends cut off, large seeds scooped out, halved lengthwise 4 medium yellow summer squash, trimmed, halved lengthwise 5 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Turn grill on or get charcoal set to medium heat. Arrange zucchini and yellow squash…

Almond Crusted Chicken Cutlets With Fennel Tomato Salad

2 fennel bulbs, cleaned and sliced thin 4 stalks celery, chopped 12 grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 2 lemons, zested and juiced 3 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/4 freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheese 1 lb chicken cutlets 2 cups almond meal 2 eggs, beaten salt and…

Minty Arugula Salad With Lime Dressed Quinoa And Grapefruit

1 cup quinoa 4 cups water 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tsp honey 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 shallot, minced salt and black pepper to taste 4 cups baby arugula leaves, cleaned and dried 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and…

BBQ Thai Meatball Skewers

11 oz ground beef ( or any other ground meat) 3 shallots, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated 1 tbsp green peppercorns, crushed 2 tsp fish sauce 2 tsp brown sugar Lime wedges Wooden skewers (optional) (Serves 4) Method: Soak the wooden skewers in water to prevent them burning. Ground…

Perfect Brussels Sprouts

1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts, washed and halved (you can use frozen) 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp good balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp chopped pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly coat a large baking sheet with (Pam) spray oil In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil and balsamic…

April Challenge — Try A New Starch

Your challenge this month is to try at least 2 new starches this month. Changing up your choices, keeps your body guessing and keeps living a healthy lifestyle from getting stale. Here are some ideas to get you started: Butternut squash Pumpkin Beets Spaghetti Squash Acorn Squash Sweet Potatoes Oat bran Oatmeal Irish cut oats…

Skillet Sweet Potatoes With Apple Cider Glaze

  3 medium size sweet potatoes 1 1/2 cups pure apple cider 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 cup dried cranberries dash kosher salt if desired Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into bite size pieces. Fill a large pot with cold water, add the sweet potatoes and…