Category Archives: Recipes

Juicing

It’s a new year, and many people are looking at ways to get healthy after holidays full of sugar and over-eating.  Juicing has been shown to be an excellent way to detox, get the sugar and high fat out of your system and move away from sugar cravings.  Juices give your body the nourishment that it’s missing from the typical American diet. Whether you try juicing once or twice a day instead of meals, or go on a complete juice fast, here are two basic recipes that taste great. Green Juice 1 apple Handful of baby spinach 1/4 of a…

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Mocha Yule Log

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 65 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD: 12 servings. Ingredients 5 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup cake flour 1/4 cup baking cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar FILLING: 1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar FROSTING: 1/3 cup butter, softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1 tablespoon brewed coffee, cooled 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk Directions Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Line…

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Turkey Casserole

Who doesn’t love leftover turkey? Every time we have turkey, I make this casserole with the leftovers and maybe a few extra vegetables.  It’s a big hit. Ingredients: 3c cooked turkey, light or dark meat, chopped into bite sized pieces l medium onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1c frozen peas, thawed, or green beans cut into bite sized pieces 2T olive oil, coconut oil or turkey fat 1-2c leftover gravy 3-4c leftover stuffing Saute the onions, carrots and celery in the oil or turkey fat until the vegetables are soft. Add the remaining vegetables. Heat through….

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Crock Pot Chick Stew

Full of tender, juicy, and flavorful protein and veggies, this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew with potatoes is a cozy, easy dinner recipe for chilly nights! Course: Dinner Cuisine: American Keyword: chicken stew, chicken stew with potatoes, slow cooker chicken stew Servings: 12 cups Calories: 162 kcal Author: Blair   Ingredients 2 medium sweet onions, diced into bite-sized pieces 3 stalks celery, diced 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced into small bite-sized pieces 1 bay leaf 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning 3–4 lbs. bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth or chicken stock 1 tablespoon corn starch + 1 tablespoon cold water For garnish: chopped fresh parsley Instructions…

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Watermelon Granita

This is a perfect way to use watermelon that will go bad if not eaten soon! Not to mention very refreshing! INGREDIENTS 4 cups (1 3/4 pounds) cubed seedless watermelon (from a 4-lb. melon) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice REPARATION Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 9 x 9 x 2″ metal baking pan. Freeze mixture for 1 hour. Stir, mashing any frozen parts with the back of a fork. Cover and freeze mixture until firm, about 2 hours. Using a fork, scrape granita vigorously to form icy flakes. DO AHEAD Can…

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Ziggy’s Deep-Fried Ice Cream

The recipe comes from our friends Vanessa Moore and Louisa Clerici, who created The Plymouth Cookbook. The recipe is from Ziggy’s Ice Cream & Food in Plymouth, MA. Ingredients: Ice cream of choice Corn Flakes cereal, crushed Dash of Cinnamon (optional) Enough whisked egg whites to roll the ice cream in Canola oil for deep frying Directions: Scoop out a ball of your favorite ice cream. Wearing a pair of vinyl gloves, compact the ice cream in your hands. Pack it so that it is about the size of a baseball. Proceed to roll the ice cream ball in crushed…

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Nana’s Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound dried navy beans 1 ham bone + ham scraps 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 10 cups water Salt and pepper Instructions: The Night Before: Place the dried beans in a large bowl and cover with three inches of water. Soak the dried beans overnight (up to 24 hours) to soften. Drain when ready to use. Place a large 6 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, ham bone, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften the onions. Then add in the drained beans, thyme, ground cumin, crushed red pepper, 10 cups…

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Tuscan Chicken

This was meant to be a crock pot, “keto” recipe, but it burned badly in the pot while I was out, so I revised it to be baked in the oven, and it’s yummy! Ingredients: 1 T olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 c heavy cream 1/3 c chicken broth 3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese 4 6 oz chicken breasts 1 T Italian seasoning sea salt to taste black pepper to taste 1/2 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped 2 c fresh baby spinach Directions: Season the chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Place in a lightly…

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Winter Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Cut Butternut Squash, Beets & Red Onion into equally sized chunks, toss with melted coconut oil, Himalayan salt and fresh black pepper and roast on a sheet pan @ 400 for 30-40 minutes Assemble a big bowl of hearty greens and lettuces of your choice: spinach, kale, radicchio, endive, arugula etc. (NOTE: if using Kale- massage with olive oil first)  Add cooked and cooled butternut squash, beets, and onion.  Top with fresh broccoli sprouts and chives, pomegranate pips, hemp seeds and goat cheese. Add dressing and toss. Enjoy! Pomegranate Vinaigrette 1/3 cups pomegranate juice. 1/3 cup olive oil 5 teaspoons…

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No Flour Brownies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)  2 tbsp dark cocoa powder  1/2 cup organic almond flour 1/4 tsp himalayan salt 1/3 cup raw local honey 2 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or more honey) 1/4 cup organic coconut oil 4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (Not optional. Omit at your own risk.) optional: more chips, for presentation Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all ingredients except chips in a good food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Really blend well. (A…

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