QUESTIONS ANSWERED: The Dish on Fish

To some scientists and doctors, fish is a miracle food, a treasure trove of heart-healthy fatty acids and disease-fighting vitamins. To others, it’s a culinary curse, the carrier of health-endangering toxins. Which is it? The confusion is enough to make you go off the deep end. Some things are clear. There’s little doubt, for example,…

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A No Reservations Valentine’s Day Dinner

What is celebrating THE romantic holiday of the year like for you?  Does spending the night in sound about as romantic as vacuuming and folding the laundry?  For us, Valentine’s Day dinner is an adventure into new territory.  For the past 4 years (I think) we have stayed in and cooked up a menu that…

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Black Bean & Chicken Wraps

2  lbs skinless, boneless, hormone-free/organic chicken2  Tbsp coconut oil1  organic green bell pepper1  organic red bell pepper1  white onion2  cloves garlic1  tsp sea salt1  tsp cumin1  tsp chili powder1  pkg organic whole wheat tortillas (these will be hard to find at a regular grocery store, so save yourself the trouble and just go to your…

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Zucchini Creole

We had a huge tub of sliced zucchini in the freezer since this past fall.  We stocked up at the farmers markets and grocery store sales.  I finally decided to use some of it, and this is a great way and QUICK!  I call it Zucchini Creole.  We’ll also be trying a zucchini soup sometime…

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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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