Winter Squash

Feel like you need to get out the hatchet to prepare those hard winter squashes for cooking? Place the whole squash on a greased tray, make shallow cuts in the surface, and roast in the oven at 350 until it gives when you press on it. Remove, let it cool slightly, cut it in half […]

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Coconut Fish Soup

Sounds weird but actually quite tasty. You could sub in leftover chicken if you’re not a fish fan. Cooking oil ½ cup chopped leek, shallot, or onion ¼ cup chopped orange, red, yellow or green bell pepper 2 cups kale, stems removed and chopped, leaves chopped separately 3 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp. cayenne or […]

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Toasted Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

Don’t toss those pumpkin or squash seeds. Toast them for a tasty treat, or add to soups and salads. Great for fiber, prostate health, and parasites. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Take rinsed pumpkin or squash seeds and blot dry with a dishtowel. Put into a bowl and add olive or avocado oil to coat. […]

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Apple Chutney

3 large tart cooking apples (such as green Granny Smith) peeled, cored, and chopped 1 small red or green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tbs grated orange peel 1 tbs grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp ground allspice Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan […]

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Apple Oatmeal Crisp

1 cup brown sugar 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup flour 1/2 cup melted butter 3 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples 2 tsp cinnamon Dash of nutmeg, coriander, and/or cloves (optional) Grease an 8 “pan. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, oats, flour, spices, and butter. Mix until crumbly. Mix apples with remaining ½ cup […]

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Best Ever Granola

1/3 cup honey or agave nectar (or to taste) 1/3 cup brown sugar “ 1 ½ tsp vanilla 2 cups oats 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup coconut 1 cup walnuts In saucepan cook honey, brown sugar, and vanilla over low heat until melted. Combine with dry, mixed ingredients and bake […]

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Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tasty appetizer or snack, easy and delicious. Serves 4 as an appetizer. 8 pieces of crostini – see recipe above 2 large or 4 small to medium ripe peaches 8 thin slices of prosciutto 4 oz goat cheese or feta, blue is also nice balsamic vinegar 2 tbs. fresh basil, chopped. Remove pits and chop […]

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Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta with Basil

2 small zucchinis, sliced sideways into discs Olive oil 2-3 cloves of Garlic – minced 1 small onion, diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced small, you could also use ¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup diced olives, I like kalamata, but whatever you like is fine. Salt and pepper Feta, goat, or other cheese of […]

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Melon and Avocado Salad

Serving for 2 people. 3-4 cups arugula or baby greens 1 slice melon of choice, seeded and cut into strips ½ cup Fava beans, black beans, cannellini beans, or another bean of choice, drained and rinsed Pickled onions or thinly sliced red onions Small carrot cut into disks ½ avocado sliced Goat or feta cheese […]

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Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad

Delicious, light but satisfying, and a great way to use your old bread and fresh veggies. ½ loaf of Italian or rustic bread, somewhat stale is ok, rock hard isn’t. Cut into bite-size cubes and toast in the oven at 350 until crisp. 2 cups chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped […]

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Saltine Toffee

I first tried this at my Mom’s and was quite impressed when she told me she made it. I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how easy it was and how delicious! Health food it isn’t, but it sure is tasty! 4 ounces saltine crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 […]

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One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

 2-3 generous servings 1 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced bell pepper 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 8 oz package organic frozen ravioli, cheese, veggie, mushroom, or butternut squash 2 – 3 cups packed fresh greens, arugula, spinach, super greens or […]

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