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Category Archives: Recipes

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…

Home Garden Shrimp Stir-Fry

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 carrots, sliced into small strips 2 cups small broccoli florettes 1 red pepper, sliced in thin strips 1 small onion, sliced 1 clove garlic minced 1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms 1 pound shrimp, cut in thin strips (you can really use any protein) 1/4 cup soy sauce Heat oil in skillet…

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,…