Side Dishes

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 [...]

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 . [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cauliflower “Fried” Rice

Ingredients 1 small head cauliflower, cut into large pieces 1 egg 1 T water 2 T coconut oil or olive oil 2 T coconut oil or olive oil 4 scallions, sliced 2 carrots, shredded 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 T shredded fresh ginger 1 ½ tsp tamari or coconut aminos 1 tsp dark sesame [...]

Bone Broth

Ingredients . Bones - poultry, fish, shellfish, beef or lamb ◊ cooked bones from a previous meal, with or without skin or meat ◊ raw bones, with or without skin and meat (can be browned first for flavor) ◊ use a whole carcass or just parts (good choices include feet, ribs, necks [...]

Hot Brown Rice, Nuts, and Flax

Ingredients 1 C. cooked brown rice ½ C. unsweetened milk substitute ¼ tsp each ground nutmeg, cinnamon 8 Brazil nuts, chopped 2 T. ground flaxseeds optional: berries Directions Step 1 Over medium heat, in a medium sauce pan add the rice, milk, nutmeg and cinnamon. Step 2 Stir [...]

Broccoli Nut Spread

Ingredients 2 cloves of garlic 1 pinch ground black pepper 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 cup raw Brazil nuts 2 cups broccoli, chopped Cucumber slices for spread 1/2 tsp. almond extract Directions Step 1 In a Vitamix or food processor, process the garlic, pepper, and [...]