Not Your Ordinary Chicken Soup

It's no myth that chicken soup truly heals the body (and soul). Maybe that's why this cold weather has me yearning for my rich and nutritious homemade soup. My favorite, incredibly easy to make soup base is bone broth. So, what is bone broth, and why is it beneficial? Let's start with the benefits which [...]

Seared Asparagus with Ginger

Ingredients 1 lb fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 T organic, raw coconut oil, divided 2 T clarified butter (ghee) or pastured butter, divided 1 piece ginger (2 in.), peeled and sliced into matchsticks Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Directions Step 1 Heat 1 [...]

Crustless Quiche

Ingredients 6 eggs 1 cup unsweetened almond, or rice, or coconut milk ½ cup water 1 cup steamed broccoli 1/2 cup minced green onions 1/2 cup mushrooms, steamed or sautéed seasoning to taste (basil, oregano, cayenne, salt, pepper, etc) Directions Step 1 Note: Use any [...]

Shiitake Pate

Ingredients 9 oz shiitake mushrooms ¼ cup EVOO 1 T Herbes de Provence or mixed Italian herbs 1/8 cup sunflower seeds or walnuts Dash of sea salt Directions Step 1 Slow sauté mushrooms in 1/8 cup of oil and 1 T of herbs, until they create jus. Step 2 [...]

Shaved Organic Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake Mushrooms

Ingredients 12 ounces organic Brussels sprouts 2 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee or olive oil ½ yellow onion, minced 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1-1 ½ cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste Directions Step 1 Wash Brussels sprouts and remove stems. Step 2 . [...]

Crazy Easy Italian Chicken

Ingredients 2 boneless chicken breasts 1/2 tsp of each: basil, oregano, rosemary, garlic powder, pepper, paprika salt & pepper to taste Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 350º F. Step 2 Pound the chicken breasts to flatten. Generously sprinkle the herbs and spices on both sides of [...]

Curried Quinoa

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chicken/vegetable Broth 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 5 to 7 green onions, white and green parts, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
(optional); can be replace with currants salt
 and pepper to [...]

Collard Green Burrito

Ingredients 8 large collard green leaves 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 avocado, sliced 1 cup salsa […]

Cod with Mustard-Caper Sauce

Ingredients 2 T whole-grain mustard (use one without sugar) 1 T capers, drained 1 T chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 tsp dried 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 6-ounce pieces skinless, Alaskan cod or halibut 1 large head Bibb lettuce, torn 1 cucumber, thinly sliced ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced ¼ avocado, sliced [...]

Chili-Roasted Carrots

Ingredients 2 T coconut or olive oil 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 pounds carrots (10-12 medium), cut into 1/4-inch diagonal slices 2 T chopped fresh cilantro 2 T lime juice pinch of sea salt Directions Step 1 Position rack in lower third of [...]