Archive For April, 2010

Spicy Sweet Kale Shake

Spicy Sweet Kale Shake2 Servings 1/2 bunch kale, rinsed1 frozen banana1/4 c seedless red grapes (I like to freeze first)1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp cinnamon1 dash cayenne pepper (to taste)1/2 c ice1 scoop flavorless protein powder1/2 c watersprinkle of stevia (optional) Blend all ingredients until smooth. [TIP:  You can also use frozen kale — when…

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Gluten FREE Chicken Chili Wraps

Gluten FREE Chicken Chili Wraps Makes 4 Servings 1 can organic refried black beans (Garden of Eden uses BPA-Free cans) 2 free-range raw chicken breasts, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 1 red pepper, sliced 1 green pepper, sliced 3 garlic cloves, diced 1 c organic/homemade salsa 1 Tbsp chili powder 2 tsp cumin 1 avocado,…

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad 2 bunches organic spinach, rinsed  < LINK >4 c sliced organic strawberries1/2 c olive oil1/4 c Bragg apple cider vinegar1/2 c organic red onion, thinly sliced1/4 tsp paprika2 Tbsp sesame seeds1 Tbsp poppy seeds1/4 c honey (optional) 1.  In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, onion and strawberries.2.  In a medium…

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Raw Raspberry Cupcakes

Raw Raspberry Cupcakes THE CUPCAKES: 1 c almond flour (you can make your own in your food processor)1 1/4 c pumpkin flour (you can make your own in your food processor)2/3 c coconut flour (we use store bought, but you can make your own — I recommend air drying rather than oven drying)4 unsweetened dates1…

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Gingered Chicken or Salmon

Gingered Chicken or Salmon Makes 4 Servings 2 Tbsp coconut oil 3 Tbsp grated fresh ginger root 2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper Sea salt to taste 4 wild caught salmon fillets or 4 free range chicken breasts Side Dish: 1 bunch organic kale, deveined and chopped 1 medium  organic zucchini, chopped 1 organic red…

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Better Butter

Ever get frustrated when you need a soft pad of butter and you go to your butter dish but it’s empty, so then you have to try to scrape thin layers of cold butter trying to make it spreadable at that instant.  Here’s an idea for you.  I just came across this while reading Lorna…

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Easy Go-To Snacks

Does that tummy grumble on a Tuesday when the clock hits 2:53p only send your mind off your work and dreaming of that vending machine on the next floor down?  Think again people!  Giving in even once a week for a candy bar or pastry loaded with chemicals, altered grains, food dyes, and refined sugars…

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Simple Sorbet

I make this treat for the families I nanny for sometimes, especially begged for in the summer months by 4 and 8 year olds!  It’s easy to turn your food processor/blender into an ice cream maker and make a HEALTHY, homemade sorbet in just minutes! Simple SorbetMakes about 4 servings 1 lb frozen strawberries, blueberries,…

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Warm Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad

This is really more of a meal salad than a side salad — those sweet potatoes will fill you up!  But remember to add protein to your meal: maybe add some chicken, hard boiled eggs and/or almonds to the salad or side it with a protein shake/smoothie.  We didn’t have much else in the kitchen…

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Red Lentil Curry

Curry and cumin are my all time favorite flavorings.  I LOVE this hearty lentil curry.  It’s great as a main meal as lentils are rich in protein.  It can also serve as a side dish to a full Indian menu.  Don’t let the list of ingredients phase you, this is an easy dish to make! …

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