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Olive Oil Mayo

Oct
2011
17

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INGREDIENTS: 1 egg yolk 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp vinegar (Ones to try: White, white wine or apple cider vinegar.) 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard Sea salt, to taste 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil INSTRUCTIONS: In a food processor, blend first 5 ingredients. With food processor running, slowly pour in oil. For best […]

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  6 Bell Peppers of assorted colors, cut off bottoms and remove seeds and membranes 2 cups brown rice, uncooked 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (I used Black beans only) 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can of diced green chiles 1-2 Tablespoons […]

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Comments Off on Almond Griddle Cakes with Cranberry Syrup

Serves: 4 Hands-on time: 20 minutes Total time: 20 minutes CATEGORY: vegetarian INGREDIENTS: CRANBERRY SYRUP 1/2 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon GRIDDLE CAKES 1/2 cup freshly ground unsalted almonds (TIP: Start with sliced or slivered almonds and grind in a coffee or spice grinder.) 1/2 tsp […]

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Comments Off on Minestrone With Turkey Meatballs and Escarole

Comment Prep: 15 mins Cook: 26 mins Makes: 4 servings  INGREDIENTS 2teaspoons olive oil 2carrots, sliced 1/4cup diced red onion 2garlic cloves, chopped Pinch plus 1/4 teaspoon salt 1teaspoon tomato paste Pinch chile pepper flakes 1small head escarole, cored and chopped 4cups low-sodium chicken stock 2cups water 3/4cup whole-wheat elbow pasta 12precooked frozen turkey meatballs 1/2cup canned navy beans 1teaspoon lemon juice 1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4cup grated […]

Veggie Spaghetti

Aug
2011
24

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Veggie Spaghetti 2 ozs Pasta (I use spaghetti and break it up in small pieces before I put it in boiling water).  Any type of Pasta works.  I use Rice Pasta for Gluten Free diet. 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper 1/2 cup English Cucumber 1/2 cup Grape Tomatoes 1/2 cup Carrots 1/4 cup green onions […]

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Egg Salad Bento Lunch This egg salad bento box is a hearty lunch and snack all in one. Spoon the egg salad into a lettuce “bowl” to keep it looking pretty and enjoy with cocktail bread and veggies. Toss banana and blueberries with yogurt to keep the bananas from turning brown. Save the chocolate chips […]

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Comments Off on Chile Relleno Casseroles

This is one of my favorite recipes.  I have 2 cups of raw veggies with it and a small fruit. Comes from Eating Well. Mini Chile Relleno Casseroles Everyone gets an individual portion with this vegetarian, Tex-Mex mini casserole. A normal-size casserole like this would take close to an hour to bake—these are ready in […]

Date Bars

Jul
2011
18

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Date Joy Bars:     Base ingredients:   8 ozs. mashed Dates (fresh Medjool dates) 1/2 cup walnuts   add: any 1 or more to your base   1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup carob chips 1/2 cup unsweetened dried fruit: cherries, mangos, etc.   Mix all ingredients in food processor, shape into balls, […]

Blackberry Tart

Jul
2011
18

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Blackberry Tart Blackberries are such a nutritious food. This recipe is a delicious way to incorporate them into a healthy dessert, so you can have them often. The natural sweetness of this unusual crust allows you to enjoy a tasty dessert without added sugar. Prep and Cook Time: around 30 minutes; chilling time: 3 hours  […]

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Avocado Enchiladas/Chicken Enchiladas This recipe originally called for Avocados, but my husband does not like them, so I make half of my enchiladas with Chicken and the other half with Avocados. This dish can be made early in the day, cover them and store them in the fridge and place in the oven when ready. […]

Tabouli

Apr
2011
12

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Lunch Idea Add: Chicken on the side and a small fruit GRAIN-FREE TABOULI In a large bowl combine: 1 head of cauliflower shredded in a food processor 2 fistfuls of parsley hand chopped 1 large cucumber peeled, seeded and diced 1 fistful of fresh mint, I had to resort to dried because the stupid grocery […]

Broccoli Salad

Apr
2011
11

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Lunch Idea: Chicken, Fish or Buffalo Meat Patty   4 c broccoli florets 1/2 c chopped red onion 3/4 c sunflower seeds 1 1/2 c seedless red grapes halved dressing 1/2 c light miracle whip 1/4 c EVOO 1/4 c agave 2 T white vinegar

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Comments Off on Strawberry Avocado Salad

  4 T honey 2 T olive oil 1 T cider vinegar 1 tsp lemon juice 2 cups torn salad greens 1 avocado – sliced 10 strawberries – sliced 1/2 c chopped pecans

Quinoa Chili

Feb
2011
21

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Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa (rinsed) 2 cups water 1 tablespoon oil 1 onion (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (chopped) 1 jalapeno pepper (chopped) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin (toasted and ground) 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 19 ounce cans black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 green bell pepper (cut into bit sized […]

Gnocchi

Feb
2011
21

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In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette. 6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 16-ounce […]

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Feb
2011
21

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Pasta Fagioli Soup 1 pound buffalo meat 1 large carrots -change:   make enough for there to be 1/4 cup per person in the recipe 3 stalks celery – change:  make enough for there to be 1/2 cup person in this recipe 2 14.5 oz diced tomatoes 1 can white beans 1 can tomato sauce […]

Ice Cream

Feb
2011
21

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Coconut Banana Ice Cream (Makes approximately 8 servings – 1/2 cup each) Ingredients 5 large bananas 1 can light coconut milk (15 oz. or close to it.) Directions Step 1 – Slice your bananas and place them in the freezer over night. Step 2 – Place frozen bananas and coconut milk in a food processor. Blend […]

Ranch Dressing

Feb
2011
21

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Ranch Dressing (Makes approximately 8 tbsp.) 5 tbsp. low-fat buttermilk 3 tbsp. non-fat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 tsp. onion powder 1/4 tsp. dried dill 1/2 ts. dried parsley 1/2 tsp. dried chives 1/2 tsp. salt Pepper to taste Directions Step 1 – Using a whisk, mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and […]

Red Lentil Soup

Feb
2011
21

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    Soup – Hyatt Hill Country Resort Red Lentil Chili The Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Windflower – The Hill Country Spa are at 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive. Hyatt Hill Country Resort Red Lentil Chili     2 carrots 1 medium zucchini 1 medium yellow squash 1/4 cup onion 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 […]

Black Bean Soup

Feb
2011
15

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This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. We make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day. 4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients * […]

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Chinese Cabbage Salad * Prep Time: 20 mins * Total Time: 20 mins * Servings: 5 About This Recipe “This is a quick, healthy, fresh and easy recipe to prepare. Parsley is high in Vitamin A and Iron and aids in healthy digestion.” Ingredients o 5 cups Chinese cabbage, shredded o 1 1/4 cups chopped […]

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