Category Archives: Recipes

Blueberry Spinach Salad Bowl with Orange Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS ORANGE VINAIGRETTE ½ tsp. orange zest 2 tablespoons juice from 1 orange 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon snipped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, or dill 1½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste BOWLS 1 small sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon orange juice ⅛ teaspoon curry powder ⅛ teaspoon paprika 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1¼ cups cooked wheat berries ½ of a 15-oz. can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained ⅔ cup fresh blueberries ½ of an avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced Optional toppings: sliced green onions,…

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Raw Pecan Chocolate Caramel Slice

Here’s a treat on the healthy side of things that might be fun to do with your kids.  No stove needed! Ingredients: Base: 1/2c almonds 1/2c Medjool dates, pitted 2T coconut oil 3T raw cacao powder 2T raw honey Caramel Pecan Layer: 1c Medjool dates, pitted 1/2c coconut oil 3T tahini 1t vanilla 2T raw honey 1/4c chopped pecans Top Layer: 1/4c coconut oil 1/4c maple syrup 1/4c raw cacao powder 1/4c chopped pecans Directions: To make the base first, pulse dates, almonds, coconut oil, raw cacao, and honey in the food processor into a crumble. Press this mixture into…

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Lemon Primavera Bowties

INGREDIENTS   kosher salt 1 lb. bow-tie pasta 2 c. peas extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. chopped onions 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips 1 small yellow zucchini, sliced into thin rounds Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. heavy cream 3 lemons 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 c. Pecorino Romano cheese, plus more for serving 1/2 c. chopped parsley   DIRECTIONS Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Meanwhile, set up bowl of cold water with ice cubes. Drain pasta, then cook peas in pasta…

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Prep time: Cook time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Marinating time: 2 hours Yield: Serves 8 to 10 INGREDIENTS Marinade 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup white wine 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme 2 Tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary or 1 Tbsp of dried rosemary 1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper Blend marinade ingredients in a blender, just a few pulses until well mixed. Lamb Roast One 6-pound leg of lamb, bone-in or boneless. (If boneless, the leg should be tied up with kitchen string by butcher.) Marinade Salt and freshly ground black pepper Special…

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Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Ingredients: 1 lb flank steak 1 bunch green onions 1 inch chunk fresh ginger 2 naval oranges 1T reduced sodium soy sauce 2T rice wine vinegar 2T brown sugar 2T vegetable oil 1T minced garlic 1-12 oz. pkg snow peas Directions: Cut the steak into thin slices for stir-frying. Thinly slice the green onions. Peel and finely chop the ginger. Cut one orange into half moon slices. Squeeze juice of second orange into a medium bowl. To juice, add the soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and ginger. Whisk to combine. In a 12-inch skillet or wok, heat the oil on…

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Beef Barley Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 pounds beef stew meat 1 onion finely chopped 3 large carrots cut into 3/4 inch pieces 3 stalks celery sliced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 8 cups beef broth 1 dried bay leaf 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 3/4 cup pearl barley 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 tablespoons chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season the beef stew meat with salt and pepper to taste. Place half of the meat in the pot in a single layer….

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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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