Cayenne Chicken

cooking oil ½ onion minced 3-4 cloves minced garlic ½ -1 tsp cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon turmeric salt and pepper to taste 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips ½ cup water 2 tbs soy or shoyu sauce ½ cup plain yogurt Fresh or dried parsley for garnish Add enough oil to cover […]

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Pomegranate Salad with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese

Pomegranate Salad

with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese One of my favorite winter salads. 1 cup shelled pomegranate seeds 4 cups arugula or spring greens 4 radishes sliced thin 4 baby bell peppers sliced thin 1 avocado, pitted and cut into slices ½ cup crumbled blue or goat cheese Pepitas for garnish (optional) Balsamic dressing Dress […]

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

An easy, tasty and healthy soup for that winter chill. 2 large yellow onions, sliced thin and rings separated 1 tbs. olive oil 1 tbs. butter 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce 1-quart organic chicken, beef or vegetable broth (beef is traditional) 2/3 cup grated Gruyere cheese 4 slices of French […]

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Ginger Lemon Tea

Ginger Lemon Tea

– makes a little more than 4 cups Delicious and soothing to upset tummies or just to warm you up. 2 tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice ½ cup of fresh ginger root 4 cups water Honey or agave to sweeten Prepare ginger by thinly slicing root and then chopping into small chunks. No need to […]

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parmesan-crisps

Parmesan Crisps

So dang easy to make and a great accompaniment to soups, salads or anything you want to fancy up. Also nice as a gift for your favorite foodie. 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour a heaping tablespoon of Parmesan onto a silicone or parchment paper lined baking sheet and […]

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Olive Pistachio Tapenade

This is nice added as a topping to crackers and cheese, on pizza and flatbread, or added to soups, pasta or sandwiches. It has an intense flavor so use lightly. ¾ cup rinsed, pitted olives, I like Kalamata but use what you like 1 cup packed baby arugula 3/4 cup roasted, shelled pistachios 3 tbs […]

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Chocolate Dipped, Candied Orange Peel

These are super easy but look very gourmet and make great gifts or after dinner treats. Orange peel from 3 -4 organic oranges 1 cup sugar. divided ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate melting chips or shaved baking bar Cut the oranges into quarters. Separate the peel from the pulp. Use the pulp for juice or eating. […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Raisin Cookies

¾ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ cup packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 3/4 cups rolled oats 1 cup raisins 1 cup chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees In a large […]

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Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Cauliflower Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Cauliflower Salad 3 cups chopped cauliflower, (could substitute with broccoli) ½ finely diced carrot ½ cup red bell pepper, diced into small chunks ¼ cup sliced basil Lightly toss above ingredients, add dressing, and enjoy. Dressing: 2 tablespoons olive or avocado oil 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons honey or agave 1 teaspoon […]

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Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts

1 lb. fresh green beans trimmed 4 shallots peeled and cut into thin slices 6 cloves garlic minced olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup parsley chopped 1/4 cup crushed walnuts. 1 teaspoon lemon zest Preheat oven to 425 F. Toss first five ingredients in a bowl and put them in a single […]

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New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp

1-pound raw shrimp, tails on ¼ cup Worcester sauce 2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning 1 tsp minced garlic 1 stick butter cubed French bread to accompany Combine shrimp, Worcester, lemon, seasoning, and garlic and cook in a skillet over medium heat just until shrimp turn pink, reduce heat and a […]

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Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

Citrus Rosemary Thyme Olives

  4 cups mixed olives of your choice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary removed from stem and chopped, can substitute with dried 2 tablespoons lemon juice Zest of 1/2 lemon 3 cloves garlic minced fine 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper, to taste Combine […]

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