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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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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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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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2 Minute Smoothie

Our organs produce around 24 different types of enzymes so that we can digest our food properly.  They are also found in a variety of foods, like raw uncooked fruit, vegetables and meats – which are great, if we eat enough of them. But do we?  Probably not.  Most American diets are high in processed […]

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Mango Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients 1.5-2 cups frozen mango chunks 1 fresh banana, cut into chunks 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and rough-chopped 1 cup water ice Directions Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more water or juice until your desired consistency is reached.  Serve and enjoy!

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