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Chicken Pesto Polenta Appetizer

This is a great holiday HorsD’oeuvre. I adpated a similar recipe slightly by skipping the polenta from scratch. Instead, I opted for prepacked polenta which I sliced and brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.  I then roasted the slices in a 425 degree oven for 30 minutes.  By doing this, I also […]

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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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Roasted Eggplant Spread

The following recipe is healthy, tasty, and easy to make. You an serve this dip with pita chips, gluten-free crackers, vegetable crudite, or anything else you like to use to scoop. 1 medium eggplant, peeled 2 red bell peppers, seeded 1 red onion, peeled 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons good olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoons […]

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Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus

Out of all the dips in the world I think a good flavorful hummus is my favorite. Hummus can be flavored many different ways and today I’m sharing one of the best. 2 cans organic garbanzo beans drained and rinsed (or made from dried beans) 2 heads fresh garlic the juice and zest of 5 meyer […]

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Low Sodium Black Bean Jalapeno Soup

My girlfriend loves canned organic bean soup that you buy at the supermarket. She recently looked at the label and found that it contains almost 2000mg of Sodium in the can – that’s your whole days worth.  She then asked me if I had any alternatives. The only true alternative is making your own which […]

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Papaya Lime Smoothie

I never thought garlic, lemon, honey, ginger and orange would taste so good in a smoothie, but it really does!  I like this smoothie recipe for it’s digestive purposes, and because of the tropical taste. 1 cup papaya 2 cup plain yogurt Juice of 1 lime 1 spoonful of local honey or raisins (optional)  

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Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This is the healthiest chocolate smoothie that I’ve ever made and my kids love it too. Hempshake Chocolate 4 level Tbsp: I love this is organic hemp protein drink because it’s packed with hypoallergenic protein, essential fatty acids, 12 grams of fiber, and phytonutrients. 1 large ripe banana 1 Tbsp of plain cocoa powder: TJ’s […]

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Greens Smoothie

If I choose to start my day with a smoothie it will always have some type of greens mixed in.  There’s no better way for me to start off my day knowing I already had a serving or 2 of vegetables. 1 banana 1 very ripe mango large handful of collard greens 1/2 cup coconut milk (I […]

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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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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Serves 6 to 8 3 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons good olive oil 1 tablespoon sea salt 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions) 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (to make this recipe 100% dairy-free, sub with ghee […]

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