Roasted Zucchini

1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 T. coconut oil Sprinkling of Salt, Pepper, Garlic A few pinches of rosemary Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place coconut oil on a baking sheet and place pan in oven for a minute to melt the oil.  Once the coconut oil is melted, remove pan and…

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Fennel, Grapefruit, and Celery Salad

1-2 c.  romaine lettuce, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced thinly on diagonal 1/2 of a fennel bulb, cored, sliced thinly a few thinly sliced pieces of onion 1/2 of a grapefruit, segmented, juice squeezed over salad Layer ingredients in a bowl.  Then top with Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette or Stacey’s Salad Dressing.  Serves 1.

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Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

It seems so simple, baked chicken breast, but if not careful, chicken can end up dry.  This method will allow the chicken to be juicy.  Please pay attention to the cook time and observe the chicken to determine when it is done.  When the chicken feels firm, yet still has a slight give when pressed…

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Cilantro-Walnut Pesto

An alternative and equally delicious option for this pesto: replace cilantro in the recipe with an equal amount of another herb like basil, parsley, arugula or a combination of these. 6 c. cilantro, woody/tough stems removed, lightly packed into blender 1 c. walnuts 1 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 T.…

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Radish, Celery, and Green Apple Salad

2 celery stalks sliced thinly on the diagonal 1 bunch of radishes sliced into thin half moons 1/4 c. thinly sliced onion 1/2 of a green apple sliced thin 2 c. romaine lettuce chopped or 2 c. thinly sliced cabbage to make into a slaw Layer veggies in a salad bowl and dress with Sweet…

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A Date with Coconut Cookies

I was in the mood for a cookie.  We rarely keep packages of cookies in the house, so I had to make some.  With the ingredients I had handy, this is what I came up with.  They went down well. 2 dates rolled in coconut 1 tsp. chia seed 1/4 c. coconut flour dash of…

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Green Smoothie

1 c. coconut water 2 stalks celery 1 c. or a handful of mixed baby greens or spinach 1/2 of a green apple 2 T. flax seed (for added brightness in color and flavor, add a small handful of parsley) Chop celery and apple into large chunks in order for them to puree more easily. …

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Asian Ginger Salad Dressing

2 T. raw sugar or 1 T. honey 1/4 c. raw apple cider vinegar 1 T. rice wine vinegar 1 T. extra virgin olive oil 3-4 T. Braggs Amino Acids 1 tsp. dijon mustard 1 T. ketchup 1 garlic clove grated 3 inches grated ginger root pinch of red pepper flakes Whisk ingredients until sugar…

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Purple Smoothie

1 c. coconut water 1 large slice raw beet 1 c. mixed greens or a handful 1/2 c. frozen blueberries 1 sprig fresh basil 2 T. flax seeds Place ingredients in a Vitamix.  Start whirring on low speed gradually increasing to high, then flip the switch onto max speed.  Let Vitamix run for 30 seconds…

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Guac

1 avocado, cut in half, pit removed 1 clove garlic put through a garlic press or grated 1 thin slice yellow onion, finely chopped (about 2 T) 1 T. chopped cilantro half of a lime, juiced sea salt to taste To get the avocado out of the skin, take the tip of a knife and…

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