Archive For October, 2010

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – 3 Flavors

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – 3 Flavors

It’s here!  Pumpkin season!!  Whether you’re carving jack-o’-lanterns or making Pumpkin-Coconut Soup, Pumpkin Dip, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Pudding, Pumpkin Bars or Pumpkin Pie, don’t forget to save your seeds!  I know in my family, we’d cut open the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the pumpkin innards, seeds and all, into a black garbage…

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Moroccan Spiced Chicken

Dress up everyday chicken with a taste bud trip to North Africa!  If you have time, marinate the chicken in the spices overnight, which will enhance the flavor. Moroccan Spiced ChickenMakes 4 servings 2 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground cumin1 Tbsp ground turmeric1/2 tsp chili powder1/2 tsp sea salt4 boneless, skinless free range chicken breasts,…

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Loaded Chocolate Protein Bars

My friend Laureen inspired me to melt down dark chocolate to create a rich protein bar when I tasted hers last weekend, which had the consistency of fudge!  I like mine a little crunchy, so I added ingredients.  My secret for that wow crunch?  Hempseeds.  Frozen hempseeds to be exact.  Store the bars in the…

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Pumpkin Pudding

This is a quaint dessert perfect for Autumn!  I like to serve this dish in individual ramekins so each person gets some of the crunchy edges to accompany the warm, silky center.  This dish is great topped with berries (hard to find fresh organic ones this time of year, so I often do thawed raspberries…

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Quinoa Veggie Salad

Enjoy this super simple warm salad.  I enjoy bringing it to the office with me for lunch, and it also makes a quick side dish along chicken or salmon.  OR, you can stir in shredded chicken or salmon for a new dish! Quinoa Veggie Salad Makes 2 Servings 1/4 cup raw almonds, chopped1/2 cup quinoa2…

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Fresh Spring Rolls (GUEST POST!)

Farmers markets are a bustling, and it’s the perfect time of year to try something new with fresh veggies!  This recipe comes from my friend Diane.  I had never had spring rolls before, and these were a fabulous dinner! To make Advanced Plan, use lettuce for the wrap instead of rice paper and switch out…

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Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

I used seasonal pumpkin for this colorful soup.  A benefit is you can make this soup any time of the year, as organic unsweetened canned pumpkin is readily available year round.  This soup is a great option for a filling lunch or light dinner!   We usually pair with a small salad with chicken breast…

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Chocolate Coco-Hazel-Nut Spread

I had a family approach me yesterday with questions about Nutella.  They recently started the Advanced Maximized Living Nutrition Plan and had purchased a jar of Nutella after watching a commercial claiming it is an all-natural spread perfect for breakfast.  In fact, their tag-line is: “Treat yourself with Nutella spread as part of a healthy,…

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