Archive For 2009

Almond Cookies

This recipe was perfect for the Holidays this year!  These are a little different than your typical sugar cookies made with white flour, but these taste GREAT and are so much better for you.  These cookies bake up a little more cakey in texture than crispy-crunchy. Almond CookiesMakes 15 Cookies 2 cups fine ground almond…

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Chicken Almond Stir Fry

Marinade: 3 Tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos1/4 c coconut milk (full fat, organic, no sugar added, BPA-free can too!)1/4 t fresh ground black pepper3 cloves of organic garlic, minced2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 lbs chicken breast (free range and organic), cut into 1/2 inch strips Stir Fry: 8 oz rice noodles…

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Apple Pumpkin Soup

I intend this soup to be served more as an appetizer than the main course as it is a sweeter pumpkin soup than you may be used to.  This is perfect to prepare during the fall when fresh organic apples and cider are in abundance!   This makes about 10 servings. 8 cups chopped fresh pumpkin…

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus is a great snack and can be used in quite a few ways.  The most popular is with pita chips or vegetables as a dip.  One of our favorite ways is on top of crisp, organic spring greens for simple yet filling lunch.  We’ve also been known to slather the middle of a whole…

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Raspberry, Avocado and Mango Salad

1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/4 cup red-wine vinegar1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped1/4 teaspoon sea salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper8 cups mixed salad greens1 ripe mango, diced1 small ripe avocado, diced1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion1/4 cup chopped raw hazelnuts or sliced raw almonds 1.)  Dressing: Puree 1/2 cup raspberries,…

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How To: Homemade Beef Stock

I want to share my recipe for beef stock.  It is something so simple to have on hand for an array of recipes.  We purchased a quarter of a cow for the first time a few months back.  With it, we were given all the leftover bones wrapped up and have had them in the…

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Grilled Watermelon Salad

Wouldn’t you agree that summer demands that you eat watermelon?  Enjoying watermelon slices saturated with sweetness on a heat-drenched summer day — YES!  Its juicy nature and bright color make it a natural HIT to any outdoor barbecue.  I thought of this recipe while grilling up peaches and plums on the grill one night for…

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