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Pasta Primavera Recipe

Healthy Pasta Primavera Ingredients: 1 package quinoa or brown rice pasta of choice 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup julienned carrots 1/2 cup julienned zucchini 1/2 cup julienned yellow squash 1/2 cup julienned red bell pepper 1/4 cup light coconut milk 1/4 cup half and half 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 […]

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Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains because it naturally contains complete protein (which is ideal for a healthy vegetarian diet) and it is gluten free.  Make one batch of quinoa and use leftovers for quinoa hot cereal for breakfast. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth (preferably organic) 2 teaspoons […]

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Healthy Picadillo

This is a great, healthier take on a classic Cuban dish substituting ground turkey for ground beef and ground pork, and adding more vegetables. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 med. onions chopped 3 green peppers chopped ( use a combo of red, green and yellow, (looks pretty) 3 garlic cloves pressed or finely […]

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients 1 cup mixed rice blend (one with brown,wild and red rice works well – You can use any you like) 1 small acorn squash baked. 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 scallions – white and green chopped 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup carrots, chopped into […]

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Pasta with Chard, Walnuts and Cherries

Gluten Free Spaghetti with Dried Cherries, Chard, and Walnuts 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 1.5 pounds chard, stems and thick center ribs discarded, leaves washed, shaken to remove excess water and chopped (about10 cups) Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped dried […]

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Lemon Brussel Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Chives Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C, a well known antioxidant- and are a good source of dietary fiber.  Additionally, brussels sprouts have a remarkably high protein content for a vegetable: protein provides over a quarter of the calories. Because of this high protein content, brussels sprouts are an […]

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Bean and Cabbage Slaw Tacos

This is a super easy and tasty recipe. I suggest making the slaw in the morning and putting it in the fridge, it cuts down on your prep time and allows for the flavors to absorb. I doubled, if not tripled the cumin, but do it by taste according to your preference. The hot sauce and avocado […]

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Easy Marinade for Anything

I enjoy cooking, but I prefer to utilize fast and simple recipes.  In fact, I usually just throw stuff together (to minimize time and dirty measuring cups and bowls).  My marinades are the same – thrown together and simple.  Once a week, I shop at the Farmer’s Market and buy lots of vegetables perfect for […]

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Baked Fish Recipe

A Simple Way to Prepare Fish Whenever purchasing fish, I always make sure that it is wild (not farm raised) – this is very important.  When buying in bulk for our meal delivery service, we utilize local vendors .  I’ve noticed that fresh fish (not prefrozen) is more tender and less fishy tasting.  When purchasing […]

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Crock Pot Chicken

The main crock pot recipe I have enjoyed over the years is one that I have grown up with since child hood.  It’s probably the easiest and cheapest way to have a delicious hot meal waiting for you when you get home at the end of the day and it practically cooks itself.  In your […]

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