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Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil ¾ cup chopped onion (about 1 small) 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ cup medium red or green bell pepper, diced ½ cup carrot, finely chopped 1 cup water 2 tbsp chili powder 1 ½ tsp ground cumin 1 (14 ½ ounce) can ready-cut tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 ounce) can […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sick of Thanksgiving food.. here is the easiest recipe ever and so versatile.  If you have a lot of turkey left over, feel free to substitute it for the chicken.  I recently made it but was missing some ingredients so I made a vegetarian version with black beans added.  As always, my recipes are made […]

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Pumpkin Soup

Whether you use canned pumpkin puree or make your own, they both are rich in beta carotene (a powerful antioxidant).  This super easy recipes are healthy and festive. Basic Pumpkin Soup 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 (15 oz.) cans solid packed pumpkin or use your own puree 1 quart water […]

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Colorful Bean Salad

Ingredients: 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 limes, juiced 1 Tbsp agave 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (1 pound) package frozen shelled edamame/soybeans (preferably organic) 3 cups frozen corn kernels (preferably organic) 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered 4 green onions, thinly sliced […]

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Asian Broccoli Slaw

My sister whipped up this yummy dish in minutes.  This recipe is gluten/dairy free and is well balanced with protein, some carbs, healthy fat, and lots of veggies. Ingredients: 1 bag of broccoli slaw (12 oz), pre-washed  (also has carrots & red cabbage in it) 15 oz can of mandarin oranges (rinse off with water […]

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Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad

1 bunch fresh arugula, tough stems removed, washed and spun dry 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley or basil leaves 1/2 cup walnuts 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano (Sheep Dairy) 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 to 1/2 […]

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Kale with Cashew Sauce

This Cashew Cream sauce, which gives a cheesy type texture without the dairy, is great with Kale! Kale is one of the most richest sources of calcium, as well as your good dosage of vitamins C, A, and K! It also contains a good source of magnesium, dietary fiber and tryptophan (a type of protein […]

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Low Sodium Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is usually packed with sodium and preservatives.  This recipe is pure and natural with only 5 healthy ingredients.  It’s a sure winner for adults and children. Ingredients for 4 servings: 8 sun dried tomatoes (not oil packed) 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Large Onion – chopped 3 Pounds fresh ripe tomatoes – chopped 1 […]

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Best Ceviche

A friend of mine always brings this appetizer to parties and everyone loves it!     This ceviche recipe is super healthy and easy to make. 1 lb Shrimp, steamed, shelled, chopped (I buy extra large cooked frozen shrimp and defrost them in a collander under warm running water) OR 1 lb super fresh Halibut, chopped […]

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Orange Rice and Bean Salad

Orange Rice and Black Bean Salad This unique salad contains lots of fiber, protein and vitamin C, and it’s gluten/soy/dairy free. I think it would be a great way to add some pizzazz to leftover brown rice! ½ cup canned or cooked black beans, drained ¾ cup cooked brown or wild rice ½ cup finely […]

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