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Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad

An easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer.   Cucumber & Black-Eyed Pea Salad 3 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano (1…

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Spicy Mango-Cucumber-Coconut Salad

Lakewinds (our local co-op) had some enticing, perfectly ripe mangoes sitting on their shelf yesterday.  I just couldn’t resist!  I placed them in my basket and thought, “What to do, what to do..”  How about a refreshing salsa-esque salad paired with some grilled Ginger Lime Chicken?  Perfect!  (Ginger Lime Chicken recipe to come in a…

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Zucchini Hummus

So I recently went in to have my allergies, among other things, tested naturally by my naturopath, and my results showed I cannot do garbanzo beans anymore.  I’m SO SAD!  (But at the same time excited to know what my issues are to help some hormonal issues heal up..)  Since I am absolutely addicted to…

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Fresh Dressing Ideas

Most salad dressings are composed of a mix of a fat and an acid  (usually in a 1:2 ratio).  The fat is usually oil and the acid vinegar, but here are some other ideas to break thru the box.  The fat can be nuts or nut butter.  The acid could be lemon or fruit juice. …

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Kombucha Tea Flavorings

It’s been a few months now, and many batches of Kombucha later, I have compiled a list of our favorites.  Word of advice: we add these ingredients during the 2nd fermentation stage (after the SCOBY is removed and the tea is re-bottled and sealed for its second week of sitting out at room temperature).  [TIP: …

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Raw Chocolate Pudding

This combination may seem a little strange, but the banana provides the taste, the avocado adds texture, and the cacao nibs add the chocolaty flavor for this rich dessert! Raw Chocolate PuddingMakes 2-3 Servings 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks1 cup unsweetened organic almond milk1/4 cup…

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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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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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Raw, Sugar FREE Key Lime Pie

*** This recipe has been updated!  Second try’s a charm!  Dave and I made this pie for a party we attended this weekend and we made a few changes in the ratio of avocado to lime to coconut.  It turned out much better.  The crust is perfect for this tropical inspired pie!  *** This is…

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Shamrock Shake (GUEST POST!)

This is a St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipe from my friend Lyra at Back on Track Family Chiropractic in Wisconsin.  I caught the words “Shamrock Shake” as I skimmed through my News Feed on Facebook and my eyes halted on Lyra’s status which had this recipe laid out, ready for me to try!  And no…

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